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Melissa Allen, PT, PhD, DPT, NCS, CEEAA

Assistant Professor

PT Center 329

(501) 450-5597

Dr. Melissa Allen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy as well as a licensed physical therapist.  Dr. Allen received her PhD in Physical Therapy in 2015 from the University of Central Arkansas where she also received her DPT degree in 2007. Her clinical practice specialties are adult neurologic rehabilitation and geriatrics in the outpatient and home health settings. She is a board-certified clinical specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and a Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults through the Academy of Geriatric Physical therapy. She is also certified in LSVT-BIG® for treatment of clients with Parkinson’s Disease and movement disorders

Dr. Allen currently teaches Adult Neurological Rehabilitation and has experience teaching content in Professional Development, Clinical Foundations, Therapeutic Exercise, and Geriatrics. Her research interests are cognitive neuroscience and geriatric wellness. She continues to be clinically active at Reaper Physical Therapy in Searcy, AR.