University Bulletin 2017-2018

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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Administrative Staff (251) 445-9330
Chair Dennis W. Fell
Professors Fell
Associate Professors Dale, Gubler
Assistant Professors Day, Eaton, Fletcher, Saale, White, Waldheim
Emeritus Gray, Kennedy, Wall

Department of Physical Therapy web site
http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/alliedhealth/pt

A physical therapist, also called a PT, is a health care professional who provides direct patient care to persons who have disorders of movement, mechanical, physiological and developmental impairment and functional limitations, whether caused by injury, disease, or pain to help them achieve maximum physical function and mobility. Physical therapists have the necessary training to meet the total range of primary patient care responsibilities involved in preventing disabilities and promoting restoration of function to the physically impaired, including musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular/pulmonary and integumentary disorders that interfere with physical function. The Physical Therapist performs an examination and then uses clinical reasoning to plan and implement patient-centered PT intervention. Physical Therapists practice in rehabilitation centers, private practices, hospital-based and outpatient-based centers, home health care, sports medicine centers, school systems, and in universities to restore movement and function.

As its mission: The Department of Physical Therapy is:  "Committed to high quality education and advancement of the professions through scholarship and service”.

Degrees, Minors, or Certificates

Course Listing

Faculty Listing

Physical Therapy Faculty
Dale, Robert Barry Physical Therapy Associate Professor BSPT, University of South Alabama
MA, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
PHD, University of Alabama
DPT, University of Tennessee-Chatt
Day, Joseph M. Physical Therapy Assistant Professor BS, Murray State University
MS, University of Kentucky
PHD, University of Kentucky
Eaton, Kareaion D. Physical Therapy Assistant Professor BS, Auburn University
MS, University of Mobile
DPT, Alabama State University
Fletcher, Jeremy C. Physical Therapy Assistant Professor BS, Univ of Louisiana at Monroe
DPT, University of South Alabama
Gubler, Coral M. Physical Therapy Associate Professor BS, State University of New York
MS, United States Sports Academy
MPT, University of Delaware
PHD, University of Montana
Saale, Blair P. Physical Therapy Assistant Professor BA, Furman University
DPT, Belmont University
Waldhelm, Andrew G. Physical Therapy Assistant Professor BS, Baylor University
MPT, Nova Southeastern University
PHD, Louisiana State University
White, Laura W. Physical Therapy Assistant Professor BS, Baylor University
MS, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham
DSCPT, Univ of Alabama-Birmingham