Dr. Shirley Sahrmann FAPTA, PhD, PT Professor of Physical Therapy/ Neurology/ Cell Biology and Physiology at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.
She received her bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy, masters and doctorate degrees in Neurobiology from Washington University. She is a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association and is a recipient of the Association's Marion Williams Researchers Award, the Lucy Blair Service Award, the Kendall Practice award, the John H.P. Maley Lecture and Mary McMillan Lecture awards. Dr. Sahrmann has also received Washington University's Distinguished Faculty Award and an honorary doctorate from the University of Indianapolis. She has served on the APTA Board of Directors. In addition to her numerous national and international presentations, Dr. Sahrmann has been a keynote speaker at the World Confederation of Physical Therapy, and at the Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand national congresses. Dr. Sahrmann's research interests are in development and validation of classification schemes for movement impairment syndromes as well as in exercise based interventions for these syndromes. Her book, 'Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes' describes the syndromes and methods of treatment. She maintains an active clinical practice specializing in patients with musculoskeletal pain syndromes.