Madalynn T Wendland, PT, DPT, PCS, ATP, CKTP/CKTF
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 Title: Assistant Professor - Clinical
 Dept: Health Sciences
 Office: IM 140
 Phone: 216-687-3551
 Email: M.WENDLAND@csuohio.edu
 Web: http://www.csuohio.edu/sciences/health-sciences/docto
r-physical-therapy-program
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. IM 140, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
neonates, infants, children, assessments, evaluations, early targeted interventions, early power mobility, assistive technology, development, neurobehavioral impairments, neuromotor impairments, neonatal intensive care, health and wellness in youth and adolescents
 
Education:
B.S., Physical Therapy, The Ohio State University, 2001
DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 2013
 
Brief Bio:
Dr. Wendland received her bachelors of science in physical therapy from the Ohio State University and her post-professional doctorate of physical therapy from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  Dr. Wendland has also completed advanced training through the University Center for Excellence on Developmental Disability, Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities at the Institute of Community Inclusion, Children's Hospital Boston. She has been practicing as a pediatric physical therapist since 2001.  She is currently employed at Cleveland State University as assistant clinical faculty and maintains clinical hours at Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital for Rehabilitation where she spends most of her clinical time in the NICU and NICU follow-up program.  Dr. Wendland obtained certification as an Assistive Technology Professional (through the Rehabilitation and Engineering Society of North America), a Pediatric Certified Specialist (through the American Association of Physical Therapy) and Certified Kinesio Taping┬« Practitioner/Faculty (through the Kinesio┬« Taping Association International).  She has also completed certification courses in Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT)/Management and Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy and Other Neuromotor Disorders as well as Baby's First Infant Massage.
 
Honors and Awards:
Recipient of the Memorial Fund Scholarship through the American Physical Therapy Association Section on Pediatrics, February 2008

Recipient of The Ohio State University Community Commitment Award for participation in the "All About Lymphedema" Conference, November 2001
 
Creative and Activities:
Petition participant for H.R. 4378, the "Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act of 2012" to create a separate benefit category in Medicare for complex rehabilitation equipment. 2012

Provided written and oral testimony for H.R. 2231, the "Medicare Access to Complex Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Act of 2007" which can exempt complex rehabilitation equipment from competitive bidding. 2007

Attendee of Governmental Affairs Workshop in Washington, D.C., meeting with Ohio Senators and Representatives regarding current policies affecting persons with developmental and related disabilities. 2003 and 2004

Completed the Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities fellowship at the Institute of Community Inclusion, Children's Hospital Boston, University Center for Excellence on Developmental Disability. 2003 - 2004
 
Research Interests:
Utilization of assistive technology and adaptive equipment for children and adults, including implementation of early power mobility in young children

Effects of early evaluation/assessment of infants and children

Effects of early targeted interventions on infants and children
 
Teaching Areas:
DPT 662: Interactions I (3 credits)
Course coordinator for the first in a series of three courses emphasizing communication in physical therapy practice.

DPT 786 Applied PT II (5 credits)
Course instructor for the the second formal clinical education course within the curriculum. It is an eight-week, full time clinical experience scheduled during the first half of DPT III spring semester at selected clinical education facilities.  

DPT 788 Applied PT III (5 credits)
Course instructor for the third formal clinical education course in the curriculum. It is an eight-week full time clinical experience scheduled during the final eight weeks of DPT III spring semester at selected clinical sites.

DPT 638 Life Span Development (4 credits)
Course coordinator and instructor of pediatric content regarding the physical, psychological, and sociological development of the individual, as it relates to health.

DPT 776 Complex Conditions V (3 credits)
Co-course coordinator for the fifth of the complex condition courses, which concentrates on single or multisystem pathophysiology, which may occur following an insult, a disabling injury or illness to the neurologic system.  Examination, evaluation, and therapeutic management of various conditions will be featured, with emphasis on pediatric diagnoses.  

DPT 886 Applied PT IV (5 credits)
Course instructor for the fourth formal clinical education course in the curriculum. It is an eight-week full-time clinical experience scheduled during the fall semester of the third year at selected clinical sites.

DPT 888 Applied PT V (5 credits)
Course instructor for the fifth and final clinical education course in the curriculum. It is a seven-week elective practicum experience scheduled during the second half of DPT III fall semester at selected sites. Applied PT V experiences may occur in clinical research, administration, practice management, or specialized clinical practice environments, e.g., pediatrics, school settings, geriatrics, sports medicine, women's health, and geriatrics.
 
Professional Affiliations:
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)- Member 1999 to present

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) - Pediatric Section and Education Section Member, 2001, 2013 to present

American Physical Therapy Association Section on Pediatrics Membership Committee, Pediatric Certified Specialist Subcommittee Chair 2008 to 2011

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)- Member 2012 to present

Kinesio Taping Association International (KTAI)- Member 2013 to present

National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT)- Member 2013 to present
 
Professional Experience:
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Northeast Medical University, College of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, 2014 to present

Pediatric Physical Therapist, Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital for Rehabilitation, Cleveland, OH, 2004 to present

Pediatric Physical Therapist, Cuyahoga Board of Developmental Disabilities, Cleveland, OH, 2012 to 2013

Pediatric Physical Therapist, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH, 2009 to 2012

Pediatric Physical Therapist, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2003 to 2004

Inpatient Physical Therapist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, 2003 to 2004

Pediatric Physical Therapist, Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center, Columbus, OH, 2002 to 2003
 
University Service:
Member Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Curriculum Committee 2013 to present

Member of Cleveland State University Interprofesional Education Committee 2013 to present
 
Professional Service:
American Physical Therapy Association Section on Pediatrics Membership Committee, Pediatric Certified Specialist Subcommittee Chair 2008 to 2011

Attendee of Ohio Developmental Disability Council Meetings, a planning and advocacy body committed to community inclusion for people with developmental disabilities, Columbus, OH, 2004, 2005

Member Northeast Ohio Pediatric Study Group,  Cleveland, OH, 2008 to present
 
Community Service:
Member Saint Paul's Philoptochos Society, Cleveland, OH, 2005 to present

Serve on the PSO Council for Brecksville-Broadview Heights School District, Cleveland, OH, 2012 to present

South Suburban Montessori School parent volunteer, Cleveland, OH, 2011 to 2014