Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI) is a federally-designated University Center of Excellence for Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service. MMI specializes in providing services and support for persons with intellectual, developmental and/or genetic disorders through interdisciplinary clinics, outreach activities, and both center and community-based programs. Nestled in mid-town Omaha, a metropolitan area of approximately 880,000, MMI is a part of the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
The MMI physical therapy department consists of over 20 physical therapists, half are American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) certified Pediatric Clinical Specialists. The department provides educationally related and early intervention PT services to more than 1,000 children in the Omaha and Bellevue school districts. The department also provides outpatient PT services and services to NICU patients at the Nebraska Medical Center/ Nebraska Methodist Women’s Hospital. Multidisciplinary clinics that involve PT consultation include: Muscular Dystrophy Association clinics for children and adults diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, State of Nebraska Health and Human Services Specialty Clinics for children birth to 21 with any diagnosis that involves risk for developmental concerns (cerebral palsy, genetic disorders, arthrogryposis), and the MMI Seating and Powered Mobility Clinic for children and adults who are in need of adaptive equipment. The department houses a fully-equipped 3-D Motion Analysis Laboratory that enhances both research and clinical service opportunities.
In addition to clinical services, MMI is responsible for entry-level pediatric curricular content and instruction through UNMC School of Allied Health Professions, Division of Physical Therapy Education and graduate coursework in Rehabilitation Sciences through the UNMC Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area. Four core faculty members provide instruction for Clinical Doctoral PT students and graduate students:
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