Professional Bio

Education

  • Ph.D., Aging Studies, University of South Florida, 2008
  • M.S., Physical Therapy, University of Southern Calilfornia, 1989
  • B.S., Biology, Pre-Med and Athletic Training, Mount Vernon University, Ohio, 1987

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Geriatrics and Home Health Sections, Vice President, Program Chair, Practice Committee
  • American Academy of Wound Management
  • Orthopedic Research Society

Expertise & Certifications

  • Geriatric Clinical Specialist
  • Geriatric Training Certificate
  • Certified Wound Specialist
  • Certificate in OASIS Specialist—Clinical
  • Athletic Trainer

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests

Geriatrics
Exercise
Falls

Recent Publications

Li J, Anemaet W, Diaz MA, Buchanan S, Tortorella M, Malfait AM, Mikecz K, Sandy JD, Plaas A. Knockout of ADAMTS5 does not eliminate cartilage aggrecanase activity but abrogates joint fibrosis and promotes cartilage aggrecan deposition in murine osteoarthritis models. J Orthop Res. Apr 2011, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p516-522.

Sacks, S., Anemaet, W.K., Sanders, T. (2010). Rapid rehabilitation: does it predict length of stay and discharge disposition at a community hospital for patients after total hip and knee arthroplastices, Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy, 1(2): 79-80.

Anemaet, Wendy K.; Krulish, Linda H. Fall Risk Assessments in Home Care: OASIS-C Expectations. Home Health Care Manage Prac, 2011 Apr; 23 (2): 125-38.

Recent Presentations

Hammerich, A., Anemaet, W.K., Bridge, P., Pohlman, E., Whitman, J. (February 9, 2012) Oswestry Disability Questionnaire in predicting walking ability in persons with lumbar spinal stenosis., American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Hammerich, A., Anemaet, W.K., Shonsey, R., Torres Nixon, L., Hashiro, E., Dills, P., Hermsen, A., De Graaf, N., Trujillo, B. (February 9, 2012) Assessing Psychosocial Outcome Measures In Community Dwelling Older Adults: Pre And Post Strengthening and/or Cardiovascular Exercise, American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Nemetz, K., Neel, E., Tidwell, T., Caldwell, D., Guenther, J., Willenbrecht, J., Eller, S., Anemaet, W.K., Hammerich, A. (February 9, 2012) The Effects of High Intensity Resistance Training on Physical and Psychosocial Measures in Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Knee Osteoarthritis, American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Scherer S., Anemaet, W., Briggs, B., Butler, C., Haia, C., Foucrier, J., Stockham, K., Weiss, E. (February 8, 2012) Analysis of Practice in Physical Therapy: Acute Care Management , American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting, Acute Care, Chicago, IL.

Hammerich, A., Little, C., MacDonald, C., Anemaet, W.K. (June 6, 2011) Aging Joints: Issues on Aging, American Physical Therapy Association, Annual Conference and Exposition, National Harbor, DC.

Anemaet, W.K., Anderson, K., Hering, L., Ogle, W., Turner, S. (2011). The value of physical therapy for an individual residing in our assisted living facility: a case study. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Anemaet, W.K., Band, K., Clemson, L., Dunn, K., McNeil, R., Schofield, C., Smith, M. B., Vanas, D. (2011). Comparison of strength and sit to stand improvements through individually prescribed resistance, cardiovascular, and combination training programs. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Sacks, S., Anemaet, W.K., Sanders, J. (2011). Rapid rehabilitation: Does it predict length of stay and discharge destination. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Hammerich, A.S. Miller, J., Cage, C., Maes, A., Turner, S. Mohr, F., Schmitt, E., Anemaet, W.K. (2010). Analysis of practice determining length of stay in acute care. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Anemaet, W. K., Calder, B., Janda, K., Ramsay, K., Thomas, L., A Walker, R Hardy, (2010). A Comparison of Three Portable Methods of Strength Assessment. Exercise and Physical Activity in Aging Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Anemaet, W. K., Calder, B., Hardy, R., Janda, K., Ramsay, K., L Thomas, A Walker, (2010). Assessing Strength in the Home Care Setting. American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, California.

Shaw, K. & Anemaet, W. K. (2010). The Effects of an 8 Week Resistance Training Program in Older Persons with Knee OA. Exercise and Physical Activity in Aging Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Han, L., Plaas, A., Sandy, J., Frank, E., Hung, H., Anemaet, W.K., Grodzinsky, A. (2009). Nanomechanics of Murine Knee Joints Reveals Effects of Maturations and Inflammation. Orthopedic Research Society, San Diego, California.

Awards & Recognition

  • Anemaet, W. K., Smith, M. B. , Hammerich, A. S. , & Tschoepe, B. A. , Development of a multi-factorial Fall Risk Index for community dwelling older adults using OASIS-C data, OASIS Answers, Inc., $5,000, 2011
  • Anemaet, W. K., Smith, M. B. , Hammerich, A. S. , & Tschoepe, B. A. , Development of a multi-factorial Fall Risk Index for community dwelling older adults using OASIS-C data, Home Health Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, $5,000, 2011
  • Anemaet, W. K., Bob Doctor Research Award,  The Effects of Aerobic Exercise on the Progression of OA in a Non-Surgical Mouse Model of Knee OA, Colorado Chapter APTA, $8,000, 2009