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Doctor of Physical Therapy

 

sandra

Professor and Dean, College of Education and Health Sciences

1320 West Lombard Street
CHS259
Davenport, Iowa 52804

563-333-6409

CassadySandraL@sau.edu

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Serves as Dean of the College of Education and Health Sciences and teaches research and cardiopulmonary physical therapy.  She is past editor of The Cardiopulmonary Journal and past associate editor of the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. Dr. Cassady has written numerous articles, chapters and abstracts on topics related to cardiopulmonary physical therapy. She has received several professional awards for teaching, research and professional service. She is a fellow of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

 

Education and Training

PhD, University of Iowa
Exercise Science

MA, Certification in Physical Therapy, ibid
Physical Therapy 

BA, University of Northern Iowa
Biology

 

Certifications
  • Fellow in American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

 

Current Teaching Responsibilities in the Entry-level Physical Therapy Program
  • DPT 700 Issues in Research II
  • DPT 640 Cardiopulmonary Therapeutics 
  • DPT 705 Critical Inquiry 
  • DPT 820 Physical Therapy Differential Diagnosis

 

Areas of Professional Interest
  • Management of patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases
  • Body Composition

 

Recent Publications and Presentations

Cassady SL, Cahalin L: Cardiovascular Pathophysiology. In Cahalin L, DeTurk W. (eds) Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy: An Evidence-Based Approach. 2nd Edition McGraw Hill: New York; 2011, p 135-163.

Drefus L, Cassady SL. Role of physical therapy in caring for a pediatric patient with osteogenesis imperfecta following orthopedic surgery. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 2011; 23(1).

Cassady SL, Drury M, Sprouse M. Leading in the Academic World. Way Up XXV Higher Education Administration Conference, West Des Moines, IA. November 2011

Nolan L, Cassady SL, Van Steenhuyse K. Women at the Academic Center: The Dean's Experience. Way Up XXV Higher Education Administration Conference, West Des Moines, IA. November 2011

Update on the examination and treatment for patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, Iowa Physical Therapy Association, Ames, Iowa, April 2006

Frank LM, Cassady SL. Health and wellness in entry-level physical therapy students: are measures of stress, anxiety and academic performance related? Cardiopulm Phys Ther, 2005; J16(4):5-13.

Cassady SL. Estimating Treatment Effects from Trials with Dichotomous Outcomes. Cardiopulm Phys Ther. 2005; 16(1):32-34.

DeTurk W and Cassady SL: Essentials of Exercise Physiology. In Cahalin L, DeTurk W. (eds) Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy: An Evidence-Based Approach. McGraw Hill: New York; 2004, p 35-72.

Cassady SL: Cardiovascular Pathophysiology. In Cahalin L, DeTurk W. (eds) Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy: An Evidence-Based Approach. McGraw Hill: New York; 2004, p 123-150.

Cassady SL. Peripheral Arterial Disease: A Review of Epidemiology, Clinical Presentation, and Effectiveness of Exercise Training. Cardiopulm Phys Ther. 2004; 15(3):6-12.

 

Honors and Awards

  • Professor of the Year Nominee, St. Ambrose University, 2005
  • Fellow, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 2002
  • Alumni Recognition Award, University of Northern Iowa, 1999
  • Clinical Research Award, Iowa Physical Therapy Association, 1998
  • Graduate Professor of Year, St. Ambrose University, 1997
  • Iowa State AAUW Distinguished Educator Award, Nominated 1996
  • Merit Award (Service), Cardiopulmonary Section, APTA, 1995.
  • Marjorie Monroe New Faculty Award, APTA, Nominated, 1994
  • Research Award, Cardiopulmonary Section APTA, 1994
  • NIDRR Trainee, University Iowa, 1989-1992
  • Mary McMillan Doctoral Scholarship, APTA 1992


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