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Education

  • B.S.     University of New England
  • M.S.     Boston University
  • Ph.D.   University of Tennessee at Knoxville
  • D.P.T.   University of Tennessee at Chattanooga   

Certifications

  • Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist
  • APTA Clinical Instructor Certification
  • Certified in Dry Needling
  • Certified in Canine Rehabilitation

Specialty Teaching Areas

  • Physical Agents, Electrotherapeutic Modalities, Research Methods, Orthopaedics, Gait Analysis, Canine Rehabilitation, Dry Needling

Academic, Clinical, and Professional Experience

  • UTC Professor since 1990
  • Adjunct Professor, UT College of Veterinary Medicine, 2001- present
  • Adjunct Professor, NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, 2003 -present
  • Co-Chair, UT Canine Rehabilitation Certificate Program 
  • Part-time Physical Therapist at multiple Chattanooga clinics 1990-present
  • Physical Therapist, Boston University Clinic 1988-1990
  • Physical Therapist, Charlton Memorial Hospital 1986-1988

Research and Clinical Interests

  • 3D Motion Analysis, Gait Analysis, Biomodeling, Canine and Equine Rehabilitation, Ultrasound, Electrical Stimulation, Thermotherapy, Dry Needling, Phonophoresis, Therapeutic Lasers, Orthopaedics, Chronic Pain.

Professional Service and Awards

  • Co-chair, APTA Section on Research, Evidence based practice SIG taskforce on curricular recommendations 2012-2014
  • APTA Section on Research Awards Committee 2013-2016 
  • UTC/CHEPS Elizabeth Dalton Award 2013
  • Elected to UTC Council of Scholars 2007
  • Elected to Alpha Society (Alpha Scholastic Honor Society) 2006
  • Distinguished Service Award, Orthopaedic Section, APTA 2004
  • University of Tennessee Canine Rehabilitation Certificate program,Best Programming Award - Learning Resource Network  2003
  • Award of Excellence for 2003, Tennessee Occupational Therapy Association
  • Mary McMillan Scholarship Award, American Physical Therapy Association
  • IAVRPT board of directors 2006-2012
  • Scientific Committee Chair-7th International Symposium on Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy in Veterinary Medicine, 2012 (University of Vienna)
  • Scientific Committee Chair- 6th International Symposium on Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy in Veterinary Medicine, 2010 (Auburn University)
  • Scientific Committee Chair-5th International Symposium on Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy in Veterinary Medicine, 2008 (University of Minnesota)
  • External Research Grant Reviewer- Orthopedic Section, American Physical Therapy Association, 2007-2009
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