A call for headache study participants

Des Moines University is seeking participants for a research study about sinus headaches that offers compensation. The sinuses are air-filled …
Rich Green

Alumni spotlight: Richard S. Green, M.S.P.T.’92

Rich Green, M.S.P.T.’92, has served as the as Director of Medical Services for the IMT Des Moines Marathon, striving to ensure a …

DMU turns IMT Des Moines Marathon recovery zone purple

Runners who completed the IMT Des Moines Marathon and Half-Marathon rounded the finish line and — after receiving their medal and …

Alumni assist with DMU Back 2 School Physicals

For many student volunteers, Des Moines University’s free Back 2 School Physicals event is their first time applying skills learned in clinical …
Tracy Porter, D.P.T., educates a patient about her temporomandibular joint.

When jaw pain bites, see a physical therapist

The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is probably not a part of the body you know by name. If you experience …
Kate Cardamon treats a patient with pelvic floor weakness.

A weak pelvic floor can wreak havoc on your quality of life

The pelvic floor is an often overlooked, but important group of muscles. It’s the job of the pelvic floor muscles …
Class of 2016

Celebrating the Class of 2016

Des Moines University awarded 472 degrees in nine programs at the 116th annual Commencement Ceremony on May 28. Family, friends, …

Mercuris named Iowa Campus Compact Faculty Fellow

Kathy Mercuris, PT, D.H.S., associate professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, was selected as a 2016-2017 Iowa Campus Compact Engaged …
Tracy Port, D.P.T., helps a patient recover from orthopedic surgery.

4 steps to recovering from orthopedic surgery

Physical therapy is a key component of rehabilitation from any orthopedic surgery. Whether it’s a total joint procedure or a …
Kate Cardamon treats a lymphedema patient.

Compression, manual therapy can control lymphedema

When your lymph nodes are swollen, you take notice. It means your body is fighting off an infection and your …
Tai Chi is a great exercise for older adults and those with arthritis.

Tai chi: Ancient martial art fights stress and chronic conditions

When you think of exercise, what comes to mind? Sweat. Heavy breathing. Sore muscles. Tai chi offers none of that. …
DMU students don their white coats and take the oath at the annual rite of passage.

DMU issues the next wave of white coats

On October 10, 374 first-year students took the first step on their journey to clinical practice, receiving their first white …