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Robert Wellmon PT, DPT, PhD, NCS


  • PhD Physical Therapy 2004

    Temple University (PA)

  • DPT Physical Therapy 2013

    MGH Institute of Health Professions (MA)

  • BS Physical Therapy 1988

    Thomas Jefferson University (PA)

  • BS Biology 1979

    St. Joseph's University (PA)

  • PT 726 Multisystem Examination, Evaluation and Diagnosis

  • PT 733 Client Management II: Rehabilitation

  • PT 750 Evidence-Based Inquiry I

  • PT 751 Evidence-Based Inquiry II

  • PT 892 Advanced Practice IV: Selected Topics in Rehabilitation Practice

My professional interests and areas of research involve the examination of factors affecting functional task performance in older adults and patients recovering from stroke and traumatic brain injury, exploring the psychometric properties of outcome measures used in clinical physical therapy practice, and assessing the effectiveness of interprofessional teaching and learning activities designed to improve interprofessional collaboration. At Widener University, I have collaborated with colleagues from Social Work, Education, Nursing, Human Sexuality Studies, and Clinical Psychology to develop and implement multiple interprofessional learning experiences both within the School of Human Service Professions and across the larger University.

Selected Awards

  • Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching, Widener University, 2009

  • Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Service Award, 2012

  • Thomas Jefferson University School of Health Professions Alumni Special Achievement Award, 2013

Selected Publications

  • Wellmon R, Degano A, Rubertone JA, Campbell S, Russo KA. Interrater and Intrarater Reliability and Minimal Detectable Change of the Wisconsin Gait Scale When Used to Examine Videotaped Gait in Individuals Post-Stroke. Archives of Physiotherapy. 2015; 5(11).

  • Lefebvre K, Wellmon R, Ferry D. Changes in Attitudes Toward Interprofessional Learning and Collaboration Among Physical Therapy Students Following a Patient Code Simulation Scenario. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal. 2015; 26(1): 8-14.

  • Wellmon R, Barr A, Newton R, Stephens J, Ruchinskas R. The Effects of Aging on the Attentional Demands of Walking Toward and Stepping Up Onto a Curb. Gait Posture. 2013; 38(2): 198-202.

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)