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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Program Events and Courses

Explore lectures, seminars and other learning opportunities and events offered by the Program in Physical Therapy.


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Dr. Paula Ludewig will present the Dr. Shirley Sahrmann Lectureship:  Crossroads and Transformation:Maximizing Opportunity of Shoulder Movement System Diagnoses on Friday, September 30.  Following her presentation, stay for the Movement Science Research Center Open House.   RSVP here.

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.