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Mary T. Marchetti, P.T., Ph.D., G.C.S.

Instructor
Rangos School of Health Sciences
Department of Physical Therapy

Rangos 109
Phone: 412-396-5549

Education:

Ph.D., Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, pend
M.S., Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, 1998
B.S., Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, 1992
B.S., Physical Education/Adapted Phys. Ed., Bridgewater State College, 1989
Courses

Psychology of Illness and Disability
Examination Methods
Special Topics in Geriatrics
Wellness and Nutrition
Lecture and assist throughout the clinical neurologic curriculum
Guest lecture in various course in the Rangos School of Health-Related Sciences

Publications

 

Peer Reviewed Publications:
Marchetti M, Whitney SL. Postural control in individuals with cognitive dysfunction. Submitted
for review to Physical Therapy Reviews, April, 2006.

Whitney SL, Hudak MT, Marchetti GF. The Dynamic Gait Index relates to self-
reported fall history in individuals with vestibular dysfunction. J Vestib Res; 10:99-105, 2000.

Whitney SL, Hudak MT. The Dizziness Handicap Inventory and the Activities-
specific Balance Confidence Scale: a comparison.' J Vestib Res; 9:253-259, 1999.


Abstracts:
Hudak MT, Marchetti GF, Snyder TE .External predictive validity of Purposeful Reach in
community dwelling older adults. J of Geriatr Phys Ther 24: 22-23, 2001.

Marchetti GF, Hudak MT, Snyder TE. Test-retest reliability and internal structure
validity evidence for Purposeful Reach in assisted living older adults. J of Geriatr Phys Ther 24: 24, 2001.


Non-Peer Reviewed Publication:
Hudak MT. Pathophysiology of stroke. Focus on Geriatric Care and
Rehabilitation, June, 1999.

Hudak MT. Motor learning/motor control theory and application.' Focus on
Geriatric Care and Rehabilitation, June, 1999.

Presentations

 

Peer Reviewed Scientific and Professional Presentations:
February, 2002:
BALANCE IN INDIVIDUALS WITH COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION. Invited
Roundtable Discussion Leader, the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Boston, MA.

INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL STRUCTURE PREDICTIVE
VALIDITY EVIDENCE FOR PURPOSEFUL REACH AS A MEASURE OF POSTURAL CONTROL IN COMMUNITY DWELLING OLDER ADULTS. Hudak MT, Marchetti GF, Snyder TS. Poster presentation, the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Boston, MA.

TEST-RETEST RELIABILITY AND INTERNAL STRUCTURE
VALIDITY EVIDENCE FOR PR AS A MEASURE OF POSTURAL CONTROL IN ASSISTED LIVING OLDER ADULTS. Marchetti GF, Hudak MT, Snyder TS. Poster presentation, the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Boston, MA.

February, 2001: PURPOSEFUL REACH: A NEW TOOL FOR THE ASSESSMENT
OF REACHING BALANCE. Hudak MT, Marchetti GF, Snyder TS. Poster
presentation, the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

February, 1999: THE DYNAMIC GAIT INDEX RELATES TO SELF-REPORTED
FALL HISTORY IN INDIVIDUALS WITH VESTIBULAR DYSFUNCTION. Whitney SL, Hudak MT, Marchetti, GF. Poster Presentation, American Otolarynology Society Annual Meeting.

February, 1999: THE DIZZINESS HANIDCAP INVENTORY AND THE
ACTIVITIES-SPECIFIC BALANCE CONFIDENCE SCALE: A COMPARISON. Whitney SL, Hudak MT, Marchetti GF. Poster Presentation, the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Seattle, WA.


Non-Peer Reviewed Presentations:
May, 2004: FALLS RISK/BALANCE ASSESSMENT FOR OLDER ADULTS. Invited speaker, St. Sylvester's Church, Brentville, PA.

June, 2003:
INTRODUCTION TO THE APTA/PPTA. Invited speaker, Chatham College, Pittsburgh, PA.

September, 2002:
ARE YOU AT RISK FOR FALLING? Invited speaker, OASIS, Pittsburgh, PA.

November, 1997 to 2001: SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA REGIONAL
HUMAN SERVICES CAREGIVER TRAINING: With Focus on Aging. Offered through the Community College of Allegheny County. Provide lectures/labs on Body Mechanics, Body Handling Skills, Fall Prevention/Safety in the Elderly, currently on Speakers Bureau.

Other:
Guest lecturer, St. Francis University, Doctorate of Physical Therapy program, Laredo,
PA.

Guest lecturer, University of Pittsburgh, Masters of Physical
Therapy program, Oakland, PA.

Guest lecturer, Slippery Rock University, Doctorate of Physical Therapy program, Slippery Rock, PA.


Continuing Education Workshops Conducted/Organized:
January, 2001: ACUTE REHABILITATION FOLLOWING SPINAL CORD INJURY.
Invited speaker, LifeCare Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.

September, 2000: FALLS IN THE ELDERLY. Invited speaker, Functional
Integrations, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.

January, 2000: PULMONARY REHABILITATION. Invited speaker, Allegheny
General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.

June, 1999: UNIVERSAL DESIGN: ARCHITECTURE FOR OLDER ADULTS.
Invited panel member, American Society on Aging annual meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

April, 1999: CLINICAL APPLICATIONS IN COMPLEX PATIENTS: LONG TERM
CARE AND ALTERNATIVES TO RESTRAINTS. Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association 1999 Spring Seminar: -Adaptive Seating for the Complex Patient,' Pittsburgh, PA.

November, 1997: ACHIEVING FUNCTIONAL OUTCOMES IN STROKE
REHABILITATION. Two-day seminar sponsored by Rehab Management, Inc., one of three faculty for course.

Expertise

Geriatric Certified Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association