Jill Thein-Nissenbaum, PT, DSc, SCS, ATC

Jill Thein-Nissenbaum, PT, DSc, SCS, ATC

Associate Professor
1300 University Avenue
Room 5195 Medical Sciences Center
Madison, WI 53706-1532
(608) 263-6354

Education and Certification

  • Bachelor of Science - Physical Education
    Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 1989
  • Master of Physical Therapy
    University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1993
  • Doctor of Science (DSc)
    Rocky Mountain University of Health Profession, Provo, UT, 2010
  • Sports Certified Specialist (SCS)
    American Board of Physical Therapy Specialities
  • Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)
    National Athletic Trainer's Association

Teaching Responsibilities

  • PT 676: Musculoskeletal Dysfunction: Examination, Diagnosis, and Management I
  • PT 677: Musculoskeletal Dysfunction: Examination, Diagnosis, and Management II

Clinical Interests

Dr. Thein-Nissenbaum's specific areas of clinical interest include extremity orthopedics and sports-related injuries and rehabilitation. In addition, a sub-population of interest for her is the female athlete, particularly the adolescent female athlete.
Currently, Dr.Thein-Nissenbaum's clinical appointment is in the McClain Athletic Training Room, working with athletes from the 23 sports team at the University of Wisconsin. She collaborates with the licensed athletic trainers, physicians and other professionals to provide optimal rehabilitation and return to sport for the collegiate athlete.

Professional and Service Activities

  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Aquatic PT and International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
  • Read for Credit Coordinator, the Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy
  • Member, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Member, National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA)
  • Professional presentations on the female athlete, female athlete triad syndrome, anterior cruciate ligament,aquatic physical therap, and adolescent bone health.

Research Interests and Scholarly Activities

Dr. Thein-Nissenbaum's research interest is in sport epidemiology, specifically with an interest in the female (adolescent) athlete. Her dissertation focused on determining the prevalence of components of the Female Athlete Triad in the high school population.
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