School of Health Sciences Physical Therapy

Kory Zimney

Kory Zimney
Assistant Professor
Physical Therapy, School of Health Sciences
UMS Lee Med/Sanford School of Medicine 318
Phone: 605-677-5457
Bio:
Dr. Zimney has been practicing physical therapy since 1994 following his graduation from the University of North Dakota with his Masters in Physical Therapy. He completed his transitional DPT graduate from the Post Professional Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program at Des Moines University, Class 2010. He moved into full time academics in 2013. Past clinical work experiences have been with various community-based hospitals working in multiple patient care areas of inpatient, skilled rehab, home health, acute rehab, work conditioning/hardening and outpatient. He also was department manager of rehabilitation services at St. Luke’s Health System in Sioux City for 8 years. He still maintains clinical practice one day a week at Mercy Business Health Services in Sioux City, IA working with outpatient work related injuries and providing on-site loss prevention and ergonomics services for local businesses. He also teaches nationally with International Spine and Pain Institute.
Teaching Interests:
Evidence Based Practice, Client and Community Health Education, Therapeutic Neuroscience Education, Modalities, Health Care Management
Research Interests:
Pain neuroscience
Education:
  • Post Professional Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT), Physical Therapy, Des Moines University, 2010
  • MS, Physical Therapy, University Of North Dakota, 1994
  • BS, Physical Therapy, University Of North Dakota, 1993
Publications:
  • Zimmy, K., (2014), Moving Past the Normalization Heuristic to Unravel the Mystery of Pain, Phys Med Rehabil Int, vol. 1, iss. 4, p. 2.
  • Zimmy, K., Louw, A., Puentedura, E. J., (2013), Use of Therapeutic Neuroscience Education to address Psychosocial Factors Associated with Acute Low Back Pain: A Case Report, Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, pp. Early Online: 1-8. (DOI: 10.3109/09593985.2013.856508)
Awards and Honors:
  • The Harry E. Settles Contributor of the Year Award, USD Physical Therapy Program, 2013
Presentations:
  • Zimmy, K. (2014, September). Pain Neuroscience Topics. Presented at the SDPTA Fall Conference, Sioux Falls, SD.
  • Zimmy, K. (2014, August). Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Presented at the New Mexico - APTA Fall Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Zimmy, K. (2014, August). Therapeutic Neuroscience Education. Presented at the New Mexico - APTA Fall Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Zimmy, K. (2014, June). Use of Therapeutic Neuroscience Education to Address Psychosocial Factors Associated with Acute Low Back Pain: A Case Report. Presented at the NEXT Conference, Charlotte, NC.
  • Zimmy, K., Puentedura, L. (2014, June). Neuroscience of Neurodynamics. Presented at the International Spine and Pain Institute Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Zimmy, K. (2014, April). Pain Neuroscience Topics. Presented at the KPTA Spring Conference, Wichita, KS.
  • Zimmy, K. (2014, February). The Neuroscience of Pain. Presented at the Interprofessional Health Symposium: Know Pain or No Gain, Dubuque, IA.
  • Zimmy, K. (2014, February). Successfully Treating CRPS: A Clinical Application Course. Presented at the Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Zimmy, K. (2014, January). Pain. Presented at the Noon Conference, Sioux Falls, SD.
  • Zimmy, K. (2013, October). Use of TNE to address Psychosocial Factors Associated with Acute Low Back Pain: A Case Report. Presented at the IPTA Fall Conference, Ames, IA.
  • Zimmy, K. (2013, October). The Thoracic Spine: Evidence Based Approach to Evaluate & Treat. Presented at the Minneapolis Orthopedic Evening Lecture Series, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Zimmy, K. (2013, October). The Thoracic Spine: Evidence Based Approach to Evaluate & Treat. Presented at the Lincoln Orthopedic Evening Lecture Series, Lincoln, NE.