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Division of Physical Therapy
UNM Health Sciences Center
MSC 09-5230
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Phone: 505-272-5479
Fax: 505-272-8079

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Beth Moody Jones, PT, DPT, EdD, MS
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy


Associate Professor
Division Chief

Dr. Beth Moody Jones received her Bachelor’s in Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont in 1982, her Masters in Physical Therapy in orthopedics and biomechanics from Old Dominion University in 1994, her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from AT Still University in 2004,  and her EdD in Educational Leadership from UNM in 2018. 

Dr. Moody Jones has held academic appointments at the University of St. Augustine where she was an Assistant Professor and Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education from 1994 – 1997. From 1999 – 2002 she held an appointment at the University of Hawaii School of Medicine where she taught Gross Anatomy to Medical students and graduate Athletic Training students. Throughout her teaching career she has maintained a clinical practice and successfully sat for her Orthopaedic Certification Specialization (OCS) in 2002 and re-certification in 2011. Dr. Moody Jones was appointed Division Chief in 2018.

Dr. Moody Jones currently teaches Gross Anatomy and Advanced Orthopedics for the Physical Therapy program.  She maintains a clinical practice at a private practice in Albuquerque with a specialization in the treatment of spinal disorders.

Dr. Moody Jones is the anatomy content expert for the Orthpaedic Section of the APTA and reviewed all anatomy content for the 3rd edition of the Current Concepts in Orthopaedics monograph series. She is the author of the chapter “Normal Anatomy of the Upper Extremity” in A.C. Eliasson & P.A. Burtner Theories and principles for intervention of hand function in Children with cerebral palsy(2008). Dr. Jones is also a contributor to Moore & Dalley, Clinical Oriented Anatomy, 7th Edition (2015).? She is also on the Editorial review of Gray's Basic Anatomy (2012).  Her research agenda includes anatomical variation, manual therapy and validation of special tests related to the spine. 

Contact Beth at bmjones@salud.unm.edu