Dr. Jason Wilken Joins Faculty

The Department is pleased to announce that Jason Wilken, PT, PhD has joined our faculty this year as an Associate Professor.  

Dr. Wilken received his PT degree from Iowa in 2001, followed by a PhD in Rehabilitation Science, also through our department.  Since then he has published 72 scientific articles and been key to procuring research grants totaling $20.5 million.  Most recently, Dr. Wilken served as the Director of the Military Human Performance Laboratory at the Center for the Intrepid in San Antonio, Texas.  His research focuses on lower extremity biomechanics with emphasis on human movement analysis, walking stability, virtual reality based training, and prosthetics and orthotics.  In his new position, Dr. Wilken will teach Radiology and Imaging, assist with the Kinesiology/Biomechanics curriculum, and contribute to the evidence-based research components of the DPT and PhD curricula.  He will direct a state of the art laboratory that features an immersive 3D virtual reality system with multi-directional treadmills, force-measurement systems, and motion-capture cameras.  

Our Department extends a warm welcome to Dr. Wilken.  We eagerly anticipate the contributions to physical therapy that he will make as a member of our team.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017