Staci Silar, PT, DPT

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

I believe that within a physical therapy curriculum the students will learn most effectively through hands on experiences.  When teaching a course I attempt to create both simulated and actual hands on opportunities as possible.  Case based lab activities are important in simulating patient care in a controlled environment to help prepare the students for clinical practice.  As a core member of this faculty is important for me to stay clinically relevant through practice and research to provide the students with the most up to date treatment interventions and differential diagnosis. 

I believe that in order to be an effective educator I need to be approachable and available.  The students should be able to build a relationship full of trust with their professors.  I believe this will assist with building their confidence and professionalism for future clinical experiences and prepare them to be doctorally-trained clinicians.  

I believe in student-led learning as a tool to engage and empower our students.  As graduate students, they need to learn how to be a leader, self-regulate and manage time, as well as explore their own talents within a safe environment.  When teaching I present information in a lecture format, then allow the students lab time to explore all the topics within a group.  I believe this helps them develop clinical skills that will set them apart from other therapists. 

Education 

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy 2008 

Widener University (PA) 

  • BS Biopsychology 2005 

Lebanon Valley College (PA) 

Clinical Experience/Expertise 

  • Physical Therapist, Fox Rehabilitation,  

Montgomery County, PA, 2016-present 

  • Senior Physical Therapist, Tower Health: Outpatient Rehabilitation, Reading, PA, 2012-2016 
  • Physical Therapist, The Physical Therapy and Wellness Institute, Lansdale, PA 2011-2012 
  • Senior Physical Therapist, JFK-Johnson Rehabilitation Hospital, Edison, NJ, 2008-2011 

Scholarship/Research Interests 

My research interests have been within the field of neuromuscular physical therapy with a focus on the implication and management of chronic impairments as they impact participation in daily and community activities.

Contact Info

Staci A. Silar, PT, DPT 

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

610.585.5465

staci.silar@alvernia.edu

 

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Alvernia University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. The program's current status is probationary accreditation; for more information see http://www.capteonline.org/WhatWeDo/RecentActions/PublicDisclosureNotices/. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 610-568-1546 or email christopher.wise@alvernia.edu.

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