Stephen W. Elam, PT, DPT, GCS, OCS, CLT

Assistant Professor


  • Nova Southeastern; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
    January, 2011-present; PhD in Physical Therapy
    Anticipated graduation date: December 2016
  • University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences; St. Augustine, Florida
    2008-2011; DPT; graduated with Highest Honors
  • Institute of Physical Therapy; St. Augustine, Florida
    1994–1996; MPT; graduated with High Honors
  • College of St. Scholastica; Duluth, Minn.
    1990-1994; Biology Pre-med; graduated with High Honors.


Commonwealth of Virginia: PT (2305207194); 11-01-2011–present
Florida: PT (20379) 9-30-2002 – 11-30-2011
Illinois; PT (070011889) 04-19-2000 – 9-30-2002
Tennessee; PT (5136) 01-17-1997 – 10-31-2001


  • Associate Professor, Lynchburg College; Lynchburg, Virginia; July 2011-present
    Physical therapy contracting business; Palm Beach County, Florida
  • Director of the Lynchburg College Free Physical Therapy Clinic; October 2011 - present
  • Member, LCDPT Policy and Procedure Committee; July 2011 – present
  • Member, LCDPT Orthopedic Faculty Search Committee; Oct 2011–present

Courses Taught

  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Musculoskeletal I and II
  • Intro to Clinical Practice
  • Human Gross Anatomy
  • Integrated Case Application Lab
  • Two Capstone Projects
  • Applied Kinesiology

Home Health Experience

  • Co-Owner of VeHAB Rehab Company, LLC; 2008-2011.
    Physical therapy contracting business; Palm Beach County, Florida
  • Home Health Associates, Inc.; 2010–2011
    Physical Therapist; Member of Quality Assurance Team
  • Cairo Home Care, Inc., 2010–2011, Physical Therapist
  • All the Best Home Health Care, Inc. - 2010–2011; Physical Therapist
  • Outsource Therapy Group, Inc., 2010–2011; Physical Therapist
  • USA Home Health Services, Inc., 2005-2010; Physical Therapist 2005-2008, PT and PT service contract 2008-2010
  • A Plus Home Health Care; 2005–2008; Physical Therapist
  • Recovery Home Care - 2003–2009; Physical Therapist

Outpatient Physical Therapy Experience

  • White Physical Therapy, Inc. - 2002-2003; Physical Therapist
    Private Practice; Palm Beach County, Florida
    Instrumental in practice design, construction, marketing, daily operations, patient care
  • McLean County Orthopedics - 2000-2002; Physical Therapist
    Privately owned practice with surgical center; Bloomington, Illinois Developed Workman’s Compensation program, pre and post-operative
    management, orthopedics
  • Sullivan Rehabilitation Center - 1999-2000; Physical Therapist
    Wellmont Health Systems; Kingsport, Tenn. Workman’s compensation, spine, solving difficult cases
  • Laughlin Memorial Hospital - 1996-1999; Physical Therapist, Supervisor of Outpatient Physical Therapy
    Novacare; Greenville, Tenn. Workman’s compensation program, spine, general PT, difficult cases. Provided evaluation and treatment of clients in the inpatient setting.


  • “Biomechanical Analysis of Therapeutic Exercise” presented for the
    Second Annual Kinesiology Workshop for Instructors, Marquette University; May 22, 2012.
  • Applications of Instructional Multimedia in Entry Level Doctor of Physical
    Therapy Education at Lynchburg College: “An Interactive Experience,” presented Nova Southeastern University; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; March 14, 2012.

Professional Organizations

  • APTA - Member; 1994-present
  • Chair of the Membership Committee for the VPTA; April 14, 2012–present

Community Service

  • Member of the Rehab Associates of Central Virginia Orthopedic Scholarship committee; 2011–present
  • Member, Home Health Associates QA committee; 2010–2011
  • Member, Appleton Home Health Board and QA committee; 2010–2011
  • Walter State Community College Physical Therapist Assistant program admissions committee; Morristown, Tenn.; 1998-1999
  • Co-Founder of Students Against Sexual Violence – A coalition of students organized to improve awareness
  • Performed in Mock Trials to promote awareness to CSS and UMD students

Honors and Awards

  • Award for Excellence in Spine Care by Laughlin Hospital, 1998
  • Catherine E. Patla “Excellence in Manual Therapy” Award, Honorable Mention; Institute of Physical Therapy, 1996

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