Rebecca Reisch, PT, PhD, DPT, OCS

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Creighton Hall 366

Teaching Responsibilities
• DPT 710 Clinical Reasoning Seminar.  Course Coordinator (2-credit course)
• DPT 730 Professional Lecture Series.  Course Coordinator (2-credit course)
• DPT 632 Musculoskeletal Exam and Intervention for the Spine.  Lab assistant.
• DPT 595/AT 560 Evidence-Based Practice.  Instructor (2-credit course, dual listed in AT & PT)
• DPT 542 Therapeutic Exercise and Motor Learning.  Instructor (3-credit course)

Areas of Interest
Women’s health physical therapy
Evidence based/evidence informed practice
International service learning and clinical education
Online and blended learning techniques
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
Provo, UT
Orthopedic and Sports Science
PhD 2014
Dissertation: Overactive bladder in female graduate and health professions students: Prevalence and effect on quality of life.

Pacific University School of Physical Therapy
Forest Grove, OR
Physical Therapy
MSPT 2001; DPT 2002

University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY
Zoology and Physiology, Spanish
BS 1998 (Spanish minor)

Colorado College
Colorado Springs, CO
No degree

Publications (last 10 years)
Reisch, B; Fischer, J. Rehabilitation of a patient with “floating shoulder” and associated fractures: a case report. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 2012: 28(7):542-51.

Reisch, RA, Boggis, TL, Shaffer, K, Brown, S, Black, A. (2011). Description of a Model of Interprofessional Global Education for Allied Health Students. Health and Interprofessional Practice 1(1):eP1001.
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Reisch R.  International Service Learning Programs: Ethical issues and recommendations.  Developing World Bioethics.  2011;11(2)93-98.

Brumitt J, Reisch R, Krasnoselsky K, Welch A, Rutt R, Garside L, McKay C. Self-reported musculoskeletal pain in Latino vineyard workers. Journal of Agromedicine. 2011;16:72-80.

Presentations (last 10 y ears)
Davis-Risen, S., Boggis, T., Zuniga, R., Reisch, R., Van Atta, J., Hacker, N. et al.  Simulation Based Learning to Promote Professional Collaborative Practice Competencies.  Poster presentation.  2016; Western Consortium Conference, Hillsboro, OR.

Reisch, R.  Evidence-based Practice in Women’s Health Physical Therapy. 2-hour education session.  2015; Oregon Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference, Portland, OR.

Boggis, T., Davis-Risen, S., Zuniga, R. & Reisch, B. An Innovative Integrated Educational Approach to Prepare Allied Health Students For Community Interprofessional Practice.  Platform presentation.  2014; Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions; Las Vegas, NV.

Reisch R., Rutt R., Dockter M., Sanders S.  Overactive Bladder in Female Graduate and Health Professions Students: Prevalence and Effect on Quality of Life. Poster presentation. 2014; International Continence Society Annual Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Milligan B., Jobst E., Reisch B., Munoz D.  Increasing Activity and Health in Overweight Kids: Impact on Quality of Life.  2013; Poster presented at Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Milligan B., Reisch B., Munoz D., & Jobst E.
Increasing Activity and Health in Overweight Kids: Do Psychological Interventions Make a Difference? 2012: Poster presentation at Obesity Society meeting.

Kamin, L., Jervis, S., Munoz, D., Jobst, E., & Reisch, R.  Physical Activity Leaders (PALS) Mentoring Program for Decreasing Obesity in Children and Adolescents. 2011; Poster presented at the Academy of Eating Disorders International Conference, Miami, FL.

Brumitt J., Garside L., Reisch R., Marshall T., Gilpin H., Kinsey J., Imondi K.  Exercise habits of male Latino migrant workers.  2011; Poster presented at the Oregon Physical Therapy Conference,  Portland, OR

Brumitt J., Reisch R., Rutt R., Krasnoselsky K, Welch A. Self-Reported Musculoskeletal Pain in Latino Vineyard Workers. 2011; Poster presented at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA.  (Poster acknowledged for “Research in Area of Social Responsibility” by the Global Health Special Interest Group of APTA.)

Brumitt J., Reisch R., Rutt R., Krasnoselsky K, Welch A.  Self-Reported Musculoskeletal Pain in Latino Vineyard Workers.  2010; Poster presented at the Oregon Physical Therapy Conference, Portland, OR.

Brumitt J., Reisch R., Rutt R. Salud and Pacific University Vineyard Partnership. 2010; Poster presented at the Oregon Physical Therapy Conference, Portland, OR.

Advanced Tools for the Clinical Educator.  Oregon Consortium of Clinical Educators Annual Conference, Mount Hood Community College, October 2014

Developing Clinical Behavioral Objectives.  Oregon Consortium of Clinical Educators Annual Conference, George Fox University, October 2013

Teaching assistant for APTA Section on Women’s Health Pelvic 3, Portland, OR, December 2011.

Fundamentals of Rehabilitation. 3-day course, August 2011, Granada, Nicaragua; 1-day course, August 2011, Esteli, Nicaragua.  Boggis T, Reisch R, Lopez, M.

Teaching assistant for Female Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction, and Treatment – PF 1, Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, Fairfield, CA; May 2011

APTA Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Program: Taught 2-4 times/year 2008-2014.

Pacific University Alumni Weekend 2008 presentation: International Service Learning.  Pelham-Foster S., Reisch R., Black A., White J.


Testified before Oregon Health Authority Value-Based  2014
Benefits Subcommittee on Physical Therapy for Urinary

Oregon Healthcare Workforce Committee    2011-2012
(reviewing Senate Bill 879)

Participation in Salud vineyard worker health screening  2009-2013
Program (annual summer project)

Participation in multidisciplinary outreach/needs assessment trip-  2007-2009, hogares in Nicaragua (10 day trip), including supervision  2011, 2013
of PT, OT, PA, Pharmacy, Dental Health, and foreign students

Oregon PT Licensing Board Rules Committee   2008

Participation in MLK Day Health Fair     2006-2008


• Team member for 1-week exploratory trip to Costa Rica to research university partnership opportunities (funded by Berglund Center): 2015
• CHP representative to Faculty Senate: 2011-2014
• Faith Gabelnick Grant Committee: 2010
• University Appeals Committee Alternate: 2010

College of Health Professions:
• Personnel Committee: 2015-current
• Co-Chair: International Studies Work Group: 2011-2014
• Background Check Committee: 2005-2009
• Interprofessional Course  Planning Committee: 2008-2009
• Shared Policies Committee: 2005-2008

School of Physical Therapy:
• Faculty search committee chair (Assistant ACCE position): Spring 2015
• Faculty search committee member (Pediatric faculty position): Spring 2015
• Admissions Committee: 2005-present
• Awards Committee: 2009-present
• Curriculum Review Committee: 2010-2011
• Service Learning Committee: 2007-2008
• Academic Grading Policy Committee: 2007-2008
• School of Physical Therapy Faculty Search Committees (participant): 2006, 2008, 2010, 2015

School of Occupational Therapy:
• Faculty Search Committee participant: 2006

Pacific University Junior Faculty Development Award, 2010

Prevalence of overactive bladder in female graduate students
2013, Pacific University Faculty Development Grant

Co-Author (with Erin Jobst)
Continuation of PALS project
2009, Pacific University Faculty Development Grant

Co-Author (with Kelley Shaffer)
College of Health Professions Nicaragua Project
2009, Faith Gabelnick Endowed Fund Grant

Co-Author (with Erin Jobst)
Pacific University Faculty Development Grant
$2700 2007, PALS project

Area of Study I Teach (Graduate/Professional):