Dr. Brewer graduated with her degree in Physical Therapy from the Ohio State University and received her Master of Education from the University of Cincinnati. Her DPT is from Temple University. She has been certified as a geriatric specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists since 1994. She completed the Certification for Exercise Experts in Aging Adults in 2010 and holds academic rank as Assistant Professor in the Mayo College of Medicine. Dr. Brewer currently practices at Mayo Clinic as the Therapy Clinical Education Specialist and Director of the PT Geriatric Residency Program. She provides patient care in the outpatient setting. She was recently awarded the Mayo Clinic Distinguished Allied Health Educator of the year 2015.
Dr. Brewer is a dedicated clinician and educator with 40 years of experience in a variety of settings including acute, outpatient, home care, long term care/SNF and public health programs with an emphasis in geriatric care, education and administration. She frequently writes and presents these topics in local, state and national PT and community educational programs. She actively participates in professional initiatives which affect practice, awareness, advocacy and service delivery of care to patients and clients. Her areas of clinical expertise include osteoporosis, fall prevention, health promotion, functional assessment, and chronic disease management/wellness in older adults.