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.
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.)