Carol M. Davis, DPT, EdD, MS, FAPTA


Carol M. Davis, DPT. Ed.D, FAPYA Profesor Department of Physical TherapyDr. Carol M. Davis is the editor of the book, “Complementary Therapies in Rehabilitation, Evidence of Efficacy in Therapy, Prevention and Wellness”, published by SLACK, Inc. now in its third edition. She has also written five editions of the text, “Patient Practitioner Interaction / An Experiential Manual for Developing the Art of Patient Care”, also published by SLACK, Inc. She has practiced physical therapy for over 35 years, beginning her career at the Massachusetts General Hospital in 1969. She completed her Doctorate in Humanistic Studies at Boston University in 1982 and has been on the faculty at the University of Miami since that time, except for a two and a half year position at Boston University from 1985-87. Her manual therapy practice with complementary therapies began in 1989 when she initiated her study of myofascial release with John Barnes, PT. She completed her DPT degree with the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. Currently she is Professor Emerita in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and in private practice as a myofascial release physical therapist.

Fellow: Catherine Worthingham Award (highest award given to APTA members), American Physical Therapy Association
DPT: Physical Therapy, Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions
EdD: Humanistic Studies, Boston University, Boston, MA
Professor: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy
Author/Editor: Complementary Therapies in Rehabilitation – Evidence for Efficacy in Therapy, Prevention and Wellness; video lecture entitled, The Challenge of the New Millennium – Returning Healing to Health Care/Theoretical Foundation of Holistic Complementary Therapies (outlines the scientific theory behind holistic approaches quantum physics and systems theory); four editions of Patient Practitioner Interaction/An Experiential Manual for Developing the Art of Patient Care