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Paul Beattie,PT, PhD, OCS, FAPTA, NREMT

University of South Carolina
Distinguished Clinical Professor Emeritus in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina.  Dr. Beattie received a BS degree in Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac College, a master’s degree in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Virginia, and a PhD in Exercise Science from University of New Mexico. He is a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the APTA and has been a practicing physical therapist for 46 years. Paul was a member of the first group of physical therapists to be Board-Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and is past Chairman of the Research Advisor Panel for the APTA.  He is currently a member of the Advisory Panel for Clinical Guideline Development for the Orthopedic Academy of the APTA and is the Orthopedic Advisory Member to Board of Directors, Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy. Paul has a wide array of musculoskeletal research interests and is currently the co-principal investigator on a large DoD-funded clinical trial investigating the treatment of tibial stress fractures in military trainees.  He is a co-investigator on an NIH R01 grant investigating the effect of back pain on brain activity.  Dr. Beattie has over 150 publications covering a wide array of topics including clinical measurement, pain assessment, lumbar MRI, intervertebral disc disease, patient satisfaction and wilderness PT. His publications include original research, clinical perspectives, book chapters and home study courses. He is a recipient of the Jules M. Rothstein Golden Pen Award for scientific writing. 
Dr. Beattie is also a Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician and has been a Wilderness First Aid Instructor for 15 years. Paul has assisted with battlefield emergencies as a member of the US Army during the Vietnam war and since that time has many years of providing patient care in a wide array of back country environments as a medical volunteer.