Dr. Werner completed a BS in Physical Therapy and a BS in Psychology, School of Arts, Letters, and Science at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse. He earned an MA and PhD in Human and Organizational Systems, School of Human and Organization Development, at Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA. After earning his PhD, Dr. Werner embarked on a 3-year Fellow position, as a theoretician, with the Institute of Social Innovation, in Santa Barbara, CA. In addition, he completed a yearlong evidence-based, accredited executive coach-training program, by the International Coach Federation. Dr. Werner’s areas of clinical specialization are in the field of orthopedic & sports injury care, the management of chronic postural dysfunction, and the use of Pilates and Gyrotonics for sport specific training.
Dr. Werner’s scholar, research interests, and service vary considerably. His doctoral research stemmed from a longtime need to understand the emotional component of injury and illness and how those components influence healing and recovery. Current research interests seek to understand the associations between epistemologies, methods of inquiry, and research question-type. Dr. Werner has a keen interest to unearth sound physical therapy case study methodologies that integrate quantitative-based outcome measures and qualitatively-defined quality of life indicators common in social science. Dr. Werner has served on the Board of Directors for the Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, as both a Director and as a Vice-President & Strategic Plan Monitor.
Dr. Werner is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Texas Chapter of the APTA. In addition, he is a member of the Section of Education and the Section of Private Practice. In his free time, he enjoys exploring national parks, competing in triathlons, and playing the violin.