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Zachary Huff, PT, DPT
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Zachary Huff, PT, DPT

Clinical Assistant Professor

Doctor of Physical Therapy


Dr. Zachary Huff is a physical therapist and educator out of Oklahoma City, OK. He provided physical therapy services for the tribal members of Oklahoma for 9 years, helping underserved patients regain confidence in their bodies and shape their own recovery pathway. While working in tribal healthcare, he realized his passion for education and transitioned into a faculty role where he advocates for active patient engagement, strong clinical reasoning, and skillful communication.

Education and National Certifications

  • 2018 – Present: Fellow-in-Training, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy
  • 2016 – Certified Therapeutic Pain Specialist, International Spine and Pain Institute
  • 2015 – Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
  • 2011 – Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Teaching Interest

  • Orthopaedic and musculoskeletal physical therapy
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Clinical reasoning
  • Chronic pain care
  • Integumentary management

Current Research/Scholarly Interest

  • Impact of value-based physical therapy in musculoskeletal pain/integumentary management
  • Utilization of blended, self-paced learning experiences in healthcare education
  • Pro-bono physical therapy care and its impact on student learning, confidence, and psychomotor skills

Awards, Recognition, and Service

  • 2021 Emerging Leader Award, American Physical Therapy Association
  • 2020 CETL Full-Time Faculty of the Year Award Nominee
  • Academic Advancement and Progression Committee Chairperson
  • 2021-2022 Faculty Scholarship Committee Secretary/Member, Oklahoma City University
  • 2021-2022 Learning Technology Committee Member
  • 2020-2021 Specialization Academy of Content Experts Member
  • 2018 – 2022 American Physical Therapy Association-Oklahoma Western District Chairperson

Contact Information

Room 114
Loeffler Building
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

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