Dr. Robert Wainner earned his Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000 and is board certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (OCS), Electrophysiologic Physical Therapy (ECS), and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT). He is currently Associate Professor at Texas State University Program in Physical Therapy, where he directs and teaches the orthopeadic curriculum. In addition, he is a Partner and VP of Clinical Excellence of Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS), P.C., a multi-location private practice and a co-founder and partner with Evidence In Motion.
Dr. Wainner is a frequent research presenter at state, national, and international meetings on the topics of the clinical examination, evidence-based practice and manual physical therapy. He has published over 35 manuscripts in leading peer-reviewed journals and is the author of 3 educational CD-ROMs on Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. He has been an author and investigator on projects that have received some of the profession’s most prestigious research awards, including the Steven J. Rose Excellence in Research Award, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) Excellence in Research Award, and the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) Excellence in Research Award.
Dr. Wainner received the Texas Physical Therapy Association’s 2004 Texas Physical Therapy Researcher of the Year Award, was inducted into the Military Order of Medical Merit, is a two-time recipient of the Air Force Physical Therapist of the Year Award and received the 2009 Practice Award of the APTA Private Practice Section for TexPTS, which has been recognized as San Antonio’s Best Places to Work in 2011 and 2013. He is currently an Editorial Review Board Member for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.