Wendy Romney PT, DPT, NCS

Wendy Romney, PT, DPT, NCS

Clinical Assistant Professor

Professional Interests
Examination and treatment of patients with neurological dysfunction, use of rehabilitation technology in treatment of patients with neurological dysfunction, outcome measure use in patients with spinal cord injury.

Wendy joined Sacred Heart University in August 2011 as a Clinical Assistant Professor with prior clinical experience in acute rehabilitation and outpatient neurological rehabilitation. In 2010, she became a neurological certified specialist (NCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. She continues to practice in the faculty practice as well as in two local hospitals in CT (Gaylord Specialty Care, Wallingford, CT and Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, Hartford, CT).  She is a board member of the Connecticut Physical Therapy Association and a member of the Neurologic, Acute and Education sections in the American Physical Therapy Association.  She has presented at the state and national level in topics of physical therapy.

Degrees and Certifications

    DPT, Ithaca College
    MSPT, Ithaca College
    BS, Clinical Science, Ithaca College
    PhD candidate in Health Science at Rutgers University

    Specialty or Specialist Certification/Training
    Neurologic Certified Specialist

Teaching Responsibilities

    Physical Therapy Management of Patients with Medically Complex Issues,
    Physical Therapy Management of Patients with Neurological Dysfunction

    Teaching Areas: Neurologic rehabilitation, cardiopulmonary, amputation and prosthetics, spinal cord injury

Research Interests & Grants

    Research:

    • Treatment of patients with spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis.
    • Knowledge Translation. 
    • Translating evidence into practice.

    Grants:

    • 2015 Ellen Ross Memorial Scholarship
    • 2014 Academics for Creative Teaching Grant. Sacred Heart University
    • 2014 Interdisciplinary Scholarship. Sacred Heart University

Honors, Awards & Fellowships

    • 2015 Pre-doctoral fellowship, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
    • 2014 Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
    • 2012 Emerging Leader Award, American Physical Therapy Association

Publications and Presentations

    Publications

    Deutsch JE, Romney W, Manal TJ, and Reynolds, J. (2015) Validity and Usability of a professional association’s web-based knowledge translation portal: APTA PTNow.org, accepted and in review at BMC Informatics and Decision Making.

    Romney W, Wormley M, & Tudini F. (2015).  The effects of manual therapy on older adults with neurological disease.  Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation.  13 (3), 180-187. 

    Wormley M, Grimes J, Romney W, Yen S-C, Chui K. (2015).  The neurophysiological effects of manual therapy in older adults.  Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. 13 (3), 173-179. 

    Tremor and other involuntary movement disorders. Romney W, Wormley M, Lusardi M, chapter in A Comprehensive Guide to Geriatric Rehabilitation: [previously entitled Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual] 3rd Edition. (Series Editor: Kauffman, T., Scott, R.W., Barr, J.O., & Moran, M.L.) Elsevier.  ISBN-13: 978-0702045882 

    Presentations

    2015    “Creation and validation of two questionnaires: Barriers and facilitators to evidence based practice and using standardized assessments.  Romney W, Deutsch J.  Poster Presentation Connecticut Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference. 

    2015    “Evidence based practice confidence upon entry to physical therapy school is related to previous research-related experience.” Romney W, Deutsch J, Perry S, & Salbach N. World Confederation of Physical Therapist World Congress, 2015. Singapore. 

    2014    “Use of an Academic Electronic Health Record in a Problem Based Learning Curriculum.” Romney W, Burrow S., Halperin, L. Presentation at American Society of Allied Health Professions, Las Vegas, NV. 

    2014    “Clinician variation in assessing and using an online evidence based resource.” Romney W, Deutsch J, Manal T.  Combined Section Meetings platform presentation. Las Vegas, NV. 

    2014 “Outcome measure recommendations for patients with spinal cord injury” Kahn J, Newman C, Palma P, Tappan R, Tefertiller C, Tseng E, Romney W, Weisbach C. ASIA Spinal Injury Association Annual Meeting.  San Antonio, TX 

    2013    “Recommendations from the Neurology SCI EDGE Task Force.”   Kahn J, Newman C, Palma P, Tappan R, Tefertiller C, Tseng E, Romney W, Weisbach C. Combined Sections Meeting.  San Diego, CA. 

    2012    “Physical therapy management of patients with tremor and other involuntary movement disorders.”  Romney, W. Wormley, M. CPTA Annual Conference. Cromwell, CT. 

    2011    “Differential Diagnosis of Peripheral Vascular Disease” Wormley M, Romney W, Prunty R., CPTA Annual Conference, Cromwell, CT

Contact Information

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    Cambridge 1-P-24
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