Michelle Sawtelle became a full-time instructor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program in 2014. Prior to full-time status, she was a contributing faculty member within the neuromuscular sequence and worked PRN on an inpatient rehabilitation unit in Austin. Sawtelle became a Board Certified Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy in 2012 and is currently in pursuit of her PhD in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University.
Throughout her career she has worked in the inpatient rehab, outpatient, home health, SNF, acute care, and academic settings with primary focus on stroke and spinal cord injury rehab. She has been privileged to have been a therapist at The Methodist Hospital in the Houston Texas Medical Center and to have assisted in establishing a neurological day program in Topeka, Kansas.
Sawtelle is part of the neuro faculty teaching Neuromuscular II, assisting in Neuromuscular III, and also teaching Modalities and Integumentary.