Scott Teagarden, PT, SSPT

Scott Teagarden Physical Therapist SoHo Downtown NY Thrive Integrated PT

Scott Teagarden, PT, SSPT

• 2018 Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis (SEAS) Level 1
• 2014 Evidence Based Fitness Academy Bare Foot Specialist Level 1
• 2013 Schroth Certified Scoliosis Therapist
• 2011 Rocktape Certification
• 1985 BS in PT, The Ohio State University

Scott Teagarden, PT, SSPT earned a BS in Physical Therapy from The Ohio State University in 1985. His early career focus was in neurological-based rehabilitation at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. He specialized in Neurodevelepmental Technique (NDT) and Proprioception Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) for the treatment of individuals with spinal cord injury, stroke and head trauma.

In 1988 Scott began a career long specialization in orthopedics and sports medicine. Subsequent to study with James Porterfield PT in 1988, Scott applied the principals of PNF to the neuromuscular and mechanical intricacies encountered in orthopedic patients to facilitate their successful return to activity. He also adapted his early NDT experiences to analyze and treat posture and movement impairments based on kinesiology and biomechanics.

Scott further advanced his expertise in PNF in continuing education through the Institute of Physical Art. This course work extended the use of this intervention into the realm of joint mobility through the concept of functional joint mobilization. This combined with the neuromuscular and motor control elements of PNF has remained a bedrock of Scott’s practice.

Scott has developed a specialty in spine care addressing disc herniations, sciatica, stenosis, joint instability, sacroiliac joint dysfunction and post surgical fusion. He also has extensive experience in treating shoulder and knee tendinitis, cartilage injuries, joint instability, arthritis and surgical repairs and reconstructions.

Scott has been a certified Schroth Scoliosis Physical Therapist since 2013. He employs the manual interventions of soft tissue, joint and visceral mobilization techniques to enhance the transforming affects of Schroth neuromuscular 3-dimensional scoliosis care.

Scott has remained devoted to career development for over 35 years attending numerous continuing education courses by the leading institutions and educators in the field (including McKenzie Institute, Maitland Technique, NAIOMT, Barrell Institute, Jeff Ellis, Jenny McConnell and Mariano Rocabado). Scott yearly attends the HSS Sports Medicine Symposium and the Columbia University Orthopedics Non-Operative Treatment of Scoliosis to keep abreast of advances in these fields.