Get to know Physical Therapist Dr. Richard W. Bohannon, who serves patients in and around Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina.
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(Spin Digit Editorial):- New York City, New York Aug 3, 2022 (Issuewire.com) – Dr. Bohannon is a highly trained licensed physical therapist with more than 35 years of continuous clinical experience in acute care, rehabilitation, outpatient, and home-care settings. He serves as the Principal at his private practice – Physical Therapy Consultants – in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina.
Educated in the United States, he received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Physical Therapy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then received his Doctor of Education degree (EdD) from North Carolina State University in 1988. Later, he graduated with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Boston University in 2007.
A former board-certified specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy, Dr. Bohannon is a Fellow of the American Society of Neurorehabilitation, Fellow of the Stroke Council of the American Heart Association, Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association, and Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America.
Recognized internationally for his expertise in muscle performance following stroke, hand-held dynamometry, and mobility, he has served as a consultant to the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, and as a member of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Neuromuscular Panel of Experts, which assisted in developing A Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, Part Two: Preferred Practice Patterns. He serves as a consultant to industry (medical instrumentation, rehabilitation equipment, and pharmaceutical) and the legal profession on issues related to muscle performance, mobility, and neurologic physical therapy.
A prolific researcher, Dr. Bohannon has over 500 publications in more than 50 different journals to his credit. His work has been cited more than 40,000 times. He has served on numerous editorial boards; he was the Founding Editor of the Journal of Human Muscle Performance and for a time Editor in Chief of the Journal of Geriatic Physical Therapy and the Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics.
Currently, his research and teaching are focused primarily on the measurement, implications, and treatment of impairments (most notably muscle weakness) and activity limitations (primarily mobility) in older adult and neurologic populations.
Physical therapy (PT), also known as physiotherapy, is one of the allied health professions that, by using evidence-based kinesiology, electrotherapy, shockwave modality, exercise prescription, joint mobilization, and health education, treats conditions such as chronic or acute pain, soft tissue injuries, cartilage damage, arthritis, gait disorders, and physical impairments typically of musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, neurological, and endocrinological origins. Physical therapy is used to improve a patient’s physical functions through physical examination, diagnosis, prognosis, physical intervention, rehabilitation, and patient education. It is practiced by physical therapists (known as physiotherapists in many countries).
In 1996, Dr. Bohannon received the American Physical Therapy Association’s Helen Hislop Award for Outstanding Contributions to Professional Literature. In 2005, he was awarded the Association’s Marian Williams Award for Research in Physical Therapy, and in 2008 he was honored with the Association’s Jules Rothstein Golden Pen Award for Scientific Writing.
Learn More about Dr. Richard W. Bohannon:
Through his findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/2285710-Richard-Bohannon-Physical-Therapist, or through Physical Therapy Consultants, https://www.ptconsultants.biz/
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