Catherine Thompson, PT, Ph.D., MS

Professor of Physical Therapy Physical Therapy Department


Office: Van Ackeren 115


Courses: Movement Science 2, PT Management of Neuromuscular Conditions Lab, PT Management of Pediatric Conditions Lecture & Lab, Professional & Leadership Development III, Research III, IV, & V

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Scholarly activities

Service: Missouri Physical Therapy Association (NW District Membership Chair), Kansas City Pediatric Alliance (Research Coordinator), Department Program Effectiveness Committee (Chair)

Clinical practice: Community Living Opportunities, Inc., prn Kansas City Care Clinic, pediatric PT and neurological rehabilitation

Education: PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies (Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Psychology & Education) - University of Missouri-Kansas City, MS in Special Education – University of Kansas, Fellowship in Pediatric Physical Therapy– University of Kansas Medical Center – Children’s Rehabilitation Unit, BS in Physical Therapy – University of Colorado Medical Center with Distinction

Professional interests: Motor Imagery, Prevention Practice, Health & Wellness, Cultural Competency, Service Learning