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Becky J. Olson-Kellogg, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

Dr. Becky Olson-Kellogg

Becky Olson-Kellogg, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA
Program in Physical Therapy
University of Minnesota
374 Children’s Rehabilitation Center
(612) 624-6591

Associate Program Director and Assistant Professor
Residency Director - Geriatric Clinical Residency
Graduate Faculty - University of Minnesota Program in Gerontology

Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD, B.A. in Clinical Psychology and Religion, 1983
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, B.S. in Physical Therapy, 1992
Boston University, Boston, MA, DPT, Doctorate in Physical Therapy, 2005

Clinical Specializations:

Certified Exercise Expert in Aging Adults, March 2013

Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatrics, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, American Physical Therapy Association, 2003; Recertified 2012

Competency Certifications, Emory University, Atlanta, GA and American Physical Therapy Association:

  • Vestibular Rehabilitation, March 2006
  • Vestibular Function:  Test Interpretation & Application to Rehabilitation, July 2006
  • Cervicogenic Dizziness, May 2007

Credentialed Clinical Instructor, October 2007

Teaching Responsibilities:

Course Coordinator and Instructor for Acute Care and Therapeutic Procedures.  Residency Director and Instructor in Geriatric Clinical Residency.


Wang SY, Olson-Kellogg B, Shamliyan T, Choi JY, Ramakrishnan R, Kane R.  Physical therapy interventions for knee pain secondary to osteoarthritis: a systematic review.  Annals of Internal Medicine, November 6, 2012, 157(9), 632-644, W-205--W-210.

Shamliyan T, Wang SY, Olson-Kellogg B, Kane R.  Physical Therapy for Knee Pain Secondary to Osteoarthritis.  Comparative Effectiveness Review no12-EHC115-EF (Prepared by the University of Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center under contract 290-2007-10064 I.) Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2012.

Pittenger AL, Olson-Kellogg B.  Leveraging learning technologies for collaborative writing in an online pharmacotherapy course.  Distance Education, 2012, 33:1, 61-80.


National Geriatric Clinical Educator of the Year Award, American Physical Therapy Association, 2002.

Corrine Ellingham Outstanding Service Award, Minnesota Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2008.

Invited Presentations:

"Post-professional Opportunities: Clinical Residencies" (Panel Presenter) - APTA National Student Conclave, Crystal City, VA, October 2012.

"Old Doesn't Have to Be Old! Physical Therapy for Older Adults" - APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago, IL, February 2012; APTA National Student Conclave, Minneapolis, MN, October 2011.

"Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo" - Minnesota Chapter APTA Spring Conference, Minneapolis, MN, April 2012.

Continuing Education Workshops Presented:

"Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV): Understanding the Theory and Putting it into Practice" - May 2012.

"Vestibular Pathologies: Differential Diagnoses" - April 2012, March 2012.

"Safe Patient Handling: Hands-on Training for the Dental Team" - University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, MN, February 2012.

“Exploring Opportunities in Balance:  A Rehabilitation Perspective” – June 2007.

“Cardiovascular Pharmacology” – March 2007, May 2003, April 2003, March 2003, February 2003, November 2002.

“Vestibular Rehabilitation” – December 2012, November 2012, March 2012, November 2011, September 2011, May 2011, November 2010, October 2010, November 2009, October 2009, April 2009, January 2009, November 2008, October 2008, April 2008, October 2007, March 2007, February 2007, December 2006, November 2006, March 2006, February 2006.

"Balance Assessments: Back to Basics and Beyond" - November 2010, February 2009, May 2008, April 2008.

Other Professional Activity:

Member of the American Physical Therapy Association Minnesota Chapter; Geriatric, Neurology, and Education Sections; Vestibular Rehabilitation Special Interest Group, 1992-current.

Chair, Vestibular Certification Task Force, Vestibular Rehabilitation Special Interest Group, Neurology Section, APTA, December 2011-current.

Chair, Nominating Committee, Vestibular Rehabilitation Special Interest Group, Neurology Section, APTA, June 2011-2012.

Member, Nominating Committee, Vestibular Rehabilitation Special Interest Group, Neurology Section, APTA, June 2009-2011.

Member, Board of Directors, Minnesota Chapter, American Physical Therapy Association, 2006-2008.

Member, Continuing Education Committee, Minnesota Chapter, American Physical Therapy Association, 2000-2008.

Member, Conference Committee, Minnesota Chapter, American Physical Therapy Association, 2006-2008.

Member, Vestibular Disorders Association, 2004-current.

Preceptor, Phillips Neighborhood Clinic, 2008-2011.

Faculty Liaison and Preceptor, Interprofessional Street Outreach Project (I-STOP), 2011-2012.

Grant Activity:

Minnesota Area Geriatric Education Center, Funding Institution: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), Faculty Role, Salary Support 5%, 2007-2012.

Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center, Funding Institution: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Co-PI, Salary Support 15%, 2010-2012.

Professional Presentations:

Platform Presentation, "Measuring Attitude Change of DPT Students Toward Older Adults Through a Collaborative Partnership Between a DPT Program and Long-Term Care Settings"; APTA Educational Leadership Conference, Greenwich, CT, November 2012.

Poster Presentation, "The Relationship Between Substandard Professional Behaviors in the Academic Environment and Clinical Affiliation Performance"; Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association, February 2009.

Clinical Practice:

North Memorial Medical Center, Robbinsdale, MN.


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