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Reflex Physical Therapist

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Dr. Brad Simpson has worked in outpatient orthopaedics, as a physical therapist, for over fifteen years. He is passionate about learning the ‘whole’ patient, spending the time deciphering a person’s history and clinical picture to best treat each individual uniquely. His love for teaching leads to patients becoming empowered, learning how to manage their bodies and properly progress back to their hobbies and sports. Brad’s accomplishments in PT are a testament to his pursuit of excellence, something he is continuing to happily seek as he keeps evolving with research and clinical experience.

Brad loves staying active with his family in the Pacific Northwest, going on hikes and camping, golfing, paddle boarding, and spending quality time with his daughter and Maltese puppy.

“Each knee pain patient is treated differently, even if their pain is in the same location and hurts the same as somebody else. The patient’s background, their injury history, job demands, home-life, socioeconomic background, etc., all play into a patient’s ‘pain experience’. Building a program unique to each person’s needs is rewarding. Even better is seeing them get back to the hobbies they were limited in prior to coming to Reflex.”


Credentials/Specialty Training

  • Board-certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)
  • Certified Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapist (COMT)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT)

Professional Background

  • Outpatient orthopaedic physical therapist since 2005
  • Adjunct Professor in Spinal and Peripheral Orthopaedics at Pacific University
  • Published in two peer-reviewed journals○ Conservative management of chronic knee pain through Regional Interdependence – JMMT 2014○ Managing chronic lumbar pain through pain science educational – Practical Pain Management – 2016
  • Clinical Instructor for Physical Therapy Students
  • Regional Director of Clinical Excellence- OR: mentoring newly graduated PTs and assisting in paths for clinical growth
  • Orthopaedic Residency Coordinator
  • Course instructor to physical therapists and DPT students on spinal manipulation, upper and lower quadrant manual therapy, chronic pain management, and managing chronic knee conditions.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy
  • National Sports and Conditioning Association
  • Oregon Physical Therapy Association


  • Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
    • Bachelor’s Science (BS) in Exercise and Sports Science
  • Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR
    • Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT)