Jeff Rodrigues

Jeff Rodrigues, PT, DPT, CCS
Lecturer, Physical Therapy
Graduate Advisor

  • Post-professional Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Southern California, 2001
  • Masters of Science in Physical Therapy, Columbia University, 1993
  • Bachelors of Science in Health Science, California State University, Long Beach, 1991

Board Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist

Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation for the pre- and post-surgery patient including transplantation and mechanical circulatory devices; delivery of care for physical therapists in the acute care setting.

  • Subject Matter Expert Lead, Revalidation of the Description of Specialty Practice-Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy 2015-2018
  • Member, American Physical Therapy Association, 1991 to present
  • Abstract Reviewer, California Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference, 2010 to present
  • American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists Specialty Council Chair, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary section, 2008 to 2011 and 2015 to 2019
  • Item Writing Course Development consultant through ABPTS, 2010
  • Regional Item Writing Workshop “Best Practices” Task Force through ABPTS, 2010-2012

  • Outstanding Student Member, New York State APTA, May, 1993.

  1. Rodrigues J, Campbell A, Frese E, Lowers S, Norman J, Stackowicz D, Starr J and Walko M. The Current Status of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy: An Update of the Description of Specialty Practice. Cardiopulm Phys Ther (in print).
  2. Hamm R, Rodrigues J, Weitz I.  Pathophysiology and multidisciplinary management of leg wounds in sickle cell disease: a case discussion and literature review.  Wounds-A Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice.  18(10):277-85, 2006.
  3. Rodrigues J:  Cardiopulmonary physical therapy treatment. In Watchie J:  Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy—A Clinical Manual, 2nd Ed. St. Louis, MO, Mosby Elsevier Co., 2010.
  4. Rodrigues J:  Persistent Cough. In Davenport TD, Kulig K, Sebelski C, Gordon J, Watts H: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy,  F.A. Davis, 2012.

  • Rodrigues J; Measurement of Sternal Movement with Functional Activities after Sternotomy in Regards to Sternal Precautions, Combined Sections Meeting of the APTA, February 2018.
  • Rodrigues J and Bartalo P; Overcoming the Apprehension of Treating a Patient with Cardiovascular or Pulmonary Disease, Combined Sections Meeting of the APTA, February 2012.
  • Rodrigues J; Wound Management and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Combine to Treat a Chronic Wound in a Person with Sickle Cell Disease, 15th International World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress, June 2007.
  • Rodrigues J; A Case of a 37 year-old Male with Bleomycin Pulmonary Toxicity, Combined Sections Meeting of the APTA, February 2007.
  • Rodrigues J; Functional Outcomes of Lobar and Double Lung Transplant Recipients, 23rd International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, April 2003.
  • Rodrigues J; Functional Outcomes of Lobar and Double Lung Transplant Recipients, Combined Sections Meeting of the APTA, February 2002.
  • Rodrigues J; A Case Of A 26 Year-Old Male Who Underwent Heart Transplantation Due To Severe Cardiomyopathy, Combined Sections Meeting of the APTA, February 2000.