Meet the Expert
Eric K. Robertson, PT, DPT, USACC
Eric Robertson is an Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy at the Medical College of Georgia, teaching orthopaedics. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac University in 1999 and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Boston University in 2005. Dr. Robertson is licensed to practice in South Carolina, Georgia, New York, New Jersey and is a School Certified Therapist in New Jersey. Dr. Robertson has practiced physical therapy services in a wide variety of clinical settings, specializing in manual orthopedic physical therapy. Dr. Robertson has also worked extensively with the pediatric population, treating children with developmental and acquired disabilities, especially autistic spectrum disorders. Dr. Robertson’s business entity, Nostrebor Performance Associates, LLC, was founded in 2003, and has offered physical therapy consulting services in both SC and NJ since that time. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Robertson is an active writer on Physical Therapy topics. He writes a popular blog, NPA Think Tank, and also co-authors the Evidence In Motion blog as well as writes for a local independent newspaper, The Metro Spirit. Dr. Robertson is also affiliated with the US Army Physical Therapy Department, through his work at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, GA. Dr. Robertson is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and is a member of the South Carolina, Sports and Orthopaedics sections of that organization. Dr. Robertson is currently serving as the Chair of the South Carolina Practice Committee.
Medical College of Georgia, Dept. of Physical Therapy NPA (Nostrebor Performance Associates, LLC)
A Marketing Dilemma
By Eric Robertson, Source: NPA Think Tank Blog July 13, 2007
Marketing dilemma within the profession: the fact that the majority of outpatient Physical Therapy consumers are a result of physician referrals.
"Every American is our patient..." Really?!!!
By Eric Robertson, Source: NPA Think Tank Blog June 29, 2007
Discuss an APTA keynote address "telling the considerable crowd that physical therapists are public health's "first responders" for fitness." Is physical fitness our specialty?
The Protective Ability of Radiology or How Radiology Saved My...
By Eric Robertson, Source: NPA Think Tank Blog May15, 2007
The ability of Physical Therapists to obtain radiological images seems like the next logical step in a move towards autonomous practice.
How long have you been working in the profession?
Why did you join the Physical Therapy field?
When I was 15 I was severely injured in a motocross accident. My recovery included months of Physical Therapy which sparked my interest. By the time I was done with rehab, I knew I wanted to do Physical Therapy for a living.
What is your proudest PT accomplishment?
I'm proud that my blog, NPA Think Tank has gotten a good reception by the industry. I work hard at writing thoughtful, entertaining material and it was nice to see those efforts rewarded.
What industry trend do you see growing?
I see a growing move towards marketing our services directly to the public in addition to a steadily increasing awareness of Evidence-Based Practice.
Any advice for colleagues just starting out?
A wise therapist told me early in my career to "do a bunch of things." I took him up on his advice and worked hard to get experience in many different settings. This diversity of experiences early in my career has given me an advantage and a unique perspective.
What are your hobbies?
I like to Mountain bike, hike winter peaks, play with my Weimaraners, and cultivate bonsai trees.
What else do you think the "world of physical therapy" should know about you?
I am a dedicated fan of the New York Football Giants!
South Carolina (APTA)
Co-Chair Midlands District
Orthopaedic Section (APTA)
Private Practice Section (APTA)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapist (APTA)
USA Cycling Member, Certified Expert Level Coach
- Clinical Director OP/Ortho - Iowa City, IA
Iowa City, IA
- Physical Therapist- Clinic Director
- STAFF PHYSICAL THERAPIST
- Clinic Director/Physical Therapist
- Physical Therapist (Tactical Athletes)
Fort Bragg, NC
- Outpatient Staff Physical Therapist
- Physical Therapist (PT)
Charles County, MD
- Physical Therapist
- Physical Therapist
- Physical Therapist
Coral Springs, FL
- Physical Therapist-Hospital based
- Physical Therapist / PT SNF Setting
Cape Cod, MA
- PT - Rehab Manager
- Physical Therapist / PT Outpatient Setting
- Physical Therapist / PT Rehab Hospital Setting
Las Vegas, NV