Anne K. Galgon PT, PhD

Anne K. Galgon PT, PhD

Anne K. Galgon PT, PhD

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

Education

PhD in Movement Sciences, Drexel University

MPT in Physical Therapy, Drexel University (formally, Hahnemann University)

BA in Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests

Physical Therapy Management of Vestibular Disorders

Physical Therapy Management of Lateral Canal BPPV

Motor learning in the Postural Control system.

Synopsis

Dr. Anne Galgon is a board certified neurological clinical specialist. Dr. Anne Galgon has been a core faculty member in a physical therapy program for 16 years. She started her academic career at Neumann University’s Program in Physical Therapy and then taught at Temple University until 2017. Her primary areas of teaching are in Neuroscience, Movement Sciences and the clinical management of neuromuscular disorders. She also mentors individual students in evidence base research projects. Several student projects have been presented nationally at the APTA Combined Sections Meetings. Anne received her Masters in Physical Therapy from Hahnamann University in 1987 and Doctorate in Movement Sciences from Drexel University in 2009. The focus of her doctoral work was in motor learning within the postural control system. Two chapters from her dissertation have been published. Her current research focus is in the physical therapy management of balance and vestibular disorders. She has won grant funding for a research project investigating two treatment approaches to manage lateral canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Anne has been a Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy since 1998 and has advanced training in Vestibular Rehabilitation. She has gained clinical expertise over 30 years working with adults with neurological disorders initially at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital and then at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Since starting in her academic positions in 2001, she has continually practiced physical therapy at various clinical sites in the Philadelphia area including Moss Rehabilitation Hospital and outpatient physical therapy practices that specialize in treating individuals with balance and vestibular disorders. Anne also contributes to physical therapy practice in her leadership roles as the Vice chair and current Chair of the Vestibular Special Interest Group of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy of the APTA.

Dr. Galgon is a faculty member for the Vestibular Rehabilitation Continuing Education Series at USciences.

Selected Scholarly Activity

Galgon AK, Webb-Schoenewald W, Fitzpatrick M, Tate A. Two Approaches for treating Lateral Canal Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), Poster presentation accepted, International Conference for Vestibular Rehabilitation, Chicago, IL, August 2018.

Galgon, AK, Littman, AE, Wrisley D, Dransfield L. Heusel-Gillig L, Plishka C, Roberts H. A Survey of Entry-level Physical Therapy Education Content for Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Pilot Study, Poster presentation accepted, International Conference for Vestibular Rehabilitation, Chicago, IL, August 2018.

Galgon AK, Mucha A, Vidal P, Skop K. Rest vs activity: Debating the current evidence in concussion management. Program Session Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Feb 2018.

Galgon, A.K., Plishka, C.M. Multisensory vestibular therapy in the United States of America: A report from the APTA. 5ème Congrès de la Sociètè Française de Kinèsithèrapie Vestibulaire. Paris Disney, France, (2017).

Galgon, A.K., Webb, Schoenewald W., Holmberg, J. Clinical Management of Lateral (Horizontal) Canal Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). Program Session Combined Sections Meeting, San Antonio, TX, (2017).

Cheever, K., Kawata, K., Tierney, R., Galgon, A. Cervical Injury Assessments for Concussion Evaluation: A Review. J Athletic Training, 51, 1037-44, (2016).

Galgon, A.K., Shewokis, P.A. Using Mean Absolute Relative Phase, Deviation Phase and Point-Estimation Relative Phase to Measure Postural Coordination in a Serial Reaching Task. J Sports Sci Med, 15:131-141 (2016).

Kennedy Rynne, L., Galgon, A.K. Expert versus novice clinicians’ agreement in identifying nystagmus during positional testing and diagnosing BPPV. Poster Presentation, APTA Combined Section Meeting, Anaheim, CA (2016).

Galgon, A.K., Webb, Schoenewald W., Fitzpatrick, M., Tate, A. The development of clinical decision making algorithms for managing lateral canal Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. Poster presentation, APTA Combined Section Meeting, Indianapolis, (2015).

Galgon, A.K., Tate, A., Fitzpatrick, M., Webb, Schoenewald, W. Agreement between physical therapists in identifying nystagmus and diagnosing Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. Poster presentation, APTA Combined Section Meeting, Indianapolis, (2015).

Keshner, E. A, Galgon, A.K. Postural Abnormalities in Vestibular Disorders in Vestibular Rehabilitation, (4th ed). SJ. Herdman, RA. Clendaniel (eds), F.A Davis, (2014).

McFayden, B., Keshner, E.A., Galgon, A.K. Multisensory integration for the control of balance and walking. Program session, APTA Combined Section Meeting, Las Vegas, (2014).

Jackson, J., Galgon, A.K. Virtual reality training and unilaterial hemineglect. Poster presentation, APTA Combined Section Meeting, Las Vegas, (2014).

Galgon, A.K., Schoenewald, W.W.,Tate, A. Physical therapy management of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. Poster presentation, APTA Combined Section Meeting, Las Vegas, (2014).

Galgon AK, Hoder J, Gottshall K, Karpatkin H. Vestibular disorders of central origin: creating clinically based evidence. Program session, APTA Combined Section Meeting, San Diego, (2013).

Galgon, A.K., Anderson, H.D. Differential diagnosis of dizziness, in Case Files in Physical Therapy: Acute Care, EE, Jobst (ed), McGraw-Hill, (2013).

Galgon. A.K., Shewokis, P.A., Tucker, CA. Changes in standing postural control during acquisition of a sequential reaching task. Gait & Posture, 31: 265-271, (2010).

Professional Information

32 years of physical therapy Practice. 17 years in academic teaching.

Contact Information

Mailing address: University of Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495