Tyler Cuddeford, PT, PhD

Tyler Cuddeford Director and Associate Professor
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Phone: 503-554-2452
Email: tcuddeford@georgefox.edu

Tyler Cuddeford helping a physical therapy student Tyler Cuddeford helping a physical therapy student

Tyler Cuddeford serves as director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program after working as a physical therapist, instructor and business owner. During his five-year stint as a researcher at Nike, Cuddeford helped develop innovative products, including the Nike Shox and Nike Air Shox shoes. His doctorate in physical therapy (with an emphasis in biomechanics) and background as a physical therapist were instrumental in helping Nike develop products that didn’t cause injuries to the sporting goods manufacturer’s high-profile athletes, among them Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony.

Cuddeford, who holds a PhD in physical therapy from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree in physical therapy from Pacific University, also worked as a graduate assistant instructor in Iowa’s physical therapy program from 1996 to 2000.


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