Guillermo “Bill” Cutrone, PT, DSc, OCS, Cert.MDT, FAAOMPT graduated with a physical therapy degree from University of Buenos Aires, Argentina (1994). He completed his Doctor of Science in Orthopedic Physical Therapy at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, UT (2006), and his fellowship with Evidence in Motion (2010), which engaged him in his career path toward clinical research and mentoring physical therapists seeking specialization in orthopedic manual physical therapy. Dr. Cutrone has shared his passion with English and Spanish speaking colleagues by actively participating in research meetings as presenter in the USA and abroad. He has advocated for international Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy education by actively collaborating with the AAOMPT, and the IFOMPT Americas Regional Group. Dr. Cutrone’s research is in the area of physical therapy treatment of spine pain. He received the John Medeiros Distinguished Author Award for the most impactful article published in JMMT (2010), and the Anthony D. Certo Award by the Indiana Chapter of the APTA for his professional achievements (2014). Dr. Cutrone serves as Assistant Professor and Director of Student Affairs for the South College DPT Program.
Justin Dunaway, PT, DPT, OCS received his doctorate in physical therapy from Youngstown State University in 2010. Dr. Dunaway earned his board certification as an orthopedic clinical specialist in 2013. He has also attained certifications in spinal thrust manipulation, extremity thrust manipulation, dry needling and the Therapeutic Pain Specialist designation. Dr. Dunaway has spent his career working in outpatient orthopedics with a focus on patients with spine pain, headaches, and persistent pain. Dr. Dunaway has a passion for teaching and has taught weekend seminars in manual therapy and clinical reasoning for most of his career. Currently, he teaches post graduate seminars on spinal manipulation and the management of patients with persistent pain for the Institute of Clinical Excellence. Dr. Dunaway is the co-founder and president of STAND: The Haiti Project, which is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to provide sustainable rehabilitative care to the people of Haiti. In 2020 Dr. Dunaway received the American Physical Therapy Association’s Humanitarian Award for his work in Haiti. Dr. Dunaway serves as Assistant Professor in the South College School of Physical Therapy.
Kareaion Eaton, PT, DPT, CWS holds a DPT degree (transitional doctorate) from Alabama State University (2010), a MS in Physical Therapy from the University of Mobile (1999), and a BS degree from Auburn University (1997). She is a Certified Wound Specialist through the American Board of Wound Management. Dr. Eaton’s prior academic experience includes an appointment as Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education at the University of South Alabama. She has practiced in a variety of healthcare settings including outpatient, home health, acute care, skilled nursing, inpatient rehabilitation and pediatrics. She was dedicated to developing clinical education programs during her prior clinical experiences as the Site Coordinator for Clinical Education. Dr. Eaton also served as the Southeast Regional Membership Representative for the APTA Section on Women’s Health from 2015-2019. She has presented at national and international conferences and her current clinical interests include wound management and pelvic health. Her research interests include clinical education and pelvic health rehabilitation. Dr. Eaton serves as Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education.
Timothy Flynn, PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT, FAPTA is board certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (OCS), a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT), a Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association (FAPTA), and a frequent presenter at state, national, and international meetings. Dr. Flynn is widely published including 5 textbooks, 6 book chapters, over 85 peer-reviewed manuscripts on orthopaedics, biomechanics, and manual therapy issues. Awards include the James A. Gould Excellence in Teaching Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, Richard W. Bowling – Richard E. Erhard Orthopaedic Clinical Practice Award, the Steven J. Rose Excellence in Research (twice), the AAOMPT Outstanding Research Award (twice), and the Distinguished Alumnus- Marquette University Program in Physical Therapy. Dr. Flynn is a past President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists and an Editor for the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT). Dr. Flynn is a principal in Evidence in Motion (EIM) an educational company dedicated to elevating the physical therapy profession. He is an owner and maintains an active clinical practice focusing on chronic pain disorders at Colorado in Motion (www.ColoradoInMotion.com). Dr. Flynn is a Professor in the School of Physical Therapy where he teaches in the area of musculoskeletal management, chronic pain, and evidence based practice.
Roberta “Bertie” Gatlin, PT, DSc, PCS graduated from University of Memphis in 1986 with a BS in Special Education and from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Department of Physical Therapy in 1989 with a BS in Physical Therapy. She completed her Doctorate of Science with an emphasis in Neurological and Pediatric Physical Therapy in 2013. She received her Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialty in 2001 and recertification in 2011. Her experience draws from over 30 years in the field of pediatric physical therapy. Bertie’s experience encompasses physical therapy within the NICU, developmental follow-up clinic and outpatient pediatrics servicing all populations. Her research has focuses on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, wound care practices for the premature infant in a NICU setting and interprofessional experiences for entry level physical and occupational therapy students within simulated neonatal intensive care settings. Bertie currently holds the Secretary position for the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association Executive Committee, Finance Committee member and Neonatology Special Interest Group’s Vice-Chair position for the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Gatlin serves as Director of Admissions and Associate Professor for the School of Physical Therapy.
Sarah Harrison, PT, DPT, CCS earned her DPT from the University of Washington in 2011 and has extensive experience in the acute care hospital environment, as well as inpatient rehabilitation and cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy. She completed a Fellowship in Critical Care Physical Therapy at the University of Chicago in 2014, going on to help train staff and develop early ICU mobility and rehabilitation programs in hospitals in Chicago, Denver, and Seattle. She earned Board Certification in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy in 2016 and has assisted with cardiovascular and pulmonary education as well as burn and integumentary education at several DPT programs in Illinois, University of Colorado in Denver as well as the South College DPT program from 2015-2018. She has specialized training in burn rehabilitation including wound care, casting and splinting, and has experience in 3 different burn centers in Seattle and Chicago. As core faculty at South College, Dr. Harrison seeks to bring the perspectives of many experiences from different regions of the country and different areas of PT practice. Having seen the significant racial and socioeconomic disparities present across the country in both patients and employees in healthcare settings, she has a special interest in fostering diversity, equality, and inclusion in the future of the physical therapy profession. Dr. Harrison serves as Assistant Professor with the School of Physical Therapy.
Dr. Darren Hearn defended his PhD dissertation at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in December 2020. He holds a DPT from the University of St. Augustine (2007), an MPH from UNC, Chapel Hill (2016), and a BS from the United States Military Academy, West Point (2002). He is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist and has practiced in a variety of settings with the vast majority of his experience being with outpatient orthopedics and as part of a human performance teams. Dr. Hearn has proudly served the US Army in a variety of positions since 2002, most recently as the deputy director of human performance at Fort Bragg, NC. His academic experience includes teaching classes in Emergency Response to Athletic Injury and Illness and Anatomy while a PhD student at UNC and as part time adjunct faculty at the Baylor PT program assisting in Therapeutic Intervention and Health Promotion and Fitness. He is passionate about engaging with students and using data integration to improve performance, therapeutic approaches, and education. Dr. Hearn is humbled and excited to serve as an Assistant Professor.
Lindsey Hughey, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT graduated from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia with her bachelor’s in health science and doctorate in physical therapy (2010). Since graduation, she has worked with orthopedic populations in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. Dr. Hughey is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist (OCS) and Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT). She received her fellowship training through Evidence in Motion (2016). She has a passion for clinical excellence and evidenced based practice and loves to share this passion through teaching DPT students and mentoring fellows in training. She is a member of the APTA and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). Dr. Hughey currently practices part-time in her out of network private practice, called drive PT where she treats mainly CrossFit athletes and chronic pain. Dr. Hughey’s research interests include the effects of therapeutic alliance and therapeutic exercise dosage on patient outcomes. Dr. Hughey serves as Assistant Professor in the School of Physical Therapy where she teaches in the area of musculoskeletal management, integrative pain science, and mindful patient practice.
Mike Jones, PT, DPT, MHS, OCS, MTC holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (2013) from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, a Master of Health Science in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (2011) from the University of Indianapolis, and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (2000) from Indiana University. He is a Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as well as being Manual Therapy Certified through the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. An experienced clinician with broad exposure to working with a variety of patient populations, Dr. Jones’ primary clinical interests lie in the management of patients with musculoskeletal disorders. His research interests include inquiry into cognitive and non-cognitive factors as predictors of success in entry-level DPT education as well as investigating the utility of multiple modes of instruction in anatomy for physical therapy students in a hybrid DPT program. He has taught in entry-level physical therapy education programs, post-professional orthopaedic residency programs, and continuing education courses for physical therapists. Dr. Jones serves as an Assistant Professor for the South College DPT Program.
Caitlin Kothe, PT, DPT, MS, CSCS, received a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Washington University in St Louis. Her education at the university’s Program in Physical Therapy was based on the Movement System Impairment method, which focuses on exercise and postural training to change faulty movement patterns during daily activities to improve function and assist in pain management. Caitlin completed her undergraduate education at Miami University in Ohio, where she was a member of the Varsity Synchronized Skating and Collegiate Figure Skating teams. She then received an M.S. in Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, specializing in neuromuscular control patterns of the ankle. She is a guest lecturer for the DPT program at Washington University in St. Louis on topics related to pain neuroscience and performing arts physical therapy. Caitlin is active in outpatient practice and has a dual emphasis on both chronic pain management throughout the lifespan and performing artists with acute and chronic injuries. Originally from Santa Rosa, California, she moved to the Knoxville area last year with her husband and two children in tow, and she now serves as an Instructor for the School of Physical Therapy at South College.
Monica Krogmann, PT, MA, DPT holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Arcadia University (2014), a Master of Arts degree in Physical Education from the University of Central Florida (2000), and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Florida (1993). Her clinical practice of nearly 25 years has been primarily with the pediatric population, ranging from acute care management to return to sport rehabilitation. Her special interests include torticollis, burn care, spasticity management and traumatic brain injury. She is an APTA Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor and has served as Clinical Coordinator for Clinical Education for DPT students in the pediatric hospital setting. She has presented at conferences and in DPT programs on a variety of pediatric topics. Dr. Krogmann was primary faculty as Academic Coordinator for Clinical Education and Assistant Professor in a Physical Therapist Assistant program before joining South College as an Assistant Professor. She teaches in the areas of pediatrics, acute care management, and neuromuscular practice.
Stephen McDavitt PT, DPT, MS, FAAOMPT, FAPTA received a B.S. and M.S. degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University and his Doctorate in PT from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) and a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). For over 40 years Dr. McDavitt has been practicing in outpatient orthopaedics. He has held PT faculty positions at Boston University, University of New England, and the University of St. Augustine. Steve is an Assistant Professor at South College, School of Physical Therapy in Knoxville, Tennessee, and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Mercer University, College of Health Professions in Atlanta, Georgia. In professional service, Dr. McDavitt is a member of APTA’s Scientific and Practice Affairs Advisory Committee, APTA Manual Therapy Workgroup and is the President of the AAOMPT Board of Trustees of the AAOMPT Foundation for Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. He served APTA for 2 terms as President of the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and two terms as a Director on the APTA Board of Directors. Nationally, he is also recognized for his stewardship as AAOMPT Chair of the Practice Affairs Committee and as its Vice President. Dr. McDavitt’s earlier APTA positions have included being Chair of the APTA Manipulation Task Force and Chair of the Orthopedic Section Practice Committee. For more than 30 years, he has been involved with physical therapist practice outreach initiatives across advocacy, scope of practice, standards, education, regulation and payment in almost every state.
Carrie Minahan, PT, DPT, MS, NCS holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy from The Sage Colleges (2010), a Masters of Science in Neurological Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital Institution of Health Professions (1998) and a Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy from University of Vermont (1994). She is Neurological Specialty Board Certified (NCS) through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties since 2001. Dr. Minahan’s clinical certifications and primary patient care interests within neurology are vestibular rehabilitation, hippotherapy, with special interest in balance disorders and brain injury. Her research interests are related to physical therapy neurological interventions specific to motor control/motor learning, and teaching and learning within DPT education with a neuroscience focus. She has taught in entry level DPT education since 2010 as adjunct and core full time faculty in areas of gross anatomy, pathology, advanced neurological interventions, clinical neuroscience, and neurological patient care management. Dr. Minahan serves as an Assistant Professor and Director of Curriculum – June Cohort in the South College DPT program.
Nicole Miranda, PT, DPT completed the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Regis University in 2008 and has been engaged as Affiliate Faculty and a Guest Lecturer at Regis University since 2005. She graduated with a master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Hahnemann University in 1995 and received a BA in Biology and Spanish from Bucknell University in 1991. Dr. Miranda’s clinical specialty involves complex neurological and vestibular rehabilitation as well as rehabilitation following lower extremity limb loss, working with all ages from pediatrics through geriatrics. Her clinical practice spans acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation, private practice and home healthcare. In response to rising concussion awareness, Dr. Miranda participated in the development and presentation of a national concussion course over 5 years through the APTA Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy and was recognized as a 2019 APTA Colorado Chapter PT of the Year for her legislative and advocacy contributions to Return to Play regulations for youth sports. She is an Assistant Professor at South College and is currently developing and testing an innovative Clinical Decision Support Tool.
Jeff Moore, PT, DPT, MTC, Cert-SMT, OCS, CSCS, FAAOMPT received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree with high honors from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in St. Augustine, Florida. After graduation he completed a rigorous spine and extremity program with Dr. Stanley Paris culminating in his receipt of the Manual Therapy Certification (MTC). He then pursued another post graduate degree, this time from the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy, which trains clinicians to become experts in performing spinal manipulation. In 2011 Dr. Moore passed comprehensive written, oral, and practical exams which tested his knowledge and skills in spinal thrust manipulation resulting in his being granted the spinal manipulation certification (cert-SMT). In 2012 Dr. Moore became an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) and in 2014 a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) through Evidence In Motion. Most recently he was awarded the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialization (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the CrossFit Level 1 certification (CF-L1) through CrossFit INC. Clinically, Dr. Moore has spent the past ten years working exclusively in outpatient orthopedics. From 2008 to 2011 Dr. Moore practiced in Bozeman, MT from 2011 to 2016 in in Iron Mountain, MI., and at present is employed with Colorado In Motion located in Windsor, CO. While not working with patients in Colorado Dr. Moore is carrying out duties as the Chief Executive Officer of Institute of Clinical Excellence through which he teaches 40+ weekend seminars developing excellence in orthopedic physical therapy across the United States and Canada. Dr. Moore serves as Assistant Professor with the School of Physical Therapy.
J.J. Mowder-Tinney PT, PhD, NCS, c/NDT, CSRS, CEEAA received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Colorado – Boulder and her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from University of Miami in Florida. She completed her doctorate in physical therapy at Nova Southeastern University. She has over 25 years of experience in a multitude of clinical settings with the majority of experience working with people with neuromuscular deficits. She is board certified in Neurologic Physical Therapy (NCS), is certified in Neuro-Developmental Treatment (c/NDT), received her Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist (CSRS) from the American Stroke Association, certified as an Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA) from the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy and is a PT faculty scholar of the Parkinson’s Foundation. Dr. Mowder conducts nationwide seminars on the Treatment of Patients with Neurological deficits, Spinal Cord injuries, Balance challenges, Motor learning and Exercise Prescription for the Aging Adult. In 2017, she was the recipient of the Award for Excellence in Neurologic Education from the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Mowder-Tinney is a Professor in the School of Physical Therapy.
Christina Myers, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT, FAAOMPT received her Master of Physical Therapy degree from Elon College (2001) and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (2010) and is currently a Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy candidate with Bellin College. Dr. Myers completed OMPT fellowship training with Evidence in Motion and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT). She is a board certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy (OCS) and certified in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (Cert. MDT). Dr. Myers also teaches post-professionally through Upstream Rehab Institute’s OMPT fellowship, orthopedic residency, and continuing education courses. Her research interests include clinical education, the relationship between therapeutic alliance and outcomes as well as chronic opioid utilization post-lumbar surgery. Dr. Myers has more than 19 years of clinical experience in outpatient orthopedics, she has presented at both state and national conferences and she currently serves as a committee member for the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. Dr. Myers faculty duties with the South College DPT Program include Assistant Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor.
Hannah Norton, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT serves as Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education. Dr. Norton earned a Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Mississippi Medical Center (2005) and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Rocky Mountain University for Health Professions. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Mississippi University for Women. Dr. Norton previously served as full-time clinician for a privately-owned outpatient physical therapy company. Her professional and clinical experience in physical therapy has allowed her to work extensively with physical therapy interns, residents, and fellows in teaching and clinical settings. She was awarded Clinician of the Year in 2011, and actively served on committees to develop and implement the new-graduate mentorship program. She is faculty with BenchMark Physical Therapy’s Orthopedic Residency Program, and primary teaching responsibilities include advanced musculoskeletal content, manual therapy, and clinical reasoning skills. She has co-presented at several national conferences, and current research interests include dry needling and orthopedic manual physical therapy. Dr. Norton is a board-certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). Dr. Norton is a licensed Physical Therapist in the State of Tennessee.
Christina E. Odeh, PT, DHSc, PCS graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1993 with a BS in Physical Therapy and from the University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy in 2003 with an MHS and 2014 with a DHSc in Physical Therapy with an emphasis in Neurological and Pediatric Physical Therapy. She received her Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialty in 2014. Her experience draws from over 25 years of physical therapy clinical practice. Dr. Odeh’s experience encompasses physical therapy within the inpatient, outpatient, and school settings while servicing populations across the lifespan. Dr. Odeh’s research is based on the belief that inadequate moderate to vigorous activity in children and adults with neurological conditions is a multi-modal issue that involves balance, coordination, motor planning, and drive that requires a collaborative approach. Her research encompasses investigating relationships between balance, coordination, and gait with symptom severity as well as the efficacy of interventions such as interdisciplinary developmental groups, LSVT BIG, and Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation. Dr. Odeh serves as an Associate Professor in the School of Physical Therapy.
Ann Pharr, PT, ScD, GCS earned her BA in Biology from Baylor University in 1990 and her MS in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 1993. Dr. Pharr also completed coursework toward a Masters Degree in Clinical Gerontology at Baylor University, but entered the TWU Physical Therapy Program prior to completion of that degree. Dr. Pharr completed her Doctor of Science (ScD) in Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in May 2018. She received the APTA Geriatric Clinical Specialist (GCS) certification in June 2019.
Dr. Pharr has had almost 30 years of clinical experience in the settings of acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and skilled nursing with special interests in total joint arthroplasties, wound care, and acute vestibular therapy. She is an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor, has served as the Site Coordinator for Clinical Education in hospitals, and has had over 15 years of experience as a clinical instructor for DPT students. She maintains clinical practice in acute care and inpatient rehabilitation therapy environments and is an active member of the APTA and Education, Geriatrics, and Acute Care Sections. Dr. Pharr’s faculty duties with the South College DPT Program include Assistant Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor with the content areas of Management of the Aging Adult, Cardiopulmonary/Acute Care, and facilitation of simulated inpatient environment lab experiences.
Breanna (Bre) Reynolds PT, DPT, PhD, FAAOMPT graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Bradley University (2001) and then completed a post-professional DPT, orthopaedic manual therapy residency, and fellowship through the Ola Grimsby Institute. She completed a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Physical Therapy (2018) with Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Reynolds began teaching entry-level DPT education full-time in 2014, primarily teaching in the areas of orthopaedic physical therapy evaluation and treatment, functional anatomy, applied exercise, administration and professional issues, differential diagnosis, and evidence based practice/research. Her current research interests include orthopaedic physical therapy manual therapy, and DPT accelerated-hybrid education models. Dr. Reynolds maintains clinical practice with Rock Valley Physical Therapy in Peoria, Illinois, and has worked in an outpatient orthopaedic setting since 2001. Dr. Reynolds is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Illinois Physical Therapy Association (IPTA); she is a member and fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). She currently serves as Associate Professor and Director of Research and Assessment in the South College DPT program.
Ahmad Sabbahi, PT, PhD, MA, CCS holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Cairo University (2006), a Master of Arts in Applied Physiology from Columbia University (2013) in New York, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Rehabilitation from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Dr. Sabbahi is also a Board Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Specialist (2018). His research and clinical interests are focused on cardiovascular physiology, hypertension, and lifestyle management and prevention of cardiovascular disease. He was a T32 predoctoral trainee in Personalized Cardiovascular Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, at UIC. He has presented at both national and international conferences and has co-authored several peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Sabbahi serves as Assistant Professor in the School of Physical Therapy at South College where he teaches in the areas of human physiology and cardiopulmonary practice.
Jill Seale, PT, PhD, NCS has been a licensed physical therapist for 22 years. She received Board Certification in the area of Neurologic Physical Therapy from the American Physical Therapy Board of Clinical Specialties in 2004 and recertification in 2014. She has practiced almost exclusively in the field of Brain Injury and Stroke rehabilitation, currently practicing in the home health and post-acute brain injury rehabilitation settings. She has a variety of teaching experiences, in physical therapy academia as well as in the health care community at large, and has received several awards for academic teaching and clinical education. She has served as core faculty in a neurological physical therapy residency program, as adjunct faculty at the Baylor College of Medicine Master of Orthotics and Prosthetics program, and teaches in several online and onsite continuing education programs. Dr. Seale has conducted research and been published in the areas of orthotic management of gait and balance, recovery of gait following stroke, and the utilization of pro bono practice in health professions education. Her current research focuses on gait analysis, clinical reasoning related to gait following stroke, orthotic management of gait dysfunction post stroke, and the role and rehabilitation of the plantarflexors in gait recovery post stroke. Dr. Seale is the Director of Curriculum and Associate Professor in the School of Physical Therapy where she teaches in the areas of neuroscience, neuromuscular practice, and aging adult.
Cheryl Sparks PT, PhD, DPT, FAAOMPT earned her first professional degree in physical therapy from Bradley University before going on to earn a clinical doctorate (DPT) from St. Ambrose University. She then achieved recognition as a board certified orthopaedic clinical specialist and completed an advanced fellowship program in orthopaedic manual therapy with Evidence in Motion. She is recognized as a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. In 2013, she completed her PhD from Nova Southeastern University with her research focusing on the effects specific therapeutic interventions have on the brain as visualized by functional magnetic resonance imaging. Dr. Sparks has authored or co-authored a number of peer reviewed publications in highly indexed rehabilitative journals. She serves as Associate Professor and Director of Student Affairs – January Cohort for the School of Physical Therapy at South College.
Andy Waldhelm, PT, PhD, SCS, CSCS, is originally from south Texas – Brownsville – and he was very active in sports all of his life. His love of sports drew him to a career in Sports Medicine as a clinician, educator and a researcher. Dr. Waldhelm is a sports physical therapist who has a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas; a Master of Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and a PhD in Kinesiology/Biomechanics from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has been working as a physical therapist mostly in an outpatient/sports setting since 2002. Dr. Waldhelm is a board-certified clinical specialist in sports by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialist, licensed as an athletic trainer in the state of Texas and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is an active researcher with interests in athletic injury prevention, sports rehabilitation, sports performance enhancement and sports biomechanics. He has several published articles in peer-reviewed journals, and he has presented at several national and state conferences. Dr. Waldhelm is married with two young boys and in his spare, he enjoy endurance and resistance exercise, golf, basketball, going the beach and watching college athletics. Dr. Waldhelm serves as Associate Professor for the School of Physical Therapy.