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About Wendy Romney

Wendy joined Sacred Heart University in August 2011.  She is an Assistant Professor and teaches courses on physical therapy examination and treatment of patients with neurological disease and dysfunction and medically complex issues.  She has clinical experience in acute rehabilitation and outpatient neurological rehabilitation. In 2010, she became a neurological certified specialist (NCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. She continues to practice at Gaylord Specialty Care in Wallingford, CT and treats patients on a as needed basis at SHU. Dr. Romney earned her PhD from Rutgers University and her thesis work focused on knowledge translation and improving the use of outcome measures in practice. She was a co-chair of the programming committee for the CT APTA, a member of the SCI EDGE work group and Knowledge Translation Taskforce for the Outcome Measure CPG for the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy. 
Degrees and Certifications: DPT, Ithaca College; MSPT, Ithaca College; BS, Clinical Science, Ithaca College; PhD in Health Science, Rutgers University.
Specialty or Specialist Certification/Training: Neurologic Certified Specialist.


September 2018 - Present Clinical Associate Professor Physical Therapy, Sacred Heart University College of Health Professions, Physical Therapy
August 2011 - August 2018 Clinical Associate Professor Physical Therapy, Sacred Heart University Physical Therapy


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Honors and Awards

  • 2012 APTA Emerging Leaders
  • 2014 Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
  • 2015 Pre-doctoral fellowship, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
  • Promotion to Clinical Associate Professor 2018/2019 AY


  • Physical Therapy Management of Patients with Medically Complex Issues
  • Physical Therapy Management of Patients with Neurological Dysfunction


2012 - 2016 Ph.D. Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General, Rutgers University - Newark
2001 - 2006 Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Ithaca College

Contact Information

Physical Therapy 
Healthcare Education N183 
College of Health Professions 


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