Professional Bio

Education

  • DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Regis University, 2006
  • B.S., Physical Therapy, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 1984
  • B.S., Physical Education – Exercise Technology Option, Texas A&M University, 1983

 

Expertise & Certifications

Clinical Certifications

  • APTA Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
  • APTA Credentialed Clinical Trainer
  • APTA Basic and Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Education and Orthopedic Sections, Health Care Policy
  • Northwestern Intermountain Consortium of Clinical Educators, Scholarship Committee Chair
  • Colorado Chapter-APTA, Awards Committee Co-Chair, Mile High District Secretary
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT)

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests

Clinical Education: Clinical faculty development to improve student outcomes during clinical rotations
Clinical Practice: Autonomous PT practice in the management of patients with long standing neuromuscular disease

Recent Publications

Mulligan NF, Tschoepe BA, Smith MB.  (2014). Balance Retraining in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Highlights of Intervention Strategies that Hold Promise in Physical Therapy Practice. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. 30(2): 117-126.  DOI: 10.1097/TGR.0000000000000015.

Smith MB, Mulligan N.  (2014). Peripheral Neuropathies and Exercise. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. 30(2): 131-147. DOI: 10.1097/TGR.0000000000000013.

Recent Presentations

Mulligan, N., Krum, L., Francis, A., Davis, A., Christenson, M., Tschoepe, B. Clinical Education Scholar Program: Creating Innovative Partnerships Between Academic Physical Therapy Programs and Clinical Faculty. Platform presentation at APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, California, 2010.

Mulligan, N., Tschoepe, B., Smith, M., A Physical Therapist Model of Primary Care for Chronic Neuromuscular Disease: A Case Report. Poster presentation at APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, California, 2010.

Mulligan, N., Tschoepe, B., Smith, M., Physical Therapists as Primary Care Providers for Neuromuscular Disease: A Case Report. Poster presentation at APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, California, 2010.