Whitney Reese, PT, DPT

Affiliated Faculty, PT Programs


Austin, TX


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Clinical Education
Manual Therapy
Sports Medicine


Doctor of Physical Therapy, Regis University
Master of Science in Kinesiology, AT Still University
Bachelor of Science, The University of the Incarnate Word

Research Interests

Exercise prescription for post-concussion syndrome
Advanced exercise prescription for return to sport
Motor learning for exercise selection

Dr. Whitney Reese earned her Bachelor of Science in biology from The University of the Incarnate Word in 2003, followed by a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Regis University in 2006 and completed a Master of Science in Kinesiology from AT Still in 2019. Since then, she has primarily worked in the outpatient setting, earning board specializations in orthopaedics (OCS) in 2010 and sports (SCS) in 2014.

She is currently enrolled in the Bellin College Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship and is pursuing a Doctor of Education in leadership at Concordia University-Chicago with an emphasis on Advanced Human Performance. Her research interests include exercise prescriptions for post-concussion syndrome, advanced exercise prescriptions for return to sport and motor learning for exercise selection.

Dr. Reese has been an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 2003, with memberships in the Orthopedic, Sports and Research sections. She has been a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists since 2011. Dr. Reese is involved in several sports section special interest groups, including College and Professional Sports, Female Athlete, Knee, Performance Enhancement, Shoulder, Sports Concussion and Specialization.

In 2019, she joined the University as contributing faculty, primarily within the musculoskeletal curriculum, and became a core faculty member in 2023. Currently, she teaches Biomechanics and assists in a cardiovascular and pulmonary lab, as well as participating in lectures and labs within the musculoskeletal curriculum.