Why PTNow: "As an educator and clinician, I value systems that reduce the time it takes to search for and integrate evidence into practice. PTNow epitomizes how technology enhances physical therapist practice and lifelong learning by creating efficient mechanisms for clinicians to access and interpret evidence. PTNow also fosters a sense of community by sharing relevant and timely updates through the Blog, podcasts, and other interactive strategies."
PTNow Role: Associate Editor for Social Media
Day Job: Mary is associate professor and associate director of Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Health Care Sciences Hybrid Entry-Level DPT program in Tampa, Florida. She was a founding member of the Interdisciplinary Balance and Fall Prevention Clinic at NSU-Ft. Lauderdale. She has an EdD with a specialization in health care education and a master’s degree in gerontology.
Clinical/Research Focus: Geriatric care and rehabilitation; neurologic rehabilitation; balance examination and fall prevention.
Relevant Experience: Reviewer for the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy and the McMaster Online Rating of Evidence (MORE) system.Coauthored several publications, including "Bar Charts for Physical Therapists (Neuromuscular and Integumentary Areas)"; 2 chapters in an upcoming textbook Neuromuscular Rehabilitation: A Patient-centered Approach from Examination to Interventions and Outcomes; and an article in Physiotherapy Canada ("Applying Motor Control Theory to Physical Therapy Practice: A Case Report.") Wrote a PT in Motion article titled Teaching a "Hands-on" Profession in an Online Classroom (November 2013), describing how professional physical therapist education curriculum is delivered in a hybrid format.Co-chair of the Health Professions Educational Research Symposium (HPERS), a bi-annual meeting focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning. Has presented nationally on topics related to teaching and learning, including active instructional strategies and hybrid education.