Eric Folmar, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP
Eric, a 2001 graduate of Quinnipiac University with his Master’s in Physical Therapy, has nearly 15 years of clinical experience in orthopedics. He received his Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in 2013. He is additionally recognized as a specialist in orthopedics (OCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS).
Eric has had several different clinical experiences including, cardiopulmonary, amputee, head injury, trauma and orthopedics. Prior to coming to MSS, Eric was the senior therapist for the musculoskeletal unit at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston,MA.and was Rehab Director for Orthopedic Care Specialists in Easton, MA for 12 years. His current clinical specialties include general orthopedics, sports rehab, lower extremity biomechanics, custom orthotic prescription & fitting, gait/running analysis, dancing and throwing injuries. Additional certifications and memberships include Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP), certified member in the nationally recognized Sportsmetrics™ ACL injury prevention program and is a Graston Technique® certified practitioner. He is also an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and is a member of the Foot and Ankle, Sports, Performing Arts, And Health Policy & Administration Special Interest Groups.
Outside of clinical practice, Eric lectures nationally on topics ranging from biomechanics, therapeutic exercise, and kinesiology/corrective taping techniques. He is Director of the Transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Northeastern University Department of Physical Therapy, Movement, & Rehabilitative Sciences. Eric is also involved in the local Irish Dance Community with his wife, who is the owner of the Greenway Academy of Irish Dance. Additionally he spends time traveling to dance schools lecturing on injury prevention strategies and performance enhancement. He also works with the Dirt Dawgs Baseball Program in Canton, MA, where he has established a movement analysis and injury prevention program for the adolescent baseball and softball players.
Eric’s treatment philosophy stems from the body’s ability to heal itself and the therapist’s job is simply to put the body in the best position to do this. He believes his job is to identify the area(s) of dysfunction and assist the patient in addressing the area(s). He accomplishes this primarily through individualized exercise programs, manual therapy techniques, and clinical taping techniques.