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Sheri Donaldson

PT, DPT, NCS, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program


EDUCATION

  • B.S., Zoology, Northern Arizona University
  • D.P.T., Creighton University, Doctor of Physical Therapy

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Neuromuscular Physical Therapy I (Lecture/Lab)
  • PT722 Neuromuscular Physical Therapy II (Lecture/Lab)
  • PT777E-5 Special Topics in Neurological Rehabilitation (Lecture/Lab)
  • PTH543 Neurologic Clinical Management (Lecture/Lab)
  • PTH512 Motor Control Across the Lifespan (Lecture/Lab)
  • PTH540 Fundamentals of Neurological Rehabilitation (Lecture)

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND AREAS

Current/Active Research Activity

  • Efficacy of Student DPT-Led Community Health and Wellness Seminars Developed in Neurological Clinical Management Course for Residents of a Transitional Living Center for Guests Experiencing Homelessness or Near-Homelessness
  • Amazon Echo as an Adjunct to Physical Therapy Curricula
  • Concussion and Vestibular Dysfunction
  • Student Perceptions of Student-Designed Exam Questions

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • American Physical Therapy Association
    1994 - Present
  • APTA Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy
    1997 - Present
  • APTA Academy of Physical Therapy Education
    2017 - Present
  • APTA Section on Aquatics
    1994 - 2013
  • APTA Section on Research
    1997 – Present
  • Vestibular Disorders Association
    Early 2000s, 2016 - Present
  • Bell’s Palsy Association
    2010 - Present

  • Western History Association Annual Meeting
  • National Council on Public History Annual Meeting
  • American Historical Association Annual Meeting

  • 2011 - 2016 Faculty Development Research Grants

  • Magis Women
    Facilitator, Women’s Formation
    Magis Center via St. Patrick’s, The Beatitudes, Scottsdale, Arizona
    January 2019-Present
  • Member of Team for HEARTFIRE International Medical Mission
    Mentor to Notre Dame Prep Students
    HEARTFIRE Missions, Team Valladolid, Yucatan, Mexico
    2018
  • Participant
    Restoring Hope 2016, St. Vincent de Paul, Phoenix, AZ
    November 2016
  • Member/Attendee
    Catholic Physicians Guild/Catholic Medical Association, Phoenix, AZ
    2005-Present
  • Comedy fundraiser to bring hope to the community through laughter, supports low cost healthcare for underserved communities, sponsorship and planning Laugh4Hope, Non-Profit, Phoenix, AZ
    2014-2016
  • Inaugural Executive Board Member
    Christians in Commerce International, Women’s Christians in Commerce, Falls Church, VA
    2013 – 2014
  • 3rd Annual Celebration of Heroic Love & Life, Chair, John Paul II Resource Center for Theology of the Body & Culture, Phoenix, AZ
    2011
  • Co-Founder & Chair
    The Heart of a Woman: A Catholic Women’s Conference, “Treasures of the New Springtime” based on Pope John Paul II’s writings, Novo Millennio Ineunte, Scottsdale, AZ
    2005 – 2007
  • Co-Founder & Steering Committee, Speaker’s Chair
    The Heart of a Woman: A Catholic Women’s Conference, “The Dignity of Women,” based on Pope John Paul II’s writings, Mulieris Dignitatem, Scottsdale, AZ
    2004 – 2005
  • Executive Committee, Member
    Pastoral Advisory Council St. Timothy Catholic Church, Mesa, AZ. 2004, 2005 – 2007
  • Core Member
    Life Teen International, Teen Ministry, St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, Mesa, AZ
    1993 - 2004
  • Directors of Volunteers in Agencies, Team Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ1992 - 1994
  • Charitable Services Coordinator
    Western Rehab Services/NovaCare AZ, Peoria, AZ
    1992 - 1994
  • Speaker
    Balance Assessment & Training After Stroke, Oculomotor and Visual Issues
    Banner Stroke Academy, 2nd Stroke Academy, Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ2016
  • Speaker at Inaugural Stroke Academy
    Neglect and Visual Perception, Balance Assessment & Training After Stroke, Oculomotor and Visual Issues. Banner Stroke Academy, Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ 2015
  • Vertiginous Adventures in Demystifying BPPV: A 3-Part Super Sleuth Series, St. Joseph’s Outpatient Rehabilitation/Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ 6/23/10 Speaker
  • Barrow Acoustic Neuroma Support Group, “Vestibular Rehabilitation for Acoustic Neuroma,” Phoenix, AZ10/29/08
  • Keynote Speaker
    Arizona Rehab Society Conference, Director Jonathan Komar, MD, “TBI & Vestibular Rehabilitation: Implications & Expected Outcomes,” Phoenix, AZ
    8/11/07
  • Rehabilitation Insurance Nurses Group (RING) Meeting, “Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Multifaceted Tool for Recovery,” Phoenix, AZ
    10/4/03
  • Presenter
    Vestibular Rehabilitation, CORF Services, Directed by Terry D. Fife. Scottsdale, MD
    2/2003
  • Speaker
    Arizona Physical Therapy Association Fall Meeting, Post-Traumatic Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, Phoenix, AZ
    2002

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2015: Fellow - Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents, Association for Documentary Editing/National Historical Publications & Records Commission
  • 2011: Joel Palmer Award, Oregon Historical Quarterly
  • 2008: Joel Palmer Award, Honorable Mention, Oregon Historical Quarterly

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Peer Reviewed Scientific and Professional Presentations

Whitney S., Donaldson S, McCarvil R
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, Lab
Barrow Neurological Institute 8th Biennial Balance Center Symposium; Phoenix, AZ
1/17/14 – 1/18/14

Donaldson S.
Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussion, & Vertigo
Barrow Neurological Institute 7th Annual Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium; Phoenix, AZ
3/31/12

Donaldson S, Fife, T.D.
Co-Director
Barrow Neurological Institute 6th Biennial Balance Center Symposium; Phoenix, AZ
2/7/08 – 2/8/08

Donaldson S.
Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Therapist’s Perspective
Barrow Neurological Institute 6th Biennial Balance Center Symposium; Phoenix, AZ
2/7/08 – 2/8/08

Donaldson S, Massingale S, Cornwell M.
Physical Therapy Evaluation & Assessment of Dizziness & Imbalance, Team Lead
Barrow Neurological Institute 6th Biennial Balance Center Symposium; Phoenix, AZ
2/7/08 – 2/8/08

Donaldson S, Sauber T, Massingale S, Cornwell M.
Interactive Demonstration for Treatment of BPPV
Barrow Neurological Institute 6th Biennial Balance Center Symposium; Phoenix, AZ
2/7/08 – 2/8/08

Donaldson S.
Vestibular Rehabilitation
Barrow Neurological Institute 5th Biennial Balance Center Symposium; Phoenix, AZ
1/26/06 - 1/27/06

Donaldson S.
Multisensory Imbalance & Fear of Falling: The Role of Physical Therapy
Barrow Neurological Institute 4th Biennial Balance Center Symposium; Phoenix, AZ
1/22/04 – 1/23/04

Donaldson S.
Vestibular & Balance Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury
Barrow Neurological Institute 3rd Annual Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium; Phoenix, AZ
5/5/06

Donaldson S., Fife TD
Vestibular Diagnosis & Treatment
25th Annual Northern Arizona University High Altitude Lecture Series, Silver Anniversary; Flagstaff, AZ 8/8/03