Professional Bio

Education

  • Ph.D., Physical Therapy, Texas Woman's University, 1991
  • M.Ed., Allied Health Education and Administration, University of Houston, 1981
  • B.S., Physical Therapy, University of Colorado-Boulder, 1976

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Expertise & Certifications

 Expertise
  • Pediatrics
  • Clinical Education
  • Motor Control/Motor Learning

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (ATPA)
  • Colorado Chapter of APTA, Pediatrics Section
  • Clinical Education Forum (CO)
  • Northwest Intermountain Consortium for Clinical Education

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests

Optimizing student learning and performance during clinical experiences
Development of balance control in children

Recent Publications

Hamilton, M, Mulligan, N., Davis, A., and Smith, M. “Evaluating the Effectiveness of Clinical Instructor Mentoring: Impact of Practice Setting, Location and Participation in an Online Clinical Instructor Mentoring Program.” Educational Leadership Conference, Portland, OR. Platform. October 4-6 2013.

Swiggum M, Hamilton ML, Gleeson P, Roddey T: Pain Assessment and Management in Children with Neurologic Impairment: A Survey of Pediatric Physical Therapists. Pediatric Physical Therapy, Fall 2010; 22(3):330-335.

Swiggum M, Hamilton ML, Gleeson P, Roddey T: Pain in Children with Cerebral Palsy: Implications for Pediatric Physical Therapy. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 22(1): 86-92, Spring 2010.

Recent Presentations

National Presentations

Seale J, Mitchell K, Olson S, Ortiz A, Hamilton M.  Differences in Upper Extremity Versus Lower Extremity Motor Function in Persons With Chronic Stroke.  American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, CA: Poster/podium presentation. October 9, 2014.

Seale J, Olson S, Hamilton M, Mitchell K: Gait Asymmetry and Motor Recovery in Chronic Stroke, APTA Annual Conference, National Harbor, MD, 6/2011.

Seale J, Olson S, Hamilton M, Mitchell K: Correlation of Quality of Life and Temporal and Spatial Measure of Gait in Individuals Following Stroke, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2/2011.

Seale J, Olson S, Hamilton M, Mitchell K: The Effects of Cognition on Mobility and Self-Care Functional Independence Measure (FIM) Outcomes in Persons With Stroke and TBI, Texas Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference, Austin, TX, 10/2009.

Swiggum M, Hamilton ML, et al: Pain Assessment and Management In Children with Neurological Impairment: A Survey of Pediatric Physical Therapists, American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, 10/2009.

State Presentations

Seale J, Mitchell K, Olson S, Ortiz A, Hamilton M.  Differences in Upper Extremity Versus Lower Extremity Motor Function in Persons With Chronic Stroke.  American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, CA: Poster/podium presentation.  October 9, 2014Seale J, Olson S, Hamilton M, Mitchell K: Gait Asymmetry and Motor Recovery in Chronic Stroke, Texas Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference, The Woodlands, TX, 10/27-29/2011.

Swiggum M, Hamilton ML, et al: Pain Assessment and Management In Children with Neurological Impairment: A Survey of Pediatric Physical Therapists, Texas Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference, Austin, TX, 10/17/09.

Hamilton ML, Newman, B: Update on Clinical Education. Harris County Department of Education, Houston, TX, 8/19/09.

Community Involvement and Service

Service to Profession

  • Exempla Porter/Parker Research and Evidence Based Committee