Clinical Fellowship Instructors

CFIs

David Aiken
  • David Aiken
  • PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
  • Carolinas Rehabilitation
  • 1106 Reynolds St. Ste 200
  • Monroe, NC 28112
  • Ph: (704) 291-7755
  • Fax: (704) 291-7757

David Aiken graduated with an MPT degree from Emory University in 1985 and soon after began his coursework with NAIOMT. He was recognized as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association in 1993. In 2011 he completed the NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship program, received his Doctor of Science degree from Andrews University, and was accepted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.

David is currently a Center Manager for Carolinas HealthCare System and is also Director of the Carolinas Rehabilitation Orthopaedic Residency program which received APTA credentialing in 2011. During this same year, David was also recognized by the NCPTA with the “Outstanding Physical Therapist” award. In 2013, David was the primary author of a case report published in the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy titled “The use of functional and traditional mobilization interventions in a patient with chronic thoracic pain.”

Steve Allen
  • Steve Allen
  • PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
  • Liberty Lake Physical Therapy
  • 23327 E. Appleway Ave., Suite 106
  • Liberty Lake, WA
  • (509) 891-2258
  • allen@naiomt.com

Steve Allen is a graduate of the University of Southern California 1977 with a MS in Physical Therapy. Internships included attending the Kaiser Vallejo Rehab Program with Margaret Knott and Greg Johnson for intense instruction in Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation. Steve is the founder of Evergreen Physical Therapy in Spokane and currently serves as Clinic Director at Therapeutic Associates, Inc. in Liberty Lake, Washington. Steve received his Board Certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy in 1986 and is a 1996 graduate of the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (NAIOMT) and currently serves on the board of directors for NAIOMT. Steve received his Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy in 1998.

Steve is available for part –time supervised clinical residency and mentorship and also serves as a clinical instructor and adjunct faculty for Eastern Washington University Physical Therapy Program. Special interests include his role as team physical therapist and trainer for a local girls high school basketball program, delegate in the House of Delegates, American Physical Therapy Association, and co-chair of the Manipulation Task Force, Physical Therapy Association of Washington State.

Jeff Askins
  • Jeff Askins
  • PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
  • Olympic Physical Therapy
  • 17800 Talbot Rd. South, Ste.D
  • Renton, WA 98055-5740
  • (425) 277-9096
  • askins@naiomt.com

Jeff received his Masters of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Puget Sound in 2001. He then completed the transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Puget Sound in 2007. He is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist, Certified Orthopedic Manipulative Therapist (NAIOMT) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy. Jeff is the clinical supervisor of Olympic Physical Therapy in Renton where he specializes in manual physical therapy.

Jeff serves as a CI to physical therapy students. Since 2009, he also serves as an instructor in the Family Medicine Residency Program at Valley Medical Center in Renton, WA. Jeff resides in Auburn WA. His interests include patient education, management of complex conditions and management of injuries associated with motor vehicle collisions.

Timonthy Brinker
  • Timothy Brinker
  • PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
  • Therapeutic Associates - Hillsboro Physical Therapy
  • 5880 NE Cornell Road, Suite C
  • Hillsboro, OR
  • (503) 844-9242
  • brinker@naiomt.com

Timothy Brinker, PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT received his Master of Physical Therapy degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, IL in1992. In 2002 Tim became a Certified Manual Physical Therapist (COMT) with the North American Institute of Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) and in 2005 he completed his Fellowship with the NAIOMT. Tim received his Fellow status with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists in 2006.

Tim is currently a Clinical Fellowship Instructor with the NAIOMT. Tim is a full time clinician and the director of Therapeutic Associates--Hillsboro Physical Therapy. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Therapeutic Associates, Inc. Tim has a special interest in treating complicated orthopaedic conditions including spinal and shoulder disorders.

Kathy Berglund
  • Kathy Berglund
  • PT, DSc, ATC, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
  • Andrews University
  • Director of Postprofessional Degree Program
  • Berrien Springs, MI
  • (800) 827-2878
  • berglund@naiomt.com

Kathy graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1978 with a BS in physical therapy and in 1980 with a MA in athletic training and sports medicine and certification as an athletic trainer. She is currently completing her DSc in orthopedic manual physical therapy. Kathy began studying manual therapy at Michigan State University in 1981 and became involved with the founders of NAIOMT in 1989. She became an orthopedic clinical specialist in 2000 and a fellow of the American Academy in 2002. She served as the director of physical therapy at Southwest Michigan Sports Medicine Clinic from 1980-1994.

She has taught at Andrews University since 1989 and became the orthopedic coordinator in 1994. In 2003 she became the director of the postprofessional degree program at Andrews University and in 2004 she received the Daniel A. Augsburger Excellence in Teaching Award. She has served NAIOMT as a lab assistant with Erl Pettman from 1991-2007 and as a faculty in training since 2007. She became a NAIOMT faculty member in 2009. Kathy has had multiple presentations at professional meetings and currently sees patients at a chronic pain clinic.

Russ Case
  • Russ Case
  • PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
  • VA Salt Lake City Health Care System - Physical Therapy
  • 500 Foothill Drive
  • Salt Lake City, UT 84148
  • (405) 757-5381
  • russcase7@yahoo.com

Russ is the Assistant Director for NAIOMT Fellowship program and is a Clinical Specialist in orthopedics for the Salt Lake City Veterans Hospital. He serves as a Clinical Instructor for the  University of Utah/VA’s joint residency program. He became board certified as an orthopedic clinical specialist (OCS) in 2009, completed the NAIOMT Manual Therapy Clinical Fellowship in 2011, and became a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (FAAOMPT) in 2011. He specializes in outpatient orthopedics and sports. Russ has been practicing physical therapy for 17 years. He graduated as a physiotherapist from The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1998.

Following graduation, he worked as a physical therapist in outpatient sports and orthopedics while adventuring in Texas, California, Montana, Oklahoma, and Oregon with his wife. Russ is a Marine Corps Veteran who enjoys the challenges of the outdoors and staying fit. He competes locally in sprint triathlons and is continuously challenged by the game of golf. Russ and his wife Kate reside in the Salt Lake City valley and love the outdoors and raising their 3 children.

Randy Castleman
  • Randy Castleman
  • MSPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
  • Columbia Physical Therapy
  • 1020 S Main Street
  • Milton Freewater, OR
  • (541) 928-2028
  • castleman@naiomt.com

Randy graduated from Andrews University in 1999, earned his OCS in 2005 his COMT through NAIOMT in 2011 and his FAAOMPT in 2012. He is currently Vice-President of Columbia Physical Therapy and is managing the physical therapists of the Milton-Freewater, Oregon office. He has lab assisted on many NAIOMT courses and taught A&P at local universities. He enjoys snowboarding, sly fishing, cycling and spending time with his wife and three children in his free time.

Susan Clinton
  • Susan Clinton
  • PT, DScPT, OCS, WCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
  • Embody Physiotherapy & Wellness, LLC
  • 400 Broad Street, Ste 1006
  • Sewickley, PA 15143
  • (412) 259-5342
  • clinton@naiomt.com

Susan received her Physical Therapy degree from Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, Masters of Health Sciences at LSU Health Science Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. She completed her Doctor of Science degree at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan and graduated with her NAIOMT fellowship in orthopedic manual therapy in 2013. As a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Manual Therapy, Orthopedics and Women’s Health, she has been actively treating patients with pelvic floor, urinary, bowel, reproductive, oncology, persistent pain, sports injuries and post-surgical diagnoses.

Susan currently practices in Sewickley, Pennsylvania and is the co-owner and founder of Embody Physiotherapy and Wellness, LLC. Susan is active in teaching and research as an adjunct instructor for the University of Pittsburgh and Chatham University. Additionally, she is an international instructor and presenter of post-professional education in women’s health and orthopedic manual therapy. Her research activities include publications on chronic pelvic pain and clinical practice guidelines for the APTA Section on Women's Health and Orthopedic Section.

Susan is active with the American Physical Therapy Association, serving in governance as a local delegate, and as the Chair of the Clinical Practice Guidelines steering committee for the Section on Women’s Health. She is the past secretary on the Section on Women’s Health Board of Directors and the former President of the Performing Arts Special Interest Group of the Orthopedic Section of the APTA. She has served as an item writer for the board certification examination and is a member of the credentialing committee with ABPTRFE.

Ken Cole
  • Ken Cole
  • PT, COMT, FAAOMPT
  • Olympic Physical Therapy
  • 17800 Talbot Road South, Suite D
  • Renton, WA
  • (425) 277-9096
  • cole@naiomt.com

Kenneth A. Cole received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1996 from Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. He became an adjunct associate professor for Elon University Doctoral Physical Therapy Program in 1998-2000 and guest lectured at Winston-Salem State University. In May of 2000, Ken began studying manual therapy via the North American Institute of Manual Therapy, NAIOMT at Andrews University in Michigan.

He completed his certification in Manual and Manipulative Therapy through the North American Institute in June of 2004 and became a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy in 2007. During that time, Ken lab assisted for NAIOMT and McConnell Institute and has served as associate professor for the University of Washington’s Doctoral Program teaching gross anatomy from 2003-2005. Ken is the managing partner of Olympic Physical Therapy of Renton and Mercer Island and serves as medical staff for the US Ski and Snowboard Association.

Tamra Coleman

Tamra Coleman received her BSPT from University of Puget Sound in 1981 and is currently finishing her tDPT at Pacific University. She has spent the past thirty years in private practice orthopedic clinical settings. She began the NAIOMT program in 1993 with completion of the program in 2000. She also received her Orthopedic Specialist Certification from the APTA in 2000 and Fellowship in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy in 2001. She has assisted with numerous NAIOMT classes throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Currently Tami is working as a staff therapist in Irvine, CA. She is available for clinical fellowship training in Oregon, Washington and California.

Valerie Coolman
  • Valerie Coolman
  • PT, DSc, COMT, OCS, FAAOMPT
  • Director - Post-Professional
    Program/Assistant Professor
  • Andrews University
  • Berrien Springs, MI
  • coolman@andrews.edu

Valerie completed her Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy from Andrews University in 2006. She passed the Certified Manual Therapist (CMPT) exam awarded from the North American Institute of Manual Physical Therapy in 2005 with distinction and Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (OCS) exam awarded by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in 2008. Valerie also passed the Certified Manual Manipulative Therapist (COMT) exam awarded from the North American Institute of Manual Physical Therapy in 2008, with distinction. Valerie became a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapist (FAAOMPT) in 2010.

Valerie resides in Valparaiso, Indiana with her husband of 18 years who is employed as the Dean of Student's in Attendance and Head Varsity Boy's Basketball Coach.  Valerie became the Director of the Post-Professional Program at Andrews University, as well as an Assistant Professor.  She is a NAIOMT core faculty member, examiner and clinical fellowship instructor.

Valerie enjoys spending time at sporting events, outdoor activities and church activities, with her husband, son and daughter.

David Deppeler
  • David Deppeler
  • PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT
  • Therapeutic Associates, Inc.
  • 11481 SW Hall Blvd., Suite 201
  • Portland, OR
  • (800) 219-8835 - ext. 1160
  • deppeler@naiomt.com

David received his PT degree from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) in 1989 and his Clinical Science Doctorate from Andrews University in 2009. He began his manual therapy training in the Netherlands and received his manual therapy certification from the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). David is the director of Clinical Education for Therapeutic Associates in Portland, OR. He serves as a clinical instructor, faculty and examiner for NAIOMT.

Erika Fabian
  • Erika Fabian
  • PT, DSc, FCAMPT, FAAOMPT
  • Fabian Physical Therapy
  • 95 Lono Avenue, Suite 202
  • Kahului, Maui
  • HI 96732
  • erika@fabianpt.com

Erika Fabian graduated in 1993 at Semmelweis Medical University in Budapest Hungary. She immigrated to Canada and earned a BScPT from the University of British Columbia 1996. She also became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2005. Erika moved to Hawaii in 2006 and earned a Doctor of Science degree at Andrews University in 2015. She was also accepted as a Fellow with the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. Her experience includes both in hospital and private practice settings. She is currently working at her own practice and provides clinical mentoring and clinical instructing for students. Erika loves the ocean and when she is not working she is surfing and enjoying life on the beautiful island of Maui.

Bruce Franke
  • Bruce Franke
  • PT, DSc. (C), MSc, OCS, COMT, MTC, FAAOMPT
  • Desert Palms PT
  • 7400 N LaCholla
  • Tucson, AZ 85741
  • (520) 531-0305
  • desertpalms@att.net

Bruce Allen Franke Jr., received his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the College of St. Scholastica, in Duluth MN in 1987 and his Master of Sciences in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy through the University of St. Augustine, in 2001. Mr. Franke is in the final stages of his doctoral work in the DSc program at Andrews University with his current research on inter-rater reliability for pelvic kinetic testing and the association to lower quarter movement impairments. Mr. Franke is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS) with the American Physical Therapy Association and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT), both attained in 2002. Mr. Franke received The 2003 The Therex Award for Excellence in a Published Case Study for his article “Formative Dynamics: The Pelvic Girdle”, published in the JMMT. In November 2007, Bruce Franke presented his research in Barcelona Spain at the World Congress for Low Back Pain, and again at several NAIOMT national conferences in the US in 2010, and recently at the World Congress of Orthopaedics (WCOR – 2015) in China in 2015.

Bruce has been instructing courses in manual therapy and therapeutic exercise for the spine, rib cage and pelvis for more than 25 years. Mr. Franke currently mentors and conducts research in his partnered outpatient private practices, Desert Palms Physical Therapy, Movement and Yoga Studio, in Tucson and Oro Valley, AZ. These clinics specialize in orthopedic manual therapy, integrative medicine and movement restoration. His clinical and research interests include management of chronic or recurrent pain and patterns of impairment related to spinal and pelvic instability, and scoliosis.

Karen Greeley
  • Karen Greeley
  • PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
  • Seattle PT Solutions LLC
  • 1820 12th Ave, Suite 101
  • Seattle WA 98122
  • (206) 860-3746
  • greeley@naiomt.com

Karen trained at St Mary’s Hospital School of Physiotherapy in London (U.K.) from 1981-1984. After graduating she worked at Northwick Park hospital in North London for two years before travelling and working in Australia. Since 1989, when she arrived in Seattle, she has been practicing in out patient orthopedics for, initially, Olympic Physical Therapy and later for Cascade Rehabilitation. In 2011 she started her own business.: Seattle PT Solutions LLC.

Certifications include:

  • OCS: Orthopedic Speciality Certification (American Physical Therapy Association or APTA).
  • COMT: Certified Orthopedic Manipulative Therapist (North American Institute of Manual Therapy or NAIOMT).
  • FAAOMPT: Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (American Academy of Manual Physical Therapists or AAOMPT).

Teaching appointments: Teaching Associate on the clinical faculty of the University of Washington Physical Therapy Doctorate Program for the last 5 years, assisting with the fall quarter 2nd year students of their spinal musculo-skeletal program and in the summer quarter the teaching of the spinal mobilizations and manipulations. Additionally Karen set up and continues to run the weekly mentorship group at Cascade Rehabilitation in Everett Washington.

Selected Presentations:

  • Co-presentation with Jim Shepherd DPT, OCS, CMPT. Trigeminal Symptoms of Cervical Origin (an adaptation of the lecture given by Erl Pettman PT, MCSP, MCPA, FCAMT.) Seattle Spine and Sports Medicine March 2010
  • The History of Manipulations and the Principals of Manipulations. University of Washington. November 2010.
Liz Henry
  • Liz Henry
  • PT, DSc, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT, CCTT
  • Owner/President
  • LifeForce Physical Therapy and Wellness
  • Wilmington, NC
  • henry@naiomt.com

Liz is the president of LifeForce Physical Therapy in Wilmington, NC where she specializes in temporomandibular and craniofacial dysfunction, golf injury rehabilitation and golf performance, and dance injury/rehabilitation. She is senior consulting therapist at the Carolina Ballet. In addition to being a member of the APTA, AAOMPT, she is also a member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain.

Liz’s entry-level training in physical therapy was from the University of Vermont in 1981. She attended New York University for graduate studies in biomechanics and completed the Doctor of Science (DSc) in Physical Therapy at Andrews University in 2014. Liz underwent fellowship training with NAIOMT in 2011 and was accepted as a Fellow by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT). Liz has maintained Board Certification awarded by the American Physical therapy Association (APTA) in Orthopaedics since 1991. In 2016 she credentialed as Certified Cervical & Temporomandibular Therapist (CCTT) by the Physical Therapy Board of Craniofacial & Cervical Therapeutics (PTBCCT).

Chris Hoekstra
  • Chris Hoekstra
  • PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
  • Therapeutic Associates
  • Sherwood, OR
  • hoekstra@naiomt.com

After earning his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Pacific University in Forest Grove in 2001, Chris completed a full-time mentorship/residency in Advanced Manual Physical Therapy through Kaiser Permanente in Hayward, CA in 2002. Chris starting his studies through NAIOMT in 2002 completing his COMT in 2006.

Chris became a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2005 and completed his Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy in 2006. His Fellowship research revolved around studying the effect of clinical mentorship on the clinical outcomes in novice physical therapists. He is currently a faculty member with NAIOMT and heads the Research Committee along with providing technical advice for project design and editing of fellowship research projects.

In addition to his clinical duties he provides guest lectures on clinical reasoning, business and neurodynamics to Pacific University. He also co-developed courses through Therapeutic Associates, Inc (TAI) on pain neurophysiology, clinical reasoning, clinical research and treatment-based classification and treatment of acute low back pain.

Chris’s clinical emphasis is treating patients with a variety of complex musculoskeletal injuries, including the spine, extremities and TMJ/TMD. Chris is Director of Physical Therapy with Therapeutic Associates in Sherwood, OR, is the Assistant Director of the TAI Orthopaedic Clinical Residency Program and Director of the Research Division of the TAI Education Department.

Michael E. House

Michael E. House, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT graduated from Ithaca College in 1997 with his Master's degree. He completed his Doctor of Science of Physical Therapy in 2010 from Andrews University and in the process also passed his OCS in 2008. In 2014, Dr. House completed his fellowship with NAIOMT under the guidance and mentorship of Ann Porter Hoke and Phil Plante.

Michael works at Back To Motion in Denver, CO. He has a special interest cervicogenic symptoms and the sequelae of symptoms to the head, spine, and upper extremities. He incorporates trigger point dry needling into his manual therapy techniques.

Of note, prior to advancing his OMPT skills, back in 2001, Michael served for a year as a volunteer physical therapist in Costa Rica at a public school for children with cerebral palsy.

Michael also runs NAIOMT’s Denver Area Study Group. Learn more here.

Laura Iverson-von Wullerstorff

Laura earned her Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Washington Seattle in 1998. She then earned her Masters of Physical Therapy in 2000 from Eastern Washington University.  She is currently completing her DSc from Andrews University.  She was recognized as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2005 and certified as a Certified Orthopaedic Manual Therapist (COMT) by NAIOMT in December 2005.  She was accepted as CFI for NAIOMT in 2006 and received her FAAOMPT in December of 2007.  She served as Adjunct Faculty for the University of Washington Seattle DPT department from 2007-2009.  She was also Adjunct Faculty for St. Francis University as a co-instructor in Italy in 2008.

Laura moved to Brussels, Belgium in 2007 where she established her own clinic in 2009.  She currently is full time director and physical therapist at LVW Physiotherapy. She continues to be active and teaching with NAIOMT both in the USA and Europe.  She encourages therapists to seek certifications within any of their current manual therapy programs as well as offering guidance to therapists outside of her clinic and organization.  She specializes in manual therapy for pediatric and adult sport and spine injuries. 

Gary Kearns
  • Gary Kearns
  • PT, COMT, FAAOMPT
  • Baylor Institute for Rehabilitaion Outpatience Services - Dallas Central
  • 11617 N Ctr Expressway #140
  • Dallas, TX 75243
  • (214) 369-4123
  • garykearnspt@gmail.com

Gary is a 2002 graduate from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center where he earned his Masters in Physical Therapy. He began his manual therapy training with NAIOMT in 2005, obtaining his COMT in 2010. Graduating from the NAIOMT Fellowship Program, he was recognized as a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists in 2010. His fellowship project entitled Medical Diagnosis of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Ameliorated with Thrust Manipulation of the Elbow and Carpals was published in the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2012. He is currently pursuing his Doctor of Science (ScD) through Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, following the teaching tract.

Gary currently works for Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation Outpatient Services in Dallas, TX and serves as the Education Coordinator for Outpatient Therapy where he is responsible for teaching a new graduate mentorship program, curriculum development and course coordination. Gary routinely assists as a lab instructor and an orthopedic practical examiner at Texas Women’s University Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program and has been a guest lecturer at the UT Southwestern Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. Gary lives in the suburbs of Dallas with his wife and two children.

Kent Keyser
  • Kent Keyser
  • MS, PT, OCS, COMT, ATC, FFCFMT, FAAOMPT, CKTP
  • 436 Charnelton Street
  • Eugene, OR
  • (541) 344-6446
  • keyser@naiomt.com

Kent Keyser received his BS in Physical Therapy from Cal State Northridge/UCLA in 1978, certification in Athletic Training in 1983, and a Masters Degree in Human Anatomy from the University of Oregon in 1987. He became OCS certified in 1995 and received his COMT in 1996. He is a graduate of the NAIOMT Residency Program, receiving his Fellow with the American Academy of Manual Physical Therapy in 1998.

Kent is also on faculty and has taught extensively with the Institute of Physical Art and is a Founding Fellow of CFMT. He is an instructor in the Department of Exercise Movement Science at the University of Oregon and adjunct professor of Physical Therapy at Touro College in Long Island, NY. He has taken numerous orthopaedic and sports medicine courses. He is a member of the Board of Directors of NAIOMT. Presently, Kent is providing outpatient care at his private practice in Eugene, OR.

Rajesh Khemraj
  • Rajesh Khemraj
  • PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
  • Khemraj Physical Therapy
  • Portland, OR
  • (503) 620-0781
  • khemraj@naiomt.com

Rajesh Khemraj is a Physical Therapist that has enjoyed his journey in the world of healing.  He has continued to learn from the best mentors he can find to be the best therapist and instructor he can be.  Rajesh has trained with the greats of NAIOMT but has also traveled to learn other techniques and teachings.  He shows a great appreciation for the pioneers of the field, understanding there is a wealth of knowledge that is ready to be shared.  His instructors in NAIOMT have done just that.  They have given for no other reason than the love of the profession. 

Rajesh is ready to also give of his knowledge and passion.  As a Fellowship Instructor, Rajesh focuses on the importance of being independent in thought, pulling information from all resources to help your abilities to grow as a therapist.  If you choose to work with Rajesh, he will do everything in his abilities to help you grow!

Pam Kikillus
  • Pam Kikillus
  • PT, DSc, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT, CHT
  • Olympic Sports & Spine Rehabilitation
  • 8011 112th Street Court E
  • Puyallup, WA

Pam received her MS and DHSc in physical therapy from the University of Indianapolis. She currently practiced in a private practice in the Seattle-Tacoma area. Pam is board certified as an orthopedic specialist from the American Board of PT specialties. She is a certified hand therapist. She completed her manual therapy training through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy is as recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists.

Pam enjoys teaching and is a faculty member at Green River Community College and at the University of Puget Sound. She is credentialed as a clinical instructor and is recognized as a fellowship instructor. She has taught continuing education courses related to orthopedic therapy and had presented at national conferences. She has several articles published in peer-reviewed journals and has written a chapter on low back pain in a textbook. Her doctoral training focused on medical screening and low back pain. Her clinical expertise lies in the fields of lumbar spine, foot and ankle, and upper extremity/hand. She is one of 15 physical therapists in the state of Washington who are also certified hand therapists. Her hobbies include traveling, running, hiking and mountain climbing.

Dina Kramer

Dina Kramer graduated from the University of Michigan in 1985 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Physical Therapy. She is certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation, Trigger Point Dry Needling, LSVT BIG therapy, and a Credentialed Clinical Instructor with the APTA. Dina completed her manual therapy certification with NAIOMT achieving CMPT in 2010, COMT in 2014 and NAIOMT Fellowship in 2015. Her fellowship project, Influence of NAIOMT Certification on Patient Clinical Outcomes, was chosen for poster presentation at the 2015 AAOMPT meetings. She is the owner of Kramer Physical Therapy, an outpatient private practice, in Knoxville, Tennessee. When she's not at work you will find her on the tennis court or digging in her groovy garden.

Joe Krugh
  • Joe Krugh
  • PT, DSc, COMT
  • Chelsea Community Hospital
  • 14800 Old US 12
  • Chelsea, MI 48118
  • Ph: (734) 593-6370
  • Fax: (734) 593-6375
  • krugh@naiomt.com

Joe Krugh received his BS in Physical Therapy from Bowling Green State University in consortium with the Medical College of Ohio in 1998. He became a Certified Orthopaedic Manual/Manipulative Therapist (COMT) through the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) in 2005. He graduated from NAIOMT’s Clinical Fellowship Program in 2006. Joe completed his Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy from Andrews University in 2009.

Joe is currently on faculty as a Clinical Fellowship Instructor for NAIOMT. He presented his research in 2010 at the AAOMPT Annual Conference on cervicogenic headaches and has been a lab assistant on many NAIOMT courses and manipulation courses for 3rd year PT students. He is a full time clinician at Chelsea Community Hospital in Chelsea, MI.

Mark Looper
  • Mark Looper
  • PT, MS, COMT, FAAOMPT
  • Olympic Physical Therapy
  • 11800 NE 128th St., Suite 400
  • Kirkland, WA
  • (425) 820-0869
  • looper@naiomt.com

Mark Looper received his M.S. in physical therapy from the University of Southern California in 1982. He is the managing partner of Olympic Physical Therapy of Kirkland, and is one of the principle partners in Olympic Physical Therapy (nine locations in the Puget Sound region). Mark is a consulting physical therapist for the Seattle Seahawks Professional Football Team, and he is on the medical team for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, traveling each year with the team. He has lectured on various topics both nationally and internationally.

Mark and his wife, Denise, coordinate the McConnell Institute for the US and Canada, and Olympic Seminars, offering post graduate courses for Physical Therapists. Mark has developed a unique spinal stabilization program serving the sporting and non-athletic community, now teaching nationally. He has been published in the book 'Conditioning for the Outdoor Fitness.' He is a fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT), and was accepted as a CFI for NAIOMT in 2007.

Michael Lucido
  • Michael Lucido
  • PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
  • Baylor Institute for Rehabiliation- Outpatient
  • 11617 N. Central Expressway, #140
  • Dallas, Texas 75234
  • (p) (214) 369-4123 (fx) (214) 369-2791
  • lucido@naiomt.com

Mr. Lucido is a 1985 graduate from of University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas with a bachelor’s of science degree in physical therapy and received his doctorate in physical therapy from A.T. Still’s University in Mesa, AZ in 2011. Michael has over 27 years of orthopedic physical therapy experience with clinical interest and specialization in spinal dysfunction. His early instructors in manual therapy were Robin McKenzie, Freddie Kaltenborn, Erl Pettman, Cliff Fowler and Jim Meadows.

Michael has taught post-professionally throughout the United States to physical therapist, occupational therapist and primary care physicians. Michael is board certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and has completed a fellowship in orthopedic manipulative physical therapy thru the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). He is a member of the North American Spine Society and the National Association of Spine Specialist. His present teaching responsibilities are to the graduate school at Texas Woman’s University and NAIOMT. Michael is married and has three children and lives in Dallas, TX.

Brian Macks
  • Brian Macks
  • PT, MS, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
  • Henry Ford Rehab Lowell Park
  • 44800 Delco Blvd.
  • Sterling Heights, MI
  • (586) 726-6400
  • macks@naiomt.com

Brian Macks received his physical therapy degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan in 1985. He became OCS certified in 1993 and recertified in 2003 and 2013. He earned his NAIOMT COMT with distinction in 2001 and was accepted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT) in 2002 with fellowship renewal in 2012. Brian is currently pursuing his DPT at Wayne State University. He is a graduate of the NAIOMT Fellowship Program. Brian holds membership in AAOMPT and the Orthopedic Section of the APTA.

Brian's professional activities include Treasurer, Eastern District, Michigan Physical Therapy Association (MPTA) 1992 to 2000; manual therapy content expert, MPTA Direct Access Task Force, 1998-2003; Warren, Michigan site coordinator for NAIOMT 1994-2003 and current Sterling Heights, Michigan fellowship and exam coordinator for NAIOMT. Brian is an Examiner and Faculty-Clinical Fellowship Instructor with NAIOMT. Brian is the supervisor of Henry Ford Rehabilitation Lowell Park in Sterling Heights, Michigan where he sees all types of orthopedic/sports medicine patients. Other training includes Osteopathic Muscle Energy and Mariano Rocobado class work.

Tyrees Marcy
  • Tyrees Marcy
  • PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
  • Olympic Sports and Spine Rehabilitation
  • Lakewood, WA
  • marcy@naiomt.com

Tyrees Marcy graduated a BSPT from Sacramento State University, Sacramento in 1998 and went on to complete a post-graduate certificate in manual therapy from Curtin University, Perth Australia in 2004 and a transitional doctorate degree from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ in 2010. She received her certification as an Orthopaedic Certified Specialist in 2010. She completed her training with NAIOMT, graduating from the Fellowship program in 2012 and was granted status as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists in 2013. Tyrees holds certification as both an APTA CI and Advanced CI and has been mentoring physical therapy students formally since 2009.

Tyrees is currently employed by Olympic Sports and Spine Rehabilitation in Lakewood, Washington in a private practice outpatient orthopaedic setting and enjoys treating the spine and orthopaedic upper extremity injuries. She became a Clinical Fellowship Instructor in 2013. When not in the clinic, she enjoys playing softball and spending time with her husband and three boys as well as their black lab named Crankshaft.

Jim Moore
  • Jim Moore
  • PT, OCS, ATC, COMT, FAAOMPT
  • Therapeutic Assoc. Wandermere PT
  • 12420 N Ruby, Suite A
  • Spokane, WA
  • (509) 466-4379
  • moore@naiomt.com

Jim is a 1988 graduate of the University of Washington Physical Therapy Program. He earned his certification in manual therapy (COMT) from the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy in 1997 and was accepted as a Fellow by the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT) in 2000. He is also board certified in orthopedics (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association. He is a certified athletic trainer (ATC) through the National Athletic Trainers Association.

Jim currently works with his local high school providing athletic training and physical therapy. He also works with Eastern Washington University providing physical therapy for the football program. He has 25 years of experience treating all types of musculoskeletal injuries including acute orthopedic injuries, chronic overuse injuries, neck and back pain, post-operative injuries, and athletic injuries with areas of special interest including treatment of the spine, treatment of injured athletes and biomechanical analysis of the lower extremity.

Lynne Pedersen
  • Lynne Pedersen
  • PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT, ATC
  • Laurelhurst Physical Therapy
  • 9828 E Burnside Street, #250
  • Portland, OR 97216
  • (541) 254-3424
  • pedersen@naiomt.com

Lynne Pedersen received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Creighton University in 1996. She has prior Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and worked as an electrical engineer, changing careers in 1992. She has been practicing in outpatient orthopaedic and sports medicine setting since 1996. She became Board Certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2002 and became a Certified Orthopaedic Manual/Manipulative Therapist (COMT) through NAIOMT in 2005. Lynne completed the NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Program in orthopaedic manual therapy in 2008 and became a Fellow of AAOMPT in 2008. She became a NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor in 2009. She has been a lab assistant for many NAIOMT courses.

She currently works for Laurelhurst Physical Therapy in Portland, OR. She worked with the Olympic Club Rugby Team in San Francisco for several years as a physical therapist and volunteers with the sports medicine program at a local high school. Her passion is using her skills in manual therapy to work on athletes of all ages.

Bambi Penney
  • Bambi Penney
  • PT, DScPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
  • West Physical Therapy
  • 2700 Keslinger Road, Suite C
  • Geneva, IL 60134

Bambi graduated from the physical therapy program at Columbia University, NYC in 1979 and received a Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy degree from Andrews University in 2012. She was recognized as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) by the American Board of Physical Specialists in 2008. Bambi continued her education through NAIOMT, graduating from the Clinical Fellowship Program in 2013 and was accepted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists in the same year.

Bambi is Clinical Manager at West Physical Therapy, Geneva, IL, an outpatient clinic caring for a variety of orthopedic cases and ages. She developed and enjoys instructing through a mentorship program primarily geared for new employees and plans to expand activities with resident and fellowship students. Bambi is certified in ASTYM through Performance Dynamics and Functional Dry Needling through Kinetacore. She utilizes a variety of treatment interventions including functional manual therapy to complement her NAIOMT training and enjoys lifelong learning, welcoming fresh ideas and interactive exchanges. She continues to be actively involved with the Illinois Physical Therapy Association. Bambi enthusiastically supports Chicago sports teams, enjoying outdoor activities, jogging, hiking and softball. She has previous experience with hockey, water skiing, skydiving and soccer. Her precious family provides vitality, centering and great enjoyment.

Philip Plante
  • Philip Plante
  • PT, MTC, COMT, FAAOMPT
  • Action Potential
  • 1604 E. Pikes Peak Avenue
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • (719) 630-3193
  • plante@naiomt.com

Phil is the owner of Action Potential, an outpatient orthopedic clinics in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Phil earned his physical therapy degree from Rockhurst College in 1991. He also has a Masters in Sports Science from the University of Denver. Phil has earned certificates in manual therapy from both North American Institute (1996 and 1999) and Institute of Physical Therapy (1995). Phil passed his Orthopaedic Clinical Specialists exam in 1997 and was accepted as a Fellow with the AAOMPT in 2009.

Ann Porter Hoke
  • Ann Porter Hoke
  • PT, DPT, OCS, FCAMPT, FAAOMPT
  • Portland, OR
  • hoke@naiomt.com

Ann Porter Hoke received her Diploma in Physiotherapy from St. Thomas’ Hospital, London in 1971, her BScPT from the University of British Columbia in 1982 and a post professional doctorate from Pacific University, Oregon in 2008. She is a Fellow of both the Canadian and American Manual and Manipulation Academies and is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist.

She trained and then worked with James Cyriax, MD in London, England from 1967-72, with manual therapists in Vancouver, BC from 1972-82 and is in clinical practice in SE Portland, OR at New Heights Physical Therapy Plus.

She has served on numerous national and international OMPT committees and has been involved in the development of the Description of Advanced Specialist Practice in OMPT and Educational Standards. Her awards include: Mercedes Weiss, from the Oregon PT Association (1996) and the John McM. Mennell Service Award from AAOMPT in 2006.

She is a distinguished faculty member, senior examiner, clinical fellowship director and clinical instructor with NAIOMT and has 37 years of teaching and 42 years of clinical experience. She teaches all levels of NAIOMT core and specialty classes in mobilization and manipulation and provides clinical mentoring primarily in Oregon and Washington.

Terry Pratt
  • Terry Pratt
  • MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT
  • Greater Brunswick Physical Therapy
  • Topsham, ME
  • pratt@naiomt.com

Terry received his MSPT from Andrews University in 1997 and his FAAOMPT in 2013 through the NAIOMT Fellowship Program. He is a Faculty, Clinical Fellowship Instructor and Examiner for NAIOMT. He teaches core NAIOMT courses primarily in the Northeast, and has presented specialty course for the Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire APTA sections and SIGs.

Terry has been adjunct faculty for The University of Maine System, Southern New Hampshire University and Medbridge Education. He has taught courses in Clinically Applied Anatomy and Kinesiology, Anatomy and Physiology and Bridging the Gap: Between Evidence Based Research and the Reality of the Clinic and most recently “A Collaborative Approach to Evaluation and Treatment of the Lumbar Spine. He developed teaching manuals for the McConnell Institute faculty, produced technique videos for NAIOMT, formatted and reviewed the textbook ‘Manipulative Thrust Techniques of the Spine’ by Erl Pettman, and the manual for distance mentoring for NAIOMT clinical fellowship instructors and fellows in training. Terry has written a section for a home study course for the Orthopedic Section of the APTA addressing treatment of the injured lumbar spine published in 2015.

Terry currently is the clinical director of Greater Brunswick Physical Therapy in Topsham, Maine. He has a keen interest in biomechanics, functional application of manual therapy, and prolotherapy. He regularly posts a blog entitled MSKMonday, emphasizing his current thoughts on application of research to clinical practice. Terry resides in Brunswick, Maine, where he enjoys spending time with his family and all outdoor activities that Maine offers.

 
  • William J. Rein
  • PT, MS, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
  • Advanced Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine
  • 2015 E Enterprise Ave, Suite 113
  • Appleton, WI 54913
  • (920) 991-2561
  • wjrein@gmail.com

Bill received his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005 and earned his Board Certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy in 2009. Bill has also attained his Manual Therapy Certification through the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy and earned the title of Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT). He is currently a certified ASTYM (Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization provider and is also certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist. His professional interests involve seeing patients who have shoulder, knee and spinal issues. Bill is an active member of the APTA, WPTA and has recently become a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists (AAOMPT).

Austin Sheldon
  • Austin Sheldon
  • PT, DPT, DScPT(c), OCS, Cert. DN, COMT, FAAOMPT

Austin Sheldon earned his doctorate in physical therapy from Regis University in 2008. He is a 2013 graduate of the Andrews University/NAIOMT orthopedic physical therapy residency, having studied under Brett Windsor. Dr. Sheldon obtained board specialty certification in orthopedics (OCS) in 2014, while also beginning the NAIOMT fellowship program. During the course of the fellowship, he earned the “Certified Manual Physical Therapist “(CMPT) credential in 2015 and the “Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist” (COMT) credential in 2016. Austin completed NAIOMT’s fellowship program in 2017, earning the FAAOMPT distinction, after having studied under Terry Pratt.

Austin is an active member in both the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy. He works in Lexington, Kentucky with three other FAAOMPT-credentialed physical therapists. Clinically, Austin enjoys treating a variety of patients with neuro-musculoskeletal conditions, with an affinity for the peripheral joints. Academically, Austin enjoys exploring how experts practice versus what experts teach, as well as adverse events associated with orthopedic manual physical therapy.

Austin lives in northern Kentucky with his wife, three children, two dogs, and a Beta fish. Outside of the clinic, Austin can be found doing something with the family, and on the rare occasion, in the turkey woods or enjoying a craft beer somewhere trendy in Cincinnati.

Brad Simpson
  • Brad Simpson
  • PT, DPT, CSCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
  • Education Director, Physical Therapist
  • The KOR Physical Therapy, an ATI Company
  • 735 SW 158th Avenue, Suite 220
  • Beaverton, OR 97006
  • (503) 597-0035
  • bradsimpsonpt@gmail.com

Brad Simpson graduated from Pacific University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. In 2012, he completed the NAIOMT Fellowship Program and was accepted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT). He worked as an adjunct professor in spinal and peripheral orthopaedics through Pacific University from 2008-2012. Brad also recently became a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Brad is currently the Education Director for The KOR Physical Therapy, an ATI Company, in Beaverton, OR and is a full time orthopaedic clinician. He has contributed a case study on manual therapy on the ankle and knee in patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) to the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy (JMMT), and an article on chronic pain in Practical Pain Management journal. Brad has taught courses to the physical therapy community on treatment strategies for managing common knee conditions. He has extensive experience in the evaluation and treatment of patients with chronic pain disorders, helping these patients return to function and manage their condition better. Brad enjoys spending his time with his wife and daughter, and recreating with friends and family outdoors while golfing, hiking and relaxing.

Jessica Smith-Blockley
  • Jessica Smith-Blockley
  • PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
  • 131 NW Hawthorne Ave. Ste. 103
  • Bend, OR 97703
  • Phone: 458-206-0862
  • Fax:541-241-7576
  • jessica@ascendbend.com

Jessica graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Puget Sound in 2007. She received her OCS in 2009 and her COMT through NAIOMT in 2012. She graduated from NAIOMT’s Fellowship program in 2015 to earn her FAAOMPT. She currently leads monthly study groups for NAIOMT in Portland, OR.

Jessica works for Therapeutic Associates; she sees patients 4 days a week in the Downtown Portland Clinic, and also serves as the Regional Director of the Supervised Clinical Mentorship Program for Therapeutic Associates in the greater Portland metro area. She completed her undergraduate studies at Dartmouth College where she competed in Nordic skiing. She has continued her involvement in the sport through coaching at various levels, and is currently the head coach of the St. Mary’s High School Nordic Team in Portland.

 
  • Nicholas D. Smith
  • PT, DSc, COMT, FAAOMPT

Nick obtained his Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the Grand Valley State University in 2002 and a Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy from Andrews University in 2014. He completed his CMPT and COMT (with distinction) certifications through the North American Institute of Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). He completed a Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy through NAIOMT and Vestibular Competency through Emory University in 2014.

Nicholas practices physical therapy in Kalamazoo, MI. His practice includes both acute and chronic spine care, TMD, secondary otalgia, headaches, sports rehabilitation, general orthopedics, industrial rehabilitation and dizzy and balance disorders. He has lab assisted several manual therapy courses including several NAIOMT levels and is currently teaching Functional Capacity Evaluations, Work Hardening/Conditioning, Ergonomics and On-Site Assessments.

Stacy Soappman
  • Stacy Soappman
  • PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT
  • Marino Therapy Center
  • 8904 Cross Park Drive
  • Knoxville, TN 37923
  • (865) 690-2671
  • stacysoappman@gmail.com

Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT received her physical therapy degree from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI in 2001 and went on to receive her DScPT degree from Andrews University in 2011. Stacy completed her fellowship training through The North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) in 2011.

Stacy currently works in outpatient orthopedics in Denver, CO. She is faculty for NAIOMT and is also an adjunct professor at Andrews University in the Physical Therapy Department.

Stacy has had the opportunity to present locally as well as nationally on various OMT topics. One of her passions is to help restore the art to physical therapy. Physical Therapy is more than a series of treatment steps to follow. It is a beautifully choreographed dance that looks different with every person you encounter.

When she is not working you can find her doing yoga on a mountain somewhere or road biking. She also enjoys hiking with her 2 kids, husband, and 2 standard poodles.

Kathy Stupansky
  • Kathy Stupansky
  • PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT
  • Select Physical Therapy-Aurora
  • 3131 S. Vaughn Way, Suite 125
  • Aurora, CO 80015
  • stupansky@naiomt.com

Kathy Stupansky graduated from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) in 1981. She has been certified in advanced manual therapy techniques since 1993 and an instructor with North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) since 1992. She is currently a Market Manager with Select Physical Therapy. She has lectured and taught several courses for NAIOMT and to various clinics and study groups.

Kathy participates on the NAIOMT Board of Directors and holds the position of Treasurer. She was accepted as a Fellow with the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists in 2001. Kathy received her Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy through Andrews University in December of 2007. She subsequently was asked to join Andrews University Associate Faculty, instructing through the online post-professional learning program.

She is extremely dedicated to Faith, Family and Friends. Leisure time is filled with walking, skiing, relaxing on a beach or at the pool, and watching a good movie every now and then.

Bret Swigard

Bret graduated from Eastern Washington University (EWU) in 1997 with his Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology. Upon graduation, he not only received high honors, but was also awarded the Mary Shield Wilson Award for Academic Excellence as well as being named Most Outstanding Student in his program. Two years later he graduated Cum Laude with his Master’s of Physical Therapy degree from EWU (1999). Since then, Bret has become certified through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as a Clinical Instructor (2001) and in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine by the International McKenzie Institute (2002). He is a certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (2004). Later in 2006 he became a Certified Manual Physical Therapist (CMPT) with distinction by the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT).

Bret went on to become a NAIOMT Certified Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapist (2010) as well as completed the APTA Advanced Clinical Instructor Program (2011). He then graduated from the NAIOMT Fellowship Program (2011) and was granted Fellowship status (2012) by the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.

In 2013, Bret was awarded the EWU Clinical Instructor Award of Appreciation and became a Fellowship Instructor and Examiner in Training (NAIOMT). In 2014 he progressed to full NAIOMT Faculty and aims to complete his training as an Examiner.

Bret is a Teaching Assistant for LJ Lee who internationally teaches the Integrated Systems Model (Diane Lee/ LJ Lee) and the Thoracic Ring Approach (LJ Lee). He also continues to do consulting for the International Ballet Academy.

In 2014 Bret decided to buy out of PhysioCare and launched Innova Physical Therapy in Redmond WA.

Trenton Swoverland
  • Trenton Swoverland
  • PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
  • Mallers & Swoverland Ortho PT
  • 7617 W. Jefferson Blvd. Suite D
  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • (260) 436-8454
  • swoverland@naiomt.com

Trent Swoverland, PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT graduated from Indiana University in 1992 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Physical Therapy. He was recognized as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists in 1999. He completed his manual therapy certification(COMT) with NAIOMT in 2002. He graduated from NAIOMT’s clinical fellowship program in 2005 and was accepted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists in the same year.

Trent is currently a Clinical Fellowship Instructor through NAIOMT. Trent is a partner in two out-patient orthopaedic clinics in Fort Wayne, IN. His partner is also a Fellow of the American Academy.

William Temes
  • William Temes
  • PT, MS, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
  • OMG TAI Physical Therapy
  • 920 Country Club Road, Suite 210
  • Eugene, OR
  • (541) 242-4172
  • temes@naiomt.com

Bill Temes received a Certificate in Physical Therapy from New York University and began practicing in 1974. He earned his Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 1979. He became a certified specialist in orthopedic physical therapy (OCS) by the American Physical Therapy Association in 1996 and became a Certified Orthopaedic Manual/Manipulative Therapist (COMT) in 1994. He is a graduate of the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) Fellowship Program and received his Fellowship with the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual therapy in 1998. He has studied and worked extensively in acute and chronic spinal pain and orthopedics.

Bill currently works with patients 3 days per week and also serves as the Director of the Supervised Clinical Mentorship Program for Therapeutic Associates. Bill teaches for and serves on the Board of Directors for NAIOMT. Bill places a high value on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and enjoys bike riding, hiking and skiing. Ask Bill about his two daughters, Amy and Lindsay, of whom he is very proud. Amy is also a physical therapist while Lindsay is a Captain in the US Air Force. Bill is married to his favorite girl, Kathy an occupational therapist.

  • Paul Thomas
  • PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, COMT, CMTPT, FAAOMPT
  • Accelerated Rehabilitation
  • 1746 W. Addison Avenue
  • Chicago, IL 60613
  • Work: (773) 770-2000
  • Fax: (773) 770-2001

Graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy. He was recognized as and Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists and completed his first Manual therapy Certification (MTC) with S. Augustine’s in 2004. Paul continued on to complete his DPT with St. Augustine’s in 2008. He completed his manual therapy certificate with NAIOMT (COMT) in 2009.

He graduated from NAIOMT’s Clinical Fellowship Program in 2010 and was accepted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists in the same year. Paul has also receive certifications in trigger point dry needling from Myopain Seminars. He is currently practicing in Chicago, IL with Accelerated Rehabilitation.

Michael Tollan
  • Michael Tollan
  • PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT, CEAS
  • Olympic Sports & Spine Rehab-Puyallup
  • 8011 112th St. Court E
  • Puyallup, WA
  • (253) 848-0662
  • tollan@naiomt.com

Michael Tollan is a 1985 graduate of the University of Puget Sound. He has practiced in the area of orthopaedics since. Michael became Orthopaedic Board Certified in 1992 and was re-certified in 2002. He completed the residency program with the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy and was recognized as a Fellow with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists in 2O01.

Michael has been certified in ergonomic assessment and on-site industrial evaluation. Michael is a partner in a private orthopaedic practice specializing in manual and sports physical therapy and industrial rehabilitation, in Puyallup, Washington.

  • Karl Turner
  • PT, BSc, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
  • Rebound Rehab. Fisher
  • 16821 SE McGillivray, Suite 104
  • Vancouver, WA
  • (360) 514-6030
  • kturner@naiomt.com

Karl is a native of the state of Maine, and graduated from the University of Vermont with a BS in Physical Therapy in 1981. For most of his career, he has worked in the Northwest, and is currently working at Peacehealth Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver Washington and resides in Portland, Oregon. He completed his certification in Manual Therapy with NAIOMT in 1997 and gained his OCS in the same year. In 2000, he completed his Fellowship with the AAOMPT.

Karl met his wife, Judy Spaniol Turner PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT taking NAIOMT classes, and they have two children. Karl is a Clinical Fellowship Instructor, Examiner and an Instructor in Training with NAIOMT.

Karen Walz
  • Karen Walz
  • PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
  • Adventist Health- Tillamook Regional Medical Center
  • 980 Third St, Ste. 200
  • Tillamook, OR 97141
  • 503-842-4444
  • walz@naiomt.com

Karen has practiced for over 30 years in Central Oregon and now in Coastal Oregon.  She treates outpatient orthopedic manual therapy patients at Tillamook Regional Medical Center in Tillamook, OR. Karen completed her DPT from University of Montana with a subspecialty in orthopedic manual therapy education and teaching. She received her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Stanford University Medical School and BS in Kinesiology from UCLA. She is a fellow with the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists and has earned the esteemed designation of Orthopedic Certified Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She is a NAIOMT examiner, Faculty and Clinical Fellowship instructor. She also has experience as a neurodevelopmental treatment certified PT (NDT), having worked with outpatient stroke and patients with neurological disorders in the past.

Karen authored a home study course for APTA Ortho-section on Cervicothoracic MVA injuries and has presented on orthopedic manual therapy and occupational health and ergonomics conferences regionally. She also has a special interest in chronic pain management and spine integrative care She did a residency in Canada with Real Time Ultrasound assessment of core trunk and pelvic floor muscle function in elite athletes. She is active in professional associations including Past President of Oregon Physical Therapy Association, Secretary of APTA Orthopedic Section Occupational Health SIG and Secretary of Work Injury Management Association of Oregon. She was a competitive figure skater/instructor and enjoys hiking, fishing and tennis with her husband.

Jason Winburne
  • Jason Winburne
  • PT, OCS, FAAOMPT
  • Toen East Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Institute of Dallas
  • 1900 Oates Drive, Ste 119
  • Mesquite, TX 75150
  • (972) 270-2277
  • jwinburne@sbcglobal.net

Jason graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 2000. He was recognized as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2005. He completed his fellowship in manual therapy through North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) and was accepted as a Fellow by the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists in 2008.

Jason serves as a guest lecturer and on the advisory board for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He is also a guest lecturer and clinical instructor for the Texas Woman’s University. He became a clinical fellowship instructor with NAIOMT in 2010. He is a partner and practices at Town East Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in Mesquite, TX. Jason enjoys manual therapy and sport rehabilitation on a variety of orthopedic injuries.

Brett Windsor
  • Brett Windsor
  • PT, PhDc, MPA, OCS, FAAOMPT
  • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
  • Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy
  • windsor@naiomt.com

Brett Windsor graduated as a physiotherapist from Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia in 1994. He became APTA board certified as an orthopedic clinical specialist (OCS) in 2000 and completed the NAIOMT manual therapy clinical fellowship in 2003, graduating to fellowship in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (FAAOMPT) in 2004. Brett is the current CEO of NAIOMT and also holds the position of National Director of Clinical Excellence for ATI Physical Therapy based in Bolingbrook, IL.

Brett has presented at numerous local, state, national and international programs in the area of musculoskeletal physical therapy and regularly lectures at accredited schools in the US. Brett is a past member of the Washington State Physical Therapy Licensing Board and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Portland State University in Portland, OR. He is currently enrolled in the PhD program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professionals where he is about to enter the dissertation phase. Brett serves on the APTA Residency and Fellowship Credentialing Services Council. Brett resides in St. Charles, IL with his wife Susan.

Jonathan Zecher
  • Jonathan Zecher
  • PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
  • Results Physiotherapy
  • Bellewood Office Center
  • 4601 Whitesburg Drive, Suite 102
  • Huntsville, AL 35802
  • (256) 883-1734
  • zecher@naiomt.com

Jonathan Zecher graduated from UAB with an MS in Physical Therapy in 1999 and has practiced almost exclusively in outpatient, orthopedic private practices. He received his OCS in 2005 and his COMT through NAIOMT in 2006. He completed his fellowship through NAIOMT in 2009 and is currently working to complete his DSc with Andrews University. Currently he is also taking coursework in trigger point dry needling and practices in a private practice in the north Alabama region.

Shannon Zook

Shannon Zook received his Masters in Physical Therapy in 2002 from Azusa Pacific University. He became board certified in orthopaedics in 2006 and graduated from a fellowship in manual therapy with the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy in 2007. He serves on the Item Bank Review Committee for the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, assisting with the development of the National Physical Therapy Examination for state licensure.

Additional interests to orthopaedic manual therapy include vestibular and golf rehabilitation. He resides in Tacoma, WA with his wife Kim and their dog Tucker. When out of the clinic, he enjoys a round of golf and has taken up recent interests in wine-making and rugby.