Amanda Brandt, D.P.T.’16

Amanda Brandt, D.P.T.’16, was featured in July in a “get-to-know” video on YouTube by her employer, the Iowa Clinic. She …
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 …

Matthew Johnson, D.P.T.’08, M.H.A.

Matthew Johnson, D.P.T.’08, M.H.A.’13, in February was promoted to chief executive officer and president of Cherokee Regional Medical Center (CRMC) …

Deidra Anderson, D.P.T.’13, M.B.A.

Deidra Anderson, D.P.T.’13, M.B.A., is a physical therapist with the YMCA of Greater Des Moines. In addition to her DMU …

Adam Van Der Molen, D.P.T.’13

Adam Van Der Molen, D.P.T.’13, is a physical therapist with UnityPoint Clinic in Urbandale, IA. His practice is focused on …
Kari Smith, P.T., D.P.T., BCB-PMD

Kari Nies Smith, P.T., D.P.T.’04, BCB-PMD

Kari Nies Smith, P.T., D.P.T., BCB-PMD, received the DMU’s Outstanding Faculty Service Award on Aug. 12. She and her son …
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. …