Sheila Schindler-Ivens, PT, PhD

Sheila Schindler-Ivens, PT, Ph.D.
Sheila Schindler-Ivens, PT, PhDMarquette University

Cramer Hall, 230M

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
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Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor

Physical Therapy

Sheila Schindler-Ivens received her B.S. in Physical Therapy from Marquette University (1989) and then worked in neurological rehabilitation for 4 years. She completed her master’s degree at Simon Fraser University (1997) and her Ph.D. at the University of Iowa (2001) where she studied neural control of movement in health and disease. Her postdoctoral training was completed at Northwestern University (2004). Dr. Schindler-Ivens joined Marquette University in 2005. She teaches Evidence Based Practice and is the director of the Neuromuscular Control of Movement Laboratory. Her research aims to understand the way in which the brain and spinal cord control human locomotion, and how the nervous system adapts to produce locomotion after brain injury. The long term objective of this research line it to develop better rehabilitation interventions for restoring walking in people with stroke.


  • B.S. in Physical Therapy, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, 1989
  • M.S. is Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada, 1997
  • Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 2001

Courses Taught

  • PHTH 7674 Critically Appraising and Contributing to the Evidence for Clinical Practice
  • PHTH 7522 Introduction to Evidence Based Practice

Professional Affiliations

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association
  • Society for Neuroscience


  • Physical Therapy license in the state of Wisconsin