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AOPT Member Spotlight - Tim Brinker, PT, DPT, MBA

AOPT Member Spotlight - Tim Brinker, PT, DPT, MBA

Tim graduated in 1992 from Northwestern University Medical School, Program in Physical Therapy with his Master of Physical Therapy degree. In May 2012, he completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) with honors from Regis University.

Tim is a Board-certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He has completed his Fellowship and Certification in Manual Therapy (COMT) with the North American Institute of Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). Completion of the fellowship included written and practical examination and acceptance of his fellowship project on advanced competency in manual therapy. Tim is a Clinical Fellowship Instructor (CFI) for the North American Institute of Manual Therapy. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT). In 2017, Tim was honored with the Therapeutic Associates Master Clinician “Clinical Excellence” Award.

Tim is the clinic director of Therapeutic Associates Hillsboro Physical Therapy, and a partner of Therapeutic Associates, Inc. Outside of being a clinician who has a passion for patient care, he appreciates complicated conditions and their effect on his patients. He enjoys the quest to seek solutions and methods to maximize function and reduce pain for patients based on a combination of his clinical expertise and relevant evidence. He enjoys mentoring and developing the orthopaedic residents on staff and supporting student physical therapists’ education and training. 

Outside of clinical practice, he has served on the Therapeutic Associates Board of Directors since 2007. He is the past chair of the Investment and Finance Committees for Therapeutic Associates. Tim completed his Master of Business Administration in Health Industry Leadership with Honors from Regis University in 2018. He has a passion for using his clinical and business knowledge to assist with the health and care of his staff, patients, and communities. In 2021, Tim was honored to be appointed to serve a 3-year term on the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy's Finance Committee.

Tim is married to a physical therapist, Shellie Brinker, and they love to support their 3 athletic children. Outside of work Tim enjoys skiing, outdoor activities, and working out.

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