Alghwiri, Alia

Alghwiri, Alia

Alia Alghwiri is a physical therapist who had her Master and PhD degrees in neurological physical therapy from University of Pittsburgh in the United States. She is currently working as associate professor at the University of Jordan. Dr. Alghwiri has had many publications in the areas of vestibular disorders, multiple sclerosis (MS), stroke, diabetes mellitus (DM), International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF), knee osteoarthritis, back pain, and plantar fasciitis. Additionally, she contributed as an author in writing "balance and fall" chapter in the third edition of the "geriatric physical therapy" book and in writing “An Overview of Vestibular Rehabilitation” in the third series of “Handbook of Clinical Neurology” book.

Dr. Alghwiri has been working as the vice dean of the school of rehabilitation sciences at the University of Jordan, the president of the Jordanian Physiotherapy Society, a board member at the Jordanian Sports Medicine Federation, and a member at the World Confederation for Physiotherapy (WCPT) Congress Programme Committee (CPC) 2019.

Academically, Dr. Alghwiri has been teaching rehabilitation courses for 8 years. Clinically, she has been working on treating patients with neurological disorders. In community service, she has lunched many initiatives to serve people with disability and improve community awareness.