Chattanooga State Co-hosts 7th Annual Physical Therapy Forum

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
PTA program director Caroline Rogers presents the PTA Alumni of the Year award to 2006 graduate and inventor of CPR Life Wrap to Felicia Jackson.
PTA program director Caroline Rogers presents the PTA Alumni of the Year award to 2006 graduate and inventor of CPR Life Wrap to Felicia Jackson.

Chattanooga State Community College co-hosted the 7th annual joint UTC/ ChattState Physical Therapy Forum at UTC on Thursday, Jan. 26. Forum guest speaker, Dr. Shirley Sahrmann, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA, is a renowned teacher, faculty emeritus, researcher, and clinician from the St. Louis School of Medicine. Her topic, “The Human Movement System: Our Professional Identity,” was presented to more than 300 faculty and students, as well as clinical instructors who give freely of their time to educate students in a clinical setting.

During the forum, ChattState presented its PTA Alumni of the Year award to Felicia Jackson. She is a 2006 graduate of the Physical Therapist Assistant program and inventor of the CPR Life Wrap. Edge Magazine, GPS “Mad, Bad and Dangerous” entrepreneurial summit for women, News 12, and NewsChannel 9’s “Made in Our Hometown” have all recognized Felicia for her invention. Felicia is a graduate of LAUNCH Business Entrepreneurship Academy, was selected by the Company Lab (CoLab) as one of its four startups in 2016, and she received the Best General Business Award from “Will This Float?” Most recently she was honored at the Urban League’s Entrepreneur Power Luncheon, which celebrates minority and female-owned businesses and she received recognition for running the “Emerging Business of the Year.”

The National Health Care Corporation, TruMedical Solutions, ATI Physical Therapy, Life Care Centers of America, Magister Corporation, UT Erlanger Orthopedics and BenchMark Physical Therapy sponsored the 2017 PTA Forum.

ChattState PTA students and faculty pose with PTA Forum guest speaker, Dr. shirley Sahrmann.
ChattState PTA students and faculty pose with PTA Forum guest speaker, Dr. shirley Sahrmann.


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