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Nancy Henderson - Georgia Southern University. Savannah, GA, US

Nancy Henderson

Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences | Georgia Southern University


Nancy Henderson is an expert in injury prevention, running form, and assessing meaningful change of interventions.




Dr. Henderson began teaching in Georgia Southern’s DPT program in 2006 and teaches in the research and orthopedic curriculums. Dr. Henderson has extensive outpatient clinical experience in both military and civilian facilities and currently treats patients in the local military PT clinics on a weekly basis. She is one of the creators of the Soldier Athlete Human Performance Optimization (SAHPO) program. The SAHPO program is a collaborative effort between Georgia Southern University and the 3rd Infantry Division and allows students to work with soldiers on injury prevention in an effort to improve medical readiness.

Dr. Henderson is an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and also holds a manual therapy certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. She is actively involved in both student-centered research and collaborative military research with the United States Army Institute for Environmental Medicine. Her research interests include injury prevention, running form, and assessing meaningful change of interventions.

Areas of Expertise (4)


Running Form

Injury Prevention

Assessing meaningful change of interventions

Education (3)

Virginia Commonwealth University: Ph.D.

Elon University: M.S.P.T.

Longwood University: B.A.

Articles (4)

Physical Therapy Treatment Effectiveness for Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Randomized Comparison of Supervised Clinical Exercise and Manual Therapy Procedures Versus a Home Exercise Program

Physical Therapy

Nancy Henderson et al.

2005 The purpose of this study was to compare outcomes between a home-based physical therapy program and a clinically based physical therapy program. Subjects. One hundred thirty-four subjects with OA of the knee were randomly assigned to a clinic treatment group (n=66; 61% female, 39% male; mean age [±SD]=64±10 years) or a home exercise group (n=68, 71% female, 29% male; mean age [±SD]=62±9 years).

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Comparison of Acute Swelling and Function in Subjects With Lateral Ankle Injury

Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy

Nancy Henderson et al.

2001 To investigate the relationships among figure-of-eight girth measurements and functional level in patients with acute lateral ankle sprains to determine the appropriate use of these clinical measures.

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Effectiveness of Manual Physical Therapy and Exercise in Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Randomized, Controlled Trial

Annals of Internal Medicine

Nancy Henderson et al.

2000 To evaluate the effectiveness of physical therapy for osteoarthritis of the knee, applied by experienced physical therapists with formal training in manual therapy.

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Reliability of Water Volumetry and the Figure of Eight Method on Subjects With Ankle Joint Swelling

Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy

Nancy et al.

1999 To determine the interrater and intrarater reliability of water volumetry and the figure of eight method on subjects with ankle joint swelling.

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