Heather E. Knight, PT, DPT, NCS, CBIS
Heather E. Knight, PT, DPT, NCS, CBIS

Heather E. Knight, PT, DPT, NCS, CBIS

Assistant Professor
Coordinator, Creighton University Neurologic Physical Therapy Program - Program Coordinator
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions


  • Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist (ABPTS)
  • Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS)

Academic Appointments


  • Physical Therapy


  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Adult Neurologic Rehabilitation and Motor Control/Motor Learning

Publications and Presentations


  • Knight H, Wong S. Flipped classroom model for introduction and case based application to lower extremity orthotics. Compendium for Teaching Physical Therapy Neurologic Content., 2015
  • Knight H. A Flipped Classroom Approach to Teaching Introductory Vestibular Rehabilitation Skills in a Laboratory Setting. Compendium for Teaching Physical Therapy Neurologic Content., 2015
  • Ringenbach SD, Allen H, Chung S, Jung ML. Specific instructions are important for continuous bimanual drumming in adults with Down Syndrome. Down Syndrome Research and Practice; 200611(1): 29-36., Down Syndrome Research and Practice, 11(1), 29-36, 2006


  • Knight H, Nelson K, Black L. The integration of contemporary active learning strategies for teaching specialty practice content. Education Leadership Conference. Phoenix, AZ. October 7, 2016., 2016
  • Knight H, Nelson K, Black L. Enhancing student learning through active experiential learning for vestibular rehabilitation. Office for Academic Excellence and Assessment. Creighton University, 2016
  • Barr JB, Black L, Furze J, Gale J, Knight H, Nelson K. Common Curriculum: A Model for Inter-specialty Education Across PT Residency Programs, Platform Presentation, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Anaheim, CA, February 2016., 2016
  • Gillen AB, Knight HE, Carlson C. Serial casting followed by functional rigidity casting of the ankle to improve range of motion, balance and functional mobility in patients with neurologic deficits: a single case study. Poster Presentation. APTA Combined Section Meeting. Anaheim, CA, February 19, 2016., 2016
  • Knight H, Whalen J. Integration of vestibular and concussion rehabilitation into current practice. Creighton University Alumni Continuing Education Event, 2015
  • Knight HE. Fall prevention: Maximizing mobility. Victory Summit. Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease. Des Moines, IA., 2015

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Residency Education, Teaching and Learning, Neurology, Brain Injury, Older Adults, Balance

Current Research Projects

  • Mentor development in residency education; Balance and fall risk; Active learning strategies in PT education, Clinical Reasoning

Awards and Honors

  • Trauma Champion, Bryan Trauma Center, Lincoln, NE, 2013
  • APTA Emerging Leader Award, American Physical Therapy Association, 2016