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PT prof to appear on CBS ‘Sunday Morning’


Watch the full segment (10 min.)
Watch Dr. Combs-Miller’s interview (2 min.)

This weekend’s episode of CBS News Sunday Morning is expected to feature an interview with Dr. Stephanie Combs-Miller, associate professor in the Krannert School of Physical Therapy and director of research for the College of Health Sciences.

Veteran journalist Lesley Stahl, whose husband has Parkinson’s disease, interviewed Combs-Miller for a story on Rock Steady Boxing, a therapy approach developed here in Indianapolis and now spreading internationally. Research by Dr. Combs-Miller and her students provided the first scientific evidence that the boxing therapy can be more beneficial than other forms of exercise in helping Parkinson’s patients maintain and improve their physical ability and quality of life.

Combs-Miller, who earned her master’s degree in Physical Therapy at UIndy, was flown to New York City in June for the interview with Stahl. Read about it here.

The producer of the Sunday Morning segment says it is scheduled to be this week’s cover story and should start at the top of the show, which airs locally at 9 a.m. Sunday on WTTV-CBS4.