Physical Therapy Student
Eric Goldsmith is completing his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at University of the Pacific in Stockton California. After a successful career in forest and fisheries restoration, Eric was inspired by his own rehabilitation experience to shift his focus from healing the planet to healing people.
The process of restoring ecosystems bears many similarities to restoring movement in people. Through careful observation and inquiry, limiting factors are identified, and if addressed with insight, humility and persistence, creates the correct conditions to foster innate powers of healing and resilience.
This approach to physical therapy is captured by the biopsychosocial model of health, which focuses on understanding the interplay of physiology, behavior and personal circumstances to our well-being. Eric is committed to treating the whole person and supporting each patient on their individual path to healing.
Outside the clinic Eric enjoys paddling, peddling and hugging trees.