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Stucker, Cathy, PT, DSc, GCS, CMPT

Stucker, Cathy, PT, DSc, GCS, CMPT

Stucker, Cathy, PT, DSc, GCS, CMPT

Assistant Professor School of Physical Therapy

Contact Information:

Husson University
337 O'Donnell Commons
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone: 207.973.1031 Phone: Fax: Email: stuckerc@husson.edu Department Email:

Biography

Cathy received her physical therapy education from Indiana University and her Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. In 2012 she received her certification as a Manual Physical Therapist from the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. She has been recognized as a Board Certificed Specialist in Geriatric Physicl Therpy by The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.  She has practiced for 23 years in a wide variety of practice areas including outpatient orthopedics, sports medicine, industrial rehab, acute care, skilled nursing facilities, and home health. She continues to practice in the home health setting.  She also received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Indiana University and has been involved at a management level with the majority of her clinical positions. Her specialty areas include geriatrics and orthopedics, which are represented in her research involving best practice for total knee rehabilitation. She has recently expanded her research to best practice for individuals struggling with morbid obesity. Her areas of teaching include Kinesiology and Biomechanics, Geriatrics, and Health and Wellness.

Professional Statement

There is a culture in the Physical Therapy program that emphasizes support for each student in order for them to be successful. That was one of the most important aspects for me when I first became associated with this program. A common goal amongst the faculty is to provide the best learning experience for the students so that they can each become independent thinkers and problem solvers. The interactive learning opportunities are another facet of the program that are important for promoting confidence and interpersonal skill development for the students. A well-rounded professional is the ultimate goal for students when they reach graduation.

Research

Research: 

Stucker CL. (2013). Joint Mobilization in Acute Total Knee Arthroplasty Rehabilitation for Improvement in Pain and ROM (Doctoral Dissertation).  Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI.

Grants: 

Husson Research Grant for Physical Activity in Morbid Obesity study

Peer Reviewed Presentations:

Joint Mobilization in Acute Total Knee Arthroplasty Rehabilitation for Improvement in Pain and Range of Motion. Presented at the 2014 APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, February 6, 2014.