A graduate of Loma Linda University in California in 1978, Dr. Peters-Brinkerhoff received her NDT certification in 1996 for Pediatrics. She completed her Advanced Masters Degree in Physical Therapy in 1998 from Loma Linda University in California, her Masters in Healthcare Administration in 2007 from Webster University, then her Doctorate in education from Walden University in 2014. A true lifelong learner.
Dr. Peters-Brinkerhoff is a member of the APTA and the NDTA. She has advanced Certificates in PNF, hippotherapy and a vast experience in treating neurologic diagnoses for pediatrics and adults. Her teaching experience includes faculty adjunct positions with Loma Linda University and Western University, and as the Regional Trainer for Invacare wheelchair Corporation Dr. Peters-Brinkerhoff also enjoy singing in the barbershop style with the award winning, San Diego Chorus in San Diego, California. As the University of St. Augustine’s Assistant Director of Flexible Physical Therapy Program at the San Marcos, CA campus, Dr. Peters-Brinkerhoff offers a wealth of experience in administration. In the past she has been Director of Rehabilitation Services at Promise Hospital, Cottonwood Canyon Health Care Services, and Select Rehab Services as well as the Rehab supervisor at Scripps Mercy Hospital and Allied Rehab Services. She also owns her own private Practice, Gentle Hands Physical Therapy.
Dr. Peters-Brinkerhoff has presented several poster presentations and will have her research Perspectives on Teaching Physical Therapy Students the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health Model published in the Journal of Allied Health in the Fall of 2016. Dr. Peters-Brinkerhoff is continuing her work with the ICF model and hopes to collaborate with the APTA to educate practicing therapists in the application of the ICF model and develop learning activities for physical therapy students.