Amber Fleer, D.P.T.

Education

  • D.P.T., Southwest Baptist University
    • Terminal Project: "Entry-level Physical Therapy Teaching Practicum"
  • M.P.T., Southwest Baptist University
  • B.S. in Sports Management with emphasis in Athletic Training and Fitness and Wellness, Southwest Baptist University

Certifications 
  • Board Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  • Certified Athletic Trainer

Selected Presentations

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fleer A, Graddy J, Meyer L, Meyer T, Rhodes K. The Effectiveness of Increased Step Rate Decreased Stride Length, and Foot Strike Pattern in Reducing the Incidence of Running Injury: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Poster Presentation. NEXT Conference & Exposition, American Physical Therapy Association, Charlotte, NC, June 11 – 14, 2014.
  • Fleer A, Egge K, Gibson H, Martin S, Mathew L. In Healthy Individuals, How Does Muscle Activation Differ When Performing a Traditional Push-up Compared to a Push-up in a Suspension System: A Systematic Review. Poster Presentation. NEXT Conference & Exposition, American Physical Therapy Association, Nashville, TN, June 8 - 11, 2016.
  • Fleer A, Frankenberger R, Hotmer A, Maxey L. The Effects of Kinesio Tape® on Patients with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: A Systematic Review. Poster Presentation. NEXT Conference & Exposition, American Physical Therapy Association, Nashville, TN, June 8 - 11, 2016.
  • Fleer A, Brimhall A, Jarman B, Stack V, Wharton. Do Altered Kinematics & Kinetics in Gait Increase Prevalence of Low Back Pain in Lower Limb Amputees Compared to Able-bodied People: A Systematic Review. Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association, San Antonio, TX, February 15-18, 2017.

Related Experience

  • Works PRN (as needed) for a local hospital system in their outpatient physical therapy clinics

Professional Organizations

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Missouri Physical Therapy Association

Honors and Awards

  • “Faculty Service Award” College of Science and Mathematics, Southwest Baptist University, 2014
  • “SBU Physical Therapy Faculty Award 12-01" given to the most outstanding graduating student as selected by the faculty of SBU, 2001

Church/Community Service

  • Attends South Gate Baptist Church, Springfield
    • First Impressions Ministry
    • Children's Ministry Worker
  • Scoliosis Screenings for Area Schools and Homeschool Organization
  • Polk County Free Clinic, Polk County Health Department, 2010-2012
  • Community In Motion 5K, SBU SPTA, Bolivar, MO, Community 5K Events: 2010, 2011