Greene Memorial Lecture in Physical Therapy
Patricia J. Ohtake, PT, PhD
Kathleen Kline Mangione, PT, Ph.D.
"Raising the Bar for Hip Fracture Recovery"Kathleen K. Mangione, PT, Ph.D., GCS, received her degree in physical therapy from the University of Delaware, as well as a master’s degree in gerontology and a Ph.D. from New York University.
Mangione was among the first 14 specialists to earn Board Certification in Geriatric Physical Therapy. Her clinical career has focused on working with older adults; she has practiced in acute care, adult inpatient rehabilitation, sub-acute and nursing home settings, and home health care. Likewise, Mangione’s research is focused on older adults. She has had continuous federal or foundation funding beginning with her doctoral work that examined loaded exercise in older adults with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Mangione built upon this work to study the effects of moderate and low intensity cycling in older adults with knee OA and the effects of strength training and endurance training on older adults after hip fracture.
She is currently site principal investigator on a multi-center trial with a team of investigators from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, Dartmouth, and the University of Connecticut, funded by the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health. Another research avenue examines intervention for frail older adults after hospital discharge. Mangione has given numerous presentations on the topics of exercise and the older adult, hip fracture, and frailty. She has published in premier journals for physical therapy and geriatrics. Awards she has received include: the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Margaret L. Moore Award for Outstanding New Academic Faculty Member; the APTA Distinguished Educator Award, Section on Geriatrics; and APTA’s Lucy Blair Service Award.