Shannon Petersen, P.T., DScPT, OCS, FAAOMPT,COMT

Associate Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Shannon Petersen, Des Moines University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Shannon Petersen, P.T., DScPT, OCS, FAAOMPT,COMT

Associate Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

515-271-1717 (Clinic Appointment)
515-271-7082 (Fax)

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Petersen is a Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Des Moines University. She is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties) and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. Her interests include orthopaedic manual therapy, treatment of patients with spinal pain, and headaches.

Area of Expertise
  • Orthopaedic spine care, manual therapy, low back pain, neck pain, headaches
  • Clinical Practice (practice setting) orthopedic outpatient – Des Moines University PT Clinic
Professional Organizations, Committees and Boards
  • American Physical Therapy Association
    • Orthopaedic Section
  • Iowa Physical Therapy Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists
Service
  • Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy
    • Senior Deputy Editor
  • World Confederation of Physiotherapy
    • Database of Volunteers and Experts (WCPT DOVES)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists
    • Research Committee
  • DMU Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
    • Admissions Committee
    • Research Committee
  • Des Moines University
    • Research and Grants Committee
    • Faculty Bylaws Committee

Education:
Post-Doctoral Fellowship Orthopaedic Manual Therapy- Regis University, Denver, Colorado
Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy- Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan
Master of Physical Therapy- St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa
Bachelor of Science- Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa

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