Angela Shierk, Ph.D., O.T.R
Research Occupational TherapistAngela Shierk, Ph.D., O.T.R., graduated with a masters in occupational therapy from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and a Ph.D. in occupational therapy from Texas Woman’s University. She has worked as an occupational therapist in pediatric settings including outpatient clinics, inpatient rehabilitation, and public schools. She is currently an assistant professor at Texas Woman’s University in the Department of Occupational Therapy, and a research occupational therapist at Scottish Rite for Children. Her research focuses on improving upper limb function using a variety of modalities for children with cerebral palsy. Specifically, the research explores the effectiveness of constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT) with and without the use of virtual reality, therapy following botulinum toxin injections, and the effectiveness of home programs.