Dr. Patricia A. Cahoj


Physical Therapy

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
Physical Therapy
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897


Dr. Cahoj is a Geriatric Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. She currently practices in home health and long-term care settings. She has taken a leadership role in the department in the area of integrating service learning into the curriculum through participation with a variety of Community Partners via Citizenship and Service-Learning (CASL) at Missouri State University.




  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), post-professional, Creighton University
  • MS, Education, Southwest Baptist University
  • BS, Physical Therapy, Texas Women's University


  • Credentialed Clinical Instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association
  • ABPTS, Board-Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist (GCS)
  • APTA Geriatrics, Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA)
  • LSVT Global, LSVT BIG
  • PESI, Fall Prevention Specialist
  • APTA, Credentialed Clinical Instructor


  • PTE 753: Patient Management Neurological II
  • PTE 871: Physical Therapy Management & Administration
  • PTE 767: Health Care Systems
  • PTE 873: Patient Management Advanced Differential Diagnosis

Professional experience

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Missouri Physical Therapy Association
  • Southwest District of the Missouri Physical Therapy Association
  • APTA Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy

Research and professional interests

  • Virtual exercise to treat urinary incontinence
  • Geriatrics

At Missouri State University, Dr. Cahoj serves as Interim Director of Clinical Education and directs the six Clinical Education courses. She supervises student research activities and has published in the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, "Efficacy of percutaneous vertebral augmentation and use of physical therapy intervention following vertebral compression fractures in older adults: a systematic review."

Awards and honors

  • Excellence in Service-Learning Award