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Bryan practices physical therapy at the UW Health Sports Rehabilitation Clinic and specializes in the treatment of patients with running-related injuries. He is the director of the Runners Clinic and a professor in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin.


Bryan is a member of the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy and a Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association. He is licensed by the state of Wisconsin for physical therapy. Bryan sees patients upon referral and through physical therapy direct access (self-referral).


Bryan received his degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and PhD in biomechanics from the University of Massachusetts.



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Professional Certifications and Education

Education University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, La Crosse, WI

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

Dr. Heiderscheit is the co-director of the University of Wisconsin Neuromuscular Biomechanics Lab, which conducts research on the biomechanics and neuromuscular coordination of human movement, with particular focus on running-related injuries.

PubMed Articles
Allen KD Woolson S Hoenig HM Bongiorni D Byrd J Caves K Hall KS Heiderscheit B Hodges NJ Huffman KM Morey MC Ramasunder S Severson H Van Houtven C Abbate LM Coffman CJ Stepped Exercise Program for Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis : A Randomized Controlled Trial. Ann Intern Med . 2020 Dec 29;
[PubMed ID: 33370174]
Grove CR Heiderscheit BC Pyle GM Loyd BJ Whitney SL The Gait Disorientation Test: A New Method for Screening Adults With Dizziness and Imbalance. Arch Phys Med Rehabil . 2020 Dec 15;
[PubMed ID: 33338462]
Grove CR Whitney SL Hetzel SJ Heiderscheit BC Mark Pyle G Validation of a next-generation sensory organization test in adults with and without vestibular dysfunction. J Vestib Res . 2020 Dec 2;
[PubMed ID: 33325418]
McClinton SM Cobian DG Heiderscheit BC Physical Therapist Management of Anterior Knee Pain. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med . 2020 Dec;13(6):776-787
[PubMed ID: 33128200]
Johnston W Heiderscheit B Coughlan G McLoughlin R Liston M Brooks MA Caulfield B Concussion Recovery Evaluation Using the Inertial Sensor Instrumented Y Balance Test. J Neurotrauma . 2020 Dec 1;37(23):2549-2557
[PubMed ID: 32394801]
Ardern CL Cleland JA Heiderscheit BC Kamper SJ Silbernagel K Adios, 2020: The Year of Living Distantly. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther . 2020 Dec;50(12):653-656
[PubMed ID: 33256516]
Nelson EO Kliethermes S Heiderscheit B Construct Validity and Responsiveness of the University of Wisconsin Running Injury and Recovery Index. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther . 2020 Dec;50(12):702-710
[PubMed ID: 33115339]
Grove CR Whitney SL Hetzel SJ Heiderscheit BC Pyle GM Effect of Repetitive Administration of a Next-generation Sensory Organization Test in Adults With and Without Vestibular Dysfunction. Otol Neurotol . 2020 Nov 6;
[PubMed ID: 33165160]
Stiffler-Joachim MR Lukes DH Kliethermes SA Heiderscheit BC Lower Extremity Kinematic and Kinetic Asymmetries during Running. Med Sci Sports Exerc . 2020 Nov 3;
[PubMed ID: 33148971]
Krabak BJ Roberts WO Tenforde AS Ackerman KE Adami PE Baggish AL Barrack M Cianca J Davis I D'Hemecourt P Fredericson M Goldman JT Harrast MA Heiderscheit BC Hollander K Kraus E Luke A Miller E Moyer M Rauh MJ Toresdahl BG Wasfy MM Youth running consensus statement: minimising risk of injury and illness in youth runners. Br J Sports Med . 2020 Oct 29;
[PubMed ID: 33122252]
Heiderscheit B Stiffler-Joachim M Wille C Kliethermes S Factors Influencing Base of Gait During Running: Consideration of Sex, Speed, Kinematics, and Anthropometrics. J Athl Train . 2020 Oct 16;
[PubMed ID: 33064810]
Johnston W Heiderscheit B Sanfilippo J Brooks MA Caulfield B Athletes with a concussion history in the last two years have impairments in dynamic balance performance. Scand J Med Sci Sports . 2020 Aug;30(8):1497-1505
[PubMed ID: 32311175]
Crawford SK Lee KS Bashford GR Heiderscheit BC Intra-session and inter-rater reliability of spatial frequency analysis methods in skeletal muscle. PLoS One . 2020;15(7):e0235924
[PubMed ID: 32649705]
Mulligan EP Rauh MJ Heiderscheit B Jenkins WL Sports Physical Therapy Education in the United States: Where Do We Go from Here? A Survey of American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy Members. J Allied Health . 2020 Summer;49(2):e79-e87
[PubMed ID: 32469379]
Deering RE Christopher SM Heiderscheit BC From Childbirth to the Starting Blocks: Are We Providing the Best Care to Our Postpartum Athletes? J Orthop Sports Phys Ther . 2020 Jun;50(6):281-284
[PubMed ID: 32476582]
McClinton S PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT Heiderscheit B PT, PhD McPoil TG PT, PhD Flynn TW PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT Physical therapist decision-making in managing plantar heel pain: cases from a pragmatic randomized clinical trial. Physiother Theory Pract . 2020 May;36(5):638-662
[PubMed ID: 29979912]
McClinton SM Heiderscheit BC McPoil TG Flynn TW Effectiveness of physical therapy treatment in addition to usual podiatry management of plantar heel pain: a randomized clinical trial. BMC Musculoskelet Disord . 2019 Dec 28;20(1):630
[PubMed ID: 31883516]
Wille CM Lee KS Heiderscheit BC Denervation Edema of Hamstring Muscles Following Acute Strain Injury. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther . 2019 Oct;49(10):761
[PubMed ID: 31570076]
Nelson EO Ryan M AufderHeide E Heiderscheit B Development of the University of Wisconsin Running Injury and Recovery Index. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther . 2019 Oct;49(10):751-760
[PubMed ID: 31378123]
Stiffler-Joachim MR Wille CM Kliethermes SA Johnston W Heiderscheit BC Foot Angle and Loading Rate during Running Demonstrate a Nonlinear Relationship. Med Sci Sports Exerc . 2019 Oct;51(10):2067-2072
[PubMed ID: 31525170]