Sarah (Sally) Westcott McCoy, P.T., Ph.D., F.A.P.T.A.

Sarah (Sally) Westcott McCoy, P.T., Ph.D., F.A.P.T.A.

Sarah Westcott McCoy is a physical therapist and UW Professor Emeritus in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. Currently she is the Head of the Division of Physical Therapy.

Teaching Interests

Dr. McCoy teaches within courses in pediatric physical therapy, measurement theory, and administration, and mentors students in research and clinical projects within the DPT program. Within the PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences program she teaches a global rehabilitation seminar and serves on Dissertation Committees.

Clinical Interests

Dr. McCoy's clinical interest is the physical therapy management of children with developmental disabilities across the life span.

Research Interests

Her research interests include: 1) development of measurements for postural and motor control dysfunction; 2) evaluation of the effectiveness of specific motor learning interventions utilizing technology and gaming devices for children with developmental coordination disorder and cerebral palsy; 3) developing longitudinal data for impairments, health and participation and determining best service models for children with cerebral palsy.




Physical Therapy, Pediatrics, Rehabilitation Medicine

Selected Publications