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James W. Bellew

James W. Bellew, PT, EdD, is Professor of Physical Therapy in the Krannert School of Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis. Dr. Bellew received his entry-level bachelor of science degree in physical therapy from Marquette University. After several years of clinical practice in Milwaukee, he received a master of science degree in physical therapy and doctor of education degree in exercise physiology from the University of Kentucky. His research encompasses the use of electrotherapeutic waveforms and muscle physiology. Dr. Bellew has published more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and abstracts in the areas of electrotherapy, exercise training, balance, and muscle physiology. He teaches in the areas of clinical medicine, therapeutic modalities, and human physiology. He is a regular presenter and speaker at the American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) Combined Sections Meetings and is routinely sought nationally and internationally for consultation regarding clinical applications of electrotherapeutic agents. In 2013, he was named conference president for an international meeting on electrophysical agents in Amparo, Brazil. He is a member of APTA and Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management. Dr. Bellew resides with his family in Indianapolis and maintains a regular clinical practice at St. Francis Hospital Rehabilitation Services.


Susan Michlovitz

Susan Michlovitz, PT, PhD, CHT, is a hand therapist and physical therapist. Her clinical interests include arthritis, trauma, and disorders affecting the hand, wrist, and elbow. Dr. Michlovitz is also an adjunct associate professor of rehabilitation medicine at Columbia University, where she teaches in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program. In 2005, she was a professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Temple University, Philadelphia. Her published research has been in determining the effectiveness of therapy interventions and in reliability and validity of examination techniques, mostly related to hand and upper extremity conditions.

Dr. Michlovitz has extensive experience in teaching therapists at the APTA Combined Sections Meetings, the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT), the American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS) Annual Meetings, and the International Federation for Societies of Hand Therapists. She is an associate editor for case reports in the Journal of Hand Therapy. Her volunteer outreach work is spent with Guatemala Healing Hands Foundation for teaching and patient care in Guatemala City. She lives in Ithaca, New York, with her husband, Paul Velleman, their basset hound/beagle, Mr. Baxter, their beagle Freddy, and a somewhat calico cat named Shayna. Sue is a wannabe photojournalist.


Thomas P. Nolan Jr.

Thomas Patrick Nolan Jr., PT, MS, DPT, OCS, is associate professor of physical therapy at Stockton University. Dr. Nolan received his bachelor of science in physical therapy from New York University and his master of science and doctor of physical therapy in physical therapy from Temple University. He is a certified orthopedic specialist (OCS) through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Dr. Nolan teaches physical modalities, electrotherapy, kinesiology of the spine, musculoskeletal physical therapy, and pharmacology at Stockton University, where he is also the coordinator of physical therapy continuing education courses. He is a per diem physical therapist for Virtua in Motion outpatient offices located in southern New Jersey. He is a member of APTA and the APTA New Jersey Chapter, the APTA Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management, and the APTA Orthopaedic Section. Tom lives in Marlton, New Jersey, where he enjoys spending time with his family at home and summers in Ocean City, New Jersey.

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