Ruth Rice, PT, DPT, is a Senior Therapist at UCHealth, Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado with over 29 years of clinical experience with focus on orthopedics/manual therapy and exercise, neurorehabilitation, women’s care, amputee rehabilitation, and balance and fall rehabilitation. Advanced training in spinal rehabilitation, foot and ankle, orthotic and bracing expertise, amputee, and neurologic rehabilitation including stroke and Parkinson’s disease. Ruth received her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 1988 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2008. She has been instructor/facilitator for 3 Neurologic Music Therapy community exercise groups per week serving stroke, TBI and MS clients and Parkinson’s disease clients for over 20 years. She has participated in research on the effects of rhythm and music for neurological rehabilitation techniques. Research has focused on the use of Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation which is the use of rhythm and music to improve walking ability and movement patterns in patients with Parkinson’s disease, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injuries and Cerebral Palsy. Ruth has been an instructor for numerous Neurological Music Therapy Training conferences and Institutes over the last 26 years both nationally and internationally.
Qualifications and experience
- Rehabilitation Therapy - Physical Therapy