San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) September 04, 2013
Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) and The Evidence In Motion (EIM) Institute of Health Professions would like to recognize Dr. Chris Baker, PT, DPT, MS, DC, DACBN, and Dr. Rob Wainner, PT, DPT, PhD, of TexPTS for completing the Executive Program in Private Practice Management with Postprofessional Doctorate of Physical Therapy and Dr. James Grace, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, of TexPTS for completing the Executive Program in Private Practice Management.
EIM’s Executive Program, the first of its kind in the physical therapy field, is an MBA-style, 12-month educational program for physical therapists providing training in practice management and business administration. The program is designed to enhance the business savvy and sophistication of private practice physical therapy by teaching evidence-based business.
“The greatest benefit of the Executive Program is the expanding community of private practices that continue to collaborate and cross consult with each other well after the completion of the 12-month course,” states Larry Benz, DPT, OCS, MBA, EIM owner, and Executive Program Director. “These graduates are now better equipped for the challenging, ever-changing health care environment. We are fortunate to have an on-going strategic partnership with the Private Practice Section of the APTA which has broadened our reach of private physical therapy practices.”
Physical therapists who complete the program gain industry specific knowledge and best practice solutions in the areas of strategy, leadership, human resources, marketing, finance, legal, and business development. The program’s ultimate goal is to enhance the role of physical therapists in the delivery of cost effective health care. This program is especially beneficial with the current changes in the health care system.
The curricula is modeled after many of the top executive MBA programs in the country, utilizing a combination of online didactic and collaborative education experiences in a series of weekend intensive on-sites. This combined format demonstrates EIM’s commitment to a best-in-education approach. This is the exact approach that EIM was founded on and has successfully used to graduate over 200 physical therapists in its APTA credentialed Residency and Fellowship Programs.
Dr. Baker, Dr. Grace, and Dr. Wainner developed strong knowledge of evidence-based business and best practices and have integrated this knowledge into TexPTS. Not only will this knowledge strengthen TexPTS as an organization to obtain competitive advantages in the market place, but it will also strengthen the private practice community as a whole. In addition, Dr. Baker and Dr. Wainner received a Postprofessional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the EIM Institute of Health Professions upon completion of the program by completing advanced coursework in Radiology, Medical Screening, Pharmacology and Evidence-based Practice.
With the added knowledge and experience gained from completing EIM’s Executive Program, the PT’s will now provide physical therapy care at a higher level to the communities of San Marcos, San Antonio, and Austin, Texas.
Dr. Baker is a native Texan and holds his Masters in Physical Therapy from Texas State University. He holds a Doctorate in Chiropractic from Texas Chiropractic College and Bachelor's and a Master's Degrees in Nutrition from Texas A&M University. Dr. Baker is Board Certified in Clinical Nutrition and currently serves as Clinical Director of the San Marcos TexPTS location. He has served as a Health Provider for the Harlem Globetrotters, as well as with the Wrangler Sports Team treating Rodeo contestants within the PRCA Circuit. Dr. Baker is an Adjunct Professor at Texas State University Physical Therapy Department.
Dr. Grace earned both a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX and earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the Arizona School of Health Sciences. He is residency trained and Board Certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. In addition to patient care, James serves as clinic director for the TexPTS’ West Gate location and mentor for orthpaedic residency students.
Dr. Wainner earned his Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000 and is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (OCS), Electrophysiologic Physical Therapy (ECS), and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT). He is currently Associate Professor at Texas State University Program in Physical Therapy, where he directs and teaches the Orthopeadic Curriculum. In addition, he is a Partner and VP of Clinical Excellence of TexPTS and co-founder and Partner in EIM where he serves as Director of the EIM Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program. Dr. Wainner is a frequent research presenter at state, national, and international meetings on the topics of the clinical examination, evidence-based practice and manual physical therapy.
For more information about Texas Physical Therapy Specialists, visit http://www.texpts.com or call 1-888-658-8483.
For more information about Evidence In Motion, visit http://www.evidenceinmotion.com or call 1-888-709-7096.
About Texas Physical Therapy Specialists:
Founded in 2005, Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) is a private physical therapy practice with locations throughout San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, and Georgetown. Known for teaching and training physical therapists all over the US, TexPTS physical therapists take pride in delivering comprehensive and compassionate care to their patients with the best results. Our clinicians have a have a wide range of clinical expertise in manual physical therapy, spine care and rehabilitation, general orthopaedic conditions and retaliation, sports specific injuries, workplace injuries and much more. TexPTS was voted one of the Top 50 Places to Work in San Antonio in 2011 and 2013 by their own employees, the Best Private Physical Therapy Practice in the U.S. in 2009 by their peers in the American Physical Therapy Association and has been recognized on the Inc. 500/5000 lists for the past three years. For more information visit TexPTS.com or the TexPTS Facebook page.
About Evidence in Motion:
Evidence in Motion (EIM) is an education and consultation company whose sole reason of existence is to elevate the physical therapy profession and the role of physical therapists in healthcare delivery. A strong dedication to fostering the creation and assimilation of an evidence-based practice culture within the physical therapy profession is a cornerstone of Evidence In Motion’s mission. They have put in place evidence-based practice treatment pathways in many facilities and aims to promote the global sharing of information and ideas, thus advancing evidence-based physical therapy practice, research and education around the world. Evidence In Motion offers Continuing Education, Residencies, a Fellowship Program, a Musculoskeletal Transition DPT, and an Executive Program in Private Practice Management with optional Transition DPT. For more information, please visit EvidenceInMotion.com. You can also find Evidence In Motion on Facebook and Twitter, @EIMTeam.