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Adams, Cheryl, PT, DSc, MHS, OCS

Adams, Cheryl, PT, DSc, MHS, OCS

Adams, Cheryl, PT, DSc, MHS, OCS

Professor School of Physical Therapy

Contact Information:

Husson University
340 O'Donnell Commons
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone: 207.941.7145 Phone: Fax: 207.941.7883 Email: adamsch@husson.edu Department Email:

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.

Professional Statement

I have been teaching for almost 30 years, and teaching and learning  continue to fascinate me. I truly enjoy working with physical therapy students and am fortunate to work on the admissions committee as well as working toward improving academic retention. I believe what sets us apart from other programs are two major points: the open door availability of faculty members for question clarification and the emphasis on hands-on learning and manual skills that begins with anatomy lab and extends through the curriculum to the beyond entry-level advanced elective courses.

Professional Work

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.

Grants:

Adams, C, institutional SOAR grant, $1000, Husson University, for DPT PASS retention program initiatives, fall 2015.

Adams, C, institutional research grant for project:  An exploratory survey of physical agents use in outpatient physical therapy clinics. $1290, Husson College Research Committee, Husson College, awarded 2007, study completed spring 2010.

Adams, C, institutional research grant for project: A reliability study of the Physical Therapist Clinical Performance Instrument, $1600, Husson College Research Committee, Husson College, awarded spring 2003, study completed May 2004.

Peer Reviewed Presentations:

Adams C, Scott W, Casey A, Gott A, Noyes K, Qualey E.  Electrically elicited muscle torque:  Monophasic square wave pulses vs. burst modulated biphasic square wave pulses. Poster presented at CSM 2016, Anaheim, CA. Abstract published online in conference proceedings

Adams, C, Amiot A, Hiltz L, Johnson A, Moore JA, Wedge, E. To CPM or not to CPM: A systematic review of the literature. Poster presented at CSM 2015, February 2015, Indianapolis, ID. Abstract published online in conference proceedings

Scott W, Adams C, Cyr S, Hanscom B, Hill K, Lawson J, Ziegenbein C.  Electrically elicited muscle torque:  Russian stimulation versus optimized monophasic square wave pulses.  Poster presented at CSM 2015, Indianapolis, ID. Abstract published online in conference proceedings

Scott W, Adams C, Cross C, Danie K, Deabay T, West S. Electrically-elicited muscle torque: Russian stimulation versus monophasic square wave pulses. Presented at CSM 2014, Las Vegas, NV, February 4-6, 2014. Abstract published online in the conference proceedings

Adams C, Glickman L. A comparative evaluation of teaching methods and student perceptions in an entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT ) Course. CSM 2011, February 2011, New Orleans, LA, abstract published online in conference proceedings

Publications:

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

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.

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.