Forward PT Education was founded by Ted German, DPT to share his knowledge and experience in an accessible format. His passion for teaching drives our mission to provide extraordinary continuing education courses.
Ted German, PT, AAS, BA, DPT, CIMT, FDN, CPRS has over 20 years of experience in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy and has taught dozens of manual therapy courses all over the country. He currently works at Group Health Cooperative in Madison, WI as a spine specialist. He also works in the Urgent Care Physical Therapy department at GHC and is currently developing an Acute Low Back Pain program. Dr. German’s education includes a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from St. Catherine University, Minneapolis, MN; a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology from Concordia University, St. Paul, MN; and an Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapy from Lourdes College, Sylvania, OH. He is a Certified Integrated Manual Therapist, certified Functional Dry Needling practitioner, Certified Pilates Rehabilitation Specialist, and a member of the APTA's orthopedic section. He is also a member of the academic staff at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in the College of Health Sciences. In addition to teaching "Manual Therapy for Low Back Pain" and "Manual Therapy for the Thoracic Spine and Ribs," Dr. German has also taught "Pilates for Rehabilitation" for St. Catherine University's Orthopedics Department.
"By far the best manual therapy course. Ted was clear, concise, and entertaining. So many take-aways and the day flew by." Kelly A. - Cherry Hill, NJ “Ted is very a very talented and knowledgeable instructor. Excellent teacher, very organized. Enjoyed the pace, no wasted time. Many very practical, effective treatment techniques immediately applicable to clinical practice. Thank you!” Monte W. - Madison, WI
“Absolutely great course. Awesome information with great explanations. Highly recommended if you work with clients with back issues. Thank you very much.” Tammy T. - Omaha, NE
“Ted did an excellent job describing and demonstrating manual techniques. Very relaxed atmosphere. I would attend more seminars by him.” Connie G. - Portland, ME
“Fantastic teaching and presentation abilities demonstrated by Ted. He’s very approachable and knowledgeable.” Emily K. - Milwaukee, WI
"I feel so much more confident treating the low back. I can't wait to use these techniques on Monday." Sarah Z. - Dallas, TX
“Thank you for keeping things entertaining. It was easy to pay attention. This was the best way anyone has ever explained sacral torsion!” Brittany V. - Tampa, FL