Mr. Kory J. Zimney

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Kory received his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of North Dakota and completed a transitional DPT from Des Moines University and is currently in the candidacy phase in the PhD PT program with Nova Southeastern University. Currently, he works as an assistant professor with the University of South Dakota Physical Therapy Department. His primary teaching and treatment focus is centered on evidence-based practice for orthopedic injuries mostly related to the spine and neuroscience. His research focus is in the area of pain neuroscience education and therapeutic alliance. Prior work experience includes community-based hospitals working in multiple areas such as inpatient, skilled rehab, home health, acute rehab, work conditioning/hardening and outpatient care. He served as department manager of rehabilitation services at St. Luke’s Health System in Sioux City, IA. He is an Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor through the APTA, a Certified Spinal Manual Therapist through the International Spine and Pain Institute and has completed Certification in Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute.