Abby Wilson, PT

Brooks/UF-PHHP Research Collaboration Scholar

Abby is a physical therapist and PhD Candidate in the Rehabilitation Science program at the University of Florida under the mentorship of Dr. Joel Bialosky. Abby graduated from Mercer University with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and has clinical experience in the outpatient orthopedic and acute care areas. During her graduate training, she has personally assisted with several clinical research projects that have resulted in dissemination of researching findings at national conferences and peer-reviewed manuscripts. In addition, her work has been funded with a Promotion of Doctoral Studies I Scholarship from the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research. Abby is passionate about finding innovative solutions for physical therapist management of musculoskeletal pain and her current research focuses on identifying pain phenotypes of patients receiving physical therapy for low back pain. As a part of the Brooks-PHHP Research Collaboration, she has had the opportunity to research a mechanistic based approach, collaborate with clinicians, and receive outstanding mentorship from her PhD advisor who is a Research Scientist in the collaboration.

Focus Areas

Abby has knowledge and experience with the following area:

  • Musculoskeletal pain (low back pain)
  • Quantitative sensory testing

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