Teresa A. Bisson, PT, DPT, NCS, ATP

Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Therapy

Teresa A. Bisson

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-624-2364

Fax 612-625-4274

Office Address:
Program in Physical Therapy
University of Minnesota
284 Children's Rehab Center
MMC 388
420 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Therapy

BS, Grand Valley State University (Health Sciences), 2000

DPT, Western University of Health Sciences (Physical Therapy), 2015; MSPT, Grand Valley State University (Physical Therapy), 2002


Professional Associations

  • APTA Education Section, 2014-Present
  • APTA Health Policy and Administration Section, 2012-Present
  • APTA Neurology Section, 2002-Present
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), 1999-Present


Research Summary/Interests

Professional Areas of Interests:

Dosing of physical therapy for optimal outcomes in patients with chronic neurologic conditions. Provision of physical therapy services and education in underserved areas locally, nationally, and internationally.



  • Manuscript in Preparation: Bisson TA, Newsam C. "Short-duration, high intensity bouts of physical therapy to increase self-efficiency, confidence, and function in an individual with incomplete spinal cord injury: a case report."

Presentations / Professional Education:

  • June 2015: Bisson, T., "A High-Intensity, Periodic Model of Physical Therapy Care Delivery for an Individual with Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury," poster presentation at NEXT Conference, National Harbor, MD
  • 2006-2007: Coordinator - Motor Learning Rounds, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Downey, CA
  • 2006: Bisson, T., and Wolfson, M., "Bariatrics and Rehabilitation," Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Downey, CA
  • 2005: Bisson, T., and Ulrich, S., "Introduction to Stroke and Stroke Rehabilitation," Chapman University, Orange, CA



PT6287 Adult Neurorehabilitation - Instructor / Coordinator; PT6288 Pediatric Rehabilitation - Coordinator; PT6280 Clinical Assessment - Unit I, Assisting


Board Certifications

  • Board-Certified Neurology Certified Specialist (NCS), American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, American Physical Therapy Association
  • Certified Clinical Instructor by the American Physical Therapy Association
  • Certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) by the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)