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Dr. Eric S. Furto graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Northern Illinois University in 2000. In 2007, he completed the Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy program through the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in St. Augustine Florida. A portion of this transitional degree consisted of the completion of a manual therapy certification process and being accepted into the University’s Fellowship Program. Dr. Furto completed the AAOMPT and APTA credentialed Fellowship program in 2004 and was named a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT). Since completing his Fellowship, Dr. Furto has acted as a mentor to other student fellows, who were also seeking Fellowship with AAOMPT.
Dr. Furto lectures nationally with the University of St. Augustine on the topic of Spinal Manipulation and supportive treatments for spinal pain. He also serves as an online instructor with the University of St. Augustine, and is a mentor of current DPT students with the completion of their research presentation graduation requirements.
In 2006, he was published in the peer-reviewed journal Cranio with a publication on Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD), emphasizing the efficacy of Physical Therapy intervention on patients with TMD.
Over the past 7 years, Dr. Furto has been actively involved with professional organizations such as the APTA and the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists and has had had a leadership role with the organization and planning of the AAOMPT national conference.
Eric's clinical interests include the treatment of all orthopedic conditions with a combination of manual manipulative therapy and exercise. He prides himself in delivering care that is supported by research and has been proven to be effective in multiple clinical settings. He focuses his rehabilitation on restoring function through facilitating proper motor tasks manually and reinforcing them with a therapeutic exercise program.