Jocelyn Newell, PT, DPT, MPT

Jocelyn Jarzynski Newell, PT and author for the Rifton Adaptive Mobility BlogJocelyn Newell, PT, DPT, MPT is currently employed as a pediatric physical therapist with Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland with twenty years of school-based experience. She graduated from University of Maryland Baltimore with a Master of Physical Therapy degree (1997) and went on to receive her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Temple University (2006). Jocelyn has extensive experience in working with children with severe and profound multiple disabilities. She has worked in many school settings including early childhood and regional schools, as well as elementary, middle, and high schools. Jocelyn received certification as a Mobility Opportunities Via Education (MOVE) Site Trainer in 1998 and is currently certified as a MOVE International Trainer. She has provided many trainings and inservices focusing on the incorporation of functional mobility skills into daily school routines through the use of the transdisciplinary model.

PT/OT Homing in on Segmental Trunk Support for Better Control September 27, 2018 by Jocelyn Newell, PT, DPT, MPT
While many in the therapy community have not heard (yet) about SATCo, it’s a valuable new assessment that looks at trunk control. SATCo stands for Segmental Assessment of Trunk Control and it is a specific method of determining the level at which an individual loses postural control. We speak of “segmental assessment” because during evaluation we progressively change the level of trunk support at seven distinct levels.