Julie A. Peterson, PT, DPT
Julie A. Peterson, PT, DPT

Julie A. Peterson, PT, DPT

Assistant Professor
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Expertise/Specializations

  • WCS

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Physical Therapy

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Biography

Julie A. Peterson, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD is a full-time faculty in the Department of Physical Therapy at Creighton University.  Her primary responsibility is the clinic director of Creighton Therapy and Wellness: Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy and Creighton Pediatric Therapy.  She serves as the Director of Physical Therapy Residencies of which there are five programs, including orthopedics, neurologic, women's health, geriatrics, and pediatrics.  She teaches Practice Management and women's and men's health curricular content in the entry-level DPT program.  She serves as a clinical mentor in the women's health physical therapy residency.  Dr. Peterson received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Creighton University in 2001.  She is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Women's Health through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and Board-Certified in Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunctions through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance.  Dr. Peterson is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, and the Nebraska Physical Therapy Association.  

Education

  • Creighton University

Certifications

BCB-PMD

Publications and Presentations

Presentations

  • The Role of Biofeedback in Bowel and Bladder Dysfunctions, 2016
  • “The Role of Biofeedback in Bowel and Bladder Dysfunctions” for Practical GI Updates, Creighton University “Secondary Lymphedema in the Lower Extremity”, Creighton University “Final Steps for ICD 10 Implementation”, NPTA “CPT Coding, Billing, and Documentation Updates for Physical Therapists”, NPTA “Core Strengthening” to ME TOO Prostate Support Group, Alegent Health “Pelvic Dysfunction with Prostate Cancer” to ME TOO Prostate Support Group, Alegent Health “Pelvic Dysfunction with Prostate Cancer” to American Cancer Society, Prostate Support Group, Alegent Health “Mind Over Bladder” Workshop at Reaching Up Conference, Omaha, NE “Behavioral Treatment for Urinary Incontinence”, Peterson Physical Therapy “Women’s Health Physical Therapy” NE ARNP Professional Organization “Exercise and Fibromyalgia”, Omaha, NE “Exercise and Osteoporosis”, Westroads Medical Group “Women’s Health Physical Therapy” to Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging “Physical Therapy Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis” with Dr. Meera Dewan

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Pelvic floor dysfunctions, urinary and fecal incontinence, entry-level DPT clinical education, and residency education

Awards and Honors

  • PT Clinical Excellence Award, Nebraska Physical Therapy Association
  • Young Alumni Appreciation Award, Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Profession
  • Item Writer of the Year Award, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
  • Most Productive Item Writer of the Year Award, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties