Jennifaye Brown

Director of Neuromuscular, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

P843-863-7183 /


PhD: Exercise Science - Motor Control and Physical Therapy
MS: Physical Therapy
BA: Psychology

SC License: Physical Therapy

American Physical Therapy Association
1. Board Certification in Neurologic Physical Therapy
2. Graduate of the Fellowship in Education Leadership
3. Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor

Certified Aging in Place Specialist: National Association of Home Builders
Certified Personal Trainer: Athletics & Fitness Association of America

American Heart Association
Basic Life Support: CPR Instructor

Jennifaye V. Brown, PT, PhD, NCS, has a BA in Psychology (Emory University), a MS in Physical Therapy (University of Miami-Florida) and a PhD in Exercise Science (University of South Carolina). Brown has over 30 years of clinical experience focused in neurorehabilitation, which includes acute care, acute and subacute rehab, outpatient, day rehab, and home health. She became board certified as a clinical specialist in neurology (NCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in 1995 and recertified in 2004 & 2014. The ABPTS appointed Brown to the Specialization Academy of Content Experts to serve a two-year term that included writing and editing items for the neurology specialist certification examination. She has taught at Physical Therapy and Physical Therapy Assistant Programs in Georgia, Ohio, and South Carolina. Her special interests and extensive clinical background include gait analysis and training, designing 3D printed ankle foot orthoses to improve gait, splinting/casting of the lower extremity for neurologic impairment, and neuro-developmental treatment (NDT). Brown is a member of the APTA, Neurology Section, the SC Chapter of the APTA, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Aerobics & Fitness Association of America, and the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association. She is a 2020 graduate of the APTA Fellowship in Education Leadership.

Your Purpose. Our Mission.

I see myself as a knowledge broker. If I do not know the answer, I will find the answer. Furthermore, I will not give the student the answer; I teach how to find the answer. Thus, my teaching how to seek knowledge facilitates life long learning.

Dr. Jennifaye Brown

Ohio University, Ohio Faculty Newsmakers, Fall 2017

Brown JV, Cotton J, Best S, Suhr JA. Communicating key features of an ankle foot orthosis from a patient’s perspective: a case study. Journal of the National Society of Allied Health. 2020; 17(1):6-20

Peters DM, Jain S, Liuzzo DM, Middleton A, Greene JV, Blanck E, Sun S, Raman R, Fritz SL. Individuals with chronic traumatic brain injury improve walking speed and mobility with intensive mobility. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2014;95(8)1454-60.

Middleton A, Merlo-Rains A, Peters DM, Greene JV, Blanck EL, Moran R, Fritz SL. Body weight supported treadmill training is no better than overground training for individuals with chronic stroke, a randomized control trial. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. 2014:21(6):462-476.

Fritz SL, Peters DM, Greene JV. Measuring Walking Speed: Clinical Feasibility and Reliability. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. 2012;28(2):91-95.

Brown JV. Individuals with Stroke Speak About AFOs. We Need Team Talk for a Better Walk. Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists 2020 Annual Conference. Accepted but not presented - 3/19/2020

Brown JV. Custom Ankle Foot Orthosis Fabrication Using 3-D Printing. Panel
Discussion. Ohio Physical Therapy Association 2018 Annual Conference. Accepted but not presented - 4/13/2018

Brown JV. The Physical Therapist’s Role in Assessment for AFOs: A 3-D Point of View. Ohio Physical Therapy Association 2018 Annual Conference. Accepted but not presented 4/13/2018

Brown JV. Developing Didactic Leadership and Self-Learning in Entry-Level
Physical Students via CAT: Critically Appraised Topics. 2018 Interlink Alliance Annual Conference. 3/16/2018

Brown JV. Photovoice and Videovoice: The Art of Communicating User Preferences for Solid Ankle Foot Orthosis Post Stroke. American Physical Therapy Association 2018 Combined Sections Meeting. 2/24/2018

Greene JV, Fritz SL, Peters DM, Merlo AR. Body Weight-Supported Treadmill Training to Improve Overground Gait Speed. 7th Annual Aging Research Day. Columbia, SC. 2/4/2011

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) (1988-Present)
Neurology Section of the APTA (1991-Present)
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (2009-Present)
South Carolina American Physical Therapy Association (2003-2016; 2020-Present)
Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association, Inc. (1993-Present)
Aerobics & Fitness Association of America (2008-Present)