Robert Boyles

Bob Boyles Clinical Professor, Physical Therapy

BS, Exercise Science, Eastern Washington University, 1989
MPT, Baylor University, 1991
DSc, Baylor University, 2002
Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, 1998
Fellow in the American Academy of Manual Physical Therapists, 2003
Joined Puget Sound faculty in 2007


Dr. Boyles is currently the Clinical Professor at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. Previously, he was on faculty as Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Education at the U.S. Army-Baylor University DPT program. His primary areas of instruction are in orthopaedics, which includes evaluation and intervention, manual therapy treatment techniques for the spine and extremities, and musculoskeletal imaging. Dr. Boyles is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists and certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist. He received his entry-level MPT degree in Physical Therapy in 1991and completed his Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapy Residency and Doctoral degree in 2002 from U.S. Army-Baylor University. He teaches on-line imaging courses for the University of the Incarnate Word tDPT program and Medbridge, as well as numerous continuing education courses in manual therapy, and imaging for Physical Therapists in the Department of Defense, the APTA and throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He is actively involved in research with publications in the field of manual physical therapy of the spine and extremities and is a two-time recipient of the Rose Award for Excellence in Research awarded by the Orthopaedic Section of the APTA. He received  the 2017 Award for Clinical Excellence from the Washington State Physical Therapy Association (PTWA).