Dr. Megan Bureau
Megan Bureau joins Shenandoah University’s Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy after practicing for 9 years as a full time outpatient orthopedic therapist in Winchester, Virginia, for Valley Health. During her time at Valley Health she has been involved in coordinating the coaches’ conference, monthly journal clubs, and also serving as the Team Leader for the staff of the Winchester Medical Center Outpatient Rehabilitation staff. Clinically, Megan has received the SportsMetrics certification, FMS certification, become credentialed as a McKenzie therapist, and also become a Sports Certified Specialist. She is actively involved in the VPTA as well as the APTA serving currently as a Delegate for Virginia, the Blue Ridge District Director, the Student Relations Committee co-chair, and the Chair of the Virginia Student Conclave. Since graduating from SU, Megan has been actively involved with the program as a clinical instructor, guest lecturer, and lab assistant. She was named an APTA Emerging Leader in 2011.
Growing up in Clarke County, receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from James Madison University, and her Doctorate from Shenandoah University in 2004 as part of SU’s inaugural DPT class, Megan is deeply rooted in the Shenandoah Valley. When asked why she’s most excited to become part of the SUPT faculty she responded: “The opportunity to be a part of Shenandoah University as faculty in the physical therapy department means my career is moving towards innovation, research, and the opportunity to influence and guide new professionals into the exciting field of physical therapy. The profession is dynamic and changing now more than ever. Being a part of SU’s expansion program shows their commitment to the profession, quality education, and the ever-changing healthcare environment. As Associate Director of Clinical Education I get to experience my dream job – clinical practice, scholarship, mentoring, administration, and FUN! I’m beyond excited to be a part of this great new adventure!”
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