Carrie Truebenbach, MS, MSPT, OCS

Clinical Assistant Professor

[Image] Carrie Truebenbach

Pavilion, Room 383
Phone: (414) 229-3265
Fax: (414) 229-3366




  • M.S., Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 2007
  • M.S., Physical Therapy, Boston University, 1995

Speaker Topics

  • Orthopaedic Injuries and Rehabilitation
  • Running Gait and Biomechanics
  • Dance Injuries and Rehabilitation

Interests & Expertise

Ms. Truebenbach has been involved with teaching DPT students since the start of the program here at UWM. She joined the DPT staff full-time in 1/2011. Ms. Truebenbach’s primary teaching concentration is in the area of musculoskeletal assessment, interventions, and clinical decision making. She also teaches the Integumentary System course. Ms. Truebenbach is active in the selection committee for incoming DPT applicants. She serves as an item-writer for the National Physical Therapy Examination. Prior to her current position at UWM, Ms. Truebenbach maintained a clinical practice in orthopaedics and sports medicine at the Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Medicine Center. In her clinical practice, Ms. Truebenbach had the opportunity to specialize in rehabilitation of performing artists involved in classical ballet and contemporary dance. Her interests and training also fostered her specialty practice in working with runners seeking injury rehabilitation and performance enhancement. She has held an Orthopaedic Certified Specialist designation with the American Physical Therapy Board of Specialty Certification since 2003, and was re-certified in 2012.

Recent Publications

Master’s Thesis: The effect of a fatiguing run on ankle strength and lower extremity mechanics in female runners (Advisor: Kristian O’Connor, PhD)

Papers and Presentations at Academic & Professional Meetings

Truebenbach. C. (2013, March). Lateral Hip Pain- Differential Diagnosis and Management. Presented at the Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Medicine Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.

Truebenbach, C. (2011, March). Running Analysis Lab. Presented at the Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.

Truebenbach, C. A., Earl-Boehm, J., Huddleston, W., Swartz, A. & O’Connor, K. M. (2011, August). Effects of a fatiguing run on lower extremity mechanics in female runners. Annual meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Long Beach, CA.

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association Member since 1994

Current and Previous Activities

Research assistant: Earl, J. A. and Hoch, A. Z. (2010). A proximal strengthening program improves pain, function and biomechanics in women with patellofemoral pain syndrome. American Journal of Sports Medicine, epub 10/7/2010.

Co-investigator: The epidemiology of injuries in a summer intensive ballet program: a seven year experience (Principal Investigator: Craig C. Young, M.D.)

Courses Taught

  • KIN 643: Integumentary System
  • KIN 741, 742: Musculolskeletal System Lower and Upper Extremity
  • KIN 746: Case-based Clinical Decision Making