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Angela Tate, PT, PhD, Cert MDT Staff Physical Therapist

Angela Tate, PT, PhD, Cert MDT


Temple University, Doctor of Philosophy, Physical Therapy

Temple University, Master of Science, Physical Therapy

Thomas Jefferson University, Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy, Summa cum Laude

Certifications and professional accomplishments:

Advanced Clinical Specialist

Certification in Vestibular Therapy, Emory University/APTA

Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), McKenzie Institute, USA.

American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists, Mentorship Committee Chair

Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Research Committee

Invited Presenter at Philadelphia Sports Medicine Congress 2014 “Prevention and Management of Shoulder Pain in Competitive Swimmers”

Adjunct Faculty in Department of Physical Therapy, Arcadia University, Recipient of 2013 Arcadia University Adjunct Faculty Award

2010 Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy George J. Davies - James A. Gould Excellence in Clinical Inquiry Award

Peer Reviewed Publications

Tate A, Harrington S, Buness M, Murray S, Trout C, Meisel, C. Investigation of in-water and dry land training programs for competitive swimmers in the United States. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 2015:24(4): 353-62.

Tate A, Turner G, Knab S, Jorgensen, Strittmatter A, Michener LA. Risk factors associated with shoulder pain and disability across the lifespan of competitive swimmers. J Athletic Training. 2012; 47(2): 143-152.

Tate AR, Gennings C, Hoffman R, Strittmatter A, Retchin SM. Effects of bone-conducted music on swimming performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2012; 26(4): 982-988.

Tate AR, McClure PW, Young IA, Salvatori R, Michener LA. Comprehensive impairment based exercise and manual therapy intervention for patients with subacromial impingement syndrome: A case series. J Orthop Sports PhysTher. 2010 Aug; 40(8): 474-93.

Tate AR, McClure P, Kareha S, Irwin D, Kareha S, Stuckey E, Barbe M. A clinical method for identifying scapular dyskinesis: Part 2 validity. J Athletic Training. 2009 March-April; 44(2): 165-17.

Tate AR, McClure P, Kareha S, Irwin D. Effect of the scapula reposition test on shoulder impingement symptoms and elevation strength in overhead athletes. J Orthop Sports PhysTher. 2008 Jan; 38(1): 4-11.

What do you like most about being a PT?

I love being able to combine the knowledge I gain from my shoulder research and teaching doctoral students to help patients achieve their maximum potential. Also, I have many patients who consider me their “PT for life” that I have treated for various diagnoses for 10-15 years, and it is really privilege to have these relationships. 

Something Personal: 

I enjoy cooking, competitive swimming, biking, the beach and family dinners.  I swim for Perkiomen Valley Masters Swim Team and bike with Suburban Cyclists.

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