Faculty and Staff : Full-Time Faculty

Martha H. Bloyer, PT, DPT, Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist

Primary Appointment:
Department of Physical Therapy, Miller School of Medicine, Assistant Professor

Secondary Appointment:
Department of Pediatrics, Mailman Center for Child Development

Education:
Doctor of Physical Therapy (2010), Utica College, Utica, NY
Master of Science in Physical Therapy (1999), Florida International University, Miami, Florida,
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (1994), Florida International University, Miami, Florida
Associates of Arts in Physical Therapy Assisting (1990), Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, Florida
Associates of Science in Physical Therapy Assisting (1989), Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, Florida

Research/Scholarship:
The focus of my scholarship activities have included studies with individuals with cerebral palsy, generational differences in clinical education, inter-professional education and collaboration with other faculty on book chapters related to documentation, and pediatric conditions.

Books and monographs published:
Bloyer M. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, In: The Color Atlas of Physical Therapy, Shamus E ed., McGraw-Hill, 1069-1074, 2015

Tasso K and Bloyer M, Arthrogryposis, In: The Color Atlas of Physical Therapy, Shamus E ed., McGraw-Hill, 1118-1120, 2015

Bloyer M. Ehlers-Danlos, Syndrome. In: Shamus E, editor. Quick Answers. McGraw-Hill.com, New York, NY. 2012. www.accessphysiotherapy.com This is an online book, Here is a direct link to this section http://accessphysiotherapy.mhmedical.com/content.aspx?bookid=855&sectionid=49734417

Tasso K, Bloyer M, Pediatric Documentation, In: Shamus E, Stern D, (Ed), Effective Documentation for Physical Therapy Professionals. McGraw Hill, 175-193, 2011.

Juried or refereed journal articles or exhibitions:
U. Chaudhary, M. Hall, J. Gonzalez, L. Elbaum, M. Bloyer, and A. Godavarty, Motor Response Investigation in Individuals with Cerebral Palsy Using Near Infrared Spectroscopy: Pilot Study, Applied Optics. 53 (3):503-510, 2014

Other works, publications and abstracts:
a. Abstracts
U. Chaudhary, M. Hall, L. Elbaum, M. Bloyer, and A. Godavarty, “Cognitive Response to Motor Tasks Using NIRS: Pilot Studies of Adults With And Without Spastic Cerebral Palsy,” in Biomedical Optics and 3-D Imaging, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper BTu3A.60. http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=BIOMED-2012-BTu3A.60
Bloyer, Martha; Roberts, Lisa; Rossi, Mark; Cabrera, Jennifer; Dibra, Blerim. Generational Gaps in Clinical Education: Assessing the Need for Generational Diversity Training among Clinical Instructors. APTA Annual Conference and Exposition, June 2012.
Bernstein, Steve; Bloyer, Martha; Roberts, Lisa; Rossi, Mark; Butler, Jenny; Gomez, Monica; Peterson, Shawna; Simeon, Teresita; Thomas, Nadia. Class Project Bridges the Gap Between Academia and the Clinic: A method to Enhance learning and Evidence Based Practice. APTA Annual Conference and Exposition, June 2009.

A/V Material: Webinar/On-line Resources:
Collaborated with the Florida Department of Education on “Interactive Resource Guide for OT/PT” for school-based therapists. Spring/Summer 2012. Released, October 2013 http://www.flwwe.net/index.aspx

Collaborated on a webinar titled Dynamic and Functional Seating: Part 2 Activity Chair Features. Rifton. Completion Date, May 2011 http://www.rifton.com/resources/webinars/2011/dynamic-seating-webinar

Professional and Honorary Organizations:
Member – American Physical Therapy Association, 1992 – Present Member – Neurology Section, 2016 – Present Member – Education Section, 2007 – Present Member – Pediatric Section, 2007 – Present Florida Physical Therapy Association, 1992 – Present Florida Consortium of Clinical Educators (FCCE), 12/06 – Present
Vice Chair Florida Consortium of Clinical Educators (FCCE), 01/14 – 11/2014
Secretary of the Florida Consortium of Clinical Educators (FCCE), 09/10 – 11/2013
Chair of Florida Consortium of Clinical Educators: Southeast Region (FCCE-SER), 3/08 09/2010

Professional, Scientific, and Medical Advisory Boards; Appointed and Elected Positions:
Vice Chair, Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) Southeast District (elected), August 2016 – Present
Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA), Alternate Delegate to APTA HOD (elected), 2016 – 2017
American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) Specialization Academy of Content Experts (SACE) – Item Writer – Pediatric Specialization, 2014 – December 31, 2017
Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA), Delegate to APTA HOD (elected), 2015 – 2016
Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) Southeast District Assembly Representative, 2014-present

Other Professional Activities:
Invited presentation, Pediatric PT, 2016 FPTA Student Conclave, January 2016, Miami, FL.
Miller School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Mailman Center for Child Development – IDES Team Member, 8/2015 – Present
Invited presentation, Annual NPTE Integumentary Review, NOVA Southeastern University
May 2009 – PresentInvited presentation, Stability and Mobility: Wheelchair Assessment across the Lifespan, FPTA Southeast District, January 2012, Miami, FL.Invited presentation, Clinical Educator’s Certification Workshop, Co-presenters Lisa Roberts, PT, MS, DPT, GCS and Elsa Drevyn, MSPT, October 2008

Teaching Specialization (courses taught):
Course Master:
PTS 706 Neurological Evaluation
Co-Course Instructor
• Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND), Faculty for DPT Student Trainees
• Elective Course at Mailman Center for Child Development
PTS 714 Neurorehabilitation
PTS 730 Pediatric Physical Therapy
PTS 611 Advanced Topics in Pediatrics