Bryan Heiderscheit, PT, PhD
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Bryan practices physical therapy at the UW Health Sports Rehabilitation Clinic and specializes in the treatment of patients with running-related injuries. He is the director of the Runners Clinic and a professor in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin.


Bryan is a member of the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy and a Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association. He is licensed by the state of Wisconsin for physical therapy. Bryan sees patients upon referral and through physical therapy direct access (self-referral).


Bryan received his degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and PhD in biomechanics from the University of Massachusetts.



Research Park Clinic
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Professional Certifications and Education

Education University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, La Crosse, WI

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

Dr. Heiderscheit is the co-director of the University of Wisconsin Neuromuscular Biomechanics Lab, which conducts research on the biomechanics and neuromuscular coordination of human movement, with particular focus on running-related injuries.

PubMed Articles
Mulligan EP Rauh MJ Heiderscheit B Jenkins WL Sports Physical Therapy Education in the United States: Where Do We Go from Here? A Survey of American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy Members. J Allied Health . 2020 Summer;49(2):e79-e87
[PubMed ID: 32469379]
Deering RE Christopher SM Heiderscheit BC From Childbirth to the Starting Blocks: Are We Providing the Best Care to Our Postpartum Athletes? J Orthop Sports Phys Ther . 2020 Jun;50(6):281-284
[PubMed ID: 32476582]
Johnston W Heiderscheit B Coughlan GF McLoughlin R Liston M Brooks A Caulfield B Concussion recovery evaluation using the inertial sensor instrumented Y Balance Test. J Neurotrauma . 2020 May 12;
[PubMed ID: 32394801]
McClinton S PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT Heiderscheit B PT, PhD McPoil TG PT, PhD Flynn TW PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT Physical therapist decision-making in managing plantar heel pain: cases from a pragmatic randomized clinical trial. Physiother Theory Pract . 2020 May;36(5):638-662
[PubMed ID: 29979912]
Johnston W Heiderscheit B Sanfilippo J Brooks MA Caulfield B Athletes with a concussion history in the last two years have impairments in dynamic balance performance. Scand J Med Sci Sports . 2020 Apr 20;
[PubMed ID: 32311175]
McClinton SM Heiderscheit BC McPoil TG Flynn TW Effectiveness of physical therapy treatment in addition to usual podiatry management of plantar heel pain: a randomized clinical trial. BMC Musculoskelet Disord . 2019 Dec 28;20(1):630
[PubMed ID: 31883516]
Ardern CL Cleland JA Heiderscheit BC Kamper SJ Silbernagel K Gratitude to All Who Contributed to the <i>JOSPT</i> in 2019. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther . 2019 Dec;49(12):869-871
[PubMed ID: 31789123]
Wille CM Lee KS Heiderscheit BC Denervation Edema of Hamstring Muscles Following Acute Strain Injury. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther . 2019 Oct;49(10):761
[PubMed ID: 31570076]
Nelson EO Ryan M AufderHeide E Heiderscheit B Development of the University of Wisconsin Running Injury and Recovery Index. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther . 2019 Oct;49(10):751-760
[PubMed ID: 31378123]
Stiffler-Joachim MR Wille CM Kliethermes SA Johnston W Heiderscheit BC Foot Angle and Loading Rate during Running Demonstrate a Nonlinear Relationship. Med Sci Sports Exerc . 2019 Oct;51(10):2067-2072
[PubMed ID: 31525170]
Sanfilippo J Krueger D Heiderscheit B Binkley N Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry Body Composition in NCAA Division I Athletes: Exploration of Mass Distribution. Sports Health . 2019 Sep Oct;11(5):453-460
[PubMed ID: 31348720]
Snedden TR Scerpella J Kliethermes SA Norman RS Blyholder L Sanfilippo J McGuine TA Heiderscheit B Sport and Physical Activity Level Impacts Health-Related Quality of Life Among Collegiate Students. Am J Health Promot . 2019 Jun;33(5):675-682
[PubMed ID: 30586999]
Allen KD Bongiorni D Caves K Coffman CJ Floegel TA Greysen HM Hall KS Heiderscheit B Hoenig HM Huffman KM Morey MC Ramasunder S Severson H Smith B Van Houtven C Woolson S STepped exercise program for patients with knee OsteoArthritis (STEP-KOA): protocol for a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskelet Disord . 2019 May 28;20(1):254
[PubMed ID: 31138256]
Rabago D Kansariwala I Marshall D Nourani B Stiffler-Joachim M Heiderscheit B Dextrose Prolotherapy for Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis: Feasibility, Acceptability, and Patient-Oriented Outcomes in a Pilot-Level Quality Improvement Project. J Altern Complement Med . 2019 Apr;25(4):406-412
[PubMed ID: 30688517]
Johnston W Heiderscheit B Mobile Technology in Running Science and Medicine: Are We Ready? J Orthop Sports Phys Ther . 2019 Mar;49(3):122-125
[PubMed ID: 30819056]
Luedke LE Heiderscheit BC Williams DSB Rauh MJ Factors Associated With Self-Selected Step Rate in High School Cross Country Runners. J Strength Cond Res . 2018 Oct 17;
[PubMed ID: 30335714]
Pignato M Arbeeva L Schwartz TA Callahan LF Cooke J Golightly YM Goode AP Heiderscheit BC Hill C Huffman KM Severson HH Allen KD Level of participation in physical therapy or an internet-based exercise training program: associations with outcomes for patients with knee osteoarthritis. BMC Musculoskelet Disord . 2018 Jul 19;19(1):238
[PubMed ID: 30025540]
Brumitt J Heiderscheit BC Manske RC Niemuth PE Mattocks A Rauh MJ Preseason Functional Test Scores Are Associated With Future Sports Injury in Female Collegiate Athletes. J Strength Cond Res . 2018 Jun;32(6):1692-1701
[PubMed ID: 28930873]
Scerpella JJ Buehring B Hetzel SJ Heiderscheit BC Increased Leg Bone Mineral Density and Content During the Initial Years of College Sport. J Strength Cond Res . 2018 Apr;32(4):1123-1130
[PubMed ID: 29570599]
McClinton S Weber CF Heiderscheit B Low back pain and disability in individuals with plantar heel pain. Foot (Edinb) . 2018 Mar;34:18-22
[PubMed ID: 29202429]
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