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Michelle M . Reilly, PT, DPT, OCS

Assistant Professor

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School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Faculty
Faculty - Pharmacy, OT, PT
Physical Therapy Clinical Education Faculty
PT Orthopedic Residency
PT Sports Residency
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Michelle M . Reilly, PT, DPT, OCS

Assistant Professor

Originally from Colorado Springs, Colorodo, Michelle moved to Omaha in 2002 to attend Creighton where she studied exercise science.  She attended Creighton for physical therapy school and received her DPT in 2008.  She completed the residency in orthopedic physical therapy at Creighton in 2009 and received her orthopedic specialization in 2010.  She has 10 years of experience in outpatient orthopedics with a practice focused primarily on post operative rehabilitation and musculoskeletal disorders of the lower quarter. 
Michelle has a passion for dancing, especially ballet and she specializes in the physical therapy treatment of performing artists.  She is currently the physical therapist for American Midwest Ballet, the only professional dance company in the state, and have been working with the company since its inception as Ballet Nebraska in 2010.  Additionally, she provides onsite physical therapy coverage for traveling performance companies that tour in the Omaha area.  
Michelle started her career in academica in 2009 at Clarkson College, teaching in their physical therapists assistant program until 2016.  At Clarkson, she taught musculoskeletal content and therapeutic exercise, as well as functional anatomy.  At Creighton, her role includes acting as the lab coordinator for the first year of the curriculum as well as teaching Patient Management I and Differential Diagnosis.  Her scholarly agenda focuses on the teaching/learning of clinical reasoning as well as the physical therapy treatment of performing artists.

Teaching Interests

  • Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist

Research Focus

Scholarship of teaching and learning related to clinical reasoning
Physical Therapy treatment of performing artists

Department

Physical Therapy

Position

Assistant Professor

Articles

  • Bilyeu C, Niski J and Reilly M. Professional Development of Associated Faculty: A National Assessment of Available Resources. J Phys Ther Educ. 2023:37(3):227-234. -0001
  • Bilyeu C, Reilly M and Niski J. Preparing Clinicians for Roles in Academic Teaching: A Model for Clinical Associated Faculty Development. J Phys Ther Educ. 2023:37(3):235-242. -0001
  • Fallon C, Yang P, Lown M, Reilly M, Bednard N, Gamoke K, Morgan A and Almonroeder TG. Comparison of Impact Accelerations During Performance of Common Ballet Maneuvers: A Pilot Study. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science. 2023:27(2):87-91. Doi:10.1177/1089313X231177174. -0001
  • Reilly M, Furze J, Black L, Knight H, Niski J, Peterson J, Jensen G. Development of a Clinical Reasoning Learner Blueprint: A Guide for Teaching, Learning and Assessment. J Phys Ther Educ. 2022;36(1):43-50. -0001
  • Horwitz A, Reilly M, Tichenor C and Anderson M. The functional loss clinical reasoning framework for the neuromusculoskeletal patient. Orthopedic Practice. 2021. 33(4):210-218. -0001
  • Reilly M, Beran-Shepler K and Paschal K. Pedagogy for effective learning of clinical skills: an integrated laboratory model. J Phys Ther Educ. 2020:34(3):234-241. -0001
  • Knight H, Peterson J, Reilly M, Furze J and Jensen G. Implementation of a Clinical Reasoning Blueprint: Knowledge Translation Resources. The Clinical Teacher. 2024:e13763. -0001

Presentations

  • Lawson E, Lown M, Reilly M and Almonroeder TG. Dancing on Sprung Flooring is Associated with Reduced Odds of Experiencing a Lower Body Injury. Poster presentation at: American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. Boston, MA. February 2024. 2024
  • Furze J, Peterson J, Reilly M, Knight H, Niski J, Black L and Jensen G. Practical Teaching and Learning Strategies for Clinical Reasoning: Building Your Toolbox. Pre-conference course presented at: American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. Boston, MA. February 2024. 2024
  • Reilly M and Niemann J. Development of a Clinical Reasoning Assessment Tool for Physical Therapist Assistants. Platform presented at: American Physical Therapy Association Education Leadership Conference, Philadelphia, PA. October 2023. 2023
  • Reilly M, Furze J, Knight H, Niski J, Langerwerf L and Jensen G. A blueprint for teaching and learning clinical reasoning: implementation from the classroom to the clinic. Educational session presented at: American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA. February 2023 and CSM OnDemand. 2023
  • Reilly M and Niski J. Innovation in professional development for physical therapy clinicians as academic educators: a needs assessment. Poster presented at: American Physical Therapy Association Education Leadership Conference, Milwaukee, WI. October 2022. 2022
  • Fallon C, Yang P, Gamoke K, Bednarz N, Reilly M and Almonroeder TG. Assessment of Impact Accelerations During Performance of Common Ballet Maneuvers. Poster presented at: American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, San Antonio, TX. February 2022. 2022
  • Reilly M, Black L, and Jensen G. Excellence in health professions education collaborative: a model for innovation. Poster presented at: Innovation Summit for Health Professions Education. June; virtual synchronous, 2021. 2021
  • Tao H, Reilly M, Allen A, Deering A and Prinsen S. Reliability analysis of a modified ballet specific balance error scoring system for high school dancers. Poster presented at: American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. February; virtual asynchronous, 2021. 2021
  • Reilly M, Knight H, Black L, Peterson J and Furze J. Expanded assessment of clinical reasoning skills in physical therapist students. Poster presented at: Creighton University Assessment Symposium, October 26; Omaha, NE, 2018. 2018
  • Reilly M, Beran-Shelpler K and Paschal K. Leading through innovation in laboratory teaching: a new twist on an old concept. Platform presented at: American Physical Therapy Association Education Leadership Conference, October 14; Jacksonville, FL, 2018 2018
  • Reilly M, Beran-Shepler K and Paschal K. Leading through innovation in laboratory teaching: a new twist on an old concept. Platform presented at: American Physical Therapy Association Education Leadership Conference, October 14; Jacksonville, FL, 2018. 2018
  • Knight H, Peterson J, Furze J, Reilly M, and Jensen G. Knowledge Translation in Health Professions Education: Exploring Implementation of a Clinical Reasoning Blueprint. Poster presented at: American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, San Antonio, TX. February 2022. -0001
  • Bilyeu C, Reilly M, Niski J and Matthews N. Creating Associated Faculty Development Opportunities: Enhancing Habits of the Head and Heart. Educational Leadership Conference. Educational Session, Atlanta, GA. October 2021. -0001
  • Sebelski C, Prokop T, Wilford K, Obert M, Slazman A, Hedmen, L, Cunningham S, Reilly M, Morretta M, Drake S and Gililand S. Clinical Reasoning Consortium: Innovations in the facilitation and assessment of clinical reasoning. Oral presentation at: Education Leadership Conference. October 17, 2020. Virtual Live-Synchronous. -0001
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