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Dr. Patricia Nelson

Professor & Director, Interprofessional Education
School of Health Professions - Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
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 30 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 as Associate Editor for the section journal.

Patty and Her husband Jim have been married for 33 years and have 2 children who are working in the central Texas area. They are practicing Lutheran's and involved with a interdenominational faith community. 

Research Interests

Musculoskeletal ultrasound; Cueing strategies for motor control; Pelvic floor dysfunction and Women's Health concerns; Interprofessional education and practice.