Dr. Amir S Kazemi, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Clinical Director
Director of Physical Capacity Testing
Center Coordinator for Clinical Education
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Certified Clinical Instructor
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Certified Fitness Trainer

Dr. Kazemi participated in many team and individual sports since middle school. However Football and track eventually became his main interests. He played football up to his second year in college and then went on to compete in amateur level physique contests. He has a through knowledge of various types of orthopedic/sports injuries and their rehabilitation needs.

Treatment Philosophy:

A complete and detailed physical therapy evaluation is key to obtaining the optimum results. Treatment must be individualized, progressive and evidenced based. There are times when treatment must be rather aggressive while in some cases a more conservative approach is warranted. Ultimately the goal should be to restore strength, flexibility, endurance, power and function within the shortest time period.

Accomplishments and Interests:

Dr. Kazemi has been a clinical professor/adjunct clinical faculty with the physical therapy program at Old Dominion University since 2006. He is certified as a clinical instructor by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and directs the Apex clinical education program; which provides orthopedic clinical rotations, for several U.S. physical therapy programs. He continues to serve as a physical therapy consultant and advisor to several large organizations.

Professional Education:

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Boston University - Boston, MA, 2006
  • Master of Physical Therapy, Old Dominion University - Norfolk, VA, 1999
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, George Mason University - Fairfax, VA, 1996
  • Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, 2004
        American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS)
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, 1998
         National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Certified Personal Trainer, 1995
        American Council on Exercise (ACE)
  • Certified Clinical Instructor, 2010
        American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Professional Memberships:

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
        Sections: Orthopedics, Private Practice
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Manuel Physical Therapy (AAOMPT)
  • Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE)

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