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Occupational Therapy

Erin Phillips

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Assistant Professor

Occupational Therapy

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

563-333-6280
PhillipsErinA@sau.edu

Teaches Adult Interventions, Occupational Studies and Participation, and co-teaches Skills II. Her clinical practice focuses on hand therapy; work conditioning and rehabilitation; and health promotion, lifestyle management services.

She is a certified yoga teacher and uses this expertise in research and preventive care opportunities.

Education and Training

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

MSOT, Washington University

BA, Washington University
Biology

Courses Taught

MOT 576 Occupational Studies and Participation
MOT 578 Skills II Co-instructor
MOT 480 Occupational Therapy with Adults
MOT 600 Research III (research mentor)

Recent Publications

Paper Presentations

Evaluation of a Health Promotion and Coaching Experiential Project on Occupational Therapy Student Abilities and Perceptions. AOTA Education Summit, Denver, Colo., October 18, 2015.

Facilitating Healthy Lifestyle Change: Evidence and Strategies for Healthcare Professionals (co-presenter). St. Ambrose University Interprofessional Clinic and Genesis Medical Center, St. Ambrose University, August 22, 2015.

Emerging Practice and Healthcare Reform. SAU Occupation, Justice, and Participation Annual Conference, St. Ambrose University, May 16, 2014.

Coaching for Emerging Occupational Therapy Practice: Evidence for Health, Wellness, and Participation. AOTA's Annual Conference & Expo, Baltimore, Md.; Poster presentation; April 3-6, 2014.

Publications

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.

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

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

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

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.

Memberships

American Occupational Therapy Association
Iowa Occupational Therapy Association
IOTA Southeast District Representative

 

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