Brent Anderson, PT, PhD

Assistant Professor, PT Programs


Miami, FL


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Chronic Disease Management
Family Medicine
Manual Therapy


PhD, University of Miami
Bachelor of Science and Post Baccalaureate Certificate Physical Therapy University of California
Bachelor of Science, California State University

Research Interests

Movement Science
Chronic Low Back Pain
Pilates Certified
Dance Medicine

For more than 25 years, Dr. Brent Anderson has been a licensed Physical Therapist and Orthopedic Certified Specialist. He received his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Miami in 2005 in physical therapy. His dissertation theme was “Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Active versus Passive Approaches to the Treatment of Recurrent and Chronic Low Back Pain”.

Dr. Anderson is the founder of Polestar Pilates and is responsible for developing the Polestar Pilates international curriculum. He has contributed chapters regarding Pilates for rehabilitation in multiple physical therapy textbooks. Dr. Anderson lectures widely at national and international symposia and consults with universities, hospitals, dance companies and conservatories throughout the world. Dr. Anderson specializes in movement science, performing arts medicine, chronic pain management, real-time ultrasound, manual therapy and manipulation. Dr. Anderson was president of the Performing Arts SIG, APTA and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Shake A Leg Miami.