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Neil Chasan

Neil ChasanNeil Chasan, PT, MMT is a clinical physical therapist who has worked with active people since 1982 when he graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Neil has been in private practice since then, and has worked with literally thousands of patients suffering lower back pain. In addition to his clinical work, Neil earned his clinical Masters Degree in Orthopedic Manual Therapy through Utah State and the Ola Grimsby Institute, a credential he earned in 1993.

Neil is a member of the Clinical Faculty and is a frequent guest lecturer at the University of Washington, where he teaches the graduating physical therapy Doctoral Candidates about the assessment and restoration of function, the physical and mechanical properties of dense connective tissue and wound healing and objective testing for clinical physical therapists. Neil is also a contributing author to the third and fourth editions of Common Musculoskeletal Disorders (Hurtling and Kessler), and a contributor to the prestigious journal "Orthopedic Physical Therapy Clinics of North America", where he contributed an article on the functional approach to the treatment of lower back pain.

Neil is a co-founder of Smart Metabolism, and as the clinician behind the company designed the scientific weight loss program which is now standard treatment at the Siteman Cancer Treatment Center in St. Charles, Kansas. Neil is also the author of the best seller, Total Conditioning for Golfers, the second edition now in circulation since 2000. Neil has been a featured speaker at many education forums for the WSPTA, IDEA and ACE as well as at other national and international venues, inclduing in Canada, Australia and England. Neil has been answering questions from runners in the medical forum at the popular blog www.ontherunevents.com. In addition Neil blogs regularly at www.srcpt.com/blog about a variety of injuries and issues of concern to active people. Neil served as a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the Washington State Physical Therapy Association for several years, and as the Chairman of the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Special Interest Group in Western Washington. Neil and his family are resident in the Seattle area.