Bryan Heiderscheit is a professor in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation and Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.

Bryan Heiderscheit

Heiderscheit is the director of research for UW Badger Athletic Performance, a collaborative effort he developed with the UW Division of Intercollegiate Athletics, which is dedicated to the mission of maximizing each student-athlete’s on-field performance through the integration of science, training, and injury management. He is also the co-director of the UW Neuromuscular Biomechanics Lab.

He is the founding director of the UW Health Sports Medicine Runners’ Clinic, specializing in the care of individuals of all ages who experience a running-related injury. He also provides consultation to UW Badger Athletics for running-related injuries and post-operative return to sport assessments.

He is an editor for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy and Research Committee Chair for the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy. He serves on a number of committees at the University of Wisconsin-Madison including the University of Wisconsin Faculty Senate and the steering committee of the UW Health Sports Physical Therapy Residency.

He earned his physical therapy degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and his MS and PhD in biomechanics from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. In addition, he completed training in clinical investigation through the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health’s Clinical Scholars Program.

Heiderscheit is recognized for his research aimed at understanding and enhancing the clinical management of orthopedic conditions, with particular focus on running-related injuries.