Chatham University

Physical Therapy (DPT) Faculty and Staff

Susan Perry PT, DPT, MS

Susan Perry

perry@chatham.edu
Professor
Hometown : Gibsonia, PA
Joined Chatham : 1995

Academic Areas of Interest

Management of patients with neurologic conditions

Personal Areas of Interest

Travel; historical fiction; women's issues; cooking and gardening

Education

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Chatham College (Pittsburgh, PA) 2003
  • MS, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Education emphasis, University of Pittsburgh (PIttsburgh, PA), 1989
  • BS, Physical Therapy, S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook (Stony Brook, NY), 1982

Publications

  • Perry SB. Zeleznik H. Breisinger TP. Supporting evidence-based behavior change in neurologic physical therapists: a case study in knowledge translation. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy. 2014;38:134-143.
  • Perry SB. Woollard J. Little S. Shroyer K. Relationships among measures of balance, gait, and community integration in people with brain injury. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. March 2013 doi: 10.1097/HTR.0b013e3182864f2f
  • Downey PA. Perry SB. Anderson J. Screening post-menopausal women for fracture and fall prevention. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. 2013;36:138-145.
  • Perry SB. Downey PA. Fracture risk and prevention: a multi-dimensional approach. Phys Ther. 2012;92:164-178.
  • Perry SB. Rauk R. McCarthy A. Milidonis M. Competency-Based Validation of Specialty Practice. JNPT 2008;32:62-69
  • Downey P. Perry SB. Rehabilitation Approaches to the Prevention of Osteoporosis and Osteoporotic Fracture. Critical Reviews in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. 2007;19(1):55-77
  • Perry SB. Constraints on Practice. Invited commentary. JNPT. 2007;31(1):10-11
  • Perry SB. Marchetti GF. Wagner S. Wilton W. Predicting Caregiver Assistance Required for Sit-to-Stand Following Rehabilitation for Acute Stroke. JNPT. 2006;30(1):2-11
  • Billek-Sawhney B. Perry SB. Coordination and Proprioception in Huber F. Wells CW., eds., Therapeutic Exercise, Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2006
  • Rauk R. McCarthy A. Perry SB. Description of Specialty Practice in Neurologic Physical Therapy. APTA, 2005
  • Perry SB. “Strategies for Teaching and Applying Clinical Decision – Making Skills in Entry – Level Neurologic Content”. Neurology Report.1999;23(4):170-7
  • Perry SB. “Clinical Implications of a Dynamic Systems Theory”, Neurology Report.1998;22: 4-10

Certifications

  • Board certified neurologic specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties 1994-2014

Awards

  • APTA Neurology Section Service to the Section Award 2014
  • APTA Section on Education Distinguished Educator Award 2012
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, School of Health Technology and Management, SUNY at Stony Brook, 1998

Organizations

Achievements

Presentations

  • Perry SB. Zeleznik H. Breisinger TP. Supporting evidence-based behavior change in neurologic physical therapists: a case report, Poster Presentation, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, January 2013
  • Jameson S. Schafer DS. Perry SB. DPT Students’ Self-Assessment of Administration and Management Skills as Compared to a 2007 Study, Poster Presentation, PPTA Annual Meeting, Lancaster, PA October 2012
  • Perry SB. Little S. Sit-to-stand Phase Failure in Three Subjects with Acute Traumatic Brain Injury, Poster Presentation , APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, February 2010