TTUHSC School of Allied Health Sciences

Gail Apte PT ScD

Assistant Professor, Doctor of Science Program in Physical Therapy

Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist

Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists

EDUCATION

1979 Bachelor of Arts in Biology – San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

1981 Certificate in Physical Therapy – The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

2006 Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy – Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS/ LICENSURE

  • 1992 - COMT - Certification in Orthopedic and Manual Therapy of the Extremities
  • 1995 - COMT - Certification in Orthopedic and Manual Therapy of the Spine
  • 2000 - OCS - Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (APTA)
  • 2008 - FAAOMPT - Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Evaluation of spinal motor control strategies in selected patient populations
  • Efficacy of pelvic floor rehabilitation strategies, with an emphasis on females
  • Tissue characterization in selected cadaveric spinal components
  • Cadaveric characterization of structure and movement of the neural components in the spine and extremities
  • Measuring educational outcomes in orthopaedic manual therapy education

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Case Study.  Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, 2007; 19(2):117-118.

Case Study.  Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, 2008; 20(1): 35-38.

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