Faculty and Staff : Full-Time Faculty

Carol M. Davis, DPT, EdD, MS, FAPTA

Primary Appointment:
Department of Physical Therapy, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Professor Emerita

Education:
EdD Humanistic Studies,Psychology Philosophy (1982), Boston University

MS Physical Therapy (1969), Case Western Reserve University

BA Biology (1967), Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA

Awards:
Linda Crane Lecture Award – American, 2004

Catherine Worthingham Fellow, 2003

Geriatrics Distinguished Educator Award, 2002

First Helen Saarinen Lecture Award, 1997

Dorothy Briggs Memorial Scientific Inquiry Award for Physical Therapy, 1996

Distinguished Faculty Lecturer of the Year, 1995

Lucy Blair Service Award, 1991

Research:
Professional socialization, interaction skills, ethical decision making in physical therapy.
Scientific foundations of and clinical outcomes from the use of complementary therapies such as myofascial release as an adjunct in traditional physical therapy.

Selected Publications:
Tschoepe B, Davis, CM. ACAPT First Annual Geneva R. Johnson Innovations in Physical Therapy Education Forum: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT): So what? Now what? Educating DPT’s as leaders to meet future societal needs. J PT Ed , 2015, 29(2):84-87.

Cubick EE, Quezada VY, Schumer AD, Davis CM. Sustained release myofascial release as treatment for a patient with complications of rheumatoid arthritis and collagenous colitis: A case report. International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Body Work, 4(3); September, 2011; 25-32.

Davis CM. Patient Practitioner Interaction – An Experiential Manual for Developing the Art of Health Care. 5th edition, Thorofare, NJ. Slack Inc. 2011. 288 pages

Williams CL, Davis CM. Therapeutic Interaction in Nursing. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK, Inc. 2004. 105 pages

*Davis, CM *(ed): Complementary Therapies in Rehabilitation: Evidence for Efficacy in Therapy, Prevention and Wellness. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK, Inc. January, 2004. 374 pages.

Davis, CM: Empathy and transcendence. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation.19(4):265- 274, October-December, 2003

Davis, CM: The science behind complementary and alternative therapies or holistic approaches to healing. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Clinics of North America. 9(3):291-302, September, 2000

Triezenberg, H, Davis CM: Beyond the code of ethics: educating physical therapists for their role as moral agents. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 14(3): 48-58, December, 2000.

Davis, CM: Evidence Based Physical Therapy Program for Patients with Osteoporosis. J Florida Medical Association 85 (1): 1-6, January 2000.

Courses Taught:
PTS 623 Myofascial Release I
PTS 624 Myofascial Release II