• Faculty
  • Robert H. Rowe, PT, DPT, DMT, MHS, FAAOMPT

    Full Bio

    Dr. Rowe is the Director of Brooks IHL at Brooks Rehabilitation located in Jacksonville, FL. In addition to developing and managing the current and future residency/fellowship programs within Brooks Rehabilitation, he assists in coordinating and promoting professional development opportunities for the Brooks clinical staff.

    • Doctorate: Doctorate of Physical Therapy (Transitional), MGH IHP
    • Doctorate: Doctor of Manual Therapy, Ola Grimsby Institute
    • Fellowship: Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship, Ola Grimsby Institute 
    • Residency: Orthopaedic Residency & Master of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, Ola Grimsby Institute
    • Masters: Physical Therapy, Louisiana State University Medical Center
    • Bachelors: Physical Therapy, Louisiana State University Medical Center
       

    Awards:
    Recipient of the Lucy Blair Service Award from the American Physical Therapy Association. (2011)

    Recipient of Award for Excellence in Research, Education, Patient Care, and Community Outreach from LSU Health Science Center. (2004)

    Recipient of the Dave Warner Distinguished Service Award from the Louisiana Physical Therapy Association. (2006)

    Dr. Rowe’s clinical specialization and interest is within the specialty area of orthopaedics with particular interest managing individuals with spine and pelvic girdle conditions. Dr. Rowe is an OMPT practitioner and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). Dr. Rowe was first recognized as an AAOMPT Fellow in 2001 and renewed his recognition in 2011.

    Dr. Rowe has an Adjunct appointment at the University of North Florida where he has taught professionalism and leadership courses as well as provided presentations on Diagnostic Imaging and several presentations within the area of Orthopaedic Management for a variety of body regions.

    Currently Dr. Rowe serves as the Program Coordinator for the Brooks/UNF Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship as well as a faculty member for the Brooks/UNF Orthopaedic Residency, and the Brooks Neurologic, Geriatric, and Women’s Health Residency Programs.

    Dr. Rowe is a nationally recognized speaker in the management of orthopaedic conditions, professional advocacy, professionalism and leadership. He has been invited to speak at multiple AAOMPT national conferences, APTA national conferences and meetings, and APTA Chapter conferences. Dr. Rowe has taught numerous continuing education courses for over 15 years in conjunction with the Ola Grimsby Institute, New York University, LSU Health Sciences Center, and other organizations/groups.

    Dr. Rowe has served as the President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) since 2009 and will complete his second term as President for AAOMPT in 2014. Dr. Rowe served a four year term on the APTA American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) that began in July 2008. In 2009 Dr. Rowe completed 5 years of service as an appointed member to the APTA Advisory Panel on Practice and served as the Chair for the final year. Dr. Rowe has served on the APTA Manipulation Task Force (currently a Work Group) since 2001 and served on the APTA POPTS Task Force from 2004-2007. Dr Rowe has served as a Delegate to the APTA House of Delegates for the past 12 years (2 years as a Delegate for Louisiana, 6 as the Orthopaedic Section Delegate, and 4 as a Delegate for Florida). He served as the Chair of the Orthopaedic Section’s Practice Committee from 2004-2010, which included serving as the Section’s liaison to the APTA State Governmental Affairs, Reimbursement, and Federal Governmental Affairs. Within his current home Chapter in Florida, Dr. Rowe has served on the FPTA Board of Directors as a Regional Director from 2007 to 2010 and since 2010 as the Speaker to the FPTA Assembly of Representatives.

    Awards:
    Recipient of the Lucy Blair Service Award from the American Physical Therapy Association. (2011)

    Recipient of Award for Excellence in Research, Education, Patient Care, and Community Outreach from LSU Health Science Center. (2004)

    Recipient of the Dave Warner Distinguished Service Award from the Louisiana Physical Therapy Association. (2006)