Eric @ the Herbalife Los Angeles Triathlon

Eric @ the Herbalife Los Angeles Triathlon

Eric Schneider

Physical Therapist

Eric Schneider PT, MPT, OCS, CMTPT graduated with his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Mount St. Joseph University in 2006.  Eric has 11 years of clinical experience in orthopedic physical therapy.  Eric’s area of expertise is in the manual treatment of various orthopedic conditions with an emphasis on spinal rehab.  He has experience working with local endurance athletes particularly in the biomechanical assessment of running mechanics.  Eric’s current areas of interest include trigger point dry needling, spinal manipulation, and the biomechanical analysis of human movement.  

In 2012, Eric was recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist.  He is also a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist, a distinction he obtained after receiving his certification in Trigger Point Dry Needling from Myopain Seminars in 2017.  Eric is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Ohio Physical Therapy Association (OPTA), participating in the Education and Orthopedics Sections.  

Eric is also a full time Assistant Professor within the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Mount St Joseph University.  His teaching responsibilities include Biomechanics and Kinesiology, Therapeutic Exercises, Applied Orthopedics I & II focusing on the evaluation and treatment of conditions of the spine as well as the sacroiliac joint, and Advanced Topics in Manual Therapy.  Eric has also provided clinical educational experiences through teaching continuing education courses for licensed physical therapists on topics concerning evaluation and treatment of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, as well as the sacroiliac joint.  

Eric is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Health Science (DHS) Program at the University of Indianapolis and is on track to graduate in December 2018.  Eric’s primary research interest involves investigating the effects of trigger point dry needling on muscle performance in endurance athletes. 

When not in the clinic and school, Eric enjoys exercising and spending time with his wife and family.