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Christopher Wilson, DScPT, DPT, GCS

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Title: Director - Clinical Education
Associate Professor - Physical Therapy
Office: 3171 Human Health Building
Phone: (248) 364-8695
Fax: (248) 364-8660
E-mail:  [email protected]

Educational Background: 
Board Certified Specialist; Geriatric Physical Therapy; American Physical Therapy Association
DScPT; Physical Therapy; Oakland University 
DPT; University of St. Augustine 
MPT; Physical Therapy; Oakland University 
BS; Health Science; Oakland University 

Teaching Interests: 
Geriatric physical therapy
Acute care physical therapy
Oncology and palliative care

Dr. Wilson has multiple publications in the area of palliative care physical therapy, which entails advanced cancers, late stage chronic disease management, and frail older adults.  He is active in researching the role of physical therapists in safe and healthy aging in place, including adults in palliative care and with life-limiting illnesses.  He is a co-author of the chapter Hospice and Palliative Care for the textbook Guccione’s Geriatric Physical Therapy 4th edition published by Elsevier.  He was the Guest Editor for the January 2020 Issue of Rehabilitation Oncology focusing on Palliative Care and Hospice.  He is the co-principal investigator of the research project entitled Home-Based Older Persons Upstreaming Physical Therapy (HOP-UP-PT).  The HOP-UP-PT program has been the recipient of over $240,000 in grant funding since its inception in 2015.

Professional Affiliations:
American Physical Therapy Association
Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy
Michigan Physical Therapy Association
Beaumont Hospital 

Personal Interests: 
Playing ice hockey, fishing, camping, family time with his wife and two children 

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