About Dr. Donaldson

Dr. Robert Donaldson, D.C., P.T.

Legal Status

Registered Physical Therapist
California License #: PT008117
1976 – Current

Registered Physical Therapist
Indiana License #: 05000819A
1975 – Current

Physical Therapy Board of Certification
Board Certification in Orthopaedics
Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist, OCS
1994 – 2014

Doctor of Chiropractic
California License #: DC24478
1995 – Current

Qualified Medical Evaluator in California Worker Compensation
QME #: 918084

X-Ray Supervisor & Operator in California
Permit #: RHC 143147
1995 – 2010

Real Estate Broker in California
License #: 01766800
2010 – 2018

Teaching Experience

USC Associate Professor
USC Post Graduate Physical Therapy Doctorate Program
Spinal Radiograph Interpretation
2001 – 2005

Florida State APTA Annual Convention
X-RAY Interpretation of the Lumbar Spine
September 21-22, 1997


National American Physical Therapy Association Home Study Course of Radiology
Spinal Plain Film Interpretation


Director (2000 – 2006)
Ventura District
California Chiropractic Association

President (1997-1999)
Ventura District
California Chiropractic Association

Chairperson (1985-1987)
Tri-County District California Chapter
American Physical Therapy Association

Olympic Physical Therapist (1984)
Santa Barbara Poly Clinic for Summer Olympic Games

Professional Organizations

American Physical Therapy Association
Member (1975-Present)

California Chiropractic Association
Member (1994-2019) 

Employment Record

Buena Physical Therapy Services, Inc.
Ventura, California
November 1979 to present

Donaldson Chiropractic, Inc.
Ventura, California
September 1996 to February 2009

Community Memorial Hospital
Ventura, California
Chief Physical Therapist
May 1977 to November 1979

Initiated Physical Therapy services at various hospitals in Eastern States for contracted services.

Staff Therapist
Community Memorial Hospital
Hook’s Rehabilitation Unit (50 bed) in an 850-bed hospital.
Indianapolis, Indiana
1975 to 1976 

Educational Record

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (1975)
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana

Doctor of Chiropractic (1995)
Cleveland Chiropractic College
Los Angeles, California 

Continuing Education Record

Mini-Residency Programs:

Clinical Seminar in Manual Therapy
Lumbar Spine – Australian Approach
1991 – 1992
Nine-month program

U.C.L.A. School of Dentistry
TMJ: Post Graduate Internship
1991 – 1992
Nine-month program

Clinical Seminars in Manual Therapy
Cervical Spine – Australian Approach
1990 – 1991
Nine-month program

Extended Time Seminars:

Hand Rehabilitation Foundation
Surgery & Rehabilitation of the Hand
March 1989
Philadelphia, PA

Center for Disorders of the Knee and Shoulder
New Direction in Arthroscopic Surgery
May 1986
Cincinnati, OH

Advanced Cervical Spine – Evaluation & Mobilization Techniques
January 1981
Stanley Paris

Arizona APTA
Advanced Cervical & Thoracic Spine Evaluation
June 1979
Ola Grimsby

Institute of Postgraduate Health Sciences
Intermediate Cervical & Thoracic Spine Evaluation & Mobilization Techniques
January 1979

Institute of Postgraduate Health Sciences
Physical Therapy in Dentistry
May 1978
Health Sciences

Institute of Postgraduate Health Sciences
Advanced Thoraco-Lumbar Spine Evaluation
March 1978