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About Craig Kage, PT, DPT, PhD

Craig Kage, PT, DPT, PhD is an assistant professor at St. Catherine University in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2008 (Bachelor of Science - Kinesiology) and 2011 (Doctor of Physical Therapy). He completed his PhD in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Minnesota with a research focus in cervical spine kinematics in 2023. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Society of Biomechanics. Dr. Kage's scholarship is in the area of spine biomechanics and he has presented his research at local and national conferences. His clinical experience and content areas of teaching include outpatient orthopedics, anatomy, occupational health, injury prevention, and ergonomics.


Present Assistant Professor, St. Catherine University Physical Therapy Doctorate



2019 - 2021 Extramural Loan Repayment Program
National Institutes of Health
2019 - 2020 Promotion of Doctoral Studies (PODS II)
Foundation for Physical Therapy
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2017 - Present State of Minnesota, Licensed Physical Therapist
2016 - Present Minnesota Physical Therapy Association, Member
2011 - Present American Physical Therapy Association, Member
2011 - 2023 Licensed Physical Therapist, State of Wisconsin
2011 - 2016 DSI Work Solutions Provider, Member
American Society of Biomechanics, Member
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Honors and Awards

  • Student Travel Award - American Society of Biomechanics (2018)
  • Doctoral Rapid Podium Competition Finalist - American Society of Biomechanics (2018)
  • Henry Hess Early Career Publication Award - American Society of Biomechanics (2018)
  • WPTA Spring Conference Poster Presentation - 1st Place Basic Science (2010)
  • Margaret Kohli Scholarship - University of Wisconsin (2010)
  • Gerlich-Hoefeyzer Scholarship - University of Wisconsin (2009)
  • Allen J. Shafer Award - University of Wisconsin (2008)


2016 - 2023 PhD - Rehabilitation Science, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
2008 - 2011 DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy), University of Wisconsin - Madison
2004 - 2008 BS - Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin - Madison ‐ Kinesiology