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Physical Therapy Program - Faculty


Teresa M. Miller, PT, PhD


Associate Professor

Dr. Miller completed requirements for her Bachelor's degree in physical therapy from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in 1981. She completed a Master's degree in school psychology in 1993 with emphasis in psychosocial and behavioral underpinnings of disability. She received a PhD in physical therapy from Temple University in 2007. She became certified as a Feldenkrais practitioner in 1998 following a four-year training program. She has worked in various settings as a physical therapist including pediatrics, adult neurology, acute care, ergonomics and outpatient physical therapy. She has served as a book reviewer for Physical Therapy, as a New York State Physical Therapy Practical Board Examiner from 1987-1990, as a delegate for the New York Physical Therapy Association (NYPTA), and on the nominating committee of the Long Island District of the NYPTA. Professor Miller has made numerous presentations at professional meetings and lectured to various professional groups on Feldenkrais, posture and ergonomics. Dr. Miller’s research interests include decision making processes of PTs, outcome and theoretical evidence for integrating various complementary and alternative therapies into PT practice. Dr. Miller is currently investigating evidence for the use of “manual guidance” to improve motor learning and motor control and the use of motor and visual imagery. She has co-authored several articles published in peer-reviewed journals. She maintains her clinical skills through a small private practice working with patients with neurological and orthopedic diagnoses. Professor Miller has conducted postural screenings for several corporations.

Academic Responsibilities:

Patient/Client Management I , Motor Control and Motor Learning I and II, Neuromuscular Physical Therapy Physical Therapy, and Capstone Project I-IV.