Rudie Spigarelli, PT, DPT

Associate Director of Clinical Education, Instructor, PT Programs


Austin, TX


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Adult Rehabilitation
Clinical Education
Manual Therapy
Neurological Disorders
Vision Rehabilitation


Doctor of Physical Therapy, Texas Woman's University
Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science, Texas State University

Research Interests

Sleep health and wellness
Vestibular disorders and rehabilitation
Psychologically-informed care
Clinical Education
Interprofessional Education

Dr. Rudie Spigarelli has practiced in several outpatient clinical settings including multi-disciplinary, mobile, orthopedic and vestibular clinics. She has experience and certification in concussion management, manual therapy, visual-vestibular functional integration training, clinical instruction and practice management. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Texas Physical Therapy Association and Vestibular Rehabilitation Special Interest Group and Education sections. Her clinical and research interests include sleep, vestibular disorders and optimizing psychosocial approaches to physical therapy care.

Dr. Spigarelli earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2013 from Texas Woman’s University, where she is currently pursuing her doctorate degree. She joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences full time in 2022 after serving as contributing faculty for a year. She currently teaches and works with the clinical education team as an Associate Director of Clinical Education.