Dr. Rick Bastarache, MSPT, DPT
- Attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from The University of Massachusetts, 1983.
- Earned a Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree from Simmons College, Boston, MA in 1995. Veteran’s Administration Academic Scholarship recipient.
- Completed Doctor of Physical Therapy through Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in April of 2005. Key competency for this degree consisted of researching and implementing evidence based examination and treatment models in physical therapy.
CLINICAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE
- Lecturer, PT792: Management in Physical Therapist Practice; University of Michigan Physical Therapy Program, Flint, MI. Developed learning objectives and implemented curriculum focused on physical therapy management in a variety of practice settings including hospital based and private clinics.
- Developed and presented several clinical education sessions to physical/occupational therapy staff. Titles included, Muscle Physiology, Lateral Epicondylitis, Soft Tissue Mobilization, etc.
- Featured speaker at bi-annual “Bone-UP” seminars sponsored jointly by McLaren Regional Medical Center and Family Orthopedic Associates. These were free seminars, open to the public and presented on a wide variety of orthopedic topics.
- Member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1992. Involved in clinical teaching and committee work.
- Featured article in The Fenton Press (Sunday section of the Flint Journal) titled, “Earning His Wings; Before Nick Smith could learn to fly, he had to learn to walk again”.
- Married 28 years with three children (Amy, Erin and Marc).
- Finished the 2000 Detroit Marathon in 4 hours 11 minutes.
- Completed the Whirlpool 70.3 Ironman Steelhead in 2009 and 2010.
- Much of my free time is spent with family, church friends and running, biking or going to the local gym.