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Mary Ann Wharton PT, MS

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Title: Curriculum Coordinator, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
School: Health Sciences
Academic Department: Physical Therapy
Phone: 814-472-3123
E-mail: mwharton@francis.edu
Office Location: Stokes Building, Suite 229
Additional Contact Information: fax: 814-472-3140


  • BS, Ithaca College
  • MS, University of Pittsburgh


Clinical & Research Interests

Research Interests

  • Geriatric Interventions Strategies
  • Ethics and Values in Health Care
  • Fall Prevention

Teaching Activities

  • PHTH 430 Health Care Systems 1
  • PHTH 530 Health Care Systems 2
  • PHTH 531 Health Care Systems 3
  • PHTH 532 Health Care Systems 4
  • PHTH 552 Patient/Client Management 6 - Clinical Interventions
Professional Activities & Memberships
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association
  • Bair, J, Bass, D, deRoos Bassage, D, et al. "An Aging Society: Implications for Health Care Needs Impacts on Allied Health Practice and Education. A Report of the National Task Force on Gerontology and Geriatric Care Education in Allied Health." Journal of Allied Health 1987; 16(4): 283-373.
  • deRoos Bassage, D, Fanelli, MT, Liebig, P, Selker, LG, and Wharton, MA.,"Innovations in Allied Health." in the Summary Report of the Conference on Rehabilitation and Geriatric Education: Perspectives and Potential. U.S.D.H.H.S. and U.S. Department of Education, Contract No. 240-87-0051. 1988. 112-114.
  • Wharton, MA. "Rehabilitation and the Elderly: Emphasizing Function." Rehab Management 1989; 2(3): 53-54.
  • Avers, D and Wharton, MA. "Instructional Strategies: Improving Exercise Adherence for Older Adults." Topics in Geriatric Rehab 1991; 6 (3): 62-73.
  • Wharton, MA "Environmental Design: Accommodating Sensory Changes in theElderly", in Geriatric Physical Therapy. Guccione, AA., ed. Chicago, Illinois, Mosby-Yearbook. 1992.
  • Wharton, MA, Zaccardi, M, Lynch, D, and Young, K. "Effects of Walker Height on Posture in the Elderly Population." Issues on Aging 1994, 17(2): 5-8.
  • Wharton, MA, Holley, T, and Medlin, KP. "Musculoskeletal System: Geriatric Considerations", in Saunders Manual for Physical Therapy Practice. Myers, RS., ed. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. WB. Saunders Company. 1995.
  • Wharton, MA. "Ethical Guidelines for the Physical Therapist Assistant." in A Module on the Education and Utilization of the Physical Therapist Assistant. Moreland, R., ed. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1995.

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