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Adams, Cheryl

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Physical Therapy
Husson University
United States of America

Adams, Cheryl

Biography

Cheryl grew up in Maine and received her physical therapy education at Florida International University, Miami, Florida (B.S. in Physical Therapy 1982), completed a post-professional M.H.S. in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis in 1999, and a  post-professional D.Sc. in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland in 2010. She first certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2000 and recertified in 2010. She has practiced for over 30 years in the Bangor area and was a co-owner and co-founder of SPORT, Inc.; a private practice specializing in sports medicine and orthopedic therapy. Her content areas for teaching responsibilities are Physical Agents and Musculoskeletal courses.

Research Interest

Cheryl’s research interests and studies inform her teaching. Her principle topics of scholarly inquiry are best practices in teaching/enhancing student learning, physical agents, and orthopedic physical therapist practice. She has recently collaborated with Dr. Wayne Scott in projects examining for an optimal waveform of electrical stimulation for torque output of the quadriceps muscle.

Publications

  • Adams CL, Glavin K, Hutchins K, Lee T, Zimmermann, C. An evaluation of the internal reliability, construct validity, and predictive validity of the Physical Therapist Clinical Performance Instrument (PT CPI). Journal of Physical Therapy Education. 2008;22(2):42-50.

  • Adams CL. A comparison of student outcomes in a therapeutic modalities course based on mode of delivery: Hybrid versus traditional classroom instruction. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 2013;27(1)20-34.

  • Scott W, Adams C, Cyr S, Hanscom B, Hill K, Lawson J, Ziegenbein C. Electrically elicited muscle torque: Comparison between 2500-Hz burst-modulated alternating current and monophasic pulsed current. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther , 2015;45(12):1035-1041. Epub 10 Nov 2015. doi:10.2519/jospt.2015.5861

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