Cheryl Sparks

Assistant Professor

Olin Hall 346
(309) 677-4533
csparks@bradley.edu

PhD, Nova Southeastern
DPT, Saint Ambrose University
B.S., Physical Therapy from Bradley University

Biography

Dr. Cheryl Sparks, PT, DPT, OCS has been an Assistant Professor at Bradley
University in the department of Physical Therapy and Health Science since
2008.  She is currently a PhD candidate at Nova Southeastern University and
is pursuing a fellowship in orthopaedic manual physical therapy.  In her
spare time she enjoys running, reading and the opportunity to serve and care
for patients in less developed countries. Cheryl resides with her husband,
Michael, and their two weimaraners in Peoria, IL.

Dr. Cheryl Sparks, PhD, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT has been an Assistant Professor at Bradley University in the Department of Physical Therapy and Health Science since 2008. In her spare time she enjoys running, reading, and the opportunity to serve and care for patients in less developed countries. Cheryl resides with her husband, Michael, and their two weimaraners in Peoria, IL.

Teaching

Dr. Sparks' primary teaching responsibilities include musculoskeletal
examination and intervention of the spine and extremities and orthopaedic
manual therapy in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.  She also teaches
kinesiology in the undergraduate Health Science curriculum.  Research
interests include examination and intervention of the neuromusculoskeletal
system with special emphasis placed on orthopaedic manual therapy and the
use of evidence in clinical practice.

Dr. Sparks' primary teaching responsibilities include musculoskeletal examination and intervention of the spine and extremities and orthopaedic manual therapy in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.  She also teaches kinesiology in the undergraduate Health Science curriculum. Research interests include examination and intervention of the neuromusculoskeletal system with special emphasis placed on orthopaedic manual therapy and the use of evidence in clinical practice.

Service

Dr. Sparks has achieved Board Certification as an Orthopaedic Clinical
Specialist and practices at the Illinois Neurologic Institute at OSF St.
Francis in Peoria, IL.  She maintains professional membership in the
American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, the Illinois
Physical Therapy Association and the American Physical Therapy Association,
sections on Orthopaedics and Research.

Cheryl has achieved Board Certification as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists. She practices at the Illinois Neurological Institute at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. She maintains professional membership in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, the Illinois Physical Therapy Association and the American Physical Therapy Association sections on Orthopaedics and Research.