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Nicole Biltz, PT, DPT,

Nicole Biltz, PT, DPT,

Instructor, Department of Physical Therapy Education

College of Health Sciences

Join year: 2020

  • Education

    DPT, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, 2017

    BS, Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2014

  • Research Interest

    2019 - present

    Actively involved in clinical research projects in conjunction with Willamette University, Salem, Oregon. Current focus: Minimum Chair Height Stand Test

    Active member of the vestibular critical appraisal team for the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy

    2014 - 2017

    Integrative Muscle Physiology Laboratory Washington University in St. Louis, Program in Physical Therapy, St. Louis, Missouri


    Neurotrauma Research Laboratory

    University of Michigan, School of Kinesiology,

    Ann Arbor, Michigan

    2010 - 2012

    The Hanna Lab

    University of Michigan, Department of Microbiology, Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Awards
    • Early Career Professional Award in Neurologic Physical Therapy, Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy, October 2019.
    • Board certified clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, June 2019.
    • Steven J. Rose Research Award, Washington University in St. Louis, Program in Physical Therapy, May 2017.
  • Organizations

    American Physical Therapy Association, Member #690684 (2014 - present)

    Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy (2016 - present) with service on the Historian Committee (2018 - present)

    • Oregon Chapter (2019 - present)
    • Maryland Chapter (2017 - 2019)
    • Research Section (2016 - 2019)
    • Missouri Chapter (2014 - 2017)
  • Publications
    • Biltz NK. Concussion: Implications for the Physical Therapist. Lecture presentation at Pacific University: Hillsboro, OR. November 7, 2019.
    • Biltz NK, Wood JM, and Wilchinski J. Improving and maintaining therapist compliance of using standardized outcome measures in patients post-stroke: a multidisciplinary quality improvement project. Poster presentation at APTA Combined Sections Meeting: Washington D.C. January 24, 2019.
    • Biltz NK and Moore, MF. Return to adaptive sport utilizing task-specific exercises in a 19-year old patient with central vestibular dysfunction. Poster presentation at Johns Hopkins’ 8th Annual Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research and Clinical Expo: Baltimore, MD. November, 2018.
    • Biltz NK. Recovery in chronic stroke: a case report. Interactive case presentation at University of Delaware: Newark, DE. April 30, 2018.
    • Biltz NK and Meyer GA. A novel method for the quantification of fatty infiltration in skeletal muscle. Skelet Muscle. 2017;7(1):1-13.
    • Biltz NK and Meyer GA. Intramuscular adipose tissue (IMAT) negatively impacts skeletal muscle strength. Poster presentation at APTA Combined Sections Meeting: San Antonio, TX. February 16, 2017.