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All timeline stories in the 1980’s.

1989-Carol Jo Tichenor

Carol Jo Tichenor ("CJ") becomes the third Program Director. She directs the program from 1989-2014. During this time she steers the program through major funding issues and changes in the physical therapy job market. Factors such as the expanding amount…

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1981-Fran Finney

Fran Finney becomes the second Program Director in 1981. The KFH Community Benefits Division grants permanent funding status to the program, allowing Fran to develop training sites in Fremont, San Francisco and Oakland. University affiliations were expanded, tuition reimbursement encouraged…

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1980-Choosing a Foundation

Feedback from alumni strongly suggests that clinical reasoning, the foundation of Australian Approach, makes the greatest impact on their ability to manage patients. As described by Barbara Stevens: “Even in the beginning of the program when McKenzie’s influence as well…

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