Physical Therapy Department

J.J. Mowder-Tinney

P.T., Ph.D., N.C.S., C.S.R.S., C.E.E.A.A.


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), received her Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist (CSRS) from the American Stroke Association and her Certified Exercise Expert in Aging Adults (CEEAA) from the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy.  In 2017, after being nominated by one of her students, she received the Excellence in Neurologic Education from the Academy of Neurologic 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 clinical reasoning skills. She has served on many professional committees including the NYPTA as the Secretary and the program committee. She conducts nationwide seminars on the treatment of patients with neurological deficits, spinal cord injuries, balance challenges and Parkinson’s disease.

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.

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J.J. Mowder-Tinney

J.J. Mowder-Tinney

Professor & Department Chair in Physical Therapy
York Wellness & Rehabilitation Institute 177