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Mike received his physical therapy degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and his post-professional MHS degree in physical therapy with neurologic emphasis from the University of Indianapolis. Mike is recent past Chair of the Geriatric Section’s Balance and Falls Special Interest Group and is now the Vice-Chair of the same group for the Neurology Section of the APTA. He has served as a two-term vice-president of the Neurology Section of the APTA and has been board-certified as a Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy since 1995. Mike recently earned the Certified Exercise Expert in the Aging Adult (CEEAA) designation by the Geriatric Section of the APTA. Mr. Studer is a full-time treating therapist at and founder of Northwest Rehabilitation Associates, in Oregon. Having presented courses on cognitive processing in mobility and ADLs since 1995, Mike has additionally published over 19 articles on the subjects of balance, stroke, cognition, and geriatric rehabilitation, including such manuscripts as PT Journal, the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy and Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. He has been a guest lecturer at multiple state and national conventions as well as universities, presenting multiple times on an international basis. In 2011, Mike received the Neurology Section Clinician of the Year – a national award from the American Physical Therapy Association. In 2014, he received the same award from the Geriatric Section of the APTA – making him the only clinician to have received these awards from two different sections on a national level.
Dr. Kenneth L. Miller is a physical therapist and educator with more than 20 years of experience working with older adults in the home and inpatient rehab settings, as well as more than 7 years in adjunct faculty roles for Touro College and the University of St. Augustine. He is a clinical educator at Catholic Home Care in New York and active in the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy and Home Health Section of the APTA. He chairs the APTA's Home Health Section Practice Committee and is a member of the editorial boards of Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, GeriNotes, and is a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy.
Jill has been a licensed physical therapist for 21 years. She received Board Certification in the area of Neurologic Physical Therapy from the American Physical Therapy Board of Clinical Specialties in 2004 and recertification in 2014. She has practiced almost exclusively in the field of Brain Injury and Stroke rehabilitation. She has a variety of teaching experiences, in physical therapy academia as well as in the health care community at large. She is currently faculty in the DPT program at South College. She has served as core faculty in a neurological physical therapy residency program, is adjunct faculty at the Baylor College of Medicine Master of Orthotics and Prosthetics program, and teaches in several online and onsite continuing education programs. She has taught and presented in the areas of neurological pathology, rehabilitation, gait, orthotics, mentoring, and research, and is currently involved in clinical research in stroke rehabilitation, orthotic management, and gait analysis/rehabilitation.
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