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Dawn-Marie Ickes - PT, MPT, PhD(c)

Assistant Professor, Wellness Programming Coordinator, Physical Therapy

PhD (in progress), Rocky Mountain University of Health Sciences, Health and Wellness Promotion
MPT, Mount Saint Mary’s College, Physical Therapy
BS, Loyola Marymount University, Biology


Professor Ickes is an Assistant Professor and Wellness Programming Coordinator at Mount Saint Mary’s University.  She is also the owner of Evolve Integrative Wellness Physical Therapy and Pilates, specializing in Integrative Corrective Exercise, Performance/Dance Medicine and Women’s Health. She has been practicing physical therapy since 1996 and an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS), Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) and IDEA Health & Fitness Association.  She has authored numerous publications and presented internationally.  Professor Ickes has developed education programs for fitness and health care professionals which bridge the gap between medical and movement science, creating opportunities for the ultimate continuum of care in any setting. 

Courses taught in the program:

PT 404 Applied Exercise Science
PT 471C Patient/Client Management: Musculoskeletal (Advanced)
PT 468 Complementary Health Practices
PT 482 Wellness Practicum
PT 495A Research V: Research Development
PT 495C Research VII: Capstone Project


Howard, Brett, Dawn-Marie Ickes, Tracey Mellor and Celeste Zopich. Pilates for Children and Adolescents: Manual of Guidelines and Curriculum. Print. Handspring Publishing 2014.

Ickes, Dawn-Marie.  “The “Chain Gain”: Redefining Core Strength for Athletes.  Exercises designed to challenge the core can be valuable interventions when preventing and treating sports-related injuries.” PT Products November 2014 

Ickes, Dawn-Marie.  “Pilates, Unlimited:  Post-rehab programs present limitless opportunities for practice owners and Pilates instructors alike.”  Rehab Management January 23, 2014 

Ickes, Dawn-Marie.  “Clients Cash In On Pilates: A lucrative Pilates program can help physical therapy practices adapt, innovate, and evolve preventative wellness education.”   Rehab Management September 2, 2012.


Peer Reviewed Scientific and Professional Presentations:

Presenter 2015 Balanced Body 75th Pilates on Tour
Presenter 2015 Fletcher Pilates International Conference
Panelist 2013, 2014, 2015 PMA – Pilates in the Healthcare Environment
Presenter 2014 Pilates on Tour Rehab Summit, Phoenix, AZ
Presenter 2013 Polestar International Conference:  Pilates for Balance and Fall Risk Reduction, San Diego CA
Presenter 2013 PMA:  Pilates for Balance and Fall Risk Reduction, Las Vegas, NV
Poster Presentation 2013 APTA CSM San Diego, CA
Presenter 2006-2013: Balanced Body University Rehab Summit Presenter, multiple topics.
Presenter 2012 PMA:  Pilates Research For Balance and Fall Risk Prevention, Las Vegas, NV
Presenter 2012 Pilates Round Table:  Pilates for Scapular Stabilization & Redcord Active, West Palm Beach, FL
Presenter 2011 PMA:  Pilates for Postural Perfection, Palm Desert, CA