Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy

BA, Biology, Concordia College, 2001
DPT, University of North Dakota, 2005
Board Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, 2013

Dr. Young is primarily involved in teaching the musculoskeletal track, where she integrates examination/evaluation with interventions, including joint mobilization and manipulation for the spine and extremities. She also is the primary instructor for kinesiology, critical inquiry and evidence based practice. Dr. Young is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy and is also a Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist. Her research interests are varied, and she is interested in joint manipulation in the spine and extremities, as well as educational strategies and outcomes for online/hybrid entry level DPT education. She has published in the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, Physical Therapy Reviews and the Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy. Dr. Young maintains a clinical practice along with her full time teaching duties, and her special interests in clinical practice include the spine, hip and shoulder.