Dr. Emilio J Puentedura
PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT

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Louie received his physical therapy degree and completed a Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy in Melbourne, Australia in the early 1980’s. He has been involved in orthopedic manual therapy for almost 40 years and has lectured and presented seminars on the various approaches to manipulative therapy. After completing 10 years at the University of Nevada Las Vegas entry-level DPT program, Louie is now a Clinical Professor at the Baylor University DPT program where he teaches Anatomy, Musculoskeletal, and Integrated Pain Science courses. Prior to this, Louie worked in outpatient orthopedic settings with a focus on spinal conditions. He completed his post-professional DPT at Northern Arizona University and earned a Ph.D. in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is a board certified specialist in orthopedic physical therapy, a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists and is an ISPI Certified Spinal Manual Therapist as well as a Therapeutic Pain Specialist. Louie has been published extensively regarding research on spinal manipulation as well as research on pain neuroscience education, and has co-authored several books on the same subjects.