Faculty

Mayo Clinic physical therapist teaching anatomy to a student

There are eight core faculty members devoted to the Physical Therapy Doctoral Program, and the program also draws faculty from Mayo Clinic's clinical, scientific and technical staffs. Faculty members are chosen for their commitment to teaching, as well as clinical practice and research. Many have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields.

Students have direct access to these individuals throughout the program, giving trainees the opportunity to learn directly from some of today's best practitioners in physical therapy.

Core faculty biographies

  • John H. Hollman, P.T., Ph.D.
    • Physical Therapy Doctoral Program Director
    • Dr. Hollman joined the Physical Therapy Doctoral Program in 2003. He graduated from Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences' Physical Therapy Program in 1994 and from Washington University in St. Louis in 2000 with his Ph.D. in movement science/biomechanics.

      Dr. Hollman's teaching interests include biomechanics, kinesiology, research methods and statistics, and musculoskeletal physical therapy. His research interests include the measurement and study of lower extremity biomechanics and postural stability during walking.

      Dr. Hollman has published more than 75 peer-reviewed papers in scientific and professional journals and serves as an editorial board member with the Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, including the association's orthopedics, research and education sections; the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine; and the American Society of Biomechanics.

  • Connie L. Bogard, P.T., Ph.D.
    • Dr. Bogard graduated from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota, with a B.A. in physical therapy in 1983. That year, she came to Mayo Clinic as a staff physical therapist. In 1986, she joined the faculty. Dr. Bogard received her master's degree in adult education in 1989 from the University of Minnesota and her Ph.D. in education, also from the University of Minnesota, in 2010.

      Dr. Bogard teaches and coordinates courses in neurorehabilitation, movement science and pediatrics. Her clinical interest is in the area of pediatric and adult neurorehabilitation. She has been a co-author or investigator on seven research articles related to range of motion, motor control and physical therapy program admissions.

      Her current research interests relate to Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) curriculum development related to patient and caregiver training and education. Past research areas pursued by Dr. Bogard include exercise prescriptions for pediatric clients with plagiocephaly and torticollis as well as for adult female survivors of breast cancer. She has also studied the effects of auditory cues (music) on the gait and balance of people with Parkinson's disease.

      Dr. Bogard has been involved with DPT students and their service learning projects related to group exercise classes for people with Parkinson's disease and their caregivers as well as physical activity screening and fall prevention screening for older adults in the community. Dr. Bogard is an active member on the Falls Prevention Coalition of Olmsted County, Minnesota.

      Dr. Bogard is the Mayo DPT program's academic lead on the Minnesota Physical Therapy Association Membership Committee and liaison with the student special interest group. She also chairs the PT Program Advisory Committee and is a member of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Diversity Committee.

  • Darren Q. Calley, P.T., DScPT, OCS
    • Dr. Calley joined the Physical Therapy Doctoral Program faculty in 2015. He is a 1996 graduate of Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences' Physical Therapy Program and earned a Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy degree through the University of Maryland in 2009.

      As a board-certified specialist in orthopaedics, Dr. Calley helped develop a physical therapy orthopaedic residency program at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, that enrolled its first residents in 2013. He serves as the director of physical therapy residencies at Mayo Clinic's Rochester campus and as the coordinator of the orthopaedic residency. His teaching responsibilities include complex medical conditions, differential diagnosis, interventions and manual therapy.

      Dr. Calley's research interests include musculoskeletal examination, psychosocial factors, manual therapy and clinical education. He has publications in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, Clinical Journal of Pain, Orthopaedic Practice, and Journal of Allied Health. Dr. Calley is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, including its orthopaedic and education sections.

  • Beth A. Cloud, P.T., Ph.D., D.P.T.
    • Dr. Cloud joined the Physical Therapy Doctoral Program faculty in 2016. She is a 2010 graduate of the program. She completed a Ph.D. in Clinical and Translational Science from the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in 2015 with a thesis evaluating spine and shoulder motion during manual wheelchair propulsion.

      Dr. Cloud has experience teaching anatomy to students in various health profession programs and is pursuing additional training in the subject through the anatomy training program (co-sponsored by the Anatomical Society and American Association of Anatomists). Her other teaching interests include neuroscience, neurorehabilitation, biomechanics and research topics.

      Dr. Cloud's primary research interests are the evaluation of upper limb biomechanics and the characterization and treatment of secondary conditions following neurological injury. She works collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team in the Rehabilitation Medicine Research Center to execute this research agenda. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, including the neurologic and research sections, the American Association of Anatomists, the American Spinal Injury Association, and the American Society of Biomechanics.

  • Nathan J. Hellyer, M.P.T., Ph.D.
    • Dr. Hellyer joined the Mayo Clinic faculty in January 2003. He received his master's degree in physical therapy and Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Iowa. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, American Physiological Society, and National Strength and Conditioning Association (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist). Dr. Hellyer teaches pharmacology, management of cardiopulmonary conditions and anatomy. He has led DPT students on six physical therapy service learning trips to Honduras.

      Dr. Hellyer's research interests are in neuromuscular and respiratory physiology. He has published his research in several peer-reviewed scientific and professional journals, including the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, American Journal of Physiology: Cell Physiology, Journal of Applied Physiology, Biochemical Journal, Anatomical Sciences Education, Gene, and Journal of Biological Chemistry.

  • David A. Krause, P.T., MBA, D.Sc., OCS
    • Dr. Krause is a 1984 graduate of the Physical Therapy Program at Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences. He joined Mayo Clinic in 1984 as a staff physical therapist. His primary clinical responsibility has been in the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center. In 1989, Dr. Krause received a Master of Business Administration degree from Winona State University. That year, he joined the faculty of the Physical Therapy Doctoral Program.

      In 2001, the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists awarded Dr. Krause a board certification as an Orthopedic Specialist. He was recertified in 2011. In 2006, he received a Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

      Dr. Krause's teaching responsibilities include orthopedic evaluation and intervention, sports medicine, gross anatomy, and professional management. He also continues clinical practice in the Sports Medicine Center. His research interests are in orthopedic clinical tests and measures and management of orthopedic conditions.

      Dr. Krause has published his research in several peer-reviewed professional journals, including Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Anatomical Sciences Education, Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, including the association's orthopaedics section.

  • Aaron B. Rindflesch, P.T., Ph.D., NCS
    • Director of Clinical Education
    • Dr. Rindflesch joined the Physical Therapy Doctoral Program as a full-time faculty member in 2003. He serves as the director of clinical education and is the assistant program director. He is a 1995 graduate of the program and has been teaching in the program since 1996. He is an assistant professor of physical therapy in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

      Dr. Rindflesch staffs the Mayo Outpatient Wheelchair and Seating Clinic, where he sees patients for their wheelchair and seating needs. He earned his Ph.D. in education from the University of Minnesota.

      In addition to directing all clinical experiences in the program, Dr. Rindflesch coordinates and teaches courses in professional management, neuroscience, and teaching and learning in physical therapy. He also teaches wheelchair and seating content as well as qualitative research.

      He has published in the Journal of Physical Therapy Education, Journal of Allied Health, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, Anatomical Sciences Education, WORK, and the Journal of Trauma. He has also published textbook chapters on clinical education and rehabilitation for complete paralysis.

      Dr. Rindflesch is an editorial board member of the Journal of Physical Therapy Education. He is a board-certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist (NCS) through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.

  • Jim W. Youdas, P.T., M.S.
    • Mr. Youdas received a certificate in physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh in 1971 and a Master of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1976. He has served as a faculty member for the Physical Therapy Doctoral Program since 1976. Mr. Youdas teaches courses in gross anatomy and biomechanics. He assists other faculty in a variety of classes on physical therapy assessment, intervention skills and research.

      Mr. Youdas has authored articles in several rehabilitation journals, including Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, the American Journal of Sports Medicine, the Journal of Physical Therapy Education, and Anatomical Sciences Education. Mr. Youdas holds the academic rank of associate professor.

Visiting professors and lecturers

A hallmark of higher education excellence is the breadth and depth of information and experience provided students by the faculty and visiting experts. Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic to lecture on their areas of medical and scientific expertise each year.

Students at Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences are encouraged to learn from these valuable resources by attending all relevant conferences, lectures and seminars prepared for students, interns, residents, fellows and consulting staff.

Aug. 03, 2017