DMU students take walks, sleep outside to help others

This fall, Maggi Schutte, D.P.T.’16, invited her classmates to join her in supporting an organization she loves, St. Jude Children’s …

Alumni spotlight: Danna K. Herrick, D.P.T.’12

The 189 female elite runners who competed in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for the marathon on Saturday, January 14, …

Free seminar for local runners May 4 at DMU

The Des Moines University Sports Medicine Club is hosting “Health Care Perspectives for Today’s Runner,” a free seminar for Des …

Meet Kari Smith

Dr. Kari Smith, PT, D.P.T., ATC is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Des Moines University. She graduated …

Jeff P. Bannister, D.P.T.’08

Bannister came back to DMU this fall as a D.O. student and will graduate in 2016. 

Alumni spotlight: Lindsay S. Dean, D.P.T.’10

Exercise science. Treating a variety of ages and diagnoses. Working out over the lunch hour with my husband (an employee at DMU)! I was a student ambassador and loved giving tours of DMU to prospective students and visitors. Start looking for jobs early and send out resumes and cover letters. Potential employers will be impressed with you if you apply early. Triathlons, road races [...]

Megan M. Foster, D.P.T.’11, and Ryne L. Foster, D.P.T.’09

Foster (maiden name Augustin) and Foster were married on September 3, 2011. Megan is a physical therapist with Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn, …

Alumni spotlight: Kari R. Smith, D.P.T.’04

I became a certified athletic trainer in 1996 after graduating from South Dakota State University. I earned my masters of science degree from DMU in 1998 and completed the post professional doctorate of physical therapy program in 2004. I worked for six years in private practice clinics in east Des Moines and Altoona before joining DMU. Now I work in the physical therapy clinic [...]

Dealing with urinary incontinence

Wetting one’s pants after sneezing. Discomfort while sitting. Painful intercourse. Millions of women are believed to suffer these and other pelvic floor disorders along with the physical, emotional and social nightmares they create. Many suffer silently, too embarrassed to discuss these issues even with their physicians.