Becca Jordre

Becca Jordre

Associate Professor

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Lee Medicine & Science Hall 314

Phone: (605) 658-6370

Email: Becca.Jordre@usd.edu

Bio:

I have been with USD in the Department of Physical Therapy since 2008. Prior to my time here I worked in northern Minnesota in a rural general outpatient setting and in central Minnesota managing and practicing in a rural rehab department.


Teaching Interests:

I am board certified in geriatric physical therapy and direct our Geriatric Physical Therapy course as well as contributing to multiple courses where components of aging are relevant. I direct content related to basic patient/client management and differential diagnosis in the first year of study and provide an introduction to women's health content to our second year students. I enjoy being involved in patient simulations and service-learning opportunities.


Research Interests:

The focus of my research is healthy aging. I work with the National Senior Games Association to screen and analyze the physical function of their athletes (all over age 50). These athletes and their achievements inspire me every day!


Education:

  • DPT, Physical Therapy, Duke University, 2002
  • BS, Psychology, University of South Dakota, 1999

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult (CEEAA), American Physical Therapy Association
  • Physical Therapist, Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Athletic Trainer Board
  • CPR/SED for the Professional Rescuer/Healthcare Provider, American Red Cross
  • Emergency Response, American Red Cross
  • Geriatric Certified Specialist (GCS), American Physical Therapy Association
  • Physical Therapist, Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy
  • Physical Therapist, South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners
  • Certified-MDT, McKenzie Institute

Grants:

  • Medical Student Research Program, Sanford School of Medicine. (2015 - 2015)
  • Developing the Senior Athlete Fitness Exam (S.A.F.E.) for National Senior Games Athletes. Grant Role: Principal. (2014 - 2014)
  • Smart Home Technology Facilitates Telehealth & Independence, USD Governor's Technology Funds. Grant Role: Supporting. (2012 - 2013)
  • Senior Athlete Screening, Center for Teaching and Learning. Grant Role: Principal. (2011 - 2011)
  • Use of video eyewear to promote self-awareness and reflective perspective-taking following patient care learning scenarios, USD Health Affairs Medical Informatics Committee. (2015)
  • National Senior Games Screening, The University of South Dakota Center for Academic Engagement. Grant Role: Supporting. (2013)

Publications:

Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Jordre, Becca. Are Your Athletes Safe? The Senior Fitness Exam (SAFE). GeriNotes, 2016.
  • Bly, JoNell, and Jordre, Becca. Improve Visibility, 18-21. Vol. 13, Iss. 1. Dimens Dent Hyg, 2015.
  • Jordre, Becca, Schweinle, William, Beacom, Katie, Graphenteen, V, and Ladwig, Adam. The five times sit to stand test in athletic older adults., 47-50. Vol. 36, Iss. 1. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy., 2013.
  • Jordre, Becca, Schweinle, William, Beacom, Kate, Graphenteen, Vashti, and Ladwig, Adam. The Five Times Sit to Stand Test in Senior Athletes, 47-50. Vol. 36, Iss. 1. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, 2013. (DOI: 10.1519/JPT.0b013e31826317b5.)
  • Jordre, Becca, and Schweinle, William. Fitness Screening for Senior Games Athletes. San Diego, CA: Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2013.
  • Seefeldt, Teresa, Mort, Jane, Brockevelt, Barbara, Giger, Jarod T., Jordre, Becca, Lawler, Michael J., Nilson, Wade, Svien, Lana, and . A Pilot Study of Interprofessional Case Discussions for Health Professions Students Using the Virtual World Second Life.. Edited by Robin M. Zavod, PhD, 224-231. Vol. 4. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 2012. (DOI: 10.1016/j.cptl.2012.05.007)
  • Jordre, Becca, and Bly, JoNell. Protect your Musculoskeletal Health. Edited by Kristen Pratt Machado, 33-34. Vol. 10, Iss. 1. Santa Ana, CA: Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, 2012.
  • Bardoshi, Gerta, Jordre, Becca, Schweinle, William, and Wollersheim-Shervey, Sarah. Understanding Exercise Practices and Depression, Anxiety, and Stress in Senior Games Athletes: A Mixed Methods Exploration, 63-71. Vol. 32, Iss. 1. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation . (DOI: 10.1097/TGR.0000000000000092)
  • Jordre, Becca, and Schweinle, William. Fall History and Associated Physical Performance Measures in Competitive Senior Athletes. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation.
  • Bardhoshi, Gerta, Jordre, Becca, and Schweinle, William. Understanding Exercise Practices and Depression, Anxiety and Stress In Senior Games Athletes. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation.
  • Schweinle, William, and Jordre, Becca. A Problem with Single-Item Measures in Research, 40-41. Vol. 25, Iss. 3. JPAE.
  • Jordre, Becca, and Schweinle, William. Comparing Resisted Hip Rotation to Pelvic Floor Muscle Training in Women with Stress Urinary Incontinence, a Pilot Study, 81-89. Vol. 28, Iss. 2. J Women's Health Phys Ther.
  • Jordre, Becca, and Bly, JoNell. Preventing Pain with the Right Operator Stool. Edited by Jill Rethman, RDH, BA. Santa Ana, CA: Dimensions of Dental Hygiene.

Awards and Honors:

  • Outstanding Faculty Award for Research Achievement, USD School of Health Sciences, 2015
  • Geriatric Certified Specialist, American Physical Therapy Association, 2010
  • 2010 National Healthcare Career Network (NHCN) Scholarship, NHCN, 2010

Presentations:

  • Berg-Poppe, Patti, Lund, Robin, Stephenson, Christine, Jordre, Becca, Minnaert, Alissa, Rausch, Emily. Quality of Life for Pediatric Patients with Daytime Urinary Incontinence. Presented at the 2016 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Anaheim, CA. (February 20, 2016)
  • Jordre, Becca, Schweinle, William, Bosma, Matthew, Caitlin, Vance, Kevin, O'Neil. Gait Speed and Chronic Disease in Senior Athletes. Presented at the Combined Sections Meeting, Annaheim, CA. (February 19, 2016)
  • Zimney, Kory, Jordre, Becca, Inglis, Lisa, Peterson, Alexandria, Way, Adam, Richey, Jillissa, Ebke, Whitney. Utilization of Sensory Discrimination Training for Improving Balance and Function in an Older Adult: A Case Report. Presented at the Combined Sections Meeting, Anaheim, CA. (February 18, 2016)
  • Jordre, Becca. Research Update. Presented at the The National Senior Games Annual Meeting, Birmingham, AL. (January 28, 2016)
  • Jordre, Becca. Injury Prevention and Treatment for the Senior Athlete. Presented at the Minnesota Physical Therapy Association Spring Conference, Minneapolis, MN. (April 26, 2015)
  • Jordre, Becca. Screening Senior Athletes with the Senior Athlete Fitness Exam. Presented at the Minnesota Physical Therapy Association Spring Conference, Minneapolis, MN. (April 25, 2015)
  • Jordre, Becca, Schweinle, William, Kopriva, Ian, Carlson, Joshua, McMahon, Megan. Forward Head Posture and Shoulder Flexibility in Senior Athletes. Presented at the Combined Sections Meeting, Indianapolis, IN. (February 2015)
  • Jordre, Becca, Schweinle, William, Berentschot, Becky, Aiken, Tessa, LeMaster, Nathan. Grip Strength in Senior Athletes. Presented at the Combined Sections Meeting, Indianapolis, IN. (February 2015)
  • Jordre, Becca. Research Update. Presented at the The National Senior Games Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM. (January 25, 2015)
  • Jordre, Becca. Presented at the Department Faculty Scholarship Form. (January 2015)
  • Jordre, Becca. Research Update. Presented at the The National Senior Games Association Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. (April 12, 2014)
  • Jordre, Becca, Schweinle, William, Cross, Pat, Kasuske, Nicole, Oetjin, Sarah, Braun, Miranda, . Predicting Falls in Senior Athletes. Presented at the Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. (February 2014)
  • Jordre, Becca, Schweinle, William, Cross, Pat, Sobotka, Nicole, Hunhoff, Lindsey, Olson, Christine. Screening for Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Senior Athletes. Presented at the Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. (February 2014)
  • Jordre, Becca, Schweinle, William, Ladwig, Beacom, Graphenteen. Senior Games Athletes Using SAFE. A New Opportunity for Community Involvement.. Presented at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association. San Diego, CA, January 21, 2013. . (January 29, 2013)
  • Jordre, Becca, Schweinle, William, Ladwig, Adam, Graphenteen, Vashti, Beacom, Kate. Fitness Screening for Senior Games Athletes. Presented at the Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA. (January 23, 2013)
  • Schweinle, William, Jordre, Becca, Rasmussen, J, Woodruff, E, Liming, N. RESISTED HIP ROTATION VERSUS PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLE TRAINING IN THE TREATMENT OF FEMALE STRESS URINARY INCONTINENCE, A RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL.. Presented at the American Physical Therapy Association Conference, Chicago ,IL. (February 8, 2012)
  • Jordre, Becca. Evaluation and Treatment of a Geriatric Population.
  • Jordre, Becca, Schweinle, Amy, Paszik, J., Bures, J., Mettler, P.. Restorative care: current trends and the involvement of physical therapists. Presented at the American Physical Therapy Association. (2011)