Wainwright, Susan F.
Susan F. Wainwright, PT, PhD
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 503-3499 fax
PhD, Physical Therapy, Temple University
MS, Physical Therapy, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science
MPT and BS, Physical Therapy, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science
Associate Professor and Department Chairperson
Research and Clinical Interests
Development of Professionalism and Expertise
Clinical Decision Making
Educational and Clinical Outcomes
Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapists, 2007, $10,000.00.
Strategies that contribute to success on second attempts at the NPTE.
Genesis Health Care System, 2006, $43,000.00.
Clinical Decision Making and Role Identification in Health Care Practitioners in Long Term Rehabilitation Settings.
Presentations (peer reviewed)
Gadley L, Brown T, Wainwright S. Effectiveness of Standardized Balance Measures in the Chronic Traumatic Brain Injured Population. Poster presented at: Annual Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Conference; October 2011; Valley Forge PA.
McGinnis PQ, Guenther LA, Romen M, Wainwright S. Factors that influence development and integration of professional core values into physical therapy practice. Presented at: World Congress of Physical Therapy; June 2011; Amsterdam, Holland.
McGinnis PQ, Nixon-Cave K, Santasier AM, Wainwright SF. Developing and/or refining your interviewing skills as a qualitative researcher. Education Session presented at: Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association; February 2011; New Orleans, LA.
McGinnis PQ, Nixon-Cave K, Santasier AM, Wainwright SF. Comprehensive data analysis in qualitative research: making sense of the data. Education Session presented at: Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association; February 2011;
New Orleans, LA.
Johnston TE, Wainwright S. Functional electrical stimulation assisted cycling in an adult with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy. Accepted as a poster presentation at: Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association; February 2011; New Orleans, LA.
Johnston TE, Wainwright S. Cycling with functional electrical stimulation: a case report of an ambulatory adult with cerebral palsy. Poster presentation at: American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Conference; October 2010; Montréal CA.
McGinnis P, Nixon-Cave K, Santasier A, Wainwright S. Mixed methods research: using qualitative methods to enrich your research results. Pre-Conference Program presented at: APTA CSM; February 2010; San Diego, CA.
Thielman G, Wainwright S. Development of integration of learning portfolios across a curriculum. Poster presented at: International Society for Excellence in Teaching and Learning; October 2009; Philadelphia, PA.
Campolo M, Cohen M, Wainwright S. Remediation after failure on the national physical therapy examination (NPTE). Poster presentation at: APTA CSM, February 2009;
Las Vegas NV.
McGinnis P, Nixon-Cave K, Santasier A, Wainwright S. Mixed methods research: using qualitative methods to enrich your research results. Educational Program presented at: APTA CSM; February 2009; Las Vegas NV.
Professional and Community Service
Consultant, M&M Physical Therapy 07/2011 - Present
Advisory Board Member, Genesis CARE (Center for Aging Research and Education) 01/2011 - Present
Manuscript Reviewer: Journal of Allied Health, 2005 - present
Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 2010 - present
Editorial Board Member and Book Review Editor for Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 09/2008 - Present
Programming Committee, Qualitative SIG, Research Section, APTA, 02/2007 - Present
Secretary, Qualitative SIG, Research Section, APTA, 02/2009 - Present
Programming Committee, Research Section, APTA
Awards and Honors
Educational Bright Idea Award, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, 2009
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 1995
The William H. McBeth Award for Excellence in Physical Therapy, 1987
Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications
- Patterns of clinical reasoning in physical therapist students
- Clinical reasoning: Survey of teaching methods, integration, and assessment in entry-level physical therapist academic education
- Peer-Assessment Debriefing Instrument (PADI): Assessing faculty effectiveness in simulation education
- Development of an instrument to assess the clinical effectiveness of the debriefer in simulation education
- Development and integration of professional core values among practicing clinicians
- Cycling with functional electrical stimulation in an Adult with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy
- Use of a Delphi panel to establish consensus for recommended uses of selected balance assessment approaches
- Novice and experienced physical therapist clinicians: A comparison of how reflection is used to inform the clinical decision-making process
- Factors that influence the clinical decision-making of Rehabilitation professionals in long-term care settings