Jason Grimes, PT, MPT, OCS, ATC

Jason Grimes, PT, MPT, OCS, ATC

Clinical Assistant Professor
Clinical Assistant Professor

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.

Professional Interest

  • Orthopedic physical therapy

Degrees and Certifications

    • BS, Physical Therapy, Quinnipiac University
    • MPT, Physical Therapy, Quinnipiac University
    • Candidate for Ph.D. in Physical Therapy, Nova Southeastern University

    Specialty or Specialist Certification/Training

    • Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties

Teaching Responsibilities

    • PT 621 – Examination and Documentation I, PT 724 – Examination and Documentation IV
    • Musculoskeletal Examination and Documentation (PT 621, PT 724)

Research Interests & Grants

    Research Interests

    • Scapular kinematics and shoulder function
    • Manual therapy
    • Orthopedic Clinical Prediction Rules
    • Video feedback to enhance student physical therapists’ patient interviewing skills


    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. 2014 OPTP grant
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. 2013 OPTP grant 
    • Sacred Heart University ACT grant, Academic Year 2011-2012

Honors, Awards & Fellowships

    • American Physical Therapy Association’s Mary McMillan Award, 2003

Publications and Presentations

Contact Information

Office Location & Hours

  • Hours: Vary per semester
  • Location:
    Sacred Heart Univ Physical Therapy Specialists
    Wm. H. Pitt Ctr.

    Physical Therapy
    Cambridge 1-P-25
    College of Health Professions
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