Jan McElroy, PhD, PT, PCSgraduated from the School of Physical Therapy at the University of Missouri, completed a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy in 2000, and a PhD in Pediatric Science in 2011 from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. She draws from over 40 years of pediatric experience with the 0-3 yr population in a wide range of settings including NICU, acute care, Early Intervention, outpatient, and inpatient rehabilitation. Jan owns a private pediatric PT practice in Columbia, Missouri. Her teaching experience includes clinical, classroom, and continuing education settings including assisting in 8 week pediatric and 2 week advanced NDT courses. She is currently adjunct faculty at the University of Missouri, School of Physical Therapy and is primary Physical Therapy faculty on the Maternal-Child Health, LEND grant. Her national continuing education short courses focus on baby treatment, treatment of infants born preterm, serial casting and temporary foot supports, and gait. Jan is co-director of the Rocky Mountain University Health Professions Continuing Education Series in Neonatology and Infant Studies. Jan is currently conducting research in lower extremity movement patterns in infants born full term and preterm, gait, hypotonia, and movement in children with autism.
Baby Steps: Building Ambulation Interventions for Infants and Young Children with Posture and Movement Dysfunction
Infants Born Preterm: Identifying and Addressing Their Special Needs in Early Infancy to Support Development
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Excellent, helpful, informative speaker, very competent and knowledgeable."
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"Jan's passion is evident in her teaching. She is very knowledgeable and teaches the course well. She is one of the best speakers."
Good mix of didactic and lab with practical, functional approach/focus. Great insight into gait development in typical as well as atypical development."