Service

The Division of Physical Therapy is dedicated to serving the citizens of West Virginia. The Division provides service to the state in numerous ways:

  • First PT program in West Virginia with 40+ years experience providing physical therapy education in West Virginia. The WVU Physical Therapy program has graduated over 1,000 graduates since 1972. 84% of graduates from the Class of 2012 practiced in West Virginia one year after graduation.
  • Active participant in rural health education initiatives. 37% of the graduates from the Class of 2012 reported practicing in a rural part of West Virginia.
  • Provider of high quality evidence-based continuing education to WV physical therapists. Regularly serve as speakers and educators at local and state meetings. WVU PT faculty are regularly invited to speak at the West Virginia Physical Therapy Association Spring Meeting.
  • Provide direct patient care to the citizens of North Central West Virginia. All WVU PT faculty maintain a regular clinical practice.
  • Participate in public health initiatives that seek to improve the health and wellness of WV citizens.

Additional Faculty Service Activities

State and National Level Service

WVU Physical Therapy faculty are engaged in numerous State and National service activities. Below is a sample of some of the faculty service activities:

  • Editor-in-Chief, Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal –Swisher, A
  • Board of Directors (Chair, Research Committee) Orthopaedic Section, APTA – Davis, DS
  • AFSIG Nominating Committee Chair; Education Section, APTA - Erickson, M
  • Board of Directors (Program Chair), Health Policy & Administration Section, APTA –Utzman, RR
  • Physical Therapy and Cystic Fibrosis Consultant--Pharmaxis Corporation – Swisher, A
  • CDC Steering Committee for the Mobility and Older Adult Concept Mapping Project – Jones, D
  • Geriatric Section Liaison to West Virginia – Mancinelli, C
  • Grant Reviewer, American Heart Association– Gritsenko, V
  • Vice President and Education Program Chair; Hand Rehab Section, APTA – Erickson, M
  • Academic Council, APTA –Mandich, MB
  • West Virginia Physical Activity Plan Coordinating Committee – Jones, D
  • Editorial Board Member, Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics –Mandich MB
  • Publication Awards Committee, APTA – Mancinelli, C
  • Certified Advanced Clinical Instructor Trainer, APTA – Utzman, RR
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Work Group that developed “The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Evidence-Based Guideline on Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee – 2nd edition.” – Jones, D
  • Abstract Reviewer, Orthopaedic Section, APTA – Mancinelli, C; Erickson, M; Waggy, C
  • Abstract Reviewer, IEEE Symposium on Business, Engineering & Industrial Applications – Gritsenko, V
  • Co-Facilitator: PT mentoring project with the CF Foundation – Swisher, A
  • Certified Clinical Instructor Trainer, APTA – Utzman, R
  • Research Committee, West Virginia Physical Therapy Association – Davis DS; Swisher, A
  • Abstract Reviewer, WV Physical Therapy Association – Mancinelli, C; Jones, D; Swisher A; Davis DS
  • Bylaws Chair, WVPTA – Utzman, RR
  • Program Committee, Section on Health Policy & Administration Section, APTA –Utzman, RR
  • West Virginia Arthritis Foundation Advisory Committee – Jones, D
  • Delegate to West Virginia, APTA House of Delegates – Davis, DS (Chief); Utzman RR (Delegate)
  • Evidence-based documents task force, APTA – Swisher, A
  • Board Member (Secretary) West Virginia Physical Therapy Association – Evans, KW
  • Education Committee Member, WVPTA – Evans, KW
  • Wound Management SIG Member, APTA – Evans, KW
  • American College of Rheumatology Committee on Publications (oversees Arthritis & Rheumatism and Arthritis Care & Research journals) – Jones, D

Journal Reviewers

  • Health Policy & Administration Section Journal – Utzman, R
  • Journal of Applied Physiology –Stauber, W
  • Physical Therapy Journal – Davis, DS; Mandich, MB
  • J Orthop Sports Phys Ther – Davis, DS; Jones, D
  • Journal of Neurophysiology – Gritsenko, V
  • Journal Geriatric Physical Therapy – Mancinelli, C
  • Physical Therapy in Sport –Mancinelli, C; Davis, DS
  • Sports Health – Mancinelli, C
  • Sports Medicine Arthroscopy Rehabilitation Therapy Technology Journal – Davis, DS
  • Pediatric Physical Therapy Journal –Mandich, MB
  • Arthritis Care & Research – Jones, D

Service to the School, Health Sciences Center, and University

  • WVU Faculty Senate – Davis DS; Jones D; Mandich, MB; Utzman, RR
  • Assistant/Associate Dean’s Council, WVU –Mandich, MB
  • WVU Faculty Senate Task Force for Defining Credit Hours – Erickson, M
  • Breast Tumor Board, Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center –Swisher, A
  • Advisory Board, Center for Rural Emergency Medicine, HSC –Mandich, MB
  • Basic Science Salary Plan Committee, School of Medicine – Stauber, W
  • HSC Faculty Advisory Council – Davis, DS
  • HSC Chancellor Awards Committee – Davis, DS
  • Head and Neck Cancer Tumor Board, Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center –Swisher, A
  • School of Pharmacy Curricular Revision Committee Member – Stauber, W
  • Cancer review committee, Rehab representative, Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center—Swisher, A
  • PhD Committee (2), School of Medicine – Stauber, W
  • Honors Council Advisory Committee, WVU –Mandich, MB
  • Accreditation team for breast program, Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center – Swisher, A
  • Committee to Review Undergraduate Writing Requirement, WVU –Mandich, MB
  • PhD Committee, Human Resources and Education – Davis, DS
  • University Assessment & Retention Council – Mandich, MB
  • Professional Programs IPE Committee – Evans, KW
  • WVU Student Evaluation of Instruction Committee – Utzman RR
  • HSC Interprofessional Education Steering Committee – Utzman RR