Advancing human health through movement

The Washington University Program in Physical Therapy will lead in advancing human health through movement, integrating interdisciplinary research, outstanding clinical care, and education of tomorrow’s leaders to drive optimization of function across the lifespan.

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The Human Movement System Approach

The Program in Physical Therapy has pioneered a unique, movement-based approach to physical therapy. The human movement system is at the core of our approach to physical therapy education, research and patient care.

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Jennifer Stith, PT, PhD, LCSW was selected to receive the 2017 WUSM Distinguished Educator Award. Congratulations!

The Program in Physical Therapy has been recently featured in Washington University School of Medicine’s Outlook Magazine for our pioneering use of movement science and the human movement system to reshape our profession.

Program in Physical Therapy alumni Maggie Bland, Becca Edgeworth, Stephanie Weyrauch and Audra Zastrow were each recently recognized with Emerging Leader Awards from the American Physical Therapy Association.

Registration for Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Low Back, Hip and Knee: Fundamental Concepts and Application will be held on January 14-16, 2017.  Register and learn more here.