Bridgit A. Finley '82, PT, DPT, MEd., OCS
Casady Alumni Achievement 2012Chief Executive OfficerPhysical Therapy Central Inc.
Bridgit Finley has been named Casady’s 2012 Alumni Achievement Award recipient. A graduate is selected for Alumni Achievement in recognition of her exceptional pursuit of personal or professional goals. Bridgit is the private practice owner and CEO of Physical Therapy Central, based in Norman, which has expanded to 10 locations across the state. Bridgit is a physical therapist specializing in manual therapy, spinal dysfunctions, total joint replacement and clinical education.
At Casady Bridgit lettered in basketball, volleyball and softball. She continued her education at Baylor University in Waco, TX, and received undergraduate and graduate degrees in Exercise Physiology in 1988 and a Bachelor of Science in physical therapy from the University of Oklahoma in 1994. In March of 2005, Bridgit graduated from A.T. Still University, located in Missouri and Arizona, with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. In December 2009, she completed the Executive Management Course with Evidence in Motion.
Bridgit is an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) credentialed clinical instructor and works with students from all over the country. In 2009, Bridgit was awarded the Signe Brunstrom Award for excellence in clinical teaching by the American Physical Therapy Association. She has received the outstanding clinical instructor award from Oklahoma City Community College, OU and the Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association.
Bridgit is certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and specializes in Manual Therapy, Orthopedics and Spinal Dysfunction. She has been actively involved in the APTA and OPTA since 1994 and is currently a member of the orthopedic and manual therapy section of the APTA. Bridgit is working toward a manual therapy certification through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy.