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Brian Russ
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy - Ft. Lauderdale
(954) 262-1750


 Dr. Russ received his B.S. in Physical Therapy from the University of Buffalo in 1999.  He completed the Kaiser Permanente Fellowship Program in Advanced Orthopedic Manual Therapy in 2005.  Dr. Russ completed his Transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy through A.T. Stills University in 2013.

Professional Certifications/Designations

Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)

Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapist (FAAOMPT)

Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT)


 Entry-Level Courses:

Musculoskeletal II

Musculoskeletal III

Systems Management I: Medical Pathology and Pharmacology

Systems Management III: Differential Diagnosis

Systems Management IV: Applied Clinical Decision Making

T-DPT Course:

Lower Quadrant Manual Therapy

Scholarly Activities and Interests

Dr. Russ’ primary research interests include the effects of manual therapy and orthopedic interventions on motor control and functional movement as well as enhancing clinical reasoning in novice and experienced clinicians

Area of Practice

Dr. Russ’s primary area of clinical practice is outpatient orthopedics. 

Professional Activity Summary

Dr. Russ has been an APTA and AAOMPT member since 1999 and is a current member of the orthopedic section of the APTA.    

Professional Associations

Dr. Russ is a senior faculty member for Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars and a clinical education consultant at FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers, Palm Beach, FL.



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