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Francesca Swan, MPT
Freelance Medical Writer

About Francesca Swan, MPT

Francesca is a practicing clinician and freelance science writer. She earned a BA in English Literature from McGill University, and a Master of Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Pennsylvania-Hahnemann University.

Her goal as a clinician is to effectively address injury, pain and physical impairments, and to return patients to optimal functioning. Outside of the clinic, she strives to expand the scope of her writing and to have an active voice in the healthcare policy conversation.

Francesca's professional affiliations include:

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) 
  • American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)
  • Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS)

Articles Written by Francesca Swan, MPT

Spine-Related Disability: Understanding the Global Burden of Disease Studies

Understanding the global burden of spine-related disability was the focus of a recent presentation by Nicola V. Hawkinson, DNP, RN, RNFA at the 2nd Annual Spine 10 x 25 Summit.

Keys to Understanding Spine-Related Disability

Robert Barth, PhD, discusses three sets of key references he believes critical to changing our understanding of spine-related disability.

Role of Workers’ Compensation Data in Spinal Disability

Technology Update: Keith Rosenblum spoke about the unique role workers’ compensation data may play stemming from the rising tide of spinal disability costs worldwide.

Psychosocial Risk Factors for Extended Disability

Why do some people recover from an acute musculoskeletal injury, while others transition out of the acute injury phase in the opposite direction—toward chronic disability?

Innovative Biomarker Tool for Chronic Pain Assessment

The Neurophysiologic Pain Profile (NP3), combined with other standard technology and tools, provides unprecedented data that lets patients and physicians know what is necessary for each individual.

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