Shaun Palmer, PT, DPT, ATC
I determined in high school that I wanted to be a PT after going through my own rehabilitation from a sports injury. After getting into the profession, gathering more experience, and achieving higher levels of management, I learned that my interests span far beyond just being a hands-on provider. I've found a passion for mentoring students, educating patients and other healthcare providers, and helping create healthcare systems that facilitate better patient care. I began looking for ways that I can influence my profession and the healthcare system in general.
Education and Work History
Dr. Palmer is a dual certified Physical Therapist and Certified Athletic Trainer. He received his Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. While in school he interned for the Milwaukee Brewers over several seasons, both as an athletic trainer and a physical therapist. He also interned for the Oakland Raiders during the '09 training camp and preseason.
After working for a couple of well-known outpatient orthopedic practices in Phoenix, AZ he was asked to be the Director of Physical Therapy for a multi-specialty pain management company, Innovative Pain and Wellness, founded in Scottsdale, AZ. Here, he was able to design a physical therapy program that gave patients the treatment they deserve. Working with Interventional Pain Management Physicians, he and the other Physical Therapists collaborate to give cutting edge, multi-modal treatment to patients to get them out of pain and get them off high dose pain medication.
He also works as a PT Consultant for SI Bone, Inc, educating other healthcare providers about diagnosis, conservative treatment, and post-op rehabilitation of the SI Joint.