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My name is Zachary Walston, and I designed this site to help physical therapists with critical thinking and building scientific curiosity.
I am a PT, researcher, and educator whose mission is to challenge the way clinicians think. I want to help the student make the transition from school to clinic life with the tools needed to develop personally and professionally while navigating the wealth of information available - much of which is not credible or useful.
Dr. Zachary Walston serves as the National Director of Quality and Research at PT Solutions Physical Therapy. He earned his BS in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Emory University, and is a graduate of PT Solution’s Orthopaedic Residency Program.
Zach's primary roles comprise overseeing research efforts at PT Solutions, developing and teaching weekend continuing education courses, and developing quality improvement initiatives throughout the practice. He has numerous research publications in peer-reviewed rehabilitation and medical journals. He has developed and taught weekend continuing education courses in the areas of plan of care development, exercise prescription, pain science, and nutrition. He also serves as the Program Coordinator of the PT Solutions Orthopedic Residency Program and the Director of the Clinical Mentorship Program.
Zach has presented full education sessions at APTA NEXT conference and ACRM, PTAG, and FOTO annual conferences. He has also presented multiple platform sessions and posters at CSM.
Zach's focus of research is on the dosage and timing of physical therapy and the impact of physical medicine on healthcare utilization. He works with multiple universities and is a staunch advocate of research collaborations between private practice and universities to facilitate pragmatic trials and translational science. Prior to the role of research director, he was the senior clinic director for the east Georgia market of PT Solutions.
Zach is an active member of the Orthopedic and Research sections of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia. He currently served on the APTA Science and Practice Affairs Committee and the PTAG Leadership Academy