Betsy Myers received a Masters of Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in 1992 and a Doctorate of Health Sciences with an emphasis in orthopedics from the University of Indianapolis in 2013. She is an orthopedic certified specialist and an advanced credentialed clinical instructor. She is also a certified wound specialist and a certified lymphedema therapist. Dr. Myers is currently an Assistant Professor in the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Department of Physical Therapy where she teaches musculoskeletal tract and manages the pro-bono student-faculty clinic. Dr. Myers is the author of Wound Management: Principles and Practice, now in its third edition, as well as two chapters in the Integumentary Essentials:  Preferred Physical Therapist Practice Patterns. She has given numerous local and regional presentations on orthopedics, wound management, and oncology. Dr. Myers has worked in a variety of clinical settings within regional hospital systems including: acute care, transitional care, a rehabilitation unit, general out-patient care, sports medicine, aquatic therapy, and a diabetic foot clinic. Dr. Myers’ passion for orthopedics is clear form her current projects involving functional performance testing in collegiate athletes. 

 

Education

B. A. Neurobiology and Physiology, Northwestern University

Masters of Physical Therapy, Northwestern University

Masters of Health Sciences, University of Indianapolis

Doctorate of Health Sciences, University of Indianapolis

 

Certifications

Orthopedic Certified Specialist

Certified Wound Specialist

Certified Lymphedema Specialist

Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor

Credentialed Clinical Instructor

 

Specialty Teaching Areas

Orthopedics

Wound Management

Therapeutic Exercise

Differential Diagnosis

Lymphedema Management

 

Academic, Clinical, and Professional Experience

St. Francis Health System, Outpatient Rehabilitation, Tulsa, OK, 2008-present

St. John Health System, Outpatient Rehabilitation, Tulsa, OK, 2002-2008

Rehab Results Group, Decatur, GA, 2001-2002

Bloomington Hospital and Healthcare System, Bloomington, IN 1993-2001

Instructor, University of Indianapolis, Krannert School of Physical Therapy, 1997-2000

Graduate Assistant, University of Indianapolis, Krannert School of Physical Therapy, 1996

Lecturer/Laboratory Instructor, Indiana University, Department of Physical Therapy, 1993-1995

 

Research and Clinical Interests

Lower Extremity Functional Performance Testing

Orthopedics

 

Professional Service and Awards

Citation of Appreciation and Recognition, OK House of Representatives

Teacher of the Year, Krannert School of Physical Therapy

 

Community Service

Iron Man Chattanooga Medical Tent Volunteer, 2016

Tulsa Tough Medical Staff Volunteer, 2006-2015

Breast Cancer Network of Strength Tristate Physical Therapy Representative, 2008-2012

Volunteer, Tulsa high school physicals, 2002-2008

Northwestern University Alumni Association, 2006-2012

Volunteer, Canal do Anil, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Physical Therapy Clinic, 2007

Stephen’s Minister, First United Methodist Church, Bloomington, IN, 1997-2001

Habitat for Humanity, 1997-2000

Gus Macker Medical Staff Volunteer, 1997-2000