John Schmitt, PT, PhD

Professor

651-690-7739

jsschmitt@stkate.edu

Dr. John Schmitt received a Bachelor of Science from Central College in Pella, Iowa, followed by an M.S. in Organic Chemistry and a Graduate Certificate in Physical Therapy from the University of Iowa. After practicing outpatient orthopaedic physical therapy for 11 years, he returned to graduate school and was awarded a PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Minnesota in December, 2002. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and has been active in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy practice since 1986. He has a certification in manual therapy from the Institute of Physical Therapy in St. Augustine, FL.

Dr. Schmitt joined the faculty at St. Catherine University in 2001. His primary teaching areas are research methods, evidence based practice, and outpatient orthopedics. He is currently serving as chair of the St. Catherine University Institutional Review Board (IRB) and is a co-chair of the Research Committee for the MN Physical Therapy Association. He is a member of the International Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.

Dr. Schmitt's research interests include the measurement of disability and functional outcomes in clinical populations, and the study of risk factors for musculoskeletal overuse injuries.

Ph.D., Rehabilitation Science with Concentrations in Epidemiology and Statistics
The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2002

Graduate Certificate, Physical Therapy
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1986

Master of Science, Organic Chemistry
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1984

Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry, Education
Central College, Pella, Iowa, Summa Cum Laude, 1982

Certificates:

  • Physical Therapy Licensure
    4042, Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Certification in Manual Therapy
    Institute of Physical Therapy, St. Augustine, Florida

Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. (2014). Outstanding Research Poster Award for the project entitled: “Examination of core endurance, hip strength, and arch structure as risk factors for patellofemoral pain syndrome.”

College of St. Catherine (2008) Teacher of the Year, St. Kate's Faculty Teaching Advising Awards Committee

Risk Factors for Patellar Instability. (2014).

Professor, St. Catherine University, 2014–Present

Associate Professor, St. Catherine University, 2001–2014

Senior Physical Therapist, Park Nicollet Clinic, 1986–Present

Director, Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, College of St. Catherine, 2004–2006

Schmitt J, Abbott JH. (2017) Clinical Predictors of Patient Global Ratings of Change. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. (47, 1, A24)

Schmitt, J. & Abbott, J. (2015). "Global Ratings of Change Do Not Accurately Reflect Functional Change Over Time in Clinical Practice." Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. (45, 2, 106-111)

Schmitt, J. & Abbott, J. (2014) "Minimum Important Differences for the Patient-Specific Functional Scale, Region-Specific Outcome Measures, and the Numeric Pain Rating Scale." Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. (44, 8, 560-564)

Schmitt, J. & Abbott, J. (2014). "Patient Global Ratings of Change Did Not Adequately Reflect Change Over Time: A Clinical Cohort Study." Physical Therapy. (94, 4, 534-42)

Abbott, J. & Schmitt, J. (2014). "The Patient-Specific Functional Scale is valid for group-level change comparisons and between-group discrimination." Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. (67, 6, 681-688)

Matuska, K., Bass, J. & Schmitt, J. (2013) "Life Balance and Perceived Stress: Predictors and Demographic Profile." OTJR: Occupation, Participation & Health. (33, 3, 146-158)

Schmitt, J., Cichanowski, H., Niemuth, P. & Johnson, R. (2007). "Hip Strength in Collegiate Female Athletes with Patellofemoral Pain." Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. (39, 8, 1227-1232)

Schmitt, J. & Di Fabio, R. (2005). "The validity of prospective and retrospective global change criterion measures." Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation. (86, 12, 2270-2276)

Schmitt, J. & Di Fabio, R. (2004). "Reliable change and minimum important difference (MID) proportions facilitated group responsiveness comparisons using individual threshold criteria." Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. (57, 10, 1008-18)

Schmitt, J., Gerlach, K., Batchelder, J., Everson, A., Paquin, L. & Sande, H. (2014). "Hip strength and core endurance among adolescent female runners." Minnesota Physical Therapy Association Spring Conference, St. Paul, MN

Schmitt, J., Gerlach, K., Darlin, S., Durabi, H., Mierau, A., Takekawa, A. & Wallner, E. (2014). "Examination of core endurance, hip strength, and arch structure as risk factors for patellofemoral pain syndrome." Minnesota Physical Therapy Association Spring Conference, St. Paul, MN

Schmitt, J. & Abbott, J. (2014). "Minimum important differences for the Patient-Specific Functional Scale, region-specific outcome measures, and the Numeric Pain Rating Scale." Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Las Vegas, NV

Schmitt, J. & Abbott, J. (2014). "The Patient-Specific Functional Scale is valid for group-level change comparisons and between-group discrimination." Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Las Vegas, NV

Schmitt, J., Gerlach, K., Scott, D., Hannah, D., Andrea, M., Ashley, T. & Elizabeth, W. (2014). "Examination of Core Endurance, Hip strength, and arch structure as risk factors for patellofemoral pain syndrome." Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Las Vegas, NV

Schmitt, J. & Koch, E. (2013). "Delayed Postoperative Physical Therapy Management Following Rotator Cuff Repair: A Case Report." Minnesota Physical Therapy Association Fall Conference, Duluth, MN

Schmitt, J. & Klaers, H. (2013). "An Evidence-Based Approach to Treatment of an Acute Episode of Shoulder Tendinitis: A Case Report." Minnesota Physical Therapy Association Fall Conference, Duluth, MN

Schmitt, J., Matheson, J. & Olmschenk, R. (2013). "Clinical Practice Guidelines: What Every PT and PTA Should Know." Minnesota Physical Therapy Association Spring Conference, Brooklyn Center, MN

Schmitt, J. & Abbott, J. (2013). "The validity of global ratings of change used in clinical practice." Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, San Diego, CA

Schmitt, J. & Kramer, C. (2012). "Clinical Decision Making for Neck Pain: Use of Clinical Prediction Rules and Current Evidence for Manual Therapy." Minnesota Physical Therapy Association Spring Conference

Schmitt, J., Bjornaraa, J. & Gilchrist, L. (2011). "Physical Therapist’s Role in Medical Screening." Park Nicollet Clinic Continuing Education

Schmitt, J., Graves, A., Johnson, B., Johnson, K. & Krista, W. (2010). "Relationship Among Injury Status, Hip Strength, Arch Structure, and Ankle Flexibility in Long Distance Runners: A Pilot Study." Minnesota Physical Therapy Association Spring Conference

Schmitt, J., Bottoms, J., Charlotte, B., Erin, T. & Lisa, U. (2010). "Longitudinal arch height and longitudinal arch angle as risk factors for plantar fasciitis: A matched case-control study." Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association

Schmitt, J. & Weddle, M. (2009). "Making the Case for Writing Case Reports." Minnesota Physical Therapy Association Continuing Education Seminar