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Occupational Therapy

Erin Phillips

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Associate Professor

Occupational Therapy

Health Sciences Center, 232
1320 W. Lombard St.
Davenport, IA 52804

563-333-6280
PhillipsErinA@sau.edu

Teaches within the Interventions series emphasizing occupation-based motor and sensory assessment and intervention, manual techniques, modalities, and splinting. She also teaches alternative therapies, health promotion and wellness content, and emerging practice areas. Her clinical practice is in UE orthopedics and hand therapy.

She is a certified life coach practitioner and a certified yoga teacher.

Education and Training

OTD, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minn.
Post-professional doctorate in Occupational Therapy

MSOT, Washington University

BA, Washington University
Biology, Minor in Spanish

Courses Taught

Interventions IA, IB, and IIIB

Recent Publications

Phillips, Erin A. (2017). Evaluation of a coaching experiential learning project on OT student abilities and perceptions. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 5(1). doi.org/10.15453/2168-6408.1256

Phillips, E. (2011). Palms Up: Hand positions can affect our state of mind. UTNE Reader (July-Aug 2011)166. Ogden Publications: Topeka, KS.

Phillips, E. (2011, March). Mudras and the Mind: How we hold our hands can connect us with our psyche. Radish Magazine: Healthy Living from the Ground Up. March, p. 24.

Groth, G., Vandeven, K., Phillips, E., & Ehretsman, R. (2001). Goniometry of the Proximal and Distal Interphalangeal Joints, Part II: Placement Preference, Interrater Reliability, and Concurrent Validity. Journal of Hand Therapy (Jan-March). pp.23-29.

Groth, G., Guccione, J., Paynter, P., Phillips, E., Sopp, B., Wulf, M., Walker, E, Mantz, K. & Kraemer, B. (1998). Therapy Considerations Following Acute Hand Injuries. In D.S. Martin & E.D. Collins (Eds.); Manual of Acute Hand Injuries (1st ed.), pp.604-645. Mosby: St. Louis, MO.

Phillips, E. (2001). Curves in the Road. In Piepenburg (Ed.); Running for the Soul 2, pp.61-62. Road Runner Sports, Inc.

Phillips, E. & Siggelkow, W. (1995). A 12-month Internship Model of Level II Fieldwork. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 49 (2), 146-9.

SCHOLARY CONTRIBUTIONS
Bortz, K. (2016). A natural connection: Stretching the boundaries of OT through yoga. Contributor: Phillips, E. ADVANCE for Occupational Therapy Practitioners, June 2016.

Cashion, C. (2014, October). A call to arms: The hows and whys of building upper body strength. Contributor: Phillips, E. Radish Magazine: Healthy Living from the Ground Up, October, p.14.

Greene, C. (2010, July). Roadside Reboot: Simple stretches get you from here to there. Collaboration on article. Contributor: Phillips, E. Radish Magazine: Healthy Living from the Ground Up, July, p. 26

Research

Interests

  • Occupational Therapy role in health promotion and wellness
  • Benefits and accessibility of yoga practice in community settings
  • Life balance principles; application to employee health and mentorship models
  • Yoga as intervention to impact life balance perception, occupational patterns, and stress

Projects

Impact of Yoga on Military Personnel Occupational Patterns and Quality of Life, 2016
Research mentor, St. Ambrose University Program in Occupational Therapy

The Impact of Yoga for Adults with Sedentary Behaviors, 2015
Research mentor, St. Ambrose University Program in Occupational Therapy

Evaluation of a Health Promotion and Coaching Experiential Project on Occupational Therapy Student Abilities and Perceptions, 2014
Doctoral project, St. Catherine University

Reducing the fear of falling and increasing self-efficacy in older adults: A multifactorial intervention approach, 2014
Research mentor, St. Ambrose University Program in Occupational Therapy

Creation of a Sustainable Wellness Program for At-risk Youth, 2013
Research mentor, St. Ambrose University Program in Occupational Therapy

Memberships

American Occupational Therapy Association
Iowa Occupational Therapy Association
Walk with a Doc Steering Committee

 

Research Interests

Evaluation of a Health Promotion and Coaching Experiential Project on Occupational Therapy Student Abilities and Perceptions. Doctoral project; St. Catherine University, 2014

Research mentor: St. Ambrose University Program in Occupational Therapy. The Impact of Yoga for Adults with Sedentary Behaviors, 2015

Reducing the fear of falling and increasing self-efficacy in older adults: A multifactorial intervention approach, 2014

Creation of a Sustainable Wellness Program for At-risk Youth, 2013

Life Balance Among Pre-professional Healthcare Students, 2012

Immobilization Splinting and Positioning of the Hand Post-Stroke, 2011

Effectiveness of Yoga vs. Traditional Exercise on Strength, Flexibility, and Compliance, 2010