Amy Gross McMillan, PhD, PT

Amy Gross McMillan

Associate Professor

College of Allied Health Sciences
Health Sciences Building, 2410B
Greenville, NC 27834

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Professional Interest

My research interest is in the area of pediatric obesity. Work in my lab has identified differences in movement and in muscle strength in children and adolescents who are obese/overweight compared to their healthy weight peers, and we are now assessing interventions to ameliorate impairments and change movement patterns to prevent musculoskeletal damage/dysfunction. I am also interested in developing appropriate, safe physical activity plans for children and adolescents who are overweight and obese, to assist them in reaching a healthy weight. Clinically, I enjoy working in our faculty practice with children of all ages and their families, to promote age appropriate activity and participation for all.

Education History

  • Bachelor of Science Degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Physical Therapy, University of Delaware
  • Master of Science in Neuromuscular Sciences: Education and Infant Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, University of Delaware

Selected Publications

McMillan AG, Pulver AME, Williams BDS. Sagittal and frontal plane mechanics throughout the stance phase of walking in adolescents who are obese. Gait and Posture, 32(2): 263-268, 2010.

McMillan AG, Phillips KA, Collier DN, Williams DS. Frontal and Sagittal Plane Biomechanics during Drop Jump Landing in Boys Who Are Obese. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 22(1): 34-41, 2010.

Salem Y, Lovelace-Chandler V, Zabel RJ, and McMillan AG: Effects of Prolonged Standing on Gait in Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 30(1): 54-65, 2010.

McMillan A.G., Auman N.L., Collier D.N., and Williams BDS. Frontal plane lower extremity biomechanics during walking in boys who are overweight versus healthy weight. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 21: 187-193, 2009.