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Sep 24 2014

TEDxNYIT: Creating Harmony in a World Experiencing Tectonic Shifts

Sep 19 2014

Dynamic, Radical Solutions Needed: 2014 Cybersecurity Conference Highlights

Sep 19 2014

NYIT Engineering Professor Wins NIH Grant for Robotics Research

Sep 17 2014

NYIT Holds Convocation for Medical and Health Professions Students

Sep 11 2014

NYIT Medical Researcher Wins NIH Grant for Cardiac Studies

Veronica Southard, PT, DHSc, G.C.S.

Associate Professor
vsouthar@nyit.edu

 

Education

  • B.S. in Physical Therapy, Hunter College
  • Advanced M.S. Physical Therapy, Long Island University
  • DHSc University St. Augustine

 

Specialization

  • Board certified specialist in Geriatrics

 

Academic Appointments

  • 1999-2005: Assistant Professor, NYIT
  • 2005-Present: Associate Professor, NYIT

 

Clinical Experiences

  • Clinical experience in rehabilitation, geriatrics, acute care, orthopedics, home health, pediatrics, and high risk medical management.
  • 1990-Present: Physical Therapist VNA of LI

 

Research

  • Southard V, De Francisco-Donoghue J. The 6MWT: Validity of a pedometer and instruction on 15m and 30m courses in adults with Parkinson’s disease. J Geriatrics and Palliative Care. 2014; 2(2):4
  • Gallagher R, Stith N, Southard V. Evaluation of the Home Care Fall Reduction Initiative Risk Assessment Screening Tool Generated Interdisciplinary Balance Program. J Home Health Care Management & Practice. 2013;(5): 224 - 228.
  • Southard V, Gallagher R. The 6MWT: Will different methods of instruction and measurement affect performance of healthy older adults? Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy 2013;(2):68-73.
  • Douris P, Handrakis J, Gendy J, Salama M, Kwon D, Brooks R, Salama V, Southard V. The effects of fatiguing upper and Lower Body Aerobic and Anaerobic musculature on balance.  Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2011; 25;(12): 3299-3305
  • Southard V., Dave A., Douris P., Exploring the Role of Body Mass Index on Balance Reactions and Gait in Overweight Sedentary Middle-aged Adults: A Pilot Study. Journal of Primary Care & Community Health; 2010; 1(3):178-183.