Maggie T. Schumacher, PT, DPT
Maggie T. Schumacher, PT, DPT

Maggie T. Schumacher, PT, DPT

Assistant Professor
Coordinator, Physical Therapy Institute for Latin American Concern (ILAC) - Co-director of PT clinical education program in the Dominican Republic
Program Director, Geriatric Physical Therapy Residency - 2 residents each academic school year
Coordinator, Health Fair for Indigenous People
Coordinator, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab-Wounded Heroes Foundation
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Expertise/Specializations

  • Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Physical Therapy

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education
  • Co-director of Institute for Latin American Concern (ILAC) PT program
  • Professional Formation IV
  • Program Coordinator of Geriatric Physical Therapy Residency

Biography

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Kogler K, Howard N, Schumacher M, Knight H. Variable surface training and fall risk in the older adult: A literature review. Top Geriatr Rehabil. 2018;34:185-193., Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 34, 185-193, 2018

Presentations

  • Gleason A, Hoffman J, Schumacher M. The Impact of International, Cross-Cultural Clinical Education on Physical Therapy Students: A Research Report. Platform presented at: American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Education Section; January 25, 2019; Washington, D.C., 2019
  • Schumacher M, Harrington S, Henkin H. Learning through adaptive sports: physical therapy students' service-learning experience with veterans who are disabled. Poster presented at: American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Education Section; January 25, 2019; Washington, D.C., 2019
  • Greiner B, Patterson A, de la Garza M, Schumacher M, Mu K, Qi Y. The effectiveness of professional education on occupational and physical therapy students' perception on evidence-based practice. Poster presentation accepted at: 2018 American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Expo; April 2018; Salt Lake City, UT., 2018
  • Schumacher M, Hoffman J, Knight H. A model for innovation in clinical education: A 20-year history of physical therapy in the Dominican Republic. Poster presented at: American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, HPA Section/Global Health Special Interest Group; February 2018; New Orleans, LA., 2018
  • Schumacher M, Knight H, Hoffman J, Wong S. The impact of integrating global health with clinical education in physical therapy students. Poster presented at: Global Health Conference of the Midwest; January 2018; Omaha, NE, 2018
  • Greiner B, Patterson A, de la Garza M, Schumacher M, Mu K, Qi Y. The effect of professional education on OT & PT attitudes toward evidence-based practice. Poster presented at: Creighton University Assessment Symposium; November 2017; Omaha, NE., 2017
  • Greiner B, Patterson A, de la Garza M, Schumacher M, Mu K. Occupational and physical therapy students’ attitudes toward persons with disabilities and the use of evidence-based practice. Poster presented at:  Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association Conference; February 2017; Omaha, NE., 2017
  • Hoffman JE, Pogge M, Peck K. Rehabilitation in Shijiazhuang, China and Santiago, Dominican Republic: Cultural immersion experiences & impact on student learning in physical therapy. Poster presented at: American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, HPA Section/Global Health Special Interest Group; February 2015; Indianapolis, IN., 2015
  • Pogge M, Miller J. Impact of a home exercise program emphasizing thoracic mobility and respiratory exercise on an individual following CVA: A case study. Poster presentation at: American Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference and Exposition; June 2007; Denver, CO., 2007

Research and Scholarship

Current Research Projects

  • Paschal K, Peterson J, Henkin K, Schumacher M, Knight H, Black L, Beran K.
    Beyond the Urban Model: Clinical Education Experiences in the Heartland

Grant Funding Received

  • Mu K, Qi Y, Patterson A, Greiner B, Schumacher M. Develop Sustainable Partnership in Professional Education and Practice for Health Sciences Students: Comprehensive Assessment of China Honors Interprofessional Program (CHIP). Creighton Global Initiative, 2018. $5,406. Role: Co-Investigator
  • Peterson J, Beran K, Black L, Henkin K, Paschal K, Schumacher M. Beyond the Urban Model: Clinical Education Experiences in the Heartland. Nebraska Physical Therapy Foundation 9/1/18-8/31/19. $3,006. Role: Co-Investigator
  • Harrington S, Schumacher M. Physical Therapy Student Immersion with Injured Military Veterans through Sport. Nebraska Physical Therapy Association George Blanton Research Grant, 2015. $5,000. Role: Co-Principal Investigator