Dr. Quiben earned her PhD in Physical Therapy with an emphasis on motion analysis and post-professional DPT from the University of Central Arkansas, and a BS in Physical Therapy from the University of the Philippines. Teaching has been a significant part her career, with excellent opportunities to teach a variety of learners in numerous settings. Prior to joining Physical Therapy Department at UTHSCSA, she held appointments at the University of the Philippines and the University of Central Arkansas where she was also active in clinical education. She has taught a wide range of courses in foundational sciences including patient/client management, kinesiology, therapeutic exercise, and anatomy to higher-level coursework involving adult neurorehabilitation, geriatric content, and differential diagnoses. Current teaching responsibilities include movement science, neurorehabilitation, cardiopulmonary concepts, and anatomy.
Dr. Quibens teaching philosophy reflects interest in collaborative authorship. She is strong proponent of critical thinking and problem solving as foundations for developing strong clinicians. She strongly encourage students to become critical readers and thinkers; with the goal of not only to promote intellectual engagement but also to help future clinicians consider quality of care within its larger functional, social and societal contexts.
Dr. Quiben has been clinically active in a wide array of clinical settings including inpatient rehabilitation, acute care, long-term subacute care, outpatient setting and outpatient cardiac rehabilitation. These experiences as a clinician have helped shape her approach to academic teaching that promotes strong clinical integration.
Dr. Quiben is serves with national and state associations. She served as Item Coordinator and Chair of the Geriatric Council for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) and serves as an advanced item writer for the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE). She is also an Advanced and Basic Trainer for Clinical Instructors for APTA. Dr. Quiben was recently appointed to the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) and to the Exam Development Committee of the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT).
Clinical and research interests are healthy and frail agers, movement analysis, falls, neuromusculoskeletal intervention, osteoporosis, and geriatric health and wellness promotion. She is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatrics and Neurologic Physical Therapy through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.