Rachelle Studer-Byrnes

Rachelle Studer-Byrnes,

Clinical Assistant Professor & Assistant Director Of Clinical Education

Department: HP-PHYSICAL THERAPY
Business Phone: (352) 273-7255
Business Email: rstuder@phhp.ufl.edu

About Rachelle Studer-Byrnes

Rachelle Studer-Byrnes, PT, DPT,NCS received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2007. In 2012 she became an ABPTS Neurological Certified Specialist and achieved re-certification in 2022. She also served as the coordinator and mentor for three years for a neurological residency program. In 2020 she received the Clinical Excellence in Neurology, awarded by the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy, APTA. Her practice started in the inpatient rehabilitation setting with a focus of practice on the treatment of patients following stroke along with complex neurological, cardiac, and traumatic orthopedic injuries for seven years prior to transitioning to the acute care setting. She practiced in the acute care setting for six years in both the ICU and step-down units with a focus of practice on the acute management of patients post-stroke and those with neurodegenerative diseases and disorders while also practicing in the areas of cardiac, neurosurgical and post-traumatic injuries. She currently dedicates her services to the community outreach and pro-bono efforts of the Department of Physical Therapy. Her primary teaching role is within the neurological coursework and contributes to the acute care and therapeutic exercise content for the University of Florida Physical Therapy entry level doctoral curriculum. In her role on the clinical education team she enjoys providing mentorship and assistance to students as they navigate their transition into their clinical experiences, clinical curriculum and throughout the four curricular clinical experiences. Her current research interests are in the area of community wellness for those with neurologic diagnoses and clinical reasoning in entry-level physical therapy students.

Accomplishments

Clinical Excellence in Neurology
2020 · Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy, APTA

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2020-2023
PHT6817 Clinical Education 5
2020-2023
PHT6807 Clinical Education 4
2020-2024
PHT6860 Clinical Education 1
2016-2024
PHT6190C Motor/Therap Exerc 2
2016-2025
PHT6762C Neurorehabilitation 2
2019-2020
PHT6609 Evidence Base Pract 3
2016-2018,2022
PHT6168C Neurosci Phys Therapy
2018
RSD6940 Supervised Teaching
2016,2021-2023
PHT6761C Neurorehabilitation 1
2016
PHT6186C Motor/Therap Exerc 1
2015,2021-2023
PHT6302C Principles of Disease
2021-2025
PHT6811 Clinical Education 3
2022-2025
PHT6823 Clinical Education 6
2023
PHT6935C Seminar
2024
PHT6157 Pathophysiology for Physical Therapy

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified Neurologic Specialist
    American Physical Therapy Association

Publications

2015
Intensive gait intervention using partial body weight support and treadmill as an adjuvant therapy in non-ambulatory individuals with acute stroke
Physiotherapy. 101:e106-e107 [DOI] 10.1016/j.physio.2015.03.242.

Education

Doctorate of Physical Therapy
2007 · University of St. Augustine
BS Exercise and Sport Science
2003 · University of Florida

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-7255
Emails:
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100154
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
PHHP 2ND FLOOR PHYSICAL THERAPY
GAINESVILLE FL 32609