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About the Speaker

Julie Skrzat, PT, DPT, PhD, CCS
Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Mary Baldwin University 

Dr. Julie Skratz is an Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences at Mary Baldwin University, Fishersville, VA. She earned her BS, MS, and DPT degrees from Ithaca College, and her PhD from Temple University. She has been an APTA Board Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Specialist since 2015. 

In addition to teaching, Dr. Skratz partners with Lehigh Valley Health Network to conduct research, which focuses on optimizing patient outcomes for those in the acute care setting. She maintains her clinical practice at VCU’s Health System. Dr. Skratz is the owner of Dusza, LLC, a company dedicated to spreading education on cardiovascular and pulmonary health, which she believes is the core of movement.

Previous Speakers


"Optimizing Outcomes Using the Movement System as a Framework for Patients with Neurological Dysfunction"
Patricia Scheets, PT, DPT, NCS


"The Neuroscience of Pain and Applications in the Neurologic Population"
Joseph M. Donnelly, PT, DHS, OCS


"Managing Post-Concussion Syndrome: The Diagnostic Dilemma, and Where Does Manual Therapy Fit In?"
Rob Landel, PT, DPT, FAPTA


"Harnessing Brain Plasticity Using Typical PT Equipment to Stimulate the Brain and Improve Motor Outcomes"
Shailesh Kantak PhD, PT

FUNctional Fashion & Wearable Technology:  How Clothing & Soft/DIY Devices Can Improve Function, Independence, and Quality of Life for Individuals With Physical Disabilities 
Michele Lobo, PT, PhD

New Advances in the Management of Persons with Balance and Vestibular Disorders. 
Susan L. Whitney, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA

New and Innovative Evidence Based Treatment for Parkinson's Disease 
Heather Cianci, PT, MS, GCS

Shoulder Dysfunction Post-Breast Cancer
Pamela K. Levangie, DPT, DSc, FAPTA

Management of Concussion/Mild TBI and the Emerging Role of the Physical Therapist 
Anne Mucha PT, DPT, MS, NCS

CNS Adaptations During Locomotor Training 
Amy J. Bastian, PhD, PT

Optimizing Participation of Individuals with Movement Disorders 
Robert J. Palisano, PT, ScD

Gaming and Virtual Reality in Physical Therapy (to improve balance and mobility) 
Judith Deutsch, PT, PhD

Failure of Voluntary Muscle Activation: Coming Out of Our Orthopedic Silo to Treat a Neurologic Impairment 
Scott Stackhouse, PT, PhD

Exploration of Methods to Enhance Reach, Grasp and Manipulation Across the Lifespan. 
Susan V. Duff, EdD, PT, OT, CHT

III Step (Special Therapeutic Exercise Project): Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow 
Susan P. Barker, PT, PhD



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