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Haley Worst, PT, DPT, EdD, OCS

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Term Lecturer
Department: 
Health Professions Education

Haley Worst is a term lecturer in the Health Professions Education program at MGH Institute of Health Professions. She also serves as Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences at Georgia Southern University, where she teaches courses in evidence-based practice, orthopedics, chronic pain, case management, and pathophysiology. 


Research Interests

Haley Worst's research interests include high impact teaching methods for evidence-based practice, mental health factors in graduate healthcare education, and clinical intervention effectiveness in sports and orthopedic practice.   
 


Education

BS, Biology, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA
MS, Physical Therapy, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA
DPT, Physical Therapy, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
EdD, Higher Education Leadership Practice, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Worst, H., Henderson, N., Decarreau, R., Davies, G. A Novel Test to Assess Change of Direction: Development, Reliability, and Rehabilitation Considerations. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 2019; 14(2): 228–236.

Henderson N, Worst H, Decarreau R, Cook J. (2018). “The Stiff Shoulder” for the APTA Orthopedic Section Home Study Course entitled “The Shoulder-6 Monograph Series”. Published by the American Physical Therapy Association. 

Henderson N, Worst H, Decarreau R, Davies G. Ultrasound Measurements and Objective Forces of Glenohumeral Translations During Shoulder Accessory Passive Motion Testing in Healthy Individuals. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 2016; 11(5): 1-11. 

Textbook Chapters

Worst, H & Henderson N. (2021). Ch 20: Orthopedic Management of the Lumbar, Thoracic, and Cervical Spine. Fundamental Orthopedic Management for the Physical Therapist Assistant, 5e. Published by Elsevier 

Presentations

Henderson, N. & Worst, H. How to Develop a Comprehensive Plan to Better Evaluate and Treat a Running Tactical Athlete, American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, (2021).

Mincer AB, Worst H. Guided Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) During Clinical Education Markedly Improves Student EBP Beliefs Over Didactic Instruction Alone.  Health Services Training and Research Conference (CoSTAR) Annual Conference, (2020). 

Worst, H; Henderson, N., Mincer, A., Cawley, K., Gonzalez, A., Bell, D. Effects of education, taping, and stretching on forward head posture and muscular trigger points. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, (2020).

Johnson, W., Kmett, N., Mincer, A., Worst, H. Development and Evaluation of an In-Situ Measurement System for Lumbar Spine Inclination during Rehabilitation Exercises. Platform presentation at the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Conference, (2019). 

Buchanon, A; Cail, N; Cameron, T; Crum, B; Glenn, F; Karnes, J; Worst, H; Davies, G. Efficacy of a computerized knee simulation model on developing physiological manual therapy skills of rate and accuracy in physical therapy students. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, (2018). 

Curriculum Vitae