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Dr. Patricia Nelson PT, ScD, OCS, FAAOMPT

Associate Professor
Office: Hardy 114
UMHB Mail Box:UMHB Box 8023900 College St, Box 8023BeltonTX76513
Phone: (254) 295-4886(254) 295-4886
Subjects Taught: Musculoskeletal emphasis, across the curriculum of the DPT program.
Degrees Earned: ScD Orthopedic Physical Therapy,BS Physical Therapy, BS Ex. Physiology

Patty is Associate Professor at UMHB, having joined the faculty after teaching in another DPT program for 8 years. She has been a PT for 29 years and has continued her clinical practice as well as teaching continuing education courses despite her move to academia. Patty is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists so focuses her practice around manual therapy care. She continues to be involved with the Women's Health section having co-chaired the task force that updated the entry-level DPT curriculum guidelines. She looks forward to opportunities to be involved in the Texas PT chapter. 

Patty and Her husband Jim have been married for 29 years and have 2 college aged children. They are practicing Lutheran's and will be joining a local faith community. 

Research Interests

Musculoskeletal ultrasound, Cueing strategies for motor control, Pelvic floor dysfunction and Women's Health concerns