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Cara E. Felter, PT, DPT, MPH

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Location:

AHB 240D

Phone (Primary):

410-706-7165

Education and Training

Bachelor of Science, Biology: Shorter University, 2001

Doctor of Physical Therapy: Belmont University, 2004

Master of Public Health: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2010

Residency in Pediatric Physical Therapy: Kennedy Krieger Institute, 2012-2013

Biosketch

Cara Felter is an Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science.  She was an adjunct instructor for five years prior to becoming a core faculty member in 2016.  She received a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Belmont University in 2004, and a Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2010.  She is board certified in Neurology and Pediatrics and has clinical experience in both of these areas.  Dr. Felter is an active member of the APTA at the state and national level.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Hopefulness and Positive Psychological Variables after Spinal Cord Injury, Functional Electric Stimulation, Pediatric Physical Therapy, Neurological Physical Therapy

Highlighted Publications

Recio AC, Felter CE, Schneider AC, McDonald JW. (2012). “High-voltage Electrical Stimulation for the Management of Stage III and IV Pressure Ulcers Among Adults with Spinal Cord Injury: Demonstration of its Utility for Recalcitrant Wounds Below the Level of Injury,” Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 35(1): 58-63.

Recio AC, Felter CE, Alana ANC, Crane DA, Stiens SA. (2014). “Transfemoral Amputation Following Chronic Spinal Cord Injury: A Prosthetic Solution for Improved Balance, Seating, Dynamic Function and Body Image” Journal of Spine, 4:195.

Recio AC, Sachs C, Felter C, Obst K (2010). “Movement Restored: Using Aquatics for Physical and Psychological Restoration” Advance for Physical Therapy and Rehabilitative Medicine, 21(24):23.