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Don Walsh, PT, DPT, MS, OCS

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Title: Associate Professor
Co-ACCE
Phone: 706-864-1479
Email:

Office: Health and Natural Sciences, 466, Dahlonega

Overview

Dr. Walsh, a licensed physical therapist since 1987, is board-certified in orthopedics and an associate professor on faculty at the University of North Georgia since 2014. Previous experiences include hospital-based administration of rehab services, chronic pain, occupational medicine, spine care, and outpatient orthopedics.

Dr. Walsh earned his DPT degree from Arcadia University in 2013, a post-professional M.S. degree in Biomechanical Trauma from Lynn University in 1997, and a B.S.P.T. from Rutgers University in 1987.

As a member of the APTA since 1985, Dr. Walsh became ABPTS certified in Orthopedics in 1998, and recertified in 2008 and 2018. A current member of PTAG, Dr. Walsh has held leadership roles including Delegate, District Director, and Vice President.  He also was a CARF surveyor from 2000 – 2006 and a member of the Georgia Board of PT from 2006-2012.

Dr. Walsh’s current teaching responsibilities include courses in examination, musculoskeletal, therapeutic exercise, dry needling, and documentation. He is a faculty founder/co-advisor of the pro-bono physical therapy STAR clinic, seeing patients along with students on a regular basis.

Research/Special Interests

Don Walsh’s scholarly agenda is varied and relies on his broad expertise. Currently, he is studying chronic pain and drumming, global engagement and interdisciplinary healthcare, chronic LBP outcomes, cardiovascular effects during military ruck marches, investigation of physiological measures including EMG, gas exchange, and isometric truck strength, and optimal student learning techniques in ProBono clinics.

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