Sarah Jones, D.P.T.

Education

  • D.P.T. with pediatric emphasis, Drexel University
  • B.H.S. in Physical Therapy, University of Missouri-Columbia
Certifications
  • Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist
  • Assistive Technology Professional

Selected Presentations

  • Jones S, Elmore T, McKenna L, Sack A. Effective dosing of aquatic therapy to improve gross motor function in children with cerebral palsy.  Accepted as a poster presentation at APTA’s 2021 Combined Sections Meeting.
  • Jones S, Burnett S, Guffey E, Hancock M. Dosing body weight support treadmill training to improve motor function in children with cerebral palsy. Accepted as a poster presentation at APTA’s 2021 Combined Sections Meeting.
  • Jones S, Deshotel N, Duffy A, Strate M.  Dosing backward gait training to improve balance and gait parameters in children with cerebral palsy.  Accepted as a poster presentation at APTA’s 2021 Combined Sections Meeting. 
  • Layman J, Jones S, Fisher K, Graham K, Wiseman K. The prevalence of fractionated movement deficit in children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review. Accepted as a poster presentation at APTA’s 2021 Combined Sections Meeting. 
  • Jones S, Collins A, Stegman M, Lawson C, Sundermeyer H. Effective dosing parameters for commercially available virtual reality gaming to improve postural control for children with cerebral palsy.  Poster Presentation. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Denver, CO February 13-15, 2020.
  • Jones S, Knapp D, Dearing K, Sanders K. Impact of early provision of modified ride-on toy cars on socialization in young children with mobility delays. Poster Presentation. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Washington, DC, January 23-26, 2019.
  • Jones S, Paz J, Waggener C. Does Early Sport Specialization Increase Risk of Injury Among Adolescent Athletes? Poster Presentation. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Washington, DC, January 23-26, 2019.
  • Jones S, Graves E, Richardson W, Schmidt L. Effects of Body Weight Support Treadmill Training on Function and Participation in Children with Cerebral Palsy. Poster Presentation. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Washington, DC, January 23-26, 2019.
  • Jones S, Ericson C, Exline K, Green M, Mann L, York S. The effect of school-based physical activity programs on academic performance in school-age children. Poster Presentation.  APTA Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA Feb 21-24, 2018.
  • Jones S, Babcock S, Krueger K, Lauff G, Perley A.  Impact of intensive intermittent physical therapy compared to weekly frequency on functional outcomes among children with cerebral palsy.  Poster Presentation.  Poster Presentation. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA Feb 21-24, 2018.

Related Experience

  • 28 years of clinical practice, with 26 in the area of pediatrics
  • Board Certified Pediatric Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, May 2015 # 46035
  • Assistive Technology Professional, certified by the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, November 2007 to present

Professional Organizations

  • American Physical Therapy Association, Missouri Chapter
    • Education Section
  • Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy
  • Academy of Neurological Physical Therapy
  • American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists

Honors and Awards

  • Science and Christian Faith Award, College of Science and Mathematics, SBU, April 2017

Church/Community Service

  • Attends First Baptist Church, Bolivar
  • Go Baby Go Explore Lab Coordinator, 2017-present
  • Scoliosis Screening for Bolivar Public School and Surrounding Communities, 2010-2010
  • Professional Development training for Bolivar Public Schools, 2011,2013, 2014, 2016