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Bill Garcia, DPT

Bill specializes in orthopedic physical therapy with an emphasis on manual therapy and exercise. His interests in patient care include the treatment and management of low back pain and osteoarthritis. Bill’s patients have described him as a good listener and focused on providing individualized care. Along with his position at Folsom Physical Therapy, Bill is currently an assistant professor at California State University, Sacramento in the Physical Therapy department. His primary teaching responsibilities are in the management of musculoskeletal disorders and differential diagnosis.

Education

Transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Evidence in Motion

Master of Physical Therapy
College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Bachelor of Science in Physical Education
Northern Arizona University

Specialized Education

Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship
Evidence in Motion 

Grass Valley Orthopedic Manual Therapy Long Term Program
Grass Valley, CA

Folsom Physical Therapy Long Term Program
Folsom Physical Therapy and Training Center | 2003, 2004

Year Long Manual Therapy Course
Taught by John Seivert, PT 

Six Month Australian Manual Therapy Course
Taught by Andy Brenan, PT 

Professional Experience

Physical Therapist
Folsom Physical Therapy and Training Center | 2017 – Present

Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Department
California State University Sacramento | 2015 – Present 
 
Director of Manual Therapy Certification Program
Evidence in Motion | 2014 – 2019

Director of Resident Virtual Rounds and Coordinator of Weekend Intensive Materials
Evidence in Motion | 2010 – 2012

Staff Physical Therapist, Outpatient Physical Therapy
Sutter Physical and Hand Therapy | 2008 – 2015

Lead Outpatient Therapist, Outpatient PT and Hand Therapy
Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
Grass Valley, CA | 2007 – 2008

Staff Physical Therapist, Orthopedic Private Practice
Seivert Physical Therapy | 2003 – 2007

Staff Physical Therapist, Outpatient Department
Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital | 2001 – 2003

Staff Physical Therapist, Outpatient Department 
Mercy San Juan Hospital | 1999 – 2001

Staff Physical Therapist, Outpatient Department
Woodland HealthCare/Burger Rehabilitation Services | 1996 – 1998

Staff Physical Therapist, Acute Care Department 
University of California at Davis Medical Center | 1995 – 1996

Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Department
California State University Sacramento | 2015 – Present

Faculty
Evidence in Motion | 2011 – Present

Director of Resident Virtual Rounds
Evidence in Motion Residency Program | 2010 – 2012

Instructor
Grass Valley Orthopedic Manual Therapy Long Term Program | 2007 – 2009

Presentations

The addition of body weight supported treadmill training to manual therapy and exercise in the management of hip OA: A case series
With R. Garnatz, D. Lam-Tran, A. Milton, M. Sorensen and J.M. Whitman at the World Congress of Physical Therapy Conference
Geneva, Switzerland | 2019

The addition of body weight supported treadmill training to manual therapy and exercise in the management of hip OA: A case series
With R. Garnatz, D. Lam-Tran, A. Milton, M. Sorensen and J.M. Whitman at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting
New Orleans, LA | 2018

Fellowship graduate survey: Student and graduate scholarly activity
With B. Neilsonm, J.M. Whitman, M.H. Shepherd, T.J. Janicky and B.J. Stevens at the American Association Combined Section Meeting, New Orleans, LA | 2018

Perceived impact of orthopedic manual therapy fellowship on professional attributes and involvement: A survey study
With M.H. Shepherd, T.J. Janicky, B. Neilson, B.J. Stevens and J.M. Whitman at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting
New Orleans, LA | 2018

OMPT fellowship graduates: perceived impact on professional and personal lives
With B.J. Stevens, B. Neilson, J.M. Whitman, M.H. Shepherd and T.J. Janicky at the American Academy of Manual Physical Therapy Conference
Salt Lake City, UT | 2017

OMPT fellowship graduates: A survey of program impact on professional attributes and skills, self-perception, and income
With J.M. Whitman, B. Neilson, M.H. Shepherd, T.J. Janicky and B.J. Stevens at the American Academy of Manual Physical Therapy Conference
Salt Lake City, UT | 2017

Use of education and exercise in a multidisciplinary approach for the treatment of an adolescent with chronic low back pain: A case report
With R. Riemer and C. Reynolds at the California Physical Therapy Association Annual Meeting
Santa Clara, CA | 2016 

Use of therapeutic neuroscience education in combination with stabilization exercise in a multimodal approach for the treatment of a young adult with chronic low back pain: A case report 
With H. Scott at the California Therapy Association Annual Meeting
Santa Clara, CA | 2016

Certifications

Fellow 
American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) 

Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) 

Professional Associations

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) 

Publications

Chondroblastoma of the distal femur in an adolescent
With R. Kaser and R. Morales in the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, vol 50 | 2020
https://www.jospt.org/doi/10.2519/jospt.2020.9021

An orthopedic manual physical therapy fellowship training’s impact on professional development, involvement, personal lives, and incomes- a survey study
With J.M. Whitman, M. Shepherd, B. Nelson, T.J. Janicky, S. Peterson and B.J. Stevens in the Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, vol 28 | 2020
https://doi.org/10.1080/10669817.2020.1748333

Beyond the central nervous system: neurovascular entrapment
With B. Stockert in the book Umphred’s Neurological Rehabilitation, Seventh Edition | 2020

Exercise and low back pain in the older adult: current recommendations
With A. Johnson, D. Keldermans and B. Tang in the Journal of Allied Health, vol 48 | 2019

Bill Garcia, DPT

Bill Garcia, DPT

Orthopedic Specialist

Bill lives in Auburn, CA with his wife and 2 daughters. In his spare time he enjoys outdoor activities, including mountain biking the many trails in the foothills and backpacking in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

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Location

Folsom Physical Therapy and Training Center
115 Natoma Street
Folsom, CA 95630
Directions
(916) 355-8500
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Hours

M/T/W/TH/F
Independent Gym
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Appointment Desk
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Online Fitness Classes

M/W/F 8:00 am
T/TH 7:00 am and 4:30 pm
M/W 4:30 pm