Let’s take an evidenced based look at the body of information available and I will teach you a comprehensive treatment approach.
My background includes over 16 years of experience as well as being founder of the SPTS Hip Special Interest Group which I facilitated for the group’s first three years. I have written many textbook chapters and review articles on the evaluation and treatment of the hip. In 2013, I was appointed as the SPTS Section Program Chair which oversees the selection process of all SPTS programming at the annual APTA Combined Sections Meetings. As a certified strength and conditioning specialist, researcher and educator, I’m able to provide an eclectic approach to my courses. -Erik P. Meira, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS
Erik P. Meira, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, is currently the lead physical therapist and clinic director of Black Diamond Physical Therapy in Portland, OR, a clinic that specializes in sports rehabilitation and a clinical advisor to the University of Portland NCAA Division program. He is an APTA Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist and an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with extensive experience in the management of sports injuries at many different levels. Educated at the University of Florida he began his career at The George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC before relocating to Portland, Oregon. He has authored several articles and textbook chapters and has lectured privately and at conferences sponsored through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) covering topics such as the hip, knee, shoulder, exercise prescription, returning athletes to sport, science application, and PT practice business models and a regular reviewer for several medical journals. He is the founder and the original chair of the Hip Special Interest Group of the Sports Physical Therapy Section (SPTS). Within the SPTS, Erik is currently their APTA Combined Sections Meeting Program Chair and the chair for the Educational Programming Team. He is also the co-host of PT Inquest, a podcast dedicated to understanding physical therapy science.