Shaun Palmer, PT, DPT, ATC
Director of Physical Therapy
Dr. Shaun Palmer is a physical therapist and certified athletic trainer with experience in college athletics, professional athletics, and outpatient sports medicine and orthopedics. With his experience of working with all types of age groups and disabilities he sees rehabilitation from both the perspectives of what is best long term for full recovery, and also what is best short term to increase function fastest.
Dr. Palmer was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and moved to Phoenix after high school to attend Grand Canyon University, where he graduated Cum Laude, receiving his Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training. He then attended A.T. Still University, where he earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2010.
He interned with the Milwaukee Brewers as an athletic trainer and physical therapist over multiple years. He also interned as an athletic trainer with the Oakland Raiders during the 2009 season. After grad school, he worked in sports and orthopedic physical therapy clinics and in 2013 he became the youngest Clinic Director in his company. Aside from being a clinic director, he also maintained the position of clinical coordinator, not only being a clinical instructor for PT students, but also coordinating student placements throughout the company.
Besides directing the physical therapy program at Innovative Pain and Wellness, he is also a PT Consultant for SI Bone, educating other healthcare providers in the diagnosis and treatment of SI Joint disorders. He is also one of the hosts of the Doc Doc Goose podcast. You can learn more about him and the podcast at www.DDGpodcast.com.
2007 – 2010 | A.T. Still University. Arizona School of Health Sciences. Mesa, Arizona. Doctorate in Physical Therapy
2003 – 2007 | Grand Canyon University. Phoenix, Arizona. Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training
Current | Innovative Pain and Wellness
2013 – 2017 | OSR Physical Therapy. Scottsdale Clinic Director
2012 – 2017 | OSR Physical Therapy. Center Coordinator of Clinical Education. Coordinated with PT and PTA programs throughout Arizona to place their students in clinical rotations throughout the company.
2011 – 2013 | OSR Physical Therapy. Staff Physical Therapist
2010 – 2011 | Foothills Sports Medicine. Staff Physical Therapist
2010 | Milwaukee Brewers. Phoenix, AZ. Intern Physical Therapist. Assisted staff physical therapist with coordinating and carrying out all long-term rehabilitations for players throughout the organization.
2009 | Oakland Raiders. Alameda, CA. Training Camp Intern Athletic Trainer. Assisted staff athletic trainers in providing training room and on-field treatments to athletes during training camp in Napa, CA and during pre-season NFL games in Oakland and San Francisco.
2007 | Milwaukee Brewers. Phoenix, AZ. Intern Athletic Trainer. Assisted staff athletic trainers in providing training room and on-field treatments to athletes at all levels of the organization.
2006 – 2007 | Grand Canyon University. Phoenix, AZ. Student Athletic Trainer for Men’s Soccer Team. Coordinated all team treatments and provided on-field emergency care.
Licensed Physical Therapist in AZ
Certified Athletic Trainer in AZ
2007 – Present | American Physical Therapy Association
2006 – Present | National Athletic Training Association
In my spare time I enjoy being with my family and friends, golfing, snowboarding, and travelling.