Michelle Wormley, PT, MPT, CLT

Michelle Wormley, PT, PhD, CLT

Assistant Professor

Michelle joined Sacred Heart University full-time in 2009 as a Clinical Physical Therapist with prior experience in acute and subacute rehabilitation settings. Since 2010, Michelle’s roles in the department have included Clinical Assistant Professor, Associate Director of Clinical Education, and in 2014 an appointment to Assistant Professor.  Michelle is a member of the Oncology, Neurology, and Education sections of the American Physical Therapy Association as well as the Connecticut Physical Therapy Association. She is also the Director of Continuing Education, planning and executing continuing education courses for healthcare professionals in the community.  She is a certified lymphedema therapist and has presented at the state and national level in topics of physical therapy and the problem-based learning approach.

Degrees and Certifications

    • PhD, Nova Southeastern University
    • MPT, Physical Therapy, Quinnipiac University
    • BS, Physical Therapy, Quinnipiac University

     

Teaching Responsibilities

    Physical Therapy Management of Patients with Medically Complex Issues and Physical Therapy Management of Patients with Neurological Dysfunction. 

Research Interests & Grants

    Research Interests

    • Neurological physical therapy, problem-based learning teaching methods, clinical education
    • Wormley, ME (2014). Physical Therapy Student Experiences Regarding Problem-Based Learning and Development of Professional Core Values. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

     

    Grants

    • Emery, ME, Hird, A, Wormley, ME.  Breast Cancer Alliance of Greenwich, January 2014.  A Training Program for Health Professionals in Complex Decongestive Therapy (CDT) to Treat Patients with Secondary Lymphedema.  Funding awarded in the amount of $10,000.
    • Bowers, D, Romney W, Wormley, ME.  Sacred Heart University ACT Grant, May 2014.  Video Demonstration of Applied Physical Therapy Examination and Interventions.  Funding awarded in the amount of $1500.

Publications and Presentations

    Publications

    “Neurophysiological Effects of Manual Therapy in Aging and Older Adults” Wormley M, Grimes J, Romney W, Yen SC, Chui K (Editors Chui K & Yen SC). Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 2015, Volume 31, Issue 3, pages 173-179. 

    “The Effects of Manual Therapy on Aging and Older Adults with Neurological Disease” Romney W, Wormley, M, Tudini, F.  Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 2015, Volume 31, Issue 3, pages 180-187.

    “Shoulder Manual Therapy for Aging and Older Adults – Part 1: Subacromial Impingement Syndrome” Chui K, Yen SC, Wormley M, Grimes J (Editors Chui K & Yen SC). Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 2015, Volume 31, Issue 3, pages 217-224.  

    “Shoulder Manual Therapy for Aging and Older Adults – Part 2: Adhesive Capsulitis” Chui K, Yen SC, Wormley M, Grimes J (Editors Chui K & Yen SC). Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 2015, Volume 31, Issue 3, pages 225-231.

    Romney, W, Wormley, M.  Tremor and Other Involuntary Movement Disorders. In Kauffman, TL, Barr, JO, & Moran, ML, A Comprehensive Guide to Geriatric Rehabilitation. (2014)  Philadelphia: Churchill Livingstone.

     

    Presentations:

    Wormley, ME. (2014, October).  Physical Therapy Student Experiences Regarding Problem-Based Learning and Development of Professional Core Values. Poster presented at the American Physical Therapy Association Educational Leadership Conference, Kansas City, MO. 

    Grimes, J, Wormley, ME.  (2014, September). No Pain–No Gain or Know Pain–Know Brain? How to Educate and Why to Manipulate: Clinical Applications for the Management of Pain.  Presented at the Connecticut Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference, New Haven, CT.  

    Romney, W, Wormley, M. (2012, October).  Examination and Interventions for Individuals with Tremor, Chorea, and other Involuntary Movement Disorders.  Presented at the Connecticut Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference, Cromwell, CT. 

    Prunty, R, Romney, W, Wormley, ME. (2011, October).  Differential Diagnosis of Peripheral Vascular Disease.  Presented at the the Connecticut Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference, Cromwell, CT. 

    Chui, K, Lusardi, MM, & Wormley, ME. (2010, October).  6th Vital Sign: Walking Speed. Presented at the Connecticut Physical Therapy Fall Conference, Waterbury, CT. 

    Bowers, DM, Chui, K, Asprelli, J, Grimes, J, Hatch, J, Vaughan, V, Watts, S, & Wormley, ME (2010, October). Professional Development Through Specialty Certification. Presented at the Connecticut Physical Therapy Fall Conference, Waterbury, CT.

     

Contact Information

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    Cambridge 1-P-34
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