Dale Schuit, PT, Ph.D., MS

  Full Professor
  708-235-2148 ext. 2148
  Office Location: G173
  Office Hours: Variable by semester
  College: CHHS
  Physical Therapy
  

I appreciate the team-teaching approach to all courses in the Department of Physical Therapy. This approach provides a very substantive and unique experience for both students and faculty. In every course, all students are exposed to the different perspectives of the various instructors, and are easily able to contact one of the members of the instruction team on short notice, if needed. The instructors also learn from the different perspectives of their course colleagues. This provides a very rich and stimulating learning environment. 

My particular area of research interest is related to accurate measurement of spinal motion in various activities. For the past 4 years, I have been consulting with the Spine Biomechanics Lab team at Hines Veterans Administration Hospital, headed by Dr. Avinash Patwardhan. This team has received a large grant from the Veterans Administration to examine the various musculoskeletal components associated with a forward head posture. I am fortunate to have numerous publications in the area of spinal dysfunction, and in the areas of gait mechanics and foot/ankle dysfunction. I have provided research and clinical presentations at international, national and local scientific meetings.

My current clinical practice interest involves the return of patients to my favorite sport, which is golf. I have earned and maintained a Certification from the Titleist Performance Institute, and my practice is solely directed to conducting golf screening and performance examinations and providing exercise recommendations to allow patients to return to the game. This practice occurs on a part-time basis (evening hours) at a local physical therapy facility.

Overall, I have been a practicing physical therapist for 40+ years, and a full-time academician for 36+ years. My academic and clinical expertise is in the areas of kinesiology and musculoskeletal dysfunction, specifically patients with spinal and sacroiliac joint conditions, as well as in golf performance requirements and physical assessment.

My academic background is as follows: I have earned a Ph.D. in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy Education from the Ohio State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from St. Louis University.

Prior to my current position at Governors State University, I was formerly the Chair of the Physical Therapy Department at Rosalind Franklin University, and I have held full-time faculty appointments in physical therapy academic programs at the University of Illinois at Chicago and at Northwestern University

 

Curriculum Vitae


NAME                    

Dale Schuit, PT, PhD, MS
 
EDUCATION

1988 University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana,
Illinois
PhD, Kinesiology – Specialization in Biomechanics  

1981 The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
MS, Physical Therapy Education – Teacher
Preparation

1976 St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
BS, Physical Therapy

CURRENT AND PAST POSITIONS

8/07- present Governors State University, Department of Physical
Therapy, University Park, Illinois
7/15 - present: Professor
8/07 - 6/15: Associate Professor with Tenure
7/94 - 7/07 Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science,
Department of Physical Therapy, North Chicago, Illinois
Associate Professor
7/97 - 1/98: Acting Department Chair
1/98 - 7/07: Department Chair
6/04 - 7/07: Department Chair, and Associate
Professor with Tenure
8/90 - 7/94 Northwestern University Medical School, Programs in
Physical Therapy, Chicago, Illinois
Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Musculoskeletal Track in
Graduate Program.
9/81 - 7/90 University of Illinois at Chicago Health Sciences Center,
Chicago, Illinois
Department of Physical Therapy, College of Associated
Health Professions
Instructor; Assistant Professor
4/81 -  9/81 MacNeal Memorial Hospital, Berwyn, Illinois
Clinical Education Coordinator Staff Physical Therapist
9/76 - 6/79 Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
Staff Physical Therapist; Senior Staff Physical Therapist

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE  

Illinois – Physical Therapist - #070-00234

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Titleist Performance Institute (golf performance and rehabilitation) - Level 1 Certification. June, 2016.

APTA Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Program - Certification. May, 2011.

 

PUBLICATIONS 

Khayatzadeh S, Kalmanson OA, Schuit D, Havey RM, Voronov LI, Ghanayem AJ, Patwardhan AG: Changes in Cervical Muscle Length Associated with Forward Head Posture. Physical Therapy 97 (7), 756-766, July 2017.

Patwardhan AG, Havey RM, Muriuki MG, Khayatzadeh S, Voronov L, Carandang G, Nguyen NL, Ghanayem AJ, Schuit D, Patel A, Sears W: Postural Consequences of Cervical Sagittal Imbalance - A Novel Laboratory Model. Spine 40 (11), 783-792, June 2015.

Schuit, D, Diers, D, Vendrely, A: Group Project Presentation in a Kinesiology Course: A Novel Approach. Journal of Allied Health. J Allied Health 2013; 42 (4), e1-e5.

Petersen, CM, Schuit D, Johnson, RD, Levine P, Knecht HG: Agreement of Measures Obtained Radiographically and by the OSI CA-6000 Spine Motion Analyzer for Cervical Spinal Motion. Manual Therapy, 13 (3), 2008.

Troke, M, Schuit D, Petersen, CM: Inter-operator Reliability of Lumbar Spine Palpation, Lumbar Range of Motion, and Determination of Upright Lumbar Spinal Position. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007, 8:103.

Petersen CM, Johnson RD, Schuit D: Reliability of Cervical Range of Motion Testing Using the OSI CA-6000 Spine Motion Analyzer On Subjects with Normal and Pathological Cervical Spines. Manual Therapy, 5, 2000.

Schuit D, Petersen CM, Johnson RD, Levine P, Knecht HG, Goldberg D: Validity and reliability of measures obtained from the OSI CA-6000 Spine Motion Analyzer for lumbar spinal motion. Manual Therapy, 2 (4), 1997.

Lemke K, Cornwall MW, McPoil TG, Schuit D: A Comparison of Rearfoot Motion Patterns During Overground Versus Treadmill Walking. JAPMA, 85 (5), May, 1995.

Petersen CM, Johnson RD, Schuit D, Hayes KW: Intra- and Interobserver Reliability of Lumbar Range of Motion Testing Using the OSI CA-6000 Spine Motion Analyzer. JOSPT, 20 (4), October, 1994.

Pidcoe, PE, Schuit D: The Bail Technique: A Quantitative Analysis Applied to Women's Uneven Bars. Technique, 12, July-September, 1990.

Schuit D, McPoil TG, Mulesa P: Incidence of Sacroiliac Joint Malalignment in the Presence of Leg Length Discrepancies, Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, 79(8), August 1989.

Schuit D, Adrian M, Pidcoe P: The Effect of Heel Lifts on Ground Reaction Force Patterns in Subjects with Structural Leg Length Discrepancies. Physical Therapy, 69(8), August 1989.

McPoil TG, Schuit D, Knecht HG: A Comparison of Three Methods Used to Obtain a Neutral Plaster Foot Impression. Physical Therapy, 69(6), June 1989.

McPoil TG, Knecht HG, Schuit D: A Survey of Foot Types in Normal Females Between the Ages of 18 and 30 Years. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 9, June 1988.

McPoil TG, Schuit D, Knecht HG: A Comparison of Three Positions Used to Evaluate Tibial Varum, Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, 78(1), January 1988.

Schuit D, McPoil TG, Knecht HG: Effect of a Tightened Anterior Band of the Ulnar Collateral Ligament on Arthrokinematic Motion at the Humeroulnar Joint, Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 8(3), September 1986.

McPoil TG, Schuit D: Management of Metarsalgia Secondary to Faulty Biomechanics: A Case Study, Physical Therapy, 66(6), June 1986.

Walish JF, Schuit D, Olson R: Preaffiliation and Postaffiliation Concerns Expressed by Physical Therapy Students, Physical Therapy, 66(5), May, 1986.

Walish JF, Olson R, Schuit D: Effects of a Concurrent Clinical Education Assignment on Student Concerns, Physical Therapy, 66(2), February 1986.

SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Corsolini E, Schuit D, Washington R: Physical therapy management of a 68 year old male who underwent reverse shoulder arthroplasty following a comminuted proximal humeral neck fracture: A case report. Poster presentation at: Revitalize 2018 – Annual Meeting of the Illinois Physical Therapy Association, St. Charles, IL, April 13-14, 2018

Somal V, Schuit D, Diers D: Improved knee function within 4 weeks in an elderly patient with tennis leg: A case report. Poster presentation at: Revitalize 2018 – Annual Meeting of the Illinois Physical Therapy Association, St. Charles, IL, April 13-14, 2018

Khayatzadeh S, Kalmanson OA, Schuit D, Havey RM, Voronov LI, Ghanayem AJ, Patwardhan AG: Changes in Cervical Muscle Length Associated with Forward Head Posture. Poster presentation at: Revitalize 2017 - Annual Meeting of the Illinois Physical Therapy Association. St. Charles, IL; April 21, 2017.

Gentry M, Schuit D, Wojcik R: The importance of providing patient education on pain mechanisms and pain ratings for 85 year old female patient status post lumbar spinal fusion surgery in an inpatient rehabilitation setting: A case report. Poster presentation at: Revitalize 2017 - Annual Meeting of the Illinois Physical Therapy Association. St. Charles, IL; April 21, 2017.

Godinez J, Schuit D, Theiss R: Combined VOR Re-adaptation and Sensory Reweighting Vestibular Rehabilitation for Persistent Mal de Debarquement: A Case Study. Poster presentation at: Revitalize 2017 - Annual Meeting of the Illinois Physical Therapy Association. St. Charles, IL; April 21, 2017.

Estes S, Schuit D, Bala A: Treatment for shoulder pain using Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) based exercise for the cervical spine: A case report. Poster presentation at: Revitalize 2017 - Annual Meeting of the Illinois Physical Therapy Association. St. Charles, IL; April 21, 2017.

Kevin O, Schuit D, Jones M, Shah M: Physical therapy management and outcomes of a 52 year-old male following a partial knee replacement – a case report. Poster presentation at: Revitalize 2016 - Annual Meeting of the Illinois Physical Therapy Association. St. Charles, IL; March 18, 2016.

Nielsen K, Schuit D, Bala A, O’Shea R: A McKenzie-based approach to physical therapy for a patient with right hip and low back pain with piriformis syndrome – a case report. Poster presentation at: Revitalize 2016 - Annual Meeting of the Illinois Physical Therapy Association. St. Charles, IL; March 18, 2016.

McNamee S, Schuit D, Wojcik R, O’Shea R: Outpatient rehabilitation for a patient s/p reconstructive surgery for cavus deformity with neurologic and metabolic comorbidities – a case report. Poster presentation at: Revitalize 2016 - Annual Meeting of the Illinois Physical Therapy Association. St. Charles, IL; March 18, 2016.

Burns K, Schuit D, Washington R, Shah M: Outcomes of participation in a comprehensive physical therapy treatment program for a 14 year-old dance with insidious onset acetabular labrum tear and subsequent surgical intervention: a case report. Poster presentation at: Revitalize 2016 - Annual Meeting of the Illinois Physical Therapy Association. St. Charles, IL; March 18, 2016.

Klis J, Shah M, Diers D, Schuit D: Inclusion of a treatment-based classification approach in the management of a 68 year-old female with chronic non-specific low back pain – a case report. Poster presentation at: Revitalize 2016 - Annual Meeting of the Illinois Physical Therapy Association. St. Charles, IL; March 18, 2016.

Khayatsadeh S, Havey R, Muriuki M, Schuit D, Voronov, L, Ghanayem A, Patwardhan A: Cervical Spinal Muscle Length Changes Associated with Forward Head Posture. Poster presentation: American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Anaheim, CA, February 17-20, 2016.

Bennett A, Carter RE, Schuit D, O’Shea R: The effect of core strengthening exercises and sciatic nerve glides on a 65 y/o female with low back pain and lower extremity radicular symptoms: a case report. Poster presentation at Illinois Physical Therapy Association meeting, April, 2015.

Khayatzadeh S, Havey R, Muriuki M, Schuit D, Voronov L, Ghanayem A, Patwardhan A. Muscle Activity Costs of Cervical Sagittal Imbalance. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, March 28-31, 2015, Las Vegas, NV.

Khayatzadeh S, Havey R, Muriuki M, Schuit D, Voronov L, Ghanayem A, Patwardhan A. Muscle Activity Costs of Cervical Sagittal Imbalance. International Society of the Advancement of Spine Surgery Annual Meeting, April 15-17, 2015, San Diego, CA.

Patwardhan A, Havey R, Muriuki M, Khayatzadeh S, Voronov L, Carandang G, Nguyen N-L, Ghanayem, A, Schuit D, Sears W: Sub-occipital Hyperextension as a Postural Consequence of Global Cervical Sagittal Imbalance - A Predictive Model. Platform presentation at: International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS14) in Miami Beach, FL USA, April 30 - May 2, 2014.

Patwardhan A, Havey R, Muriuki M, Nguyen N-L, Voronov L, Patel A, Zindrick M, Carandang G, Schuit D, Ghanayem A: Postural Compensation and Disc Mechanics in Forward Head Posture – A Novel Laboratory Model of Cervical Sagittal Balance. Platform presentation at North American Spine Society Meeting, 2013, October 9-12, New Orleans, LA.

Patwardhan A, Havey R, Muriuki M, Nguyen N-L, Voronov L, Patel A, Zindrick M, Carandang G, Schuit D, Ghanayem A: Effect of Global Cervical Sagittal Imbalance on Postural Compensation and Cervical Mechanics. Platform presentation at European Spine Society Meeting (Eurospine 2013), October 2-4, 2013, Liverpool, England.

Schuit D, Diers D: Motion of the Spine and Lower Extremities During Performance of the Traditional and Modified Functional Reach Tests. Poster presentation at PT 2013: Scientific Meeting and Exposition, American Physical Therapy Association, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 2013.

Schuit D, Diers D: Shoulder Motion and Perceived Effort During the Traditional and Modified Functional Reach Tests. Platform presentation at American Physical Therapy Association – Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago, IL, February 9, 2012.

Schuit D, Diers D: Group Project Presentation in a Movement Analysis Course: A Novel Approach. Poster presented at: PT 2010 – Annual Conference and Exposition of the American Physical Therapy Association. Boston, MA. June 16-19, 2010, and at Illinois Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference, Galena, IL, September 22-24, 2011.

Stevens K, Schuit D: Integration of an Advanced Regional Anatomy Course in a Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum. Poster presentation at Illinois Physical Therapy Association Meeting, Collinsville, Illinois, September 17-19, 2004.

Schuit D, Petersen CM, Troke M, Stoecker J: Interrater Reliability for Determination of Upright Lumbar Spinal Position. Poster presentation at Physical Therapy 2004: Annual Conference and Exposition, Chicago, IL, July, 2004, and at Illinois Physical Therapy Association Meeting, Collinsville, Illinois, September 17-19, 2004.

Burger K, Schuit D, Rheault W: Proprioception in Patients with Low Back Pain. Paper presented as a platform presentation at PT ’99: APTA Scientific Meeting and Exposition, Washington DC, June 1999.

Schuit D: Education and Research at an American Health Sciences University. Invited speaker to faculty of the School of Health; Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England, November 23, 1998.

Schuit D, Ziemke G, Rheault W: The Effect of Maximum Lumbar Flexion and Extension on Active Lumbar Side Bending and Active Lumbar Rotation. Poster presentation at the Third Interdisciplinary World Conference on Low Back and Pelvic Pain. Vienna, Austria, November, 1998, and platform presentation at Combined Sections Meeting of American Physical Therapy Association, Seattle, Washington, February, 1999.

Washburn M, Rheault W, Braza D, Schuit D: Measuring Low Back Pain. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Atlanta, Georgia, November, 1997.

Washburn M, Rheault W, Braza D, Schuit D: A Comparison of 3 Self-Report Functional Status Questionnaires for Patients With Low Back Pain. Paper presented as a platform presentation at Physical Therapy '97: APTA Scientific Meeting and Exposition, San Diego, California, May, 1997, and at the Joint Conference of the American Pain Society and the North American Spine Society, Charleston, South Carolina, April, 1998.

Schuit D, Rheault W, Ziemke G: Coupled Motion Patterns of the Lumbar Spine in Asymptomatic Subjects. Poster presentation at Physical Therapy '97: APTA Scientific Meeting and Exposition, San Diego, California, May, 1997, and at Illinois Physical Therapy Association State Meeting, Peoria, Illinois, September, 1997.

Lamble JA, Schuit D, Buchanan T, Perkins R: Biomechanical Relationship Between Ilial Torsion and Sacroiliac Joint Strain. Platform presentation at the Second Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back Pain: The Integrated Function of the Lumbar Spine and the Sacroiliac Joint. San Diego, California. November 9-11, 1995.

Petersen CM, Schuit D: Reliability of lumbar range of motion testing on subjects with spinal symptoms using the OSI CA-6000 Spine Motion Analyzer. Poster presentation at World Confederation of Physical Therapy, Washington, DC, June 1995.

Schuit D, Petersen CM, Johnson RD, Levine P, Knecht HG, Goldberg D: Comparison of Data from the OSI CA-6000 Spine Motion Analyzer and Lumbar Radiographs as Indicators of Lumbar Spine Motion. Platform presentation at the Combined Conference of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and the American Physical Therapy Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June, 1994.

Lemke K, Cornwall MW, McPoil TG, Schuit D: A Comparison of Rearfoot Motion Patterns During Overground Versus Treadmill Walking. Poster presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Physical Therapy Association, Cincinnati, Ohio, June, 1993.

Johnson RD, Schuit D: Reliability of Cervical Range of Motion Testing Using the OSI CA-6000 Spine Motion Analyzer on Subjects with Cervical Pathology. Poster presentation at Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association, San Antonio, Texas, February, 1993.

Petersen CM, Johnson RD, Schuit D, Hayes KW: Intra- and Interobserver Reliability of Lumbar Range of Motion Testing Using the OSI CA-6000 Spine Motion Analyzer. Poster presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Physical Therapy Association, Denver, Colorado, June, 1992.

Johnson RD, Schuit D, Petersen CM: Reliability of the OSI CA-6000 Spine Motion Analysis System for Active Cervical Range of Motion Measurement of Normal Subjects. Poster presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Physical Therapy Association, Denver, Colorado, June, 1992.

Schuit D, Petersen CM, Johnson RD: Reliability and Validity of the OSI CA-6000 Spine Motion Analyzer for Sagittal and Frontal Plane Motions. Poster presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Physical Therapy Association, Denver, Colorado, June, 1992.

Schuit D, Adrian M, Pidcoe P: The Effect of Heel Lifts on Lower Extremity Joint Angles in Subjects with Structural Leg Length Discrepancies. Poster presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Physical Therapy Association, Anaheim, California, June 1990 and at the Allied Health Research Forum, The University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Associated Health Professions, Chicago, Illinois, April 1989.

Schuit D, Conlon P, Pidcoe P, Connell K, Dwyer C, Sinacore J, Anderson J: A Functional Activities Protocol to Measure Benefits of Fitness Activities in People with Musculoskeletal Problems. Poster presentation at the Conference on Patient Education, American Academy of Family Physicians, Orlando, Florida, November 1989; and at: Central Region Meeting, Arthritis Foundation, Chicago, Illinois, May 1990.

Schuit D, Keenum M, McPoil TG, Knecht HG, Pidcoe P: Validation of the Isostation B 100 Back Testing Dynamometer. Poster presentation at the Joint Congress of the American Physical Therapy Association and Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 1988.

McPoil TG, Groppel J, Schuit D. A Comparison of Tibio Fibular Varum Values in Standing and During Walking. Platform presentation at the Allied Health Research Forum, The University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Associated Health Professions, April 1988.

Schuit D, Adrian M., Pidcoe P: The Effect of Heel Lifts on Ground Reaction Force Patterns in Subjects with Structural Leg Length Discrepancies. Platform presentation at Allied Health Research Forum, The University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Associated Health Professions, Chicago, Illinois, April 1988.

McPoil TG, Schuit D, Knecht HG: Comparison of 3 Neutral Cast Impression Procedures in Women 19 to 30 Years of Age. Poster presentation at Annual Conference of the American Physical Therapy Association, San Antonio, Texas, June 1987.

McPoil TG, Schuit D, Knecht HG: A Comparison of Three Techniques to Measure Tibial Varum. Poster presentation at Annual Conference of the American Physical Therapy Association, Chicago, Illinois, June 1986.

Walish JF, Schuit D: Effects of a Concurrent Clinical Education Assignment on Student Concerns. Poster presentation at Annual Conference of the American Physical Therapy Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 1985.

Schuit D, McPoil TG, Moe P: Sacroiliac Joint Malalignment in the Presence of Functional and Structural Leg Length Discrepancies. Platform presentation at The University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Associated Health Professions Research Forum, Chicago, Illinois, April 1985.

Walish JF, Schuit D: Clinical Education: Student Concerns. Poster presentation at Annual Conference of the American Physical Therapy Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 1984.

Schuit D, McPoil TG, Knecht HG: Effects of the Ulnar Collateral Ligament on Elbow Joint Arthrokinematics. Platform presentation at University of Illinois at Chicago, Health Sciences Center, College of Associated Health Professions Research Forum, April 26, 1984.

GRANTS

Patwardhan A, Havey R, Muriuki M, Nguyen L, Voronov L, Patel A, Zindrick M, Carandang G, Schuit D, Ghanayem A: Postural Compensation and Disc Mechanics in Forward Head Posture – A Novel Laboratory Model of Cervical Sagittal Balance. Department of Veterans Affairs Award; Grant # 1I01RX001269-01A2; funding amount = $1,100,000; funding dates October 2014 through September 2018.

Schuit D, Diers D, Shoulder and Trunk Motion and Perceived Effort during the Traditional and Modified Functional Reach Tests. Award: $1354.00; funded by University Research Grant fund, Office of the Provost, Governors State University, June 2008, and additional award of $1625.00, June 2009.

Schuit D: Determining the Validity of the OSI CA-6000 Spine Motion Analyzer in Measuring Lumbar Spine Motion. Award: $1,400.00, funded by the Chicagoland Orthopedic Physical Therapy Study Group, Chicago, Illinois, October, 1992.

Schuit D: Gait Characteristics and Ground Reaction Forces Produced by Subjects with Structural Leg Length Discrepancies. Award: $1,000.00 funded by Chicagoland Orthopedic Physical Therapy Study Group, Chicago, Illinois, September 1986.

McPoil TG, Schuit D, Knecht HG: A Comparison of Three Techniques to Measure Tibial Varum. Award: $600.00, funded by Campus Research Board, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. Award: $1,000.00 funded by Chicagoland Orthopedic Physical Therapy Study Group, Chicago Illinois, June 1985.

Walish JD, Schuit D: Clinical Education: Student Concerns; Award: $500.00, funded by Campus Research Board, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, February 1983.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Excellence Award, Governors State University, August 2014.

Professor of the Year Teaching Award, from DPT Class of 2007, Rosalind Franklin University, May, 2005.

Professor of the Year Teaching Award, from DPT Class of 2006, Rosalind Franklin University, May, 2005.

Visiting Academic Fellowship appointment, Department of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England, December 2002.

Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Physical Therapy, Finch University of Health Sciences, January, 1999.

Excalibur Award for Teaching Excellence, College of Associated Health Professions, University of Illinois at Chicago, June 1990.

Excalibur Award for Teaching Excellence, College of Associated Health Professions, University of Illinois at Chicago, June 1989.

Excalibur Award for Teaching Excellence, College of Associated Health Professions, University of Illinois at Chicago, June 1988.

POSITIONS HELD IN SCIENTIFIC/PROFESSIONAL/HONORARY SOCIETIES

2018-present Member: IPTA Committee on Direct Access
Implementation – Wellness/Fitness Practice
Settings

2010-present Manuscript Reviewer: Physiotherapy

2009-present Manuscript Reviewer: Journal of the American
Podiatric Medical Association

2008-present Manuscript Reviewer: Journal of Foot and Ankle
Research

2006 Abstract Reviewer: World Confederation of Physical
Therapy International Conference, Vancouver, British
Columbia, 2007

2005-2003 Manuscript Reviewer: Cephalalgia

2001-present Manuscript Reviewer: Archives of Physical Medicine
and Rehabilitation

2000-present Manuscript Reviewer: Manual Therapy

1999 IPTA Leadership Conference: Member of Strategic
Planning Committee for Development and
Implementation of Chapter Goals.

1996 Member: Illinois Physical Therapy Association Low
Back Dysfunction Focus Group. Development of peer
review guidelines for management of patients with low
back dysfunction.

1991-present Manuscript Reviewer: Journal of Orthopedic and
Sports Physical Therapy.

1989-2000 Representative (elected), Eastern District, Illinois
Physical Therapy Association

1992, 1994 Alternate Delegate (elected) to APTA House of
Delegates, Annual Conference, American Physical
Therapy Association

1991, 1993, 1995 Delegate (elected) to APTA House of Delegates,
Annual Conference, American Physical Therapy
Association

1989-present Member, Advisory Committee, Morton College Physical
Therapy Assistant Program, Cicero, Illinois

1988 present Manuscript Reviewer: Physical Therapy.

 

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES

Governors State University: Doctor of Physical Therapy program:

Movement Analysis I
Clinical Orthopaedics I
Integrative Physical Therapy Seminar I
Movement Analysis II
Pharmacology for Physical Therapists
Clinical Orthopaedics II
Patient Management III
Imaging for Physical Therapists
Case study review for Clerkships II and III
Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy program (2010 to present)
Clinical Decision-Making II

SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY 

Governors State University:
Institutional Review Board: 2010 – present
Co-chair: 2011 – 2015
Graduate Council: member 2011 - 2012
University Excellence Award Committee: 2011
University Personnel Committee: 2009 – 2011
Strategic Planning Steering Committee: 2007 – 2009
University Research Grant Committee: 2009 - present
Search committees:
CHHS Dean: 2011 - 2012
Department of Health Administration Chair: 2010
Anatomist position (Depts. of PT and OT): Search Committee
Chair: 2010 - 2011
College of Health and Human Services:
Inter-professional Education Workgroup: 2013 -2015
Department Personnel Committees:
Department of Health Administration: 2011
Department of Occupational Therapy: 2012 - present
Department of Physical Therapy:
Program Assessmemt Committee: 2007 – present
CAPTE Self-study preparation: curriculum section committee: 2009-
2011
Department Personnel Committee: 2011 - present

MEMBERSHIP IN SCIENTIFIC/PROFESSIONAL/HONORARY SOCIETIES

2018-present Golf Special Interest Group - Sports Physical Therapy

Section (APTA)

2017-present Research Section and Sports Physical Therapy Section
(APTA)

1998-present Education Section (APTA)

1983 1999 Chicagoland Orthopedic Physical Therapy Study Group

1981 1990 Chicagoland Clinical Education Forum

1981 present Orthopedic Section (APTA)

1975 present American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

SELECTED PEER-REVIEWED AND INVITED SPEAKER PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Invited Speaker: Rhea D, Schuit D: The IRB and YOU: A Collaborative Experience. The First Faculty Development Day at Governors State University, April 27, 2012. Governors State University, University Park, Illinois.

Invited Speakers: Diers D, Vendrely A, Schuit D: Injury Prevention and Management for Runners. Indiana State University, Perspectives in Medicine Series, sponsored by the Department of Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation, Terra Haute, IN, November 22, 2011

Invited Speakers: Diers D, Vendrely A, Schuit D: Injury Prevention and Management for Runners. NCAA Speaker Series. Indiana State University - host of the 2011 NCAA Division I Cross Country National Championship, Terra Haute, IN: November 20, 2011.

Invited Speakers: Diers D, Schuit D, Vendrely A: Keeping Runners Moving: Tips for Injury Prevention and Training Success. Indiana State University Speaker Series, Terra Haute, IN, November 22, 2011.

Invited Peer Reviewed Presentation: Vendrely A, Diers D, Schuit D. Success with the Spine: Applying Current Research to Manage Mechanical Spinal Problems. Illinois Physical Therapy Association, September 23, 2011.

Invited Panel Member: Panel Discussion on Excellence in Teaching. Faculty Development Workshop, sponsored by the College of Business and Public Administration. Governors State University, February 17, 2010.

Invited Course Presenter: Coleman, T., Schuit, D., A Common-sense Approach to the Management of Low Back Pain. METT Therapy Services, Chicago Heights, IL, and Department of Physical Therapy, Governors State University, October 25, 2008.

Invited Peer Reviewed Presentation: Diers, D., Vendrely, A., Schuit, D.: Management of Running Injuries. Illinois Physical Therapy Association September 27, 2008.

Invited Speaker: Diers D, Schuit D, Waterson K: Understanding and Managing Running Injuries. East Central District, Illinois Physical Therapy Association, Governors State University, May 3, 2008.

Invited Speaker: Exercise and Muscle Activities for Patients with Low Back Pain: It’s Not Just About Strength. Medical Grand Rounds, Department of Medicine, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, November 23, 2005.

Invited Speaker: Research Seminar, Governors State University, Department of Physical Therapy. Topic: Interrater Reliability for Determination of Upright Lumbar Spinal Position, January 12, 2005.

Invited Speaker: Lecture: Musculoskeletal Stress in the Workplace: Implications for the Pathologist Assistant. Annual Conference of the American Association of Pathologist Assistants. Chicago, IL, October 7, 2004.

Invited Speaker: Prevention of Repetitive Use Injuries in the Office. International Association of Administrative Professionals – Great Lakes Chapter. Grayslake, IL, November 18, 2003