On Sabbatical Spring 2013
Professor, Physical Therapy
BS, MSEd, University of Kansas, 1976, 1977
PhD, University of Maryland, 1979
BS, Physical Therapy, University of Washington, 1996
Joined Puget Sound faculty in 1998
Dr. Allen is responsible for teaching courses on anatomy, neuroscience and functional neuroanatomy, and psychological aspects of physical therapy practice. In addition to his physical therapy degree, he holds a PhD in psychophysiology, an MSEd in health education, and a BS in biology and psychology. His physical therapy practice focused on chronic pain, with emphasis on treating complex regional pain syndrome. His research centers around new treatment approaches, development, and modulating mechanisms of chronic neuropathic pain. Formerly an associate professor of psychophysiology, he is author of three textbooks on human stress and two chapters in Bonica's Management of Pain. He has made over 80 national and international research presentations at venues including the Nobel Institute for Neurophysiology, World Congress of Physical Therapy, World Pain Congress, American Pain Society, European Congress of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, AAOMPT, CSM, and APTA national conferences among others. He has published extensively in journals such as Psychophysiology, Journal of Neurological Physical Therapy, Physiotherapy, and International Journal of Sport Psychology. In 2005 he was a John Lantz Senior Research Fellow and has received the Brown-Sequard Medal for his neurovascular research from the Institut de Physiologie Nervology and from the University of Puget Sound the Dirk Andrew Phibbs Memorial Research Award and the Teaching Excellence Award.