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Eric Sampsell - Physical Therapist, PT, ATC, CMP, Cert. MDT

A native of Erie, PA, with roots in the Shenandoah Valley, Eric attended The University of Charleston, where he was an Academic All-American baseball player and captain of his team. After graduating with high honors in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training, he attended Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA, due to its reputation as a leader in Manual Therapy training.

In 2000, he earned his Master’s in Physical Therapy and then pursued an aggressive continuing education path. He became a Certified Manual Therapist through the Mulligan Concept. He became certified in the McKenzie Method of mechanical diagnosis and treatment and kept his National Certification in Athletic Training.

Eric’s passion for sports and working with the competitive athlete led him to:

  • An internship with the Erie Seawolves of the Eastern League
  • Working directly with Holland’s Women’s National Soccer Team while they were stateside for qualifying games for the World Cup in Cape Cod
  • Developing numerous knee injury prevention programs for area travel soccer clubs
  • Organizing free physicals for local high school athletes
  • Devloping strength and conditioning programs for youth baseball players and injury prevention education to coaches

During his career, he also worked with incredibly skilled mentors who taught him rare Manual Therapy techniques for rapid and astounding results, including manipulation and mobilization of the spine and extremities.

His history of dealing personally with baseball-related injuries of the elbow and shoulder while trying out professionally for the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates has driven him to focus on helping athletes return to their sport.

Eric is also a published author, writing the chapter “Rehabilitation of the Spine Following Sports Injury” in the textbook Clinics in Sports Medicine published in January 2010. He still enjoys playing baseball, running, traveling, and spending time with his family. He has run marathons, finished multiple Tough Mudders, and plays in an adult wooden bat baseball league locally in the Shenandoah Valley. He was also blessed to marry the woman of his dreams, Rachel, with whom he shares four little girls, Donna, Ella, Danica, and Charlotte as well as a little boy, Lincoln James Russell Sampsell.

What Makes us Different?

1. Every patient will receive one on one treatment. They will be my only patient while they during their appointment, which differs from the 2-4 patients being seen an hour in other clinics routinely
2. Every patient will receive 1 full hour of treatment every session, one on one. No paperwork, no other patients, no other phone calls. 100% attention is to the patient the entire time. Other clinics will routinely be on the laptop doing paperwork during their session and attention to other patients, staff and “busy work” will be performed.
3. Every session will be my me and my 23 years of experience. No lesser credentialed therapists like a physical therapy assistant or tech, who may or may not have a high school diploma. There will be continuity of care this way, decreasing risk of miscommunication and treatment maintaining the highest level every session.
4. Immediate appointments that will be within 24-48 hrs of calling. Most clinics are short handed, decreasing level of care, continuity and availability, often hiring less qualified staff that will decrease care.

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