Jimmy talks with Beth Collier and Jeannette Anderson from Mercer University at the 2017 NEXT conference in Boston.  They were presenting on clinical reasoning and discuss the implications of their research study that could impact patient interactions and possible PT school admissions.

Beth’s Bio:

Dr. Beth Collier is a clinical assistant professor of the Department of Physical Therapy. She was awarded her DPT from Georgia State University. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Georgia. She also completed her residency in orthopaedic physical therapy, a fellowship in education of physical therapists and fellowship in orthopaedic manual physical therapy from Mercer University.

Dr. Collier holds Board Certification as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, and has over 6 years of experience in clinical practice.

Her current teaching responsibilities include gross anatomy, applied anatomy and movement science and physical therapy examination and intervention in the entry level and orthopaedic residency programs.

Her research addresses components of clinical reasoning and chronic pain. She has presented locally and nationally in these areas.

Dr. Collier is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia, and American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. She currently serves as the Vice President of the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia.

Jeannette’s Bio:

Dr. Jeannette Anderson is Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and clinical assistant professor. She joined Mercer University in 2010. She received her Doctor of Health Science Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis and her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Georgia State University.

Dr. Anderson has over 30 years of clinical experience as a physical therapist, working primarily in outpatient physical therapy practices in North Carolina and Georgia. She has over 14 years of experience as an educator in academic institutions.

Her current teaching responsibilities include professional leadership and coordination of the service learning courses.

Her research is related to the scholarship of teaching and learning, especially involving service-learning and clinical education, and the impact of reflection via assessment of video-recordings on student performance. She has published, and presented nationally and internationally.

Dr. Anderson is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, and the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia (PTAG). She currently serves as a Chair of the Ethics Committee for PTAG. She has also served as a Board member of the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association.