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Shirley Sahrmann

PT,PhD,FAPTA

Dr Sahrmann is an associate professor of physical therapy and neurology at Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis Missouri. She received her doctorate in neurobiology from Washington University School of Medicine. Dr Sahrmann is director of the Movement Science Program. She has received Washington University's Outstanding Faculty Award. She is a Catherine Worthington Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association and is a recipient of the Association's Lucy Blair Service Award and the Marian Williams Research Award. She has served on the APTA's Board of Directors, many committees, task forces, and as President of the Missouri Physical Therapy Association. Dr Sahrmann, in addition to her numerous national presentations, has been a keynote speaker at the World Confederation of Physical Therapy the Biennial Manipulative Physiotherapist Conference and the Australian and New Zealand annual conferences. Her research interests are control of movement, factors affecting tone, and the classification of patients with movement dysfunction from neurological lesions and with mechanically induced pain syndromes. She maintains an active practice, specializing primarily in patients with musculoskeletal pain syndromes.