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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 an associate professor in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin. Bryan is a member of the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association and 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 holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and a doctorate 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
Rabago D Kansariwala I Marshall D Nourani B Stiffler-Joachim M Heiderscheit B Dextrose Prolotherapy for Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis: Feasibility, Acceptability, and Patient-Oriented Outcomes in a Pilot-Level Quality Improvement Project. J Altern Complement Med . 2019 Apr;25(4):406-412
[PubMed ID: 30688517]
Johnston W Heiderscheit B Mobile Technology in Running Science and Medicine: Are We Ready? J Orthop Sports Phys Ther . 2019 Mar;49(3):122-125
[PubMed ID: 30819056]
Snedden TR Scerpella J Kliethermes SA Norman RS Blyholder L Sanfilippo J McGuine TA Heiderscheit B Sport and Physical Activity Level Impacts Health-Related Quality of Life Among Collegiate Students. Am J Health Promot . 2018 Dec 26;:890117118817715
[PubMed ID: 30586999]
Luedke LE Heiderscheit BC Williams DSB Rauh MJ Factors Associated With Self-Selected Step Rate in High School Cross Country Runners. J Strength Cond Res . 2018 Oct 17;
[PubMed ID: 30335714]
Pignato M Arbeeva L Schwartz TA Callahan LF Cooke J Golightly YM Goode AP Heiderscheit BC Hill C Huffman KM Severson HH Allen KD Level of participation in physical therapy or an internet-based exercise training program: associations with outcomes for patients with knee osteoarthritis. BMC Musculoskelet Disord . 2018 Jul 19;19(1):238
[PubMed ID: 30025540]
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 . 2018 Jul 6;:1-25
[PubMed ID: 29979912]
Brumitt J Heiderscheit BC Manske RC Niemuth PE Mattocks A Rauh MJ Preseason Functional Test Scores Are Associated With Future Sports Injury in Female Collegiate Athletes. J Strength Cond Res . 2018 Jun;32(6):1692-1701
[PubMed ID: 28930873]
Scerpella JJ Buehring B Hetzel SJ Heiderscheit BC Increased Leg Bone Mineral Density and Content During the Initial Years of College Sport. J Strength Cond Res . 2018 Apr;32(4):1123-1130
[PubMed ID: 29570599]
McClinton S Weber CF Heiderscheit B Low back pain and disability in individuals with plantar heel pain. Foot (Edinb) . 2018 Mar;34:18-22
[PubMed ID: 29202429]
Balius R Bossy M Pedret C Capdevila L Alomar X Heiderscheit B Rodas G Semimembranosus Muscle Injuries In Sport. A Practical MRI use for Prognosis. Sports Med Int Open . 2017 May;1(3):E94-E100
[PubMed ID: 30539092]
Stiffler MR Bell DR Sanfilippo JL Hetzel SJ Pickett KA Heiderscheit BC Star Excursion Balance Test Anterior Asymmetry Is Associated With Injury Status in Division I Collegiate Athletes. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther . 2017 May;47(5):339-346
[PubMed ID: 28355980]
Post EG Thein-Nissenbaum JM Stiffler MR Brooks MA Bell DR Sanfilippo JL Trigsted SM Heiderscheit BC McGuine TA High School Sport Specialization Patterns of Current Division I Athletes. Sports Health . 2017 Mar Apr;9(2):148-153
[PubMed ID: 27807260]
Blyholder L Chumanov E Carr K Heiderscheit B Exercise Behaviors and Health Conditions of Runners After Childbirth. Sports Health . 2017 Jan Feb;9(1):45-51
[PubMed ID: 27742879]
Brumitt J Heiderscheit BC Manske RC Niemuth P Mattocks A Rauh MJ The Lower-Extremity Functional Test and Lower-Quadrant Injury in NCAA Division III Athletes: A Descriptive and Epidemiologic Report. J Sport Rehabil . 2016 Aug;25(3):219-26
[PubMed ID: 25946403]
Pipkin A Kotecki K Hetzel S Heiderscheit B Reliability of a Qualitative Video Analysis for Running. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther . 2016 Jul;46(7):556-61
[PubMed ID: 27266886]
Luedke LE Heiderscheit BC Williams DS Rauh MJ Influence of Step Rate on Shin Injury and Anterior Knee Pain in High School Runners. Med Sci Sports Exerc . 2016 Jul;48(7):1244-50
[PubMed ID: 26818150]
Brooks MA Peterson K Biese K Sanfilippo J Heiderscheit BC Bell DR Concussion Increases Odds of Sustaining a Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Injury After Return to Play Among Collegiate Athletes. Am J Sports Med . 2016 Mar;44(3):742-7
[PubMed ID: 26786903]
Heiderscheit B McClinton S Evaluation and Management of Hip and Pelvis Injuries. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am . 2016 Feb;27(1):1-29
[PubMed ID: 26616175]
[PubMed ID: 26618066]
Stiffler MR Sanfilippo JL Brooks MA Heiderscheit BC Star Excursion Balance Test Performance Varies by Sport in Healthy Division I Collegiate Athletes. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther . 2015 Oct;45(10):772-80
[PubMed ID: 26304643]