Professional Bio

Education

  • DPT, Physical Therapy, Regis University, 2007
  • M.S.P.T., Physical Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University, 1994
  • B.S.E., Therapeutic Recreation, SUNY Cortland College, 1983

 

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Certifications & Expertise

Expertise

  • Orthopedics, neuromuscular re-education/therapeutic exercise, geriatrics and wellness & prevention
Clinical Certifications
  • Polestar Certified Pilates Rehabilitation Practitioner
  • Pink Ribbon Instructor for Breast Cancer Survivors
  • APTA Trainer for Credentialed Clinical Instructor program
  • APTA Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Health Policy Administration, Education and Orthopedic Sections
  • Colorado Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (COAPTA), Membership Chair and Bob Doctor Golf Tournament Co-Chair

 

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests

Alterations in movement strategies in individuals with and without low back pain using EMG analysis and clinical testing measures
Investigate innovative partnerships between academic and clinical faculty for the purpose of fostering high quality clinical education experiences
The relationship between lumbopelvic stabilization and low back pain

Recent Publications

Nelson-Wong, E., Poupore, K., Ingvalson, S., Dehmer, K., Piatte, A., Alexander, S., … Davis, A. M. (2013). Neuromuscular strategies for lumbopelvic control during frontal and sagittal plane movement challenges differ between people with and without low back pain. Journal of Electromyography And Kinesiology: Official Journal Of The International Society Of Electrophysiological Kinesiology, 23(6), 1317–1324. doi:10.1016/j.jelekin.2013.08.011

Davis AM, Bridge P, Miller J, Nelson-Wong E. (2011). Interrater and Intrarater Reliability of the Active Hip Abduction Test. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 41(12):953-960.

Recent Presentations

Lachtman D, Bartha DA, Beltran M, Dominguez D, Messerli A, Miller S, Davis AM, Nelson-Wong E.  Concurrent validity of single and dual inclinometry for assessing cervical lateral flexion. Combined Sections Meeting American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Indianapolis, IN:  Poster, February, 2015.

Bishop K, Bandelier J, Bissett S, Nelson-Wong E, Davis AM.  Can observation-based tests of lumbopelvic control discriminate between runners with and without a history of running related injuries? Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Indianapolis, IN : Poster. February, 2015. 

Davis, A.M., Brodie, A., Burgemeister, M., Conley, M., Griener, E., Hargrove, J., Kernan, K., Nelson-Wong, E.   Is the Active Hip Abduction Test a valid assessment tool for lumbopelvic control in pregnant women? Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Las Vegas, NV. 2014.

Nelson-Wong, E., Benz, A., Bridge, P., Craig, K., Miller, J., Stobie, WM., and Davis, AM. Altered neuromuscular control during the Active Hip Abduction test: A case control study. Canadian Society for Biomechanics, Vancouver, BC. 2012.

Mulligan, N., Davis, A., Christenson, M., Krum, L, Francis, A., Tschoepe, B.  Clinical Education Scholar Program: Creating Innovative Partnerships Between Academic Physical Therapy Programs and Clinical Faculty. Platform presentation presented at APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA. February 2010.

Hamilton, M, Mulligan, N., Davis, A., and Smith, M. “Evaluating the Effectiveness of Clinical Instructor Mentoring: Impact of Practice Setting, Location and Participation in an Online Clinical Instructor Mentoring Program.” Educational Leadership Conference, Portland, OR. Platform. October 4-6, 2013.

Goldwire MA, Pennington K, Crewell J, McGuire M, Roysden D, Davis A. Interprofessional Spiritual Care Elective: A Pilot Experience. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Platform. July 15, 2013.

Goldwire, M.A., Crewell, J., Pennington, K., Davis, A., & McGuire, M. (February 22, 2013) Development of an Interprofessional Elective: A Pilot Experience. 2013 Teacher-Scholar Forum, Denver, CO.

Goldwire MA, Crewell J, Pennington K, et al. Interprofessional Spiritual Care Elective for Pharmacy Students, 5th Annual Evidence-Based Practice, Research and Innovation Conference. Denver, CO. November 9, 2012.

McCollum, M., Sheridan, L.M., Pennington, K.S., Suit, L., Davis, A., Scherer, S. (2012). Assessing teaching effectiveness in an interdisciplinary environment. 2012 American Association of Colleges Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL.

Stobie, W.M., Miller, J.A., Bridge, P.M., Craig, K.D., Benz, A.J., Davis, A.M., & Nelson-Wong, E. (2011). Muscle activation differences between people with and without low back pain during the Active Hip Abduction test: An exploratory study. American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA.

Anemaet W., Smith M., Davis AM. (2011 June). Exercise Prescription: Issues on Aging: Integrating Core Stabilization into Exercise Prescription for Older Adults. APTA Annual Conference and Exposition, National Harbor, Maryland.

Awards & Recognition

Recognition
  • Outstanding Physical Therapist, Colorado APTA, 2012

Grants

  • Lachtman, D., Davis A.M. & Nelson-Wong, E. (Co-PI), Concurrent validity of single and dual inclinometry for assessing cervical lateral flexion., Regis University, University Research and Scholarship Council (URSC) Student Travel Grant, $500.00,  October 28, 2014 - April 30, 2015
  • Eigsti, H. & Davis A.M. (Co-PI), Development of Transformational Leaders in Doctor of Physical Therapy Students. Regis University, Faculty Research and Scholarship Grant (FRSG), $4,500.00, January 16, 2015- April 30, 2016
  • Bishop, K., Bandelier, J., Bissett, S., Nelson-Wong, E., Davis, A.M. Multiplanar movements in runners. University Research and Scholarship Council (URSC), Regis University, $296, 2014
  • Bartha, D., Beltran, M., Dominguez, D., Lachtman, D., Messerli A., Miller, S., Davis, A.M., Nelson-Wong, E. Reliability and validity of single and dual inclinometry for measuring cervical range of motion. Sponsored Projects Academic Research Council (URSC) Regis University, $270, 2014
  • Brodie, A., Burgemeister, M., Conley, M., Greiner,E., Hargrove, J., Kernan., K., Nelson-Wong, E & Davis, A.M. A Cluster of Simple Screening Tools to Access for Low Back Pain Related to Poor Lumbopelvic Control in Pregnant Women. Sponsored Projects Academic Research Council (URSC) Regis University, $500, 2013
  • Alexander, S., Billingsley, P., Dehmer, K., McClenahan, B., Pecoraro, K., Piatte, A., Suhadolnik, S., Davis, A., Nelson-Wong, E. Participant Incentives for Student Research. Sponsored Projects Academic Research Council (SPARC) Regis University, $500, 2011
  • Nelson-Wong, E. & Davis, A.M. Inter- and intra-rater reliability of the Active Hip Abduction Test. Colorado Spine Therapy, LLC., $750, 2010

Community Involvement and Service

Service to University

  • Regis Neighborhood Health - Founding member

Service to Community

2014
Cadaver Lab for 3 High School (Metro Denver) and Venture One group, co-organizer and faculty for 7 evening sessions Nov/December
PT services for teens involved in sports in Douglas County
9 Health Fair-Ask a Dr.

2013
PT services for teens involved in sports in Douglas County
Bare Leg Run, Annual Event to raise funds for Rocky Mountain Veterans Rehabilitation Games, team member
for course day management (2010-2013)
9 Health Fair-Body and Balance, Blood Pressure Screenings and Heart Smart for Kids
atment for underserved individuals
Mountain High Swim League, Clerk of Course, Clarke Farms (2012-2013)

2012
PT services for teens involved in sports in Douglas County
9 Health Fairs- Bone Density Screening and Ask a Dr.
Project Homeless Connect, Physical Therapy Screening and first line tre

2011
Project Homeless Connect, Physical Therapy Screening and first line treatment for underserved individuals
9 Health Fairs- Bone Density and Body and Balance Screening
PT services for teens involved in sports

2010
9 Health Fair- Body and Balance Screening
Save your Shoulders Pro-Bono Screening and PT services for local youth swimming program
Project Homeless Connect, Physical Therapy Screening and first line treatment for underserved individuals (2009–2010)