Research spotlight: April Newton
September 1, 2010 — Seth Stevenson
Newton is the director of clinical education and an instructor at Des Moines University in the doctor of physical therapy program
. Her clinical practice primarily involves young adult to geriatric clientele in acute care and outpatient orthopedics. Her current research interests include clinical education, evidence-based practice and animal assisted therapy with the pediatric population.
Current research projects
- Effectiveness of animal assisted therapy along with traditional physical therapy for pediatric patients: A case study.
- Creating evidence-based practice educational tools to bridge the gap between student and clinical instructor.