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Meet Elizabeth Scott, PT, DPT, NCS, MSCS

Franciscan St James Hospital & Health Centers along with METT Therapy Services is pleased to welcome Elizabeth Scott, PT, DPT, NCS, MSCS.  Elizabeth has been working in the field of Physical Therapy for 5 years in both clinical and educational realms.  She recently returned to Illinois where she was born and raised after spending the previous 8.5 years in Wisconsin for her Physical Therapy studies and initial career endeavors.  Ensuring that her patients receive the best care available is her personal mission during each patient encounter. 


Elizabeth completed a Neurologic Residency program in conjunction with Marquette University and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in July 2011.  She served as a clinical associate professor at Marquette University from August 2010-December 2012. She continues to lecture annually at Marquette University on Physical Therapy evaluation and intervention for patients with Parkinson’s Disease to the Doctor of Physical Therapy class. 


Professionally Elizabeth is an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) member and currently is active with the Acute Care, Health Care Policy & Administration, Education and Neurology sections of the APTA and is also an Illinois Physical Therapy Association (IPTA) member.  She is currently serving as a Nominating Committee Member for the APTA Neurology Section’s Balance and Falls Special Interest Group as well as an East Central District IPTA Assembly Representative.  In 2012 she was recognized as the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association’s Rookie of the Year.  She has completed her Neurologic Clinical Specialist certification and Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Specialist certification.  She has clinical experience in the acute, rehab and outpatient settings including work at hospitals such as Clement J Zablocki VA Medical Center, Froedtert Memorial Hospital, Edward Hospital & Silver Cross Hospital. 

As a resident Elizabeth participated in clinical research and was part of a poster presentation at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2011 titled Impairments in low level force control of paretic hip flexors are associated with clinical measurements of function.  Clinically she has also assisted in data gathering related to improvement in gait speed in patients post stroke when utilizing body weight support interventions and the impact of a high intensity gait training program on patients with Multiple Sclerosis. 

Advanced Training

Elizabeth has completed advanced training in Physical Therapy treatment of patients with Parkinson’s Disease including obtaining her LSVT BIG certification and attending specialized education with Dr. Becky Farley in her program - Parkinson Wellness Recovery.  Additionally, she has completed Level I-III Tai Chi Fundamental training courses and is a Level 1 Quad Rugby classifier for patients with spinal cord injury and other neurologic diagnoses.

Giving Back

In addition to her clinical and administrative responsibilities, Elizabeth has a strong passion for the education of the future generation of therapists and is currently the Center Coordinator for Clinical Education for METT Therapy including physical & occupational therapy student programming.  She is an active member of the Chicago Area Clinical Educator’s Forum (CACEF) and enjoys guest lecturing at local universities.

Elizabeth has presented on such topics as The Neurologic Exam at the state conference level, Ambulation After Spinal Cord Injury, Evaluation & Management of Patients with Parkinson’s Disease and Neurologic Technology Options with Physical Therapy at the educational level, and many other topics including outcome measure utilization in the clinic, intensive gait training, cervical spine evaluation, vestibular assessment, mobilization of patients in the ICU and bedrest, and mental health disorders and Physical Therapists’ role in management. 

Special Equipment

Special equipment that Elizabeth is able to utilize for interventions include: