Professional Bio


  • 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

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

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Expertise & Certifications


  • 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

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

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.

Nelson-Wong, E., Bridge, P., Miller, J., Davis, A. Inter-and Intra-rater Reliability of the AHAbd Test. Proposal submitted to APTA Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA. February, 2011.

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

  • Outstanding Physical Therapist, Colorado APTA, 2012


  • 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