David A. Cameron, PT, PhD, OCS, ATC


Clinical Associate Professor

Professional Interest 

Areas of professional interest include general orthopedic physical therapy with special emphasis in manual therapy techniques combined with specific therapeutic exercise.  Areas of specialization include examination and treatment of individuals with lumbopelvic and cervical spine dysfunctions, lower extremity and shoulder problems.  

In addition, pursuant to interest in sports medicine, specifically the prevention of injury and enhance of performance, and life long interest in intercollegiate wrestling Dr. Cameron served as Sacred Heart University’s interim head wrestling coach for the 2011-2012 season.  He guided the wrestling team in the inaugural year of competition in the Eastern Interscholastic Wrestling Association.

Degrees and Certifications

    PHD, Pathokinesiology, New York University
    MA, Education, University of Connecticut
    BS, Physical Therapy, University of Connecticut
    BS, Physical Education, Central Connecticut State University

    Specialty or Specialist Certification/Training
    Certified Specialist in Orthopedics by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (1995).
    Certified Athletic Trainer by the National Athletic Trainers Association (since 1984).
    Member of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists (since June 2011)

Teaching Responsibilities

    Fall semester
    PT 611 Structure and Function I (musculoskeletal system), Large Groups Discussion and Labs; serve as Semester I Coordinator
    Director of Human Anatomy Laboratory
    Spring Semester
    PT 714 Structure and Function IV as well and Examination and Documentation IV.

Research Interests & Grants

    Doctoral work investigated “Differences in Lower-Limb Stiffness During Jump Landing in Athletes With and Without Unilateral Chronic Ankle Sprain.”
    Other areas of research interest include cadaveric dissection of sacroiliac joint and intervertebral discs within the cervical region.  Future interests include management of patients with frozen shoulder syndrome.

Honors, Awards & Fellowships

     Fifteen-year anniversary of service to Sacred Heart University.

    Inducted into Central Connecticut State University’s Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame 4/24/09

    Student-Athlete faculty Mentor Award, 2007-2008

    Graduate Teacher of the Year Award, Sacred Heart University, 2003

    Recipient of the Joseph Smey Outstanding Member Award by Connecticut Physical Therapy Association, 1991.

Publications and Presentations

    Austin, GP, Slamet, M, Cameron, DA, & Austin, NM.  A Comparison of High-profile and Low-profile Dynamic Mobilization Splint Designs.  Journal of Hand Therapy July-September, 2004

    Cameron, DM, Bohannon, RW, Garrett, GE., Owen, SV, & Cameron, DA.  Physical Impairments Related to Kinetic Energy During Sit-to-Stand and Curb-Climbing following Stroke.  Clinical Biomechanics April 2003

    Cameron, D., Berkowitz, A., Matosian, C., McGuire, S, & Nugent, K.  Examination, Evaluation, and Intervention of Individuals with Cervicogenic Dizziness.  Connecticut Physical Therapy Association’s Fall Conference Sept 28th 2012 (accepted).

    Cameron, D., DiFaio, Russo, W., Candelore, D., & Farrelly, P.  Sacroiliac Joint and Pelvic Girdle Pain Disorders.  Connecticut Physical Therapy Association’s Fall Conference Sept 30th 2011.

    Cameron, Salis, N., Falanga, D., Catanzaro, D., & Atwood, K.  Rehabilitation Strategies for Patients S/P Birmingham Hip Resurfacing.  Connecticut Physical Therapy Association’s Fall Conference Oct 2 2010.

    Chui, K., Grimes, J., Cameron, DA., and Austin, G.  Outcome Measures Are Important, Yet Underutilized By Physical Therapists.   Connecticut Physical Therapy Association’s Fall Conference Oct 2 2009

Contact Information

Office Location & Hours

  • Location:
    Physical Therapy
    Cambridge 1-P-17
    College of Health Professions
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