Stephanie Greenspan

Assistant Professor DPT, PT

Programs and Courses Taught

Doctor of Physical Therapy

PT 711, 712, 716 Orthopaedic Patient & Client Management I, II & III

PT 736 Exercise Prescription for Patients and Clients II

PT 702, 703, 704 Capstone Series

PT 713 Community Participant Lab

About Me

I have enjoyed working as a clinician in a variety of settings where I have focused on the management of clients with musculoskeletal and neurologic disorders. I have a special interest in performing artists, especially dancers and circus artists.. I am a board certified specialist in orthopaedic and neurologic physical therapy. My teaching experience includes entry-level and post-professional level education.  I have also enjoyed teaching internationally in Kenya and Vietnam. 


I earned my BSed in Sports Medicine from the University of Virginia. My Doctor of Physical Therapy degree was conferred from the University of Southern California. My post-graduate training has included residencies in orthopaedic and neurologic physical therapy, and a fellowship in orthopaedic manual therapy. 

Teaching Interests

I enjoy teaching across the continuum of musculoskeletal and neurologic patient management.  In addition, I have a passion for residency and fellowship education.

Scholarly Interests

Injuries in the Circus Arts and Biomechanics of Circus Movement



Jones S.  Hip pain in a child.  In:  Davenport TE, Kulig KK, Sebelski CA, Gordon JG, Watts H, eds.  Diagnosis for physical therapists: A symptom- based approach.  Philadelphia, PA: FA Davis; 2012: 898-924.

Demuth S, Jones S.  Poor posture in a child. In:  Davenport TE, Kulig KK, Sebelski CA, Gordon JG, Watts H, eds.  Diagnosis for physical therapists: A symptom- based approach.  Philadelphia, PA: FA Davis; 2012: 1113-1148.

Jones S, Bellah C, Godges J.  A comparison of professional development and leadership activities between graduates and non-graduates of physical therapist clinical residency programs.  J Phys Ther Educ. 2008; 22: 85-88.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

International Association of Dance Medicine (2018 to present)
ABPTS Orthopaedic Specialty Council (2012-2015)
•Item Review Coordinator  (2013-2014)
•Chair   (2015)
ABPTS Orthopaedic Committee of Content Experts (2008 -2011)
ABPTS Orthopaedic Specialization Academy of Content Experts (2003-2007)
APTA (Orthopaedic and Neurology Sections, Performing Arts Special Interest Group)

Community Service

ODC Healthy Dancers Clinic (2016-present)
Jackson Clinics Advanced Study Program in Orthopaedics (June 2015) - Instructor
Health Volunteers Overseas

Honors & Awards

SMU Curriculum Innovation Award for "Integration of technology and motion analysis software into teaching movement analysis and motor control retraining in the PT Musculoskeletal curriculum." (December 2016)

SMU Teaching with Technology Grant for "Integrating video into movement analysis and retraining for a PT patient case project" (November 2016)

SMU Faculty Seed Grant for " Injury patterns and rates in different disciplines within the circus arts" (October 2017)

SMU FSGP Grant for "Injury incidence and patterns in different circus arts" (May 2018)