Derek joins the team to teach in the PTS’ residency program and also support the Atlanta staff as an area manager. Derek graduated with his DPT in 2008 from Emory University. Following graduation, he immediately enrolled in an intensive orthopedic residency program through Evidence In Motion. He received hands-on teaching from the likes of: Rob Wainner, Julie Whitman, John Childs, Josh Cleland, Tim Fearon, and others. After completing his residency program and becoming board certified in Orthopedics in 2010, Derek enrolled in the prestigious EIM manual therapy fellowship and underwent intensive fellowship training from 2010-2013. Derek graduated from his fellowship program in July of 2013. He has taught many weekend courses in clinical reasoning and manual therapy and is part-time faculty in Georgia State’s PT program. Derek is clinical instructor for multiple universities across the nation.
In his free time, Derek enjoys coaching little league in the spring. His team, the Buckhead Giants, won their league’s championship last season. Derek’s other passion is travel, and he recently returned from running with the bulls in the centuries-old San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, Spain. He has a great Pyrenees/Labrador mix named “Early,” who he spends the rest of his free time with.
Welcome to PT Solutions, Derek!