Collection OH138 - Shirley Sahrmann, Tammy Burlis, Mary Hastings, and Lesley Turner Oral History


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Shirley Sahrmann, Tammy Burlis, Mary Hastings, and Lesley Turner Oral History


  • 2011-04-26 (Creation)


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(Born circa 1937)

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Shirley A. Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA, is Professor Emerita of Physical Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine. Sahrmann earned her bachelor's degree in physical therapy from Washington University in 1958 and a MA in 1971 and a PhD in neurobiology in 1973. She worked as a physical therapist at Deaconess Hospital and later Washington University, then joined the university faculty in 1961. She became a professor in three departments: physical therapy, cell biology and physiology, and neurology. She was the first director of the Movement Science Program. Sahrmann was the first to propose that there is a human movement system - a physiological system that produces and supports movement of the body. In 2000, she published a seminal textbook on the subject, 'Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes.'

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(Born circa 1967)

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Tammy L. Burlis is professor of physical therapy and of internal medicine at Washington University and the associate director of clinical Education and the assistant director of professional curriculum in the Program in Physical Therapy. She received her BA from Wartburg College in 1988 and her BSPT in 1988, her MHS in 1993, and her DPT in 2003 from Washington University in St. Louis.

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(Born circa 1969)

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Mary K. Hastings is professor of physical therapy and of orthopaedic surgery at Washington University. She received her BS from the University of Illinois in 1990 and her MS in 1993, her DPT in 2002, and her MSCI in 2011 from Washington University in St. Louis. She was also a CORRT Scholar between 2009 and 2012.

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Group interview conducted by Susan Deusinger of the Physical Therapy Department, WUSM.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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