Dr. Angela Tate

Dr. Angela Tate

Adjunct Professor of Physical Therapy (CV)

Angela R. Tate, PT, Ph.D. has been an associated faculty member of Arcadia University for 10 years. She teaches musculoskeletal content in the curriculum. Dr. Tate received a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Thomas Jefferson University, a master’s degree in physical therapy from Drexel University, and a Ph.D. in physical therapy from Temple University. She is certified in mechanical diagnosis and treatment and as an APTA Clinical Instructor. 

Dr. Tate has 25 years of clinical experience in both hospital and outpatient settings with expertise in sports and orthopedic conditions. Dr. Tate has 6 peer-reviewed publications, three of which have been published with our entry-level students. She has given scientific presentations at local and national meetings. She was the primary investigator and recipient of a grant by United States Masters Swimming Foundation to examine risk factors for shoulder pain in swimmers across the lifespan. She is lead coordinator for a 5-state multicenter trial to identify predictors of success for patients with subacromial impingement syndrome. 

Dr. Tate serves on the research committee of the PPTA and a member of the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists. She and her colleagues were the recipients of the JOSPT George J. Davies-James A. Gould Excellence in Clinical Inquiry Award for a paper published in the Journal of Orthopedic Sports Physical Therapy.

Recent Publications and Presentations

Tate A, McClure P, Kareha S, Irwin D. A new clinical test for scapular dyskinesis: Part 2 Validity. Accepted for Publication: Journal of Athletic Training, January 2009

McClure P, Tate A, Kareha S, Irwin D, Stuckey E. A new clinical test for scapular dyskinesis: Part 1 Reliability. Journal of Athletic Training, January 2009

Tate AR, McClure PW, Kareha S, Irwin D. (2008). "Effect of the Scapula Reposition Test on shoulder impingement symptoms and elevation strength in overhead athletes." Journal of Orthopedic Sports Physical Therapy;38:4-11.

Tate AR, McClure P, Mayer D, Smith J, Gerwer A, Strittmatter A,  Identification of Risk Factors for Shoulder Pain in Female High School Competitive Swimmers.  (Abstract) Journal of  Orthopedic Sports Physical Therapy 39:1 2009

McClure PW, Strittmatter A, Tate A, Relationships Between Pectoralis Minor Muscle Length, Shoulder Dominance, and Subacromial Impingement Syndrome in Overhead Athletes presented at PPTA Annual Conference Harrisburg, PA, recipient of 2008 Research Award, Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association

Kareha SM, McClure PW, Tate AR, Irwin D, Stuckey. Reliability of a clinical test to detect scapular dyskinesis and its relationship to shoulder symptoms in athletes.  Conference Proceedings, National Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta Georgia, June 2006

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