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Rebecca Martin

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Rebecca Martin, PT, DPT, NCS

Clinical Assistant Professor
Clarkson University
PO Box 5880
Potsdam, NY 13699

Office phone: 315-268-1652


B.S., Misericordia University – Health Sciences (2008)

M.S., Misericordia University – Physical Therapy (2008)

DPT, MGH Institute of Health Professionals – Physical Therapy (2008)

PhD, Nova Southeastern University – Physical Therapy (expected 2019)

American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties Certifications:

Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurology

Teaching Interests

Dr. Martin was adjunct faculty prior to taking a full time teaching position in Clarkson University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in 2013.  Her primary teaching area is neuromuscular physical therapy and she coordinates the neuromuscular semester. Other teaching roles include motor learning, multiple systems management, and professional foundations. 

Research Interests

Dr. Martin’s research projects are primary focused on Parkinson’s disease and education.  Specifically, she is currently looking into gait and balance predictors in individuals with Parkinson’s disease, attributes of effective clinical educators, and assessment tools to evaluate the upper extremity following stroke. 

Recent Publications 

Zeigler S, Fulk G, Russek L, Minor S, LaFay V, Rigsbee J, Martin R, Towler C. Development and utilization of a professional development assessment process across a doctor of physical therapy curriculum. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association. February 17-20, 2016; Anaheim California.

Martin RA. Wheelchair Letter of Medical Necessity Triple Jump Assignment.  Compendium Submission for the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. Accepted November, 2015. In Press.

Martin RA, Lafay V, Fulk G. Balance assessment lab and integrated patient experience. Compendium submission for the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. Accepted November, 2015. In Press.

Martin, RA. Effective patient cuing and feedback. New York Physical Therapy Association Central District Meeting, Watertown, NY. September, 2014

Community Service

Parkinson’s Disease and Functional Movement Disorder Support Group Coordinator

Seaway Parkinson’s Coalition Board Member

APTA Scholarship Committee

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