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Cathy Stucker, PT, DSc, CMPT, GCS, CEEAA

Associate Professor College of Health and Pharmacy School of Physical Therapy
Cathy Stucker, PT, DSc, CMPT, GCS, CEEAA
Contact: Husson University
1 College Circle Bangor, Maine 04401
stuckerc@husson.edu
Phone: 207.973.1031
Room: 337 O'Donnell Commons

Biography

Dr. Stucker is an Associate Professor with the School of Physical Therapy. She received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Indiana University and her Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Dr. Stucker also received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Indiana University and has been involved at a management level with most of her clinical positions. She is a Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist (GCS) through The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and is a Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA) through the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. She is also a Certified Manual Physical Therapist through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. In addition, Dr. Stucker received The Certificate in Effective College Instruction from the American Council on Education (ACUE), which enhances skills with classroom education techniques.

Dr. Stucker has practiced for over 30 years in various 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. Her specialty areas include geriatrics and health promotion and wellness, represented in her current research. Activities in research have included total knee and stroke rehab, exercise interventions for Parkinson Disease, and most recently validating use of the Annual Physical Therapy Visit. Her teaching areas include geriatrics, kinesiology and biomechanics, health and wellness, and musculoskeletal/orthopedics.

There is a culture within the Husson University Physical Therapy program that emphasizes individualized support for students to be successful. That was one of the essential aspects for Dr. Stucker when she first became associated with this program. In addition, a common goal amongst the faculty is to provide the best learning experience for the students to become independent thinkers and problem solvers. The interactive learning opportunities are another facet of the program that promotes students' confidence and interpersonal skill development. Dr. Stucker feels that being a well-rounded professional is an ultimate goal for students when they reach graduation.


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.