University of Wisconsin-Madison is considered one of the premier research
institutions in the country, and the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is
proud to contribute to this reputation. Faculty
within the DPT Program conduct research on a variety of topics, and their work
spans from basic science to applied clinical research. Faculty are well-respected in their research
and clinical fields, and give numerous presentations nationwide and internationally. Students not only have the opportunity to
learn from accomplished clinicians, but from individuals who are striving to
expand the knowledge base of physical therapy, health, and science in general.
An important component of the DPT curriculum
is the research track. Students receive
instruction in research design and statistics germane to rehabilitation
medicine, and become good “consumers” of published research through a review of
articles relevant to physical therapy practice. They also have the opportunity to work with research mentors within or
external to the DPT Program. Many
students co-author journal publications and present research findings at
national and state meetings.
Please visit our individual faculty pages to learn more about specific research projects. See below for a list of our active projects.
- Establishing an alternative spring break service learning project in La Ceiba, Honduras.
- Submitting a grant proposal to form a partnership between DPT and Biomedical Engineering students for developing rehabilitation equipment to bring to Honduras.