Catherine Thompson, PT, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy Physical Therapy


Office: Van Ackeren 109

Health Promotion, Motor Control/Motor Learning, Physical Therapy Management of Neurological Conditions I Lab (CNS disorders), Physical Therapy Management of Pediatric Conditions (lecture & labs), Pediatric Physical Therapy (advanced elective), and Research III-V.

Research interests: Health promotion and prevention practice (focusing on families care and community-based strategies); motor imagery and its effects on motor performance and motor learning.

Professional interests: APTA (Sections for Education, Neurology, and Pediatrics), MPTA (grant reviewer), Kansas City Pediatric Alliance (Board member, Research Consultant and speaker), KC Healthy Start (grant collaborator), author of Prevention Practice: A Physical Therapist’s Guide to Health, Fitness, and Wellness, and service learning (health education and screening services to at-risk populations in the KC area).

Other interests: Historic preservation, multiculturalism, travel and quality time with family and friends.

"Rockhurst offers a dynamic learning environment that prepares students to think critically in an ever-changing and diversified health care environment."