B.A., Music and Biology, University of Virginia; M.O.T., University of Pittsburgh; Shenandoah University; PhD (in progress), Rehabilitation Science, University of Alberta
Fields of Expertise:
- Hand & Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
- Musicians’ Injuries
-Received Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) credential in 2016.
-Earned Graduate Certificate in Performing Arts Medicine from Shenandoah University in 2018.
Shearer A, Petty M. Chapter 4: Modalities. In: Weiss S, Rogers L, eds. Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation: A Quick Reference Guide & Review. 4th ed. Exploring Hand Therapy; 2019: 88-111.
Shearer A. To Your Health: Preventing and Managing Wrist Tendinitis. International Musician. 2018;(2):16.
Shearer A. Alternative Uses for Iontophoresis in Hand Therapy. ASHT Times. 2017;(2).
2021 “Developing a Functional Modified Ring Orthosis to Correct DIP Joint Deformity in String Instrumentalists” Conference Session: Canadian Society of Hand Therapists 2021 Conference.
2021 “Telehealth Essentials for the Hand Therapist” Presentation: Capital Hand Therapy Association; Washington, DC
2018 “Diaphragmatic Breathing for Musicians” Presentation: Performing Arts Medical Association Annual Conference; Los Angeles, CA