Dr. Shirley Sahrmann Receives the College of Health Professions Community Partners Award

Physical Therapy Professor David Cameron presents the award to Dr. Shirley Sahrmann

News Story: October 27, 2015

Shirley A Sahrmannis is professor emerita of physical therapy, cell biology, physiology and neurology at the Washington University in School of Medicine in St Louis. She received her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy and her master’s and Ph.D. in neurobiology from Washington University. Sahrmann has received many awards and honors during her career. She was named a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and received the Association’s inaugural John H.P. Maley Lecture and Mary McMillan Award, the highest honor of the association; the Marion Williams Research Award; the Lucy Blair Service Award; the Kendall Practice Award and the Bowling-Erhard Orthopedic Clinical Practice Award from the Orthopaedic Section of the APTA. 

Sahrmann has also been honored with the Washington University Distinguished Faculty Award, the Medical School’s Inaugural Distinguished Clinician Award, as well as an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Indianapolis.   

In addition to her many national presentations, Sahrmann has been an invited speaker for the World Confederation of Physical Therapy and many other international conferences. She has published two books, Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes and Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Extremities and Cervical and Thoracic Spines

Sahrmann represents the consummate professional community partner. Through her service to Sacred Heart University’s doctor of physical therapy program, Sacred Heart was able to enter the Marquette Challenge—a prestigious challenge among physical therapy educational programs, nationally, to raise money for physical therapy research.