Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science


University of Iowa


United States

Dr. Kathleen A. Sluka


Dr. Sluka is a professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Iowa. Dr. Sluka’s research focuses on the neurobiology of musculoskeletal pain as well as the mechanisms and effectiveness of non-pharmacological pain treatments. She has published over 250 peer-reviewed manuscripts, numerous book chapters, and a textbook on Pain Mechanisms and Management for the Physical Therapist. She has received numerous awards including the Marian Williams Award for Research in Physical Therapy and Catherine Worthingham Fellowship from the American Physical Therapy Association and the Frederick W.L. Kerr Basic Science Research Award from the American Pain Society. She is actively involved in the International Association for the Study of Pain, and the American Physical Therapy Association serving on committees, task forces and society boards.


Tuesday, September 20, 2022

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

Translating Basic Models of Muscle Pain: A Focus on Sex Differences

Tracks: Gender/Sex Differences
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 711

One of the most common complaints of patients seeking medical treatment for pain is musculoskeletal in nature, yet this type…

Friday, September 23, 2022

1:30pm EDT3:00pm EDT

Novel Peripheral Mechanisms of Neuro-Immune Crosstalk in Chronic Pain

Tracks: Mechanisms
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 716 A

This workshop will elucidate novel mechanisms whereby non-neuronal cells in peripheral tissues drive neuroinflammation and chronic pain. New data will…