Physical Therapy: an Important Role in Health Care - View the video

Lisa Steinkamp

Lisa Steinkamp
UW-Madison Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

5173 Medical Sciences Center, 1300 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53706

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Lisa Steinkamp received her bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from Stanford University in 1981 and her master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Columbia University in 1984. Prior to moving to Madison in 1993, she was owner and director of Functional Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy (FRST) Clinic in Palo Alto, California, where her clinical specialty was the treatment of tibiofemoral and patellofemoral degenerative joint disease. Lisa received her Executive MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1996. She has been the director of the UW-Madison Physical Therapy Program since 1998, where she teaches Principles of Professional Practice and Administration, and Health Systems, Management and Policy.

Come explore the diverse world of physical therapy. Physical therapists are highly-educated and licensed health care providers who are experts in the examination and treatment of problems that affect people’s abilities to move and function. Physical therapists examine patients and develop a plan, using treatment techniques to reduce pain, restore mobility, and prevent disability. Physical therapists provide care for people in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, schools, sports and fitness facilities, work settings, and nursing homes. (Running Time 21:49)