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Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Eric  Robertson Instructor Bio:
Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, is the director of Kaiser Permanente Northern California Graduate Physical Therapy Education, and associate professor of clinical physical therapy at the University of Southern California in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. Previously he served as assistant professor of physical therapy at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, and the University of Texas at El Paso. He received his bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Quinnipiac University and his doctor of physical therapy (DPT) degree from Boston University. He is board certified in orthopedics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT), where he currently serves as Secretary on the executive board. Dr. Robertson has taught musculoskeletal physical therapy, pharmacology differential diagnosis, and radiology courses in several physical therapy education programs from entry level through the postgraduate level. He has authored several web-based continuing education courses for entry-level and postprofessional physical therapy residency and fellowship programs. Dr. Robertson leads a quality and health outcomes assessment team for Rehab Services at Kaiser Permanente in Northern California.

Dr. Robertson’s research interests lie in health service utilization, evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning, and exploring the impact of technology on health care. He is a frequent national presenter. He specializes in information management and the use of social media in health care. He is the founder of TalusMedia.org and PTThinkTank.com. A prolific writer, Dr. Robertson’s work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, on popular health websites, and in large television and print media outlets, such as the Wall Street Journal, Oprah.com, Good Morning America, and TIME magazine.

Eric Robertson's Continuing Education Courses

Case Studies of the Knee: Stability Impairments and Osteoarthritis

Case Studies of the Knee: Stability Impairments and Osteoarthritis

This course is part of our OCS Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge OCS Prep-Program.

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Case Studies of the Upper Quarter: Peripheral Nerve and Carpal Tunnel

Case Studies of the Upper Quarter: Peripheral Nerve and Carpal Tunnel

Case Studies of the Upper Quarter focuses on two challenging diagnosis puzzles; upper quarter peripheral nerve problems and carpal tunnel syndrome can challenge even the best diagnostician. Patients with these conditions require careful… Read Morearrow_right

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Utilizing ICF Guidelines and Treatment-Based Classifications

Utilizing ICF Guidelines and Treatment-Based Classifications

This course is part of our OCS Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge OCS Prep-Program.

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Orthopedic Case Studies of the Cervical Spine

Orthopedic Case Studies of the Cervical Spine

This course is part of our OCS Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge OCS Prep-Program.

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Orthopedic Case Studies of the Shoulder

Orthopedic Case Studies of the Shoulder

This course is part of our OCS Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge OCS Prep-Program.

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Orthopedic Case Studies of the Foot and Ankle

Orthopedic Case Studies of the Foot and Ankle

This course is part of our OCS Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge OCS Prep-Program.

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Case Studies of the Hip: Osteoarthritis

Case Studies of the Hip: Osteoarthritis

Hip pain is a commonly encountered medical condition in physical therapy clinics. Diagnostic requirements include not only identifying a cause for the pain locally in the hip, but also ruling out pain from areas like the lumbar spine. This… Read Morearrow_right

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Cranio-Mandibular Case Studies

Cranio-Mandibular Case Studies

This course is part of our OCS Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge OCS Prep-Program.

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Study Strategies for Standardized Physical Therapy Examinations

Study Strategies for Standardized Physical Therapy Examinations

This course is part of our OCS Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge OCS Prep-Program.

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Upper Extremity Peripheral Nerve Entrapments

Upper Extremity Peripheral Nerve Entrapments

This course is part of our OCS Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge OCS Prep-Program.

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Conservative Management of the ACL Deficient Knee

Conservative Management of the ACL Deficient Knee

Surgical repair of damaged anterior cruciate ligaments is almost a standard of care in the United States, with the vast majority of tears managed surgically. There is another option for some patients, however, and emerging evidence can… Read Morearrow_right

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Advanced Musculoskeletal Management of the Distal UE

Advanced Musculoskeletal Management of the Distal UE

The elbow, wrist, and hand are key to our daily function in life. A thorough understanding of the distal upper extremity and diagnosis and management of patients with disorders of this area is a critical skill for all physical therapists.… Read Morearrow_right

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Evidence-Informed Practice for the Clinical Specialist

Evidence-Informed Practice for the Clinical Specialist

For most clinicians, the concept of continually keeping up with literature and integrating the best and most appropriate research findings into practice can be challenging. There are time constraints, problems with access to literature,… Read Morearrow_right

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Differential Diagnosis of the Upper Quarter

Differential Diagnosis of the Upper Quarter

This course is part of our OCS Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge OCS Prep-Program.

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Differential Diagnosis of the Lower Quarter

Differential Diagnosis of the Lower Quarter

This course is part of our OCS Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge OCS Prep-Program.

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Orthopedic Case Studies of the Lumbar Spine

Orthopedic Case Studies of the Lumbar Spine

This course is part of our OCS Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge OCS Prep-Program.

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Case Studies of the Upper Quarter: Elbow and Wrist

Case Studies of the Upper Quarter: Elbow and Wrist

This course is part of our OCS Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge OCS Prep-Program.

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Mentoring the Advanced Practitioner in Physical Therapy

Mentoring the Advanced Practitioner in Physical Therapy

Video Runtime: 73 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 18 Minutes

This course will explore methods to promote clinical reasoning and the inclusion of research evidence into clinical practice. Distinctions between serving as a… Read Morearrow_right

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Advanced Spinal Pathology for Physical Therapists

Advanced Spinal Pathology for Physical Therapists

Video Runtime: 89 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 25 Minutes

This course reviews advanced spine pathologies and diagnostic criteria. It should be utilized as a review on its own to assist with differential diagnosis or as… Read Morearrow_right

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Integrative Clinical Reasoning Part 1: Decision-Making Building Blocks

Integrative Clinical Reasoning Part 1: Decision-Making Building Blocks

Video Runtime: 59 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 29 Minutes

Part 1 of this two-part series tackles the complex task of weaving together various nomenclature and clinical reasoning models into a coherent systematic approach… Read Morearrow_right

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Integrative Clinical Reasoning Part 2: Applications in Practice

Integrative Clinical Reasoning Part 2: Applications in Practice

Video Runtime: 55 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 25 Minutes

Part 2 of this 2-part series tackles the complex task of weaving together various nomenclature and clinical reasoning models into a coherent systematic approach… Read Morearrow_right

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