Dr. Shaw earned a graduate certificate in Gerontology from the University of South Florida School of Aging Studies in 2009 and is an American Physical Therapy Association Certified Clinical Instructor. Dr. Shaw also completed Leadership and Management training through Nova Southeastern University’s Leadership and Management Academy in 2012.
Dr. Shaw’s scholarly interests include examination of psychosocial concepts in athletes as well as in the geriatric population. Her scholarly pursuits include a collaboration with Special Olympics of Florida to assess the physical impact of a prolonged exercise program in persons with physical and developmental disabilities. Additionally, her area of expertise includes the assessment of psychosocial and physical impact of exercise and rehabilitation as it relates to motivation and adherence in the older adult with specific emphasis on promotion of healthy aging in the older adult with chronic conditions. Dr. Shaw serves on the editorial advisory group for PT in Motion.
Dr. Shaw has practiced physical therapy since 1995. Practice experience includes outpatient orthopedics, sub-acute rehabilitation, and skilled nursing facility settings.
In service to the physical therapy profession, Dr. Shaw has volunteered her physical therapy expertise in Haiti in response to the 2010 earthquake. As part of an ongoing effort of the Dr. Pallavi College of Health Care Sciences she has participated in Medical Outreaches to Jamaica and coordinates and participates in a Medical Outreach to Puerto Rico. As time allows, Dr. Shaw also volunteers her time and expertise at the student run NSU SharkMotion pro bono clinic. Finally, Dr. Shaw continues to be an active member in many professional societies including the American Physical Therapy Association and the American College of Sports Medicine.