Allison Naber

Allison Naber

Assistant Professor



Phone: (605) 658-6458



I received my Bachelor in Psychology from Southwest State University, Marshall, MN in 2002. In 2004, I received my Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of South Dakota. I received my Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degree through the post-professional program at the University of South Dakota in 2016. I have clinical experience in the areas of hand to elbow rehabilitation, occupational health, and lymphedema therapy. I am a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT), and I am also certified through the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA).

Teaching Interests:

I have teaching interests in the areas of upper extremity rehabilitation, splinting, occupational health and ergonomics, and professional identity and Level I fieldwork experiences.

Research Interests:

My scholarship interests include upper extremity rehabilitation, occupational health and injury prevention, and the role of occupational therapy in lymphedema therapy.


  • Doctorate of Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy, University of South Dakota, 2016
  • MS, Occupational Therapy, University of South Dakota, 2004
  • BA, Psychology, Southwest State University, 2002

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Minnesota OT Licensure, State of Minnesota Department of Health
  • Adult CPR/AED and Infant CPR, American Red Cross
  • South Dakota OT License, South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist-LANA, Lymphology Association of North America
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Academy of Lymphatic Studies
  • Functional Movement Screen, FMS
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation, Functional Job Analysis, Prework Screen Certifications, WorkWell

Awards and Honors:

  • Board of Director Service Award, Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association, 2017