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

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

Assistant Professor
Coordinator, Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency program - Academic
Director, Creighton University Geriatric Physical Therapy Residency Program
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions


  • Neurology; Brain Injury

Academic Appointments


  • Physical Therapy


  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Adult Neurologic Rehabilitation and Motor Control/Motor Learning


  • Kaiser Permanente Neurologic Residency Program; 2010
  • Creighton University; Doctor of Physical Therapy; 2008
  • Arizona State University; Barrett's Honors College; BS in Kinesiology; 2005


Board Certified Specialist in Neurology (NCS), Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS), Certified in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI), APTA Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor, Certified in Snoozelen and Sensory Work

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

Awards and Honors

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