Laura Covill, D.P.T., OCS, COMT

Laura Covill, Des Moines University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Laura Covill, D.P.T., OCS, COMT

515-271-1552 (Office Phone)
515-271-1714 (Fax)

Areas of Expertise

Clinical Practice Outpatient orthopedics and Pelvic Physical Therapy, MercyOne Physical Therapy South, 3310 SW 9th St., Des Moines IA. 515-244-5005
Professional Organizations, Committees and Boards
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
    • Academy of Physical Therapy Education
    • Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy
    • Women’s Health Section
Service Community:

  • Board member, Center for Social Ministry
  • Community School Physicals – provides musculoskeletal and neuromuscular screens on children 5-18 with  DMU DPT students
  • Des Moines Marathon – volunteer with DMU DPT students
  • Senior Health Fair volunteer– Des Moines University – volunteer with students


  • Reviewer, Journal of Physical Therapy Education
  • Book reviewer, Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy,


  • Academic Progress Committee DPT program, Chair
  • Ad hoc committee for Augmented and Virtual Reality

Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, Boston, Massachusetts
Masters of Health Science, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana
Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy, Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York

Iowa Physical Therapy License
Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, American Physical Therapy Association
Certified Orthopedic Manual/Manipulative Therapist, North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy
Certified Manual Physical Therapist, North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy
Myers Brigg Type Indicator certification – certified to give and interpret the MBTI
Certified Clinical Instructor, American Physical Therapy Association

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