Dr. Alexis Wright is an Associate Professor and serves as the Director of Curriculum Assessment in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Tufts University. Previously, Dr. Wright served as the Assistant Chair in the Department of Physical Therapy, High Point University.
Dr. Wright is a clinical researcher, educator, and practicing physical therapist whose passions include refining and improving the patient examination and treatment process used in everyday physical therapist practice. Dr. Wright received her BS in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2003, a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Duke University in 2006, and a PhD in physical therapy clinical research from the University of Otago, New Zealand in 2010. Dr Wright was recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists in 2011 and achieved APTA board certified orthopedic specialization in 2015. Dr. Wright is also a 2019 graduate of the Education Leadership Institute Fellowship through the APTA. Dr. Wright is a frequent research presenter at state, national, and international meetings and a productive author with over 45 peer-reviewed manuscripts in orthopedic physical therapy.
Dr. Wright currently serves on two journal editorial boards and as a content expert item writer for the Orthopaedic Speciality Council of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She also currently serves on the APTA Lecture Awards Subcommittee and previous roles included APTA Awards Committee and Nominating Committee Chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. Dr. Wright is a 2007 recipient of the Emerging Leader Award for the American Physical Therapy Association and a 2012 recipient of the Dorothy Briggs Memorial Scientific Inquiry Award for the American Physical Therapy Association. In addition to her research, she continues to practice clinically in North Carolina.
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