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Marylou Barnes Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Barnes has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the fields of physical therapy, education and administration

    PEACHTREE CITY, GA, July 24, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Marylou Barnes with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Barnes celebrated many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Having led an impressive career as a physical therapist, educator and administrator for close to four decades, Dr. Barnes earned the distinguished title of a professor emerita of George State University in 1995. She had contributed for over 15 years on campus as a professor and the department chairperson of physical therapy. Previously, Dr. Barnes held academic appointments at West Virginia University, where she held initially found success as a professor and founding director of the physical therapy program.

In addition to her many years in the classroom, Dr. Barnes accumulated nearly a decade of clinical expertise. In 1958, she was hired by the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center in Fishersville, Virginia, where she worked as a staff physical therapist before her promotion to the directorship of clinical education. Simultaneously, she worked at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where she served as the chief of physical therapy between 1958 and 1959. Among her other roles, Dr. Barnes excelled on the advisory board for the Perry Institute in Strafford, Pennsylvania, from 1993 until 1995.

Well-regarded for her contributions to the field, Dr. Barnes likewise earned acclaim as a successful author. She, with her long-time partner Dr. Carolyn Crutchfield, published several textbooks, including "The Neurophysiological Basis of Patient Treatment" in 1972, which was shortly thereafter expanded into three volumes. They also wrote "The Patient at Home: A Manual of Exercise Programs, Self-Help Devices and Home Care Procedures" in 1972, with a second edition arriving in 1984, and "Motor Control and Motor Learning in Rehabilitation" in 1992 and 1995. Likewise, Dr. Barnes penned numerous articles to various peer reviewed journals over the course of her career. She co-edited the first ever attempt to cover the entire profusion as a whole in "Physical Therapy", published by Lippincott in 1989.

Prior to embarking upon her professional journey, Dr. Barnes pursued an education at Madison College, where she received a Bachelor of Science in 1952, and subsequently became certified in physical therapy via the Medical College of Virginia in 1957. She later studied at James Madison University, earning a Master of Art in 1968, and at West Virginia University, from which she attained a Doctor of Education in 1975.

Active as a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) for many years, Dr. Barnes, acknowledged as a leader's leader, served in various capacities, including as a past president of the neurology section, a member of the task force on professional development and the task force on clinical education, and as the former chairperson of the continuing education board. For three years she served on the APTA Program Committee planning the Annual Conference. In 1988 she co-chaired the joint National conference with the Canadian Physical therapy Assn. She was also recognized for her contributions to the Association with the Lucy Blair Service Award in 1988, the Mary McMillan Lecture Award in 1992 (the Association's highest honor), the Leadership in Education Award in 1995 and the Service Award from the neurology section in 1998. Additionally, in 1993, the neurology section of the APTA established the Marylou Barnes Adopt-a-Doc scholarship in her honor. She was named a Catherine Worthingham Fellow in 1994.

Celebrated for her expertise, Dr. Barnes received several other awards and recognitions, including The Marylou Barnes Graduation Lecture, which was established by West Virginia University. She also received a Barbara While Lecture Award from the University of Florida, a James Madison University Distinguished Alumni Award and received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Indianapolis. A celebrated Marquis listee, Dr. Barnes has been showcased in nearly 20 editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in the World and Who's Who of American Women.

Passionate about volunteerism, Dr. Barnes served the Goodwill Industries Book Center in Atlanta between 1995 and 2005. She also provided her expertise to the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996. Dr. Barnes passed away 2015 at the age of 85. Lauded for her compassion and intelligence, she is survived by her partner and her two children.

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