Courtney Jeffries, PT, DPT, NCS

Courtney Jeffries
Faculty Development Resident; Instructor, Medical Center

Dr. Courtney Jeffries attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she completed her BA in Exercise and Sport Science.  She received her master's and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Courtney is an American Board of Physical Therapy Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy. She developed and has served as a co-director and mentor for the Duke Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency and as a mentor for the Duke Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency. Courtney has worked extensively in neuroscience intensive care and step-down units in a level 1 trauma center and comprehensive stroke center and on orthopedic and trauma units providing care acutely for adult patients with neurological diagnoses including but not limited to traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, Guillain- Barre syndrome, vestibular dysfunction, transverse myelitis, normal pressure hydrocephalus, brain/ spinal cord tumors pre- and post- operatively, ALS, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and post spinal fusion. Additionally, she has collaborated with a multidisciplinary team to introduce an early mobility protocol into a neuro-intensive care unit and served on the Stroke Care Redesign Team, Spine Center Leadership Council, Duke Clinical Education Focus Group, and Duke University DPT Clinical Education Advisory Council. She has served as a clinical instructor for students on terminal clinical affiliations and as a clinical educator for Duke DPT Student Team Experience in Practice for over 12 years.

Dr. Jeffries has a passion for service to the university and community, both locally and abroad. She has had the opportunity to participate in international collaborations at the International Clinical Educator Conference in Bergen, Norway as well as deliver physical therapy services to pediatric, adolescent, and adult patients during a medical mission trip to Uganda, Africa. She routinely volunteers in the community with various organizations. Dr. Jeffries is enthusiastic about working with children and recently completed a Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency at Duke. She currently delivers exceptional physical therapy services to a pediatric patient population in the outpatient setting during her clinic day. Her current clinical focus remains primarily on neurology and pediatrics. Dr. Jeffries is passionate about mentoring and educating students in the classroom which fueled her decision to complete the Duke DPT Faculty Development Residency. Her professional goals include promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, student engagement, and student affairs to foster educational equity and well-being for all. 


DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010    
MS, Master of Physical Therapy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008
BA, Bachelor of Arts, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Summa Cum Laude, 2006


o    Introduction to Patient Exam PT 634
o    Cultural Determinants of Health and Health Disparities Small Group Facilitator PT 635
o    Exercise Prescription in the Continuum of Care PTD 638
o    Foundational Neurologic Practice- PT 646
o.   Professional Practice IV PTD 731
o    Foundational Pediatrics PTD 732
o    PT Professional Practice IV PTD 734
o.   Comprehensive Assessment and Management of Practice IIA & IIB PTD 737
o    Advanced Exercise Prescription in Neurorehabilitation PTD 742C
o    Manual Therapy in Neurorehabilitation PTD 742D
o    Pediatrics Advanced Therapeutic Handling PTD 745A
o    Pediatrics Advanced Clinical Reasoning PTD 745B


Acute Care - Adult neuroscience step-down and intensive care units, trauma, ortho and pediatrics

Outpatient - Pediatrics at Lenox Baker Children’s Hospital

Professional Development 

Duke University

Teaching for Equity Fellowship '23- '24 cohort

ADVANCE UP Program '23 cohort

Duke AHEAD Certificate in Health Professions Education and Teaching Program

Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency Program

Cognitive Behavioral Informed Practice Training

Awards and Recognition

o    Duke DPT Affiliate Clinical Faculty, 2017
o    Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist, 2014
o    APTA Basic and Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor, 2014