This year our American Physical Therapy Association - National Conference (Combined Sections Meeting) will be held virtually for the first time during the month of February. Pacific University is well represented at CSM 2021. Core faculty, adjunct faculty, and alumna from the Physical Therapy Program are presenting their scholarship in a variety of formats.
Rebecca Reisch, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, WCS
- DPT 590 Research and Statistics
- DPT 595 Evidence-Based Practice
- DPT 694 Critically Appraised Topics
- DPT 632 Musculoskeletal Examination & Intervention for the Spine
- DPT 633 Musculoskeletal Examination & Intervention for the Extremities
- DPT 710 Clinical Reasoning Seminar
- DPT 790 Capstone
- Special topics in women's health and pelvic floor rehabilitation (multiple classes)
Areas of Interest
Women’s health physical therapy
International service learning
Online and blended learning techniques
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
Orthopedic and Sports Science
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
MSPT 2001; DPT 2002
University of Wyoming
Zoology and Physiology, Spanish
BS 1998 (Spanish minor)
American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS)
American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
Women's Health Certified Specialist (WCS)
Peer-Reviewed Publications (last 10 years)
Reisch, R., Zúñiga, R., Das, R. Feasibility and Effectiveness of an Interprofessional Mindfulness-Informed Group-Based Intervention for Treatment of Overactive Bladder: A Pilot Study, Journal of Women's Health Physical Therapy. 2021;45(2):76-82.
Dockter, M., Ulmer, E., Wulf, C., Gunderson, M., Bornhorst, J., Joneson, A., Abraham, K., Reisch, R. Comfort Level of Current Physical Therapist Students in Addressing Sexual Issues With Patients. Journal of Women's Health Physical Therapy. 2021; Volume Online First – Issue. doi: 10.1097/JWH.0000000000000200
Reisch, R. Interventions for overactive bladder: Review of pelvic floor muscle training and urgency control strategies. J Women’s Health Phys Ther, 2020 January/March;44(1):19-25.
Reisch, R., Rutt, R., Dockter, M., Sanders, S. Overactive bladder in female health professions students: Bladder diary characteristics and impact of symptoms on health-related quality of life. J Women’s Health, 2018 Feb;27(2):156-161.
Boggis, D.T., Zuniga, R., Davis-Risen, S., Reisch, R. An Innovative Integrated Educational Approach to Prepare Allied Health Students for Community Interprofessional Practice. Journal of Allied Health, 43:252. 2014 Winter
Reisch, R; 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.
Available at: http://commons.pacificu.edu/hip/vol1/iss1/1
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.
Peer-reviewed presentations (last 10 years)
Reisch, R. Gardner, B. Cognitive components of behavioral therapy for overactive bladder: a systematic review. Accepted for poster presentation at American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, February 2021, Orlando, FL. (Presentation moved to online format due to coronavirus pandemic)
Reisch, R., Zuniga, R., Das, R. Feasibility and effectiveness of an interprofessional mindfulness-informed group-based intervention for treatment of overactive bladder: A pilot study. Podium presentation. November 2020; International Continence Society Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV. (Conference was scheduled for August 2020 but was rescheduled to November 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic)
Wehrle, L., Taylor, J., Herron, R., Zuñiga, R., Reisch, R. Students’ Satisfaction and Perception of Interprofessional Learning in a Mindfulness-based Intervention Group for Overactive Bladder. February 2020. Oral presentation at the Oregon Academy of Sciences Annual Conference, Portland, OR.
Nelson P., Reisch, R., Abraham, K., Alappatu, M., Bishop, M., Chiarello, C., Dockter, M. Publish or Perish: Designing an Impactful Manuscript. (2-hour session) February 2020; American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Denver, CO.
Abraham K, Alappattu M, Bishop M, Chiarello C, Dockter M, Nelson P, Reisch R. Reject or Correct? A Guide to Effective Feedback on the Road to Publication. Presentation; APTA - Combined Sections Meeting, Washington DC, 2019.
McManigal, C., Reisch, R., Clark, G., Wong, N. Mommy Wellness: Pilot study of an interprofessional community-based program for improving maternal health. Poster presentation. May 2017; Pacific University College of Health Professions 10-Year Anniversary Conference, Hillsboro, OR.
McManigal, C., Reisch, R., Clark, G., Wong, N. Mommy Wellness: Pilot study of an interprofessional community-based program for improving maternal health. Poster presentation. March 2017; Oregon Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference, Portland, OR.
McIlwain, A., Davis-Risen, S., Boggis, T., Reisch, R., Zuniga, R., Van Atta, J., Hacker, N., Saito, E., Bergert, J., Parker, K., Corvus, T. Promoting Interprofessional Team-based Care Competencies through Simulation-based Learning: A Global Aging Initiative. Poster presentation. March 2017; Annual meeting of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Miami, FL.
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.
Member, Oregon Board of Physical Therapy
Journal of Women's Health Physical Therapy
Co-author (with Ruth Zuniga)
Development, feasibility and effectiveness of an interprofessional mindfulness-based intervention for treatment of overactive bladder: a pilot study
2019, Pacific University Faculty Development Grant
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
2007, PALS project
Pacific University Junior Faculty Development Award, 2010
Cardon Award for Excellence in Published Research in 2006 for: Reisch, R., Williams, K., Nee, R.J., Rutt, R.A. ULNT2-Median Nerve Bias: Examiner Reliability and Sensory Responses in Asymptomatic Subjects. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy 2005, 13 (1): 44-55.
Rebecca Reisch has been promoted to full professor in the Pacific University School of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training.
Rebecca Reisch, physical therapy professor, published a medical study on interventions for overactive bladders.
The Physical Therapy Program was well represented at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting 2020 in Denver, CO.
Congratulations to Physical Therapy faculty members Dr. Rebecca Reisch, Dr. Tzurei Chen and Dr. Kimberly Malin on achieving certification from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). All three faculty earned ABPTS certification in areas connected to their teaching, scholarship, and practice.