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Erickson, Mark (DScPT)

Associate Professor
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

MAR 0422
 Orthopedic Physical Therapy | Exercise Assessment and Treatment

Dr. Mark Erickson has been practicing physical therapy 37 years and teaching in higher education for 28 years. He is certified in orthopedic manual therapy, the Feldenkrais Method, Titleist Performance Institute medical specialist, and ABPTS Board certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. Dr. Erickson’s research agenda emphasizes pain, orthopedic rehabilitation, body awareness training, performing arts, and physical therapy education pedagogy. Dr. Erickson earned a Bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse, a Master’s degree in Higher Education from the University of Minnesota, and a Doctor of Science degree in physical therapy from Andrews University.

Dr. Erickson has 38 years of experience in multiple practice setting ranging from acute care and skilled nursing facilities to outpatient orthopedic centers and athletic training environments. He owns and operates a private practice specializing in orthopedics and The Feldenkrais Method. His physical therapy areas of expertise include orthopedics, manual therapy, pain, body awareness training, sports and the performing arts. Dr. Erickson has taught in physical therapy education for 28 years and currently holds an Associate Faculty position in the DPT Program at Florida Gulf Coast University. He is a member of the following professional organizations: American Physical Therapy Association, The Feldenkrais Guild, The American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, The Association of Body Mapping Education, The Performing Arts Medical Association. 

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  • Dr. Erickson have performed physical therapy as a staff physical therapist in Wisconsin and Florida. He also owns and operate a physical therapy and Feldenkrais Method private practice in Wisconsin and Florida.
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