Eric Shamus
IHL Role:
Continuing Education Course Instructor

Eric Shamus is an associate professor and chair of the department of rehabilitation sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU).  Prior to FGCU, Dr. Shamus spent 14 years on faculty at Nova Southeastern University teaching in the Physical Therapy and Osteopathic Medicine programs.  In Osteopathic principles and practice class, he taught a range of manual therapy techniques from muscle energy, counterstrain, facilitated positional release, cranial techniques, myofascial release, movement mobilization and HVLA thrust techniques. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from Florida International University, Masters degree in Biomechanical trauma from Lynn University/University of Miami,  PhD in Educational Leadership from Lynn University and his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Sage University.

Dr. Shamus is an author of four other textbooks, Effective Documentation for Physical Therapy Professionals, Manual Therapy for the Extremities, The Color Atlas of Physical Therapy, and Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation. He has participated in numerous national and international presentations as well as authoring multiple chapters and journal articles. In manual therapy, he teaches continuing education courses and presents to physical therapy orthopedic residents and manual therapy fellows. Eric is an active member in the APTA and American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT).

Education & Training:

PhD: Educational Leadership, Lynn University

Certificate in Gerontology, Nova Southeastern University

Masters of Science in Biomechanical Trauma, Lynn University in conjunction with Univ. of Miami

National Clinical Educator Certification, American Physical Therapy Association

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, Florida International University

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