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Megan Donaldson

Associate Professor, Physical Therapy

B.S., MS D'Youville College; Ph.D., Noca Southeastern University; FAAOMPT

Walsh University
A Catholic University of Distinction
2020 East Maple Street
North Canton, Ohio44720
United States


Petersen, S., Cook, C., Donaldson, M., Hassen, A., Ellis, A., & Learman, K. (2015). The effect of manual therapy with augmentative exercises for neck pain: A randomised clinical trial. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy.

Donaldson MB, Averell K. History Taking in Patients with Low Back and Non-specific Lower Extremity Pain. Chapter 4 -Fernández de las Peñas et al. Manual Therapy for Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes of the Upper and Lower Quadrants: An Evidence and Clinical-Informed Approach. 2015.

Donaldson MB. “Home Exercise Prescription and Adherence: Does it really impact outcomes?” Ohio Physical Therapy Association. Education Session. Columbus, Ohio. April 2015.

Shultz, S., Averell, K., Eickelman, A., Sanker, H., & Donaldson, M. (2014). Diagnostic accuracy of self-report and subjective history in the diagnosis of low back pain with non-specific lower extremity symptoms: A systematic review. Manual Therapy, 18-27.

Cook, C., Lawrence, J., Michalak, K., Dhiraprasiddhi, S., Donaldson, M., Petersen, S., & Learman, K. (2014). Is there preliminary value to a within- and/or between-session change for determining short-term outcomes of manual therapy on mechanical neck pain? Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, 173-180.

Learman, K., Showalter, C., O'halloran, B., Donaldson, M., & Cook, C. (2014). No Differences in Outcomes in People with Low Back Pain Who Met the Clinical Prediction Rule for Lumbar Spine Manipulation When a Pragmatic Non-thrust Manipulation Was Used as the Comparator. Physiotherapy Canada, 359-366.

Zronek, M., Sanker, H., Newcomb, J., & Donaldson, M. (2013). The influence of home exercise programs for patients with non-specific or specific neck pain: A systematic review of the literature. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy.

Donaldson, M., Learman, K., O’Halloran, B., Showalter, C., & Cook, C. (2013). The Role of Patients' Expectation of Appropriate Initial Manual Therapy Treatment in Outcomes for Patients With Low Back Pain. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 276-283.

Sara Haines, Tricia Baker, Donaldson MB. Development of a Physical Performance Assessment Instrument for Patients Who Sustained a Lower Extremity Injury in Preparation for Return to Sport: A Delphi Study. IJSPT. 2013; 8(1):44-53.

Racicki, S., Gerwin, S., Diclaudio, S., Reinmann, S., & Donaldson, M. (2013). Conservative physical therapy management for the treatment of cervicogenic headache: A systematic review. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, 113-124.

Cook, C., Bragg, M., Congeni, J., Donaldson, MB., Peiffer J. Association of Goutallier Classification Findings and Presence of Fat Content in the Multifidi with Delayed Recovery during Physical Therapy in Adolescents with Spondylolysis. Physiother Pract Res. 2012.

Hardwick, D., Tierney, D., Fein, C., Reinmann, S., & Donaldson, M. (2012). Outcomes of strengthening approaches in the treatment of low-grade spondylolisthesis. Physical Therapy Reviews, 284-291.


Donaldson MB. “Home Exercise Prescription and Adherence: Does it really impact outcomes?” Ohio Physical Therapy Association. Education Session. Columbus, Ohio. April 2015.

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