Stacie Bertram

Assistant Professor

Olin Hall 349
(309) 677-3771

Ph.D., Higher Education Administration from Illinois State University
MSPT from University of Alabama at Birmingham
B.S., from Bradley University


Stacie started in the department as the academic coordinator of clinical education in 1991 after teaching part time in a physical therapist assistant program and working full time as a clinician. She currently serves as a full-time faculty member with teaching responsibilities in the physical therapy entry-level doctoral program and the health science undergraduate program.

Stacie received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Bradley University and a Master of Science degree in physical therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  She received her Ph.D. in Educational Administrations and Foundations from Illinois State University. Stacie lives just outside of Peoria with her husband and three teenagers.  She enjoys music, performing in a local band, traveling, sports, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.  


Stacie’s area of expertise is musculoskeletal physical therapy, particularly in the area of women’s health.  She currently teaches patient examination, differential diagnosis, wound examination and intervention and electrotherapy in the doctoral program and exercise physiology in the undergraduate curriculum.


Stacie’s present research interests include topics in women’s health and trends in physical therapy clinical practice. Current endeavors include research regarding pregnancy-related back pain and the use of maternity supports, the physical therapy management of osteoporosis, lumbar posture and incontinence and physical therapist use of general health measures during patient examinations.  


Stacie serves on numerous committees at the college and university levels. She maintains professional membership in the Orthopedic and Sports, Women’s Health and Clinical Electrophysiology sections of the American Physical Therapy Association.  She is also a member of the Illinois Physical Therapy Association.
Stacie continues to practice physical therapy part time at Bradley University’s Health Center and at Champion Fitness Physical Therapy.