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Joanna Behm, EdD, MS, OTR/L, COMT, CDP

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Joanna Behm, EdD, MS, OTR/L, COMT, CDP

Assistant Professor, Master of Occupational Therapy Program

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jbehm@messiah.edu

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717-796-1800, ext. 2685

Interest and areas of expertise

Adult Rehabilitation
Geriatric Rehabilitation
Parkinson’s Disease
Dysautonomia
Manual Therapy
Chronic Disease Management

Education

MS in Occupational Therapy
BS in Health and Occupation
Certified in LSVT BIG
Certified in Manual Therapy Levels 1-4 Practitioner 
 

Classes I teach

Applied Anatomy
Evidence-Based Inquiry
Research Methods and Design
Research Seminar
OT Process: Older Adult Practice
Advocacy, Policy and Practice Trends in OT

Profile

Joanna has experience in a variety of practice settings including home health, assisted livings facilities, skilled nursing facilities, inpatient rehab, and community based practice. She is LSVT BIG certified and enjoys working with the adult and geriatric population.  She has presented at several state OT conferences and a local teaching conference. Joanna comes with teaching experience at the Occupational Therapy Assistant level. In her spare time, she volunteers for the Dysautonomia Support Network as a board member. Her research interests include occupational therapy’s role in treating dysautonomia, Parkinson’s disease, and utilizing manual therapy for mobility and pain reduction.