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

Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Therapy

Teresa A. Bisson

Contact Info

tbisson@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-624-2364

Fax 612-625-4274

Office Address:
Division of Physical Therapy
311 Children's Rehab Ctr
426 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
Division of Physical Therapy
MMC 388
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Therapy


DPT, Western University of Health Sciences (Physical Therapy), 2015

MSPT, Grand Valley State University (Physical Therapy), 2002

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

Summary

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
    • Minnesota Physical Therapy Association, 2015-Present

Research

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. Methods of assessment of impaired selective voluntary motor control after upper motor neuron injury, its impact on function, and intervention strategies.

Publications

Publications: 
  • De Patre D, Van de Winckel A, Panté F, Rizzello C, Zernitz M, Mansour M, Zordan L, Zeffiro TA, O?Connor EE, Bisson T, Lupi A, Perfetti C. Visual and motor recovery after “Cognitive Therapeutic Exercises” in cortical blindness: A case study. J Neurol Phys Ther. 2017 Jul;41(3):164-172. doi: 10.1097/NPT.0000000000000189.
  • Bisson TA, Newsam CJ. Short-duration, high intensity bouts of physical therapy to increase self-efficacy, confidence and function in an individual with incomplete spinal cord injury: A case report. Physiother Theory Pract. 2017: 1-8. doi:10.1080/ 09593985.2017.1357155. 

Presentations/Professional Education: 

  • Prudente, C.N., Kline, D., Bisson, T., Frost, K., Haines, S.J., Pierce, D., Tarver, B., Engineer, N., Kimberley, T.J. “Effects of Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) Paired with Rehabilitation in Upper Limb Motor Function after Stroke.” University of Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium. April 2017. Minneapolis, MN. 
  • Kiseljak-Dusenbury, S., Alvarenga, W., Bisson, T. “A high-intensity, periodic model of traditional and robotic therapy for an adolescent with left hemispherectomy: A case report.” Combined Sections Meeting. February 2017. San Antonio, TX. 
  • De Patre, D., Panté, F., Rizzello, C., Zernitz, M., Mansour, M., Zordan, L., Zeffiro, T., O’Connor, E., Bisson, T., Lupi, A., Perfetti, C., Van de Winckel A. “A Case Report of Visual and Motor Recovery After Cognitive Sensorimotor Rehabilitation in a Patient with Cortical Blindness.” University of Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium. April 2016. Minneapolis, MN
  • Prudente, C.N., Bisson, T., Kline, D., Frost, K., Haines, SJ., Pierce, D., Engineer, N., Kimberley, T.J. “Vagus Nerve Stimulation Combined with Rehabilitation for the Upper Extremity After Stroke.” University of Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium. April 2016. Minneapolis, MN
  • Bisson, T., Newsam, C.J. “A high-intensity, periodic model of physical therapy care-delivery for an individual with incomplete spinal cord injury.” NEXT Conference. June 2015. National Harbor, MD.

Teaching

Courses

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

Clinical

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)