Dr. Sargent has been a practicing physical therapist for 30 years in a wide range of clinical settings. She is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. Her teaching interests involve musculoskeletal patient management, biomechanics, kinesiology, and clinical reasoning. She provides physical therapy services in rural and medically underserved areas in her home state of Vermont. Dr. Sargent believes that physical therapists play a vital role as part of the primary care team. In 2022, Dr. Sargent received the Dean's Faculty Innovation in Teaching Award at the University of Vermont. 
Dr. Sargent serves on the Executive Board of the Vermont chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association and is an active member of the Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy and the APTA Academy of Education. She lives in northern Vermont with her family where she enjoys rock and alpine climbing, hiking and backcountry skiing. 

ScD Physical Therapy, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2015
MS Rehabilitation and Movement Science, University of Vermont, 2000
BS Physical Therapy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1993

Ennis K, Sizer PS, Sargent E, Brismée JM, Drusch A, Kapila J, Hooper TL. Abdominal Bracing Changes Lower Quarter Muscle Activity but Not Reach Distances During Active Forward Reach on an Unstable Surface. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. 2021;28:391-396.

Wilhelm MP, Hooper TL, Seeber GH, Browne KL, Sargent E, Gilbert KK, James CR, Brismée JM, Matthijs OC, Matthijs A, Sizer PS Jr. The relationship between measures of foot mobility and subtalar joint stiffness using vibration energy with color Doppler imaging-A clinical proof-of-concept validation study. PLoS One. 2020 Aug 19;15(8):e0237634. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0237634. PMID: 32813729; PMCID: PMC7437893.

Breidenbach F, Sargent E, Failla M. Rehabilitation of Shoulder Injuries in Basketball. In Basketball Sports Medicine and Science. European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery, and Arthroscopy (ESSKA): Springer; 2020.

Sargent E. Developing clinical reasoning through situated cognition and metacognition using case reporting: Context is everything. Educational Leadership Conference, Philadelphia, PA, October 13-15, 2023.

Sargent E. Implementation of the Neck Pain Clinical Practice Guideline: A case report. American Council of Academic Physical Therapy, The Future of Clinical Reasoning Symposium, Phoenix, AZ, April 14-15, 2023.

Sargent E, Whitcomb H, Smith P. Interprofessional case-based learning with DPT and DNP learners: Perspectives and collaboration in the development of clinical reasoning skills. Snow Season Education Retreat, The Teaching Academy, Larner College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Jan 12-13, 2023.

Sargent E, Bean E, Boudreau J, Steinberg A, Shalginewicz Z. Observation of patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes in treatment of musculoskeletal conditions: Systematic Literature Review. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Antonio, TX, February 2-5, 2022.

M.P. Wilhelm, T.L. Hooper, G.H. Seeber, K.L. Browne, E. Sargent, K.K. Gilbert, C.R. James, J.-M. Brismée, O.C. Matthijs, A. Matthijs, P.S. Sizer Jr. Relationships Between Foot Mobility Measures and Subtalar Joint Stiffness Using Vibration Energy with Color Doppler Imaging: A Proof-of-Concept Study. WCPT Congress 2021, Online; April 09-11, 2021. Ref# ABSTRACTS-WCPT2021-00790

Seeber GH, Lierly M, Bassett C, Douthit C, Wilhelm M, Sargent E, Browne K, Lazovic D, Brismée JM, Gilbert KK, Sizer PS. The constraining effect of the lateral femoral intermuscular septum on passive hip adduction in un-embalmed cadavers. 4th Forschungssymposium Physiotherapie; November 22-23, Hildesheim, Germany, 2019. 



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