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Connie Matheny, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D. in Physical Thinking, University of Central Arkansas
    • Dissertation: "A Comparison of the Critical Thinking Skills of Physical Therapist Students"
  • M.H.S. in Orthopedics and Neurology, University of Indianapolis
  • B.S. in Physical Therapy and Psychology, Southwest Baptist University

Selected Presentations

  • Matheny C, Anunwah N, Clark B, Perry M, Sauerbrunn. The Utilization of Virtual Reality Therapy for Pain Management in Patients with Burns: A Systematic Review. Poster Presentation, CSM Anaheim, CA, February 2016.
  • Matheny C, Anderson C, Steventon D, Winter J, Zayas M. A Systematic Review: The Positive Impact of Concurrent Physical Therapy Intervention Have a Positive Impact on Patients Undergoing Treatment for Pediatric Cancers. Poster Presentation, CSM, Las Vegas, NV, February 2014.
  • Matheny C, Pounds R. Diabetes Prevention: A Systematic Literature Review Exploring Physical Therapists’ Impact on Gestational Diabetes. Poster Presentation, CSM, New Orleans, LA, February 2011.
  • Matheny C, Snider A. Complex Decongestive Physical Therapy for the Treatment of Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema. Poster Presentation, CSM, New Orleans, LA, February 2011.
  • Matheny C, Shuler H, Claybon S, Tedford S. Low Back Pain In Relation to Postural Changes in Women Throughout Pregnancy. Poster Presentation. APTA Annual Conference and Exposition, Baltimore, MD, June 2009.
  • Matheny C, Holtz R. Implementation of Maggot Debridement Therapy and Enzymatic Debridement on a Patient with Multiple Stage IV Pressure Ulcers. Poster Presentation, CSM, Nashville, TN February 2008.
  • Hankins P, Matheny C. Virtual Reality Applications in Physical Therapy. Poster Presentation. Combined Sections Meeting of the APTA, Nashville, TN, February 2004.
  • Matheny C, Ellis S, Dreier R. A Systematic Review of Literature: Does Urinary Incontinence Associated with Prostate Cancer Treatment Improve when Treated with Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy when compared to no Physical Therapy, Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association, San Antonio, TX February 15-18-2017.

Professional Organizations

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology Society
  • American Association of Wound Care

Church/Community Service

  • Attends Faith Life Church, Branson