College of Health and Human Sciences
I came to western North Carolina via a long path that included stops in several areas of the country before settling in Chapel Hill and completing my graduate degrees. I currently live in Waynesville with my husband and we spend as much of our free time as possible hiking, kayaking, and traveling. During basketball season you can find me cheering on the UNC Tar Heels.<br><br><b>What do you love the most about being a Catamount?<br> </b><br>I most enjoy the collaborative spirit and enjoyment of the outdoors. We are all on the same team and work to build our successes and make our region a better place to live.<br><b> </b><br><b>Experience<br> </b><br>Dr. Schrodt joined the Department of Physical Therapy in the spring of 2004, bringing her diverse clinical and academic experiences to WCU. Dr. Schrodt's clinical background focuses on neuromuscular and geriatric physical therapy across multiple settings. She further specializes in clinical and community-based balance and fall prevention programs for older adults and persons with neuromuscular conditions and continues her clinical practice in the WCU Balance and Fall Prevention Clinic. Dr. Schrodt also has advanced training in vestibular rehabilitation, stroke rehabilitation, exercise training for older adults, and clinical and community interventions for persons with Parkinson's disease.<br><br>Dr. Schrodt is an active contributor to the American Physical Therapy Association and co-chairs an advanced certification in balance and fall prevention. Regionally, she is an active member of the North Carolina Fall Prevention Coalition and the Western North Carolina Fall Prevention Coalition.
<b>Primary Teaching Responsibilities</b><br>PT 923 Neuromuscular Physical Therapy I<br>PT 924 Neuromuscular Physical Therapy II<br>PT 945 Physical Therapy for Older Adults<br>PT 899 Doctoral Project
Dr. Schrodt's research focuses on community-based models and expanding the reach of exercise programs for older adults and persons with neuromuscular conditions. She is recently received a grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation to implement curricular enhancements, community outreach, and exercise program assessment into PT education. Dr. Schrodt also collaborates with the NC Center for Health and Wellness on a federally funded grant to embed evidence-based fall prevention programs into clinical delivery systems.<br><br><b>Recent Publications, Presentations, & Grants </b><br><br>Schrodt LA (PI), Enhancing Student Learning Through Academic-Community Partnerships. Funded by Parkinson’s Foundation. $10,000. 2020-2022 (1 year no cost extension due to COVID-19).<br><br>Petrescu-Prahova M, Kohn M, Leroux B, Steinman L, Fishleder S, Pike M, Kava CM, Belza B, Schrodt L, Hannon P, Harris J. Building community-clinical linkages between physical therapists and YMCA associations to increase older adult physical activity. Clinical Trials Communications. 2019;15(Sept 100373). doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conctc.2019.100373.<br><br>Kava CM, Fishleder S, Steinman L, Petrescu-Prahova M, Schrodt L, Harris JR. Provider-Patient communication and involvement in physical activity programs among patients receiving physical therapy services: A qualitative study. J Appl Gerontol. May 2019. <a href="//doi.org/10.1177/0733464819847402">doi.org/10.1177/0733464819847402</a>.<br><br>Schrodt L, Shubert T, Sidelinker J, Hergott C, Shirley K, Rohrer B, Tripken J, Vincenzo J, Brach J, Hazan P. Evidence-based programs and your practice: A foundation for value-based care Part 3: What do I do if my community does not have access to evidence-based programs? Gerinotes 2019;26(5):28-31.<br><br>Schrodt L, Shubert T, Sidelinker J, Hergott C, Shirley K, Rohrer B, Tripken J, Vincenzo J, Brach J, Hazan P. Evidence-based programs and your practice: A foundation for value-based care. Gerinotes 2019;26(4):5-9.<br><br>Shubert T. Tripken J, Vincenzo J, Schrodt L, Brach J, Hazan P, Hergott C, Sidelinker J. What are evidence-based programs and why should I care? GeriNotes 2019;26(3): 6-8. <br><br>Shubert T, Tripken J, Vincenzo J, Sidelinker J, Schrodt L. Clinical-community connections: effective strategies for improved patient outcomes. Session presented at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association. February 2020; Denver, CO.<br><br>Schrodt L, Hudson K, Hudson D. STEADI fall risk screenings and spatial-temporal gait parameters help focus interventions in rural older adults. Poster presented at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association. February 2020; Denver, CO.<br><br>Miller N, Schrodt L, Saccone D. Using a statewide resource center to support older adults along the continuum of care. Session presented at the Aging in America Conference (American Society on Aging); April 2019; New Orleans, LA.