Dr. Nancy Quick, PT, PhD
Dr. Quick received her B.S. in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado Health Science Center, her Master’s degree in biomechanics from the University of Northern Colorado and her PhD in biomechanics from the University of Kentucky.
Over the past 20 years, Dr. Quick has practiced physical therapy in a variety of clinical settings focused on orthopedic and neurological care as well as worked as a physical therapy professor and researcher.
Dr. Quick has conducted research supported through both private and public funding, much of which was focused on developing rehabilitation technology and devices to promote the recovery of function in those with neurological problems. She is the co-inventor on an exercise device for stroke patients, which was funded through a National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research SBIR grant. She has published and presented her research nationally, and has served as a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems & Rehabilitation Engineering, and the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Quick has also served as a grant reviewer for the Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research & Development Scientific Merit Board. She has been active in the American Physical Therapy Association and has served as Chair of the Research Committee in both Maine and Kentucky.
While teaching at the University of New England, she was nominated for both the Teacher of the Year and the Distinguished Teacher awards. She served as a member of the University of New England’s Board of Trustees Research & Development Committee as well as a Provider Group committee member for the Maine Quality Forum Advisory Council, which functioned as an advisory group on health care to the Legislature of Maine. Currently she serves on the post-acute care task force as part of the Colorado Stroke Alliance.
In 2007, Dr. Quick left her academic career and returned to Colorado to start a physical rehabilitation center focused on providing an innovative evidence-based model of rehabilitation. She continues to pursue her passion for research and teaching through collaborative partnerships with private and public organizations.