Dr. Linda Fetters, PhD, is Professor (Clinical Scholar) in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at USC. Her research has focused on improving the quality of life of infants and children with movement difficulties due to neurological insults, and she currently directs the Developmental Motor Performance Laboratory.
Positions & HonorsPositions
|2007-present||Professor, Division of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy, University of Southern California|
|2003-2006||Director, Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Programs, Boston University|
|2000-2005||Director, Physical Therapy Programs, Boston University|
|1994-2000||Director, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences, Doctor of Science Program, Boston University|
|1991-2006||Associate Professor, Physical Therapy Programs, Boston University|
|1993-2006||Lecturer on Pediatrics, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA|
|1993-2006||Research Associate in Medicine, Department of Pediatrics Children's Hospital, Boston, MA|
|1991-2000||Associate Professor, Director, ScD in Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University|
|1991||Visiting Professor, Gothenburg College of Health and Caring Sciences, Gothenburg, Sweden|
|1985-1991||Assistant Professor, Boston University|
Selected Honors & Awards
|2008||Catherine Worthingham Fellow, FAPTA, American Physical Therapy Association|
|2007-2010||Member, Scientific Review Committee, Foundation for Physical Therapy|
|2005||Award of Merit, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University|
|2003-present||Co-Editor, Critical Appraisal Topics, Pediatric Physical Therapy|
|2000-present||Editorial Board Member, Pediatric Physical Therapy|
|1997-2006||Editorial Board Member, Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics|
|Boston University||M.S.||1976||Physical Therapy|
|University of Wisconsin, Madison||B.S.||1971||Physical Therapy|
- Sargent, B. & Fetters, L. (2008) Clinical Bottom Line Commentary on: Predictive contributions of Preterm Infant Assessment and Perinatal Risk Factors, Pediatric Physical Therapy, 21:11.
- Fetters, L. & Scholz, JP Commentary on: Ohgi, S., Morita,S., Loo, KK, Mizuike, C. (2008) Time-Series analysis of spontaneous upper-extremity movements in premature infants with brain injuries. Physical Therapy, 88: 1034-10362008.
- Figueiredo, E.M., Ferreira, G.B., Moreira, R.C.M., Kirkwood, R.N, Fetters, L. (2008) Efficacy of ankle-foot orthoses on gait of children with cerebral palsy: A systematic review of the literature, Pediatric Physical Therapy, 20, 207-223.
- Fetters, L. & Huang, H. (2007) Motor Development and Preferred Sleep, Play and Feeding Positions in Very Low Birth-Weight Infants with and without White Matter Disorder and Full Term Infants. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 11, 807-813.
- Fetters, L. & Ellis, T (2006) A Perception-Action Framework for Physical Therapy for Persons with Neurologic Dysfunction: The Use of Therapeutic Affordances and Unitless Ratio. J Neurologic Physical Therapy, 30, 142-147.
- Keane-Miller, D., Ellis, T. & Fetters, L. (2005) Stroke Rehabilitation Outcomes: Acute Rehabilitation Facilities Versus Skilled Nursing Facilities. Physical Therapy, 85, 67-76.
- Fetters, L., Figueiredo, E.M., Keane-Miller, D., McSweeney, D. Tsao, C.C. (2004) Critically Appraised Topics. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 16, 19-21.
- Fonseca, S.T., Holt, K.G., Fetters, L. & Saltzman, E. (2004) The Utilization of Dynamic Resources in Spastic Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy: Relationship to Kinematics, Energetics and Asymmetries. Physical Therapy, 84, 344-356.
- Tronick, E.Z. & Fetters, L. (2004) Similar and Functionally Typical Kinematic Reaching Parameters in 7 and 15 Month Old In Utero Cocaine Exposed and Unexposed Infants. Developmental Psychobiology, 44,168-175.
- Fetters, L., Chen, Y.P., Jonsdottir, J. & Tronick, E.Z. (2004) Kicking Coordination Captures Differences Between Full-Term and Premature Infants with White Matter Disorder. Human Movement Science, 22, 729-748.