Justin Beebe

Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
Justin Beebe


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About Me

Dr. Beebe joined the faculty at Simmons University in July 2013. He has been a physical therapist since 2000, and practiced primarily in orthopaedic and sports physical therapy settings. Prior to coming to Simmons, he served as an assistant professor of physical therapy at the University of South Dakota for nearly five years. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association where he serves as Chairman of the Section on Research Abstract Review Committee, and is a member of the Research Committee of the Orthopaedic section. He is an active researcher, and manuscript reviewer.


  • Ph.D. Movement Science, Washington University in St. Louis
  • M.S. Physical Therapy, University of Indianapolis
  • B.S. Psychology, University of Indianapolis


  • MA Physical Therapist

What I Teach

  • PT 760 Research Seminar: Systematic Review
  • PT 762 Research Seminar: Faculty Directed Research
  • DPT 672 Frameworks for PT: Musculoskeletal System 1
  • DPT 673 Frameworks for PT: Musculoskeletal System 2
  • DPT 752 Research Seminar: Proposal

Research/Creative Activities

My research involves characterizing the influence of external stimuli on overhead throwing mechanics, and the role of fatigue on position sense. Additionally I am involved with investigating biomechanical changes following treatment of children who fear movement due to chronic pain.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Section on Research Member
  • Orthopaedics Section Member