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Stacey Zeigler

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Stacey Zeigler, PT, DPT, MS, GCS

Clinical Professor
Clarkson University
PO Box 5880
Potsdam, NY 13699

Office phone: 315-268-1699


A.A. Jefferson Community College – Liberal Arts (1991)

A.S. Jefferson Community College – Math/Science (1992)

B.S. State University of New York Health Science Center – Physical Therapy (1994)

M.S. California College for Health Sciences – Community Health Administration and Wellness Promotion (2001)

DPT Simmons College – Physical Therapy (2005)

American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties Certifications:

Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatrics

Teaching Interests

Dr. Zeigler has been teaching at Clarkson since January 2003.  With a diverse clinical and administrative background, she teaches in the areas of leadership, practice management, and is the course coordinator for the course physical therapy for multiple system disorders which integrates many of her clinical practice areas such as geriatrics and hospice care.  Students most often comment that Dr. Zeigler’s teaching is organized, clear, clinically applicable and inspiring as she demonstrates passion and enthusiasm for all of the content she teaches as well as for the profession of physical therapy.

Research Interests

Dr. Zeigler’s research interests are targeted primarily in the areas of her teaching and clinical practice.  Passions in the administrative realm have focused on professionalism, autonomy for physical therapists, leadership and practice management.  In the clinical area, she has focused her research on preventing falls and spinal fractures in the elderly population.  These have been exciting collaborations between the physical therapy and mechanical engineering departments, one of the greatest assets of research at Clarkson.

Recent Publications

Zeigler SL, Towler C, Corbiere N, Michalek AJ, Issen KA, Kuxhaus L.  Low amplitude flexion movements during activities of daily living can cause vertebral fracture.  Exercise and Physical Activity in Aging Conference II.  Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy.  July 28-29, 2016. Indianaopolis, IN.  

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, CA.

Corbiere NC, Zeigler SL, Michalek AJ, Issen KA, Kuxhaus L. Towards vertebral compression fracture prevention: simulating physiologic fracture during small movement ADLs.  The Summer Bioengineering, Biomechanics, and Biotransport meeting.  June 2015. Snowbird, UT. 

Fulk GD, Zeigler SL, Tang W, Sazonov E.  An Instrumented Version of the Berg Balance Scale to Assess Postural Control. Poster Presentation.  International Society for Posture and Gait Research World Congress. Vancouver, CA.  July 2014.

Fulk GD. Zeigler SL, Towler C, Araujo M, Sazonov E.  A Comparison of the mini-BESTest to Other Commonly used Clinical Balance Measures to Identify Fall Risk in Older Adults. American Physical Therapy Association NEXT Conference. Charlotte, NC. June 13, 2014.

Community Service

Potsdam Humane Society - Volunteer

Stacey Zeigler