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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Enrollment for Advanced Movement System Impairment Syndromes (Upper Quarter) is full. Email the Program in Physical Therapy to add your name to the waitlist.

Washington University in St. Louis was selected as one of the best physical therapy programs in the country by US News & World Report

Catherine Lang accepted an invitation to serve as the chairperson of the Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Sciences Study Section, Center for Scientific Review for a two-year term. Dr. Lang will lead a committee of 11 researchers from across the country to evaluate applications pertaining to the biological mechanisms and therapeutics of impaired physical functioning, as well as exercise and physical manipulation as rehabilitation strategies as they relate to the musculoskeletal system.