James R. Brennan PT, Ph.D.
Office: 214 Ricketts
University of Massachusetts
Ph.D Sept. 2006
Ohio State University
Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Physical Therapy
September 1976 - August 1977
Ohio State University
M.A. in Adaptive Physical Education
September 1975 - August 1976
B.S. in Physical Education
September 1971 - May 1975
Outpatient orthopedics, general physical therapy practice
PTY 506 Biomechanics
PTY 610 Health , Culture and Society
PTY 723 Medical Imaging
Disability Studies, intersection of disability/violence/spirituality, Holocaust Studies
Brennan, J. Chronic Pain and Working Women in Berkshire County, VDM Verlag Publisher, Saarbrucken, Germany 2008.
Brennan, J. "Chronic Pain and Working Women in Berkshire County: Towards a Critical Physical Therapy". PhD dissertation, UMASS, Amherst 20. 2006.
Brennan, J. "Theology of Disability: Attitudes toward Clergy with Mobility Impairments; A Photo Elicitation presented at the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Spirituality, Theology and Health, Duke.
Brennan, J. "Critical Physical Therapy" September 2009 Society for Medical Anthropology Conference
Brennan, J. "Women with Chronic Pain as Time Travelers" June 2009 Society for Disabilities Studies.
Brennan, J. "Chronic Pain as Critique of Western/Biomedicine" July 2007 Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology
Brennan, J. "Women with Chronic Pain; the Intersection of Biology and Culture", Platform paper the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National conference (2007).
Brennan, J. "The cultural construction of Disability, Platform paper The Siena College Conference on Diversity (2004).
Brennan, J. "How chronic pain becomes psychologized by Physical Therapy, Paper presentation at the Society for Disability Studies (2004)
Brennan, J., A. Fergus, M. Petruzzi, S. Haggarty "Spirituality and Healing in the Islamic Faith, Poster presentation at NYAPTA (2003) conference was cancelled).
Brennan, J. "How the categories of chronic pain became reified by The hierarchy of rehabilitation professionals" Paper presented The Society for Disability Studies (2003).
Non-Peer Reviewed Presentations
Brennan, J. Key note speaker, Episcopal Diocese Western Massachusetts "Movement, Mindfulness, Theology, May 2009
Brennan, J. "Imaging for CVA", Presentation at Berkshire Medical Center (2007).
Brennan, J. Neuroradiology. Program at St. Peter’s Hospital (Rehab. Dept) (2006)
Presentation Humor and Healing to Community Health Care Professionals, Lenox, Ma
Key Note Address at Phi Theta Kappa, NYS Regional Honors Institute
Jan. 2003, Complementary Health Care RPI, Troy, N.Y.
Presentation on Qualitative Health Research to NYS Chapter of APTA
Oct. 2002, Qualitative Health Research
American Physical Therapy Association
American Anthropological Association
Society for Disability Studies
SGS curriculum committee