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


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Certifications & Expertise


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

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Health Policy Administration, Education and Orthopedic Sections
  • Colorado Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (COAPTA), Membership Chair and Bob Doctor Golf Tournament Co-Chair


Research and 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

Footer CB, Tsegaye HS, Yitnagashaw TA, Mekonnen W, Shiferaw TD, Abera E, Davis A. (2017)  Empowering the Physiotherapy Profession in Ethiopia Through Leadership Development within the Doctoring Process.  Journal: Frontiers in Public Health.

Eigsti HJ, Davis AM., Tschoepe, B., Wilson-Green, J. How student leadership profiles inform the implementation of leadership education in physical therapy entry-level programs. Phys Ther. (submission November, 2017)

Nelson-Wong, E., Poupore, K., Ingvalson, S., Dehmer, K., Piatte, A., Alexander, S., … Davis, A. M. (2013). Neuromuscular strategies for lumbopelvic control during frontal and sagittal plane movement challenges differ between people with and without low back pain. Journal of Electromyography And Kinesiology: Official Journal Of The International Society Of Electrophysiological Kinesiology, 23(6), 1317–1324. doi:10.1016/j.jelekin.2013.08.011

Recent Presentations

Stratton JS, Davis A, Shea L, Duggan C., Miller, B.  New! Collaborative Health Care Ethical Decision Making Model for Interprofessional Health Care Teams. Collaborative Family Healthcare Association. Houston, TX. 2017.

Davis, AM, Thomas, SM, Myers, K, Bilyeu C. Inter-University Exploration of the Collaborative Model in Physical Therapy Clinical Education: the Impact on the Clinical Instructor Experience. Educational Leadership Conference. June 2017.

Eigsti HJ, Davis AM, Noteboom JT. Learners Becoming Leaders: Creating the Next Generation of Global Leaders. Educational Session American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Section Meeting. San Antonio, TX. Podium presentation. February 14-17, 2017. 

Davis, AM, Darragh N, Heck K, Houk C, McFarland R, Medlock A, Meloon M, Whiting M, Noteboom JT, Eigsti HJ. The Relationship Between DISC Personality Styles and Leadership Behaviors in DPT Students. American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting. San Antonio, TX. Platform presentation. February 14-17, 2017. 

Shea L, England R, Nash J, Stratton J, Davis A, Gorman I, et al. Caring for a community: Serving the mind, body & spirit of a diverse community. Podium Presentation. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo. Denver, CO, November 2, 2016.

Huntington, J., Davis. A. M., & Duggan, C.  Integrating mission into integrative healthcare.  In C. DeBell (Chair), Integrative healthcare:  A social justice perspective.  Symposium paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO. August, 2016.

DeBell, C, Stratton, J S, Huntington, J, Nash, J, Davis, A, Duggan, C. Building a University–Based Integrated Health Clinic: Multidisciplinary Collaboration to Address the Health for ALL People. American Psychological Association (APA) National Conference. Denver, CO.  Platform presentation.  August 4-7, 2016. 

Eigsti, H., Davis, AM. Using LPI Profiles to Inform Curricular Development & Track Outcomes in Graduate Healthcare Education. American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Leadership Forum. Nashville, TN.  Invited presentation.  June 15, 2016. 

Osterlund L, Nash JD, Duggan C, Huntington J, Davis A.  Establishing Core Competencies for Behavioral Health Providers Working in Primary Care.  Colorado Mental Health Professionals Conference, Denver, Colorado, Platform Presentation. April 23, 2016.

Davis, A.M., Eigsti, H.J. The Leadership Profile of Doctor of Physical Therapy Students. The Education Leadership Conference, Education Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).  Baltimore, MD. Poster presentation. October 2-5, 2015.

Lachtman D, Bartha DA, Beltran M, Dominguez D, Messerli A, Miller S, Davis AM, Nelson-Wong E.  Concurrent validity of single and dual inclinometry for assessing cervical lateral flexion. Combined Sections Meeting American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Indianapolis, IN:  Poster, February, 2015.

Bishop K, Bandelier J, Bissett S, Nelson-Wong E, Davis AM.  Can observation-based tests of lumbopelvic control discriminate between runners with and without a history of running related injuries? Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Indianapolis, IN : Poster. February, 2015. 

Davis, A.M., Brodie, A., Burgemeister, M., Conley, M., Griener, E., Hargrove, J., Kernan, K., Nelson-Wong, E.   Is the Active Hip Abduction Test a valid assessment tool for lumbopelvic control in pregnant women? Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Las Vegas, NV. 2014.

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.

Goldwire MA, Pennington K, Crewell J, McGuire M, Roysden D, Davis A. Interprofessional Spiritual Care Elective: A Pilot Experience. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Platform. July 15, 2013.

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.

Nelson-Wong, E., Benz, A., Bridge, P., Craig, K., Miller, J., Stobie, WM., and Davis, AM. Altered neuromuscular control during the Active Hip Abduction test: A case control study. Canadian Society for Biomechanics, Vancouver, BC. 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.

Awards & Recognition

  • Outstanding Physical Therapist, Colorado APTA, 2012


  • Lachtman, D., Davis A.M. & Nelson-Wong, E. (Co-PI), Concurrent validity of single and dual inclinometry for assessing cervical lateral flexion., Regis University, University Research and Scholarship Council (URSC) Student Travel Grant, $500.00,  October 28, 2014 - April 30, 2015
  • Eigsti, H. & Davis A.M. (Co-PI), Development of Transformational Leaders in Doctor of Physical Therapy Students. Regis University, Faculty Research and Scholarship Grant (FRSG), $4,500.00, January 16, 2015- April 30, 2016
  • Bishop, K., Bandelier, J., Bissett, S., Nelson-Wong, E., Davis, A.M. Multiplanar movements in runners. University Research and Scholarship Council (URSC), Regis University, $296, 2014
  • Bartha, D., Beltran, M., Dominguez, D., Lachtman, D., Messerli A., Miller, S., Davis, A.M., Nelson-Wong, E. Reliability and validity of single and dual inclinometry for measuring cervical range of motion. Sponsored Projects Academic Research Council (URSC) Regis University, $270, 2014
  • Brodie, A., Burgemeister, M., Conley, M., Greiner,E., Hargrove, J., Kernan., K., Nelson-Wong, E & Davis, A.M. A Cluster of Simple Screening Tools to Access for Low Back Pain Related to Poor Lumbopelvic Control in Pregnant Women. Sponsored Projects Academic Research Council (URSC) Regis University, $500, 2013
  • Alexander, S., Billingsley, P., Dehmer, K., McClenahan, B., Pecoraro, K., Piatte, A., Suhadolnik, S., Davis, A., Nelson-Wong, E. Participant Incentives for Student Research. Sponsored Projects Academic Research Council (SPARC) Regis University, $500, 2011
  • Nelson-Wong, E. & Davis, A.M. Inter- and intra-rater reliability of the Active Hip Abduction Test. Colorado Spine Therapy, LLC., $750, 2010

Community Involvement and Service

Service to Profession
  • Abstract reviewer for APTA section on Research for CSM 2017
  • Designed and presented a strategic plan for the CO APTA Membership Team

Service to University

  • Regis Neighborhood Health - Founding member

Service to Community

  • Cadaver Lab for 3 High School (Metro Denver) and Venture One group, co-organizer and faculty for 7 evening sessions Nov/December
  • PT services for teens involved in sports in Douglas County
  • 9 Health Fair-Ask a Dr
  • PT services for teens involved in sports in Douglas County
  • Bare Leg Run, Annual Event to raise funds for Rocky Mountain Veterans Rehabilitation Games, team member for course day management (2010-2013)
  • 9 Health Fair-Body and Balance, Blood Pressure Screenings and Heart Smart for Kids
  • Mountain High Swim League, Clerk of Course, Clarke Farms (2012-2013)
  • PT services for teens involved in sports in Douglas County
  • 9 Health Fairs- Bone Density Screening and Ask a Dr.
  • Project Homeless Connect, Physical Therapy Screening and first line treatment for underserved individuals