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Contact Information

Academic School

School of Science


Allied Health 213




Francine Sage-King PT, DPT

Clinical Assistant Professor


Francine is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Fran is originally from Michigan and initially started her career as an athletic trainer after receiving her BS in Kinesiology from Michigan State University. Relocating to New York, Francine eventually went on to receive her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Columbia University. Following graduation, she began working as a physical therapist at Helen Hayes Hospital focusing on treating adults with neurological impairments in both the inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation settings. When not at work, Fran enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.


DPT, Physical Therapy, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY, NY
BS, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Research Interests/Areas of Focus

Rehabilitation post Brain Injury/Biomechanics/DPT Learning Environment

Selected Publications

Chiarello, C., Zellers, J., Sage-King, F. (2012) Predictors of Inter-recti Distance in Cadavers. Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy, 36(3), 125-130

Selected Presentations

Benefits of Physical Activity: Lessons Learned from a Pandemic. Presenter at Brain Injury Association of New York (BIANYS) Annual Conference, Virtual Format, 6/10/21.

CPGs and TBIs: What to Know as a Physical Therapist. Presenter at Brain Injury Association of New York (BIANYS) Annual Conference, Virtual Format, 10/16/20.

Bridging the Knowledge between Physical Therapy and Social Work. Platform presenter at Educational Leadership Conference (ELC), Bellevue, WA, 10/20/19.

Characteristics of Effective Instructors for Student Engagement. Presenter at Faculty Development: Transitioning from Clinic to Classroom, Catskill District/NYPTA, Poughkeepsie, NY, 10/1/17.

Predictors of Inter-recti Distance in Cadavers. Platform presenter at Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), New Orleans, LA, 2011.