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Biography of the Guest Editor: Richard Bohannon

Richard Bohannon is Adjunct Professor of Physical Therapy in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Campbell University. He is also the Principal of Physical Therapy Consultants (Fuquay-Varina, NC). Dr. Bohannon is a licensed physical therapist with 40 years of clinical experience in diverse practice settings (acute care, rehabilitation, outpatient, and home-care) working with physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, sociologists, and engineers. He was board certified as a specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (1999–2009) and is a Fellow of the Stroke Council of the American Heart Association, the American Physical Therapy Association, the American Society of Neurorehabilitation, and the Gerontological Society of America. He is a prolific writer with over 450 publications in more than 50 different journals to his credit. His work has been cited more than 31,000 times (H Index 80). In 1996 he received the American Physical Therapy Association’s Helen Hislop Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Professional Literature. In 2005 he was awarded the Association’s Marian Williams Award for Research in Physical Therapy and in 2008 he was honored with the Association’s Jules Rothstein Golden Pen Award

for Scientific Writing. Dr. Bohannon serves on numerous editorial boards and reviewed for more than 100 different journals. He is presently Editor-in-Chief of the Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy for over 10 years. Currently, Dr. Bohannon’s interdisciplinary practice, research and teaching is focused primarily on the measurement, implications, and treatment of impairments (most notably muscle weakness) and activity limitations (primarily mobility) in older adult and neurologic populations. Dr. Bohannon is recognized internationally for his expertise in muscle performance following stroke, hand-held dynamometry, and mobility. Dr. Bohannon has served as a consultant to the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research and as a member of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Neuromuscular Panel of Experts which assisted in developing A Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, Part Two: Preferred Practice Patterns. He serves as a consultant to industry (medical instrumentation, rehabilitation equipment, and pharmaceutical efficacy) and the legal profession on issues related to muscle performance, mobility, and neurologic physical therapy.