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Lisa Dannemiller, PT, DSc, PCS

Core Faculty

Assistant Professor

(303) 724-9598

Professional Qualificaitons


Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, D.Sc. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 2005

Medical College of Virginia, B.S. in Physical Therapy, 1980

Licensure Information/Registration Number

Colorado #7519


ABPTS Certification in Pediatrics, 2001, Recertification 2011

Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association, Pediatric Certification, 1983

Curriculum Vitae

 Teaching Responsibilities

Summer Semester

DPTR 7741: Special Practice Settings, Coordinator (2 credits)
DPTR 6302: Musculoskeletal Conditions II, Lecturer​​
DPTR 6502: Neuromuscular Conditions II, Lecturer and Lab Assistant (3 credits)​  
DTPR 7212: Pediatric Elective, Coordinator​

Fall Semester

DPTR 5141: Human Growth and Development, Coordinator (2 credits)
DPTR 6612 & 7613: Patient Care Seminar II and III (2 credits each)
DPTR 6403: Musculoskeletal Conditions III, Lecturer
DPTR 6502: Neuromuscular Conditions II, Lab Assistant

Spring Semester

DPTR 5501: Neuromuscular Conditions I, Coordinator
DPTR 6302: Medical Conditions II, Lecturer
DPTR 6503: Neuromuscular Conditions III, Coordinator (3 credits)

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 Clinical Specialty, Interests, and Practice Sites

Specific interest in the use of timing and rhythmicity interventions to address motor impairments of children with autism spectrum disorder.

Pediatric physical therapy, special interest in diagnoses of autism, cerebral palsy and torticollis. Practice at Children's Hospital Colorado outpatient physical therapy department, and the Child Development Unit, infant evaluation team.


 Research and Scholarship Interests

Dannemiller L, President’s Diversity Fund, $1000 grant award for RAM Recruitment Video project, 12/14​

Dannemiller L, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, $1000 general fund award for RAM Recruitment Video project, 12/14

Dannemiller L, Parker N, Mueller M, Leitner A, Fagan J, Development of a Clinical Practice Guideline for Developmental Coordination Disorder, Funded by the Section of Pediatrics of the APTA, Up to $5000/yr for 3 years, beginning July, 2014

Dannemiller L (PI): The effect of timing and rhythmicity intervention on motor function and participation of children with motor impairments and autism spectrum disorders. APTA Section on Pediatrics, Mentored Research Grant, 2013. COMIRB #12-1180 1/2013 – 1/2014. ($10,000)​.​

Dannemiller L, LaVesser P, Timing and rhythmicity intervention for children with ASD and motor impairments, COMIRB # 10-1015 January, 2011 – December, 2011​​​​​​


 Publications (within the last five years)

Azbell, K, Dannemiller, L. A Case Report of an Infant with Arthrogryposis, Pediatric Physical Therapy, Accepted 10/14, anticipated publication, 2015.

Dannemiller, L. Cerebral Palsy Across the Lifespan, S.C. Publishing, W. Bridgewater, MA, 12/2014

Rapport MJ, Furze J, Martin K, Schreiber J, Dannemiller LA, DiBiasio PA, Moerchen VA. Essential competencies in entry-level pediatric physical therapy education. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 2014 Spring;26(1):7-18. PubMed  PMID:24356312

Dannemiller L. Timing and Rhythmicity Intervention for Motor Impairments in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 13th Annual USA and Japan Research Congress, University of Colorado, 9/24/2013

Healthcare Volunteers Overseas (HVO) assignment. Pediatric Physical Therapy (multiple topics) over two weeks. Black Lion Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; November, 2012

Dannemiller, L. & Hymes, L. (2011) Clinical Bottom Line: Commentary on Predictors of Standardized Walking Obstacle Course Outcome Measures in Children with and without Developmental Disabilities. Ped Phys Ther, 23(4),374.

Healthcare Volunteers Overseas (HVO) assignment. Pediatric Physical Therapy (multiple topics) over 4 days. University of Nicaragua, Granada, Nicaragua, 2010​​

Rapport MJ, Sweeney J, Dannemiller L, Heriza C, Student Experiences in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Addendum to Neonatal Physical Therapy Competencies and Clinical Training Models, Ped Phys Ther. 2010;22:4,439-440.