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Meredith Ellen Drench

Meredith Ellen Drench, physical therapist, educator, writer, consultant. License therapist, Massachusetts. Recipient Special Recognition award, Boston University, Sargent College Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, 2002.


  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, Boston University, 1972. Master of Education in Rehabilitation Administration, Northeastern University, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy in Behavioral Rehabilitation, Union Institute, 1992.


  • Physical therapist, co-coordinator clinical education Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center, 1972-1982. Private practice physical therapist Brookline, Massachusetts, 1983. Lecturer department physical therapy Northeastern University, 1986-1988, clinical assistant professor, clinical supervisor, academy coordinator clinical education Boston, 1982-1986.

    Associate editor Guide to the Ocean State, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, 1988-1994. Director Adaptive Health Associates, Inc., since 1990. Visiting lecturer in physical therapy evaluation procedures course Northeastern University, 1981, member adjunct faculty department physical therapy, 1988-1989, 1994-1903, since 2009.

    Freelance lecturer, since 1988. Collaborative care consultant geriatric medicine program Roger Williams General Hospital, Providence, 1990. Physical therapy clinician, consultant, lecturer Hadassah-Hebrew University Hospital, Jerusalem, 1984.

    Presenter in field.

Major achievements

  • License therapist, Massachusetts.


  • Author: Clinical education manual, 1985, Sexuality and Disability, 1992, Dissertation Abstracts International, 1992, Physical Therapy Forum, 1993, International Society for Behavioral Science in Physical Therapy, 1995, Rehabilitation Nursing, 1996, Psychosocial adaptation to disability and chronic illness, 1996, Issues in Human Immunodeficiency Virus rehabilitation, 1996, Perspectives: Human Sexuality, 1998, Red Ribbons are not enough: Health caregivers' stories about AIDS, 1998, Best Practices for speaker competency, 1999, Women's Business 2, 2005. Contributor chapters to books, articles to professional journals. Author: Psychosocial Aspects of Health Care, 2003, 2007, 2012.


Judge sports competition New England Regional Wheelchair Games, 1981. Volunteer consultant community planning and health care Project Renewal, Safad, Israel, 1981, 83, 84, 85. Volunteer counselor Camp Sunshine, Casco, Maine, 1988.

Member American Physical Therapy Association, Phi Kappa Phi.
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  • 1972
    Boston University
  • 1978
    Northeastern University
  • 1992
    Union Institute
  • 1972 - 1982
    Physical therapist
  • 1982 - 1986
    lecturer, department physical therapy Northeastern University
  • 1983
    private practice, physical therapist Brookline
    Massachusetts, United States
  • 1988 - 1994
    associate, editor Guide to the Ocean State
    East Greenwich, Rhode Island, United States
  • 1990
    director, Adaptive Health Associates
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