Amy Amabile, PT, PhD

Assistant Professor

Amy Amabile, PT, DPT

Contact

901 Walnut Street
Room 507
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Email Amy Amabile

215-503-0240
215-503-3499 fax

Amy Amabile, PT, PhD

Assistant Professor

Education

PhD, Anatomy, The Ohio State University
MPT, Physical Therapy, The University of Texas at El Paso
BA, History, Grinnell College

Recent Publications

Research Interests

Research interests center on understanding the relationship between human morphological variation and illness and injury. Current projects include descriptive research related to carotid artery anthropometry and safe pulse palpation; and the thoracolumbar fascia and its role in lumbar biomechanics. I am also conducting research that explores the factors impacting a student’s ability to retain anatomical knowledge, with a particular interest in the effects of spaced versus massed learning of anatomy.

Select PUBLICations

Amabile AH, Bolte JH, and Richter SD. Atrophy of gluteus maximus among women with a history of chronic low back pain. PLoS ONE. 2017; 12(7): e0177008. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0177008

Amabile AH, Moffatt-Bruce SD, and DePhilip RM. Trapped lung and cardiomegaly in a 78 year-old male with congestive heart failure. Respiratory Medicine Case Reports. 2016;18:4-7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rmcr.2016.03.002.

Select Presentations

Georgetti LJ, Sims AC, Amabile AH. An anatomical exploration of the structures associated with low back pain caused by Maigne’s Syndrome (Poster Presentation). Annual Meeting of the American Association of Anatomists, San Diego, California, April 21-24, 2018.

Rahter BA and Amabile AH. Athletic pubalgia and its anatomy, pathology and treatment implications: integration of clinically relevant anatomy into the 3rd year of a doctor of physical therapy program (Poster Presentation). Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 21-24, 2018.

Hornick BJ and Amabile AH. Baxter’s nerve impingement and other neuropathies of the foot: implications for physical therapy (Poster Presentation). Annual Meeting of the American Association of Anatomists, Chicago, Illinois, April 22-26, 2017.

Amabile AH, Bolte JH, Richter SD. Association between low back pain and gluteus maximus cross-sectional area in adult females. (Platform Presentation). Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, San Antonio, Texas, February 15-18, 2017.

Amabile AH, Moffatt-Bruce SD and DePhilip RM. Trapped lung and cardiomegaly in a 78 year-old male with congestive heart failure (Poster Presentation). Annual Meeting of the American Association of Anatomists, San Diego, California, April 2-6, 2016.

Amabile AH and Bolte JH. Size of gluteus maximus and psoas major muscles varies with multifidus size in a cadaver sample (Poster Presentation). Annual Meeting of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists, Henderson, NV, June 9-12, 2015.

Select PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY SERVICE

Chair, Scholarship and Awards Committee
Member, Institutional Advancement Committee

CLINICAL PRACTICE

Jefferson Pro bono Physical Therapy clinic