Project Description

Ed Schiavone
PT, COMT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Ed Schiavone earned a BS in Physical Therapy from Youngstown State University, Ohio. He
received his Orthopedic Manual Therapy Certification in 2005. Ed completed the Advanced
Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship at Kaiser Permanente Northern California in 2006 and
has been a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist since 2009. He is clinic director at
Agile Physical Therapy, contracting services to Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Palo Alto, CA.
Ed previously served as the Agile Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Director from 2010
through 2016. As residency coordinator and clinical faculty, Ed has taught and mentored
residents, and led faculty and education curriculum development. Ed has been on faculty of the
Kaiser Permanente Northern California Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship since
2011. As part of the fellowship faculty he teaches and mentors Fellows-in-training on various
topics including: clinical reasoning, test clusters, principles of classification and differentiation,
thrust and non-thrust techniques, and exercise progression. He also teaches continuing education
classes on the topic of thrust techniques for the spine and extremities to physical therapists of all
skill levels. In 2016, Ed co-founded PhysioTree LLC, a healthcare information technology
start-up specializing in clinical applications.

Education and Certifications

  • PT – Physical Therapist
  • COMT – Clinical Certification In Orthopedic Manual Therapy
  • OCS – Orthopedic Certified Specialist
  • FAAOMPT – Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
  • Clinic Director: Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Palo Alto, CA.
  • Agile Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship, Palo Alto, CA
  • Kaiser Permanente Northern California Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship,
  • Union City, CA. PhysioTree, Redwood City, CA.