Physical Therapy

Rebecca Bliss, D.P.T.’14

Rebecca Bliss, D.P.T.’14, is an assistant professor in the doctorate of physical therapy program at Wingate University, predominately teaching content in neurological rehabilitation, and serves as the co-director of the neurological residency program. Her research interests include dysfunction of the …

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Natalie Theroux, D.P.T.’13

Natalie Theroux, D.P.T.’13, is a physical therapist and clinic director at 21st Century Rehab PC in Osceola, IA. She is a National Strength and Conditioning Association certified personal trainer, a certified clinical instructor and a dry needling practitioner.

DMU selected physical therapy and sports performance partner for MidAmerican Energy RecPlex

The City of West Des Moines and Des Moines University (DMU) announced a partnership today that makes DMU Clinic Physical Therapy the exclusive provider of physical therapy and athletic training services for the MidAmerican Energy Company RecPlex currently under construction …

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Moises Cartagena-Aponte, D.P.T.’09

Moises Cartagena-Aponte, D.P.T.’09, became the acting chancellor of the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao on Sept. 16, 2019. He had served as acting academic dean since July 24, 2019, and previously was director of the university’s physical therapy program.

Joy Ride

Joy ride

DMU physical therapy students expand their skills and impact on patients with equestrian-assisted therapy On a rainy evening this spring, at a large equestrian center just north of Ames, IA, a volunteer leads two women on horseback in a game …

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Swapna Aurora, D.P.T.’07

Swapna Aurora, D.P.T.’07, and her husband, Shashank, told the story of their arranged marriage at the Des Moines Storytellers Project’s “My First Time” event on Aug. 20, 2019. The Des Moines Storytellers Project is a series of storytelling events in which …

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Jenna Carpenter, D.P.T.’10

Jenna Carpenter, D.P.T.’10, practices with MercyOne Pleasant Hill Physical Therapy in Pleasant Hill, IA. In addition to her role as a staff physical therapist, she is a clinical instructor assisting physical therapy students pursuing their career goals. In her daily …

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Abbey Metzger, D.P.T.’09

Abbey Metzger, D.P.T.’09, a therapist with 21st Century Rehab PC in Indianola, IA, was featured on the practice’s Facebook page in September. She completed a pediatric residency program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and has specialized in a wide variety of …

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