About

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Dr. Jorde is an Area Director and orthopedic Physical Therapist working at the Spectrum Physical Therapy (IvyRehab Network) in Richmond metro area in Virginia. Dr. Jorde earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in 1998. He earned his Master of Physical Therapy degree in 2001 and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2004 from Shenandoah University.

Dr. Jorde's post graduate certifications include the following: Certification in Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (McKenzie Method) in 2004, Board Certified in Orthopedics (OCS designation) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (2006), APTA Certified Clinical Instructor (2006), Direct Access to Physical Therapy Certification (2008), Certification in Spinal Manipulation by the Spinal Manipulation Institute of the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy (2011).

He is also an adjunct faculty member of the School of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training at Old Dominion University and taught courses regarding spinal manipulation and Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. Eric has also taught as a guest lecturer at Radford University Program in Physical Therapy regarding cervical spine Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy.

Curriculum Vitae:

Education:

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA (2003-2004)

  • Master of Physical Therapy, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA (1998-2001)

  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, State University of New York at Plattsburgh, NY (1994-1998)

Certifications:

  • ImPACT Trained Physical Therapist (9/24/18 - current)

  • Y-Balance Screening Certification (9/20/2018 - current)

  • Certified Spinal Manipulative Therapy (Cert. SMT) (12/10/2011 - current)

  • Virginia Physical Therapy Direct Access Certification (1/4/2010 – 12/31/2016)

  • APTA Board of Specialties: Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) (6/1/2006 – 6/1/2016)

  • Physical Therapy Clinical Educator Course/Credentialing, APTA (9/11/2005 - current)

  • Certified Mechanical & Diagnosis and Therapy (Cert. MDT) (4/3/2004 - current)

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) (2001-2003)

Awards/Recognitions

  • Old Dominion University Doctor of Physical Therapy

    • Clinical Instructor of the Year” (2016).

Teaching and Academic Positions:

  • Radford University Doctorate Physical Therapy Program: Adjunct Faculty (2012 - present)

    • AHPT 860: Advanced Orthopedics

    • Lecture Topic: “Introduction to the McKenzie Method for the Management of Cervical Spine and Headache” (2012-current)

    • Concussion Assessment and Management in an Outpatient Physical Therapy Setting (2018)

  • Radford University Doctorate Physical Therapy Program: Clinical Research Consultant (2012 to 2015)

    • 2012-2015 Waldron College of Health and Human Services Research Grant $10,000

  • Old Dominion University Doctorate Physical Therapy Program: Adjunct Faculty (2006 - 2014)

    • Physical Therapy 895: Topics in Physical Therapy

    • Course: “An Evidence Based Approach to Spinal Manipulation: A Lab Course”

    • Course: “Introduction to Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy for the Lumbar Spine”

Academic and Scholarly Activities:

  • West Virginia Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference: Roanoke, WVA 4/6/2014

    • Co-Author Poster Presentation “A Treatment Approach for Low Back Pain Using the McKenzie Method Combined with Spinal Manipulative Therapy: A Theory Report”

  • American Physical Therapy Association Combined Section Meeting: Las Vegas, Nevada 2/5/2014

    • Co-Author Poster Presentation “The Centralization Phenomenon and Patient Outcomes Following Lumbar High Velocity Low Amplitude Thrust (HVLAT) Manipulation: A Case Report”

  • Virginia Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference: Richmond, VA 10/11/2013

    • Poster Presentation: "The Centralization Phenomenon and Patient Outcomes Following a Combination of Directional Preference Exercise (DPE) and Lumbar High Velocity Low Amplitude Thrust (HVLAT) Manipulation: A Case Report