Physical Therapy Department

J.J. Mowder-Tinney



Dr. Mowder-Tinney received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder and her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from University of Miami in Florida. She completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at NOVA Southeastern University.

She has over 20 years experience in a multitude of clinical settings with the majority of experience with people with neuromuscular deficits. She is certified as a clinical specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). She also has extensive training and is certified in Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT), and received her Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist (CSRS) from the American Stroke Association, and earned Certified Exercise Expert in Aging Adults (CEEAA) from the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy.  

She teaches the Neuromuscular series that incorporates the onsite pro-bono clinic. In addition, she teaches an advanced neuromuscular elective. Dr. Mowder-Tinney’s research interests include balance and falls assessment, neurological interventions, and knowledge translation. Recipient of the Excellence in Education Award from the Neurology section of the American Physical Therapy Association in 2017.

Wellness and rehabilitation institute at Nazareth College

Dr. Mowder-Tinney discusses the unique collaboration between Nazareth's Physical Therapy Department and Rochester Institute of Technology's Kate Gleason College of Engineering. Read more.