Sue Chinworth

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy Education
Gerald L. Francis Center 100I
2085 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
chinwort@elon.edu (336) 278-6353

Professional Expertise

Clinical Biomechanics and Neuromusculoskeletal physical therapy

Education

Texas Woman's University
Denton, Texas
August, 1991 - August, 1997
Kinesiology with area of study in Biomechanics
Ph.D. Physical Education August, 1997

University of North Texas
Denton, Texas
August, 1982 - May, 1989
Physical Education, Subspecialty of Biomechanics
MS Physical Education  May, 1989

Washington University
St. Louis, Missouri
August, 1974 - May, 1978
Physical Therapy
BS Physical Therapy 1978

Tarrant County Junior College
Hurst, Texas
EMT Certification 1992, Re-certified 1996 (Presently inactive)

 

Employment History

Associate Professor
Department of Physical Therapy Education
Elon University
Elon, NC
October 1997 - present

Staff Physical Therapist (part-time)
Denton Sports and Physical Therapy
Denton, Texas
October 1994 - October 1997

Contract and PRN Physical Therapist
Self-employed for contract work in North Central Texas
District part-time. 
PRN at All Saints Hospital.
January 1989 - 1997

Teaching Assistant
Department of Kinesiology
Texas Woman's University
August 1991 - January 1994, August 1996 - December 1996

Assistant Instructor (part-time)
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
January 1990 - August 1991

Staff Physical Therapist (part-time)
Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic of Fort Worth
Fort Worth, Texas
January 1984 - December 1989

Graduate Assistant
Biomechanics Laboratory
University of North Texas, Denton
August 1985 - May 1988

Adjunct faculty member
School of Physical Therapy
Texas Woman's University
Denton, Texas
January 1987 - May 1987

Staff Physical Therapist
Fort Worth Osteopathic Medical Center
Fort Worth, Texas
October 1979 - January 1986

Staff Physical Therapist (part-time)
Grand Prairie Community Hospital
Grand Prairie, Texas
August 1979 - September 1979

Staff Physical Therapist
Lutheran Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska
July 1978 - July 1979

Courses Taught

CURRENT TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES (DPT CURRICULUM)

Module III – Foundations of Biomechanics and Musculoskeletal Management
Module IV – Biomechanics and Musculoskeletal Dysfunction I – III; Clinical Seminar III
Module XI – Advanced Clinical Practice Selective Tracks; Musculoskeletal components and other duties as needed by the course

NOTE: Module XI – Advanced Clinical Practice Selective Tracks; Musculoskeletal components in 2008; was responsible for coordinating course with speakers brought to campus as well as being responsible for rest of content of musculoskeletal components not covered by speakers.

FORMER TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES (MPT CURRICULUM)
Module II - Kinesiology and Pathokinesiology I
Module III - Kinesiology and Pathokinesiology II
Module V – Foundations of Musculoskeletal, Examination and Intervention of Upper Half

           Musculoskeletal Dysfunction and Lower Half Dysfunction assisting primary professor with laboratories

Leadership Positions

Past Chair of the following Elon Colleg/Elon University Standing Committees;
     Athletics Committee
     Chair, May 2007 – May 2009

     Committee on Human Participants in Research
     Chair, May 2000 – May 2001

Secretary/Treasurer, Phi Kappa Phi, Elon Chapter
     Secretary May 2004 – May 2010
     Treasurer May 2004 – present

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Admissions Subcommittee
     Elon University
     Department of Physical Therapy Education
     January 2001 – present
     Chair, January 2001 – June 2012

Director-at Large, Practice
     North Carolina Physical Therapy Association
     October 1999 – October 2005

Former Chair, NCPTA Task Force on POPTS; Promoting Autonomous Practice
     North Carolina Physical Therapy Association
     October 2003 – May 2005

Former Member and later co-chair, NCPTA Task Force on Continuing Competencies
     North Carolina Physical Therapy Association
     March 1999 – October 2002

 

Grants Awarded

Chinworth, S. A., & Folger, S.” Learning to Measure and Analyze Movement with the Ariel Performance Analysis System (APAS)” awarded April 20, 2009 by the Academic Technology and Computing Committee – Software Grants for $1500. To update and expand 3D motion analysis software package to augment the educational experience and research opportunities that DPT students have regarding the study of human movement.

Boyle, K., Sleek, G., Lewis, C., & Chinworth, S. “Postural Restoration” Course Enhancement Grant awarded October 15, 2002 by Project Pericles for $4000. Design a service learning experiment for physical therapy students to perform postural assessments and postural restoration to members of the community.

Publications

Books

Johansson C, Chinworth SA. Mobility in Context: Principles of Patient Care Skills. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis, 2012.

Refereed Journals

Andrews AW, Chinworth SA, Bourassa M, Garvin M, Benton D, Tanner S. Update of distance and velocity requirements for community ambulation; accepted for publication in J Geriatr Phys Ther. 2010; Jul-Sep;33(3):128-34.

Andrews, A. W., Johansson, C., Chinworth, S. A., Akroyd, D. Cognitive, Collegiate, and Demographic Predictors of Attrition in Professional Physical Therapist Education; Journal of Physical Therapy Education, Vol. 20(1) (pp. 14 – 21), Spring 2006.

Andrews, A. W., Chinworth, S. A., Akroyd, D. Cognitive, Collegiate, and Demographic Predictors of Attrition in Physical Therapy Education; Physical Therapy (online) June 2005. http://www.ptjournal.org/abstracts/pt2005/abstractsPt.cfm?pubNo=PO-RR-11-TH (Abstract PO-RR-11-TH)

Chinworth, S. A. Knee Muscle Power during Stationary Bike Riding in Injured and Non-Injured Persons. Supplement to Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 35(5). Baltimore, MD: Williams and Wilkins, 2003. (Abstract #1232).

Chinworth, S., Escamilla, J., Moss, P. Descriptors of Technique for Performing Squats in Novices. Supplement to Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 34(5). Baltimore, MD: Williams and Wilkins, 2002. (Abstract #1204).

Chinworth, S., Bray, L., Escamilla, J., Moss, P., Bailey, S. Influence of Technique and Instruction on Partial Kinematics of Squat Exercise. Supplement to Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 33(5). Baltimore, MD: Williams and Wilkins, 2001. (Abstract #306).

Chinworth, S. A.,  Pope, P.G. Frequency of Documentation in Individuals Treated for Knee Pathology in an Outpatient Setting. Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 31(1). Alexandria, VA: Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy Sections of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2001. (Abstract PO62, p. A-23).

Chinworth, S., Britt, S., Diehl, D., Shenasky, A., Bailey, S. Effects of Ankle taping on rearfoot movement during prolonged treadmill walking. Supplement to Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 32(5). Baltimore, MD: Williams and Wilkins, 2000. (Abstract #1335).

Chinworth, S., Wilkerson, J. Joint forces of the knee in non-injured and injured subjects while riding stationary bicycle. Supplement to Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 30(5). Baltimore, MD: Williams and Wilkins, 1998. (Abstract #463).

Chinworth, S. Hello All… Elon College Friends of the Library Newsletter, 14(2). Elon College, 1998.

Chinworth, S. & Zimmermann, W. (1997). Design: A force pedal for the bicycle.  In J. Wilkerson, K. Ludwig, & W. Zimmermann (Eds.). Proceedings, XV International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports (pp. 183 - 189). Denton, Texas, USA: Texas Woman's University Press.

Pope, P. G. & Chinworth, S. A. Examination of individual muscle contribution to overall thigh activity while riding a stationary bike. Physical Therapy, 77(5), (p. S28), May, 1997. (Abstract #PO-RR-082-SA).

Chinworth, S. A. & Pope, P. G. Does changing resistance change quadriceps/hamstring ratio during stationary bike riding? Physical Therapy, 77(5), (p. S75), May, 1997. (Abstract #PL-RR-236-S)

Chinworth, S. A. A physical education Christmas carol (with apologies to Charles Dickens). Physical Educator, Vol. 52 (pp 114 - 118), Fall, 1995.

Bezner, S. A., Chinworth, S. A., Drewlinger, D. M., Kern, J. C., Rast, P. D., Robinson, R. E., & Wilkerson, J. D. Step aerobics: A kinematic and kinetic analysis.  In J. Hamill, T. R. Derrick, & E. H. Elliot (Eds.), Biomechanics in Sports XI (pp. 252 - 254). Amherst, Massachusetts: University of Massachusetts, 1993.

Chinworth, S., Wilkerson, J., Hinrichs, R., & Jackson, A. Ground reaction forces and ankle and knee moments during rope skipping. Supplement to Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 22(2). Baltimore, MD: Williams and Wilkins, 1990. (Abstract #793).

Presentations

“Functional Community Ambulation: Gait Speed Requirements for Safely Crossing the Street"; S. A. Chinworth, A. W. Andrews, W. Jordan, & S. Thompson; 2009 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Las Vegas, NV, February 12, 2009.

“Impact of Large Retail Establishments on Community Ambulation Distance Requirements"; A. W. Andrews, S. A. Chinworth, E. Storholt, B. Kessler, & T. McHugh; 2009 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Las Vegas, NV, February 12, 2009.

“Developing Evidence for Prerequisite Courses as Admission Variables in Physical Therapist Education”; S. A. Chinworth & A. W. Andrews; PT 2006: Annual Conference and Exposition of the American Physical Therapy Association, Orlando, FL, June 23, 2006.

“Comparison of Prerequisite and Professional Physical Therapy Course Grades Based on Type of Undergraduate Institution”; A. W. Andrews & S. A. Chinworth; PT 2006: Annual Conference and Exposition of the American Physical Therapy Association, Orlando, FL, June 22, 2006.

"Cognitive, Collegiate, and Demographic Predictors of Attrition in Physical Therapy Education”; A. W. Andrews, S. A. Chinworth, & D. Akroyd; PT 2005: Annual Conference and Exposition of the American Physical Therapy Association, Boston, MA, June 9, 2005.

“Postural Restoration Overview and Service Learning for Physical Therapists”; K. Boyle, C. Lewis, & S. A. Chinworth; 2004 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Nashville, TN, February 7, 2004.

“Knee Muscle Power during Stationary Bike Riding in Injured and Non-Injured Persons”; S. A. Chinworth; 2003 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, May 30, 2003.

“Are There Differences in Pre-Admission Variables Between Students Who Experience Difficulty and Those Who Do Not in a PT Curriculum?”; S. A. Chinworth, A. W. Andrews,  & G. Sleek; 2003 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Tampa, FL, February 14, 2003.

“Integrating Faculty Scholarship and Class Assignments”; S. A. Chinworth &  S. P. Bailey; 2003 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Tampa, FL, February 15, 2003.

“Influence of Undergraduate GPA and GRE Scores on Student Performance in a Professional PT Curriculum”; G. Sleek, S. A. Chinworth &  A. W. Andrews; 2003 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Tampa, FL, February 15, 2003.

“Descriptors of Technique for Performing Squats in Novices”; S. A. Chinworth, J.  Escamilla, P. Moss; 2002 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, St.  Louis, MO, May 31, 2002.

“Qualitative Analysis for Risk Factors of Female Basketball Players During One Season”; S. A. Chinworth; 2001 Symposia of International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, San Francisco, CA, June 23, 2001.

"Influence of Technique and Instruction on Partial Kinematics of Squat Exercise”; S. A. Chinworth, L. Bray, J. Escamilla, P. Moss, S. P. Bailey; 2001 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, May 30, 2001.

“Frequency of Documentation in Individuals Treated for Knee Pathology in an Outpatient  Setting”; S. A. Chinworth & P. G. Pope; 2001 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, San Antonio, TX, February 17, 2001.

“A Kinematic Comparison of the Squat Exercise: Barbell vs. Hand Held Weights”; L. Bray, J. Escamilla, P. Moss, & S. Chinworth; 2000 North Carolina Physical Therapy Association Fall Conference, New Bern, NC, October 14, 2000.

“The Effects of Ankle Taping on Rearfoot Movement During Prolonged Treadmill Walking”; S. Chinworth, S. Britt, D. Diehl, A. Shenasky, & S. Bailey; 2000 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, June 2, 2000.

“The Effects of Ankle Taping on Rearfoot Movement While Walking on a Treadmill”; S. Britt, D. Diehl, A. Shenasky, S. Bailey, & S. Chinworth; 1999 North Carolina Physical Therapy Association Fall Conference, New Bern, NC, October 16, 1999.

“Joint Forces of the Knee in Non-injured and Injured Subjects While Riding Stationary Bicycle”; S. A. Chinworth & J. D. Wilkerson; 1998 American College of Sports Medicine  Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, June 3, 1998.

“Design-A Force Pedal for the Bicycle”; S. A. Chinworth & W. Zimmermann; The XVth International Symposium of Biomechanics in Sports; Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX, June 23, 1997.

"Examination of Individual Muscle Contribution to Overall Thigh Activity While Riding a Stationary Bike”; P. G. Pope (Presenter) & S. A. Chinworth; The Scientific Meeting and Exposition of the American Physical Therapy Association, San Diego, CA, May 31, 1997.

“Does Changing Resistance Change Quadriceps/Hamstring Ratio During Stationary Bike Riding?"; S. A. Chinworth (Presenter) & P. G. Pope; The Scientific Meeting and Exposition of the American Physical Therapy Association, San Diego, CA, June 1, 1997.

"Examination of EMG Activity in Quadriceps and Hamstrings During Stationary Bike Riding in Non-injured Subjects"; S. A. Chinworth & P. G. Pope; Texas Spring Summit of Texas Physical Therapy Association, Corpus Christi, Texas, May 3-4, 1996

Professional Activities

CONTINUING EDUCATION // CONFERENCES

The Promotion of Active Learning Strategies Utilizing Human Patient Simulation to Encourage Deep Learning in Physical Therapy
Triad District Meeting
Winston-Salem State University
March 20, 2012

2012 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association (CSM 2012)
Chicago, IL
February 8 – 11, 2012

2011 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting & World Congress on Exercise is Medicine
Denver, CO
May 31 – June 4, 2011

Legislative Issues Forum
NCPTA Spring Conference
Winston-Salem, NC
May 20, 2011

NC Physical Therapists Learning and Serving in Post-Earthquake Haiti
Triad District Meeting
Elon University Department of Physical Therapy Education
Elon, NC
March 8, 2011

Integrating Evidence-Based Practice into the DPT Curriculum
Elon University Department of Physical Therapy Education
Elon, NC
March 2, 2011

2010 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association
San Diego, CA
February 17 – 20, 2010

Evidence-informed Management of Low Back Pain
2010 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association 
San Diego, CA
February 20, 2010

Teaching in an E-Learning Age: Using Web-based Blended Learning and 3D Virtual Environments to Facilitate Student Learning; Part 1 and Part 2.
2010 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association San Diego, CA
February 18, 2010

38th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine Southeast Regional Chapter
Greenville, SC
February 11 – 13, 2010

Professional Track Issues:
1. Meeting with Robert’s Rules: Why and How?
2. The American Physical Therapy Association House of Delegates – Is It Still Relevant
3. Federal Affairs Update
NCPTA Fall Conference
Greensboro, NC
October 31, 2009

2009 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association
Las Vegas, NV
February 9 – 12, 2009

Use of International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health to Develop Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines for Common Musculoskeletal Conditions: A Progress Update
2009 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association
Las Vegas, NV
February 10, 2009

Perspectives on the Management of Back Pain
Alumni Day Seminar
The Program in Physical Therapy; Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
September 20, 2008

Mechanisms of Back Pain
Steven J. Rose Symposium
The Program in Physical Therapy; Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
September 19, 2008

Clinical Gait Analysis: A Focus on Interpretation
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Hartford, CT
May 28 – 31, 2008

Footwear – Technology or Psychology?
University of Salford
Manchester, Great Britain
September, 6, 2007

4th International Biomechanics of the Lower Limb in Health, Disease & Rehabilitation
University of Salford
Manchester, Great Britain
September 2-5, 2007
 

2007 American College of Sports Medicine 54th Annual Meeting
New Orleans, LA
May 29 – June 2, 2007

17th Annual Duke Trauma Conference
Duke University Health System Education Services Department
Durham, NC
March 8, 2007

35th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine Southeast Regional Chapter
Charlotte, NC
February 8 – 10, 2007

Restore Movement Faster – Parts 1 and 2
Michelle Green and Becky Bliss
Greensboro, NC
October 7, 2006

The Scapula in Shoulder Function: Scapular Dyskinesis
Sports Medicine Center, Lexington Clinic
Lexington, KY
July 21 – 22, 2006

Concentrated Education Series: Movement System Impairment
American Physical Therapy Association
Orlando, FL
June 21- 24, 2006

PT 2006: Annual Conference and Exposition of the American Physical Therapy Association
Orlando, FL
June 21- 24, 2006

34th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine Southeast Regional Chapter
Charlotte, NC
February 9 – 11, 2006

Zero Lift Programs – Development and Practical Implementation – Parts 1 and 2
Kathleen Rockefeller
Greensboro, NC
October 7, 2005

Xth Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics and 29th Annual Meeting of
the American Society of Biomechanics
Cleveland, OH
July 31 – August 5, 2005

Evidence Based Practice
Steve Allison
Elon, NC
March 1-3, 2005

 

33rd Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine Southeast Regional Chapter
Charlotte, NC
January 27 – 29, 2005

Orthopaedic Spine Dysfunction – Manual Therapy and Med Ex Therapy
Chris Dollar
Winston-Salem, NC
October 8, 2004

Alexander Technique
Glenna Batson
Winston-Salem, NC
October 8, 2004

XXIInd International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
August 9 – 12, 2004

Item Writing and Test Development Workshop for the National Physical Therapist Examination
Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
Alexandria, VA
March 26-28, 2004

32rd Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine Southeast Regional Chapter
Atlanta, GA
January 29 – 31, 2004

Introduction to Pilates-Based Treatment
LaVerene Pyle and Michelle Green
Greensboro, NC
October 3, 2003

Orthopedic Functional Assessments
Judy Foxworth
Greensboro, NC
October 3, 2003

Factors That Influence Career Choice and Development of African-American Students: Implications for Physical Therapy
Gloria Green
Greensboro, NC
October 3, 2003

American College of Sports Medicine 50th Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA
May 28 – 31, 2003

Myokinematic & Postural Restoration: An Integrated Approach to Treatment of the Lower
and Upper Half Musculoskeletal Dysfunction
Ron Hruska
Elon University, Elon, NC
April 12 – 13, 2003

2003 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association
Tampa, FL
February 14 – 16, 2003

Awards

The Section on Geriatrics 2009 CSM Best Research Poster

As co-author for the poster “Impact of Large Retail Establishments on Community Ambulation Distance Requirements"; A. W. Andrews, S. A. Chinworth, E. Storholt, B. Kessler, & T. McHugh
2009 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association
Las Vegas, NV
February 12, 2009.