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. He has been involved in orthopedic manual therapy for over 33 years and has lectured and presented seminars on the various approaches to manipulative therapy. He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas entry-level DPT program where he teaches Anatomy, Orthopedic Principles, Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Spine and Diagnostic Imaging. Prior to this, Louie worked in outpatient orthopedic settings with a focus on spinal conditions for over 24 years. He completed his post-professional DPT at Northern Arizona University. In addition, he 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. Louie has been published extensively regarding research on spinal manipulation as well as research on pain neuroscience education