Doctor of Physical Therapy Faculty & Staff


Alison A. Kreger, PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP

Alison Kreger is a Clinical Associate Professor at Wheeling Jesuit University. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (focus on child psychology), Master of Science in Physical Therapy, and Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Wheeling Jesuit University. She is working towards her Educational Doctorate from the University of St. Augustine.  She is board certified by the American Physical Therapy Association in pediatrics. Dr. Kreger is also a certified KinesioTaping Practitioner. Her teaching focus is on pediatrics, assistive technology, and clinical science. 

Within the department, Dr. Kreger teaches physical therapy science and clinical science within primarily the second year of the curriculum, including pediatric content, assistive technology, progressive neuromuscular and neuro content, casting/taping, and aquatic therapy. She works year round in the WJU Pro-bono clinic, working with both student volunteers and students for service learning I and II.   Dr. Kreger is on staff at and takes students to Camp Gizmo (A summer program offering assistive technology assessment and consultatiosn).   Dr. Kreger is active with research, focusing on disability awareness, childhood obesity, alternative treatments for children, pediatric physical therapy, pediatric quality of life, and the use of KinesioTape.

Currently Dr. Kreger practices as a physical therapist in early intervention through West Virginia Birth to Three. She is chair of the WJU Institutional Review Board.  She is also serving as chair of the research committee for the West Virginia Physical Therapy Association.  She is a member of the West Virginia interagency coordinating council. Dr. Kreger member of the education and pediatric sections of the APTA, participating in many special interest groups for each. Dr. Kreger is a member of the WVPTA, APTA and KTA.


Peer Reviewed Articles:

Kreger A, Almonte A, Angalich M, Morton S. The Effects of KinesioTape on Inversion Ankle Sprains in Collegiate Cross-Country Runners. KinesioTaping Year Book. Spring 2016.

Kreger, A., Harris-Altizer,W. Camp Gizmo – Unique Teaming Style. Presented at the International Seating Symposium Vancouver, CA, 2014.

Drnach, M. Kreger, A. The Prevalence of Limb Discrepancies Among Typically Developing 8-12 Year Old Children. Pediatric Physical Therapy. Winter 2012.

Schreiber, J. Goodgold, S. Moerchen, V. Remec, N. Aaron, C. Kreger, A. Description of Professional Pediatric Physical Therapy Education. Pediatric Physical Therapy. Summer, 2011.

Drnach, M. Kreger, A. The Effect of a Five Week Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program on the Gross Motor Function in a Child with Cerebral Palsy: A Case Study. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. October 2010.

Peer Reviewed Poster Presentation:

Ryba, M., & Kreger, A. Use and disuse of pediatric assistive devices: a survey. Assistive Technology Industry Association Annual Conference. Orlando, FL, 2018.

Kreger, A., Morse, J., Reeverts, K., & Roche, J. Prevalence and perceived effectiveness of pediatric KinesioTaping among Birth to Three Physical and Occupational therapists in West Virginia. Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Annual Conference. Cincinnati, OH, 2017.

Marangoni, A., Drnach, M., Ruby, C., Abraham, A., Grubler, K., Haley, R., Kreger, A. The Synergistic effect of service learning with research. International Symposium on Service Learning. Ireland, June 2017

Drnach, M., Grubler, K., Abraham, C., Kreger, A. An Analysis of Community Partner Goals in International Service Learning. International Symposium on Service Learning. June 2017. Ireland, June 2017

Kreger, A., Casey, J., Altizer, W., Malone, R., Paleg, G. Determination of the Abilities of Children Living in Rural West Virginia with Neurodegenerative Disorders. Presented at the West Virginia Rural Health Conference. Logan, WV. 10/19/2016

Kreger, A., Harris-Altizer,W. Camp Gizmo – Unique Teaming Style. Presented at the International Seating Symposium Vancouver, CA, 2014.

Kreger, A., Fazio, S. The Effects of Nintendo Wii on Pulmonary Function and Strength in a Child with Neurofibromatosis Type II. Presented at American Physical Therapy Association Combined Section Meeting Las Vegas 2014.

Kreger, A. Early Intervention: A Review of IDEA Part C. Webinar Taught for PhysicalTherapy.com. 10/10/2013.

Kreger, A., Wentz, S. Developmental Disability, Family, and Camp Gizmo. Presented at West Virginia Physical Therapy Association Spring Conference. 4/27/2013.

Kreger, A., Hesselgesser, C., McSweeney, A. The Effects of the Bexley Physical Activity Program on BMI and Fitnessgram Test Scores in Preadolescent Students. Presented at West Virginia Physical Therapy Association Spring Conference. 4/27/2013.

Beam, C., Tuttle, M., Kreger, A. Coping with a Spinal Cord Injury: The Effects of a Home Exercise Program. Presented West Virginia Physical Therapy Association Spring Conference. 4/28/12.

Kreger, A., Jones, L., Stewart, K. The Effectiveness of a Compression Garment on the Ability to Increase Motor Function in a Child with Cerebral Palsy – Case Report. Presented West Virginia Physical Therapy Association Spring Conference. 4/28/12.

Peer Reviewed Speaking:

Kreger, A. Detrimental Effects of Pediatric Positioning Equipment. Infant and Toddler Symposium. April 2015.

Kreger, A., Harris-Altizer, W., Voithoffer, P. Camp Gizmo – Alternative Teaming. Presented at the SoPAC St. Louis, MO, 2014.

Kreger, A., Harris-Altizer,W. Camp Gizmo – Unique Teaming Style. Presented at the International Seating Symposium Vancouver, CA, 2014.

Kreger, A., Altizer, W. Childcare and Home Modifications. Presented at the Partners in Early Intervention 3rd Annual Northern Panhandle Early Childhood Conference by West Virginia Birth to Three. May 2013.

Kreger, A., Altizer, W. Early Childhood Function and Development. Presented at the Partners in Early Intervention 3rd Annual Northern Panhandle Early Childhood Conference by West Virginia Birth to Three. May 2013.

Kreger, A., Wentz, S. Developmental Disability, Family, and Camp Gizmo. Presented as platform presentation at West Virginia Physical Therapy Association Spring Conference. 4/27/2013.

Abraham, C., Ruby, C., Haley, R., Grubler, K., McKenna, M., Drnach, M., Marangoni, A., Kreger, A. Using Problem-Based Learning Educational Strategies In Educational Curricula and in Clinical Practice. Presented Combined Sections Meeting American Physical Therapy Association. San Diego, January 2013.

Drnach, M., Kreger, A. Transitioning to Adulthood. Partners in Early Intervention 2nd Annual Northern Panhandle Early Childhood Conference by West Virginia Birth to Three. June 2012.

Drnach, M., Holt, S., Kreger, A. Current Topics in Pediatric Physical Therapy. 4 hours long. Presented West Virginia Physical Therapy Association Spring Conference. 4/28/12.

Guest Lecturing:

Marshall University Department of Physical Therapy – Pediatric Lecture on IDEA and Assistive Technology. 2/2016.

Duquesne University Department of Physical Therapy- Pediatric Lecture and Lab on Pediatric Rehabilitation. 6/2013.

Abstracts:

Drnach, M., Ash, C., Kreger, A., and Roth, C.  Changes in Treatment Parameters for Children with Motor Impairments.  PTmagazine, June 2001.

Non-Peer Reviewed Articles:

Kreger, A. Choosing Mobility. Rehab Management. April 2006.

Kreger, A. Wheeling versus Standard Walkers. Physical Therapy Products. September
2005.

Drnach, M., and Kreger, A. First Steps – Restoring and Maintaining Mobility. Physical Therapy Products. October/November 2000; 12-15.

Non-Peer Reviewed Presentations:

Kreger, A. Service Learning and Connection with Local Community Partners. Youth Services Board Meeting. May 19, 2010.

Kreger, A. Car Seat Fitting and Usage. Ohio County Family Resource Center Community Baby Shower. April 14, 2010.