Sharon Dickmann | Hodges University

Sharon Dickmann

Physical Therapist Assistant
Title:
Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education, Assistant Professor

Email Address:
sdickmann@hodges.edu

(239) 598-6186

Courses Taught:
Modalities with lab; Kinesiology/Anatomy for PTA with lab; Clinical I and II; and PTA Seminar

Education:
Ph.D. Physical Therapy, Drexel University, 2012
Certificate of Advanced Practice in Hand & Upper Extremity Rehabilitation, Drexel University, 2010
 M.PT. Physical Therapy, University of Maryland, 1995
 B.S. Physical Therapy, University of Maryland, 1993
 A.A. Applied Science, Tidewater Community College, 1989

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Recipient of Drexel University Post-Professional Clinical Leadership & Impact on Practice
         Award, 2012
  • Graduated with University Honors of Academic Excellence, 1995
  • Recipient of Academic Honors with Distinction in Neurological Studies, 1995
  • Selected to Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi, 1995
  • Recipient of Dr. Frank Figge Award for outstanding achievement in study of human anatomy, 1995

A native of Virginia, Dr. Sharon Dickmann has more than 20 years of clinical experience in physical therapy. Joining Hodges as an adjunct faculty member in May 2015, her areas of expertise include anatomy, modalities, upper extremity rehabilitation, movement analysis and evidence-based practice. In September, she was appointed to be the academic coordinator for Clinical Education and an assistant professor for the Physical Therapy Assistant program.

She is a licensed physical therapist and a certified hand therapist who focuses on upper extremity. Her subspecialty is musician treatment. She has provided patient care in outpatient, inpatient and home care settings in six states.

Her previous teaching experiences include serving as a guest lecturer at Hodges University, Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida Blue Cross Blue Shield, and she has supervised students in clinical settings. Her research can be found in the paper “Hand therapist use of patient report outcome (PRO) in practice: A survey study,” which she co-authored and published in the Journal of Hand Therapy, 2014. She also wrote Chapter 20: Dupuytren’s Disease in “Test Prep for the CHT Exam,” third Edition. American Society of HandTherapists, 2012.

In her spare time, she enjoys playing the guitar, listening to live music, traveling, playing with her two cats and spending time with her husband.

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