Richard Jackson, PT, OCS, is nationally recognized as an expert in the field of physical therapy, with over 40 years of clinical experience. He is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and holds a Certificate of Competency in Manual Therapy from the Institute of Physical Therapy. Mr. Jackson is also the owner and Executive Director of Clinical Services for The Jackson Clinics, llc. He received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Shenandoah University in 2000. Mr. Jackson is highly regarded as a clinician, educator, and researcher.
Mr. Jackson has taught nationally and internationally in the field of lower extremity bio-mechanics, gait, spinal and pelvic joint dysfunction. He has presented his research in conferences in England, Australia, Austria, Canada, India, and of course, the United States. “Clinical research is essential if we are to understand what works and what does not” says Jackson.
In the past twenty five years Mr. Jackson has taught over 400 continuing education courses. About his teaching he states, “I can be most effective as a clinician by teaching therapists how to treat their patients better. I touch thousands of patients every day through the therapists who have taken my courses. I am personally involved in the training programs for our therapists, assistants, athletic trainers and exercise specialists. Comprehensive education and training is how we achieve our goals of quality and consistency.”
After running 19 marathons with six trips to Boston, Mr. Jackson has switched focus to golf. Some would say, (including his wife), that it is becoming an obsession. He loves to dance, enjoys country music, skeet shooting, and has never met an ice cream that he didn’t like. His overriding obsession is travel, (“I don’t care where I’m going as long as I’m making good time”).