Pamela Bosch, PT, DPT, PhD

Pamela Bosch Associate Professor
Northern Arizona University
Physical Therapy, Phoenix Campus
Phone: 602-827-2436

Professional Interests

Dr. Bosch is a neurorehabilitation and pediatric physical therapist with over thirty years of experience in the profession.  Her research interests are focused on the effectiveness of intensive neurorehabilitation, determining optimal aerobic training intensity and implementing appropriate aerobic training interventions for people with impaired walking from a stroke. Dr. Bosch is interested in the ability of these interventions to reduce comorbidities, improve function, and enhance quality of life for individuals living with the effects of stroke.


Doctor of Physical Therapy, AT Still University, 2011
Doctor of Philosophy, Exercise Physiology (Emphasis in Exercise Neuroendocrinology), Arizona State University, 2003
Master of Science, Exercise Physiology, Arizona State University, 1988
Bachelor of Science and Certificate in Physical Therapy, University of Michigan, 1983

Teaching Area/ Courses Taught

PT 545, Human Pathophysiology and Physiology
PT 582, Therapeutic Exercise
PT 603 Life Cycle II
PT 630 Cardiopulmonary Therapeutics
PT 685 Evidence Based Practice

Recent Publications/ Professional Presentations

Bosch PR, Harris JE, Wing  K. Review of Therapeutic Electrical Stimulation for Dorsiflexion Assist and Orthotic Substitution From the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Stroke Movement Interventions Subcommittee. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2014. 95:390-396.

Bosch PR, Fischer K, Smith K. Measuring Ventilatory Threshold in Adults With Stroke-Induced Hemiparesis. Poster presentation, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, February 4, 2014

Bosch PR, Nolan KJ, Wing K. Electrical Stimulation for Affected Limb Function After Stroke: Theory, Evidence, and Clinical Application.  Pre-conference Instructional Course, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, November 13, 2013.

Ward SS, McCluney N, Bosch PR. Heart Rate Response to Vinyasa Yoga in Healthy Adults. Journal of Yoga and Physical Therapy. 2013. 3:130. Doi:10.4172/2157-7595.1000139.

Bosch PR, Poloni J, Thornton A, Lynskey JV.  The Heart Rate Response to Nintendo Wii Boxing in Young Adults.  The Journal of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy. 2012. 23(2):13-18.

Wing MK, Lynskey JV, Bosch PR.  Walking Speed in Stroke Survivors:  Considerations for Clinical Practice.  Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. 2012. 28(2):113-121.

Bosch PR, Snyder AR, Scherr T, Varga M. Differences in Shoulder Muscle Activation Patterns During Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Using Manual and Theraband Resistance. Athletic Training and Sports Health Care. 2011. 3(2):69-75.

Bosch PR, Traustadottir T, Howard P, Matt KS. Functional and Physiological Effects of Yoga in Women With Rheumatoid Arthritis:  A Pilot Study. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. 2009. 15:24-31.       

Wing, K., Lynskey, J.V., Bosch, P.R. Whole-body Intensive Rehabilitation is Feasible and Effective in Chronic Stroke Survivors: A Retrospective Data Analysis.  Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. 2008. 15:247-255.    

Tompkins, J. Bosch, P.R., Chenowith, R., Tiede, J.L., Swain, J. Changes in Functional Walking Distance and Health-Related Quality of Life After Gastric Bypass Surgery. Physical Therapy Journal. 2008. 88: 928-935.