Eric Sampsell, PT, ATC, CMP, Cert. MDT —
Eric is a licensed Physical Therapist and Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), Certified Mulligan Practitioner (CMP) and a Certified Mechanical Diagnostic Therapist (Cert. MDT) who is the Director of Physical Therapy at CAO-Robinwood Orthopedic Specialty Center Physical Therapy. Eric graduated from the University of Charleston (WV) in 1997 with a BS in Sports Medicine where he also was a Scholar All-American and team captain on the baseball team. He later tried out professionally with the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates. While studying athletic training, he performed a clinical rotation with the Erie Seawolves, a AA team in the Eastern League under the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainer’s Society. After passing his national certification exam to become a certified athletic trainer (ATC), he received his Masters in Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University (SU) in 2000. While at SU, he was able to work with the Women’s World Cup Soccer Team from Holland while on a clinical rotation in Cape Cod.
Having suffered significant baseball specific injuries, he decided to focus on treating the adolescent athlete, especially those playing baseball. Professionally, he continues his education through various course work from some of the top physicians, physical therapists and athletic trainers in the country. He is a published author, writing the chapter “Rehabilitation of the Spine Following Sports Injury” in the textbook Clinics in Sports Medicine published in January 2010. Eric also finished a 15 month endeavor to become a Certified Mulligan Practitioner (CMP) in the field of manual therapy. He is one of only 240 physical therapists in the country with this certification and one of 5 in the state of MD and PA and the only one in all of WV. He is has also completed an extensive training program and is certified on the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy and has years of training in manipulation therapy for pain of the spine and extremities.