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  • The DPT program welcomes two new faculty members!  Jonathan Ulrich, PT, DPT, OCS accepted a position beginning July 2018.  Jon graduated from Northeastern University in 2006 with his Master’s degree and from Shenandoah University in 2017 with his Doctorate.  He has worked as an adjunct faculty member at Shenandoah University in the Therapeutic Exercise series.  His clinical experience is primarily in outpatient orthopedics in both a clinical and management role with Physiotherapy Associates/Select Physical Therapy (NovaCare).  He also has experience as a traveling PT in a variety of settings.   Jon is an ABPTS Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist through Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars.   Jon currently will be assisting in Applied Anatomy, Foundations in Human Movement, Musculoskeletal course series, and Healthcare Systems & Policy.

    Matt Caster DPT, OCS, CHT has joined our department in August 2018. Matt graduated from Chatham University in 2008. He has worked as an adjunct at his alma mater teaching primarily orthopedics.  His clinical experience is in outpatient private practice where he served as a clinic director with both Allegheny Chesapeake Physical Therapy and Pivot Physical Therapy. He enjoys treating complex musculoskeletal cases and fabrication of upper extremity splints .  Matt became board certified in orthopedics in 2013 and became a Certified Hand Therapist in 2018. He is also a credentialed clinical instructor by the APTA. Matt is passionate about evidence based practice and promoting the role of direct access within the profession. Outside of work, Matt and his wife Jillian enjoy many outdoor sports and are looking forward to a snowy Erie winter so they can visit the nearby slopes! Matt currently will be assisting in Foundations in Human Movement, Essentials of Physical Therapy Practice, and  the Musculoskeletal series courses.

    The faculty are excited to have both Jon and Matt join our department!