SBUBolivar, Missouri Est. 1878

SBU Physical Therapy Department

Amber Fleer

Amber Fleer
Amber Fleer, DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS
Amber Fleer
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Southwest Baptist University
1600 University Avenue,
Warren B. Davis Family Physical Therapy Center, 111
Bolivar
, MO 65613
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Current Research Projects 

  1. Cook J, Hoaglun J, Fleer A. Evidence in Practice: Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation vs. Muscle Energy for Increasing Hamstring Flexibility Among Individuals with Hamstring Tightness. Poster Presentation. Missouri Physical Therapy Association Spring Meeting, Osage Beach, MO, April 27-29, 2012.
  2. Fassold B, Ledford K, Fleer A. Evidence in Practice: Pre-Season Programs for Collegiate and Professional Pitchers: Efficacy in Preventing Shoulder Pathologies. Poster Presentation. Missouri Physical Therapy Association Spring Meeting, Osage Beach, MO, April 27-29, 2012
  3. Fleer AC, Lesh SG, Whittington JC, Whitsel SD, Haynes DR, Wilkens KJ, Biddle LN, Cummings TF, Neufeld JJ. Comparing the effects of Nintendo® Wii Fit® balance activities versus traditional balance exercises on overall balance: a healthy subjects study: A Pilot Study. Poster Presentation. Missouri Physical Therapy Association Spring Meeting, St. Louis, MO, April 16 – 17, 2010.

Why do you enjoy teaching at SBU?

"I am a three-time graduate of SBU, and enjoyed every moment I was here.  The great Academic environment combined with Christian views, and Christian professors is what makes SBU stand above all other Universities.  I am truly excited to get to be a part of it!"

Educational and Professional Background:

Fleer graduated with a Sports Management degree with an emphasis on athletic training, and fitness and wellness in 1999 from SBU. Then, in 2001 she graduated with a Masters of Physical Therapy, and in 2007 she graduated once again from SBU with a Post-Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy. She is recognized as a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Fleer has been employed by Cox Health in Springfield, Missouri since 2000 as an athletic trainer then took on the role as Physical Therapist after graduation in 2001 from PT school. Fleer continues to work PRN in the Outpatient/Sports Medicine Department at Cox Health while teaching at SBU.