Continuing Education

Our mission is to facilitate the pursuit of professional excellence and innovative practice by providing the highest quality clinical, academic and evidence-based educational programs to our clinical instructors and physical therapists to meet the health and wellness needs of the communities in which they work.

Upcoming Event

Exercise Prescription in Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Exercise Training Considerations for People with Pulmonary Disease
Dec. 2, 2015, 6-8 p.m.

Cost: Free
Location: Hoover 105
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Kim E. Eppen, PT, PhD, is a licensed practicing Physical Therapist with over 21 years of experience. She has devoted the past 19 years to specializing in Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy, more specifically, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, at a large Midwestern University Hospital. (University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics).

She is considered a Clinical Specialist in the area. Kim is also an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science in the College of Medicine at the University of Iowa with primary involvement in the Cardiopulmonary Therapeutics and Differential Diagnosis courses.

Dr. Eppen routinely serves as a Clinical Supervisor for undergraduate students in the Department of Health and Human Physiology, Clinical Exercise Physiology graduate students, and as a Clinical Instructor for Doctoral students in Physical Therapy from various academic institutions. Kim is also a routine presenter at courses and meetings at the local and national level.

Research Symposium
Dec. 3, 2015, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free
Location: Roberts Center 117
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Please join us for our 2nd annual Physical Therapy Student and Faculty Rehabilitation Research Symposium. Our third-year students will be presenting on various research topics (please see flyer for titles of research projects) and we would love to have you attend.

Evidence-Based Practice for the Clinician
May 13 & 14, 2016

Continuing Education Course - BOC Approved EBP Provider  View Flyer

(10 continuing education contact hours)

Online Registration Coming Soon

Cost: $200, which includes course handouts, snacks and box lunch
Location: Physical Therapy Building, Room 201

Jeff HouckJeff Houck, PT, PhD, will provide a continuing education seminar, “Evidence-Based Practice for the Clinician.” Dr. Houck received his BS in physical therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University and a PhD in physical therapy from the University of Iowa. He has taught research methods and EBP in various settings for 15 years. Dr. Houck has been extensively published with both public (NIH) and private funding. Currently, he is the acting director of research in the Department of Physical Therapy at George Fox University.

Please contact Brianna Provoast at 503-554-2451 or if you have any questions regarding physical therapy continuing education events.

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Recent Event

Hamstring Strain Injuries: Recommendations for Rehabilitation and Injury Reduction
Featuring Bryan Heiderscheit, PT, PhD

Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 

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Bryan Heiderscheit

Bryan Heiderscheit, PT, PhD, will provide a presentation explaining a series of studies, using a combination of human motion analysis and biomechanical modeling. He will also discuss a clinical trial, comparing the influence of two rehabilitation programs on specific neuromuscular factors that contribute to re-injury risk for hamstrings. 

Dr. Heiderscheit is a professor in the Departments of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the director of the Runners’ Clinic through the UW Sports Medicine Center; director of Badger Athletic Performance Research for UW Athletics; and co-director of the UW Neuromuscular Biomechanics Laboratory. Dr. Heiderscheit’s research is aimed at understanding and enhancing the clinical management of orthopedic conditions, with particular focus on running-related injuries. He is an associate editor for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy and an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, serving on the Executive Committee of the Sports Physical Therapy Section and founding chair of the running special interest group.

 Video recording of Bryan Heidsercheit's presentation

Please contact Brianna Provoast at 503-554-2451 or if you have any questions regarding physical therapy continuing education events.