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Catherine Rush Thompson

Catherine Rush Thompson, American physical therapist, educator. Certified physical therapist, Kansas, Missouri. Arthur Mag fellow University Missouri, 1989.


  • Thompson, Catherine Rush was born on February 26, 1954 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Daughter of John Adams and Jacqueline (Richard) Rush.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy with distinction, University Colorado, Denver, 1976. Master of Science in Special Education with distinction, University Kansas, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology and Education, University Mo.Kansas City, 2001.


    • School physical therapist Easter Seal Society, Miami, Florida, 1976, Taylor Rehabilitation Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1977-1979. Consultant B.W. Shepard State Schools, Kansas City, Missouri, 1979-1986. Pediatric physical therapist Consolidated School District 1, 1986-1994, Spina Bifida Clinic-U. Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, 1991-1994.

      Instructor physical therapy University Kansas Medical Center, 1990-1996, Rockhurst University, since 1997. Physical therapy consultant Lakemary Center, Paola, Kansas, 1991—1995. Pediatrics physical therapist, early intervention for Johnson Company and Leavenworth Company, since 2002.

      Member desegregation monitoring committee Kansas City (Missouri) School District, 1991—1993. Chair Kansas City (Missouri) Pediatric Alliance, 1981-1984. Advisory committee Center for Development Disabled, Kansas City, Missouri, 1982-1985.

      President Rush Associates, Inc., 1980-1985. Speaker in field.

    Major achievements

    • Certified physical therapist, Kansas, Missouri.


    • Author: Prevention Practice: A Physical Therapist's Guide to Health, Fitness and Wellness, 2007.


    Festival chair Hyde Park Neighborhood Association, Kansas City, Missouri, 1985. Parent representative school advisory committee Faxon Montessori School, Kansas City, Missouri, 1987. Summer teacher Trinity United Methodist Church, Kansas City, Missouri, 1991.

    Grants chair school advisory committee Ecole Longan, Kansas City, Missouri, 1991. Member American Physical Therapy Association (abstract editor pediatric section 1981-1983), Kansas Physical Therapy Association (research committee 1989-1994), Spina Bifida Association, Kansas City Society Neurosci., Indiana Therapy Services (president 1982-1986).



    Wellness, historic preservation, gardening, poetry.


    • Children: Richard Lathen, Eric Rush.
    • father: John Adams Rush
    • mother: Jacqueline (Richard) Rush
    • children: Richard Lathen Thompson
    • Eric Rush Thompson
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    Born February 26, 1954
    (age 63)