Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Program
Phone: 814-871-7505
Office: M 151
skelly001@gannon.edu

  • Courses Taught
  • Educational History
  • Professional Experience
  • Professional Societies
  • Scholarship/Research

Courses Taught

  • GDPT 811  Applied Anatomy – Course Coordinator                                
  • GDPT 818  Foundations in Human Movement – Course Instructor
  • GDPT 819  Foundations in Human Movement Lab – Course Instructor
  • GDPT 847  Clinical Synthesis I – Course Instructor
  • GDPT 899  Independent Study – Course Coordinator
  • GDPT 822 Examination, Evaluation, & Intervention for Musculoskeletal Movement Dysfunction of  the Extremities – Course Instructor
  • GDPT 824 Examination, Evaluation, & Intervention for Musculoskeletal Movement Dysfunction of  the Extremities Lab – Course Instructor
  • GDPT 825 Examination, Evaluation, & Intervention for Musculoskeletal Movement Dysfunction of  the Spine – Course Instructor
  • GDPT 827 Examination, Evaluation, & Intervention for Musculoskeletal Movement Dysfunction of  the Spine Lab – Course Instructor
  • GDPT 832/862 Clinical Practicum I & II– Site Visitor
  • GDPT 861/871/881 EBP Research Guidance – Content Advisor
  • GDPT 887  Clinical Synthesis III – Course instructor
     

 

Educational History

  • Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; January 2005 – present; Ph.D in Physical Therapy; ABD.
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; September 1998 - April 2001; M.S., Physical Therapy (orthopedic emphasis).
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA ; September 1980 – April 1984; B.S., Physical Therapy

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Gannon University, Erie, PA, January 2001- present.

Physical Therapist, Part-time, Galleher Physical Therapy, Erie, PA, 1999 to present (Independent Contractor).  

Physical Therapist, Part-time, Advanced Rehabilitation, Erie, PA, 2002 – present (Independent Contractor).

Physical Therapist, Part-time, Cambridge Springs Correctional Facility, Cambridge Springs, PA, (8 years). 

Physical Therapist, Part-time, Keystone Rehabilitation Systems, Erie, PA, (3 years). 

Instructor, Gannon University, Erie, PA, Physical Therapy Department, (3 years).

Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Gannon University, Erie, PA, Physical Therapy Department, (4 years). 

Physical Therapist/Clinical Coordinator of Education, CTI Physical Therapy, Erie, PA,  (11.5 years).

Staff Physical Therapist (part–time), Health America/Penn Group Health Plan, Pittsburgh, PA, (2.5 years).

Staff Physical Therapist, Jefferson Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, (2.5 years).

Professional Societies

American Physical Therapy Association (Member, 1983-present)
       Orthopedic Section (Member 1994-present)
       Education Section (Member 2009- present)
       House Delegate - 1992, 1993, 1999, 2003, and 2004

Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (Member, 1983-present)
       Legislative Ambassador, 1989-present
       Private Practice Special Interest Group
       Board of Directors, 1991-1994 

Northwest District of the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (Member, 1987 – present)
       Legislative Committee Chair, 2002-Present
       Vice-chair, 1997-2000
       District Chair, 1991-1994
       Chair, PR Committee, 1987-1991
 
American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, (Member, 2004-present)
 

Scholarship/Research

My research interests are in the area of office ergonomics and the management of neck symptoms in computer users (my dissertation topic) and sit/stand workstations and their potential for use in the college classroom.  I am also interested in research related to the outcomes of orthopaedic physical therapy care, and treatment decisions by the physical therapist.