Eric Folkins, PT, DPT

Eric Folkins PT, DPT

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy 


Doctor of Physical Therapy, Western University

Master of Physical Therapy, University of Southern California

Bachelor of Science Kinesiology, University of Minnesota


Dr. Folkins is a board certified Orthopedic Specialist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He earned his BS in Kinesiology from University of Minnesota, Masters in Physical Therapy from University of Southern California, Doctoral of Physical Therapy from Western University and currently pursuing a Doctoral of Health Science at Drexel University. He is a member of the orthopeaedic, education, neurology sections and vestibular special interest group of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). He is an active member of the APTA at the local, state and national levels. His interests are in the area of vestibular disorders and orthopaedic pathologies involving the cervical and lumbar spine, manipulation, pedagogy and regional interdependence.

Dr. Folkins’ research won awards at the local, state and national level.

Selected Scholarly Activity

Hoglund L, Folkins EJ, Knapp M, Pontiggia L. The validity, reliability, measurement error, and minimum detectable change of the 30-second fast-paced walk test in persons with knee osteoarthritis: A novel test of short distance walking ability. ACR Open Rheumatology. Accepted May 9, 2019. DOI:10.1002/acr2.1040.

Bast SC, Vangsness CT Jr, Takemura J, Folkins E, Landel R: The effects of concentric versus eccentric isokinetic strength training of the rotator cuff in the plane of the scapula at various speeds, Bull Hosp Jt Dis. 1998;57(3):139-44

Folkins E, Tomlin W, Sebastian J, Vourderis N, Shen D, Duong A, Mark A, Cavallaro M. Test-Retest Reliability of the Movement System Screening Tool: A Novel Musculoskeletal Screening Tool. APTA Combined Section Meeting, January 2019, Washington D.C

Hoglund L, Folkins E, Knapp M, Morgan M, Pontiggia L. The reliability and validity of the 30-second fast-paced walk test in persons: A novel test of short distance walking ability. Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference, October 2018, King of Prussia, PA. Platform Presentation (Awarded Best Research)

Folkins E, Freeman H, Kalra M, Pahwa R, George A. The effects of mindfulness training on depression, stress, and anxiety for doctorate of physical therapy students. Presented at the 16th Annual Faculty Conferenece on Teaching Excellence, Temple University January 10th, 2018. Philadelphia, PA. (Awarded Best Poster)

Folkins E, Rodgers J, Andronico J, DiLullo C, Krieger N, Petroski N. Comparing high velocity low amplitude distraction manipulation forces between physical therapy students and expert clinicians. APTA Combined Section Meeting, February 2018, New Orleans, LA. (Nominated best poster)

Folkins E, Buklarewicz, Hoglund L, Ryan F, Sokolovskyy Y, Theinert Z. Cervical Traction Training Program: Utilizing Biofeedback and Motor Learning Principles. Presented at the APTA Combined Section Meeting, February 2017, San Antonio, TX

Contact Information

Office location: Glasser Hall, Room 109
Mailing address: University of Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495
Office Phone: 215.596.7086
Office Fax: 215.895.3121

e [dot] folkins [at] usciences [dot] edu