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Email: dpt@wju.edu
Phone: 304-243-7201


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


Alison Kreger is a Clinical Assistant 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 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, casting/taping, and aquatic therapy. She also participates in the local and regional service learning programs, taking students to a local child care facility to look into typical child development and Camp Gizmo in Romney, WV, to work with families and children with disabilities. Dr. Kreger is active with research within the department, focusing on disability awareness, childhood obesity, alternative treatments for children, pediatric physical therapy and pediatric quality of life.

Currently Dr. Kreger practices as a physical therapist in early intervention through West Virginia Birth to Three and at Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center. She chair of the WJU Institutional Review Board, co-chair of the research committee and a member of the Nominating Committee for the West Virginia Physical Therapy Association, and a member of the sports and pediatric sections of the APTA.. Dr. Kreger is a member of the WVPTA, APTA and KTA.

Peer Reviewed Articles:
Drnach, M. Kreger, A. The Prevelance 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:
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., 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 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:
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.

CONSULTATION/ BOOK REVIEW:
Title: Activity Analysis, Creativity and Playfulness in Pediatric Occupational Therapy: Making Play Just Right
Agency: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Duration: Review of book for revision 2013

Title: Pediatric Physical Therapy
Agency: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, publishers
Durations: Reviewer of book for edition, 2010




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