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Jane Freund

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy Education
Gerald L. Francis Center 100O
2085 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
jfreund@elon.edu (336) 278-6358

Brief Biography

Dr. Freund has over 30 years of experience in physical therapy, including 21 years in the U.S. Army.  She is a neurologic certified specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and has a special interest in balance and vestibular disorders.   Her primary teaching areas are Advanced Clinical Practice Selectives: Neurorehabilitation and Clinical Seminars.   Her research interests include abdominal muscle function in persons with neurological  impairments, and  locomotor training in various patient populations.

Education

2004 DPT, Arizona School of Health Sciences, AT Still University, Mesa, Arizona

1993 MS, Physical Therapy, (Adult Neurological Rehabilitation) University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

1982 MPT, U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Physical Therapy, Fort Sam Houston, TX

1976 BS, Health & Physical Education, East Stroudsburg State College, East Stroudsburg, PA

Employment History

2009-present Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy Education, Elon University, Elon, NC

2004-2009 Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy Education, Elon University, Elon, NC

2002-2004 Associated/Adjunct faculty, Department of Physical Therapy Education, Elon University, Elon, NC

2002-2004 Part time Staff Physical Therapist, Alamance Regional Medical Center, specializing in the treatment of patients with balance and vestibular disorders

1997-2002 Clinic Director, Clinical Education Coordinator, Physical Therapy Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC; Adjunct Faculty, U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Physical Therapy; Adjunct Faculty, Physical Therapy Assistant Program, Northern Virginia Community College

1993-1997 Faculty, Associate Status (non-tenure), U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Physical Therapy, Fort Sam Houston, TX

1986-1991 Clinical Education Coordinator, Physical Therapy Service, Tripler Army Medical Center, HI

1985-1986 Director, Physical Therapy Clinic, U.S. Army Health Clinic, Pentagon, Washington, DC

1982-1985 Staff Physical Therapist, Dewitt Army Hospital, Fort Belvoir, VA

1980-1981 Physical Education Teacher, grades 7-12, Galeton, PA

1976-1980 Physical Education Teacher, grades K-6, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands  

Courses Taught

DPT 612: Clinical Seminar I

DPT 702: Management of Neurological Disorders (Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation Units)

DPT 804: Advanced Clinical Practice Selective Track  Neuromuscular Rehabilitation

DPT 703: Clinical Seminar IV

DPT 800: Clinical Decision Making with Complex Patient (alternate years)

Grants Awarded

2011 Elon University Faculty Research and Development Grant, $5,250, “Trunk Structure and Performance, Balance and Gait in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis”

2010 Elon University CATL Teaching and Learning Grant, $4,670,'Step Activity Monitoring of Persons with Disabilities'

2008 Elon University CATL Teaching and Learning Grant, $6,000, 'Locomotor Training with a Body Weight Support System for Patients with Neurological Disorders.'

2005 Elon University Faculty Research and Development Grant, Co-investigator, $12,700, 'The use of ultrasound imaging to measure trunk muscle performance in persons with hemiparetic stroke.”  

Publications

Freund J, Stetts D. Continued Functional Recovery of an Adult with Cerebellar Ataxia. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 2013;29(2):150-8.

Freund J, Stetts D.  The Effect of Trunk Stabilization and Locomotor Training on Balance and Gait in an Adult with Cerebellar Ataxia.  Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 2010;26(7):447-58.

Stetts D, Freund J, Allison S, Carpenter G. A rehabilitative ultrasound imaging investigation of the lateral abdominal muscles in healthy older adults. J Geriatr Phys Ther 2009;32(2):16-22.

Walsworth M, Schneider R, Schultz J, Dahl C, Allison S, Underwood F, Freund J. Prediction of 10 repetition maximum for short-arc quadriceps exercise from hand-held dynamometer and anthropometric measurements. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 1998;28(2):97-104.

Rehm, S, Light KE, Freund JE. Reliability of Timed-Functional Movements for clinical assessment of frail elderly clients. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics 1997;15(1):1-19.
 

Presentations

Cunnigham J, Freund J, Balilionis G, Bopp M. Effects of Diet and Exercise on Physiological, Functional, and Self-Report Outcomes in a Person with Multiple Sclerosis - A Case Study. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, 2014.

Clodfelter A, Freund J. The Effects of Manual Therapy, Balance and Mobility Training on Functional Outcomes in a Person with Parkinson’s Disease and Low Back Pain. APTA Combined Sections Meeting,  2014.

Hamilton H, Hine K, Freund J. The Effects of Task-specific Training on Balance, Gait and Quality of Life in a Person with Chronic Brainstem Stroke. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, 2014.

Gouillon B, Freund J. The Effect of Manual Therapy and Upper Extremity Task Practice on Shoulder Range of Motion, Upper Extremity Function, and Quality of Life in a Person with Hemiparesis Post-stroke. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, 2014.

Freund J, Stetts D, Magill J, Fedorcha M, Hardison A, Long K, Vallabhajosula S, Trunk Endurance Tests in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis: Reliability and Comparison to Healthy Matched Controls. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, 2014.

McCormick M, Freund J. Functinal outcomes after a combined intervention of unilateral  and bilateral lower extremity exercise in a person with multiple sclerosis: a case report.  APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2013.  

Brindley LM, Crandall M, Freund JE. Manual Therapy, Mobility, and Strength Training in an Adolescent with Arthrogryposis. APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2013.

Thurow K, Freund J.  Challenge-Oriented Gait and Balance Training with Functional Electrical Stimulation in a Person with Chronic Stroke.  APTA Annual Meeting 2012.

Rytter Scott, Freund J.  The Use of Ultrasound Imaging and Trunk Stabilization Training in a Person with Multiple Sclerosis.  APTA Annual Meeting, 2012.

Attori A, Garcia M, Freund J. The Effect of Manual Therapy and Gait Training on Balance, Mobility and Quality of Life in a Person with Parkinson's Disease and Knee Osteoarthritis. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, 2012.

Cameron P, Freund J. The Effect of Task-Specific Training in a Person with Cerebellar Ataxia and Vertigo. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, 2012.

Freund J, Dirito R, Melvin A. Locomotor Training in a Person with Multiple Sclerosis. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, 2011.

Freund J, Stetts D, Hill A, O'Daniel, Stobie M. An Intervention of Trunk Stabilization and Locomotor Training in a Patient with Ataxia. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, 2009.

Freund J, Stetts D, Swisher C, Carpenter G. Examination of the transverse abdominis using rehabilitative ultrasound imaging in an individual post-stroke. APTA Annual Conference, 2008.

Stetts D, Freund J, Allison S, Carpenter G. Rehabilitative ultrasound imaging of the abdominal drawing-in maneuver in healthy older adults. NCPTA State Conference, 2007.

Professional Activities

Editorial Panel of the Working Group, Veteran's Administration / Department of Defense Stroke Rehabilitation Clinical Practice Guideline, 2002. (Bates B, Choi JY, Duncan PW, Glasberg JJ, Graham GD, Datz RC, Lamberty K, Reker D, Zorowitz R; Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense Clinical Practice Guideline for the management of Adult Stroke Rehabilitation Care: executive summary. Stroke 2005;36(9):2049-56.)

Professional Development

APTA Specialty Certification in Neurology (1999, recertified 2008)

Vestibular Rehabilitation Certificate of Competency (1999)                                                                                            

APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor (1999)