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Elizabeth D. Thompson

Assistant professor
Physical Therapy
Temple University
United States of America


Thompson is an assistant professor of instruction in the Department of Physical Therapy. She received her BS in Sport Science, Psychology, and Music Performance from the University of Richmond, and her MPT from MCP-Hahnemann University (now Drexel University). While in clinical practice, she earned her tDPT from Temple University. Dr .Thompson is credentialed by the American Physical Therapy Association as a Clinical Instructor, and by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as a Neurologic Clinical Specialist.

Research Interest

Dr. Thompson's research interests include balance during standing and walking in people with neuromuscular conditions, including cerebral palsy and Parkinson's disease. Her teaching responsibilities and include critical inquiry and evidence-based practice, modalities and electrophysiology, management of neurological/neuromuscular injury, prosthetics and orthotics, motor control and learning, and outcome measurement.


  • Yu Y, Keshner E, Tucker C, Thompson E, Lauer R (2014) “Postural responses to visual and somatosensory perturbations in adults with cerebral palsy.” American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

  • Yu Y, Keshner E, Tucker C, Thompson E, Lauer R (2014) “Postural responses to base of support and visual field in adults with cerebral palsy.” International Society for Posture and Gait Research World Congress for 2014, Vancouver, BC.

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