Suzanne O'Neal, PT, D.P.T., DHSc

Associate Professor
Glendale, AZ

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Title
Associate Professor

Campus
Glendale, AZ

College
College of Health Sciences - AZ

Department
Physical Therapy

Program
Physical Therapy

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623-572-3920

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AZPT@midwestern.edu

Education

University of Indianapolis | 2020 | DHSc
Northern Arizona University | 2011 | D.P.T.
University of South Florida | 2006 | M.P.T.
University of South Florida | 2001 | B.A.

Courses Taught

PTHEG 1541 Neuromuscular Rehabilitation I

PTHEG 1542 Neuromuscular Rehabilitation II

PTHEG 1743 Neuromuscular Rehabilitation III

Publications

O’Neal S, Eikenberry M, & Russell B. The Effects of Dog Walking on Gait and Mobility in People with Parkinson Disease: A Pilot Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020;17(5):1549.

Thomas J, O’Neal S. Relationship of functional reach test scores and falls in Special Olympics athletes. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 2019;63(6):587-592

Kegelmeyer D, Ellis T, Esposito A, Gallagher R, Harro C, Hoder J, Hussey E, O’Neal S. Measurement Characteristics and Clinical Utility of the Mini BESTest in Individuals With Parkinson Disease. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2015;96:1367-8

Kegelmeyer D, Ellis T, Esposito A, Gallagher R, Harro C, Hoder J, Hussey R, O’Neal S. Measurement characteristics and clinical utility of the Parkinson Disease Quality of Life Measure (39- and 8-item versions) in individuals with Parkinson disease. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2015; 96:1551-2

Organizations

Clinical Director, Special Olympics Arizona 2008 - present

Member of the Academy of Neruologic Physical Therapy Orthotic and Neuroprosthetic Knowledge Translation Task Force 2019 - present

Member of the Academy of Neuroloic Physical Therapy Parkinson Disease EDGE Task Force 2013-2014

District 1 Representative, Arizona Physical Therapy Association 2018-2020

APTA Arizona Nomination Commitee member 2020 - present

Awards

APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2021 - Best Platform Presentation 

Title: The effects of backward cycling on posterior protective stepping responses in people with Parkinson disease

Granted by the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Degenerative Disease SIG

 

APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2019 - Poster Award for Clinical Utility

Title: The relationship of single leg stance time and falls in Special Olympic athletes

Granted by the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Balance and Falls SIG

More Information

Board Certified Neurologic Specialist