Dennis C. W. Fater, Ph.D., P.T., Cert M.D.T.
Professor
Full Member of UW-L Graduate Faculty
Physical Therapy Program, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse


Education:

  • Joined UW-L in 1983
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, Physical Therapy, 1991
  • Post-Doctoral Training, University of Florida - Medical School, 1981-1983
  • Ph.D., University of Kansas - Medical Center, Physiology, 1981
  • B.S., University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Zoology, 1975

Research Interests:

  • Spine Orthopedics
  • Kinematic chain influences on spine function/dysfunction

Teaching Specialties:

  • Medical Physiology (PTS )
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation and Treatment: Spine (PTS )
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology

Honors and Awards:

  • University of Michigan Regents Alumni Scholar
  • Michigan Competitive Scholarship, University of Michigan
  • Graduate Student Teaching Assistantship, Department of Physiology, University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Research Associateship, University of Florida
  • Research Fellowship - "Effect of Tyrosine on the Development of Hypertension", American Heart Association, Florida Affiliate
  • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Faculty Research Grant - "The Effects of Adipose Tissue Upon the Distribution of Ingested Ethanol in Rats."
  • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Faculty Research Grant - "A Comparison of the Efficiency of Isokinetic Strengthening of Shoulder Girdle Muscles Utilizing Straight Planar Movements and Diagonal Movements."
  • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Faculty Development Grant to attend continuing education coursework in spine orthopedics sponsored by The Institute of Physical Therapy.
  • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Faculty Development Grant to attend continuing education coursework in mechanical spine therapy sponsored by the McKenzie Institute

Community Service:

  • Volunteer with disabled hunters to promote safety and participation.

Dennis Fater
4066 Health Science Center
Department of Health Professions - Physical Therapy Program
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608) 785-8471
Fax: (608) 785-8460
Email: dfater@uwlax.edu


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