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Tamara Hefferon

Assistant Professor


EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology and Physiology, University of Arizona
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, A.T. Still University

COURSES TAUGHT

  • PTH528 Kinesiology
  • PTH545 Therapeutic Exercise and Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • PTH537 MSK UE
  • PTH538 MSK LE
  • PTH539 MSK Spine

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND AREAS

  • Manual Therapy
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Parkinson's Disease

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • American Physical Therapy Association - Orthopedic Section
  • American Physical Therapy Association - Sports Section
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association

Conferences Attended

  • Combined Sections
  • NEXT Conference
  • AZ APTA Student Conclave

Service

  • DPT Program Committee Chair for Policy and Planning Committee
  • Student Government Association, Arizona Advisor
  • Youth Athletes
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Community awareness for physical therapy profession

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Hefferon, T., Arave, K., Mitchell, S., Peters, A., Sibbett, S. White Coat Phenomenon: Effect on Blood Pressure in a Controlled Setting. Cardiopulmonary Section, Platform. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. San Antonio, Texas. February 2017.

Shaw, D. Hefferon, T., Johnson, J. Arterial Blood Pressure Response to Repeated Cuff Re-inflations Without Interposed Rests. Cardiopulmonary Section, Poster. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. San Antonio, Texas. February 2017.

Hefferon, T., Driscoll, P. Wissink, A., Peterson, C., Keur, T. The Effects of Myofascial Cupping With and Without Movement on Trunk Flexion. Orthopedic Section, Poster Presentation. American Physical Therapy Association NEXT Conference. Boston, MA. 2017.

Hefferon, T. Dickson, C., Emtman, B., Niesen, J., Tomash, J. In patients with Parkinson's disease, does moderate to high intensity exercise reduce the severity of Parkinsonian symptoms: A systematic review. Neurology Section, Poster Presentation. American Physical Therapy Association NEXT Conference. Boston, MA. 2017.

Hefferon, T., Fox, C., Ramig, R. The impact of intensive physical therapy (LSVT BIG) in young onset, de novo Parkinson disease: A case study. Poster Presentation, MDS Conference, Sydney, Australia. 2014.