University of Nebraska Medical Center

Welcome new faculty: Teresa Cochran

Teresa Cochran, PT, DPT, MA, GCS, recently joined the Physical Therapy Education faculty as an Associate Professor, with primary assignment at the Kearney campus.

Originally from southwest Iowa, Teresa earned a Master of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Nebraska, a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Creighton University and has held national board certification in Geriatrics from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties since 2001. Following practice in Alabama, Teresa returned to resurrect rehabilitation practices on the Omaha and Winnebago Indian Reservations in northeast Nebraska; she spent 15 years on the Department of Physical Therapy faculty at Creighton University, serving as Vice Chair and directing the Office of Interprofessional Scholarship, Service and Education in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.

Most recently, Teresa has specialized in vestibular rehabilitation and care for older adults with balance dysfunction in outpatient and home-based clinical practice. She has served as Federal Affairs Liaison and Past President of the Nebraska Physical Therapy Association and was inducted as a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice in 2016.

Teresa enjoys landscape painting, learning to play bagpipes, Red Sox at Fenway Park and is particularly fond of views from the Tetons and Cannon Beach, Oregon.

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