Beverly McNeal, D.P.T.

Education

  • D.P.T., Southwest Baptist University
    • "Creating a Collaborative Learning Community for Neuroanatomy Using Blackboard (Bb), Group Processes, and Active Learning Principles"
  • M.S.P.T., Texas Woman's University
  • B.S. in Education, Baylor University
Certifications
  • Board Certified Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy

Selected Publications

  • Baldwin R, Desarme C, Mitchell B, Oltmanns C, McNeal B, Sneed T. “Effects of High Intensity Training on the Six Minute Walk Test in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Review.” Poster Presentation accepted. APTA NEXT Conference. Phoenix, AZ. June 2020.
  • McNeal B, Jones K, Hooten A, Mizera D, Taylor A, Tewes K. “For patients with Parkinson’s Disease, do large amplitude non-traditional physical therapy interventions improve quality of life more than routine physical therapy? A Systematic Review." Poster Presentation. APTA Combined Sections Meeting. Washington D.C. January 23-26, 2019. 
  • McNeal B, Jones K, Doe E, Lander E, Wickenheiser A. "How does international service experience affect professional development in physical therapy students? A systematic review." Poster presentation. APTA Combined Sections Meeting. New Orleans, LA. February 21-25, 2018.
  • Jones K, McNeal B, Shane E, Behrens B, Ernst B. "In Patients Post Stroke, Does Body Weight Supported Treadmill Training Result in Increased Walking Ability Compared to Overground Walking Training? A Systematic Review." Poster Presentation. APTA Combined Sections Meeting. New Orleans, LA. February 21-25, 2018.
  • Wingert N, McNeal B “Systematic Review: Does Music Affect Quality of Life for Patients With Dementia?” Poster Presentation APTA NEXT Conference Nashville, TN June 2016.
  • McNeal B, Burtch S, Crain H, Dykstra K, Robinson J “The Impact of a Walking Program on the Quality of Life of Geriatric Patients with Dementia: A Systematic Review” Platform Presentation APTA Combined Sections Meeting Indianapolis, IN February 2015
  • McNeal B, Knowles N, Tinsley-Biggs A “Effectiveness of Tai Chi and Yoga Interventions in Reducing Fear of Falling for Community-Dwelling Elders: A Systematic Review” Poster Presentation APTA Combined Sections Meeting San Diego, CA January 2013
  • Millspaugh B, McNeal B. "Effectiveness of a One Time Visit for a Patient with Cerebrovascular Accident in An Impoverished South American Community." Poster Presentation. APTA Combined Sections Meeting. New Orleans, LA. February 2011. (Poster received a "Social Responsibility" award from the Global Health SIG of the Health Policy and Administration Section of the APTA.)

Selected Presentations

  • Beverly McNeal, PT, DPT, GCS, Josh Layman, PT, PhD, NCS, and Alison Wickenheiser, DPT. “Positioning, Balance, and Upper Limb Rehabilitation for Post-Stroke Patients” Continuing Education for area therapists (total 9 hours), Staff In-Services for the medical staff at Bethesda Medical Clinic (total 4 hours). Sponsored by a cooperative effort from Southwest Baptist University and One Mission Society. Vaudreuil, Haiti. December 2019.
  • Beverly McNeal, PT, DPT, GCS, and Sarah Jones, PT, DPT, PCS. "Current Concepts of Neurological Rehabilitation." Continuing education for area therapists, nurses, and physicians (total 8 hours). Staff in-services for the medical staff at Bethesda Medical Clinic (total 4 hours). Sponsored by a cooperative effort from Southwest Baptist University and One Mission Society. Vaudreuil, Haiti. January 2018.
  • Amber Fleer, DPT, OCS, ATC, Herb Hamann, DPT Beverly McNeal, DPT, GCS “Clinical Taping Strategies.” Sponsored by a cooperative effort from Southwest Baptist University and Citizen’s Memorial Healthcare (certified for 1.5 CEUs). Bolivar, Missouri September 2014.
  • Beverly McNeal, PT, DPT, GCS “Positional Vertigo” and “Introduction to NDT” Physiotherapy 2013: International Academic Exchange. A free educational lecture forum presented by Dr. McNeal and two Peruvian PT professors for health care students and professionals. Sponsored by a cooperative effort from Southwest Baptist University, Medical Ministry International, and Alas Peruanas University. Arequipa, Peru. November 2013.
  • Beverly McNeal, PT, DPT, GCS “Fundamental of Typical Locomotion.” Sponsored by a cooperative effort from Southwest Baptist University, Medical Ministry International, and Alas Peruanas University (certified for .5 CEUs). Arequipa, Peru. November 2013.
  • Beverly McNeal, PT, DPT “International Workshop Course in Physiotherapy: Physical Therapist Evaluation and Treatment of Gait Disorders Across the Life Span.” Sponsored by a cooperative effort from Southwest Baptist University, Medical Ministry International, and San Pablo Catholic University (certified for 2.0 CEUs). Arequipa, Peru. June 2011.
  • Beverly McNeal, PT, DPT and Amber Fleer, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC “International Workshop Course in Physiotherapy: Introduction to the Use of Functional Taping for the Physical Therapist.” Sponsored by a cooperative effort from Southwest Baptist University, Medical Ministry International, and San Pablo Catholic University (certified for 1.5 CEUs). Arequipa, Peru. November 2010.
  • Beverly McNeal, PT, DPT “International Workshop Course in Physiotherapy: Physical Rehabilitation for Adult Patients with Hemiplegia.” Sponsored by a cooperative effort from Southwest Baptist University, Medical Ministry International, and San Pablo Catholic University (certified for 1.6 CEUs). Arequipa, Peru. November 2009.

Related Experience

  • Mission trips to Carrefour and Cap Haitien, Haiti. Led yearly teams from SBU to serve 1-2 week PT Missions, 2016-Present.
  • Mission trips to Arequipa and Lima, Peru. Led yearly teams from SBU to serve 1-2 week PT Missions, 2009-2013.
  • MPTA Fall Prevention Awareness Day Springfield, MO September 21, 2012.

Professional Organizations

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
    • Member, 1986-present
    • Section for Education, 1995-present
    • Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy, 1995-present
    • Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy, 2008-present
    • Health Policy & Administration Section, 2012-present
  • Missouri Chapter, APTA
    • Member of State Peer Review Task Force 1995-1997
  • Southwest District, Missouri Chapter, APTA
    • Nominating Committee  2001-2003
  • Christian Physical Rehab Professionals (CPRP), A Specialty Section of Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) 1988-2002; 2008-present
  • Neurodevelopment Treatment Association (NDTA) 1992-2001; 2010-present

Honors and Awards

  • Tier 1 Merit Bonus for meritorious service to the university, Southwest Baptist University, 2015
  • Science and Christian Faith Award, College of Science and Mathematics, Southwest Baptist University, 2013
  • Outstanding Young Women of America 1994

Church/Community Service

  • Attends Wellspring Baptist Fellowship, Bolivar
  • Polk County Christian School Bolivar, Missouri Science Fair Judge 2002-present