El Dorado Physical Therapy

David Thomas

David Thomas PT MPA DavidTEldoradoPT

David Thomas
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Specialty

"I specialize in orthopedic manual therapy with an emphasis on sports medicine and spinal mobilization."

Education

University of San Francisco
Master of Public Administration: Health Service Administration

East Carolina University
Bachelor of Science: Physical Therapy

Professional Associations

American Physical Therapy Association
California Physical Therapy Association
Independent Physical Therapy Association
Association for Fitness in Business
American Council on Exercise
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America

I became a Physical Therapist because...

"When I was in pre-med at North Carolina State my brother had an accident and required extensive physical therapy. He told me how much the therapists cared and helped him. This is when I changed my major and transferred to East Carolina University to become a Physical Therapist."

What's most exciting about my job?

"I love making a difference in people's lives, helping them help themselves, and enjoying life. I enjoy being able to work with people of all ages and backgrounds."

Interests

"I am an avid sports enthusiast. I love being with my family and traveling to warm places. I also enjoy movies, music, and dancing. I refuse to give up and I believe that anything is possible."

Continuing Education

  • ASTYM System Certified
  • Pilates Reformer 1
  • Muscle Energy Technique (N.E.S.)
  • Evaluation and Treatment of the Lumbar Spine
  • PNF 1, Institute of Physical Art
  • FO 1, Institute of Physical Art
  • Training Patients with Lumbar Dysfunction
  • American Therapeutics Industrial Rehabilitation
  • Chain Reaction Festival
  • Chain Reaction Explosion
  • Orthotic Reaction
  • Muscle Energy Technique Cervical Thoracic Spine
  • McConnell Patellofemoral Treatment Plan
  • Functionally Fit for Work: Work Capacity
  • Challenge of the Lumbar Spine
  • Myofascial Release 1
  • Shoulder Surgeries and Injuries
  • Australian Approach Treatment of Lumbar Spine
  • Pelvic Girdle Muscle Energy Technique
  • Concepts in ACL Rehabilitation
  • Advanced Spinal Mobilization Techniques
  • Sports Medicine and Taping
  • TMJ Dysfunctions
  • Nag's, Snag's, and PRP's
  • Aquatic Stabilization Training ATRI
  • APTA Private Practice Conference
  • ASTYM System UE and LE
  • APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor
  • Law and Ethics
  • Functional Manual Therapy for the Upper Quarter
   

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