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Faculty Profile

Susan Grieve
Susan
Grieve
DPT
Assistant Professor
Doctor of Physical Therapy
SGrieve@samuelmerritt.edu
510-869-6511

My association with Samuel Merritt University began as a physical therapy student in 1996. After graduating from the MPT program I began my clinical career in the acute care setting moving to the out-patient orthopedic and out-patient neurological settings. I returned to SMU in 2005 teaching part time and was hired as a full time clinicl faculty member in 2010 and core faculty in 2012.

  • Bachlor of Arts in Physical Education from the University of California at Davis 1987 - Go Aggies!
  • Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of Oregon 1990 - Go Ducks!
  • Master of Physical Therapy from Samuel Merritt College 1998 - Go Health Care Team!
  • Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy  from Temple University 2009 - Go Owls!
  • Pursuing a PhD in Physical Therapy Science from Nova Southeastern University - Go Sharks!

Additionally I am a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and have an advanced certification in Vestibular Rehabilitation as well as Orthopedic Manual Therapy.

In addition to the courses I am currently involved with, I have been a part of the teaching and developement of many additional physical therapy courses at SMU. I call myself the "utility player" on the faculty as my experience across the curriculum gives me the ability to help students integrate material from courses in a single semester as well as across semesters. One of the things I love about teaching is helping students see and understand how the peices fit together.  To have the opportunity to facilitate students' growth as thinkers, able to answer their own questions within thier own developing knowledge framwork is what drives me to continue teaching.  I am privleged to work with a team of professionals who share that same drive.

 

 

 

  • PT 710 Foundations of Physical Therapy Practice
  • PT 735 Therapeutic Exercise Prescription For Patients and Clients I
  • PT 711 Patient Client Management - Musculoskeletal I
  • PT 712 Patient Client Management - Musculoskeletal II
  • PT 716 Patient Client Management - Musculoskeletal III
  • PT 717 Patient Client Management - Cardiopulmonary
  • PT 702,703,704 Capstone -  Systematic Review

I am currently pursuing a PhD in Physical Therapy Science at Nova Southeastern University in Florida. My research is focused on investigating the use of Cognitive Load Theory with Ecological Psychology as a framework for the design of simulation related activities in health sciences education.  I am currently in the proposal development phase of my dissertation.  I have presented at 2 national conferences on aspects of cognitive load theory and learning and have just completed a contribution to a book chapter linking the teaching of reasoning through simulation activites designed with a cognitive load theory framework. 

If all goes acording to plan (and let's hope it does) I hope to finish my dissertation in 2018!!    

Book Chapters

Christensen N, Villanueva C, Grieve S. Learning reasoning in simulation. In: Higgs, J., Jensen, G., Loftus, S., & Christensen, N. (Eds.). Clinical Reasoning in the Health Professions (4th ed.). Elsevier. 2018; in process.

Grieve SM. Disorders of consciousness: coma, vegetative state and minimally conscious state. In: Cameron M., & Monroe L. (Eds.). Physical Rehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier/Saunders. 2011:331-340.

Grieve SM. Coma, vegetative state and minimally conscious state. In: Cameron M., & Monroe L. (Eds.); Physical Rehabilitation: Evidenced - Based Examination, Evaluation, and Intervention. St. Louis, MO: Saunders/Elsevier. 2007:580-597.

Educational Presentations

Grieve SM, Christensen N. Optimizing Educational Outcomes: Applying Cognitive Load Theory to Instructional Design. APTA Educational Leadership Conference 2016. Phoenix, AZ.

Criss M, Grieve SM, Cook J.Teaching with Multimedia: Applying Evidence to Enhance Learning. APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2016. Anaheim, CA.

Poster Presentations

Amidi‐Nouri A, Ching E, Grieve S, Hammer M, Magana T.  Truthtelling: Interprofessional Education Health Disparities Series in Health Sciences. Samuel Merritt University Spring Scholarship Symposium: 2016, Oakland, CA.

Paciotti LR, Grieve SM. Use of the Talk Test in addition to patient symptoms to monitor and prescribe physical therapy interventions for a seven year old patient with pulmonary hypertension: a case report. California Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference: 2015, Pasadena, CA.

Muzzatti LM, Grieve SM. Physical therapy management of a young adult with Neurofibromatosis Type II status-post tumor resection: a case report. California Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference: 2015, Pasadena, CA.

Tuomainen S, Grieve SM. Utilization of the Fear Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire to guide the physical therapy management of a patient following arthroscopic partial meniscectomy: a case report. California Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference: 2014, Oakland, CA.

Christensen N, Grieve SM. $1000.00 - Strategic Use of Blended Learning to Increase Opportunities for Active Application of Concepts in Class. Samuel Merritt University Innovation in Teaching with Technology Grant. 2014

Gorman SL, Grieve SM. $1000.00 - Visit Note Documentation Assignment Using Video. Samuel Merritt University Innovation in Teaching with Technology Grant. 2014

Grieve SM, Criss M, Cook J. Teaching with Multimedia: Applying Evidence to Optimize Teaching and Learning. Northern Arizona University - Faculty Professional Development Program and Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. December 2016.

Grieve SM. Strategic Use of Blended learning to Increase Opportunities for Active Application of Concepts in Class: Samuel Merritt University Faculty Symposium. May 2014

Breast Cancer Survivorship - The Role of Physical Therapy Beyond Lymphedema; Breast Cancer: The Nurses Role in Shaping the Future. Invited Speaker: Bay Area Tumor Institute.   March 2014                           

The Role of Exercise and Physical Activity in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer: Invited presentation: Prostate Cancer Support Group, Markstein Cancer Center.   February 2014

Third Annual Prostate Cancer Symposium; The Changing Paradigm of Prostate Cancer:  Selective Screening, Personalized Treatment and Survivorship in a Period of Rapid Progress.   Invited speaker: Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center.      September 2013

Exercise and Breast Cancer: When? How? Why?  Invited speaker: Breast Cancer Symposium: Protecting Heart Health During and After Breast Cancer Treatment. Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center.  October 2012.

Exercise and Cancer: Can I? Why Should I? How do I?  Invited presentation: The Bay Area Cancer League, Markstein Cancer Center. November 2011.

Exercise and Prostate Cancer. Invited presentation: Prostate Cancer Support Group, Markstein Cancer Center.  June 2011

Community Service

Annual Back to School Backpack Drive:

Facilitator and faculty coordinator for annual drive collecting monetary donations, backpacks and school supplies for underserved youth in the SF Bay Area. DPT students manage the drive with assistance from the faculty coordinator. 2015 – present

Professional Memberships:

American Physical Therapy Association 1995 - present

  • Education Section Member
  • Research Section Member
  • Orthopedic Section Member
  • Oncology Section Member
  • Cardiopulmonary Section Member
  • Neurology Section Member
  • Vestibular Special Interest Group Member

American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2017 – present

American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM) 2017 - present

History

Member for
10 years 3 months

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