In a few short weeks several of our faculty and our two orthopaedic residents will travel to Denver to attend the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting (CSM). This year will be our largest School presence, with over 17 members of our community attending, presenting research and posters, and working on various committees and groups. The following faculty and residents will be attending:

SPT&RS Faculty: Dr. Laura Lee “Dolly” Swisher, Douglas Haladay, Aimee Klein, Stephanie Anderson, Jeannie Stephenson, Kelly Collins, Angela Stagliano, Lee Bland, Wendy Herbert, Bini Thomas, Jamie Holloway, Huny Kim, Stephanie Fullerton, Craig Vecchiarelli, and David Russ.

Orthopaedic Residents: Mackenzie Garreth, Abbey Liebert


  • Abbey Liebert – Does the Modified Start Back Tool Correlate with Utilization of Physical Therapy in Patients Post-Concussion?
  • Stephanie Anderson, Barbara Wagner – Cultural Competence and Awareness-Enhancing Classroom Pedagogy in Physical Therapist Education
  • Evelyne Orlander, Nicole Lynch, Kelly Tucker, Douglas Haladay, Stephanie Anderson – Integrating Clinical Observation and Didactic Learning in the Acute Care Setting for DPT Students
  • Katherine Perkins (alum), Alisha Espinosa (alum), Angeline Leon (alum), Justin Pittman (alum), Dayna Hernreich (alum), Seok Hun Kim – The Effects of Body-Weight Supported Treadmill Training on Gait Symmetry after Stroke: A Systematic Review
  • Ok-Kyung Kim, Sadaf Aslam, Bobbie Simon, Seok Hun Kim – Walking Distance Predicts Discharge Destination after Open Heart Surgery
  • Rebecca Ditwiler, Aimee Klein, Stephanie Anderson, Barbara Wagner, Heidi Piccione, Ashley Singleton, Laura Swisher – Coaching for Professionalism: Role in DPT Education
  • Douglas Haladay, Dustin Hardwick, Laura Lee Swisher – Goal Attainment Scaling for Patients with Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review


  • David Russ – Neuromuscular and Functional Differences between Older Adults with and without Moderate Dynapenia
  • Aimee Klein – Beyond the Basics: Design and implementation of best practice in residency and fellowship clinical education, Academic of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Pre-Conference Session, 2/12/20, 8 AM to 5 PM


  • Jamie Holloway – Specialization Academy of Content Experts (SACE) item writing workshop, Pediatric section
  • Angela Stagliano – SACE item writing workshop, Sports and Orthopaedic section

Other CSM Involvement:

  • Jamie Holloway – Being promoted to Vice Chair of the Early Intervention Special Interest Group for the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy
  • Jeannie Stephenson
    • Judging Degenerative Diseases platform presentations as part of her role as Vice Chair of the Degenerative Disease Special Interest Group (DDSIG)
    • Attending Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy (ANPT) Leadership meetings representing the Degenerative Disease Special Interest Group (DDSIG)

To learn more about APTA CSM visit: https://www.apta.org/csm/