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

Background

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.

Career

School physical therapist, Easter Seal Society, Miami, Florida, 1976;school physical therapist, Taylor Rehabilitation Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa., 1977-1979;consultant, B.W. Shepard State Schools, Kansas City, Missoury, 1979-1986;pediatric physical therapist, Consolidated School District 1, Kansas City, Missoury, 1986-1994;pediatric physical therapist, Spina Bifida Clinic-U. Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, 1991-1994;instructor physical therapy, U. Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, 1990-1996;instructor physical therapy, Rockhurst College, since 1997. Physical therapy consultant Lakemary Center, Paola, Kansas, since 1991. Member desegregation monitoring committee Kansas Missouri School District, since 1991.

Chair Kansas Missouri Pediatric Alliance, 1981-1984. Advising committee Center for Development Disabled, Kansas City, Missoury, 1982-1985. President Rush Associations, Inc., 1980-1985.

Speaker at professional conferences.

Membership

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

Grants chair school advising committee Ecole Longan, Kansas City, Missoury, 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 Superior vena cava syndrome (president 1982-1986).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: wellness, historic preservation, gardening, poetry.

Connections

Married Gerald Lathen Thompson, August 4, 1979. Children: Richard Lathen, Eric Rush.