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Brett B. Clark, PT, DPT

Academic Title:

Instructor (Adjunct Faculty I)

Primary Appointment:

Anatomy and Neurobiology

Education and Training

2012
DPT, PhD - Physical Therapy
Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA

2001
PhD Program - Rehabilitation Science
University of Maryland, Baltimore

1993
BS - Physical Therapy
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Biosketch

I graduated from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1993 with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy. For as long as I can remember, I have had a desire to teach. After practicing for several years, I decided to pursue my doctoral degree in order to be able to teach at the graduate school level and conduct research. Although I took a rather windy path, I finished my doctoral training in 2012. I continued to practice physical therapy throughout my education. My research at that time was focused on the benefits of barefoot run training in the treatment and prevention of running associated injuries.

In 2010 I began teaching Gross Anatomy to first year Dental students in the School of Dentistry. Three years later, I began teaching Gross Anatomy in the School of Medicine. Currently, I teach in both the Schools of Dentistry and Medicine fulfilling my passion for teaching and sharing with students the magnificent intricacies of the human body. I have been able to maintain a full-time physical therapy practice in addition to my teaching responsibilities. Being able to be a part of both the academic and clinical worlds has helped me tremendously in each setting. I like to bring my clinical experience and work into my teaching, giving a practical application to Anatomy.

My current research interests involve chronic pain and the use of physical therapy combined with neuro and biofeedback. I continue to practice physical therapy full-time and specialize in the prevention and treatment of running injuries.

Research/Clinical Keywords

chronic pain and the use of physical therapy combined with neuro and biofeedback; prevention and treatment of running injuries

Highlighted Publications

Benefits of Combining Neurofeedback and Physical Therapy for Chronic Pain: A Case Study. Surgery and Rehabilitation Journal. March 2017

The Use of Barefoot Run Training and Manual Therapy in the Treatment Of a Marathon Runner: A Case Report. In Review – Journal of Athletic Medicine.2013

Evaluation and Imaging of an Untreated Grade III Hamstring Tear, Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research. Nov. 2011

Effects of Eccentric Injury on Neuromuscular Junction Morphology, Poster Presentation, University of Maryland, Baltimore Muscle Retreat. 2010

An in vivo rodent model of contraction-induced injury and non-invasive monitoring of recovery. Journal of Visualized Medical Experiments. May 2011

Research Interests

2016
Benefits of Physical Therapy Combined with Neurofeedback in Chronic Pain Lifestrength Physical Therapy and NeuroThrive, Inc.

2010
Effects of Eccentric Injury on Neuromuscular Junction Morphology
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Department of Orthopedics
Principal Investigator – Rich Lovering, Phd, PT

2000
Effects of Treadmill Training on Balance Parameters in Chronic Stroke
University of Maryland, Baltimore

1993
Response to Balance Perturbations in the Elderly
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Awards and Affiliations

  • 2000: Mid-Atlantic Multisport Series Champion, 30-34 Age group
  • 1993: Outstanding Senior, University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • 1992: 1st Annual Recipient, Donald. J. Hobart Scholarship Award
  • 1992: President, Class of 1993, University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • 1992: Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities

Professional Activity

2017
Editorial Board, Surgery and Rehabilitation Journal

2011
Lab Assistant – University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine Department of Orthopedics
Muscle Injury Research

2010
Volunteer Lab Assistant – University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine
Gross Anatomy for Year 1 Medical Students

2000
Teaching/Research Assistantship – University of Maryland, Baltimore

  • Lab assistant for Neuroanatomy class.  Responsible for lectures, student instruction.
  • Performed data collection and analysis for Stroke Research Study

1993
Primary Clinical Faculty, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA

  • Clinical Instruction for students in Physical Therapy program
  • Provided lectures and laboratory assistance for Anatomy and Introduction to Evaluation and Treatment classes

1993-present
Member – American Physical Therapy Association