A.J. Lievre has been practicing Physical Therapy since 2002. He graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1998 with a Bachelors in Kinesiology. He then attended Shenandoah University and received his Master’s in Physical Therapy in 2002 and Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2004.
A.J. was certified by the APTA as an Orthopedic Specialist (OCS) in 2007 and was recently re-certified in 2017. He also successfully completed his manual therapy certification (CMPT) through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) in 2010.
Soon after graduating from physical therapy school, A.J. became involved in teaching as adjunct faculty for Shenandoah University’s Physical Therapy Program while practicing full time at an outpatient orthopedic clinic. He spent much of his time assisting in the anatomy lab and in the orthopedic courses.
In 2014 A.J. took a full-time faculty position at Shenandoah University. A.J. is currently the SU Physical Therapy Program course coordinator for the Musculoskeletal course series and Therapeutic Exercise course series. His research involvement at SU includes investigating the effects of manual therapy, examining patient/therapist interactions, teaching and measuring clinical reasoning, and enhancing residency education.
A.J. continues to practice outpatient orthopedic physical therapy as well as mentor VOMPTI residents at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation in Woodstock, Virginia. His clinical interest is focused on trying to restore function and improve the lives of patients who suffer with chronic pain.