Mike Studer

Salem, Oregon, United States

Northwest Rehabilitation Associates

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I have more than 30-years in my decorated career. Here is a list of qualifications by which make me eligible to serve as a consultant and mentor to you:

• Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association (FAPTA)
• Patent-pending innovator in physical therapy
• Board-certified clinical specialist in neurologic PT
• Two-time National (APTA) award winner for clinical excellence
• Integral in grant writing and proceedings of clinical research
• Editorial Board member of 2 journals and 1 APTA magazine
• Frequent guest reviewer for the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy and Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy
• International presenter on stroke, Parkinsons, cognition, motor control
• Entrepreneur/owner of a multi-site PT, OT, SLP clinic (founded 2004)
• Expert and invited author in practice management + clinical practice
• Former VP of the Academy of Neurologic PT
• Former practice committee, Stroke SIG, Balance/Falls SIG chair APTA



I received physical therapy degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1991 and post-professional MHS degree in physical therapy with neurologic emphasis from the University of Indianapolis in 1995.

I have been board-certified as a Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy since 1995 and has been designated a Certified Exercise Expert in the Aging Adult (CEEAA) by the Academy of Geriatric PT since 2011. I have served as the Vice-president of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy of the APTA and have been the chair and vice-chair of several special interest groups at the national level in each of the Academies of Neurologic and Geriatric PT, including Balance and Falls, Stroke, and the Practice Committee in neurology. I have the unique appointment as lead and full-time treating therapist at and founder of Northwest Rehabilitation Associates, in Oregon.

Since 1994, I have presented more than 60 unique day-long and 40 webinar courses. I have additionally authored more than 30 articles on neurologic and geriatric rehabilitation since 1995 and have authored and co-authored several book chapters on stroke, cognition, PD, and preventative care as well. I am a regular a guest lecturer on a national and international basis at several universities and national meetings on the topics of balance, motor control, motor learning, cognitive impairment and case management. Among my highest distinctions were the 2011 Clinician of the Year by the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – a section of the American Physical Therapy Association – and in 2014 the same award by the Academy of Geriatric PT – the first to receive this national distinction from each entity. In 2020, I received the Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American PT Association designation, FAPTA.

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