Program Director, Dr. Misha Bradford, is a Utah native who earned her Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Utah in 1998 and then returned in the first cohort of PTs to earn the post-professional DPT degree in 2006. She began teaching in the University of Utah Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training in 1998 and joined the core faculty in 2001. Dr. Bradford is a board-certified clinical specialist in Orthopaedic PT (since 2006) and her clinical practice has primarily been at the University of Utah Orthopaedic Center.
Over the past several years, Dr. Bradford's professional activity has transitioned away from direct patient care into more teaching and administration. She is the program director for the three PT residency programs affiliated with the University of Utah, enjoys working with the board members of the student-run pro bono clinic to provide low cost physical therapy to under/uninsured members of our community, and is a volunteer trainer with LDS Charities, teaching basic wheelchair assessment skills to clinicians in low resource countries.
"I love collaborating with dedicated and enthusiastic mentors, instructors, program leadership, and residents to deliver an exceptional resident experience."