Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, is the director of Kaiser Permanente Northern California Graduate Physical Therapy Education, and clinical assistant professor at the University of Texas at El Paso. Previously he served as assistant professor of physical therapy at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. 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 its 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. Dr Robertson is the immediate past chair of the public relations committee for APTA’s Orthopaedic Section. 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 2 websites, PTThinkTank.com, a popular blog devoted to critical observations of health, science, and the physical therapy profession, as well as PTCoop.org, an open-source repository of peer-reviewed physical therapy educational content. 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, Good Morning America, and TIME magazine.