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Cheryl Hickey, MPT, MS, EdD

Associate Professor

Educational Background

M.S. Counseling-emphasis in higher education, California State University, Fresno, 2007
Ed.D. Doctorate of Education, University of Davis and California State University, Fresno, 2001
M.P.T. Physical Therapy, California State University, Fresno, 1995
B.S. Physical Therapy, California State University, Fresno, 1993

 

Scholarship

Peer Reviewed Publications

Guerra C & Hickey C.  (2018).  A university-community problem based mobile health unit solution: indirect and direct measures of the impact of rural health in the central Valley.  Intern Journ of Studies in Nurs. 3 (1).

Walker DL, Hickey CJ, Tregoning MB.  (2017).  The effect of electrical stimulation versus sham cueing on scapular position during exercise in patients with scapular dyskinesis.  Int J Sports Phys Ther.  12(3), 425-436.

Hickey CJ, Pinzon-Perez H. (2014).  Retrospective analysis of language-related cultural disparity trends in acute rehabilitation: Implications for health communication, SALUD UNINORTE, 29 (2), 201-213.

Hickey CJ (2013). Physical Therapists’ Perceptions Regarding Language and Language-Related Barriers in Clinical Settings, Physical Therapy Journal of Policy, Administration, and Leadership, 12 (3), 1-12. 

Book Chapters

Hickey CJ, Thrash J.  (Ch 19). (2016) Culture and Occupation: Effectiveness for Occupational Therapy Practice, Education and Research, 3rd Edition , Editors (Wells S, Black R), AOTA Press, The American Occupational Therapy Association, Incorporated.  ISBN: 978-1-56900-371-8

Hickey CJ, Guerra C.(Ch 3) (2016).  Complementary, alternative, and integrative health: a multicultural perspective.  Pinzon-Perez H, Perez M (Editors).  Jossey-Bass.  ISBN: 978-1-118-8803303

Guerra C & Hickey CJ. (Ch 1) (2016).  Complementary, alternative, and integrative health: a multicultural perspective.  Pinzon-Perez H, Perez M (Editors).  Jossey-Bass.  ISBN: 978-1-118-8803303.

Recent Abstracts

An evidence Based Review of Optimal Rehabilitation Following ACL Reconstruction: Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Training vs. Traditional Strength Training Alone, California State Chapter Conference, Santa Clara, CA, September 28-29, 2012

Multivariate Isokinetic Analysis of Forearm Supination and Pronation and the Effect of Upper Extremity Positional Change  California State Chapter Conference, Santa Clara, CA, September 28-29, 2012

A Proposed Multidimensional Educational Model Utilizing Current Cultural Competency Theory and Contextual Experiences, California Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association State Conference, Long Beach, CA, September 15-16, 2011.

Musculoskeletal Complaints Related To Notebook Computer Use: An Analysis Using the Modified Boston University Computer And Health Survey For A California State University, Fresno Student Sample, California Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association State Conference, Long Beach, CA, September 15-16, 2011

Peer Reviewed Scientific and Professional Presentations

California Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association State Conference, Santa Clara, CA September 28-29, 2012. (poster presentation)

National Combined Sections American Physical Therapy Association, Las Vegas, NV, February 4, 2014.  (poster)

California Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association State Conference, Pasadena, CA September 26-27, 2015 Walker, Hickey. (poster presentation) A Pilot study: A comparison of therapeutic exercise with remote trigger switch electrical stimulation cueing, and therapeutic exercise with a sham cue, for a motor learning effect in scapular dyskinesis

Novelle International Rehabilitation Conference, London, England June 2016 Walker D, Hickey C (poster presentation)

California Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association State Conference, Santa Clara, CA October  9-10, 2016. (poster presentation) The interdisciplinary professional collaboration: from global to classroom, student and faculty engagement. Hickey C, Pinzon-Perez H, Zarrinkhameh L, Carlo Cardoba J

California Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association State Conference,Santa Clara, CA October  9-10, 2016. (poster presentation) The development of early professional identity, using multiple long term mentoring strategies, to meet a program-specific model.  Hickey C, Roos J, Zarrinkhameh L, Trueblood P, Vo H, Carranza M, Attygalle S

California Chapter California Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association State Conference, San Diego, CA  September 16-17, 2017. (poster presentation)  The effects of core strengthening versus extremity strengthening on mobility measures in patients with multiple sclerosis.  Hickey C, Baxter K, Vitato N. 

California Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association State Conference, Santa Clara, CA September 22-23, 2018 (poster) The long-term effects of eccentric exercise vs. extracorporeal Shockwave therapy in athletes aged 18-50 with patellar tendinopathy: a meta-analysis and systematic review

Professional Associations

  • American Physical Therapy Association (1995-present)
  • California Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (1995-present)
  • APTA Health Policies and Administration Section (2008-present)
  • Text and Academic Authors Association (2009-present)
  • Representative to the Northern California Clinical Education Consortium (1997-1999)
  • Golden Key Honor Society (2012-present)
  • APTA Education section (2013-present)
  • APTA Orthopedic section (2013-present)
  • APTA Electrophysiology section (2013-present)
  • APTA Sports Medicine section (2013-present)

Honors and Awards (Recent)

  • 2018: Nominated for the 2018 CPTA Publication Award
  • 2016: Department of Physical Therapy Mentor of the Year
  • 2013: Nominated Fresno State Advisor of the Year Award
  • 2012: Awarded Fresno State Advisor of the Year Award
  • 2010: Nominated Fresno State Advisor of the Year Award

Courses Taught (entry-level DPT)

  • PHTH 526 Advanced Electrophysiology
  • PHTH  591 Research Methods
  • PHTH 598 Evidence Based Research
  • PHTH 592 Teaching and Mentoring
  • PHTH 535 Exercise Physiology for Physical Therapist
  • PHTH 593 Colloquium I Professional Behaviors and Patient Practitioner Interaction
  • PHTH 597 Evidence Based Practice

Biography

Dr. Cheryl Hickey received her Master’s in Physical Therapy from California State University, Fresno and her Doctorate in Education from University California Davis and Fresno State.  She received a subsequent Master’s degree in counseling from California State University, Fresno.  She worked for Community Regional Medical Center specializing in acute rehabilitation at Leon S. Peter’s Rehabilitation Center.  While with the hospital she also worked in acute care, ICU and outpatient neurology and orthopedics. 

She began working for the department in 1998 and served as academic coordinator of clinical education.  She has taught across several content area in the department, including foundational skills, pathology, department clinics, electrophysiology, research/evidence based practice, patient practitioner professionalism, exercise physiology and teaching and learning theory for the physical therapist, as well as assists with Clinical Rotations off campus.  Dr. Hickey’s main interest of research have been diverse over the years but key areas include physical agents and the use of electrical stimulation as a neurological cue, language and cultural barriers in physical therapy and implementation of best practices and international interdisciplinary outreach for underserved populations.  Dr. Hickey is a valley native who loves attending her church, loves spending time with her husband, who is her best friend and their three amazing kids- who they adore!   

 

 

 

 

 

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