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Doctor of Physical Therapy

MichaelĀ Puthoff

mike

Program Director

Associate Professor

Health Sciences Center, CHS259
1320 W. Lombard St.
Davenport, IA 52804

563-333-6009
puthoffmichaell@sau.edu

Teaches cardiopulmonary therapeutics, clinical exercise physiology, PT procedures, and topics in geriatrics. His research interests include measuring function in older adults and the relationship between muscle power and function in older adults.  

Dr. Puthoff is a board-certified clinical specialist in geriatric physical therapy and has clinical experience in a multitude of settings. 

Education and Training

PhD, University of Iowa
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

MPT, Marquette University
Physical Therapy

BA, Marquette University
Psychology

 

Certifications

Board Certified Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
LSVT Big Certified Clinician

 

Current Teaching Responsibilities in the Entry-level Physical Therapy Program

  • DPT 640 Cardiopulmonary Therapeutics
  • DPT 560 Physical Therapy Procedures I
  • DPT 760 Physical Therapy Procedures II 
  • DPT 635 Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • DPT 705 Issues in Research II 
  • Other guest and supporting roles

 

Areas of Interest

  • Geriatrics
  • Patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions

 

Recent Publications and Presentations

Puthoff ML, Saskowski DA. Reliability and Responsiveness of Gait Speed, Five Times Sit to Stand and Hand Grip Strength for Patients in Cardiac Rehabilitation. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal. 2013; 24(1):31-37.

Puthoff ML. Smoking Cessation and the Physical Therapist. MedEdPORTAL; 2013. Available from: https://www.mededportal.org/publication/9618.

Puthoff ML, Youngs B. The Prevalence of Activity Limitations in Patients Entering Cardiac Rehabilitation. AACVPR National Meeting, Nashville, TN, 2013 (Poster Presentation)

Youngs B, Puthoff ML. Cardiac Rehabilitation Leads to Improvements in Functional Abilities. AACVPR National Meeting, Nashville, TN, 2013 (Poster Presentation)

Sutter J, Puthoff ML. Objective Gait and Upper Extremity Assessment in a Patient with Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: A Prospective Case Study. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2012 (Poster Presentation)

Puthoff ML, Saskowski DA. Reliability and Minimal Detectable Change for Physical Performance Measures in Cardiac Rehabilitation. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2012 (Poster Presentation)

Puthoff ML. Identifying and Managing Patients at Risk for Falls in Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. AACVPR Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA. September 2011

Ehrmann BJ, Puthoff ML. The impact of physical therapist centralized application service on admission demographics: one program's experience. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2010. (Platform Presentation)

Bartels MN, Puthoff ML, Savage P, Springs T. Management of Special Populations in Cardiovascular Rehabilitation: Focus on Function. AACVPR Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 2010.

 

Honors and Awards

  • Marquette University College of Health Sciences Young Alumnus of the Year, 2014
  • St. Ambrose University Graduate Professor of the Year, 2008
  • Emerging Leader Award, American Physical Therapy Association, 2007
  • Clinical Research Award, Iowa Physical Therapy Association, 2007
  • Adopt-A-Doc Award, American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Geriatrics, 2006
  • Adopt-A-Doc Award, American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Geriatrics, 2005


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