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Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
PT Think Tank’s founder, Eric is the Director of the Kaiser Permanente Hayward Fellowship in Advanced Manual Therapy in Northern California and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at El Paso, where he teaching musculoskeletal physical therapy management. He received his physical therapy education from Quinnipiac University and Boston University. He is board certified in orthopaedic physical therapy and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). Dr. Robertson is a frequent national speaker on leveraging internet technology in health care and evidence-based practice. Eric is also faculty for Evidence in Motion, LLC and an editor for the EIM Musculoskeletal Learning Academy.
Eric has authored several web-based continuing education courses for professional associations and several post-professional educational programs. At Regis University, Dr. Robertson researches the link between low back and hip pain as well as the use of instructional technology with physical therapist education. Dr. Robertson has a passion for the use of technology in healthcare and is a frequent national presenter as well as the founder of PTCoop.org, a curated, open-access collection of physical therapy learning resources. He specializes in information management and the use of social media in healthcare.
On the personal side, Dr. Robertson enjoys bonsai trees, hanging with his two weimeraners, fast mountain bike decents, the outdoors, and has a penchant for being interested in way too many things at once!
Twitter: @Eric Robertson
LinkedIn: Eric Robertson
Kyle has a bachelors degree in neuroscience from Pomona College and a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus. Currently, he is a senior physical therapist at University of Colorado Hospital and coordinator of physical therapy quality improvement project in the medical intensive care unit. He is well known for his social media presence as well as the critical appraisal of research, clinical practice,and though processes.
He has aided with research, training, and site expansion for a randomized control trial pertaining to early physical therapy with patients who are critically ill in the intensive care unit and require mechanical ventilation.
Early in his career he indulged his broad clinical interests by practicing in a small, private outpatient clinic, long term acute hospital, and in-patient side of an academic hospital. He has experiences including general acute care, intensive care units, outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation, treatment within a randomized control trial, outpatient orthopedics, adolescent athletes, return to sport, injury prevention and sports performance. He is currently pursuing his passion for acute care physical therapy specifically for patients who are critically ill combined with his desire to bridge clinical practice, clinical research, and science.
Kyle is eager to utilize technology and social media. Dr. Ridgeway is excited by novel practice settings and practice models for physical therapists. He’s been known to enjoy the color purple, strong coffee, funky socks, hoppy beers, passionate debate, and fast paced descents on both skis and bikes.
Mike Pascoe, PhD
Mike Pascoe, PhD recently joined the faculty of the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center as a senior instructor of clinical anatomy. He graduated in December 2010 from the University of Colorado Boulder, where he studied age-associated differences in motor unit activity under the direction of Roger Enoka, PhD. He is married to Stephanie Pascoe PT, DPT, OCS, and together they enjoy traveling, snow boarding, and discussing basic research and clinical practice over cups of coffee.