Teaches courses within the Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
Dr. Brandi Bernard has over 20 years of experience as a physical therapist. She attended Grand Valley State University (Michigan) where she completed her undergraduate degree in Health Sciences with an emphasis in Exercise Science. As a member of both the Cross Country and Track & Field teams she had an extra year of eligibility and decided to pursue her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy at the same school. Continuing her education, she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy at A.T. Still University in Arizona. To further her studies, she obtained her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She has been trained in Trigger Point Dry Needling and finds much success in adding this tool to her therapeutic toolbox. She also is certified and practices as a Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) through the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Pursuing her passion for expansion of rehabilitation, she has become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Specialist (CCRT) and has become a Teaching Assistant for the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. Dr Bernard now performs physical therapy in both outpatient orthopedic and occupational medicine clinics, and provides rehabilitation for dogs across the Valley of Phoenix. As part of her pedagogy, she teaches for a yoga school in the 200, 500 and yoga therapy programs and lectures internationally in Australia, Canada and Taiwan. More recently she has been traveling to Uganda on humanitarian trips to be able to bring shoes to children in Africa.