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About Me

Dr. Zachary Walston, a certified specialist in orthopedic physical therapy, 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.

Dr. Walston currently lives in Milton, GA with his wife, Lindsay, and two children, Charlie and Caroline. Zach's hobbies include powerlifting, golf, and reading.

Career accomplishments

Research

Research

13 publications 50 conference poster presentations​ 2 conference platform presentations 13 session presentations ​

Education

Education

Has developed and taught over 40-weekend continuing education courses across the country Content areas include pain, plan of care development, exercise prescription, and nutrition.

Academia

Academia

Research advisor for Emory University DPT Program ​Guest Lecturer at multiple universities Primary Instructor at Emory University for ‘Clinic to Kitchen: Applied Nutrition for Physical Therapists

Clinical Practice

Clinical Practice

Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy 8 years of clinical practice

Mentorship and Coaching

Mentorship and Coaching

PT Solutions Orthopaedic Residency Mentor ​Emory Business School Coach Emory DPT Mentor

Recognitions

Recognitions

2020 APTA Centennial Scholar representing the Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy ​​2020 APTA Emerging Leader (Georgia) 2016 PT Solutions Unstoppable Award

Advocacy

Advocacy

APTA GA Treasurer ​​APTA Science and Practice Affairs Committee ​​​APTA GA Alternate Delegate ​​​RM Barney Poole Leadership Academy

Leadership

Leadership

Orthopaedic Residency Program Coordinator ​​Former Senior Clinic Directors overseeing 10 clinics Opened multipe clinics

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