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HAND-CRAFTED PHYSICAL THERAPY IN MIAMI
Bruce R. Wilk, P.T., O.C.S. Director
8720 N. Kendall Dr. Ste. 206
Miami, FL 33176
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Bruce R. Wilk, P.T., O.C.S.

2013 – present Ortho Concepts, Inc.
Miami, Florida
Author and Instructor

1985 – present

Orthopedic Rehabilitation Specialists,Inc.
Miami, Florida
Owner and Director

January 2000 – present

“The Runner’s High 
 President
 Running specialty store that has become the center of  the Miami racing community.

1997 - 1999

Allied Health Insurance
Medical Advisor
Development and implementation

 of quality and utilization management

 programs for a National Rehabilitation network

1996 – present

Miami Runners Club
Coach
RRCA certified running coach for 400 member running club.

1994 – 1996

MetraHealth
Lead Clinician
Development and implementation of quality and utilization management programs for Tri- County Rehabilitation network.

1990 – 1998

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Adjunct Assistant Professor Lecturer for medical students on physical therapy evaluation and treatment issues.

1983 – 1985

BAPTIST HOSPITAL Miami, FL
Senior Orthopedic Physical Therapist
Responsible for outpatient clinical services.

 

ST. FRANCES HOSPITAL, Miami, FL
OutPatient Director of Physical Therapy.
Responsible for varied orthopedic caseload and supervision of staff physical therapists.

1982 – 1983

SOUTH MIAMI HOSPITAL,Miami,FL
Orthopedic Physical Therapist
 Varied caseload with specialty in orthopedics.

 

1981 – 1982

KINGS COUNTY HOSPITAL,
New York City, NY
Neurological Physical Therapist
Varied caseload of neurologically involved .Patients for both acute and long-term rehabilitation.

LICENSURE:

Florida
New York

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, 1981

 POST-GRADUATE WORK: 

Numerous post-graduate courses with special emphasis on orthopedics and  independent private practice

CERTIFICATION:

December 1994

Institute of Graduate Health Sciences, Certification of Competency in Manual Therapy.

 

 

September 1989

American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in Orthopedic Physical Therapy.

 

 

 KEY PUBLICATIONS:

"The Running Injury Recovery Program", 2013 (Volume 1)

 

"The Running Injury Recovery Program Workbook", 2013 (Volume 2)

 

AMAA Journal, Fall 2011, “Natural Running: Should We Learn To Run by Watching Our Children?”

 

Orthopaedic Practice, Volume 25; 1:13, “The Minimalist Shoes and Implications for the Runner

 

ADVANCE for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine, June 13, 2011. “ Solid Footing Gait Analysis Can Help Therapists Recommend Proper Shoe Fit for Injured Athletes

 

The Magazine of the Orthopaedic Section, APTA,Volume22 No.4 2010. “An Evidence-based Approach to the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Management of Functional Running Injuries, 2011.”

 

Journal of the American Medical Athletic Association, Winter 2009, “Physical Therapy Management of Running Injuries Using an Evidence Based Functional Approach”

 

Journal of the American Medical Athletic Association, Fall 2007. “The Nike Free as a Useful Tool for Video-Gait Analysis.”

 

The Magazine of the Orthopedic section, APTA, Volume 15, No. 1 2003.
“When Should Physical Therapists Inform Their Patients  Their Running Shoes Have “Run” Out-Before It Is Too Late?”

 

Journal of the American Medical Athletic Association, Volume 17, Number 3, Winter 2004-2005.
“Running-Specific Strength Training – It Makes (Postural) Sense!”

 

Running Times Magazine, January/February 2003.
“Key Factors in Causing and Preventing Achilles Tendonitis.”

 

Triathlete Magazine September 2003, “When Do Running Shoes “RUN” Out?”

 

AMAA Quaterly, Winter 2000
“Shoes and Athletic Injuries: Analyzing Shoe Design, Wear Pattern, and Manufacturers’Defects.”

 

Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy,

Volume 30, Number 1, January 2000. 
“Defective Running Shoes as a Contributing Factor in  Plantar Fasciitis in a Triathlete.”

 

Training & Conditioning “Where The Foot Meets the Shoe”, 1998.

 

Simple Exercises Fight off Osteoporosis, September 1997, “Case Management Advisor.”

 

Checking Client’s Shoes Prevents Future Injury, July 1997, “Case Management Advisor.”

 

 Principles and Practice of Temporomandibular Joint Arthroscopy, 1996.  “Physical Therapy.”

 

Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Volume 22, Number 3, September 1995. 
“The Incidence of Musculoskeletal Injuries in an Amateur Triathlete Racing Club.”

 

Continuing Care, “Physical Therapy: A Time for Action.”  October 1994.

 

Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Volume 73, No. 5, May 1993,
“Rehabilitation of the Temporomandibular Joint after Arthroscopic Surgery.” 
The Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy.

 

Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Volume 18, Number 3, September 1993, “Post-arthroscopy Physical Therapy of a Patient with Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction.”

KEY PRESENTATIONS:

2007

Private Practice Section “Partnering Your Physical Therapy Practice with a Running Specialty Store.”

2003

Boston Marathon Sports Medicine Symposium, “Sports Specific Strength Training for Running Management of Running Injuries.”

2001-2000

Marine Corp Sports Medicine
Symposium, “Survival Guide to Running Shoe Selection.”

1999

American Medical Athletic Association, “Defective Footwear: An Unexpected and Overlooked Cause of Athletic Injuries.

1998

American Council on Exercise, “Training and Rehabilitation of the Endurance Athlete.

1994

Great Floridian Triathlon-Sports Medicine Symposium,  “Physical Therapy Management of the Endurance Athlete with Low Back Pain Dysfunction.”

1994

The 1994 FPTA Spring Conference and Student Conclave.  “Post-Surgical Physical Therapy Management of Patients with Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction.”

1991

The 6th International Symposium on Arthroscopic Temporomandibular Joint Surgery: Abstract presentation.

1989 – 1998

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Lecturer: Physical Therapist as a Family Medicine Consultant.

1984 – 1994

Introductory and Advanced Workshops on TMJ Arthroscopic Surgery.  Rehabilitative Principles to Oral Surgeons.

1982 – present

Speaker: Back Schools, Presentations to hospitals, private industry and medical workers to prevent neck and back injuries in the work place.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

 

 

 

2001 – present

Treasurer Miami Runners Club

 

 

April 2000 – 2006

 Board member of the American Athletic Association

 

 

April 1999 – present

 American Running & Fitness Association Editorial Board

 

 

1993 – present

United States Medical Triathlete Association Coordinator for Rehabilitation Memberships.

1982 – present

FLORIDA PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION

 

 

1982 – 1992

SOUTHEASTERN DISTRICT ORTHOPEDIC STUDY GROUP CHAIRMAN

1981 – present

AMERICAN PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION

1981 – present

ORTHOPEDIC SECTION

1983 – present

PRIVATE PRACTICE SECTION

VITAL STATISTICS:

 

Date of birth: March 1, 1957
 New York City, New York
Marital Status: Married
Athletic Background: Completed 22 Marathons as well as 4 Ironman Triathlons