Kathleen D. Shirley, D.P.T.
Assistant Clinical Professor
Physical Therapy
College of Health Sciences
kshirley1@twu.edu



Academic Background 
D.P.T.  Texas Woman's University, Dallas, Texas, Physical Therapy, 2015.
B.S.  East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, Physical Therapy, 1981.
Professional Certifications 
Tai Chi for Rehabilitation, 2018, Dallas Tx.
Chronic Care Professional - Certified Health Coach, 2016
State of Texas license, 2012
Geriatric Certified Specialist through America Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, 2011
Orthopedic Certified Specialist through the America Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, 2009
Cervicogenic Dizziness Competency (Landel) APTA, 2006
Vestibular Rehabilitation Competency (Herdman) APTA/Emory University, 2004
Hath Yoga Teacher Certification, 2002
Adult Neurodevelopmental Treatment for Brain Injury, 1984
Professional Memberships 
Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA), 2004-2018
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Geriatric ,Orthopedics and Education Sections, 1980 - 2018
Work Experience
Work Experience 
Academic
Assistant Clinical Professor, Texas Woman's University (September, 2015 - Present), Dallas, Texas.
Guest lecturer, Texas Woman's University (2013 - Present), Dallas, Texas.
Supplemental Learning Lab Coordinator, Texas Woman's University (September, 2012 - August, 2015), Dallas, Texas.
Non-Academic
Consulting services in various settings, Independent Contractor - (2012 - Present), Flower Mound, Texas.
In Home Therapy Services, independent consulting services, educational workshops and program development., Healthy to the Bone LLC. (1999 - 2012), Largo, Florida.
Co-Owner, Therapy Center of Palm Harbor Florida (1987 - 1999), Palm Harbor, Florida.
Clinical Director Functional Capacity Assessments, Work Hardening, Ergonomic Job Analyses., Physical Capacities Inc. (1985 - 1987), Largo, Florida.
Staff Physical Therapy, Lakeview Medical Center (1983 - 1985), Danville, Illinois.
Staff Physical Therapist, St. Elizabeth Hospital (1982 - 1983), Danville, Illinois.
Staff Physical Therapist, Nash General Hospital (1981 - 1982), Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
Teaching
Courses Taught 
Courses from the Teaching Schedule:    Basic Physical Therapy Skills, Clinical Management of the Musculoskeletal System, Critical Inquiry in Physical Therapy I, Critical Inquiry in Physical Therapy II, Critical Inquiry in Physical Therapy III, Developmental Concept:adol to Geriatrics, Examination, Evaluation, and Outcomes, Practice Management Issues I, Professional Development for the Physical Therapist, Professional Practice Physical Therapy, Psychosocial Aspects of Rehabilitation
Courses taught, but not in the Schedule:

 

Teaching Activities 
Doctoral Student Project Committee - Chair
2018 - Do Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master of Occupational Therapy Students' knowledge and attitudes about Geriatric Clients change with exposure to Geriatric curricular content during professional education?.. 2 students.
2017 - Do Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master of Occupational Therapy Students' knowledge and attitudes about Geriatric Clients change with exposure to Geriatric curricular content during professional education?.. 2 students.
2016 - Do Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master of Occupational Therapy Students' knowledge and attitudes about Geriatric Clients change with exposure to Geriatric curricular content during professional education?.
Intellectual Contributions
Intellectual Contributions Grid 
Category Total
Presentations of Refereed Papers 1
Presentations of Non-Refereed Papers 11
Presentations of Refereed Papers 
National
Brizzolara, K. & Shirley, K. (2018). Feasibility of a Brief Mindfulness Program on Stress and Anxiety Levels in Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Students.  APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Washington, District of Columbia.
Presentations of Non-Refereed Papers 
International
Shirley, K. (2003). Yoga for Positive Health. Invited presentation at International Conference, Tampa, Florida.
Shirley, K. (2007). BPPV/ Cervicogenic Dizziness - Differential Diagnosis for the Orthopedic Manual Therapist. Invited presentation at South African Manipulative Physical Therapists Association, Johannesburg, South Africa.
National
Shirley, K. (1993). Joint Mobilization in Arthritis and Geriatric Care. Invited presentation at American College of Rheumatology, Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals, Atlanta, Georgia.
Shirley, K. (1999). Keying into the Millennium. Invited presentation at Association of Rheumatology Health Professional, Tampa, Florida.
Shirley, K. (2013). BPPV/ Cervicogenic Dizziness - Differential Diagnosis for the Orthopedic Manual Therapist. Invited presentation at Brooks Residency Program, Jacksonville, Florida.
Shirley, K. (2015). Osteoporosis - Brooks Geriatric Residency Program. Invited presentation at Brooks Residency Program, Jacksonville, Florida.
Shirley, K. (2016). Osteoporosis - Brooks Geriatric Residency Program. Invited presentation at Brooks Residency Program, Jacksonville, Florida.
Shirley, K. (2017). Osteoporosis - Brooks Geriatric Residency Program. Invited presentation at Brooks Residency Program, Jacksonville, Florida.
Shirley, K. (2018, February). Townhall Panel: Join the Geriatric Revolution. Invited presentation at Combined Sections Meeting of the America Physical Therapy Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Shirley, K. (2018, February). The Silver Tsunami: Meeting the Growing Rehab Challenges of Older Adults. Invited presentation at A.P.T.A. Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Regional
Shirley, K. (2003). Preventing Osteoporosis across the Lifespan. Invited presentation at A.P.T.A. Combined Sections Meeting, Tampa, Florida.
Other Research 
Other Research Activities
2017: Shirley, K., SHORT: #StillFreshAndOldPT Ageism Within Our Profession by Kathy Shirley.
2017: Shirley, K., SHORTS: Why YOU Should Step Up Your Vestibular Game by Kathy Shirley.
2016: Shirley, K., How to WIN Patients & INFLUENCE People w. Kathy Shirley @KShirley983_d.
2015: Shirley, K., Dealing Hope to Patients, Students, & #GeriatricPT w. Kathy Shirley.
Service
Service to the Institution 
 
Department Assignments
Liaison:
2017-2018:  Dallas campus Friends of the School liaison and fundraising  
Member:
2016-2017 – 2018-2019:  Scantron Co-Administrator  
2015-2016 – 2018-2019:  Marketing Committee  
2015-2016 – 2018-2019:  Admissions Committee  
College Assignments
Other Institutional Service Activities:
2016-2017 – 2017-2018:  Mental Health First Aid Inter professional program ( OT/PT)  
University Assignments
Member:
2017-2018:  Health and Wellbeing Initiative  
Service to the Community 
Other Community Service Activities
2017:  A Matter Of Balance Fall Prevention Program
2004 – 2009:  Fitness Day - Osceola High School
2005 – 2008:  PTSA President (Parent, Teacher Student Association) - Osceola High School, Seminole FL
1997 – 2007:  Healthy to the Bone - Elementary School Based Osteoporosis Education and Prevention Program - Pinellas County, FL
1996 – 2003:  School Advisory Council member and President - Starkey Elementary School, Seminole FL
1993 – 1994:  Ai Chi Community Water Exercise Program - Clearwater, FL
Professional Development 
Assurance of Learning - Professional Development
2014:  Franklin Method for Sport: The International Franklin Method, Phoenix, Arizona.
2014:  Concussion Health Certificate: Concussion Health, Dallas, Texas.
2014:  Myokinematic Restoration: Postural Restoration Institute, Coppell, Texas.
2014:  Pelvis Restoration: Postural Restoration Institute, Dallas, Texas.
2013:  Postural-Visual Integration: Postural Restoration Institute, Chappell, North Carolina.
2013:  Manual Therapy for the Cervical Spine: An Evidence-Based Approach Medbridge Education, Chad Cook, Dallas, Texas.
2012:  ASTYM (Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization) – Upper Extremity, Shoulder Girdle, Pelvis, LE and Spine, Frisco, Texas.
2012:  Functional Dry Needling/Intramuscular Manual Therapy Level 1: Kinetacore, Dallas, Texas.
2012:  Functional Applications in Pelvic Rehab part A: Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehab Institute, Dallas, Texas.
2011:  Myokinematic Restoration: Postural Restoration Institute. James Anderson PT IMG Academy, Bradenton, Florida.
2011:  Postural Respiration: Postural Restoration Institute, Home Study CD, Largo, Florida.
2011:  If You Can't Breath you can't function: Integrating Cardiopulmonary and Postural control Strategies in Pediatric and Adult Populations, Miami, Florida.
2010:  A 21 st Century Yoga Response to MS: National MS Society Arizona Chapter Matthew Taylor PT, PhD, Miami, Arizona.
2009:  Total Motion Release 2: Tom Dalonzo-Baker, Raleigh, North Carolina.
2006:  Postural Restoration: Postural Restoration Institute, Ron Hruska, St. Petersburg, Florida.
2006:  Cervicogenic Dizziness Competency: APTA, Emory University, Long Beach, California.
2004:  Vestibular Rehabilitation Competency: APTA, Emory University, Miami, Florida.
2004:  Total Motion Release 1: Tom Dalonzo-Baker PT, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Other Professional Development
2017:  Teaching Professor Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
Professional Seminars / Workshops
2017:  Clinical Reasoning Symposium, Omaha, Nebraska.
Honors/Awards 
Award
2007:  Distinguished Alumni Award, East Carolina University College of Allied Health.
Scholarship
2017:  Pioneer Teaching and Learning Academy Scholar, Texas Woman's University.