Judy Burton Hess, PT, DHS, OCS, Cert. DN is an Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at Midwestern University where she teaches content related to musculoskeletal physical therapy including medical emergencies in the outpatient setting. Dr. Hess completed her entry-level master of physical therapy degree at Duke University, following completion of a Bachelors and Master of Science degree in Kinesiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Hess has more than 25 years of clinical physical therapy experience, primarily in the outpatient orthopedic and hospital settings. Dr. Hess has more than 15 years of physical therapy management experience, including several years as a Center Coordinator of Clinical Education and as the Director of Rehabilitation Services of a multi-campus hospital system. She is a member of the Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. Her research focuses on DPT admissions processes, as well as foot/ankle biomechanics and plantar pressure mapping during functional activities.