Michelle Bradshaw

Michelle Bradshaw

Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy
Faculty, Graduate Study in Occupational Therapy
Faculty, School of Health Sciences and Human Performance

Specialty:Adults with Physical Disabilities; Complementary Health Approaches and Integrative Health in Occupational Therapy Education
Phone:(607) 274-3160
Office:205 Smiddy Hall
Ithaca, NY 14850

Dr. Bradshaw brings rich clinical experiences as both an occupational therapist and chiropractor to the classroom. She earned her BS in occupational therapy from Boston University and her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College. Dr. Bradshaw considers herself a generalist who is able to work with most any occupational therapy client in most any practice setting. Prior to enter academia, she most recently worked with adults in various hospital settings.

Dr. Bradshaw is passionate about ensuring students develop the knowledge, skills, and professionalism needed to be intellectually engaged and competent occupational therapy practitioners.  She teaches courses focusing on the human body as a system, clinical application of occupational therapy with adult populations, diversity, and research.

Dr. Bradshaw’s primary research topic relates to various aspects of occupational therapy education and complementary health approaches and integrative health (CHAIH), formerly known as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Her scholarly work begins to describe possible obstacles to including CHAIH in occupational therapy education and how CHAIH is currently being included in occupational therapy education.  Dr. Bradshaw's work highlights the need for inclusion of CHAIH content in occupational therapy education in an evolving healthcare environment that is more inclusive of complementary health approaches.

Dr. Bradshaw grew up in Seneca Falls, NY and has been enjoying both ends of Cayuga Lake most of her life. When off campus, you will find her enjoying a great meal on the Commons, hiking area trails that lead to waterfalls, kayaking on the lake, or playing in the snow. 

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