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About J.J. Mowder-Tinney

J.J. received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder and her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from University of Miami in Florida. She completed her doctorate in physical therapy at NOVA Southeastern University. She has over 20 years of experience in a multitude of clinical settings with the majority of experience with people with neuromuscular deficits. She is certified as a clinical specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). She also has extensive training and is certified in Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT), has her Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist (CSRS) through Neurorecovery and the American Stroke Association, as well as being a certified Exercise Expert Aging Adults (CEEAA) from the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy.

My vision is to share my passion for taking the latest research available and translating that knowledge into realistic and practical treatment ideas for the clinic. I am also driven to assist therapists in increasing their confidence in challenging their clients to make the greatest improvements in outcome measures to allow them to go out and do what they love. This includes providing specific treatment ideas you can use tomorrow as well as simple to implement motor learning strategies.

My dream is to help BRIDGE the current gap between the literature and current clinical practice.

My logo represents the linkages between researchers, clinicians, students, and clients as we all work together to find the best way to MOVE the amazing people we work with back into activities that bring them joy!


J.J. Mowder-Tinney's Courses

Practical Interventions for Common Gait Deviations in the Neurological and Geriatric Population (Recorded Webinar)
presented by J.J. Mowder-Tinney

This course is a recording of a previously hosted live webinar event. Polling and question submission features are not available for this recording. Format and structure may differ from standard MedBridge courses. Gait deviations are commonly seen in aging adults with orthopedic and neurologic deficits. Addressing these deviation are critical in promoting functional independence and decreasing fall risk. Are you struggling with identifying the cause of the different deviations and designing the optimal intervention? During this session, the presenter will explore ways to provide specific and realistic intervention strategies to address common impairments in people with varying gait deviations. Multiple videos will be provided of both the gait deviations and intervention options. The intervention options will be focused on bridging the gap between scientific evidence and the realities of practice. Learn more


Stroke Rehabilitation Cases 1 & 2: Wheelchair & Household Ambulation
presented by J.J. Mowder-Tinney

Do you find it challenging to take the latest theoretical studies and integrate them into your everyday practice? During this session, the presenter will review two video cases of a patient with stroke and walk you through a comprehensive approach from start to finish. Cases one and two will focus on a person at the wheelchair level and one who is walking household distance. Each case will begin with a video presentation of the patient performing functional activities. Then results of the priority outcome measures will be reviewed and combined with the evidence to develop the intervention plan. Video interventions will be shown that include creative approaches while emphasizing examples of motor learning strategies to improve outcomes. Learn more


Stroke Rehabilitation Cases 3 & 4: Community Ambulation & Ataxia
presented by J.J. Mowder-Tinney

Do you find it challenging to take the latest theoretical studies and integrate them into your everyday practice? During this session, the presenter will review two video cases of a patient with stroke and walk you through a comprehensive approach from start to finish. Cases 3 and 4 will focus on a person walking community distances and someone with cerebellar damage. Each case will begin with a video presentation of the patient performing functional activities. Then results of the priority outcome measures will be reviewed and will be combined with the evidence to develop the intervention plan. Video interventions that include creative approaches while emphasizing examples of motor learning strategies to improve outcomes will be shown. Learn more


Improving Patient Adherence and Outcomes for Aging Adults
presented by J.J. Mowder-Tinney

Recommendations in the APTA Choosing Wisely campaign have noted the importance of not under-dosing strength training in aging adults. This new educational initiative is stressing the importance of matching the intensity and duration of exercise to an individual’s goal and ability. However, to get the amount of repetition needed for improvement, we need patients to design optimal home programs that will facilitate compliance. The emphasis of this course includes strategies of how to prioritize the impairment, design the HEP based off your priority impairment, and choose items that are functional and motivating for the patient. Learn more


A Comprehensive Intervention Design for Aging Adults
presented by J.J. Mowder-Tinney

Recommendations in the APTA Choosing Wisely campaign have noted the importance of not under-dosing strength training in aging adults. This new educational initiative is stressing the importance of matching the intensity and duration of exercise to an individual’s goal and ability. The emphasis of this course is on realistic and prioritized interventions performed at the appropriate intensity. Four major impairment areas will be reviewed, including posture/strength/aerobic conditioning and balance. Intervention ideas for each of these systems, and how they should build on each other and be progressed, will be discussed. Learn more


Integrating Priority Outcome Measures When Assessing Aging Adults
presented by J.J. Mowder-Tinney

Recommendations in the APTA Choosing Wisely campaign have noted the importance of not under-dosing strength training in aging adults. This new educational initiative is stressing the importance of matching the intensity and duration of exercise to an individual’s goal and ability. The emphasis of this course is not on how to perform the tests but on how a few key tests can help drive your intervention choices and provide critical information to you and the patient about improvement. The use of this information will have a direct impact on improving the patient outcomes as well as patient motivation. Learn more


Assessing Underdosing in Aging Adults
presented by J.J. Mowder-Tinney

Recommendations in the APTA Choosing Wisely campaign have noted the importance of not under-dosing strength training in aging adults. This new educational initiative is stressing the importance of matching the intensity and duration of exercise to an individual’s goal and ability. This course reviews the critical aspects of this research and facilitates the translation of this knowledge into practice, requiring clinician reflection and commitment to change. Learn more


Case Studies in Motor Learning Part B: Total Knee Arthroplasty
presented by J.J. Mowder-Tinney

This three-part case-based series supplements JJ's Motor Learning Strategy courses and is designed to provide specific strategies for three different diagnoses that can immediately be incorporated into any treatment session being performed. In the second part of this series, J.J. Mowder-Tinney will identify three priority impairments of a patient following total knee arthroplasty and compare and contrast two intervention options utilizing motor learning principles in the acute rehabilitation setting. The course concludes with intervention options that utilize motor learning principles appropriate for later in the rehabilitation process, including the long-term care, outpatient, and home care setting.

After this course, ensure you watch Part C of the Motor Learning Strategy Case Studies:
Case Studies in Motor Learning Part C: Post-Stroke

We recommend you watch the following courses prior to this Case Study:
Motor Learning Strategies: Principles of Application
Motor Learning Strategies: Interventions at the Environment Level
Case Studies in Motor Learning Part A: Balance Deficits Learn more


Case Studies in Motor Learning Part C: Post-Stroke
presented by J.J. Mowder-Tinney

This three-part case-based series supplements JJ's Motor Learning Strategy course series and is designed to provide specific strategies for three different diagnoses that can immediately be incorporated into any treatment session being performed. In this third part of the series, J.J. Mowder-Tinney will identify three priority impairments of a post-stroke patient and compare and contrast two intervention options utilizing motor learning principles in the acute rehabilitation setting. The course concludes with intervention options that utilize motor learning principles appropriate for later in the rehabilitation process, including the long-term care, outpatient, and home care setting.

We recommend you watch the following courses prior to this Case Study:
Motor Learning Strategies: Principles of Application
Motor Learning Strategies: Interventions at the Environment Level
Case Studies in Motor Learning Part A: Balance Deficits
Case Studies in Motor Learning Part B: Total Knee Athroplasty Learn more


Case Studies in Motor Learning Part A: Balance Deficits
presented by J.J. Mowder-Tinney

This three-part case-based series supplements JJ's Motor Learning Strategy courses and is designed to provide specific strategies for three different diagnoses that can immediately be incorporated into any treatment session being performed. In the first part of this case-based series, J.J. Mowder-Tinney will identify three priority impairments of a patient with balance deficits and compare and contrast two intervention options utilizing motor learning principles in the acute and post-acute rehabilitation setting. The course concludes with intervention options that utilize motor learning principles appropriate for later in the rehabilitation process, including the long-term care, outpatient, and home care setting.

After this course, ensure you watch Part B & C of the Motor Learning Strategy Case Studies:
Case Studies in Motor Learning Part B: Total Knee Athroplasty
Case Studies in Motor Learning Part C: Post-Stroke

We recommend you watch the following courses prior to this Case Study:
Motor Learning Strategies: Principles of Application
Motor Learning Strategies: Interventions at the Environment Level Learn more


Motor Learning Strategies: Principles for Application
presented by J.J. Mowder-Tinney

It is an exciting time in rehabilitation. The expansion in the literature regarding the benefits of incorporating motor learning into any type of intervention is undeniable. The latest evidence has shown profound implications for rehabilitation and recovery providing new insights into the optimization of skill learning. This course series takes these beneficial theories and turn them into practical and easy to use approaches for therapists to use in the clinic on Monday. Currently, the principles of motor learning are commonly found as definitions in textbooks that lack explicit utilization into clinical practice. However, the research on attaining a new motor skill is extensive and requires the inclusion of adjustments in feedback, incorporation of variability, problem solving, motivation and attention while addressing intensity. It is a critical time to disseminate this beneficial information into everyday practice. This module is designed to provide specific strategies, no matter the patient diagnosis, that can immediately be incorporated into any treatment session being performed. In addition, the course provides examples of how to adjust your practice to make the motor learning process the most effective, resulting in better outcomes. Learn more


Motor Learning Strategies: Interventions at the Environment Level
presented by J.J. Mowder-Tinney

The latest insight into the optimization of skill learning has shown profound implications for rehabilitation and recovery. This series of courses is designed to provide specific strategies, no matter the patient diagnosis, that can immediately be incorporated into any treatment session being performed. In this course, the participant will evaluate the appropriateness of integrating variability into plan of care. The course provides a comparison of two different feedback options and their impact on function. Instructor J.J. Mowder-Tinney also explores a comparison of two different cueing options to switch from internal to external focus of attention. At the end of the course, the participant will gain insight in how to appropriately modify two intervention ideas to increase intensity during a session to improve outcomes.

Watch the other courses on Motor Learning Strategies in this series by J.J. Mowder-Tinney Learn more


The Hemiplegic Shoulder: Practical Assessment and Intervention Strategies
presented by J.J. Mowder-Tinney

This course will be retired and no longer available as of Sat May 1, 2021. Please complete the course by Friday April 30, 2021 to receive credit.

Looking for more content on this topic? MedBridge recommends the following courses:

  • Hemiplegic Shoulder Part 1: Assessment
  • Hemiplegic Shoulder Part 2: Interventions
  • Hemiplegic Shoulder Part 3: Interventions for Motor Learning


  • The management of individuals with shoulder dysfunction often challenges even the most experienced clinician. Performing a comprehensive evaluation of patients with the hemiplegic shoulder can enhance the quality and efficiency of patient care while also indicating the most appropriate and effective treatment choices. In this course by J.J. Mowder-Tinney, PT, PhD, NCS, C/NDT, CSRS, participants will integrate biomechanical assessment and clinical problem solving skills in order to prioritize impairments of differing patient presentations and progress a variety of intervention ideas. A mixture of demonstrations will be utilized to allow immediate incorporation into practice. These treatment ideas will include priority stretches, low/high tone, subluxation, pain, and functional activities. Learn more


Balance Challenges: Dynamic Treatment Strategies
presented by J.J. Mowder-Tinney

This course will be retired and no longer available as of Sat May 1, 2021. Please complete the course by Friday April 30, 2021 to receive credit.

Looking for more content on this topic? MedBridge recommends the following courses:

  • Balance Challenges Part 1: Assessment
  • Balance Challenges Part 2: Interventions in Supine and Sitting
  • Balance Challenges Part 3: Dynamic Interventions


  • This course by J.J. Mowder Tinney is specifically designed to improve the clinician’s ability to identify specific impairments leading to balance dysfunction and then provide challenging interventions. Balance disorders affect clients in the orthopedic, neurologic, and geriatric populations, and involve all types of settings. Optimal outcome measures to assess balance and fall risk will be reviewed along with a comprehensive assessment. The majority of the course will then focus on interventions, and using evidence-based practice as a foundation, which can be utilized in a variety of settings. This course will provide multiple types and variations of interventions to provide all therapists with innovative and challenging interventions. Learn more


Treating Patients with Neurological Deficits
presented by J.J. Mowder-Tinney

This course will be retired and no longer available as of January 11, 2022. Please complete the course by December 31, 2021 to receive credit.

Looking for more content on this topic? MedBridge recommends the following courses:

  • Neurologic Treatments Part 1: Neuroplasticity and Motor Learning
  • Neurologic Treatments Part 2: Challenging Presentations
  • Neurologic Treatments Part 3: Supine-to-Sit Interventions


  • This course will provide therapists various treatment ideas to improve function for patients with neurological deficits. A framework for therapy will be reviewed stressing the importance of neuroplasticity and the research supporting this theory. Explicit intervention ideas will be given and organized in a systematic way to focus on analysis of movement, identification of impairments, and provide a variety of ways to incorporate motor learning strategies into functional movements. These strategies will include aspects of challenging the patient, facilitating error, increasing intensity, incorporating feedback, and utilizing the environment. Common difficulties such as pusher syndrome, cerebellar ataxia, and spatial neglect will also be discussed and specific interventions reviewed. Upon completion of this course, therapists will have specific strategies to incorporate evidence-based approaches into a variety of settings the next day in clinic. Learn more


Comprehensive Intervention Strategies for Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries
presented by J.J. Mowder-Tinney

This course will be retired and no longer available as of Sun Nov 1, 2020. Please start the course by Mon Oct 19, 2020 and complete the course by Sat Oct 31, 2020 to receive credit or look for SCI Part 1: Comprehensive Approach to Spinal Cord Injury, available in the course catalogue.

Identifying optimal intervention strategies for patients with spinal cord injury can be very challenging for clinicians. Each level of injury presents different limitations and specific patient needs requiring a strong understanding of the functional outcomes for each level of injury. In this course, JJ Mowder-Tinney guides clinicians through a practical approach to rehabilitation for individuals recovering from spinal cord injury. Many aspects of this population must be considered to provide comprehensive care including common complications of patients with SCI, causes of shoulder pain and prevention interventions, strategies for optimal movement for different level injuries, and exercise prescription. This course involves demonstrations with real patients that have both cervical and thoracic level injuries to illustrate interventions that will optimize the independence of patients. Learn more


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