Clinical Assistant Professor Physical Therapy
B.S., Misericordia University
M.S., Misericordia University
D.P.T., Misericordia University
NSCA Certified Conditioning Specialist
APTA Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy Specialist
Professionally, Dr. Walko has practiced physical therapy in acute care, inpatient rehab, home health, and outpatient settings (Holy Spirit Healthcare System and Guthrie Healthcare System) with a concentration in treating patients in intensive care units. One of only nine Pennsylvania physical therapists with APTA certification in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy, Dr. Walko teaches exercise science, cardiovascular-pulmonary physical therapy, clinical examination, and pharmacology in rehabilitation. His research interests include long-term exercise program compliance following hospitalization, exercise prescription for patients in the ICU, and optimizing instruction of cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy to future clinicians.
Walko, M. (2016, January 19). Recent advances in physical therapy for patients in the intensive care unit. Presentation at the
Southcentral Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa.