Heidi Prather, DO
Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
Associate Professor, Neurology
Orthopedic Medicine - Performing Artists
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Additional Features and Interviews with Dr. Prather:
Ask the Expert - Ladue News: Reducing Neck & Shoulder Pain
Preserving Damaged or Dysfunctional Hips in Young Adults
Visit Dr. Prather's page on the Orthopedic Surgery website
Your Health Update: D Stands for Deficiency in Female Soccer Players
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8233
Areas of Clinical Interest
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza,
11300 West Pavilion
Non-operative management of spine, sports and general musculoskeletal injuries, spine, pelvis and joint problems related to pregnancy, women's sports injuries, incontinence and pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, dance injuries, performing arts medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
B.A., Bio / Chem: Drury College, Springfield, Missouri, 1987
Medical Degree: University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri, 1991
Residency: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, 1995
Honors and Awards
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2003-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)
Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Prather H. "Physiatry serves an important role in the acute care of patients: disability prevention!" PM R. 2012 Jul;4(7):469-72.
Hunt D, Prather H, Harris Hayes M, Clohisy JC. "Clinical Outcomes Analysis of Conservative and Surgical Treatment of Patients With Clinical Indications of Prearthritic, Intra-articular Hip Disorders." PM R. 2012 Jul;4(7):479-87.
Prather H, Kortebein P. "Ask the authors." PM R. 2012 Apr;4(4):256.
Khoo-Summers LC, Prather H, Hunt DM, Van Dillen LR. "Predictors of First Position Turnout in Collegiate Dancers: The Role of Tibiofemoral External Rotation and Hip External Rotation." Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Jan 26.
Prather H, Van Dillen LR, Kymes SM, Armbrecht MA, Stwalley D, Clohisy JC. "Impact of coexistent lumbar spine disorders on clinical outcomes and physician charges associated with total hip arthroplasty." Spine J. 2012 May;12(5):363-9.
Harris-Hayes M, Steger-May K, Pashos G, Clohisy JC, Prather H. "Stride activity level in young and middle-aged adults with hip disorders." Physiother Theory Pract. 2012 Jul;28(5):333-43.
Carlisle JC, Zebala LP, Shia DS, Hunt D, Morgan PM, Prather H, Wright RW, Steger-May K, Clohisy JC. "Reliability of various observers in determining common radiographic parameters of adult hip structural anatomy." Iowa Orthop J. 2011;31:52-8.
Nunley RM, Prather H, Hunt D, Schoenecker PL, Clohisy JC. "Clinical presentation of symptomatic acetabular dysplasia in skeletally mature patients." J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 May;93 Suppl 2:17-21.
Prather H, Harris-Hayes M, Hunt DM, Steger-May K, Mathew V, Clohisy JC. "Reliability and agreement of hip range of motion and provocative physical examination tests in asymptomatic volunteers." PM R. 2010 Oct;2(10):888-95. Erratum in: PM R. 2011 Mar;3(3):286.
Zierenberg A, Sahrmann S, Prather H. "End-stage disorders of the hip presenting with posterior pelvic girdle and lateral thigh pain: two case reports." PM R. 2010 Apr;2(4):298-302.
Prather H, Hunt D, Fournie A, Clohisy JC. "Early intra-articular hip disease presenting with posterior pelvic and groin pain." PM R. 2009 Sep;1(9):809-15.
Prather H, Hunt D, Steger-May K, Hayes MH, Knaus E, Clohisy J. "Inter-rater reliability of three musculoskeletal physical examination techniques used to assess motion in three planes while standing." PM R. 2009 Jul;1(7):629-35.
Teefey SA, Petersen B, Prather H. "Shoulder Ultrasound vs MRI for rotator cuff pathology." PM R. 2009 May;1(5):490-5.
Prather H, Dugan S, Fitzgerald C, Hunt D. "Review of anatomy, evaluation, and treatment of musculoskeletal pelvic floor pain in women." PM R. 2009 Apr;1(4):346-58.
Clohisy JC, Knaus ER, Hunt DM, Lesher JM, Harris-Hayes M, Prather H. "Clinical presentation of patients with symptomatic anterior hip impingement." Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2009 Mar;467(3):638-44.
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