Chair: Eric Folkins, PT, DPT, DHSc
Dr. Folkins is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Specialist and Associate Professor at Saint Joseph’s University, in Philadelphia, PA. He earned his BS in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota, MPT at the University of Southern California, DPT from Western University and DHSc in Rehabilitation Science at Drexel University. His passion for education is evident from service on the CPTA Education Task Force, California Academic and Residency Collaborative, CPTA Annual Conference Task Force, PA SED Program Committee and 5 years of service with the AOPT Education Committee. He has organized and taught multiple orthopaedic and vestibular continuing education courses. His research interests are in the area of orthopaedic pathologies involving the cervical and lumbar spine, manipulation, pedagogy, strength and conditioning and student wellness. He is an active member of the APTA at the local, state, and national levels. He served as San Jose, CA District Chair and Treasurer, CA and PA House of Delegate for 10 years. He currently is a member of the Orthopaedic and Education Academies. Dr. Folkins’ has been recognized for his research at the local, state, and national levels.
Committee Members: Brian Eckenrode, Katherine Wilford, Robert Maschi, Josh Halfpap, Kate Spencer, Lindsay Carroll, Kathleen Geist, Jason (Jay) Grimes.
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