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Louie Puentedura, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT, CSMT, TPS

Louie Puentedura is a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Baylor University. He is a seasoned clinician, having completed a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy (1980) and a Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy (1983) from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. Since arriving in the USA, he completed a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy (2005) at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, and a PhD in Physical Therapy (2011) at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Dr. Puentedura has been an ABPTS board-certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapists for three decades. He completed 10 years on faculty as Associate Professor of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. Dr. Puentedura has taught physical therapists and physical therapy students for more than 35 years and has published more than 80 scientific papers since 2010.

Dr. Puentedura has received several awards including the Rose Excellence in Research Award from the Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, the John Medeiros Award from the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy. Follow Dr. Puentedura on Twitter and other social media @AussieLouie

Robert (Bob) Johnson, PT, DPT, OCS, TPE

Robert Johnson PT, DPT, OCS, TPE is Co-Owner of ACHIEVE Manual Physical Therapy in Chicago, IL. He is past –Chair of the Orthopedic Specialty Council of the ABPTS, serving on the committee for two consecutive terms from 1999-2007. He is a practicing clinician specializing in manual therapy, spinal dysfunction and pain management since graduating from Northwestern University in 1979. He is a former faculty member of Northwestern University Medical School. He is Senior lecturer for NOI US, teaching with David Butler/NOI in the area of neurobiology / pain science /clinical neurodynamics since 1999. He is also is a consultant with Karuna VR, promoting utilization of a virtual reality application for individuals with post-injury/post-surgical persistent pain. He received his certification as a Therapeutic Pain Educator by EIM in 2016. Dr. Johnson continues to lead clinically relevant neuro-orthopedic/pain management seminars locally, nationally and internationally.

Steve Schmidt, PT, M.Physio, OCS, FAAOMPT

Steve is a physical therapist with over 25 years of experience treating patients with persistent pain, neurological and musculoskeletal problems. He is the PT supervisor for the Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center, faculty for the Kaiser Vallejo PNF program, and is part of the senior faculty for Evidence in Motion’s (EIM) pain curriculum including their Therapeutic Pain Certification and Pain Fellowship. Steve has co-authored 2 books on pain neuroscience and has taught numerous national and international seminars on neurodynamics, graded-motor imagery, and pain neuroscience education. He is also working toward a PhD in Health Science at the University of South Dakota with research interests in assessment, intervention, and pain neuroscience education for patients with neurological diagnoses.

Teresa Schuemann, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS, SCS

Teresa practices in her privately owned “concierge” clinic where she serves athletic clients who she manages for the whole spectrum, from injury prevention to injury care to performance enhancement as part of their sports medicine team.

Current Roles:

  • EIM’s Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program Director
  • EIM’s Sports Physical Therapy Certification Program Director
  • Clinic Owner
  • Academy of Sports Physical Therapy Editorial Board member