Z Altug, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, CSCS is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist, licensed physical therapist, and an author with 30 years of experience in his field. He currently provides private physical therapy services in Los Angeles and teaches part-time at a university.
Z Altug graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy and obtained his Master of Science degree in sport and exercise studies, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from West Virginia University. He also completed a transitional doctorate degree in physical therapy (DPT) from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota, and is a long-standing member of the American Physical Therapy Association, California Physical Therapy Association, and National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is also a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and the International Association for the Study of Pain.