Doctor of Physical Therapy Faculty & Staff


Ted Laska, PT, DPT, OCS, CIDN

Ted is a part time Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Wheeling Jesuit University. He has 32 years of experience in the clinic, with twenty five years in the academic setting.

Ted holds a Clinical Specialization in Orthopedics from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Academy of Physical Education in Krakow, Poland. He earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Chatham University in Pittsburgh in May 2009.Ted obtained Integrative Dry Needling Certification in 2013.
Ted's primary employment is at Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital as a Program Manager for Outpatient Rehabilitation. His primary teaching responsibilities include Term I-VII Clinical Science, as well as student advisor for professional growth and research.

Ted is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. He also completed all levels of coursework at the North American Institute for Orthopedic Manual Therapy. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

SCIENTIFIC and PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

"The effect of Swimming on the Rehabilitation of a Reverse Sholder Arthroplasty:Case Study" Poster presentation at West Virginia State Conference Sonewall Resort , WV April 20-22 2018

"Physical Therapy Case Report for Accessory Nerve Injury Complicated by Adhesive Capsulitis."Platform presentation.
Combined Section Meetings . APTA org. San Antonio TX. February 14-18 2001

Research project at OVMC: "Unweighted ambulation in treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis "July . 2001

"Safe Lifting Techniques and Wheelchair Transfers" Prevention Program for Medical Professionals Nurses Auditorium, Ohio Valley Medical Center Wheeling WV. June 13.2000

"Etiology of the Lumbar Spine Pain and Prevention" Belmont County Engineers Belmont, OH, April 28.2000

"Fibromyalgia , Physical Therapy Intervention" Mason Rehab Center.  Wheeling WV, 26059 , October 20.1999

"Exercises for the Geriatric Population" Presented to American Association of Retired People White Palace, Wheeling, WV, May 27, 1999

"Cervicogenic Headache Diagnosis and Treatment" Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, WV, March 18, 1998

"Serial Casting in the Management of Survivors of Brain Injury" Wheeling Jesuit College, Wheeling, WV, November, 1993

"Traumatic Brain Injury, Spasticity Management Serial Casting" West Virginia University, Health Sciences Center, Charleston, West Virginia, May 7, 1993

"Gait Training and Assistive Devices Utilized During Ambulation" West Liberty State College, West Liberty, WV, October 16, 1992

Masters thesis entitled: "An Attempt at Explaining the Action of Muscular Synergism in Patients with Hemiparesis and Global Aphasia during the Process of Rehabilitation"

NON-PEER REVIEVED PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS:

Luau Manor, Wheeling March 2.2017
"Prevalence of low back pain in elderly population, and simple exercises to reduce likelihood of onset of low back pain"

Petropolis Tower Wheeling March 27.2017
"Debility, a natural process occurring with aging, and prevention of muscle loss through functional exercises."

Booker T Wheeling April 12.2017
"Prevalence of low back pain in elderly population ,and simple exercises to reduce likelihood of onset of low back pain"

Garden Park, Warwood May 5.2017

"Debility, a natural process occurring with aging, and prevention of muscle loss through functional exercises."

RESEARCH & GRANT ACTIVITY

Authored by Peter Zatezalo, Tadeusz Laska " Role of education in injury prevention" (2013)

Authored by Tadeusz Laska, Josh Banks, Matt Taylor and Chad Fujiyoshi " Effects of Diurnal Variation on Power Output" (2014)

Authored by Tadeusz Laska, Mariana Davida, Chelsea Griffiths, Margared McDowell " Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty in Geriatric Swimmer" - Case Study (2015)

Authored by Thycnhi Nguyen, Mark Drnach, Tadeusz Laska "Competence of Physical Therapist from different backgrounds in the accurate interpretation of ankle radiographs." (2017)

Authored by : Jennifer Castello, Chelsie Myer, Taylor Scudiere, Tadeusz Laska "Core Muscle Strength Among the Physical Therapy Students-Are We Ready for Bariatric Patients? " (2018)

Authored by: Jordan Fuller, Joshua Lee, Tadeusz Laska "Effectiveness of a simple home exercise program with 100% compliance for strength development" , a randomized controlled trial. (2018)