Instructor, Medical Center
Coordinator of Alumni Engagement
Dr. Canizares is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy who returned to Duke DPT in July 2012. She is a double Duke alumnus who has been active in the Duke Alumni Association, including being selected as one of the first young alumni representatives to the Duke Alumni Association Board of Directors. She currently serves on the Duke Alumni Advisory Council. She helped start the Duke Pre-Physical Therapy Association and does both pre-physical therapy and pre-major academic advising for Duke undergraduates. An active member and leader of the Performing Arts Special Interest Group of the American Physical Therapy Association, she has worked with several professional Broadway and dance companies. She is also an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology.
DPT, Duke University, 2007
AB in Biological Anthropology & Anatomy, Duke University, 2004
Duke Student Health in the Department of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy of Duke Health; sports medicine; orthopedics; dance medicine, with outreach services to the Duke Dance Department, Duke Performances, Carolina Performances, and the Durham Performing Arts Center; founder of the Duke Dancer Wellness Clinic.
Dr. Canizares has presented numerous times at the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science Annual Conference. Her presentations have included an interdisciplinary case study of a dancer with hip-spine pain, posters describing the results of surveys and intake forms given to dancers regarding their attitudes about health care and beliefs about injury prevention, and a platform on factors influencing prediction of injuries at a walk-in clinic during a summer dance intensive. She has reviewed manuscripts for the Journal of Dance Medicine &Science, Medical Problems of Performing Artists, and Sports Health.
Fulton J, Burgi C, Canizares R, Sheets C, Butler, RJ. Injuries presenting to a walk-in Clinic at a summer dance intensive program: A three-year retrospective data analysis. Journal of Dance Medicine & Science, Volume 18, Number 3, September 2014, pp. 131-135(5).
Forever Duke Award, 2012
Performing Arts Special Interest Group Vice-President, Orthopedic Section, APTA
Duke Physical Therapy Alumni Association Alumni Advisory Council
WunderGlo Foundation Advisory Board
The program has determined that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in all states, the District of Colombia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands secondary to its accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, based on the following: CAPTE accreditation of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant program satisfies state educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Thus, students graduating from CAPTE-accredited physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, refer to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website at www.fsbpt.org. The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Duke University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 919-681-4380 or email email@example.com.