JASON GRIMES, PT, MPT, OCS, ATC
Clinical Assistant Professor
Orthopedic physical therapy
Jay has been employed full-time with Sacred Heart University since 2008, first as a Clinical Physical Therapist and then accepting an appointment to Clinical Assistant Professor in August, 2010. His teaching responsibilities have been focused in the area of Musculoskeletal Examination and Intervention in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Professor Grimes also serves as a Mentor in the Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program.
Jay remains active in clinical practice, focusing on orthopedic pathology with a particular interest in the shoulder. He has completed additional training in multiple areas including manual therapy through the University of St. Augustine, Functional Capacity Evaluations, and golf performance enhancement. He obtained board certification as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2007.
Professor Grimes has been an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Connecticut Physical Therapy Association since 2000. In 2003, he received APTA’s Mary McMillan Award.
Degrees and Certifications
- BS, Physical Therapy, Quinnipiac University
- MPT, Physical Therapy, Quinnipiac University
- Currently pursuing Ph.D. in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University
Specialty or Specialist Certification/Training
Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
Musculoskeletal Examination and Documentation (PT 621, PT 724)
Research Interests & Grants
Hip and shoulder musculoskeletal topics; Orthopedic clinical prediction rules; video feedback to enhance student physical therapists’ patient interviewing skills; orthopedic examination; shoulder and scapular kinematics
Honors, Awards & Fellowship
American Physical Therapy Association’s Mary McMillan Award, 2003