A distinguished graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, David Browder received his Master of Physical Therapy from the Army-Baylor Physical Therapy Program in 1999. He then completed several post-professional programs while practicing in the US Air Force, including a Master of Science in Advanced Orthopedic PT and a post-professional Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Browder has also attained Board Certification in Orthopedics (OCS) and completed the Center for Rehab Services and University of Pittsburgh Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship. More recently, he completed Evidence In Motion’s Executive Program in Private Practice Management and is attending the University of Texas at Dallas Jindal School of Management’s certificate program in professional executive coaching.
Dr. Browder left the Air Force to join TexPTS in 2008. As the Regional Director for TexPTS in Austin, Dr. Browder splits his time between leadership and management, teaching and patient care. He has instructed continuing education courses for many years in his special areas of interest — low back pain, neck pain, and headaches — and has authored and co-authored several publications in peer-reviewed journals (Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, Manual Therapy, Spine, Physical Therapy). He was awarded the 2004 Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy George J. Davies — James A. Gould Excellence in Clinical Inquiry Award.
Dr. Browder has two children — both boys and both swimmers. He can often be found at 5 a.m. on Saturday mornings cheering them on. He enjoys challenging himself with exercise programs like P90X and the occasional home improvement or woodworking project. His newest venture is a blog you can check out at http://browdering.com.