David Piskulic, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, is a Pediatric Physical Therapist for St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He received his BS in Exercise Science and Athletic Training at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. He is an NATA board-certified Athletic Trainer and is also an APTA board-certified Sports Clinical Specialist. He has more than a decade of experience in both athletic training and physical therapy, working with young and professional athletes. Previous experiences include serving as an athletic training intern with the Kansas City Chiefs and providing medical care and sports performance training for high school, DI, DII, and Olympic-level athletes.
In the past, David has worked extensively with St. Louis Children’s Hospital as well as with Seattle Children’s Hospital in developing throwing programs and return-to-sports protocols to return young athletes to competitive play. He is a team member of the Young Athlete Center and collaborates on their multidisciplinary treatment approach, which works in collaboration with multiple clinicians at Washington University and St. Louis Children’s Hospital to provide comprehensive care to pediatric and adolescent athletes. He is a lab assistant with the Washington University Program in Physical Therapy and is an active speaker, lecturer, and blogger on topics related to sports pediatric physical therapy, overhead throwing injuries, and return-to-sports testing for pediatric athletes.
Orthopedic Examination of the Pediatric Patient, presented Dr. David Piskulic, provides an overview of pediatric growth and development. Dr. Piskulic highlights orthopedic development, reflex integration,… read more
This course with Dr. David Piskulic discusses sports injuries and non-congenital deformities and conditions that occur in pediatric patients. Participants will identify common orthopedic injuries… read more
Injury rates in sports among pediatric athletes continue to rise year by year. National attention has even been drawn to our young athletes recently as… read more
As pediatric athletes progress through their rehabilitation, many components of their treatment vary from their adult athlete counterparts. Injuries in these younger athletes present much… read more