Beth Collier PT, DPT, OCS
Beth graduated from the University of Georgia in 2006 with a B.S. in Biology and minor in music. In 2009, she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Georgia State University. Wishing to further her knowledge of orthopedic physical therapy, she then completed Mercer University’s Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program in 2010. Beth currently practices as an orthopedic physical therapist and is an adjunct clinical faculty member at Mercer University. Her clinical specialties include manual therapy, nerve rehabilitation, trigger point dry needling, and Redcord stability training. Beth’s clinical interests include chronic pain management and the treatment and prevention of repetitive strain injuries common to athletes, musicians, dancers and office professionals.
Beth is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)- Orthopedic and Performing Arts Section and the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia (PTAG). She is also a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). Beth has been published by the APTA in their independent study courses for healthcare providers wishing to learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of musician-specific injuries. She has also completed and presented research demonstrating the relationship of caffeine and energy drink to muscle strength and endurance. She plans to continue research projects to further understand the relationship between the pain sciences and myofascial trigger points and nerve mobility.