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Jason Godfrey’s passion for physical therapy grew while attending undergraduate school at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he received a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences. With his love for athletics and interest in anatomy and movement science, he knew that physical therapy was the profession for him. In 2008, he obtained his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Southern California. He returned to the Central Coast to a private practice orthopedic setting where he treated all aspects of orthopedic conditions, sports-related injuries and was part of the sports medicine team of the local high school. Jason further advanced his manual and clinical skills in June of 2010 by completing an 18 month Orthopedic Residency program through Evidence in Motion.
In June of 2011, Jason was granted board certification from the American Physical Therapy Association as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist. Jason was also granted certification as a Sports Certified Specialist in June of 2015 as only ~150 Physical Therapists in the nation hold dual certifications in Sports and Orthopedics. In 2013, Jason joined Stanford’s Outpatient Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Physical Therapy Team as a Senior Physical Therapist. At Stanford Jason was involved in the development and progression of Stanford’s Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency program where he was a clinical mentor and lecturer. Jason also was involved in Stanford’s RunSafe program where he evaluated runners in regards to current injuries, injury prevention, and improved performance while working in conjunction with Stanford’s Sports Medicine Doctors.
He was also a guest lecture at Samuel Merritt Physical Therapy program in Oakland in their Sports Medicine class specifically on running. Jason also was a guest lecturer at Stanford Medical School in their foot/ankle musculoskeletal evaluation.
Jason and his family moved up to the Pacific Northwest in May of 2018 and he is excited to be a part of the Vida Integrated Health family! Jason brings a passion to treat all aspects of human movement and athletes, particularly runners, which is a passion for him. Growing up he was an avid competitive club soccer player, which led him to enjoy running. Jason has ran two marathons and shortly after running the 2011 Los Angeles Marathon, he completely ruptured his Achilles tendon playing soccer. Through this experience he has really learned firsthand what his patients go through from surgery through rehabilitation and gained a new appreciation of getting individuals back to a more functional and active lifestyle. On his year anniversary from surgery, he completed his first Olympic Triathlon and has loved triathlons since. He also enjoys skiing, hiking, and watching his favorite sports teams the Lakers, Dodgers, and USC Football. However, what gives him the most joy in his life is spending time with his wife Kate and son Joshua!