User:Heidi Johnson Eigsti
Heidi Johnson Eigsti
Heidi Eigsti, PT, DPT, PhD., PCS., is an Assistant Professor at Regis University School of Physical Therapy. Clinically she practiced at The Children’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado for 14 years followed by a transition to working in community early intervention. She earned her Board Certification as a Pediatric Clinical Specialist from the American Physical Therapy Association in 1997 and her re-certification in 2007. At Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah, she earned her transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree in 2007. Dr. Eigsti’s work on a federally funded model demonstration grant resulted in the development of a transdisciplinary early intervention service delivery model (ENRICH) for children ages 0-3 years of age with neurologic dysfunction. Dr. Eigsti has presented nationally on the topics of intervention models of service delivery and assistive technology options for young children. In 2009, she earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Pediatric Science with her research dedicated to outcome measurement for infants and young children with disabilities. Dr. Eigsti’s doctoral work has been published in the Journal of Pediatric Physical Therapy in Fall, 2010. Dr. Eigsti has presented multiple presentations at national conferences such as APTA Combined Sections Meetings and Annual Conferences. She has presented her work on technology and environmental modifications at the Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America and the Department of Education’s National Conference in Washington D.C. In 2008, she was an invited lecturer for the APTA’s Pediatric Section’s Early Intervention Conference.
In service to the physical therapy profession, Dr. Eigisti has published multiple training videos for health professionals serving infants with disabilities and their families. Demonstrating her leadership in service, Dr. Eigsti leads Regis doctor of physical therapy students on service learning mission trips to Nicaragua.. The goal of this project is to improve the level of physical therapy care provided to the Nicaraguan people while at the same time increasing the awareness of global health and education disparities and building cultural competency in American physical therapists.
PhD, Pediatric Science, Rocky Mountain University of Health Profession, Provo Utah (2009)
DPT, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, Utah, Emphasis in Pediatrics (2007)
BS, Physical Therapy, University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, Colorado (1986)
American Physical Therapy Association
Colorado American Physical Therapy Association Pediatric Special Interest Group
Colorado State Representative, APTA Pediatric Section
APTA Pediatric Section, Colorado State Representative
Eigsti, H., Chandler, L., Robinson, C., & Bodkin, A. Summer 2010. “A Longitudinal Study of Outcome Measures for Children Receiving Early Intervention Services. Pediatric Physical Therapy.
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