Brian Wilkinson, PT, DPT, CHT, CLT

Associate Professor & Associate Director of Clinical Education
Creighton Hall 362
Areas I Teach 

Teaching Responsibilities

DPT 510 Clinical Biomechanics
DPT 530 Physical Agents
DPT 570 Clinical Internship I
DPT 642 Clinical Internship II
DPT 723 Clinical Internship III
DPT 724 Clinical Internship IV
DPT 725 Clinical Internship V
DPT 730 Professional Lecture Series
DPT 790 Evidence Based Capstone Project (team taught course)

Areas of Interest

Upper Extremity Management
Wound Care
Sports Injuries
Evidence Based Practice
Clinical Education
Lymphedema Management


Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 2006

BS in Exercise and Sports Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 2003

Clinical Certifications

Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy

2017 - present

Certified Lymphatic Therapist (CLT)


Hand Therapy Certification Commission

2014 – present

Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)


American Physical Therapy Association

2008 – present

Credential Clinical Instructor


Peer Reviewed Publications

Bear-Lehman, J. & Wilkinson, B.J. Biomechanics of the Wrist and Hand. In Basic Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System. 5th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Wilkinson, B.J. (2020). Orthoses in the management of hand dysfunction. In K. Chui, M. Jorge, S.C. Yen, M. Lusardi (Eds), Orthotics and prosthetics in rehabilitation (pp. 370-388). 4th ed. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Wilkinson, B.J.; Bell, K.P.; Cowen, B.S.; Coplen, A.E. (2019). Simple Exercises To Reduce Musculoskeletal Disorders. Decisions in Dentistry, 5(4):32-37.

Wilkinson, B.J.; Bell, K.P.; Coplen, A.E. (2019). Ergonomics Reinvigorated: Strategies for Using the Core Four to Help Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, 17(1):36-39.

Yip, J. O.; Schroeder, E. T.; Wilkinson, B. J.; Fisher, B. E. (2006). Metabolic Cost of Body-Weight Supported Treadmill Exercise: A Preliminary Report. Journal of Neurological Physical Therapy, 30(4):197-198.

Peer Reviewed Presentations

Wilkinson, B.J. & Liu, E. An Evidence-Supported Review of Impairment-Based Rehabilitation For The Recovering Upper Extremity.  Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon annual conference, virtual delivery, October 2020.

Kraft, K., Wilkinson, B.J., Barnes, M., Brackenridge, E.S., Crelling, A. ASHT 2019 International Committee Invited Lecture: International Experiences in Hand Therapy Service. American Society of Hand Therapists annual conference in Washington DC, October 2019

Wilkinson B., DiBiasio P, Vallabhajosula S. The impact of curriculum and a global learning experience on the development of cultural competence in Pacific University DPT students. OPTA - Annual Conference, Portland, OR, March 2019 

Wilkinson, B.J. & Cowen, B.S.  Collaborative Curriculum: Advancing Ergonomic Education By Incorporating The Expertise of A Physical Therapist. American Dental Education Association Conference, Chicago, IL, March 2019 

Wilkinson, B.J., Gayles, E., Galindo, T., Springer, L.  From Emerging to Experienced: A Panel Discussion Issuing Perspective on Revitalized Feedback Dynamics. Northwest Intermountain Consortium - Annual Conference, November 2018 

Wilkinson, B.J. Current Concepts in Wrist Rehabilitation: A Paradigm Shift in Exercise Prescription.  OPTA - Annual Conference, Wilsonville, OR, March 2018

Wilkinson, B.J. The Win-Win-Win of Using a Course Website.  Oregon Technology in Education Network, Hillsboro, OR, February 2017

Yip, J. O., Schroeder, E. T., Wilkinson, B. J. & Fisher, B. E. Metabolic Cost of Body-Weight Supported Treadmill Exercise: A Preliminary Report. California Physical Therapy Association - Annual Conference, Oakland, CA, October 2008

Invited Presentations

Practical Ergonomics for Dental Professionals: Be a Part of the Movement. Oregon Dental Hygiene Association SW Component quarterly meeting, virtual delivery, March 2020

Current Concepts in Workplace Ergonomics: Enhancing Movement for Dental Hygienists.  Oregon Dental Hygiene Association annual conference, Portland, OR, November 2019

Current Concepts in Workplace Ergonomics: Enhancing Movement for Practicing Electrologists. Oregon Association of Licensed Electrologists Annual Meeting, April 2019

Bridging Aspiration and Opportunity: Helping You Become Who You Truly Strive To Be.  Honors College at Oregon State University, October 2017

Bonzani, P.J. & Wilkinson, B.J. Assessment and Management of Stiffness in the Hand.  Offered to the physiotherapy staff at Komfo Anoyke Teaching Hospital in Ghana, July 2016

Bonzani, P.J. & Wilkinson, B.J. Concepts in Wound Healing.  Offered to medical residents and fellows at Komfo Anoyke Teaching Hospital in Ghana, July 2016

Ergonomics for Musicians. Offered at the Oregon ASTA Mini Conference, November 2015


American Physical Therapy Association – Oregon

Editor, Oregon Log


Pacific University Faculty Development Grant: The impact of curriculum and global learning experience on the development of cultural competence in Doctor of Physical Therapy students - 2019

Juzo Scholarship, Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy, April 2017

Pacific University Faculty Development Grant: Health Volunteers Overseas Hand Therapy Project, Ghana - 2016