My name is Dr. Zachary Walston, and I designed this site to help clinicians improve their clinical reasoning and decision-making.

This website is designed to help you tackle health misinformation. The blog posts, short videos, and podcast episodes will help clinicians bridge the gap between research and clinical practice. 

As Richard Feynman said, “Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.”  To help our patients, we need to remain curious and knee-deep in the research. This podcast will stimulate scientific curiosity and critical thinking.

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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 of 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 including recent studies in Spine and Archive of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He has presented at multiple national conferences included APTA CSM, APTA NEXT, and the ACRM annual conference. He has developed and taught weekend continuing education courses in the areas of plan of care development, exercise prescription, pain science, and nutrition. In addition to research and education, Zach serves as the Program Coordinator of the PT Solutions Orthopedic Residency Program and the director of the Clinical Mentorship Program.


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 is the recipient of the 2020 APTA GA Chapter Emerging Leader Award. He is an APTA Centennial Scholar, representing the Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy. He currently serves as Treasurer for APTA GA chapter, on the APTA Science and Practice Affairs Committee, and within the RM Barney Poole Leadership Academy. He is also the host of the Clinical Gap Podcast.