Professional Bio


  • DPT, Physical Therapy, Regis University, 2007
  • M.S.P.T., Physical Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University, 1994
  • B.S.E., Therapeutic Recreation, SUNY Cortland College, 1983

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Clinical Education Section, Orthopedic Section
  • Colorado Chapter of the APTA, Executive Board Member, Secretary (2010-present), Professional Development Committee Member (2006-present)
  • Northwestern Intermountain Consortium of Clinical Educators
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists

Expertise & Certifications

Clinical Expertise

  • Orthopedics, neuromuscular re-education/therapeutic exercise, geriatrics and wellness & prevention
  • Polestar Certified Pilates Rehabilitation Practitioner
  • Pink Ribbon Instructor for Breast Cancer Survivors
  • APTA Trainer for Credentialed Clinical Instructor program
  • APTA Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests

Alterations in movement strategies in individuals with and without low back pain using EMG analysis and clinical testing measures

Investigate innovative partnerships between academic and clinical faculty for the purpose of fostering high quality clinical education experiences

The relationship between lumbopelvic stabilization and low back pain

Recent Publications

Davis AM, Bridge P, Miller J, Nelson-Wong E. (2011). Interrater and Intrarater Reliability of the Active Hip Abduction Test. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 41(12):953-960.

Nelson-Wong, E., Bridge, P., Miller, J., Davis, A. Inter-and Intra-rater Reliability of the AHAbd Test. (2011, February). Proposal submitted to APTA Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Mulligan, N., Davis, A., Christenson, M., Krum, L, Francis, A., Tschoepe, B. (2010, February). Clinical Education Scholar Program: Creating Innovative Partnerships Between Academic Physical Therapy Programs and Clinical Faculty. Platform presentation presented at APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Recent Presentations

Goldwire, M.A., Crewell, J., Pennington, K., Davis, A., & McGuire, M. (February 22, 2013) Development of an Interprofessional Elective: A Pilot Experience. 2013 Teacher-Scholar Forum, Denver, CO.

Goldwire MA, Crewell J, Pennington K, et al. Interprofessional Spiritual Care Elective for Pharmacy Students, 5th Annual Evidence-Based Practice, Research and Innovation Conference. Denver, CO. November 9, 2012.

McCollum, M., Sheridan, L.M., Pennington, K.S., Suit, L., Davis, A., Scherer, S. (2012). Assessing teaching effectiveness in an interdisciplinary environment. 2012 American Association of Colleges Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL.

Stobie, W.M., Miller, J.A., Bridge, P.M., Craig, K.D., Benz, A.J., Davis, A.M., & Nelson-Wong, E. (2011). Muscle activation differences between people with and without low back pain during the Active Hip Abduction test: An exploratory study. American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA.

Anemaet W., Smith M., Davis AM. (2011 June). Exercise Prescription: Issues on Aging: Integrating Core Stabilization into Exercise Prescription for Older Adults. APTA Annual Conference and Exposition, National Harbor, Maryland.