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Matt Dewald

Matt Dewald

Assistant Professor

PHYSICAL THERAPY

SCSC 379

Phone: (605) 658-6372

Email: Matt.Dewald@usd.edu

Bio:

I'm a graduate of USD twice (Go 'Yotes)! I have worked in South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and Colorado with Board Certifications in both Sports Physical Therapy and Orthopedic Physical Therapy.


Teaching Interests:

Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy, Sports Physical Therapy, Dry Needling, and Movement Science.


Research Interests:

Running Related Injuries and Dry Needling


Education:

  • DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of South Dakota, 2008
  • BS, Psychology, University of South Dakota, 2005

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialist
  • Emergency Medical Responder, American Red Cross
  • SASTM Method of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Functional Dry Needling Level 1, Kinetacore
  • Functional Dry Needling Level 2, Kinetacore
  • Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialist
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • BLS for Healthcare Providers, American Heart Association
  • Protecting Human Research Participants, National Institutes of Health

Publications:

Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Berg-Poppe, Patti, Dewald, Matt, Jordre, Becca, Karges-Brown, Joy, and Ladwig, Adam. Using the SNAPPS model to develop student physical therapist decision making skills during new encounters in the outpatient clinic. In Journal of Clinical Education in Physical Therapy..

Presentations:

  • Dewald, Matt. Your best posture is always your next posture.. Presented at the South Dakota Dental Hygienists' Association Meeting., Sioux Falls, SD. (May 13, 2021)
  • Tao, Hanz, Dewald, Matt. Applying primary load management strategies to runners.. Presented at the Avera Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Symposium, Sioux Falls, SD. (April 16, 2021)
  • Dewald, Matt, Tao, Hanz. The running evaluation and common myths associated with it.. Presented at the University of Iowa Running Symposium, Iowa City, IA. (February 13, 2021)
  • Cross, Patrick, Black, Brett, Johnson, Megan, Wienk, Brian, Nelson, Heidi, Dewald, Matt. Physical therapists' knowledge of continuous therapeutic ultrasound parameters.. Presented at the 2020 Spring IPTA Conference, Des Moines, IA. (2020)
  • Dewald, Matt, Deiter, Andrew, Gross, Eric, Moravec, Grant, Willis, Dylan. Short-term effects of dry needling on hamstring length in an adult population.. Presented at the BCU Excellence Event. (2019)
  • Dewald, Matt, Campbell, Alicia, Love, Brenden. Effects of transverse abdominal isometric exercise on inter-rectus distance: A case study.. Presented at the BCU Excellence Event. (2018)
  • Pat, Hauer, Haacke, Todd, Jorgensen, Tyson, Reyes, Andrele, Robertson, Dane, Dewald, Matt. EMG assessment of novel exercises to maximize gluteus medius activation.. Presented at the BCU Excellence Event. (2018)
  • Dewald, Matt, Ecklund, Julia, Murphy, Jestin, Leloux, Anna, Whitten, Brandon. The effects of dry needling on runners.. Presented at the BCU Excellence Event. (2018)
  • Klappa, Susan, Klappa, Scott, Adams, Jason, Cross, Patrick, Dewald, Matt, Hauer, Pat, Nelson, Heidi, Strong, Eric, Wienk, Brian. Understanding good research: beyond the classroom and journal club.. Presented at the Combined Sections Meeting 2018, New Orleans, LA. (2018)
  • Dewald, Matt, Cross, Patrick, Wienk, Brian, Klappa, Susan. DPT students' confidence improves with sideline coverage experience.. Presented at the Spring Iowa Physical Therapy Association Meeting, Des Moines, IA. (2018)
  • Wienk, Brian, Dewald, Matt, Strong, Eric, Nelson, Heidi, Cross, Patrick, Hauer, Pat, Klappa, Susan. Integrated clinical correlations model develops social responsibility while meeting the healthcare needs of underserved multicultural populations.. Presented at the Combined Sections Meeting. (2017)
  • Klappa, Susan, Strong, Eric, Wienk, Brian, Dewald, Matt, Nelson, Heidi, Hauer, Pat, Adams, Jason, Cross, Patrick, Lloyd, Megan. Beyond PICO, CAT walks, and journal clubs, cinematography connects students to EBP.. Presented at the Educational Leadership Conference, Columbus, OH. (2017)
  • Dewald, Matt, Klappa, Susan, Wahab, Jaimie. Dry needling as a novel treatment of clonus and spasticity.. Presented at the Iowa Physical Therapy Association Spring Conference, Des Moines, IA. (2017)
  • Hauer, Pat, Gazda, Rachel, Gunderson, Drew, Herbold, Grace, Knudson, Mickey, Lynch, John, Dewald, Matt. EMG Activation during a Compound Bow Shot: A Pilot Study.. Presented at the IPTA State Meeting, Des Moines, IA. (2017)
  • Dewald, Matt. Clinical Pearls of training runners for injury prevention and performance.. Presented at the North Central Regional Conference, St. Paul, MN. (2017)
  • Dewald, Matt. Dry Needling. Presented at the Northwest District Iowa Physical Therapy Association Meeting, Sioux City, IA. (2016)