Emily Middleton, L.P.T., D.P.T.

  • Sports and Orthopaedic Injuries
  • Complex Hip Pathology


Emily Middleton, PT, D.P.T., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in physical therapy for sports and orthopaedic injuries, complex hip pathology, and concussion.

Dr. Middleton earned her doctoral degree in physical therapy and completed a residency in orthopaedic physical therapy at UT Southwestern. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in community health promotion from Northern Arizona University.

A board-certified sports specialist and orthopaedics specialist, Dr. Middleton joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2013. She serves as Director of the Orthopaedic and Sports Residency and Clinic Director for the Department of Physical Therapy.

Dr. Middleton is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, including its Orthopaedic and Sports sections, and the Texas Physical Therapy Association.

She has delivered several presentations and published peer-reviewed articles related to her areas of expertise.

In 2020, she received the UTSW School of Health Professions Faculty Clinician Award.

Personal Note

Outside of work, Dr. Middleton enjoys spending time with her three kids, traveling, and being outdoors.

Education & Training
  • Residency - UTSW (2012-2013)
  • Medical School - UTSW (2009-2011)
  • Undergraduate School - Northern Arizona University (2005-2009)
  • Graduate School - UT Southwestern Medical School (2009-2011)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Texas Physical Therapy Association
Honors & Awards
  • Faculty Clinician Award 2020, UT Southwestern School of Health Professions
  • Limb dexterity in post-operative anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

Clinical Focus

  • Sports and Orthopaedic Injuries
  • Complex Hip Pathology
  • Concussion

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