Rusty BishopAdjunct Instructor DPT, PT
Programs and Courses Taught
Doctor of Physical Therapy
I graduated from Samuel Merritt university in 2011. Upon finishing I did the PNF Kaiser Vallejo residency followed by becoming an active duty Physical Therapist in the United States Air Force. After serving our active duty member I decided to move to a VA position in Monterey California. In the VA I have lead the development of a dry needling internal training program and am currently the director of the VA Palo Alto Orthopedic Residency focusing on training PTs to function in primary care.
Outside of work, my biggest passions are my family and spending time outside hiking, playing sports, or just enjoying the beach.
In 2007 I graduated from UC Santa Barbara. In 2011 I graduated from SMU with DPT. 2011-2012 I did the PNF Kaiser Vallejo residency. Then in 2017 I passed OCS.
Direct access PT skill set, imaging, diagnostic ultrasound, dry needling, and clinical education.
PTs functioning as frontline providers in primary care and how this creates more efficient and effective healthcare system.
CPTA article regarding dry needling
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
Honors & Awards
Clinical Site of Excellence 2020