It’s all about the mechanics of motion. If a segment in one part of the chain is broken, it will affect the rest of the chain. I am going to show you how to identify faulty mechanics in the lumbar spine and lower extremities. You will learn techniques that I have developed through my extensive years of training, clinical experience and research. These techniques will enhance your ability to look at the whole system when identifying the source of faulty mechanics. I will show you techniques to be a great clinician. You can use these skills to improve the synergistic movement between the lumbar spine and lower extremities and promote overall healthy function.
-Lukas Tvedt, PT, DPT, OCS
Dr. Tvedt received his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Psychology from California Polytechnic State University, in San Luis Obispo, CA, and his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA. As a licensed physical therapist, Dr. Tvedt graduated from an APTA accredited Orthopaedic Clinical Residency, and has earned a board certification in the specialty of orthopaedics (OCS) through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He continues to be an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and remains an active member of the Orthopaedic Section. While attending Cal Poly, SLO, Lukas conducted published research on the topic of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy. He continued to assist with research during his doctoral education in the Motor Behavior and Motor Control Laboratory at USC. He has taught locally and nationally on the topics of manual therapy for the spine and sacroiliac joint, as well as the hip/lower extremity. Lukas also developed an anatomy and physiology based curriculum utilized internationally by a renowned Pilates organization for certification of its instructors. Lukas currently serves as a clinical mentor within an APTA accredited orthopaedic residency for licensed physical therapists seeking advanced clinical practice with Team Movement for Life, and the University of Southern California. Dr. Tvedt has 8 years clinical experience in the outpatient realm. He is the clinic director at an outpatient private practice in Tucson, Arizona, and has experience treating Industrial/Tactical, and professional athletes, including MLB, Ballet Dancers, MMA, Tri-Athletes and Golf.
Outside the clinic, Lukas serves to raise money for local charities as a member of the Fiesta Bowl Committee and as a charter member of the Arizona Bowl Committee. Lukas, his wife Mandy, and their three sons Miles, Nolan, and Wyatt enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends. He and his wife relocated to Tucson in 2007 and continue to enjoy all that Southern Arizona has to offer.