Professional Bio

Education

  • Ph.D., EPOBiology-Neurobiology, University of Colorado-Boulder, 1996
  • M.S., Physical Therapy, University of Southern California-Los Angeles, 1977
  • B.S., Physical Therapy, University of Colorado-Boulder, 1969
  • A.S., Pre-physical therapy, Mesa College, 1967

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Education, Health Policy and Administration, Neurology, Geriatrics Sections, and Academic Administrators, Stroke, and Vestibular Special Interest Groups
  • Colorado Chapter, American Physical Therapy Association

Expertise & Certifications

  • Neurological Disorders

Clinical Specialization

  • Management of Neurological Disorder, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 1977

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests

Motor Control/Motor Learning
Balance and Exercise: Assessment and Interventions for Neurologic Conditions and in Older Adults
Practice and Education in physical therapy

Recent Publications

Smith, M. B. (2009). "The Peripheral Nervous System", In Goodman, C and Fuller, K (Ed.) Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist, 3rd ed., (pp. Chapter 39). Philadephia, PA: Saunders.

Recent Presentations

Smith, M. B. (October 4, 2011) Best Practices in Stroke Rehabilitation: Overview of Stroke, It's Impact on Patients and Gait Training, National Stroke Association, Nationwide Telecast from Denver, CO.

Smith, M. B. (September 27, 2011) Best Practices in Stroke Rehabilitation: Evidence for Interventions for the Arm and Leg, National Stroke Association, Nationwide Telecast from Denver, CO.

Smith, M. B. (June 11, 2011) Evidence Based Prescription for the Older Adult: Balance, American Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference, National Harbor, MD.

Footer, C., Hoffman, L., Smith, M., Winkler, P. (2011, June). Teaching Decision Making: A Module for Curriculum Development for the Examination and Evaluation for Clients with Neuromuscular Conditions. World Confederation of Physiotherapists, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Footer, C., Hoffman, L., Smith, M., Winkler, P. (2011, June). Clinical Decision Making: A Module for Curriculum Development for the Selection and Progression of Interventions for Clients with Neuromuscular Conditions . World Confederation of Physiotherapists, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Footer, C., Smith, M. B. , & Winkler, P. (2010). A Model to Facilitate Student Clinical Decision-Making for the Patient/Client With a Neuromuscular Condition. American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, California.

Smith, M. & Winkler, P. (2009). Stroke Update for Clinicians. Colorado Stroke Association, Denver, Colorado.

Mulligan, N., Tschoepe, B., & Smith, M. B. (2010). Physical Therapists as Primary Care Providers for Neuromuscular Disease: A Case Report. American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, California.

Mulligan, N., Tschoepe, B., & Smith, M. B. (2010). A Physical Therapist Model of Primary Care for Chronic Neuromuscular Disease: A Case Report. American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, California.

Vendrely, A., Smith, M. B. , & MacDonald, C. (2009, February). Outcomes following Early or Late Physical Therapy for Patients Recovering from Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery: A Pilot Study. American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Awards & Recognition

Grants

  • Anemaet, W. K., Smith, M. B., Hammerich, A. S., & Tschoepe, B. A., Development of a multi-factorial Fall Risk Index for community dwelling older adults using OASIS-C data, OASIS Answers, Inc., $5,000, 2011
  • Anemaet, W. K., Smith, M. B.. Hammerich, A. S. & Tschoepe, B. A., Development of a multi-factorial Fall Risk Index for community dwelling older adults using OASIS-C data, Home Health Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, $5,000, 2011

Recognition

  • Bob Doctor Service Award, Colorado Chapter APTA, 2011
  • National State Legislative Leadership Award, American Physical Therapy Association, 2011