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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Where in the World is Shirley!? View her 2017 Speaking and Course Schedule Here.  

Fall MSI Advanced Course Dates Announced! Mark your calendar for September 30, October 1, 2, and 3 for the Fall 2017 Advanced MSI Course. Registration will open on July 1. 

A research study seeks participants to compare 2 types of rehabilitation to improve function & reduce hip joint pain. You may qualify if you are 15- 40 y/o & have deep hip joint or anterior groin pain. Participants will be randomly assigned to movement pattern training or standard rehabilitation (12 study visits). Up to $220 is provided & treatment is provided free of charge. Call 314-286-1478 or email for more information. 

The Program in Physical Therapy will be celebrating it’s 75th Anniversary this year! Please Save the Dates of November 10-11! More details to come. 

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.