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Nancy Fell, PhD, PT, NCS Emeritus
UC Foundation Professor
Physical Therapy
  Mapp Building



  • B.S.         St. Louis University School of Medicine
  • M.H.S.    Washington University School of Medicine
  • Ph.D.      University of Tennessee at Knoxville 



  • ABPTS Neurologic Clinical Specialist Emeritus
  • APTA Clinical Instructor Certification
  • Competency in Vestibular Rehabilitation


Specialty Teaching Areas

  • Neuroscience, Adult Neurologic Rehabilitation, Medical and Surgical Condition Management


Academic, Clinical, and Professional Experience

  • UC Foundation Professor, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Department of Physical Therapy, 2005-Present
  • PRN Staff Physical Therapist, Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation, 1996-2000, 2007-Present
  • PRN Staff Physical Therapist, Benchmark Physical Therapy, 2003-2007
  • Director, Physical Therapy; Physical Therapist, Neuro-Trauma Team Leader, Clinical Education Coordinator, Chattanooga Rehabilitation Hospital/HealthSouth, 1992-1996, 2000-2001
  • Staff Physical Therapist (Senior Therapist), Neurology, Irene Walter Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, Washington University School of Medicine, 1987-1992


Research and Clinical Interests

  • Adult Neurologic Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Recurrence Prevention and Recovery with iPhone App Facilitation
  • Sitting Balance Measurement: The Sitting Balance Assessment Tool (SitBAT)
  • Professional Image for a Doctoring Profession
  • Academic Integrity
  • Use of Mental Practice in Physical Therapy


Professional Service and Awards

  • Outstanding Leadership and Service Award, Neurology Section, American Physical Therapy Association, 2012
  • The Stanford Award: Most influential article in the Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 2011
  • Outstanding Alumni Award: Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine, Program in Physical Therapy, 2009
  • Outstanding Professional Service Award, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Health, Education and Professional Studies, 2009 & 2012


Community Service

  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society