Amber R. Ferrand, PT, DPT

Amber R. Ferrand, PT, DPT
Amber R. Ferrand, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Originally of San Antonio TX, Amber Ferrand PT, DPT graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio with her Bachelors of Science in Mathematics.

Realizing her life journey, Dr. Ferrand graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word, inaugural class, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program; where she was involved in many extracurricular functions and volunteer opportunities. Dr. Ferrand was the head of the Professional Student Leadership Committee at the UIW PT program, an active member of the Sigma Alpha Pi- National Society of Leadership and Success, and was the local winner and national presenter for the Clarion Interprofessional Case Competition 2 years in a row. Dr. Ferrand was awarded a spot as a student research poster co-presenter at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting in 2014. Nominated by colleagues and faculty, crediting her academic success, vast extracurricular record, and professional membership involvement, Dr. Ferrand was awarded the APTA National Mary McMillian Scholarship Award 2015.

Dr. Ferrand permanently resides in Corpus Christi with her husband Daniel and their son.

Board Certification:

  • National Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
  • Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners: Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.

Education:

  • University of the Incarnate Word – Doctor of Physical Therapy 2015
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio – Bachelors of Science Mathematics 2006

Areas of Interest and Continuing Education:

  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist: Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy 2018
  • Certified Clinical Instructor: Texas Consortium for Physical Therapy Clinical Education 2019

Societies and Membership:

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • APTA Section Member: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary, Orthopaedics, Sports Physical Therapy
  • Texas Physical Therapy Association
  • Sigma Alpha Pi- National Society of Leadership and Success
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Research:

Predicting a first year student’s clinical success in a Problem Based Learning Doctor of Physical Therapy program based on learning style, personality type and didactic classroom scores.

2014 APTA CSM National Conference Poster Co-Presenter/Co-Author:
Using learning styles and personality types to predict success of first year students’ didactic scores from a problem-based learning (PBL) DPT program. ( A pilot study )