Mary Fisher

Contact Information

  • Email: Mary Fisher
  • Phone: 937-229-5617
  • Location: Raymond L. Fitz Hall, Room 209E

Mary Insana Fisher

Assistant Professor

  • Full-Time Faculty

Courses Taught

  • HSS 465 Physical Therapy Seminar
  • DPT 967 Advanced Therapy I: Clinical Pathology
  • DPT 977 Advanced Therapy I: Clinical Skills Lab
  • DPT 987 Advanced Therapy I: Clinical Issues Seminar
  • DPT 988 Advanced Therapy II: Contemporary Practice Issues

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Kentucky
  • M.S., Physical Therapy, Boston University
  • B.A., English, Wittenberg University

Licensures & Certifications

  • Licensed Physical Therapist, State of Ohio
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist
  • Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
  • Clinical Instructor, American Physical Therapy Association

Professional Activities

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Member since 1989
  • APTA Section Membership: Oncology, Orthopedic, Women's Health
  • Ohio Physical Therapists Association (OPTA): Public Relations Committee
  • West Central District Public Relations Chair

Service Activities

  • University of Dayton Institutional Review Board (IRB): Member, Medical Subcommittee Member
  • University of Dayton Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program: Faculty Council, Admissions Committee, Curriculum Review Committee, Fellowship Committee
  • Yellow Springs Community Foundation: Trustee and Development Committee Chair
  • St. Paul Parish
  • St. Brigid School
  • Frequent speaker at area breast cancer support groups

Research Interests

Arm function among women who have been treated for breast cancer

Selected Publications

Journal articles

  • Fisher, M.I.; Pfalzer, Lucinda; Levy, Ellen W.; Harrington, Shana; Gerber, Lynn H.; and Stout, Nicole L., "A Comparison of the Scapular Flip Test between Women with Breast Cancer and Healthy Controls" (2015). Physical Therapy Faculty Publications. Paper 25. View article >>

  • Daniel W. Suckow, C. Jayne Brahler, Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, M.I. Fisher, and Philip A. Anloague. "The Association between Critical Thinking and Scholastic Aptitude on First-time Pass Rate of the National Physical Therapy Examination"Journal of Student Physical Therapy Research 8.1 (2015). View article >>

  • Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, M.I. Fisher, and C. Jayne Brahler. "The Effects of Home-based Pilates in Healthy College-Age Females" Journal of Women's Health Physical Therapy 39.2 (2015). View article >>

  • Fisher, M.I.; Davies, Claire; Colon, Genevieve; Geyer, Hannah; and Pfalzer, Lucinda, "Oncology Section EDGE Task Force on Prostate Cancer Outcomes: A Systematic Review of Clinical Measures of Strength and Muscular Endurance" (2015). Physical Therapy Faculty Publications. Paper 29. View article >>

  • Fisher, M.I., Donahoe-Fillmore, B., Leach, L., O'Malley, C., Paeplow, C., & Merriman, H. (2014). Effects of Yoga on Arm Volume among Women with Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema: A Pilot Study. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, (2014), doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2014.02.006. View article >>
Nationally presented posters
  • Fisher, M.I. (February 2011). A systematic review of the effectiveness of exercise on arm function in breast cancer survivors. Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Brahler, C.J., B. Donahoe-Fillmore, & M.I. Fisher. (February 2011). The effects of problem-based learning on critical thinking in graduate physical therapy students. Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Fisher, M.I., & D. Howell. (February 2010). An ICF-based model to empower and improve self-efficacy of breast cancer survivors. Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Donahoe-Fillmore, B., C.J. Brahler, K. Beasley, M.I. Fisher, H. Van Cleave, & R. Bowman. (February 2010). The effects of home-based vs class-based pilates in healthy college-aged females. Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association, San Diego, CA.