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About the Author

Sharon Fair, PT, PsyD, PhD
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Sharon Fair earned a B.S. in physical therapy from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1993. Her other degrees include a B.A. "with distinction" from the University of South Florida at St Petersburg, a M.S. in exercise and nutrition science from the City University of New York, a Psy.D. from California Central University, and a Ph.D. in education from Capella University.

Dr. Fair has been licensed and enjoyed practice in Maryland, Hawaii, and Florida. Following a year in the rehab setting, Dr. Fair began her career as a home health PT. Sharon also served as an associate professor at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences from 2000 to 2008. While there, she instructed courses in, among others, Psychological and ethical aspects of PT, Administration and management, Gerontology, Wellness, and Professional development. She also served on numerous committees, chaired the Exit Exam and University Curriculum committees, and was appointed by Stanley Paris, PT, PhD as Chair of the Wellness Task Force for the Compendium of the University of St Augustine for Health Sciences (2008).

Dr. Fair has provided numerous seminars at the local, state, national, and international levels, including two platform presentations at APTA’s Preview 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2005. She has created and presented numerous continuing education courses in topics ranging from the psychological aspects of physical therapy, complementary medicine, and home health physical therapy. In 2019, she began to offer continuing education seminars for physical therapists through the Wellness Society. 

Dr. Fair authored Wellness and Physical Therapy (1st edition), which was published in 2010 by Jones & Bartlett (Boston, MA) and subsequently incorporated into nearly 50 entry-level physical therapy programs in the USA and Canada. Wellness and Holistic Physical Therapy, 2nd edition and Wellness and Holistic Physical Therapy, 3rd edition are published by the Wellness Society, of which Dr. Fair is President and a co-founder.


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