Faculty Scholarship: Dr. Matthew Walko

Dr. Walko


Matthew Walko
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.

Dr. Walko's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2016 Celebration

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.