Kelly Negley

Academic Credentials

BS, Emory University
DPT, Marymount University
Board Certified Neurological Clinical Specialist
APTA Certified Vestibular Therapist
Licensed Physical Therapist in DC and VA

Biography

Dr. Negley is a graduate of Marymount’s DPT program.  Prior to joining the faculty full time in 2015, she was an adjunct professor with the program for 5 years.  She has worked in the outpatient department at the Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington DC and currently works part-time in the acute setting at the Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, VA.  Dr. Negley’s areas of clinical expertise are in the rehabilitation of the neurologically impaired adult, vestibular and facial rehabilitation, and wheelchair/seating and positioning recommendations.        
 
In collaboration with other faculty, Dr. Negley has received a grant from the Marymount University Faculty Development committee to explore the effects of using a portable harness system in children with developmental disabilities or delays.  Dr. Negley also periodically teaches in the Music and Motion program at The Maryland Youth Ballet in Silver Spring, MD. 

Other Information

Teaching Area

PT 700: Clinical Neuroscience
PT 701T: Pathophysiology Tutorial
PT 730: Evaluation/Management of Patients in Acute Care
PT 731L: Clinical Applications of Patient Management in Acute Care 

Research Interests

Facial Reanimation
Harnessed mobility in the pediatric patient population
Live Lecture Recording

Publications

Ries JD & Negley K. Early rehabilitation in lower extremity dysvascular amputation. In: Chui K, Jorge M, Yen S & Lusardi M, eds. Orthotics & Prosthetics in Rehabilitation. 4th ed. Elsevier: St. Louis; 2020:666-703.
 
Innovation Among the Deceased – Anatomy Education Revisited.  Skye
Donovan, Jason Craig, Kelly Negley, Education session: for APTA ELC 2018, Jacksonville, FL.
      
Negley K & Ries JD.  Motor Relearning after Hypoglossal-Facial Nerve Anastomosis: A Case Report.  Poster presentation: APTA CSM 2019, Washington, DC.
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Skye Donovan

Academic Credentials

BS, Ursinius College
MS, Texas Woman’s University
PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Licensed Physical Therapist in VA

Biography

Skye is the Director of the School of Health Sciences at Marymount University, which includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, public health, exercise science, and health education programs. She is also a professor in the DPT program and she teaches pathophysiology and gross anatomy. Skye has a Ph.D. in biochemistry, and two MS degrees; one in physiology and biophysics and one in physical therapy. Her areas of practice include orthopedics and sports medicine.

Skye is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) where she sits on the Board of Directors. Skye has served in several leadership roles for the APTA including acting as the Combined Sections Meeting Planning Co-Chair, serving on the student leadership development task force, and as a member of the Centennial planning committee.

Skye presents her research at national meetings, such as those of the APTA, American College of Sportsmedicine, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. She also publishes in a variety of peer-reviewed rehabilitation and health-care management journals. Skye is also highly involved in service, serving as the Go Baby Go liaison with Jason Craig for the mid-Atlantic region, and was awarded the Societal Impact award from the APTA in 2020. You can follow her on Twitter at @JSkyeDonovan

Other Information

Teaching Area

  • Applied Pathophysiology
  • Gross Anatomy
  • Exercise Physiology

Research Interests

  • Surgical and rehabilitation outcomes for orthopedic conditions
  • Physical Therapist Education
  • Impact of Go Baby Go modified cars on mobility and social interactions in children

Publications

Publications and Presentations 2015-Present:

Design a better group experience for DPT students using Strengthsfinder. Megan Moran, Skye Donovan, Linda Christie. Education Session: ELC 2019, Seattle, WA.

The role of stability training in management of athletic pubalgia and hip labral pathology. Poster presentation: Megan Moran, Katherine Rogowski, Skye Donovan and Robert Metzger.

The APTA- Your not so secret weapon. Dan Dale, Skye Donovan, Jason Bellamy, Lisa Marie Finnegan, Kaylee Pobocik. Education session: APTA NEXT 2019 Chicago, IL

Please Touch: Mobility and Movement-Related Research, Design and Technology. Skye Donovan, Jason Craig, Cole Galloway, Jennifer Tucker. Education session: APTA NEXT Conference 2019 Chicago, IL & 2018 Orlando, FL.

Innovation Among the Deceased – Anatomy Education Revisited. Skye Donovan, Jason Craig, Kelly Negley. Education session:  for ELC 2018 Jacksonville, FL.

PT and PTA Students’ Clinical Reasoning: What? So What? Now What? Skye Donovan, Jason Craig, Diana Venskus. Education session: APTA NEXT Conference 2017 Boston, MA

Building APTA Membership and Advancing Physical Therapy. Skye Donovan, Jimmy McKay, Carrie Pagliano, Sharon Dunn. Education session: APTA NEXT Conference 2017 Boston, MA

Women’s Health in a DPT Curriculum: Integration Without Adding to Academic Bloat. Skye Donovan and Carrie Pagliano. Education session: APTA CSM 2018. New Orleans, LA.

Beyond FITT-ness: Changing How We Teach Therapeutic Exercise in a DPT Curriculum. Skye Donovan and Megan Brown. Education session: APTA CSM 2018. New Orleans, LA.

Tibial plateau fracture in a professional musical athlete participating in drum corps: A case report. Carolyn Drislane, Cora Ray, Skye Donovan. Poster presentation APTA CSM 2017. San Antonio, TX. 

The efficacy of trigger point dry needling in improving recovery in collegiate level pitchers. David Fathlikhani, Skye Donovan, Todd Hooks. Poster presentation APTA NEXT conference 2016. Nashville, TN

Correlation between patient biometric hip data and arthroscopic measurements and operative time. Derek Ochiai, Gilberto Alvarado, James Lee, Skye Donovan. Platform presentation: ISHA meeting 2015 Cambridge, England.

Enabling learning when class is done. Jason Craig and Skye Donovan. Education session: Education Leadership Conference meeting of APTA 2015. Baltimore, MD 

Nirschl R, Helming J, Jafari M, Adib F, Donovan S. Bilateral rotator cuff repair utilizing augmentation nine patch grafts over 24 years in one patient with polio paraplegia. A Case Report. Case studies in surgery. 2016 2(4): 1-5.
Ochiai D, Donovan S, Adib F, Guidi E. Variation in planned resection of CAM FAI based on surgeon experience. Adv in Orthop Surg 2015 article ID 239601 5 pages. […]

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Megan Moran

Academic Credentials

BS, Duquesne University
MPT, Duquesne University
DPT, Temple University
Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist
Licensed Physical Therapist in VA

Biography

Megan Moran attended Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Masters of Physical Therapy. Dr. Moran furthered her Physical Therapy education at Temple University where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Dr. Moran began her career at a level 1 trauma center before changing her clinical practice to her current area of focus, sports medicine.

Prior to working at Marymount University, she was the Running Program Specialist at MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network- Ballston Marymount and a faculty member of MedStar’s Sports Residency Program. She also was an Adjunct Instructor at both Marymount University and the College of William and Mary.

Dr. Moran continues to serve as a mentor for the MedStar Sports Medicine Sports Physical Therapy Residency and treats patients in an outpatient clinic. She also serves as a physical therapist in medical tents for local road races.

Other Information

Teaching Area

  • Physical Agents and Therapeutic Technologies
  • Orthopedics
  • The Physical Therapist as a Manager

Research interests

  • the scholarship of teaching and learning: concussions
  • Clinical practice interests: sports medicine

Publications

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Marti Carroll, PT, DPT, MS, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy

Academic Credentials

BS, Physical Therapy, Northeastern University
MS, Education, Johns Hopkins University
DPT, Marymount University
ABPTS Neurological Clinical Specialist (NCS)
Licensed Physical Therapist in DC, MA, MD, VA

PT, DPT, MS, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy

Biography

Dr. Carroll has been part of Marymount’s faculty since 2013. Prior to joining Marymount’s faculty, Dr. Carroll practiced at the Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, DC for 27 years.  During that time she served as the Center Coordinator for Clinical Education and Inpatient Physical Therapy Clinical Supervisor for the Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Pediatric Programs.  Dr. Carroll’s areas of expertise include the rehabilitation of the neurologically impaired adult/child, wheelchair seating/ positioning, and orthotic prescription and fabrication.

Dr. Carroll also has extensive international physical therapy experience.  Since 1999 she has been a physical therapy consultant for Romanian Christian Enterprises.  The emphasis of her work in Romania has been the rehabilitation, education and re-integration of disabled orphan children.

Other Information

Teaching Area

  • Clinical Practicum
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Acute Care

Research Interests

  • DPT Admissions
  • Professional Behaviors
  • Teaching and Learning  

Publications

Carroll M & Ries JD. Marymount University Doctor of Physical Therapy Annual Interview Day: Controlled Chaos. APTA Combined Sections Meeting. Poster Presentation, Anaheim, CA February 2016.

JM Hidler, M Carroll, E H Federovich. Strength and Coordination in the Paretic Leg of Individuals Following Acute Stroke. Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. 2007; 15:526-534. […]

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Diana G. Venskus, PhD, PT

Academic Credentials

B.S., George Mason University
M.A., The George Washington University
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Campus
Other study: University of Pennsylvania
Licensed Physical Therapist in VA

Bio

Dr. Diana Venskus earned her PhD at the Medical College of Virginia-Virginia Commonwealth University focused in Health Services Research in Health Administration and her MA from George Washington University in Education and Human Development with individual research in development of movement systems. Dr. Venskus considers herself to be a strong generalist with clinical experiences spanning the lifespan, i.e., neonates through geriatrics, as well as across specialties. Dr. Venskus served in varied positions within the DPT faculty, including Department Chairperson and Director of Clinic Education. Presently, Dr. Venskus teaches the research and differential diagnosis courses in the curriculum.

Dr. Venskus’s current research interests include development of clinical reasoning, and interprofessional education and practice. She is the 2017 APTA Journal of Physical Therapy Education, Feitelberg Award for Research. Dr. Venskus is a successful grant writer. She is a principal author on consecutive awards from the Administration on Community Living for development and implementation of a falls prevention alliance in the northern Virginia region.

International service in Latin America is a passion for Dr. Venskus. In 2009-10, Dr. Venskus initiated a global service engagement project serving Fundacion Hogar Manos Abiertas in Costa Rica. Annually, third-year students are invited to participate in this advanced, integrative, personal/professional enrichment opportunity that is now serving Nicaragua. In recognition of this work and other service, Dr. Venskus is a 2018 recipient of the APTA Humanitarian Award.

Teaching Areas

Research; Differential Diagnosis

Research Interests

Clinical Reasoning; Interprofessional Practice; Falls among Older Adults

Publications

Venskus DG, Craig JA. Development and Validation of a Self-Efficacy Scale for Clinical Reasoning in Physical Therapists. Journal of Physical Therapy Education. 2017;31(1):14-20. Landry MD, Hack LM, Coulson E, et al. Workforce Projections 2010–2020: Annual Supply and Demand Forecasting Models for Physical Therapists Across the United States. Physical Therapy. 2016;96(1):71-80. doi:10.2522/ptj.20150010. […]

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Cathy Elrod

Academic Credentials

B.S., Virginia Tech
M.S., Medical College of Virginia
Ph.D., George Mason University
Licensed Physical Therapist in VA

Biography

Other Information

With expertise in the management of medically complex patients, Dr. Cathy Elrod has been part of Marymount’s faculty since 1997. She has practiced in home health and at large trauma hospitals, including the Medical University Hospital of the Medical University of South Carolina and Inova Fairfax Hospital. Through funding by federal grants, she recently has been integrating evidence-based fall prevention programs for older adults into the Northern Virginia region. She is a master trainer for Stay Active and Independent for Life and a Matter of Balance. Dr. Elrod is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Virginia Physical Therapy Association where she has held positions at the state and national level.

Teaching Area

  • Introductory course on the profession of physical therapy and the larger health care environment in which physical therapists practice
  • Older adults/geriatrics

Research Interests

Dr. Elrod’s research interests include falls prevention and intervention strategies for older adults, factors that affect the quality of life for older adults, and influences of social issues on rehabilitation and the delivery of patient care

Publications

Elrod C. Geriatric Physical Therapy in the 21st Century: Overarching Principles and Approaches to Practice. In Guccione’s Geriatric Physical Therapy, 4th ed. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier, 2019: 1-16.

Tripken J, Elrod C. Young Adults’ Perspectives on Advance Care Planning. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine. 2018;35(4):627-634.

Tripken J, Elrod C, Bills S. Factors Influencing Advance Care Planning Among Older Adults in Two Socioeconomically Diverse Living Communities. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine. 2018;35(1):69-74.

Tripken J, Elrod C, Bills S. The design and Implementation of a Theory-Based Interdisciplinary Falls Prevention Pilot Program for Community Dwelling Older Adults. American Journal of Health Studies. 2017;32(4):208-218.

Elrod C. Musculoskeletal System. In Paz J, West MP, eds. Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists, 4th ed. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier; 2014:85-122.

Guccione A, Elrod C. Health and Function: Patient Management Principles. In Guccione A, Wong R, Avers D, eds. Geriatric Physical Therapy. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier; 2012: 87-103.

Costello E, Elrod C, Tepper S. Clinical Decision Making in the Acute Care Environment: A Survey of Practicing Clinicians. Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy. 2011;2(2):46-54. […]

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Jason Craig

Academic Credentials

B.Sc. (Hons), D.Phil., University of Ulster at Jordanstown (Northern Ireland)
Chartered Physiotherapist,
Licensed Physical Therapist in MD

Biography

Dr. Jason Craig has the unique perspective of having studied, and been on faculty, at one of the premier physiotherapy schools in the United Kingdom and having translated that foundation to become an educator in the United States. This global perspective provides distinct insights into the practice of physical therapy and the management of patients.

Dr. Craig has spent a considerable amount of his career working with athletes of all skill levels, from the upcoming teenage athletes to college stars, right up to Olympic hopefuls and world-class competitors. This work has allowed him to travel the world assisting athletes in pursuit of their dreams on the stage of world competition.

Dr. Craig brings his passion for the use of technology to his teaching with the incorporation of a variety of platforms used to communicate the information students require to be successful in their careers as physical therapists.

Other Information

Teaching Area

  • Case Reports
  • Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy

Research Interests

  • Management of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
  • Electrical Stimulation of External Rotators Muscles of the Shoulder following Shoulder Impingement

 

Publications

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Julie Ries

Academic Credentials

B.S., Quinnipiac College
M.A., The George Washington University
Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
Licensed Physical Therapist in VA

Biography

Other Information

Julie Ries has been on faculty at Marymount’s Physical Therapy program since its inception. She has extensive PT clinical experience in acute care, home care, and neurological rehabilitation. She is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in rehabilitation with individuals with dementia and is active in research with this population. She has presented numerous continuing education courses and invited lectures on topics related to rehab with older adults with dementia.

Dr Ries a been recognized by the Malek School of Health Professions for her excellence in teaching with the MSHP Faculty Teaching Award in 2003, 2006, and 2014, and for her outstanding research endeavors with the MSHP Faculty Scholarship Award in 2010 and 2019. She was the recipient of the 2010 Excellence in Geriatric Research Award, a national award presented by the APTA’s Section on Geriatrics, for her research on clinical outcome measures for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease.
 

 

Teaching Area

  • Foundations of Physical Therapy (Kinesiology & Basic Clinical Assessment Skills)
  • Older Adult Cognitive Issues
  • Neurological Rehabilitation

Research Interests

  • Balance training & falls prevention in older adults with dementia
  • Psychometric properties of outcome measures for older adults with dementia
  • Education of health care providers in optimal strategies for working with individuals with dementia

Publications

​Her recent professional publications and presentations span the content of geritatric physical therapy, prosthetic training, the study of outcome measures and balance training in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. She has been an invited speaker at APTA national conferences on multiple occasions.  Recent publications include:
Journal Articles:

  • Klatt BN, Ries JD, Dunlap PM, Whitney SL, Agrawal Y. Vestibular physical therapy in individuals with cognitive impairment: a theoretical framework. Journal of Neurological Physical Therapy; 2019, 43 Suppl 2, Special Supplement International Conference on Vestibular Rehabilitation; S14-S19 doi: 10.1097/NPT.0000000000000266.
     
  • Ries JD. Rehabilitation for Individuals with Dementia: Facilitating Success. Current Geriatric Reports. 2018;7(1):59-70. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13670-018-0237-1.
  • Ries JD, Hutson J, Maralit LA, Brown MB. Group balance training specifically designed for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease: Impact on Berg Balance Scale, Timed Up and Go, Gait Speed, and Mini Mental Status Exam. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy; 2015. 38(4):183-193.
  • Ries JD, Drake JM, Marino C. A small-group functional balance intervention with individuals with Alzheimer disease: A pilot study. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy; 2010. 34:3-10.
  • Ries JD, Echternach J, Nof L, Gagnon Blodgett M. Test-retest reliability and minimal detectable change scores for the timed “up & go” test, the six-minute walk test, and gait speed in people with Alzheimer disease. Physical Therapy; 2009. 89(6):569-79.

 
Book Chapters, Home Study Courses, On-line Publications:

  • Ries JD. Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias: Medical Overview and Rehabilitation Management (Home Study Course, 3 contact hours). Elite Learning. Reviewed and accepted, anticipate 2020 publication.
  • Ries JD. Ambulation: Impact of age-related changes on functional mobility (Chapter 9). In Guccione’s eriatric Physical Therapy, 4th ed. Wong & Avers, eds. Elsevier: St. Louis; 2020.
  • Ries JD & Negley K. Early rehabilitation in lower-extremity dysvascular amputation (Chapter 26). In Orthotics & Prosthetics in Rehabilitation, 4th ed. Chui, Yen, Jorge, & Lusardi, eds. Elsevier Saunders: St. Louis; 2019.
  • Ries JD. Test and Measure Summary: Gait Speed for Individuals with Dementia, Alzheimer disease, or Cognitive Impairment. PTNow. APTA Online Resource; 2017.

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