Jacquelyn Ruen

Assistant Professor
Director of Clinical Education


Professional Associations

  • American Physical Therapy Association
    • Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
    • Academy of Education
    • American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy
    • Academy of Leadership and Innovation
    • Health Promotion and Wellness Council
  • Minnesota Physical Therapy Association
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
  • American Council of Academic Physical Therapy
    • Education Research Committee
    • Clinical Reasoning Curricula and Assessment Consortium
    • Education and Pedagogy Consortium
    • National Consortium of Clinical Educators
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consortia
    • Simulation in Education Consortium

Research Summary



  • Shields RK, Dudley-Javoroski S, Boaldin KM, Corey TA, Fog DB, Ruen JM. Peripheral Quantitative Computerized Tomography: Measurement Sensitivity in Persons With and Without Spinal Cord Injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2006; 87(10): 1376-81.


  • Conference presentation, “Habits of Hand Without the Hands- Striving for Excellence in a Virtual World.” Educational Leadership Conference, October 2021.
  • Conference presentation, “Bridging the Classroom and the Real World through ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Simulation.” Higher Education Innovation Summit, June 2021.
  • Conference presentation, “RFESIG-Excellence in Residency Preparation: Promoting DPT Student Professional Development.” Educational Leadership Conference, October 2020.
  • Continuing Education Course, “Orthopedic skills for the Neurologic Population.” University of Minnesota Division of Physical Therapy Evening Education Series. March 2020.
  • Conference Presentation, “Charting a New Course in Clinical Reasoning: Applying Digital Platform Simulation in the Classroom Setting”, Educational Leadership Conference, October 2019
  • Lecture, “Getting to the Point of Dry Needling.” MNPTA Student Conclave, February 2019
  • Lecture, “Dry Needling in Physical Therapy” Corvel Case Managers, January 2018
  • Lecture, "Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction and Dry Needling" University of Minnesota, November 2015
  • Lecture and Lab, "Musculoskeletal Examination: Shoulder and Knee" University of Minnesota, January 2015
  • Case Report presentation, "Bilateral de Querveins Tenosynovitis" The Ohio State University, March 2010 and March 2013
  • Residency Conference presentation, "Clinical Prediction Rules" The Ohio State University, September 2011 and 2012
  • Residency Conference case presentation, "My Arm is Numb: Diagnosis and Treatment of T4 Syndrome" The Ohio State University, January 2012.
  • Lecture, "Temporomandibular Joint" The Ohio State University Physical Therapy program, May 2010 and May 2011
  • Case Report presentation, "Differential Diagnosis of Lateral Foot Pain from the Perspective of the Physical Therapist" The Ohio State University, December 2010
  • Residency Conference presentation, "Clinical Gait Analysis" The Ohio State University, July 2010
  • Sports Fellows presentation, "Proximal Stability for Distal Mobility: The Importance of Core Control with Extremity Movements" The Ohio State University, May 2010
  • Case Report presentation, "Symphysis Pubis Pain in Pregnancy" The Ohio State University, January 2010
  • Case Report presentation, "Limited Knee Arthroplasty Flexion Following Manipulation Under Anesthesia" The University of Iowa, December 2005
  • Case Discussion and literature review, "Manipulation Under Anesthesia and Range of Motion" Providence Gateway Center, November 2005

Teaching Summary


  • PT 6241 Movement and Pathokinesiology
  • PT 6283 Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation I
  • PT 6284 Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation II
  • PT 6295 Clinical Experience I
  • PT 6296 Clinical Experience II
  • PT 6297 Clinical Experience III
  • PT 6298 Clinical Experience IV

Clinical Summary

Board Certifications

Clinical Specialties:

Orthopedics, Functional Dry Needling, LE Mechanics




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