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 …
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. …
Stroke Camp partcipants laugh as they bat around a balloon in "volleyball."

Stroke Camp uses fun to foster function

Stroke survivors likely never describe their recovery process as fun and games. Therapy can be grueling and gains incremental. Yet the …
Tai Chi is a great exercise for older adults and those with arthritis.

Try out Tai Chi with free classes July 21 and 23

Looking for a way to reduce stress, build strength and increase balance and flexibility? Try Tai Chi! Des Moines University Physical …
DMU Physical Therapy Program: 1990-2015

Physical Therapy program celebrates 25 years

Commencement is always a special occasion at a university, but 2015 is extra-special for DMU’s physical therapy program: In May …

Setting the story straight about stroke

Stroke is the number one cause of adult disability and the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. …

Provider Profile: Meet Dr. Kathy Mercuris

Name:Kathy Mercuris, P.T., D.H.S. Title:Clinician/Associate Professor Clinic:Physical Therapy Clinic Undergraduate School:Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois Additional Degrees/Training:Certified in Neurodevelopmental Treatment Approach (C/NDT)Certified in …

Physical Therapy Clinic moves patients, improves function in every stage and age

A terrific team: DMU physical therapy clinicians include Libby Trausch, Sharon Johansen, Kari Smith, Shane McClinton, Traci Bush, Michelle Brown, …

Meet Kathy Mercuris

Kathy Mercuris, PT, DHS has been a member of the Physical Therapy faculty since the program began in 1988. Originally from Illinois, she …

Fall Prevention Awareness Day

Wesley Life partnered with DMU for the 2nd year to host the Fall Prevention Awareness event held on September 14. Michelle …