Dr. Marcia K. Himes


School of Health Care Professions
Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
School of Health Care Professions
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897




  • DHSc, University of Indianapolis
  • DPT, Missouri State University
  • BS, Biology, Missouri State University
  • AAS, Physical Therapist Assistant, NEO A&M College


  • ABPTS, Board-Certified Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Clinical Specialist
  • APTA Geriatrics, Exercise Expert for Aging Adults
  • AAMC, Medical Education Research (MERC)
  • LSVT Global, LSVT BIG
  • PESI, Fall Prevention Specialist
  • APTA, Credentialed Clinical Instructor


  • PTE 707 Medical Human Anatomy
  • PTE 711 Professional Issues I
  • PTE 744 Patient Management: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Problems
  • PTE 760 Management of Research Projects
  • PTE 880 Research Seminar

Professional experience

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Missouri Physical Therapy Association
  • Southwest District of the Missouri Physical Therapy Association
  • APTA Academy of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Physical Therapy
  • American Council of Academic Physical Therapy
  • American College of Cardiology

Research and professional interests

Peer-reviewed journal articles

  • Himes, MK, Robinson, BS, Shaw, JL, Dehan, J, Daniel TE, Keller, JD. Can a portable balance system predict fall risk in community-dwelling older women? Journal of Allied Health, August, 2020.
  • Shaw, JL, Robinson, BS, Himes, MK, Holland, L, Mosley, G, Kraft, C, & Mulcahey, R. (2018, March). Does hands-on guarding influence performance on the Functional Gait Assessment? Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, July/September, 2020.
  • Himes, MK, Moore, ES, Robinson, BS, Daniel, TE. Do lower extremity strength and lower extremity blood flow predict the score on the Functional Gait Assessment in patients enrolled in Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation? Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal, April, 2019.
  • Himes, MK, Moore, ES, Robinson, BS, Daniel, TE. A predictive study of fall risk in Cardiac Phase II Rehabilitation Patients. ProQuest and UIndy ScholarWorks, University of Indianapolis, September 7, 2017.


  • Physical therapy student perceptions of older adults
  • Normative values of the BalanceTutor treadmill
  • Whether the use of vestibular laboratory testing equipment can effectively guide treatment for individuals with impaired balance