Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 1998
Physical Therapy Degree, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2000
Master of Health Administration, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2010
Jason Gates is a native Oklahoman, growing up in Weatherford, Oklahoma. Jason now calls Shawnee his home where he lives with his wife, Jennifer, and three children- Lila, Chloe, and Barrett. Jason's journey as a physical therapist began in Weatherford where he graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Jason earned his Physical Therapy degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) in 2000. After working in various settings of physical therapy, Jason returned to school to earn his Master of Health Administration from OUHSC in 2010.
Jason has experience in multiple areas of physical therapy including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, home health, and outpatient physical therapy. Jason has been an employee of Action Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in Shawnee, OK since 2015 where he provides services to patients in an outpatient setting. Jason, along with other colleagues, works with the Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma to provide a weekly exercise class specific for people with Parkinson's Disease. Jason has been instrumental in improving the care of people with neurologic disorders that live in the Shawnee area.
Jason has continued to be a life-long learner in physical therapy and has earned several certifications and awards. At the beginning of his career, Jason received a certification by the International Bobath Instructors Training Association (IBITA) in the Assessment and Treatment of Adults with Hemiplegia in 2004. Since then he has continued to earn many other certifications and awards including the Certificate of Achievement in Vestibular Rehabilitation by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in association with Emory University in 2007; APTA Advanced Clinical Instructor in 2013; Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2015; and most recently a certification in PWR!Moves for people with Parkinson's Disease in 2016. Lastly, Jason was awarded the Shawnee Forward 15 Business Excellence Award in 2019. Jason has greatly enjoyed working as a PT for over 20 years as his passion continues to lie with working with people with neurologic disorders. His philosophical approach to rehabilitation can best be described by the simple quote from Berta Bobath, neuro-rehabilitation pioneer, "Give life, not exercise."