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)
  • 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
  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

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

D’Aurio L, Tefertiller C, Natale A, Hays K, O'Dell DR. Ready to be steady: Correlation of Balance Measures used in Traumatic Brain Injury. Poster Presentation.  International Brain Injury Association Conference (IBIA). New Orleans, LA. April 1, 2017.

Hays K, Tefertiller C, Natale A, O'Dell DR. Comparison of the Sensory Organization Test and the Balance Evaluation Systems Test in Traumatic Brain Injury. Poster Presentation. International Brain Injury Association. New Orleans, LA. March 31, 2017.

Tefertiller C, Natale A, Hays K, O'Dell DR. Ready to Be Steady: Correlation of balance measures used in traumatic brain injury rehabilitation. Poster Presentation CSM, San Antonio, TX. February 18, 2017.

O’Dell DR, Gagnon K, Howes C, Martin K, Potter K, Sullivan J. Moving Forward from IV STEP: Application of Key Themes, 2-Day preconference course San Antonio, TX. February 14-15, 2017. 

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.