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 think identifying the optimal load for the individual across the rehabilitation process is the key to success in this field. I believe this is done by taking an individual perspective that utilizes feedback loops to drive decision making. Time invested to determine the right question is always rewarded by better answers.

About Me

Scot Morrison is a board certified orthopaedic physical therapist and certified strength coach who views rehabilitation as a process of identifying what goals matter to an individual, where they currently are, and then creating an adaptive and systematic plan to get there. His approach is patient centered, based on fundamental concepts of exercise science, motor control, and physiology. He is actively engaged in advancing the profession via peer reviewed publications and education of sports med practitioners in professional and collegiate sports.

His special interests include the management of tendinopathies and other athletic overuse injuries, return-to-play processes, and the integration of sound exercise prescription into rehabilitation and recovery.

After graduating college with honors in 2008 Scot began working at a hospital based medical fitness center in Florida. 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. He has worked in private practice as well as in professional sports as the head of medical services for the MLS Professional Referee Organization.

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.

Scot currently practices as a private contractor out of Black Diamond Physical Therapy and runs a concierge private practice. He also consults with various sports organizations and individual athletes on a regular basis.

My CV – Link


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 Combined 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

Former Co-host on PT Podcast/Inquest

Professional Memberships

Member of American Physical Therapy Organization

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

Member of National Strength And Conditioning Association