Erik P. Meira, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS is passionate about the ACL – from reducing the incidence of primary injuries to returning to sport after successful reconstruction. He has managed hundreds of cases from initial injury all the way back to the field or court. Dr. Meira has assisted all levels of athletes through their ACL injury – recreational, high school, collegiate, and professional. He is very close with the ACL research community and advises athletic programs around the world on injury reduction and maximizing performance after ACL reconstruction surgery. He one of the few physical therapists to hold the distinction as an affiliate member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). He is an internationally sought lecturer for medical professionals on the topic of ACL rehab and other injuries of the lower extremity.
Dr. Meira is currently the clinic director of North Lake Physical Therapy in Portland, OR, a clinic that specializes in sports rehabilitation, and is a clinical advisor to the University of Portland NCAA Division I program. He is an ABPTS Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist and an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with extensive experience in the management of sports injuries at many different levels. Educated at the University of Florida he began his career at The George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC before relocating to Portland, Oregon.
He has authored several articles and textbook chapters and has lectured privately and at conferences sponsored through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) covering topics such as the hip, knee, shoulder, exercise prescription, returning athletes to sport, science application, and PT practice business models and is a regular reviewer for several medical journals. Within the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy (AASPT), Dr. Meira is currently serving as the Representative at Large on the Executive Committee. In 2008 he helped initiate, organize, and then chair the Hip Special Interest Group. From 2012-2109 he was the Sports Section Program Chair for Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) for AASPT.
He is also the co-host of PT Inquest, a podcast dedicated to understanding physical therapy science, and the author of The Science PT blog which explores the application of science in physical therapy practice.