Myra Pumphprey, PT, DPT

  • Board - Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  • Fellow of the Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists

Dr. Myra Pumphrey received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University. She continued her education by completing the Kaiser Hayward Physical Therapy Fellowship in Advanced Orthopedic Manual Therapy in San Francisco and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Creighton University. Myra is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, an ABPTS Certified Orthopedic Certified Specialist, a NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer and a STOTT® Certified Pilates Instructor. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the APTA Orthopedic Section, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists and the National Athletic Trainers Association.

Myra guest lectures in the Physical Therapy Doctoral program at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is also a co-founder of the Virginia Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Institute (VOMPTI), which provides continuing education for Physical Therapists and is an APTA credentialed orthopedic residency program. She continues to serve as a mentor for VOMPTI clinical residents. Myra was honored to receive the VCU Department of Physical Therapy Outstanding Clinical Instructor Award in 2009.

Myra was a Gymnast for 10 years, a LaCrosse player in high school, followed by enjoyment of a variety forms of exercise including running, swimming and cycling. Favorite pursuits include spending time with her husband and children, listening to live music, hiking, skiing, and traveling.

"Myra Pumphrey and her group of therapists provide the absolute best care for spine problems in the area. I do not specialize in spine problems, but often see a cervical radiculitis patient who comes in complaining of shoulder pain. My first line of treatment is a medrol dose pack and a referral to Myra. Most times that referral results in a cure. Young athletes with neck or low back problems are also referred to Myra with similar great results. She has great manual skills and knowledge of the musculoskeletal system."

- Dr. Meyers
Tuckahoe Orthopaedic Associates, Ltd.

"Dr. Pumphrey's involvement in the education of our students through guest lecturing and providing oversight during clinical education experiences is evidence of her continued dedication and commitment to shaping the future of our profession."

- Shawne E Soper, PT, DPT, MBA
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
Virginia Commonwealth University

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