Pamela Bosch, PT, DPT, PhD

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


Pamela Bosch, PT, DPT, PhD

Associate Professor

Phoenix Biomedical 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.

Education and Certifications

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 Physiology and Pathology

PT 582   Therapeutic Exercise

PT 603   Life Cycle II

PT 630   Cardiopulmonary Therapeutics

PT 685   Evidence Based Practice

Select Publications / Professional Presentations

Bosch PR, Holzapfel S, Traustadottir T. Feasibility of Measuring Ventilatory Threshold in Adults with Stroke-Induced Hemiparesis: Implications for Exercise Prescription. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2015. 96:1779-1784.

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.

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

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

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

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

Bosch, P.R. and C.L. Wells.  1991.  Effect of immersion on residual volume of able-bodied and spinal cord injured males.  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 23(3): 384-388.