Francine Sage-King PT, DPT
Clinical Associate 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
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
Addressing Agitation in the TBI Population: Overview and Non-Pharmacological Management. Presenter at Brain Injury Association of New York Annual Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY, 6/7/23.
R.E.S.P.E.C.T. and IPE. Poster presenter at American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2/23/23.
Engaging in Research and Teaching After the DPT: A Conversation About Career Paths. Section on Research presenter at American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 2/5/22.
Content Validity of a New Tool for Evaluating Learning Environment in Doctor of Physical Therapy Programs. Poster presenter at American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Educational Leadership Conference, Atlanta, GA, 10/24/21.
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.