Chatham University

Physical Therapy Faculty and Staff

Patricia Downey PT, PhD, DPT
Professor and Program Director

Hometown : Detroit, Michigan
Joined Chatham : 1994

Academic Areas of Interest

Orthopedic physical therapy, Women's health physical therapy, Osteoporosis

Personal Areas of Interest

Fitness, Travel, Spending time with my granddaughter, Craft beers. Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball


Dr Downey has been a practicing physical therapist for over 30 years specializing in orthopedics and women's health. She has been on faculty at Chatham since 1994 and program director since 2005. She has an advanced masters degree in orthopedic physical therapy and was a certified orthopedic clinical specialist. She also has a PhD in physical anthropology with an emphasis in functional anatomy and morphology. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association and belongs to the Orthopedic, Education and Women's Health Sections of the APTA.