Dr. John D. Childs
PT, PhD, MBA

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Dr. Childs is a founder and CEO of Evidence in Motion and partner in Confluent Health, which includes EIM; a network of 70+ physical therapy clinics in Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Texas; and Fit for Work, which provides employers consultative services to decrease injuries and workers’ compensation costs. A graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a BS in biology (1994), he completed his MPT from US Army-Baylor University (1996), MBA from the University of Arizona (2000), Master of Science in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh (2002), PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Pittsburgh (2003), and DPT from the Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions (2010).
Dr. Childs is a board-certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapists. A Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at South College and Associate Professor in the US Army-Baylor Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy, Dr. Childs served a 20-year career in the Air Force, having collaborated on more than $10 million in grant funding and published more than 150 papers in leading scientific journals. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for both the Physical Therapy and Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy journals. Dr. Childs was recently recognized as a “Health Care Hero” in San Antonio and is the youngest ever Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association, the profession’s highest honor recognizing individuals for professional excellence and making a profound impact in advancing the profession.