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Getting To KnowThe Whole Body Health PT Staff JUSTINE COSMAN, PT, DPT, OCS

Justine Cosman graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) summa cum laude with University Honors and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, minor in psychology, and concentration in pre-physical therapy. During that time, she studied abroad in Granada, Spain and received multiple Dean’s Scholar Awards. She continued her studies at VCU at the Medical College of Virginia campus, where she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT). Justine has continued her education through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT); the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA); the Oregon Orthopedic Physical Therapy Study Group (OOPTSG); Oregon Physical Therapy Association (OPTA); and as a member of the Orthopedics Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). In 2016, she attained her Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) certification, demonstrating excellence in research-based diagnostic and treatment skills. In Virginia, she worked in a variety of PT outpatient settings, including post-operative care; worker’s compensation; acute injury; geriatrics; and general orthopedics. In 2012, she moved to the milder climates of Portland and has since had the pleasure of working in a clinic that focuses on chronic pain/ conditions; complex multi-site conditions; and bio-psycho-social conditions. She has

taken this experience and is now faculty at Pacific University assisting with the Psychology of Disabilities class for physical therapists. Justine served as a member of the Mock House of Delegates and Student Conclave at Annual VPTA Conference. She has also received multiple honors and scholarships, including Phi Beta Kappa, Golden Key International Honors Society, VCU Provost Scholarship, Robert C. Byrd Scholarship, and JCC School Fund Scholarship. Outside of the office, she enjoys exploring all the North West has to offer with her husband and their dog. She loves hiking, bouldering, biking, photography and volunteering for great programs, including the Special Olympics of Oregon and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.


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