Adam Walsh, PT DPT
Adam Walsh was born and raised in Slatington, PA. He attended Parkland High school, where he was a 4-year member of the varsity swimming and diving team, specializing in the breaststroke and IM events. He served as a captain of the swim team for 2 years and was a PIAA State Champion in 2004.
Upon graduation from Parkland High School, Adam attended Saint Louis University on a dual academic and athletic scholarship. At SLU, he was a member of the swimming and diving team for 4 years, serving as captain his senior year. After Adam’s swimming career ended, he began to run and has recently qualified for the 2013 Boston Marathon.
Adam graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Theology in 2010 from Saint Louis University, and continued on with his education at SLU to graduate with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2012. Adam was awarded the Doisy College of Health Sciences Graduating Student of the Year award in 2012 for his academic success and dedication to community service.
While attending Saint Louis University, Adam was a volunteer for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in St. Louis, serving as a friend and mentor for an underprivileged youth. Adam was also an assistant swim coach for the Disabled Athletes Sports Association, a sports team for children with physical disabilities in Saint Louis County. Adam also provided physical therapy services to retired Jesuit priests in the community, and worked as a tutor and teaching assistant for several classes in the Program of Physical Therapy.
Upon graduation, Adam was offered the Sports Residency position at Elite Therapy. Adam believes that in order to provide excellent patient care, a therapist must continue to grow and evolve throughout his/her professional career. By accepting the position at Elite Therapy, Adam is taking his first step in the continued advancement of his knowledge and career.