Deb (Nervik) Chamberlain

Associate Professor

 

1981 Bachelor of Science, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
1997 Master of Health Science, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana
2006 Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Franklin Pierce College, Concord NH

2009 
Doctorate of Health Science, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana

Phone: (603) 759-1757
Email:

Courses Taught
  • PTH 720 Evidenced Based Practice I
  • PTH 730 Evidenced Based Practice II
  • PTH 543 Neurological Clinical Management
  • PTH 511 Management of the Pediatric & Adolescent Patient
  • PTH 512 Lifespan Motor Development
  • PTH 540 Fundamentals of Neurological Rehabilitation
  • PTH 516 Psychosocial Issues in Health Care
Research Interests & Expertise Areas
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Sensory Interventions
  • Motor Control
  • Pediatrics
  • Neurology
  • Stress Management

Honors & Awards

2012:Service Award:  NHAPTA

2012:Mary Stuart Guile Award: Early Education and Intervention, Division of Youth and Child Services NH


Publications and Presentations

Publications:

July 2017: “Living AN ABUNDANT LIFE: USING EVIDENCE BASED INTERVENTIONS TO COUNTER THE EFFECTS OF STRESS IN INDIVIDUALS LIVING WITH HEALTH CONDITIONS”. World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress (WCPT). Cape Town, South Africa. Poster Presentation. Chamberlain D and Parent-Nichols J. 

February 2017: BENIGN PAROXYSMAL POSITIONAL VERTIGO: DO POST TREATMENT RESTRICTIONS AFFECT RECOVERY? A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW. Poster presentation. APTA CSM. San Antonio TX. Chamberlain, Deborah; Bradley, Cayce; Hansen, Steven; Johnson, Colin; Reber, Nathan.

February 2017: "IS MIRROR THERAPY MORE EFFECTIVE AT REDUCING PHANTOM LIMB PAIN COMPARED TO OTHER INTERVENTIONS?: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW." Poster Presentation. APTA CSM. San Antonio TX. Chamberlain, Deborah; Hollinger, Heather; Lovell, Ammon; Mueller, Ryan; Reid, Holly

November 2016: "Living an Abundant Life: Using Evidence Based Interventions to Counter the Effects of Stress in Individuals Living with Health Conditions". 3 hour lecture. SoPAC Denver, Colorado. Chamberlain D and Parent-Nichols J.

Parent-Nichols J and Nervik D. “Using Orthotics to Advance Motor Skills in a Child with Noonan’s Syndrome: a Case Report” JPO Journal of Prosthetics & Orthotics. 26(1):61-67, January 2014.

Nervik D, Yu S. Commentary on "Infants with spina bifida: Immediate responses to contextual and manual sensory augmentation during treadmill stepping". Pediatric Physical Therapy Spring 2013.

Nervik, D. Review of: “The Silent Child: Communication without words”, by J Magagna ed. Pediatric Physical Therapy Spring 2013.

Nervik, D. Review of: “The Cowden Preautism Observation Inventory: With Effective Intervention Activities for Sensory Motor Stimulation and Joint Attention”  by Jo E. Cowden, PhD. Pediatric Physical Therapy Spring 2010.

Peer Reviewed Scientific and Professional Presentations:

November 2015: “The World at Your Backdoor: PT Experience in the US and Abroad.  How Culture Shapes Physical Therapy Practice”. APTA Section of Pediatrics Practice Fair. Pittsburg, PA.

September 2011: "Pediatric Health Promotion Prevention of Childhood Obesity": APTASection of Pediatrics Practice Fair. Anaheim, CA.

June 2011: “Interventions for Stability Aspects of Motor Control: Developmental and neurological disorders across the lifespan: 3 hour presentation: World Physical Therapy Congress (WCPT). Amsterdam, Holland.

February 2011-: “Interventions for hypersensitivity and hyposensitivity impairments: What does the evidence say?” APTA Combined sections meeting. New Orleans, LA.

September 2010- current: APTA Online Learning Center: 3 hour CEU course: “Interventions for Stability Aspects of Motor Control: Developmental and neurological disorders across the lifespan.

June 2010- “Interventions for Stability Aspects of Motor Control: Developmental and neurological disorders across the lifespan: 3 hour presentation. APTA Annual Meeting: Boston MA

Posters:

June 2013: “Using Orthotics to Advance Motor Skills in a Child with Noonan’s Syndrome: a Case Report” Annual APTA Meeting and Convention. Salt Lake City, UTAH

February 2013: “Using Orthotics to Advance Motor Skills in a Child with Noonan’s Syndrome: a Case Report” Annual Orthotics and Prosthetics Convention. Orlando Florida.

February 2010:  “Moving towards Vision 2020: Report of a practicum with a pediatric orthopedist”. APTA Combined Sections Meeting: San Diego, CA,

February 2010: "Eat, drink, and be M.E.R.R.Y.", A community health promotion program to cross the lifespan.. “Physical Therapists and the Early Education & Intervention Network of New Hampshire (EEIN) Mentorship Program”. APTA Combined Sections Meeting: San Diego, CA.

January 2010: “The relationship between BMI and motor skills in typical children ages 3-5 years” APTA Section on Pediatrics:  Orlando Florida

February 2007:“Physical Therapists and the Early Education & Intervention Network of New Hampshire (EEIN) Mentorship Program”. APTA Combined Sections Meeting:  Boston MA.

February 2011: “The effects of hippotherapy on behavior, sensory processing, and posture in a child with PDD: A case report”.  Platform presentation. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Nervik D, Parent Nichols J. Commentary on "Hippotherapy Effects on Trunk, Pelvic, and Hip Motion During Ambulation in Children with Neurological Impairments" Pediatric Physical Therapy Fall 2012.

Nervik D, Parent Nichols J. Commentary on "Relationship between Spasticity and Muscle Volume of the Knee Extensors in Children with Cerebral Palsy" Pediatric Physical Therapy Spring 2012.

Nervik D, Kongshuag R. Commentary on Feasibility Study: Effects of Therapeutic Yoga on Quality of Life in Children Hospitalized with Cancer. Pediatric Physical Therapy Winter 2011.

Nervik D, Parent Nichols J. Commentary on: Isometric Muscle Strength in Youth Assessed by Hand-held Dynamometry: A Feasibility, Reliability and Validity Study. Fall 2011.

Nervik D, Martin K, Rundquist J, Cleland JA.  What is the Relationship Between Body Mass Index and Gross Motor Skill in Children Ages 3-5 Years? Pediatric Physical Therapy. Summer 2011. 


Professional Memberships

  • APTA (American Physical Therapy Association) 1980- current
  • CPTA (Colorado American Physical Therapy Association) 2015-current
  • Pediatrics Section APTA 1984-current
  • Neurological Section APTA 2015-current
  • NHAPTA 1981-2014

Conferences Attended

  • Feb 2017 CSM San Antonio, TX
  • Nov 2016 SoPAC Denver, Colorado
  • Nov 2015SoPAC Pittsburg, PA
  • Oct 2015Colorado APTA Chapter Fall Conference
  • Nov 2014APTA Online Course: Pediatrics Acute Care
  • Nov 2014APTA Online Course: Bio psychosocial Implications of Treating Older Adults
  • Jan 2013Combined Sections Meeting, APTA San Diego, CA
  • Sept 2012Annual CPTA Meeting, San Jose, CA
  • June 2012APTA Annual Meeting, Washington DC
  • Feb 2012Combined Sections Meeting APTA, Chicago, IL
  • June 2011APTA Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Sept 2011APTA SoPAC, LA, CA
  • Feb 2011Combined Sections Meeting APTA, New Orleans
  • June 2010APTA Annual Meeting, Boston, MA
  • Feb 2010Combined Sections Meeting APTA, San Diego, CA
  • Jan 2010APTA SoPAC, Orlando, Florida

 

Grants Received

  • “The Relationship between BMI, Gross Motor Development, and Levels of Physical Activity in Typically Developing 3-5 year old Children”. Jane Walter Venzke Award; New Hampshire Chapter of American Physical Therapy Association. $2500.00. Principal Investigator. November 2011.
  • “The Relationship between BMI and Gross Motor Development in Typically Developing 3-5 year old Children”. New Hampshire Chapter of American Physical Therapy Association. $500.00. Principal Investigator.  November 2009.

Service

  • Franklin Pierce University CGPS Faculty Affairs Committee
  • Franklin Pierce University DPT Assessment Committee
  • Franklin Pierce University DPT Curriculum Committee
  • Franklin Pierce University Chair Institutional Review Board
  • Franklin Pierce University Professional Development Committee 2007-2010
  • Franklin Pierce University CGPS Dean Search Committee 2011
  • Fresno State University DPT Assessment Committee 2012-2013
  • 2010- Present: Reviewer for Journal of Pediatric Physical Therapy Section on Pediatrics
  • APTA Coordinator for National Down’s Syndrome Walk: NH representative 2008
  • NHAPTA Chapter President 2013
  • NHAPTA Delegate 2008
  • NHAPTA Chief Delegate 2009-2011
  • Secretary NHAPTA 2006-2008
  • Content Expert Writer (SACE)
  • ABPTS Certification Examination 2007-2012
  • Board of Directors NHAPTA
  • Committee Chair Person NHAPTA: Continuing Education
  • Committee Chair Person NHAPTA: Fund Raising
  • Early Education and Intervention Network of NH (eein)
  • Advisory Board Early Education and Intervention Network of NH (eein)
  • Board of Directors Early Education and Intervention Network of MH (eein)
  • Newsletter Committee, Editor 2010- 2013

    Community Service:

  • October 2015- current: Hospital Volunteer, Mercy Regional Medical Center, Durango Colorado
  • September-October 2013: Volunteer with Ubelong Organization at Hope Center for Disabled Children, Hanoi Vietnam
  • July 2008, July 2007, July 2006, July 2005, July 2004. July 2002: Camp counselor, Junior Girls Camp Director Maranatha Ministries, New Durham NH
  • Nashua Center for the Multiply Handicapped: Volunteer for “Taste of the Town” fundraising event 2005, 2006. 2007,2008. Nashua NH