Heather Knight, PT, DPT, NCS, CBIS
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Creighton University
Dr. Heather Knight, PT, DPT, NCS, CBIS is an assistant professor at Creighton University in Omaha, NE where she teaches content related to adult neurologic rehabilitation and serves as the Program Coordinator for Creighton’s Neurologic PT Residency Program. Dr. Knight received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Creighton University in 2008, completed residency training in neurologic physical therapy in 2010 at Kaiser Permanente, and became a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (ABPTS) in 2011. She has been working with interdisciplinary teams in the acute and inpatient rehabilitation setting for over 10 years, and she has been collaborating with colleagues to develop and facilitate interprofessional educational opportunities in the academic and clinical settings for over 6 years.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Cultivating Dynamic Interprofessional Competency and Communication Skills Among Health Professionals to Optimize Aging
Beginning in the fall of 2017, a team consisting of one occupational therapy faculty, one physical therapy faculty, and one professional from the Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research (CIPER) implemented an interprofessional experience (IPE) for Occupational and Physical therapy students in an assisted living facility. The experience includes orientation and guided communication for the IPE teams prior to an onsite experience with the assigned assisted living facility resident. The teams observed one another complete profession specific assessments and conducted a care…