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Elizabeth D. Thompson

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Assistant Professor of Instruction

 

Contact

 
626 Ritter Annex
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
215-204-9018
 

Education

  • DPT, Temple University
  • MPT, Drexel University
  • BS, Sport Science, Psychology and Music Performance, University of Richmond

Biography

Liz Thompson is an assistant professor of instruction in the Department of Physical Therapy.  She received her BS in Sport Science, Psychology, and Music Performance from the University of Richmond, and her MPT from MCP-Hahnemann University (now Drexel University).  While in clinical practice, she earned her tDPT from Temple University.  Dr .Thompson is credentialed by the American Physical Therapy Association as a Clinical Instructor, and by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as a Neurologic Clinical Specialist.
 
Dr. Thompson's research interests include balance during standing and walking in people with neuromuscular conditions, including cerebral palsy and Parkinson's disease.  Her teaching responsibilities and include critical inquiry and evidence-based practice, modalities and electrophysiology, management of neurological/neuromuscular injury, prosthetics and orthotics, motor control and learning, and outcome measurement.
 

Research Interests

  • Balance
  • Gait
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Posture