Eydie Kendall

Associate Professor
Phone: (603) 535-2895
Office: Health & Human Enrichment, Samuel Read Hall, MSC 68, Plymouth, NH 03264

Dr. Kendall joined the faculty at Plymouth State University in the fall of 2017. She has over 15 years of experience in post-secondary education, including Physical Therapy (both at the DPT and PTA level), Education, and other healthcare professional programs. She also has over 30 years of experience in clinical practice as a licensed physical therapist, in a variety of practice settings and with a variety of patient populations. Her most recent clinical focus is in pediatrics and she was a certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist. She was also a Certified Adapted Physical Educator, Advanced Certified Clinical Instructor and has completed Level 1 training in Hippotherapy.

Dr. Kendall received her BS in Physical Therapy from California State University Long Beach, in 1989, her MS in Zoology (Developmental Neurophysiology) from University of Idaho in 1993, and a PhD in Education (Adult Education & Organizational Learning) in 2009, also from University of Idaho. She has taught courses in patient management (pediatric and neurologic), genetics for healthcare, pathophysiology, kinesiology/biomechanics, research in healthcare, anatomy/physiology, neuroanatomy, learning styles, instructional strategies, and basic biology.

Her clinical interest is in wellness for the pediatric patient. This involves both meeting the fitness needs of children with physical challenges as well as movement assessment for children who are typically developing but overweight/obese. Her current research interests focus around outcome measures and scope of practice guidelines for extreme obesity, engagement of children in physical activities, organizational approach to wellness, and physical therapy role in motivational and lifestyle intervention. She also has an educational research interest in content delivery methods, experiential learning, and organization of pediatric material.

Dr. Kendall is very involved with the professional association. She has been a member of the APTA since 1987. She is a member of the board for the NH APTA, and has spearheaded the journal club for the chapter. She has served as the Chapter Research Liaison and Pediatric Section Representative for the Idaho Chapter. She is also involved in the Academy of Pediatrics, participated in the Pediatrics Education Summit II, was a writer/facilitator for the Team Based Learning session at the Annual Conference, was the chair for the Task Force on Pediatric Content Delivery for the Academic and Clinical Educator’s Special Interest Group, and is part of the team investigating Experiential Learning in Pediatric PT Delivery. She has participated in many pro bono opportunities in pediatric physical therapy including Funfitness with Special Olympics, screening programs for Headstart and Shriner’s, and served on the board of directors for a municipal Specialized Needs Recreation program. She is a member of the therapy team for Uryadi’s Village, an orphanage for children with disabilities in Soddo, Ethipoia.

She also has extensive experience in volunteer work within the community at large. She has developed a number of children’s fitness events, programs, and camps, focused around outdoor and multi-sport activities. She founded and served as CEO of a 501(c)3, to support those entities. She served as the race director for a major marathon running event and served on the Mayor’s advisory committee for events as part of a human rights focus. Personal activities include: whitewater rafting, triathlon, snowboarding, SCUBA, sweep rowing, outrigger paddling, and hiking with her dog, Bouncer.

Selected Recent Publications, Presentations and Other Scholarly & Creative Works

Wynarczuk KD, Gagnon K, Schreiber J, Rapport MJ, LaForme Fiss A, Kendall E. Experiential learning in pediatric physical therapist education: Challenges and facilitators. Accepted for publication July 14, 2021. Pediatric Physical Therapy Journal.

Kendall EA, Streagle K, Helbert T. Individualized rating scales of engagement during group motor activities for children with multiple and severe disabilities: A case series. Accepted for publication October 27, 2020 for Spring 2022. Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals (JAASEP).

LaForme Fiss A, Rapport MJ, Gagnon K, Wynarczuk K, Kendall E, Schreiber J. Experiential learning in pediatric physical therapy education: Faculty and student perception. Pediatric Physical Therapy Journal. 2021:33(3);171-179.

Schreiber J, Gagnon K, Kendall E, LaForme Fiss A, Rapport MJ, Wynarczuk K. Development of a grading rubric to assess learning in pediatric physical therapy education. Pediatric Physical Therapy Journal. 2020:32(1);70-79.

Kendall E, Coker C. New strategy for IEP and PT goal development: Integrating ICF model, ABCD method, motor learning theory and national P.E. Goals. Education session presentation at APPTAC, Anaheim, CA. November 15, 2019.

Kendall, EA. Pediatric obesity and PT in the schools: What is our role? Educational session presentation at Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Annual Conference, American Physical Therapy Association, Chattanooga, TN. November 10, 2018.

Kendall E, James D, Lammers J, Odeh C. Pediatric Content Delivery: The how, when, and who of current teaching in DPT programs. Educational session presentation at Educational Leadership Conference, Education Section, American Physical Therapy Association, Jacksonville, FL. October 12, 2018.

Kendall EA. Trends in attitudes and practices patterns of physical therapists in addressing childhood obesity in schools. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2018: 30(1);40-48.

Kendall E, Cahan C. Commentary on “Effect of Segmental Trunk Control on Posture and Reaching in Children with Cerebral Palsy”. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2016;28(3):293.

Kendall EA, Cleveley CB, Allan I. Creation of a virtual physical therapy clinic and pediatric patients for the purposes of instruction in observational gait analysis. Presentation at: Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association; February 18, 2016; Anaheim, CA.

Kendall E, Roylance J, Murray K, Vail B, Labrum D, Schwarze K. Mobility for two children with lower extremity functional deficits using a toy car with adaptations fabricated via a 3D printer and modelled after adult vehicle hand controls. Presented as part of the Clinical Practice Forum at: Section of Pediatrics Annual Conference, American Physical Therapy Association; November 12, 2016; Keystone, Co.

Koroyan K, Godfrey C, Kendall E. Concomitant radial and ulnar midshaft fractures of a young gymnast: Physical therapy treatment and management for return to sport. Pediatr Phys Ther. [abstract serial online]. 2016;28(4):E10.