Doctor of Physical Therapy Student
Elizabeth Seewer is currently in her 2nd year of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Bellarmine University. She received her Bachelor of Arts from DePauw University in December of 2016. Through her time spent in college she has been extensively involved in research. At DePauw she completed a thesis on foostrike changes across velocities relative to maximal running velocity, followed by a poster presentation at the 2017 Midwest American College of Sports Medicine Conference. Prior to starting physical therapy school, she spent a year working under Dr. Andrea Behrman at the Pediatric NeuroRecovery Center in Louisville, KY. During that year she assisted with studies including children with spinal cord injuries, specifically with the effects of locomotor training and trunk control. She is now involved with the pediatric cerebral palsy population, conducting studies to examine interventions that will increase gait efficiency. A poster presentation has been given at the Fall Celebration of Student Research and Creativity at Bellarmine University, with hopes for publications and presentations at larger conferences in the future. Along with research, she is heavily involved with community outreach and volunteering, currently serving as a state ambassador in the role of the 2019 Kentucky Derby Festival Princess. She is also the founder of a non-profit type organization called Sweet Memories, allowing individuals with mental/physical disabilities to discover independence and ability through baking.