Jeff Bridges

Jeff Bridges


Assistant Teaching Professor

Research at a glance

Research Topics

Educational background

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2010, AT Still University
  • Master of Physical Therapy, 2001, University of Missouri
  • Bachelor of Science: Food Science and Human Nutrition, 1998, University of Missouri

Curriculum Vita

Content expertise/teaching responsibility (general content of courses)

  • Human Kinesiology – Course Coordinator
  • Applied Therapeutic Exercise – Course Coordinator
  • Intro to Orthopedics and Orthopedic Physical Therapy – Co-Instructor
  • Assessment and Neuropsychology of Pain – Course Instructor
  • Diagnostic Imaging in Rehabilitation – Course Instructor

Clinical practice

  • PhysZou Clinic
  • Mizzou Therapy Services Faculty Clinic
  • MU Physical Therapy Chronic Pain Clinic

Research interest

  • Cognitive develop of student physical therapists, therapeutic exercise

Additional certifications

  • Personalized Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation Certification, 2019
  • Therapeutic Pain Specialist Certification, International Spine and Pain Institute in Partnership with Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions, 2018
  • Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, 2008
  • Credentialed Clinical Instructor, American Physical Therapy Association, 2006
  • Athletic Trainer Certified (ATC), National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification, 1999

Membership in professional organizations

  • American Physical Therapy Association


Jeff Bridges has focused his clinical physical therapy practice on outpatient musculoskeletal conditions with an emphasis in manual physical therapy and sports medicine. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, his current clinical practice involves the PhysZou Clinic and the Mizzou Therapy Services Faculty Clinic.

Jeff has served as a Missouri state delegate to the American Physical Therapy association and on the Board of the American Physical Therapy Association – Missouri.

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