Dr. Eric J. Hegedus has had a notable 21-year career as a leader and innovator in physical therapist education, research, and clinical practice and is founding chair of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Department at High Point University. Dr. Hegedus also is founder and director of Targeted Enhanced Athletic Movement (TEAM), a community-based health and wellness program designed to improve athletic performance and prevent injury. In addition to his administrative duties, Professor Hegedus has directed and taught musculoskeletal practice management courses and has won the American Physical Therapy Association Orthopedic Section's James A. Gould teaching award. He is also a four-time winner of the Duke DPT Excellence in Teaching award and a three-time nominee for Duke Medical Center's prestigious Master Clinician Educator Award.
In addition to his love for teaching, Dr. Hegedus is a lifelong student with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Slippery Rock University, a Master of Health Science degree from Duke University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Bucknell University, a board specialty in orthopedic physical therapy, and a specialty certification in strength and conditioning. Finally, Dr. Hegedus is a productive scholar with more than 40 peer-reviewed PubMed articles, three book chapters, and a textbook entitled Orthopedic Physical Examination Tests: An Evidence-Based Approach, now in its second edition and translated into five languages.
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