Liz Chumanov, PhD, DPT

  • Physical Therapy


Liz practices physical therapy at the UW Health Sports Rehabilitation Clinic. Liz has a special interest in helping moms return to running following childbirth and uses her training in ultrasound imaging to retrain the abdominal muscles following childbirth. She also has an interest in sports related concussions and is the co-coordinator of the UW Sports Rehabilitation Active Moms and Concussion clinics. She is licensed by the state of Wisconsin for physical therapy. Liz sees patients upon referral and through Physical Therapy Direct Access (self referral).

Liz holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with her dissertation focus on understanding the mechanisms of hamstring strain injuries in sprinting athletes and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Languages spoken
  • English

Practice locations

    Education & credentials

    • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
    • Iowa State University, Ames, IA


    Additional conditions and treatments
    • Active Moms Running Evaluations
    • Physical Therapy Direct Access
    • Sports Rehabilitation Physical Therapists
    • Trigger Point Dry Needling

    Research and publications

    Liz has a research interest regarding how the abdominal muscles recover post-pregnancy and how this relates to running biomechanics. She also has an interest in developing rehabilitation programs using ultrasound imaging as biofeedback to help with retraining of the abdominal muscles following pregnancy. Liz also has a research interest regarding the timing of rehabilitation following sports related-concussions.