B.S. Physical Therapy, Temple University
M.S. Physical Therapy, Temple University
Ph.D. Education, Temple University
APTA Clinical Instructor Certification
Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Education
Research and Clinical Interests
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in collaboration with the West Virginia Medical Institute and Quality Insights of Pennsylvania. 9/30/09-8/29/13, $129,518
PQRI and Electronic Prescribing Measures Maintenance and Support.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services through Quality Insights of Pennsylvania, Inc., Prime contract No. HHSM-500-2005-PA001C CFDA #93.779. 10/1/06 - 7/1/-08 $97,568
Development of Physician Office Clinical Quality Measures Project.
Presentations (peer reviewed)
Rinehart-Ayres ME. Are resistance exercises safe and effective for women with breast cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy? Presented at: International World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress; June 21, 2011; Amsterdam, Netherlands.nte
Rinehart-Ayres ME. Strategies that improve adherence to an exercise program for women undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Presented at: Combined Sections Meeting; February 19, 2010; San Diego, CA.
Rinehart-Ayres ME. Education about lymphedema in physical therapy educational programs. (co-presenter). Presented at: International World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress; June 5, 2007; Vancouver, Canada.
Rinehart-Ayres ME. Systematic review of the use of compression pumps for upper extremity lymphedema following treatment for breast cancer. Presented at: Combined Sections Meeting, February 16, 2007; Boston, MA.
Rinehart-Ayres ME. Lymphedema education in physical therapy education programs. Presented at: Combined Sections Meeting; February 4, 2006; San Diego, CA.
Professional and Community Service
American Cancer Society, National Home Office, Atlanta, GA.
Stakeholder peer reviewer of grant proposals, Genetic Mechanisms of Cancer Committee, 2004 - 2008
National Trainer, Reach to Recovery Program, 1997-present
American Cancer Society, Pennsylvania Division,
Member, Southeast Region Board, 2001-present
Speaker, Reach to Recovery Workshops, 1999-present
Media Spokesperson, 1999-present
Member, Reach to Recovery Advisory Committee, 1998-present
Volunteer Visitor, Reach to Recovery Program, 1985-present
Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Ardmore, PA
Medical Advisory Committee, 2008-present
Manuscript Reviewer: Physical Therapy, 2005-present
Journal of Women's Health, 2005-present
Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 2002-present
Principles and Practice (International Journal of Kuwait University Health Sciences Center), 2002-present
Rehabilitation Oncology, 1995-present
Oncology Section APTA: Member, Board of Directors
Member, Editorial Board for Rehabilitation Oncology
Publications Committee Chai
PT 680 Clinical Education Seminar (didactic)
PT 681 Integrated Clinical Affiliation l
PT 601 Rehabilitation: Continuum of Care
PT 682 Integrated Clinical Affiliation II
PT 781 Integrated Clinical Affiliation III
PT 782 Integrated Clinical Affiliation IV
Awards and Honors
Recognition Award: Chairperson, Reach to Recovery Advisory Board, Pennsylvania Division, American Cancer Society, 2005.
Survivor Award, Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation, 2004.
Project Award. Cancer Survivors Conference Committee, Southeast Region, Pennsylvania Division, American Cancer Society, 2002.
The Humanitarian Award. Pennsylvania Chapter American Physical Therapy Association, 2001.
The Volunteer Achievement Gold Award. Southeast Region, Pennsylvania Division, American Cancer Society, 2000.
The Terese Lasser Award. Pennsylvania Division, American Cancer Society, 2000.
The Dean's Faculty Achievement Award. Thomas Jefferson University, College of Health Professions, 2000.
Jeri F. Walton Service Award. Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2000.