Laurie Devaney

Clinical Instructor


Titles:

Clinical Instructor

Academic Degrees:

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1989

Advanced Master of Science in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences, 2000

Areas of Expertise:

Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Manual Therapy

Athletic Training

Biography:

Laurie Lee Devaney is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Kinesiology Physical Therapy Program. Laurie has over 22 years of clinical orthopedic physical therapy experience and has presented on both the state and national level on various orthopedic topics. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC in 1989 and earned a Master of Science in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from the University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences in 2000. She is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist and NATA Certified Athletic Trainer. She earned Manual Therapy Certification from the Institute of Physical Therapy and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists where she serves as Chair of the Professional Development Committee. In addition, Laurie is on the Board of Directors of the CPTA Education Fund.

Laurie has taught in the Physical Therapy Program since 2001 with current responsibilities in the areas of physical agents, therapeutic exercise, musculoskeletal pathology, and spine examination/intervention. She treats a varied orthopedic outpatient caseload at the Nayden Rehabilitation Clinic with a focus on sports medicine, neck and shoulder dysfunction, pelvic pain, and osteoporosis.

Funded Research:

Selected Publications/Presentations:

Evidence Based Management of Patients with Hip Pain Presented at NH/VTPTA Annual Conference

Clinical Integration of Thrust Manipulation Presented at CPTA FAll Conference

Management of Patients with Risk Factors Associated with Osteoporosis: An Evidence Based Approach Presented at Wisconsin PTA Annual Conference

INNOVATIVE INTERVENTIONS FOR POSTURAL CHANGE IN OSTEOPOROSIS Presented at CSM Nashville, TN

Passive Mobility Testing of C1-C2: A Reliability Study Presented at AAOMPT Annual Conference

Honors/Awards:

Golden Apple Teaching Award

Associations/Committees/Outreach:

Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists

American Physical Therapy Association

Connecticut Physical Therapy Association

Laurie Devaney
Contact Information
Emaillaurie.devaney@uconn.edu
Phone860 486–1993
Mailing Address3107 Horsebarn Hill Road, U-4137 Storrs, CT 06269-9007
Office LocationDepartment of Kinesiology