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Are you interested in a career in physical therapy?Join us for an Informational Session on November 19, 2015 or April 14, 2016. Information Flyer

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Autumn 2015

For Clinical Educators and Students

Director of Clinical Education 
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Continuing Education 2015

$10 Tuesdays
Includes 2 contact hours of Category 1 Continuing Education plus snack and beverage.  2016 Schedule

For more detailed information and registration contact Rich Adamczak (adamc002@umn.edu)

Program in Rehabilitation Science

The University of Minnesota Program in Rehabilitation Science is an advanced training program designed for professionals pursuing academic careers in research training.

The Rehabilitation Science MS and PhD degrees are geared to occupational and physical therapists and students with related interests.

For more information, please click here.

2016 Commencement Ceremony

Graduation Ceremony:
Saturday, June 11, 2016
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Contact Us

Email Address:  ptquest@umn.edu
Phone:  612-624-2662

US Mail Address:
Program in Physical Therapy
University of Minnesota
MMC 388
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Location/Deliveries Address:
Children's Rehabilitation Center
384 ChRC
426 Church St. SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455

Directions to Children's Rehab Center and Parking Information


MEDPHYSTHER Faculty Arin EllingsonWelcome Assistant Professor
Arin Ellingson

Arin M. Ellingson is excited to join the faculty at the University of Minnesota as an Assistant Professor in the Program in Physical Therapy. Dr. Ellingson received his BS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. This was followed by a PhD at the University of Minnesota, also in Biomedical Engineering, where his thesis defined the relationship between intervertebral disc degeneration and altered three-dimensional spinal kinematics of the lumbar spine. From there he spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at Mayo Clinic studying joint kinematics using imaging approaches. He also assisted in the coordination and instruction of the University of Minnesota Rehabilitation Science course: Human Kinetics. Dr. Ellingson will continue instructing this course as well as Physical Therapy’s Clinical Biomechanics.

Dr. Ellingson’s research strategy takes a multifaceted approach to identify biomarkers of spinal health based on kinematics and imaging techniques. One of his primary research avenues utilizes biplane fluoroscopy to measure intersegmental spinal motion and quantify abnormal or aberrant patterns as a function of pain and/or pathology. The integration of movement assessment with quantitative MRI techniques, capable of measuring biochemical content and mechanical integrity of the intervertebral disc, can provide a more comprehensive view of spinal health. 


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