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Dr. Julie P. Amundson PT, DPT, CFMT, RYT

Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy 262.951.3044 jamundso@carrollu.edu Physical Therapy Building 114

TEACHES IN THE FOLLOWING PROGRAM(S)

Physical Therapy

Biography

Dr. Amundson has been a fitness instructor for 30 years including teaching Yoga for 10 years. She is a registered Yoga Teacher. Dr. Amundson is currently learning visceral mobilization through Barral Institute. She also lead a X-C Ski Trip through Ski Club to the Keweenaw Peninsula. 

Education

  • Des Moines Iowa University, Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2013
  • University of California San Francisco, Master of Physical Therapy, 1994
  • University of California Davis, Bachelor of Science in Physical Education/Exercise Physiology, 1992

Areas of Specialization

Movement analysis, multiple system dysfunction in the complex patient, movement retraining and injury prevention through Yoga

Scholarly and Professional Achievements

Six-month Residency in Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, 2013 
Certified Functional Manual Therapist Institute of Physical Art, 2012

Service to Carroll University and Profession

  • Medical Mission trip to Guatemala, 2008
  • Pro Bono at Free Health Clinic, 2009-2010

What is your teaching style?

Creatively, guiding students in achieving their potential in a given topic, using movement, humor, introspection, problem solving and current research.

Why do you do what you do?

I like teaching—taking a subject, breaking it down into components, teaching the components and observing the students have the “A-HA” moment and guiding students to achieve their potential. I want to encourage students to become lifelong learners. I want students to be curious and have a constant sense of amazement of the human body and it's functions. I want students to know that the best tools are their eyes and hands.

I believe in the power of Physical Therapy as a tool to guide individuals on their journey to health. I want to share this with students, so that when I am in my dotage, there will be good PTs to help me!

How do you make learning engaging?

I hope to incorporate creative activity to stimulate student problem solving. I want to encourage student ownership of their learning process and put their phones down.

What should students know about you?

  • I am there to guide them. I want them to succeed and become passionate about Physical Therapy.
  • I have a wicked dry sense of humor.
  • I do remember what it’s like to be a student.
  • My PT mentors are Greg and Vicki Johnson through IPA and Jean Pierre Barral through Barral Institute. 
  • My favorite philosophers are Einstein, Maya Angelou, Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. Wayne Dyer, Jesus and Buddha.
  • My favorite saying is, “What if the hokey pokey is really what its all about?”
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