Celeste Hendricks

Assistant Director of Clinical Education
Academic Clinical Instructor in Physical Therapy

M.P.T., University of Nebraska Medical Center Division of Physical Therapy
DPT, College of Saint Scholastica
Email: hendricks722@stmary.edu
Phone: 913-758-6142
Office: Berchmans 127



Dr. Celeste Hendricks graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center Division of Physical Therapy from a combined undergraduate-graduate program with a Master of Physical Therapy. She completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the College of Saint Scholastica in 2015.

Dr. Hendricks has been actively practicing physical therapy for 14 years. Her clinical expertise is based in acute care—including ICU related illnesses, burn and wound care, pediatric, and orthopedic patients, as well as cardiac and renal transplant patients.

At the University of Saint Mary, Dr. Hendricks serves as the assistant director of clinical education and as an academic clinical instructor. Her research interests lie in medical- and mobility-related predictive factors of length of stay in hospitalization in multiple age ranges; the relationship of strength and falls in the elderly; diabetic foot care clinical practice guidelines; and in management of obesity with wellness intervention and implementation.

Dr. Hendricks is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the sections on Education, Acute Care, Orthopedic, Sports, Research, and Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management. She is also a Wound Care Certified (WCC) provider and is licensed to practice physical therapy in Kansas and Missouri.


Courses Taught

  • DPT 610 — Concepts In Physical Therapy

  • DPT 612 — Legal and Ethical Issues In Physical Therapy

  • DPT 623 — Physical Agents and Mechanical Modalities

  • DPT 624 — Electrophysiology

  • DPT 634 — Electrotherapeutic Modalities and Clinical Electrophysiology

  • DPT 731 — Clinical Management of the Pediatric and Adolescent Neurological System

  • DPT 822 — Clinical Management of the Integumentary System


Research Interests

Hendricks’ research interest lies in medical and mobility related predictive factors of length of stay in hospitalization in multiple age ranges; the relationship of strength and falls in the elderly, and in wound care using electrophysiolgic treatment.


Research Presentations (within the last 5 years):

Klappa SG, Dehan J, Horacek M, Hendricks C, Windsor N, Bond B, Shetty A, Xia R. Teaching social responsibility through local community engagement in a pro bono clinic. Poster Presentation at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting Global Health Reception