CLAUDIA FENDERSON, PT, ED.D., PCS
Claudia B. Fenderson, PT, Ed.D., PCS is a professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Mercy College. Her career spans more than 30 years and the majority of her clinical experience has been in the area of pediatrics. She is a Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist, Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Dr. Fenderson is licensed in the state of New York. She has presented numerous lectures at the state and national level on the topics related to pediatrics, education, health literacy and domestic violence. Recently, she co-authored NeuroNotes and she has reviewed and contributed to several physical therapy texts. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, including sections in pediatrics, education, research and women’s health. Dr. Fenderson is very active in service to the profession and participates in medical mission in South America on a yearly basis.
WEN LING, PT, PH.D.
Wen Ling, PT, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Physical Therapy in the Department of New York University and the Chairperson of the Department. After obtaining her entry-level physical therapy education from National Taiwan University, Dr. Ling received her PhD in Pathokinesiology from New York University. In addition to her teaching, she currently performs research regarding such topics as evaluating gait deviations and movement changes under differing conditions (e.g. pregnant women, women carrying materials of various weights, and children with cerebral palsy). In honor of her dedication to physical therapy education and her tireless efforts to promote diversity, Dr. Ling was selected for inclusion in the 2003 Academic Keys of Who's Who in Education and received the American Physical Therapy Association's Diversity 2000 and Beyond Award.
Dr. Ling’s areas of expertise are in physical therapy examination and intervention for patients with neuromuscular disorders, clinical and advanced measurement methods for individuals with movement disorders, and research design and methods. In collaboration with her colleagues, Dr. Ling recently published the research article, Temporal relationship between trunk and thigh contributes to balance control in load carriage walking, in the journal Gait and Posture. Among many publications, she also authored the published text Neuro Notes: Clinical Pocket Guide (FA Davis, 2009), a handy pocket guide, complete with neurological examination techniques, standardized tests, differential diagnoses, medical red flags, radiological/imaging techniques, and medications for patients with common neuromuscular disorders.