Dr. Swanick joined the faculty at FGCU in July of 2003 and currently serves as an instructor in the Physical Therapy Program. She is originally from upstate New York where she was actively engaged in orthopedic clinical practice while teaching in the Physical therapy program at the Sage Colleges in Troy, New York. She received her BS in Physical Therapy and Biology from Russell Sage College and her MS in Community Health Education. She completed her DPT in 2005. Her primary areas of clinical practice have included acute care, outpatient private practice, and home care. She received her Board certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist from the ABPTS in 2003.