Professional Bio

Education
  • Doctor of Science, Physical Therapy, University of Maryland Baltimore, 2009
  • Masters of Science, Physical Therapy, University of Indianapolis, 1997
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, University of Indianapolis, 1996
I am excited to continue to incorporate cura personalis “care for the whole person” into teaching as I have in clinical practice as a physical therapist.

Certifications and Expertise

Clinical Certifications
  • Neurologic Clinical Specialist since 2004
  • Advanced Clinical Instructor Certification, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – Online Education Co-Chair

Research and Scholarship

Research Interests
  • Balance Interventions s/p Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Virtual Reality
  • Neurologic Orthotics

Recent Publications

O’Dell DR, Nolde-Lopez G. Physical Complications. In: The Essential Brain Injury Guide. Edition 5.0. 2016. USA: Brain Injury Assoc of America. 160-184.

Cuthbert JP, Staniszewski K, Hays K, Gerber D, Natale A, & O’Dell DR. 2014. Virtual reality-based therapy for the treatment of balance deficits in patients receiving inpatient rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury. Brain Inj. 28(2):181–88.

Recent Presentations

O’Dell DR, Smulligan K, Hays K. How to integrate low-tech virtual reality into a comprehensive balance program: one client’s journey. APTA Colorado Chapter Conference, Keystone, CO. April 2016.

Joyce M, Jones J, Becker K. O’Dell DR. Neurologic gait rehabilitation: Principles, problem-solving, and practical interventions. APTA Colorado Chapter Conference, Keystone, CO. April 2016.

Berryman A & O’Dell DR. Creative evidence-based use of electrical stimulation in acquired brain injury rehabilitation. APTA Combined Section’s Meeting: Educational Session, Anaheim, CA. Feb 2016.

O’Dell DR, Rodriguez J. Structure for Full-time Clinical Experience. Annual Northwest Intermountain Consortium Clinical Education Conference, Denver, CO. Sept. 2015.

O’Dell DR. Virtual reality-based therapy for treatment of balance deficits in patients receiving inpatient rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury. APTA Combined Section’s Meeting: Platform Presentation, Indianapolis, IN. Feb. 2015.

O’Dell DR & Berryman A. Creative uses of electrical stimulation in brain injury rehabilitation. Brain Injury Summit, Vail, CO. Jan. 2015.

Berliner J & O’Dell DR. Aging, fitness, and function. Patient and Caregiver Neuro Conference – Hot Health Topics. Denver, CO. Sept. 2014.

O’Dell DR. Virtual reality for balance training in individuals status post TBI. 38th Annual Brain Injury Conference, Williamsburg VA. May 2014.

O’Dell DR & Berryman A. Upper extremity rehab: a review of roles, outcomes, and interventions for patients with TBI. Colorado Brain Injury Alliance Conference, Colorado Springs. Oct 2012.

O’Dell DR, Rodriguez J. A Model for management of students with disabilities: from classroom to clinic. Clinical Educators’ Forum, Denver CO. April 2012.

O’Dell DR & Berryman A. Upper extremity rehab: a review of roles, outcomes, and interventions for patients with TBI. Brain Injury Summit, Beaver Creek, CO. Jan. 2012.

Awards and Recognition

Recognition
  • DPT Student Clinical Instructor of the Year Award, APTA Colorado Chapter, Oct. 2015

Community Involvement and Service

Service to Profession
  • Brain Injury Summit Planning Committee – Craig Hospital 2012 – 2017.
  • IV Step dissemination committee (Combination of APTA Neurology and Pediatric Academies) September 2015 - Present.