Robert Wellmon

Robert Wellmon PT, DPT, PhD, NCS
Associate Professor
Cottee Hall 123 • 610-4991295  • rhwellmon@widener.edu

Education

DPT, MGH Institute of Health Professions (Physical Therapy)
PhD, Temple University (Physical Therapy)
MS, Temple University (Physical Therapy)
BS, Thomas Jefferson University (Physical Therapy)
BS, St. Joseph's University (Biology)


Research interests: Examination of factors affecting functional task performance in older adults and patients recovering from stroke and traumatic brain injury, exploring outcome measures used in clinical physical therapy practice, gait, and balance and inter professional teaching and learning.

Courses taught: Multisystem Examination, Evaluation, and Diagnosis, Client Management II, Evidence Based Inquiry I, Evidence Based Inquiry II, Selected Topics in Rehabilitation Practice Elective


Recent Publications

  • Wellmon, R., Barr, A., Newton, R., Stephens, J., & Ruchinskas, R. (2013). The Effects of Aging on the Attentional Demands of Walking Toward and Stepping Up Onto a Curb. Gait & Posture, 38(2), 198-202.
  • Wellmon, R. (2012). Does the Attentional Demands of Walking Differ for Older Men and Women Living Independently in the Community? Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, 35(2), 55-61.
  • Wellmon, R., Gilin, B., Knauss, L., Linn, M. (2012). Changes in Student Attitudes Toward Interprofessional Learning and Collaboration Arising From a Case-Based Educational Experience. Journal of Allied Health, 41(1), 26-34.
  • Wellmon, R. (2010). Gait assessment and training. In M. Cameron and L. Monroe, Eds., Physical Rehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant, Elsevier.
  • Gillin, B., Knauss, L., Wellmon, R. (2009). The Benefits of an Interdisciplinary Collaborative Learning Experience: The Student Perspective on Outcomes. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 4(8), 15-28.
  • Wellmon, R. (2007). Gait analysis and training. In M. Cameron and L. Monroe, Eds., Physical Rehabilitation Assessment and Intervention: An Evidence-Based Approach, Elsevier.
  • Wellmon, R (2007). Teaching NDT in the entry-level professional curriculum: When and How to Provide Feedback. NDTA Network, 14(4), 1, 25-29.
  • Wellmon, R., Eichorn, G., Lockhart, W., Morris, J., Pezillo, K. (2006). Changes in Dual-Task Voice Reaction Time Among Elders Who Use Assistive Devices. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, 29(2), 74-80.
  • Wellmon, R. (2006). Incorporating NDT into Entry-Level Curriculum. NDTA Network, 13(3), 20-22.
  • Knauss, L., Kramer, L., Linn, M., Silver, P., Soliman, H., & Wellmon, R. (2003). Preparing students for interdisciplinary practice. Human Service Education, 23(1), 87-97.
  • Cromwell, R., & Wellmon, R. (2001). Sagittal plane head stabilization during level walking and ambulation on stairs. Physiotherapy Research International, 6(3), 179-192.