Neuromuscular Track Coordinator
DPTR 6502: Neuromuscular Conditions II, Course Coordinator
DPTR 6503: Clinical Reasoning Capstone, co-coordinator
DPTR 7212: Spinal Cord Injury Elective, co-coordinator
DPTR 6221: Advanced Differential Diagnosis, Lab Assistant
DPTR 6302: Medical Conditions II, Lab Assistant
DPTR 5501: Neuromuscular I, Lab Assistant
DPTR 5501: Neuromuscular III, Lab Assistant
Coordinator of Integrated Practical Experiences for DPT II Students
Funded Grant Activity
JE (PI), Mangione K, Cumbler E, Nordon-Craft A, Richard A, Forster
J. Progressing Home Health Rehabilitation Paradigms for Older Adults. NIH
R01-NR016209; 7/1/16-4/1/21 ($2,946,919; directs+indirects). The major goal of
this study is to determine if an interdisciplinary approach to home health
rehabilitation including nutritional supplementation, improves physical
function and reduces re-hospitalizations more than usual care. Role:
JE (PI), Mangione K, Burke B, Sullivan W, Nordon-Craft A, Forster J.
Improving Function in Older Veterans with Hospital-associated Deconditioning.
VA Merit Award RR&D I01 RX-001978-01 4/1/16-3/31/20 ($1,000,000). The major
goal of this project is to evaluate whether high intensity, front-loading of
home health rehabilitation following hospitalization can improve community
mobility, quality of life, and reduce caregiver burden in older Veterans. Role:
Knebl J (PI). Reynolds Interprofessional Geriatrics Education and Training in Texas Programs. Funded July 1, 2013-2017. Role (July – December 2013): coordination of physical therapy students into the interprofessional aspects of geriatrics education, which equates to 5% FTE.
Nordon-Craft A (PI), Schwarz BB, Bugnariu N. Teaching Physical Therapy Students Acute Care Cardiopulmonary Competencies through Problem Based Learning and High Fidelity Human Simulations. Funded July 1, 2013-2014.
Moss M(PI)Schenkman M,Quan D,Nordon-Craft A. The diagnosis and treatment of critical illness polyneuromyopathy in patients with acute respiratory failure. Submitted to National Institute Nursing Research November 5, 2008. Funded: July 1, 2009-2011. Role: ensure the fidelity of the physical therapy intervention, develop protocols and adherence manual, oversight of physical therapy intervention. 2
Peer Reviewed Publications
Richardson MV, Nordon-Craft A,
Carrothers LA. Using an exercise program to improve activity tolerance in a
female with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS): A case report.
[Accepted] Physiotherapy Theory and
Kelmenson DA, Quan D, Nordon-Craft A,
Malone D, Schenkman M, Moss M. Electrophysiological abnormalities can
differentiate pre-hospital discharge functional status in critically ill
patients with normal strength. Intensive
Care Med. 2016 Jun 22. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27334267.
Moss M, Nordon-Craft A, Malone D, Van
Pelt D, Frankel SK, Warner ML, Kriekels W, McNulty M, Fairclough DL, Schenkman
M. A Randomized Trial of an Intensive Physical Therapy Program for Acute
Respiratory Failure Patients. Am J Respir
Crit Care Med. 2016;193:1101-1110. PMID: 26651376.
Struessel TS, Nordon-Craft A. A Case
Report Describing Multiple System Effects of Breast Cancer, Bilateral
Mastectomy and Reconstruction: Implications for Physical Therapist Practice. [Accepted] J Women’s Health Phys Ther.
Malone D, Ridgeway K, Nordon-Craft A, Moss P, Schenkman M, Moss M. Physical Therapists’ Practice in the Intensive Care Unit: Results of a National Survey. Submitted Phys Ther.
Sottile P, Nordon-Craft A, Malone D, Schenkman M, Moss M. Patient and Family Perceptions of Physical Therapy in the Medical Intensive Care Unit: A Cohort Study. In Review Critical Care.
Sottile P, Nordon-Craft A, Luby D, Malone D, Schenkman M, Moss M. Physical Therapy in the Neurological Intensive Care Unit: A Description of Practice. In Review Phys Ther.
Denehy L, Nordon-Craft A, Edbrooke L, Malone D, Berney S, Schenkman M, Moss M. Outcome Measures Report Different Aspects of Patient Function Three Months Following Critical Care. In press: Intensive Care Medicine; 2014.
Nordon-Craft A, Schenkman M, Edbrooke L, Malone DJ, Moss M, Denehy L. The Physical Function Intensive Care Test: Implementation in Survivors of Critical Illness. Phys Ther. 2014;94:1499-1507. PMID: 24810863.
Liu H, Holmes V, Nordon-Craft A, Reeves R. Variation of Sternalis Muscle: a case report. Int J Anatomical Variations. 2012.
Nordon-Craft A, Moss M, Quan D, Schenkman M. Intensive Care Unit-Acquired Weakness. Phys Ther 2012;92:1494-1506.
Nordon-Craft A, Schenkman M, Ridgeway K, Benson A, Moss M. Physical therapy management and patient outcomes following ICU-acquired weakness: a case series. J Neurol Phys Ther. 2011 Sep;35(3):133-40.
Graduation Speaker University of North Texas Health Science Center Physical Therapy Department 2014
Graduation Speaker University of Colorado Denver Physical Therapy Program 2011, 2012
SemperCare Hospital Helping Hands Award 2002
North Carolina Physical Therapy Clinical Educator 1992