Jason HardageAssociate Professor DSc, DPT, PT
Programs and Courses Taught
Doctor of Physical Therapy
PT 702, PT 703, PT 704, 705, PT 713, PT 718, PT 745
A physical therapist for 20 years, I hold board certifications in geriatric and neurologic physical therapy through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. I am also a registered yoga teacher (RYT 200) through Yoga Alliance and a PWR!Moves Certified Therapist for people with Parkinson's disease through Parkinson Wellness Recovery (www.pwr4life.org). I work with older adults with chronic health conditions and people of all ages with neurologic conditions, incuding stroke and other types of acquired brain injury, Parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis. I also work with people with chronic pain and cancer. My interests include yoga and mindfulness, physical activity and health promotion programs for people with disabilities, and healthy aging.
I hold the professional Master of Science (MS, 1998) and post-professional Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy (DScPT, 2006) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT, 2011) from the University of Montana.
Patient/client management in geriatric and neurologic physical therapy; behavioral and psychosocial factors in healthcare
My research and other scholarly pursuits have focused on health promotion, curriculum development, and autonomous practice in geriatric and neurologic physical therapy, as well as management of falls in community-dwelling older adults. In 2016, I was most honored to receive, along with my colleagues, the Jack Walker Award from the American Physical Therapy Association for the article “Management of Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Clinical Guidance Statement From the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association” (Phys Ther. 2015;95:815-834).
Currently, my research continues to focus on physical activity and health promotion programs in geriatric and neurologic physical therapy and specifically on therapeutic applications of yoga and mindfulness in people with Parkinson's disease and people with chronic pain.
Works in Print:
●Hardage JB, Nauert R, Fell DW, et al. Health promotion and wellness in neurology. In: Fell DW, Lunnen KY, Rauk RP, eds. Lifespan Neurorehabilitation: A Patient-Centered Approach from Examination to Interventions and Outcomes. Philadelphia: FA Davis Co; 2018.
●Hardage JB, Barrios FX, Suarez ML, Barnes A. Interventions for chronic pain. In: Fell DW, Lunnen KY, Rauk RP, eds. Lifespan Neurorehabilitation: A Patient-Centered Approach from Examination to Interventions and Outcomes. Philadelphia: FA Davis Co; 2018.
●Hardage J. Physical therapy. In: Griffin DJ, ed. Hospitals: What They Are and How They Work. 4th ed. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 2010.
Refereed Journal Articles
●Avin KG, Hanke TA, Kirk-Sanchez N, McDonough CM, Shubert TE, Hardage J, Hartley G. Management of Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Clinical Guidance Statement From the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association. Phys Ther. 2015;95:815-834.
●Hardage J, Zeigler S, Blackwood J, Gravano T, Hartley G, Heitzman J, Libera J, Miller K. Special interest paper: development of a statement on autonomous practice. J Geriatr Phys Ther. 2012;35:82-85.
●Cormack J, Gobert D, Hardage J, Hayes H, Malonzo C, Parlman K, Pinto-Zipp G. Perspective from the Practice Committee: is autonomous practice in neurologic physical therapy defined differently based on the type of practice setting? J Neurol Phys Ther. 2010;34:175-176.
●Hardage J, Peel C, Morris D, Graham C, Brown CJ, Foushee HR, Braswell J. The Adherence to Exercise Scale for Older Patients (AESOP): a measure for predicting exercise adherence in older adults after discharge from home health physical therapy. J Geriatr Phys Ther. 2007;30:69-78.
Home Study Monographs (peer-reviewed; national distribution)
●Hardage J, Parker ME. The aging neuromuscular system. Morris D, ed. Focus: Physical Therapist Practice in Geriatrics 2011. Madison, WI: Section on Geriatrics; 2011.
●Hardage J. The role of the physical therapist in health promotion for older adults. Nauert R, ed. Topics in Geriatrics. 2009;5(3):1-23.
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
●American Physical Therapy Association/California Physical Therapy Association
●International Association of Yoga Therapists
I enjoy working with local and national organizations serving people with Parkinson's disease.
Honors & Awards
●Jack Walker Award, American Physical Therapy Association, for the article “Management of Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Clinical Guidance Statement From the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association” (Phys Ther. 2015;95:815-834).