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Alison McKenzie

Chapman University

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Chapman University

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As one of the founding members of the Anatomy Education Special Interest Group of the American Physical Therapy Association's Education Academy, I hope to foster greater communication and collaboration among faculty teaching in PT programs, many of whom are unaware of AAA and its wonderful benefits. I have taught Anatomy in PT programs for over 30 years and also have taught other graduate, health sciences students, as well as undergraduates and post-professional clinicians. By necessity, I have been involved in the development and design of three different anatomy laboratory facilities at my institution (due to growth, relocation), so have learned more than I ever anticipated about health, safety, and construction issues, and I've enjoyed mentoring several faculty over the years.  My current research interests pertain to neuroplasticity and rehabilitation for stroke, with an emphasis on mechanisms underlying neural repair and on using innovative technology in rehab. I also developed and run an interdisciplinary Stroke Boot Camp for stroke survivors and continue to provide physical therapy care to musicians with focal hand dystonia, another area of interest of mine.

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