Julie Fineman, PT, EdD
Director of Clinical Education, Clinical Assistant Professor
Julie is the Director of Clinical Education and a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Marist Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Prior to joining Marist, Julie worked in the field of adult neurologic rehabilitation with a specialty in the area of traumatic spinal cord and brain injuries as well as treatment for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. She has served on faculty at Stony Brook University, New York Medical College, and Dominican College Physical Therapy programs. Dr. Fineman received her BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Delaware and her MA, EdM, and EdD degrees in Motor Learning & Control from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a certified and licensed Physical Therapist in the state of NY. Her current research projects are in the area of executive function and motor performance in people with Parkinson’s disease.
EdD, Motor Learning & Control, Teachers College Columbia University, 2020
EdM, Motor Learning & Control, Teachers College Columbia University, 1998
MA, Motor Learning & Control, Teachers College Columbia University, 1996
BS, Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, 1986
Research Interests / Areas of Focus
Motor Learning & Control/ Parkinson’s Disease/ Dual Task / Self-Efficacy and Exercise Engagement
Fineman, J. (2020). Dual task performance and prioritization in Parkinson’s disease and healthy elderly individuals: Analysis of a novel assessment with increasing complexity (Publication No. 11026) [Doctoral Dissertation, Teachers College, Columbia University]. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing.
Fineman, J., McIssac, T.L., Kaminski, T., Busse, M., and Quinn, L. (2020)) Dual Task Performance and Prioritization in Parkinson’s Disease: Comparison of Seated vs. Upright Task. Journal of Neurological Physical Therapy, 44(1) pg.109.
Fineman, J., McIssac, T.L., Kaminski, T., Busse, M., and Quinn, L. (2019) Dual task performance and prioritization in Parkinson’s disease: A pilot/feasibility study using a novel assessment with increasing complexity (n=4). Journal of Neurological Physical Therapy, 43(1) p. 71.
Fineman, J. & Quinn, L. (2016). Standardized Outcome Measures. In Quinn, L. & Gordon, J. (Eds.), Documentation for Rehabilitation: A Guide to Clinical Decision Making 3rd, Ed. (28-34). Missouri: Saunders/Elsevier.
Hung, Y.C., Kaminski, T., Fineman J.B., Monroe, J.M., and Gentile, A.M. (2008). Learning a Multi-Joint Throwing Task: A Morphometric Analysis of Skill Development. Experimental Brain Research, 191, 197-208.
Fineman, J. Mind, Mood and Motion: Exercise for Brain Health. Invited presentation. Parkinson’s Foundation. October 9, 2020
Fineman, J. Physical Activity Coaching in Parkinson’s Disease: A Virtual Conference for Health Care Professionals. Clinical Case Scenarios. Teachers College Columbia University Program. June 26, 2020
Fineman, J., Clinch, S., Busse, M. and Quinn, L. Dual Task Performance and Prioritization in Parkinson’s Disease and Elderly Individuals: Analysis of a Novel Assessment with Increasing Complexity. Poster Presentation. Teachers College, Columbia University. Date: April 26, 2018.
Quinn, L. and Fineman, J. Defensible Documentation: A Framework for Physical Therapy Documentation. Presented as an e-learning course.
APTA Learning Center.
Date: February 6, 2018, Alexandria, VA.
Fineman, J. Cognitive-Motor Interference and Dual Task Assessment in Parkinson ’s disease. Teachers College, Columbia University
Date: November 16, 2017
Fineman, J. Student Assessment/Enhancing Student Professional Behavior. In Transitioning from Clinic to Classroom Workshop. Marist College
Date: September 30, 2017