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Nancy Fell, PT, PhD, NCS Emeritus
Department Head, Guerry Professor of Physical Therapy and UC Foundation Professor
Physical Therapy
  203-H Mapp Building


 • BS, Physical Therapy; St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO; 1987
• MHS, Physical Therapy; Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO; 1992
• PhD, Motor Control & Learning; University of Tennessee at Knoxville; 2001


• ABPTS Neurologic Clinical Specialist Emeritus
• APTA Clinical Instructor Certification
• Competency in Vestibular Rehabilitation, Emory University and APTA

Specialty Teaching Areas

• Neuroscience
• Adult Neurologic Rehabilitation
• Medical and Surgical Conditions Management

Academic, Clinical, and Professional Experience

• Faculty, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Physical Therapy, 1995-present
• PRN Staff Physical Therapist, Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation, 1996-2000, 2007-2015
• 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

• Stroke Recurrence Prevention and Recovery with iPhone App Facilitation: “mStroke”
• Sitting Balance Measurement: The Sitting Balance Assessment Tool (SitBAT)
• Adult Neurorehabilitation

 Professional Service

Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy, APTA. Member, Board of Directors and Secretary. 2014-present. 


• Guerry Professor of Physical Therapy, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 2019
• Lucy Blair Service Award, American Physical Therapy Association, 2016
• 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
• UC Foundation Professor, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Department of Physical Therapy, 2005-Present