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Office of the Dean
751 Brookside Road
Stockton, CA 95207
Mailing - 3601 Pacific Avenue Stockton, CA 95211

Todd Davenport, DPT, OCS

Associate Professor
Department of Physical Therapy

Phone: 209.946.3159
Fax: 209.946.2367

Research Interests

  • Physical and psychological determinants of health and disablement
  • Clinical and neurological effects of manual therapy
  • Clinical reasoning by physical therapists
  • Role of physical therapists in prevention of injuries and disease


Todd E. Davenport received Bachelor of Science degrees in Exercise Science (Sports Medicine emphasis) and Psychology from Willamette University (Salem, Oregon) in 1998. In 2002, he completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. In 2003, he completed his Residency in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California. Dr. Davenport worked in Los Angeles as a physical therapist prior to coming to Pacific, working with patients including athletes, women and men with pelvic pain, and injured workers. At the same time, he worked part-time at the University of Southern California as an adjunct faculty in the Doctor of Physical Therapy and Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency programs. He has been at University of the Pacific since 2007.

Dr. Davenport is a native Oregonian. He takes pleasure in Stockton's weather, its diversity, friendliness, and central location. He likes University of the Pacific for its close student-teacher interaction and for the fact that the University has the advantages of a big school despite being a small campus. Dr. Davenport is married with three children. He enjoys outdoor activities with his family, including hiking, snowshoeing, and gardening.

Shiren Assaly '11, Physical Therapy, had her article entitled, "Effectiveness of neuromuscular conditioning to prevent anterior cruciate ligament injuries in female athletes: a critical synthesis of the literature," published in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice. Co-authors were Todd Davenport and Katrin Mattern-Baxter.

Todd Davenport published the article "Reliability and validity of Short Form 36Version 2 to measure health perceptions in a sub-group of individuals with fatigue" in Disability & Rehabilitation. Co-authors on the article were Staci Stevens '91, '97, Pacific Fatigue Laboratory, Katie Baroni '11, Physical Therapy, and Mark Van Ness and Chris Snell, Sport Sciences.

Peg Ciccolella, Sport Sciences, Todd Davenport, and Tommy Boone of The College of St. Scholastica had their article "Legal Aspects of Aerobic Capacity: Objective Evidence of the Ability to Work. Part II: Disability" published in the Journal of Professional Exercise Physiology.