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Author Bios

Elizabeth Bloom, PT, DPT

 

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Dr. Bloom received her Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences from the University of California, Davis in 2002 and earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2012. Dr. Bloom has contributed to publication in the 4th edition of the physical therapy textbook, Therapeutic Exercise: Moving Toward Function. She is currently a Physical Therapist, Advanced Clinician specializing in the treatment of Spine and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison.

Diane D. Allen, PT, PhD

 

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Dr. Allen is a professor in the Graduate Program in Physical Therapy at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)/San Francisco State University (SFSU). She completed her bachelor’s degree and certificate in physical therapy at UCSF, a master’s degree with a neuromuscular emphasis at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, a PhD in education (emphasis on quantitative measurement and evaluation) at the University of California, Berkeley, and a postdoctoral fellowship in rehabilitation measurement at Boston University. Dr. Allen has collaborated with co-investigators and groups to publish studies and chapters related to physical therapy intervention and outcome measures. Dr. Allen received funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) for her pilot study of the Movement Ability Measure-computer adaptive test version (MAM-CAT), which compares patient perceptions of their movement abilities with clinicians’ emphases in therapy.

Carrie Hall, PT, MHS

 

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Ms. Hall received her Bachelor of Science in physical therapy from St. Louis University in 1983 and her Master of Health Science degree from Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) in 1987. She has served as a faculty member for several physical therapy programs including WUSTL, Northwestern University, and University of Washington. She is co-author/editor of Therapeutic Exercise: Moving Toward Function, 4th ed (Lippincott Williams and Wilkins). Currently, she is President, and actively engaged in clinical practice, at Movement Systems Physical Therapy, P.S. in Seattle and Mercer Island, WA, which she founded in 1995. She also serves as a Washington Delegate to the APTA House of Delegates and as a Director on the Leadership Board for the Northwest Region of the Arthritis Foundation.

Sylvia L. Czuppon, PT, DPT, OCS

 

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Dr. Czuppon received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2000, Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2002, and her clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2011, all from Washington University. She received her Certification as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2010. Her work has been published in British Journal of Sports Medicine, PM&R, Physical Therapy, and Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. Dr. Czuppon is currently an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. She divides her time between outpatient clinical practice treating musculoskeletal pain patients and teaching orthopaedic content in the professional DPT curriculum at Washington University. She has given local, state, and national presentations on lower extremity injury rehabilitation and return to sport. She also volunteers her time educating coaches, parents, athletes, and the community about youth injury prevention strategies.

Suzy L. Cornbleet, PT, DPT

 

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Dr. Cornbleet received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy degree from the University of Colorado in 1975 and both her Master of Arts in Education degree (1987) and her clinical Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy (2003) from Washington University, St Louis, MO. She is an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Orthopaedic Medicine in the Program in Physical Therapy at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. Her current clinical interests are in pediatric and adolescent hip and low back pain, as well as general outpatient orthopedics. Dr. Cornbleet serves as mentor in the clinical practice at the Washington University School of Medicine PT Clinic. She has been instrumental in the development of Washington University’s Fellowship in the Diagnosis and Management of Movement Impairment Syndromes and acts as a primary mentor.

Gregory Holtzman, PT, DPT, SCS

 

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Dr. Holtzman received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Political Science from Emory University in 1995. He received his Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2001 and his clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2007 from Washington University. He received his Certification as a Sports Clinical Specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2015. He is currently an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at Washington University in St Louis, MO, as well as the Associate Director of Clinical Practice. Dr. Holtzman maintains a clinical practice with an emphasis on the evaluation and treatment of lower back and lower extremity pain and injury. In 2011, Dr. Holtzman developed the Washington University Running Clinic and specializes in the treatment of recreational and competitive runners. While he is heavily involved in instructing entry level physical therapy students in courses related to outpatient musculoskeletal care, he has also been invited to speak both nationally and internationally on the evaluation and treatment of the injured runner.

Judy Gelber, PT, DPT

 

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Dr. Gelber is a physical therapist and educator. She spent 9 years as a faculty member at Washington University in St Louis, with a teaching and patient care emphasis on the foot and ankle and running. Dr. Gelber is currently the owner of Forward Movement Analysis & Rehabilitation, a private practice in Omaha, NE. Her clinical practice is founded on Movement System Impairment (MSI) principles. Dr. Gelber provides care to a wide-range of individuals on the movement spectrum, from postsurgical care to elite athletes, and provides continuing education on MSI principles in foot and ankle, running, and for Functional Fitness athletes. Dr. Gelber is a form collegiate soccer player, avid CrossFit athlete, yogi, and lifelong student of movement.

Lori Thein Brody, PT, PhD, SCS

 

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Dr. Brody is a professor at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, UT, and a physical therapist and athletic trainer at the University of Wisconsin Hospital Sportsmedicine and Spine Center in Madison, WI. She has taught in physical therapy education programs at Ithaca College and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Brody has lectured extensively across the country on management of orthopaedic and sports-related injuries, aquatic physical therapy, arthritis, and other connective tissue problems and musculoskeletal primary care. She has numerous articles and chapters to her credit and along with Carrie Hall, PT, MHS, she co-authored the book, Therapeutic Exercise: Moving Toward Function (Lippincott Williams and Wilkins), now in its fourth edition. She also co-edited, Aquatic Exercise for Rehabilitation and Training (Human Kinetics Publishers) with Paula Geigle, PT, PhD. She served on the Musculoskeletal Panel for Volume II of the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, and on the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice Task Force, Volume III. She served on the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, including serving as its chair. She also served on and chaired the Committee for the Credentialing of Post-Professional Clinical Residencies and Fellowships. She is the 2006 recipient of the Ron Peyton Award from the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy.

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