Eydie Kendall, PT, PhD, PCS

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Office: Samuel Read Hall, Room 206
Phone: 603 535 2895
Email: eakendall1@plymouth.edu

Plymouth State University
17 High Street; MSC #68
Plymouth, NH 03264

Dr. Kendall joined the faculty at Plymouth State University in the fall of 2017.  She has over 15 years of experience in post-secondary education, including Physical Therapy (both at the DPT and PTA level), Education, and other healthcare professional programs.  She also has over 25 years of experience in clinical practice as a licensed physical therapist, in a variety of practice settings and with a variety of patient populations.  Her most recent clinical focus is in pediatrics and she is a certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist.  She is also a Certified Adapted Physical Educator, Advanced Certified Clinical Instructor and has completed Level 1 training in Hippotherapy.

Dr. Kendall received her BS in Physical Therapy from California State University Long Beach, in 1989, her MS in Zoology (Developmental Neurophysiology) from University of Idaho in 1993, and a PhD in Education (Adult Education & Organizational Learning) in 2009, also from University of Idaho.  She has taught courses in patient management (pediatric and neurologic), genetics for healthcare, pathophysiology, kinetics/biomechanics, research in healthcare, anatomy/physiology, neuroanatomy, learning styles, instructional strategies, and basic biology.

Her clinical interest is in wellness for the pediatric patient.  This involves both meeting the fitness needs of children with physical challenges as well as movement assessment for children who are typically developing but overweight/obese.  Her current research interests focus around outcome measures and scope of practice guidelines for extreme obesity, engagement of children in physical activities, organizational approach to wellness, and physical therapy role in motivational and lifestyle intervention.  She also has an educational research interest in content delivery methods and organization of pediatric material.

Dr. Kendall is very involved with the professional association.  She has been a member of the APTA since 1987.  She has served as the Chapter Research Liaison and Pediatric Section Representative for the Idaho Chapter.  She is also involved in the Academy of Pediatrics, participated in the Pediatrics Education Summit II, was a writer/facilitator for the Team Based Learning session at the Annual Conference, is the chair for the Task Force on Pediatric Content Delivery for the Academic and Clinical Educator’s Special Interest Group, and is part of the team investigating Experiential Learning in Pediatric PT Delivery.  She has participated in many pro bono opportunities in pediatric physical therapy including Funfitness with Special Olympics, screening programs for Headstart and Shriner’s, and served on the board of directors for a municipal Specialized Needs Recreation program.

She also has extensive experience in volunteer work within the community at large.  She has developed a number of children’s fitness events, programs, and camps, focused around outdoor and multi-sport activities.  She founded and served as CEO of a 501(c)3, to support those entities.  She served as the race director for a major marathon running event and served on the Mayor’s advisory committee for events as part of a human rights focus.  Personal activities include: whitewater rafting, triathlon, snowboarding, SCUBA, sweep rowing, outrigger paddling, hiking with her dog, Bouncer.

Recent Publications, Presentations and Other Scholarly & Creative Works

Kendall EA. Trends in attitudes and practices patterns of physical therapists in addressing childhood obesity within schools. In press. Pediatr Phys Ther.

Foley M, Hasson S, Kendall, E. Effects of a translational community-based multimodal exercise program on quality of life and the influence of start delay on physical function and quality of life in breast cancer survivors: a pilot study. In press. Integrative Cancer Therapies.

Kendall E, Cahan C. Commentary on “Effect of Segmental Trunk Control on Posture and Reaching in Children with Cerebral Palsy”. Pediatr Phys Ther.  2016;28(3):293.

Kendall EA, Cleveley CB, Allan I. Creation of a virtual physical therapy clinic and pediatric patients for the purposes of instruction in observational gait analysis. Presentation at: Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association; February 18, 2016; Anaheim, CA.

Heidari O, Roylance J, Perez-Gracia A, Kendall E. Quantification of upper body synergies: A case-comparison for stroke and non-stroke victims. Proceedings of the ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. August 21-24, 2016. Charlotte, North Carolina.

Virtual Pediatric Physical Therapy Clinic and Gait Assessment “Game”: A cooperative edutainment project between University of Idaho Virtual technology and Design and Idaho State University Physical Therapy program.  ©2016 University of Idaho / Idaho State University Accessible at: Web version: http://www.ballooncupflamingo.com/cbc/vw/pt/mu/pt_webgl.html Standalone: WIN:https://www.dropbox.com/s/0m3fqmwxbp38nzm/isu_mu_04_win_042717.zip?dl=0, MAC:https://www.dropbox.com/s/bub4al8dv716bi0/isu_mu_04_mac_042717.zip?dl=0

Kendall E, Roylance J, Murray K, Vail B, Labrum D, Schwarze K. Mobility for two children with lower extremity functional deficits using a toy car with adaptations fabricated via a 3D printer and modelled after adult vehicle hand controls. Presented as part of the Clinical Practice Forum at: Section of Pediatrics Annual Conference, American Physical Therapy Association; November 12, 2016; Keystone, Co.

Koroyan K, Godfrey C, Kendall E. Concomitant radial and ulnar midshaft fractures of a young gymnast: Physical therapy treatment and management for return to sport.  Pediatr Phys Ther. [serial online]. 2016;28(4):E10.

Gee B, Holst J, Baron K, Kendall E, Knudsen S, McKnight L, Streagle K. Interprofessional Education in Occupational Therapy: The Idaho State University Model. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2016; 4(2) Article 11. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.15453/2168-6408.1226

Kendall EA, Pediatric Grand Rounds: A case-based series of pediatric physical therapy intervention and application of the Essential Competencies. Course presented at: Idaho Physical Therapy Association Spring Meeting; April 11, 2015; Coeur d’Alene, ID.

Kendall EA, Streagle K.  Use of groups for gross motor therapy intervention: Current models, advantages, disadvantages, student engagement, and opportunities for collaboration between physical therapists and special educators. Presented at: Idaho Council for Exceptional Children; October 2, 2015; Boise, ID.

Kendall E. Exploration of common pediatric outcome measures for assessing a child in the class 3 obesity category. Pediatr Phys Ther. [serial online]. 2015;27(4):E8.

Kendall EA, Wheeden A. Common pediatric outcome measures: Exploration of use within a multidisciplinary program for children with extreme obesity.  Poster presented at: Section on Pediatrics Annual Conference, American Physical Therapy Association; November 7, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA.

Kendall EA.  Attitudes and practice patterns of school-based physical therapists regarding intervention for childhood obesity. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2014;26(1):164-165.

Dannemiller L, Craddock D, Kendall E, Williamson E, Rapport MJ. Section on Pediatrics, American Physical Therapy Association, New Educator Toolkit. Available at: https://pediatricapta.org/special-interest-groups/sigs.cfm?SIG=ACE.