Aileen Ledingham, PT, MS, PhD Completes the Doctoral Program
Congratulations to Aileen Ledingham, PT, MS, PhD who became the third doctoral fellow to complete ENACT’s training program curriculum and be awarded her doctorate in Rehabilitation Sciences.
Dr. Ledingham began her doctoral studies after years of clinical experience in physical therapy working with patients across the age spectrum. Her experience as a practitioner and practice manager both domestically and internationally gives her a unique perspective within the field of rheumatological rehabilitation.
Her dissertation, titled “Promoting Exercise Adherence among Adults with Knee Osteoarthritis: A New Look”, consisted of two studies nested in the BOOST clinical trial on exercise adherence among people with knee osteoarthritis. One study looked at fear of movement and the second explored subjects’ perspectives on performance of strength training exercises, use of telephone technology, and adherence to exercise. She hopes that her findings will lead to new information for practicing clinicians to support their patients with knee osteoarthritis to adhere to exercise habits.
We look forward to Dr. Ledingham’s contributions to the field in years to come. Congratulations Aileen!