The School of Physical Therapy at Regis University is pleased to announce new faculty positions.

Heidi Eigsti named new Director of Graduate Studies and Assessment

Dr. Heidi Eigsti, PT, DPT, PhD, Associate Professor is the new School of Physical Therapy Director of Graduate Studies and Assessment, a newly created position beginning September 1, 2018. Dr. Eigsti who has been a founding faculty member in the SOPT since 1995 when she began as an affiliate faculty, eventually moving into a ranked faculty position in 2000. Heidi received her BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 1986. Heidi completed her PhD in Pediatric Science in 2009 from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions and is Board certified as a Pediatric Clinical Specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists.



School of Physical Therapy Dean Mark Reinking with newly awarded Professor Emeriti Dr. Marcia Smith and Dr. Tom McPoil. Both Dr. Smith and Dr. McPoil will be retiring this year at the end of the summer semester 2018.








In January 2017 the school added its most recent two new faculty. Welcome to Dr. Melissa Hofmann (left) and Dr. Stephanie Albin (right). 

Dr. Hofmann received her initial physical therapy degree from D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York and then practiced in a variety of settings and locations until coming to Colorado to practice at Denver Health Medical Center and Littleton Hospital. She became a research assistant at Craig Hospital and then recently completed her PhD at the University of Denver in Research Methods and Statistics.

Dr. Albin received her Master of and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees from the University of Utah. She completed her fellowship in Manual Therapy through Regis University and is presently completing her PhD in Rehabilitative Science at the University of Utah. Dr. Albin’s practice and research interests include foot and ankle injuries and fractures.




In Fall 2016 the school welcomed three new faculty members in Dr. Andrew Smith, Dr. Denise O’Dell and Dr. Cameron MacDonald (left to right).

New PT faculty smiling

Smith completed his undergraduate studies as well as his DPT degree from the University of Washington. He has practiced clinically with a variety of patient populations, including geriatrics, orthopedics, musculoskeletal, neurological, and spinal cord injury. He recently completed his doctorate in Neuroscience from Northwestern University in 2016.

O’Dell comes to Regis from Craig Hospital where she was the outpatient spinal cord injury therapy manager. She received her master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis and a Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland-Baltimore.

MacDonald received his initial physiotherapist training in Australia before completing both his post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree and his fellowship training in orthopedic manual therapy at Regis University.

MacDonald received his initial physiotherapist training in Australia before completing both his post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree and his fellowship training in orthopedic manual therapy at Regis University.