About Me

Scot Morrison is a board certified orthopaedic physical therapist and strength coach who views rehabilitation as the process of manipulating stressors to drive adaptation towards the desired goals. His approach is patient centered and based on fundamental concepts of exercise and motor control. He started his undergrad career as an engineering major but realized that he was more interested in human performance than engineering and changed his major to Exercise Science. After graduating with honors in 2008 Scot began working at hospital based medical fitness center in Florida where he continued training clients while also becoming involved in the development and implementation of a variety of programs including childhood obesity, Parkinson’s, Cardiac rehab, and corporate health. During this time he resumed his schooling and graduated with honors from the University of St. Augustine as a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2013.  Scot has completed advanced manual therapy training with a focus on the approaches of the Maitlaind-Australian and McKenzie groups. Scot is also a Titleist Certified golf fitness coach and a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is an active member of the NSCA and APTA with peer reviewed articles published in journals sponsored by both. He has presented on various topics to private organizations and at the national conference level.

Scot currently works as the head of medical services for the MLS Professional Referee Organization. He also treats local athletes at Black Diamond Physical Therapy and runs a concierge private practice.

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Available for consulting & personal programming on a limited basis. For more information please contact me at scot@physiopraxis.co


Personal Philosophy

I believe that every patient is unique. I believe that a system based on sound principles will trump a collection of methods. I am not quite sure that all we can change matters or that what matters can always be changed. I think perturbing the system in the direction of positive adaptation is the key to successful rehabilitation and performance training.

Licenses & Certifications

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist

Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Titleist Certified Golf Fitness Instructor

Continuing Education

General Learning


Titleist level 1 certification course

Central VA Sports Performance Clinic

APTA Sports TCC – 2012

Private Seminar from Nike coach Patrick Ward at Drive 495

AAOMPT Annual Conference – 2013

Seattle Sounder’s Sport Science Weekend – 2014

APTA Combines Sections Meeting – 2011, 2016, 2017


Manual Therapy

MAPS – MT 1: Essential Peripheral

MAPS – MT-O: Evidence -Based Orthopedic Diagnostic Evaluation

MAPS – MT-2: Essential Spinal

MAPS – MT-3: Intermediate Spinal

MAPS – MT-4: Differential Assessment & Clinical Reasoning

McKenzie: Part A

Mckenzie: Part C

USA – E1: Extremity Evaluation and Manipulation

USA – S1: Spinal Evaluation and Manipulation

USA – S2: Advanced Evaluation & Manipulation of Pelvis, Lumbar & Thoracic 

USA – S3: Advanced Evaluation & Manipulation of Cranio-Facial, Cervical & Upper Thoracic Spine

USA – CF1: Basic Cranio-Facial

General Physio

Advanced Evaluation and Treatment of Hip Pathologies

Advanced Management of Lower Extremity Injuries in the Athlete

Head2Toe Systems managing the injured runner – private mentorship

Mulligan Lower Extremity Course

Neurodynamic Solutions Upper Quarter Course

Pacific NW Orthopedic & Sports Med Symposium – The Lower Extremity

The Shoulder: Complex doesn’t mean Complicated

Sports Section EMR course

Professional Involvement

APTA Orthopaedic Section Student Membership Committee Member (former)

NSCA Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation SIG Treasurer/Secretary (former)

AAOMPT sSIG Vice President (former)

Manage Sports Performance SIG social media

Occasional Co-host on PT Podcast/Inquest

Professional Memberships

Member of American Physical Therapy Organization

  • Member of the Sports and Orthopedic sections
  • Member of the Strength and Conditioning, College and Pro, Residency, and Golf SIG.

Member of National Strength And Conditioning Association