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Carrie Truebenbach, PT, DPT, MS, OCS

Clinical Associate Professor
 Carrie Truebenbach
(414) 229-3360
(414) 229-3366
Pavilion 383


Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Musculoskeletal Post-Professional DPT Evidence in Motion 2017
MS Kinesiology University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2007
MS Physical Therapy Boston University 1995
BS Health Studies Boston University 1993

Speaker Topics

  • Orthopaedic injuries and rehabilitation
  • Running gait and biomechanics
  • Dance injuries and rehabilitation

Interests & Expertise

Carrie Truebenbach has been involved with teaching Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students since the start of the program at the University of  Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). Her primary teaching concentration is in the area of musculoskeletal assessment, interventions and clinical decision-making. She also teaches the Integumentary System course.

Truebenbach is also active in the selection committee for incoming DPT applicants. She serves as an item-writer for the National Physical Therapy Examination.

Prior to her current position at UWM, Truebenbach maintained a clinical practice in orthopaedics and sports medicine at the Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Medicine Center. In her clinical practice, Truebenbach had the opportunity to specialize in rehabilitation of performing artists involved in classical ballet and contemporary dance. Her interests and training also fostered her specialty practice in working with runners seeking injury rehabilitation and performance enhancement.

She has held an Orthopaedic Certified Specialist designation with the American Physical Therapy Board of Specialty Certification since 2003, and was recertified in 2012.

Selected Publications

Young, C. C., Juergens, K., Gottschlich, L. M., Smith, C., & Truebenbach, C. (2008). The epidemiology of injuries in a summer intensive ballet program: a 2008 seven-year experience. , 18(2), 183.

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association Member since 1994

Current & Previous Activities

Research assistant: Earl, J. A. and Hoch, A. Z. (2010). A proximal strengthening program improves pain, function and biomechanics in women with patellofemoral pain syndrome. American Journal of Sports Medicine, epub 10/7/2010.

Co-investigator: The epidemiology of injuries in a summer intensive ballet program: a seven year experience (Principal Investigator: Craig C. Young, M.D.)

Courses Taught

  • KIN 643: Integumentary System
  • KIN 741, 742: Musculolskeletal System Lower and Upper Extremity
  • KIN 746: Case-based Clinical Decision Making