Susan V. Duff, PT, OT, EdD, CHT

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Susan V. Duff, PT, OT, EdD, CHT, is a clinical specialist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus; Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Fellowship

Kinesiology/Motor Control, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA. Advisor: Robert Sainburg, OT, PhD

Training in Rehabiliation Efficacy and Effectiveness Trials (TREET) Occ-Phys Therapy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Advisors: Carolee Winstein, PT, PhD, FAPTA; Linda Fetters, PT, PhD, FAPTA; and Francisco Valero-Cuevas, PhD

Additional Training

Certified Hand Therapist
Certified to administer the Assisting Hand Assessment (AHA)

Board Certification

Licensed Physical Therapist
Registered/Licensed Occupational Therapist

Undergraduate Degree

BS, Occupational Therapy - Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

Graduate Degree

EdD, Movement Science - Columbia University, Teachers College, New York, NY
MA, Motor Learning - Columbia University, Teachers College, New York, NY
MPT, Physical Therapy - Hahnemann University (now Drexel), Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Clinical Specialist

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2015

Duff SV, Aaron D, Gogola G, Valero-Cuevas FJ. Innovative evaluation of dexterity in pediatrics. J Hand Ther. 2015;28(2):144-9.

Duff SV, DeMatteo C. Clinical assessment of the infant and young child following perinatal brachial plexus injury. J Hand Ther. 2015;28(2):126-33.

Duff SV, He J, Nelsen MA, Lane CJ, Rowe VT, Wolf SL, Dromerick AW, Winstein CJ. Inter-rater reliability of the Wolf Motor Function Test-Functional Ability Scale: Why it Matters. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2015;29(5):436-43.

2014

Kalsi-Ryan S, Beaton D, Curt A, Duff S, Jiang D, Popovic MR, Rudhe C, Fehlings MG, Verrier MC. (2014). Defining the role of sensation, strength, and prehension for upper limb function in cervical spinal cord injury. Neurorehabil Neural Repair 28(1): 66-74.

2012

Kalsi-Ryan S, Beaton D, Curt A, Duff S, Popovic M, Rudhe C, Fehlings M, Verrier M. (2012). The Graded Redefined Assessment of Strength Sensibility and Prehension (GRASSP) – Reliability and Validity. J Neurotrauma, 29(5): 905-14.

Books

Chapters
2016

Duff SV, Shumway-Cook A, Woollacott MH. (2016). Clinical management of reach, grasp and manipulation disorders. In Shumway-Cook A, Woollacott MH (Eds.), Motor Control: Theory and Practical Applications, 5th Ed. Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

2015

Duff SV. (2015). Functional development. In Abzug JM, Kozin SH, Zlotolow DA. (Eds.). The Pediatric Upper Extremity. Springer Pub. p. 25-36.

2014

Duff SV, Levy T. (2012). Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Upper Extremity. ASHT Test Prep for the CHT Exam. American Society of Hand Therapists. Chicago, Ill.

2011

Duff SV. (2011). Prehension.  In Cech D, Martin S. (Eds.), Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span, 3rd ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders.

Duff, S. & Estilow, T. (2011). Therapist’s management of peripheral nerve injury. Rehabilitation of the hand and upper extremity. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, Mosby, 619-633.

Duff, S., Estilow, T. Peripheral Nerve Injuries. In: Skirven TM, Osterman AL, Fedorcyzk JM, Amadio PC, editors. Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity 6th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby; 2011.

Duff, S., Humpl, D. Tendon Transfers. In: Skirven TM, Osterman AL, Fedorcyzk JM, Amadio PC, editors. Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity 6th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby; 2011.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Board Journals: Journal of Hand Therapy and Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
Research Chair of the APTA Section on Hand Rehabilitation