Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Health Professions
Department of Physical Therapy

Nixon-Cave, Kim

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Kim Nixon-Cave

Kim Nixon-Cave, PT, PhD, PCS

Contact Dr. Nixon-Cave

901 Walnut Street
Room 522
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-1996
(215) 503-3499 fax


PhD, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
MS, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
BS, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Board Certification

APTA Board Certified Pediatric Specialist
APTA Credentialed Clinical Educator Trainer and Instructor (Basic and Advanced)

University Appointment

Associate Professor
Program Director of Doctor of Physical Therapy and Post-Professional Education

Professional Societies

American Physical Therapy Association

Research/Clinical Interests

Dr. Nixon-Cave is a trained qualitative researcher but participates in research studies that utilize different research approaches including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methodologies to explore and examine health disparities, clinical decision-making of PTs, the impact of culture and environment on overall motor development, and the experience of patients and families and their interaction with the healthcare system. Contributed to the knowledge of the field through a record of research and publications. Dr. Nixon-Cave recently completed a research project examining the current practice of board certified pediatric specialists in physical therapy resulting in a description of specialty practice for PT pediatric certified specialists.