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Awards and honors
- College of Health Sciences Alumni of the Year, Des Moines University
- Outstanding Teaching Award, Des Moines University
- Outstanding Volunteer, Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Council
- Annual Communication and University Service Award, Des Moines University
- Quality Service Award, Des Moines University
Dr. Bush’s research and scholarly focus has been in the areas of manual based physical therapy, and physical therapist education.
“Influence of a School Based Walking Program on Healthy Lifestyle Choices of Parents and Their Children Aged 5 – 12 years. “ – Primary Investigator. Awarded by Iowa Osteopathic Educational Fund, 2010 – $4,026.60
“Effects of an exercise program compared to a walking program on bone mineral density and balance in persons over the age of 65.” – Primary Investigator. Awarded by Iowa Osteopathic Educational Fund, 2005 – $14,129.00
Papers and Abstracts Published in Referred Journals
Canby C, Bush T. Humanities in gross anatomy project: A novel humanistic learning at Des Moines University. Anatomical Sciences Education, 2009.
Canby C, Bush T. Humanities in gross anatomy project: a humanistic learning tool. Experimental Biology, 2009. Abstract.
Bush TA, Mork DO, Sarver KK, Weller D & Bravard SL. The Effectiveness of Shoulder Taping in the Inhibition of the Upper Trapezius as Determined by Electromyography. Phys Therapy. 1996;76(S28). Abstract.
Bush, TA. Elder Abuse. GeriNotes. Publication of the Geriatric Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. November. 2006
Bush TA, Weir JP. Predicting physical therapy success based on undergraduate institution attended: A preliminary study. American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting. January 2013. Poster Presentation
Bush TA, Deshpande P. The effectiveness of a cross year peer tutoring program in academic performance for at-risk doctor of physical therapy students. American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting. February 2010. Poster Presentation
Bush T, Weir JP, Robel J, McCloy C. Effect of strain counterstrain and static stretching on hamstring muscle length. Des Moines University Research Symposium December 2010. Platform Presentation
Canby CA, Bush T. Humanities in gross anatomy project: A humanistic learning tool. American Association of Anatomists. April 2009. Poster Presentation