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Elaine Wilder, PhD, PT, C/NDT*,

Elaine Wilder, PhD, PT, C/NDT*,

Professor, Department of Physical Therapy Education

College of Health Sciences

ewilder@westernu.edu

Join year: 2021

  • Education

    C/NDT, Certified in Neurodevelopmental Treatment, NDTA Pediatrics and Adult Hemiplegia, 2012

    PhD, Educational Leadership/Higher Education, Saint Louis University, 2008

    MA, College Teaching, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1974

    BS, Physical Therapy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1970

  • Certification

    2012, C/NDT Pediatric and Adult Neurodevelopmental Care

    1987, Physical Therapy Missouri

    1978, Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association (NDTA) Certification: Pediatrics - Initial Certificate Training

    1977, Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association (NDTA) Certification: Adult Hemiplegia - Initial Certificate Training

  • Research Grant
    • 1996 - 2000 HOPE (Health Outreach and Preventive Education) Rural Health Services Outreach Grant, Washington County Memorial Hospital. Interdisciplinary primary care delivery system project with a Child Development Clinic. Grant funded at $300,000 per year for 3 years. Ten percent salary recovery.

    • 2000 School of Allied Health Faculty Research Grant. $1300 for Interdisciplinary Research project with Debra Rybski, OTR. Developmental Delay in Children in Underserved Community Childcare.

    • 1994 -1997 An Interdisciplinary Approach to Training M.A. Level Speech Pathologists to Work with Disabled Pre-School Children. U. S. Department of Education. Training Grant Department of Communication Disorders Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC). Funded for consultation activities

    • 1979-1984 (Grant 1) 1984-1987 (Grant 2) 1Maternal and Child Health Training Grants(5 year grant with renewal) Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Program, Department of Health and Human Services. Project Coordinator. Duties included grant submission assistance, grant activity planning, student recruitment, implementation and evaluation. Emory University Atlanta, Georgia. Grant exceeded $100,000. Fifty percent salary recovery

    • 1979-1984 (Grant 1) 1984-1987 (Grant 2) Maternal and Child Health Training Grants(5 year grant with renewal) Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Program, Department of Health and Human Services. Project Coordinator. Duties included grant submission assistance, grant activity planning, student recruitment, implementation and evaluation. Emory University Atlanta, Georgia. Grant exceeded $100,000. Fifty percent salary recovery

    • NATA Research and Education Foundation Research Grant Application- Title: Risk Factors for Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome and Tibial Stress Fractures in Collegiate Female Athletes. Saint Louis University. Co-investigator. Not funded

  • Awards

    2010Recipient, Elizabeth Noble Award, Section on Women’s Health, APTA

    2009 Toby Long Award, Section on Pediatrics, APTA. Best Manuscript published in Pediatric Physical Therapy: Functional Reach Test in 3-5 Year Old Children Without Disabilities (2nd Author)

    2006 Recipient, Lucy Blair Service Award, APTA

    2004 Nominee, Nancy McNeir Ring Outstanding Faculty Award, Saint Louis University

    1998 Distinguished Member of the Missouri Physical Therapy Association Outstanding Service Award - Service to the Profession Missouri Physical Therapy Association.

    1997 Invited Faculty Speaker. Physical Therapy Pinning Ceremony Saint Louis University

    1997 Partners in Excellence Award: American Physical Therapy Association Special Publications Division: The Gynecological Manual

    1997 Nominee. Nancy McNeir Ring Outstanding Faculty Award. Saint Louis University

    1994 Nominee. Teacher of the Year. School of Allied Health Professions, Saint Louis University

  • Organizations

    2012-present, Member: NDTA-Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association

    2007- 2016,Member: ICEA-International Childbirth Educators Association.

    2002-present,Member: IOPTWH-International Organization of Women’s Health Physical Therapists

    2000-present,Alpha Eta Honor Society

    1970-present, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

    • 1979-1988, Neurology Section
    • 1978-present, Section on Women's Health (Formerly Section on OB-GYN)
    • 1975-1980, Section on Education
    • 1974-present, Section on Pediatrics

    1990-present, Missouri Physical Therapy Association

    1985-1992, Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association (NDTA)

    1983-1995, International Childbirth Association (ICEA)

    1981-1983, Atlanta Coalition for Women's and Infant's Health, Atlanta, GA

    1981-1982, Pediatric Physical Therapy Special Interest Group, Atlanta, GA

    1978-1985, Childbirth Education Association of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

    1977-1987, Georgia Perinatal Association

    1976-1979, Atlanta Business and Professional Women's Club, Atlanta, GA

    1975-1980, American Academy of Husband Coached Childbirth

    1974-1987, Physical Therapy Association of Georgia

  • Committees

    National

    2012-Present,Steering committee Member- Section on Pediatrics. SOPAC Conference to be held in Saint Louis, October 22-25, 2014 (Annual Pediatric Section Conference)

    2009-Present,Associate Editor, Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy, APTA.

  • Publications

    Doctoral Dissertation:

    2008The Relationship Between School Pressure and Disordered Eating in Students Completing the Final Two Years of Physical Therapy Curricula: A Pilot Study of Missouri Schools, Saint Louis University

    Books and Monographs

    2005Wilder E. Contributor. Krames Publication. Stroke Recovery. A Caregiver’s Guide

    2002 Wilder E. (Ed) The Gynecological Manual. American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Women’s Health. (Editor and Contributing author) 2nd Ed.

    1997Wilder E. (Ed) The Gynecological Manual. American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Women’s Health. (Editor and Contributing author)

    1988Wilder E. (Ed) Obstetrics and Gynecologic Physical Therapy. Clinics in Physical Therapy. New York, NY:Churchill Livingstone, Inc., 1988

    1983Catlin P, Barrett S, Binder-Macleod S, Humberstone N, Morgan J, Perarl M, Tomberlin J, Vine P, Wilder E. Competencies and Criteria for the Entry Level Physical Therapist. Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Community Health, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia

    Book Chapters:

    2009 Lavin MA, Bust DE, Le B, Campbell DC, Bostic M, Herning MM, Wilder E, Hilton CL, Miller PM. Chapter 10: Community Organization Principles and Sustainable Interprofessional Health Care Practices in Royeen CB, Jensen GM, Harvan.(Eds) Leadership in Interprofessional Health Education and Practice. Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 2009

    2002 Accardo, P.J., Whitman, B.Y. Dictionary of Developmental Disabilities Terminology, 2nd Ed. Korean Translation. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 2002. Contributing Author.

    2002 Accardo, P.J., Whitman, B.Y. Dictionary of Developmental Disabilities Terminology, 2nd Ed. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 2002. Contributing Author

    1996 Chapter: Wilder E, Norris RA, Herning P. “Human Growth, Development and Aging: Pathologic Considerations”. Completed for Philadelphia, PA: W.B.Saunders, 1996.Accepted, but not included in final text due to book’s excessive length