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Robert W . Sandstrom, PT, PhD

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Robert Sandstrom

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School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Faculty
Faculty - Pharmacy, OT, PT
BOYN - Boyne

Robert W . Sandstrom, PT, PhD

Professor

Dr. Sandstrom is a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and a Faculty Associate in the Center for Health Policy and Ethics and Center for Health Services Research and Patient Safety.  He served as Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy from 2002- 2010.  He is the lead author of Health Services:  Policy and Systems for Therapists, now in its third edition.  He has served nationally in positions with the Health Policy Section of APTA, Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy and the Academic Administrators Special Interest Group of the Education Section, APTA.  From 2000-  2010, he served on the Nebraska State Board of Health (five years as secretary).  He currently serves as a technical review consultant on health professions’ scope of practice issues to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. 
 
 

Research Focus

Health services related to physical and occupational therapy

Department

Physical Therapy

Position

Professor

Books

  • Elsevier
    Sandstrom R. Peripheral Neuropathies in Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences. Elsevier, 10/21/14 doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-801238-3.05223-5 2014
  • Elsevier
    Sandstrom R. Meningitis in Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences. Elsevier, 10/21/14. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-801238-3.05140-0 2014
  • Pearson Health Sciences
    Sandstrom R, Lohman H, Bramble JD. (2013). Health Services: Policy and Systems for Therapists, 3rd Ed. Upper Saddle River NJ, Pearson Health Sciences, 256 pp. 2013

Articles

  • Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Increased utilization of ambulatory occupational therapy and physical therapy after Medicaid expansion.   2019
  • Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Improved Access to Ambulatory Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy After Medicaid Expansion 2018
  • Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
    Disparities in access to outpatient rehabilitation therapy for African Americans with arthritis.
    doi:10.1007/s40615-016-0263-7, p. NA 2016
  • Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics
    Sandstrom R, Schmaltz A. (2015) Need factors associated with the intensity of outpatient therapy in the Medicare population. Phys Ther Occup Ther Ger 33 (3): 233- 249.
    33(3), p. 233-249 2015
  • Physical Therapy
    Sandstrom, Robert W., Lehman, Jedd, Hahn, Lee, Ballard, Andrew Structure of the Physical Therapy Benefit in a Typical Blue Cross Blue Shield Preferred Provider Organization Plan Available in the Individual Insurance Market in 2011
    93, p. 1342-1350 2013
  • Physical Therapy
    Sandstrom R, Ballard A, Hahn L, Lehman J. (2013) Structure of the physical therapy benefit in a typical Blue Cross Blue Shield preferred provider organization plan available in the individual insurance market in 2011. Physical Therapy 91: 1342- 1350.
    91, p. 1342-1350 2013
  • Physical Therapy Journal
    Sandstrom R. (2013) Trends in utilization and costs of office- based physical therapy and occupational therapy in the United States, 1999- 2008 HPA PTJ- PAL 13(1): J1- J6.
    13(1), p. J1-J6 2013
  • Sandstrom R, Lohman H, Bramble J. (2013). Companion website to Health Services: Policy and Systems for Therapists, 3rd edition. 2013
  • Physical Therapy
    Sandstrom, Robert Invited Commentary
    87, p. 1194-1196 2007
  • Physical Therapy
    Sandstrom, R. Commentary on 'use of demographic and quantitative admissions data ...'
    87, p. 1194-6; discussion 1197-8 2007
  • Journal of Allied Health
    Sandstrom, R. Malpractice by physical therapists: descriptive analysis of reports in the National Practitioner Data Bank public use data file, 1991-2004
    36, p. 201-208 2007
  • Physical Therapy
    Sandstrom, R. W. The meanings of autonomy for physical therapy
    87, p. 98-106 2007
  • Journal of inorganic biochemistry
    Shara, Michael, Kincaid, Anthony E., Limpach, Aimee L., Sandstrom, Robert, Barrett, Laura, Norton, Neil, Bramble, J. D., Yasmin, Taharat, Tran, Janet, Chatterjee, Archana, Bagchi, Manashi, Bagchi, Debasis Long-term safety evaluation of a novel oxygen-coordinated niacin-bound chromium (III) complex
    101, p. 1059-1069 2007
  • Health Policy Resource
    Sandstrom, R. Consumer directed health plans: the next generation of employer sponsored health insurance
    2, p. 6 2002
  • Neurorehabilitation and neural repair
    Mokler, P. J., Sandstrom, R., Griffin, M., Farris, L., Jones, C. Predicting discharge destination for patients with severe motor stroke: Important functional tasks
    14, p. 181-185 2000
  • J Allied Health
    Utilization of Ambulatory Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy by the United States Population, 2009- 2013
    46(4), p. 225- 231

Presentations

  • Sandstrom R, Schmaltz A. (2015) The relationship of perceived health status and functional limitations to the intensity of outpatient physical therapy and occupational therapy in the Medicare population. Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association, Indianapolis IN, February 2015 (Poster presentation) 2015
  • Sandstrom R, Gorman I. (2015) Improving Access to Physical Therapy: Meeting the Needs of the Newly Insured. Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association, Indianapolis IN, February 2015 (Educational Session) 2015
  • Anatomical Dissection of the Knee, CUSAPTA Continuing Education Course, Half Day, January 2015 2015
  • Sandstrom R, Acierno J, Parsow D. (2014) Social identity and scope of practice reviews in Nebraska. Center for Health Ethics and Policy Roundtable. September 25. 2014
  • Gorman I, Kuperstein J, Sandstrom R, Moore J. (2014) Health Policy 102: Fundamentals of Reimbursement Post ACA. Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association, Las Vegas NV, February 2014 (Educational Session) 2014
  • Sandstrom R, Gorman I, Kuperstein J, Moore J. (2014) Health Policy 101: Fundamentals of Policy and Advocacy Post ACA. Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association, Las Vegas NV, February 2014 (Educational Session) 2014
  • Schmaltz A, Sandstrom R. (2014) The relationship of perceived health status and functional limitations to the intensity of outpatient physical therapy and occupational therapy in the Medicare population. Poster presentation at the 2014 St. Alberts Day. 2014
  • Bruns, A., Sandstrom R. (2013) Disparities in the utilization of office- based occupational therapy and physical therapy services in the United States, 2009. Center for Health Policy and Ethics Roundtable, March 21, 2013. Poster project also presented at 2013 St. Alberts Day. 2013
  • Gorman I, Sandstrom R, Zeigler S (2013) Health care reform and professional autonomy: The good, the bad and the opportunities. Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association, San Diego CA January 2013 (Educational Session) 2013
  • Gorman I, Sandstrom R, Zeigler S (2013) Health care reform and professional autonomy: The good, the bad and the opportunities. Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association, San Diego CA January 2013 (Educational Session) 2011
  • Ballard A, Hahn L, Lehman J, R. Sandstrom (2012) Coverage of ambulatory PT services by a major national health insurance company. Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association. Chicago IL February 2011 [Poster] Poster also presented at 2012 St. Alberts Day poster session. 2011
  • Sandstrom R. (2012) Predisposing factors associated with amount of ambulatory PT/ OT received by the adult U.S. population in 2008. Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association. Chicago IL February 2011 [Poster] 2011
  • Sandstrom R. (2011) Utilization Characteristics of Office- Based Chiropractic and Physical/ Occupational Therapy in the United States, 2003- 2008 Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association. New Orleans LA February 2011 [Poster] 2011

Awards

  • Margaret Kohli Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Physical Therapy Profession
    University of Wisconsin Program in Physical Therapy
  • Educator of the Year, Creighton University Department of Physical
    Class of 2013
  • Academic Development and Technology eFellows program

Consulting

  • Surgical Assistant Technical Review Committee
    Division of Public Health, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
    2015 - 2015
  • Radiologist Assistant Technical Review Committee Member
    Division of Public Health, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
    2014 - 2014
  • Optometry Scope of Practice Technical Review Committee Member
    Division of Public Health, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
    2013 - 2013
  • Member, Technical Review Committee pool
    Division of Public Health, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
    2012 - 2012
  • Advance Item Writer
    Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
    2009 - 2011