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JEANNE WELCH, PT, DPT, NCS
Department of Physical Therapy
Professor


Jeanne Welch, PT, DPT, NCS

Contact

Email: jeannewe1@pcom.edu
Office: 470-387-7721
Publications and Selected Works

Dr. Welch joined the faculty of PCOM Georgia in January 2019 as a professor. Dr. Welch has more than 10 years in academe teaching DPT and PTA students. She has been in PT practice for more than 22 years with experience in acute care, sub-acute rehabilitation, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient neurological rehabilitation settings. She also has worked in an interdisciplinary diabetic foot clinic and amputee clinic. Her research interests include women’s health and neurology.

Dr. Welch is recognized as a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurology by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Physical Therapy, AT Still University, 2008
    • Master of Science in Physical Therapy, North Georgia College, 1996
    • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Georgia Southern University, 1993
  • Courses

    • Clinical Neuroscience I
    • Clinical Neuroscience II
    • Neuromuscular I Management
    • Pharmacology and Diagnostics Neuromuscular
    • Neuromuscular II Management
  • Research

    Dr. Welch is actively engaged in research in the area of women's health specifically looking at the effects of electrical stimulation on the reduction of diastasis recti in postpartum women and perceived change in functional level. Other research interests include improving the lives of individuals with a neurological deficits and decreasing spasticity.

  • Publications

    Welch JP, Wiley JJ, Benfield JE, Brown AB, Dale AS, Harris LS, Matthews LS. The Effects of Electrical Stimulation on the Reduction of Diastasis Recti in Females Postpartum: A Case Series Poster Presentation at APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Antonio, TX; February, 2016

    Palma SD, Millard T, Welch JP. The immediate effects of dry needling intervention on decorticate upper extremity posturing of two patients with traumatic brain injury. Poster Presentation at APTA Annual Conference, National Harbor, MD; June, 2015

    Maher RM, Welch JP, Barron K, Crane K, Jernigan J, Sellors K, Williams J. What Happens to the Piriformis when the Hip goes Above 90? A Double Blinded Ultrasound study. Poster Presentation American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Orlando, FL; November 2013

    Maher RM, Welch JP, Eggleston M, Gutzman J, Hartney M, Mack K, McDonald M. Poster 160 Does Dry Needling the Upper Trapezius Muscle Elicit a Sympathetic Response? A Pilot Study.Poster Presentation American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Orlando, FL; November 2013

    Hayes DM, Welch JP, Hecht L, Merwin J, & Vinsant Z. The effect of Group Exercise on Anxiety when compared to Exercising Alone. Poster Presentation at APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago, IL; February, 2012

    Maher R, Welch JP, Cason C, Dunning L, Greene E, & White K. The Effect of Pelvic Inclination Angle on Pelvic Floor Muscle Activity-A Pilot Study using Ultrasound Imaging, Digital Inclinometry and Surface Electromyography. Poster Presentation at APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago, IL; February, 2012

    Maher RM, Giertz R, McClure W, Earle W, Morgan M, Welch JP. The Effect of heel Height on Pelvic Floor Muscle Activity: A Pilot study using 1 inch and 3 inch Heel Heights with Ultrasound imaging, Surface EMG and Inclinometry. Poster Presentation at APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago, IL; February, 2012

  • Memberships

    • American Physical Therapy Association
    • Physical Therapy Association of Georgia