Dr. Michael J. Walker

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Dr. Walker is Vice-President of Operations for Evidence In Motion and an Assistant Professor for the U.S. Army-Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy.  His primary teaching responsibilities include basic and advanced therapeutic interventions for the evidence-based management of musculoskeletal dysfunction, to include spine and extremity joint mobilization and manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, dry needling, and therapeutic exercise.  Dr. Walker completed fellowship training and earned his Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy from the the U.S. Army-Baylor University Doctoral Fellowship Program in Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapy in 2002, his Masters degree in Physical Therapy from the U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Physical Therapy in 1995, and his B.S. in Microbiology from Northern Arizona University in 1984.  He is a board certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT).  Dr. Walker has taught numerous national and international continuing education courses related to manual therapy of the spine and extremities.  He has several research publications in peer reviewed journals and maintains an active research agenda in the areas of spinal and extremity manual therapy, therapeutic dry needling, and injury prediction screening and prevention.  He is a prior recipient of the prestigious Steven J. Rose Excellence in Research Award.  As a prior military physical therapist, he was inducted into the Order of Military Medical Merit in 2008 and subsequently awarded the "9A" military proficiency designator for professional expertise, exceptional ability, and outstanding achievement in the field of physical therapy.  He retired from the U.S. Army in February 2012 after 27 years of active service and 32 years of combined service.  Dr. Walker resides in New Braunfels, Texas with his wife Wendy and enjoys spending his "down time" with their four children and five grandchildren.