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Shana Harrington, PT, PhD

Assistant Professor

Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences
University of North Florida


Phone: (402) 280.4598

Lead Mentor

S. George, PhD

Research Area

Improving quality of life, function and pain in cancer survivors

  • 1998 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill BA Exercise and Sport Science
  • 2000 University of St. Augustine MPT Physical Therapy
  • 2009 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill PhD Human Movement Science


Research Funding

Creighton University Dr. George Haddix President's Faculty Research Fund 3/2015 - 2/2017 Measurement of Pectoralis Minor Muscle Length in Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer: Reliability, Validity and Clinical Application. Goal: This study will examine the reliability and validity of the Palpation Meter when measuring pectoralis minor length in women diagnosed with breast cancer and to determine if there are side to side differences in pectoralis minor length when comparing the affected versus unaffected side and if these differences are associated with decreased upper extremity function and/or quality of life. Role: Principle Investigator

Nebraska Physical Therapy Association George Blanton Research Grant. 03/15-02/16 Physical Therapy Student Immersion with Injured Military Veterans through Sport Role: Principal Investigator

UNF Transformational Learning Opportunity Grant: 2014-2015 Physical Therapy Student Immersion with Injured Military Veterans through Sport Role: Co-Principal Investigator

American Cancer Society Chris DiMarco Institutional Grant 2013 A Longitudinal Investigation of Physical and Psychosocial Quality of Life in Early Stage Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Intra-Operative Radiation (Intrabeam) Compared to Whole Breast Radiation Treatment. Role: Co-Principal Investigator

UNF Transformational Learning Opportunity Grant 2013-2015 Physical Therapy Student Immersion with Injured Military Veterans through Sport Role: Co-Principal Investigator

K12-HD055929 (Ottenbacher, PI). 05/11-08/14 National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NICHD), National Institutes of Health Rehabilitation Research Career Development Program. Goal: Recruit and train physical and occupational therapy faculty scholars in rehabilitation research to prepare them for successful independent research careers. Role: Scholar

Publications (past 5 years)

Harrington S, Lee J, Colon G, Alappattu M. Oncology Section EDGE Task Force on Prostate Cancer: A Systematic Review of Outcome Measures for Health-Related Quality of Life. Rehabilitation oncology. 2016;34(1):27-35. PMCID: PMC4851243

Stout NL, Harrington SE, Pfalzer LA, Fisher MI. Breast Cancer Rehabilitation. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. 2015;31(4):258-272.

Harrington SE, Miale S, Ebaugh D. Breast Cancer EDGE Task Force Outcomes: Clinical Measures of Quality of Life. Rehabilitation Oncology. 2015;33(1):5-15. PMCID: PMC4206948

Tate, A, Harrington, SE, Bunness, M, Murray S, Trout C, Meisel C. Investigation of In-Water and Dry Land Training Programs for Competitive Swimmers in the United States. J Sport Rehabil. 2015 Nov;24(4):353- 62. doi: 10-1123/jsr.2014-0205.

Livingston B, Lundy M, Harrington S. Physical therapy students' perceptions of team-based learning in gross anatomy using the team-based learning student assessment instrument. J Educ Eval Health Prof. 2014 Jan 18;11:1. doi: 10.3352/jeehp.2014.11.1. PMCID: PMC3977364

Harrington S, Gilchrist L, Sander A. Oncology Section Taskforce on Breast Cancer Outcomes: Clinical Measures of Pain. Rehabilitation Oncology. 2014;32(1):13-21. PMCID: PMC4206948

Harrington S, Michener LA, Kendig T, Miale S, George SZ. Patient-Reported Upper Extremity Outcome Measures Utilized in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2014:95(1):153-162. DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2013.07.022.

Harrington S, Meisel CE, Tate AR. A Cross Sectional Study Examining Shoulder Pain and Disability in Division I Female Swimmers. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 2014:23(1):65-75. DOI: 10.1123/JSR.2012- 0123. PMCID: PMC4146617

Harrington S, Padua D, Battaglini C, Michener LA. Upper Extremity Strength and Eange of Motion and Their Relationship to Function in Breast Cancer Survivors. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. 2013:29(7):513- 520. DOI: 0.3109/09593985.2012.757683

Miale, S, Harrington S, Kendig, T. Oncology Section Taskforce on Breast Cancer Outcomes: Clinical Measures of Upper Extremity Function. Rehabilitation Oncology. 2013;31(1):27-34.

Cole AK, McGrath ML, Harrington S, Padua DA, Rucinski TJ, Prentice WE. Scapular Bracing and Alteration of Posture and Muscle Activity in Overhead Athletes With Poor Posture. Journal of Athletic Training. 2013;48(1):12-24. DOI: 10.4085/1062-6050-48.1.13 PMCID: PMC3554027

Rondeau MW, Padua DA, Thigpen CA, Harrington S. Precision and Validity of a Clinical Method for Pectoral Minor Length Assessment in Overhead-Throwing Athletes. Athletic Training and Sports Health Care. 2012;4(2):67-72. DOI: 10.3928/19425864-20110630-01

Harrington S, Padua D, Battaglini C, Michener L, Giuliani C, Myers J, Groff D. Comparison of Shoulder Flexibility, Strength, and Function Between Breast Cancer Survivors and Healthy Participants. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 2011;5(2):167-174. DOI: 10.1007/s11764-010-0168-0.

Complete List of Published Work in MyBibliography

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