justin-bridges
"The body achieves what the body believes."

Justin Bridges

PT, DPT
About

MY CALLING

Throughout my life, I’ve had a tremendous passion for sports. My long history of playing multiple sports year-round finally caught up to me while playing basketball in college. After an injury, I spoke to an orthopedic specialist about my condition and was given two options: have surgery or go to physical therapy. At the time, I truly had no idea what physical therapy was, but I knew it sounded a lot better than having surgery and having to miss the rest of the season. So there I was, on the way to my first ever physical therapy appointment, an experience that would change my life forever. Over the course of several sessions, I closely observed my physical therapist and was inspired by their compassion, creativity, and problem-solving. Since physical therapy helped me to return to sports without surgery, I wanted to help others in the same way. As a Physical Therapist, I love that I have a positive impact on people by helping them accomplish their goals and dreams.

LIFE LONG LEARNING

I am extremely blessed to have such an amazing family that instilled values I use on a daily basis: hard work, dedication, and perseverance. I am a highly motivated and driven individual that never settles, and I feel that there is always something to learn and/or improve upon. In general, the medical field is continually growing and evolving – and as a physical therapist – I understand it is my duty to keep up with the changes. Currently, I have a clinical instructor (CI) certification, am in pursuit of a sports specialist certification, and also have plans to achieve much more in the near future. I advocate for evidence-based medicine, have contributed, and will continue to contribute evidence for the profession of physical therapy, and continually utilize all currently available evidence to help ensure that the care that I provide is effective and efficient.

SERVING THE COMMUNITY

It is an honor to serve the community and it is also something that I take great pride in. So far, I have had the privilege of working with groups such as Boys Town, ParaSports, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. I have mentored and spoken to elementary and middle school students about the profession of Physical Therapy, and continue to help the University of the Incarnate Word School of Physical Therapy with their physical therapy student interview process.

Credentials

LICENSURE IN PHYSICAL THERAPY: Texas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
BS: Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science, Schreiner University, Kerrville, TX
DPT: Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX