Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy

321 Scrimshaw Health Sciences Hall, Troy Campus
[email protected]


Transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy, The Sage Colleges, 2010

M.S., Physical Therapy, Clinical Specialty in Neurology, MGH Institute of Health Professionals, 1998

B.S., Physical Therapy, University of Vermont, 1994


Neurological Clinical Specialist, Board-certified through American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, re-certified

Vestibular Rehabilitation, Miami University, Miami, FL.


The Sage Colleges- Sage Graduate School, Troy, NY
Capstone: ‘A Case Report: Use of hippo-therapy in the physical therapy management of an individual with Parkinson’s disease’ Advisor: Gail Stern, PhD, PT, NCS

Greenlock Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc., Rehoboth, MA Lead investigator- The effect of hippo-therapy in the pediatric population with the use of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory

MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA Thesis: ‘Postural control during arm movement in healthy subjects and subjects with cerebellar dysfunction’ Advisor: Kathleen Gill-Body, DPT, MS, NCS

Mass General Hospital Bio-motion Laboratory, Boston, MA Research Assistant, Part-time Kinematics and kinetic data collection and analysis of gait and balance parameters in healthy subjects, subjects with cerebellar and vestibular dysfunction, and elderly subjects Principal Investigator: David Krebs, PT, DPT, PhD

University of Vermont, Anatomy and Neurobiology Department, Burlington, VT Research Assistant, Work Study Data collection and basic analysis for the publication: Henry SM, Held JM, Viejte BP, Wells, J. The role of somatosensory information in a closed motor task. Exp Neurol. 1995;131(2):251-65 Principal Investigator: Sharon Henry, PT, PhD, ATC


Minahan, CA. Exercise is Medicine. Pittsfield Community Television, Pittsfield, MA, 2014

Minahan, CA. Fall Prevention. Community presentation at local church, Pittsfield, MA , 2008

Minahan, CA. Vestibular Rehabilitation. Family Practice Associates, Pittsfield, MA, 2007, 2013

Minahan, CA. Bracing for the Neurological Patient, Annual Stroke/Head Injury Conference, Boston, MA, 1995

Professional Organizations

American Physical Therapy Association (Active), Neurology section- Vestibular Special Interest Group; Education Section- Academic Special Interest Group American Hippo-therapy Association 2004-2006 North American Riding for the Handicapped 2004-2006


Volunteer Troop Leader, Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts, 2009-2012 Volunteer, Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome, 2009