Clinical Fellowship Instructors - Overview
PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
Liberty Lake Physical Therapy
23327 E. Appleway Ave., Suite 106
Liberty Lake, WA
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.
PT, DScPT, FAAOMPT, COMT, ATC, CSCS
Marathon Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine
99 Vanderbilt Avenue
Norwood, MA 02062
Robert (Bob), received his Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy in 1993 from Northeastern University. He went on to receive his Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from California University in Pennsylvania in 2006 and most recently, in 2016, his Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy from Andrews University. In 2018, he completed the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship program and will be awarded Fellowship from the AAOMT.
Currently, Bob is the Director of Sports Medicine for Marathon Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine in Norwood, Massachusetts. In addition to clinical practice, Bob has also been a visiting lecturer at Northeastern University, Lasell College and Bridgewater State College. Working within the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy system, he has been a lab assistant for both their core courses and advanced clinical and specialty courses.
DScPT, COMT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Amber graduated from Andrews University with an MSPT degree in 2002 and with a DScPT degree in 2006. She became a Certified Manual Therapist (CMPT) in 2005 and a Certified Orthopedic Manipulative Therapist (COMT) in 2007. Amber received her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) certification through the APTA in 2008 and finished an orthopedic fellowship with NAIOMT in 2008. She became a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy in 2009. Amber has lab assisted at all levels of the NAIOMT core curriculum with Valerie Coolman, Terry Pratt, and Erl Pettman. She has worked in sports medicine, manual outpatient, and home-health care settings. She currently does limited part-time private evaluations/treatments, and participates in CMPT and COMT NAIOMT online study groups at the request of students.
Amber loves to teach in several areas including horseback riding lessons, fitness classes, coordinating Financial Peace University classes, and lab assisting for NAIOMT. Amber enjoyed playing sports and intramurals from elementary school up through college, and loves working with athletes as well as other manual therapy clients. She enjoys sharing health with her community and owned and instructed a year round outdoor beach boot camp for 5 years. Along with exercise instruction, she also taught health principles and gave menu/meal plans. Amber also participated in local community employee health fairs.
Amber currently lives in Maine with her husband and two children. They enjoy lots of outdoor activities including horse-backing riding, boating/kayaking, and skiing, as well as time with extended family, friends, and church groups. She especially enjoyed homeschooling her children.
DPT, OCS, COMT, CSCS, FAAOMPT
ATI Physical Therapy
7650 SE 27 Street, Ste 112
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Mark Bouma graduated from the University of Washington physical therapy program in 2006 earning his DPT. He received his certification as an Orthopaedic Certified Specialist from the APTA in 2011. Mark graduated from the NAIOMT Fellowship Program in 2014 and was granted status as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. Mark has served as an APTA Orthopedic Residency Mentor and currently sits on the ATI Physical Therapy Residency Advisory Committee. Mark continues to be active in PTWA to advocate for our profession of physical therapy.
Mark is currently employed by ATI Physical Therapy in the Seattle region. He continues to practice at the Mercer Island clinic. His manual therapy training, orthopedic clinical reasoning, and sports medicine background facilitate the successful management of a diverse patient population.
PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
Therapeutic Associates - Hillsboro Physical Therapy
5880 NE Cornell Road, Suite C
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.
MSPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
Columbia Physical Therapy
1020 S Main Street
Milton Freewater, OR
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.
Amy Temes Clifton
PT, DPT, COMT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Therapeutic Associates Inc, @ Oregon Medical Group
1835 Pearl Street
Eugene, OR 97401
Amy is a native Eugenean (Eugene, OR). She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana in Missoula (2007) and completed her undergraduate degree in Biology and Spanish from the University of Puget Sound. She works as a physical therapist for Therapeutic Associates Inc. (TAI) @ Southtowne Oregon Medical Group clinic and with their Education department as a Key Mentor for the TAI Orthopedic Residency program.
Amy completed her orthopedic residency in 2009, and then received her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) certification in 2010. She further specialized as a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) in 2012 and completed her Fellowship through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy in 2018. She enjoys working in orthopedics, spine and sports rehab, as well as vestibular and balance rehab.
Amy has been an avid cyclist for the last 10 years. She has her advanced certification in BIKEFIT and enjoys working with cyclists of all levels to improve bike fit, posture/ergonomics, and efficiency. In addition to working as a physical therapist, she loves spending time with her husband and children most. Her favorite hobbies include running, swimming, cycling, downhill and XC skiing and reports she is most creative when baking.
PT, DScPT, OCS, WCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
Embody Physiotherapy & Wellness, LLC
400 Broad Street, Ste 1006
Sewickley, PA 15143
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.
PT, DPT, COMT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Baylor, Scott and While Institute for Rehabilitation
11617 N Central Expressway, Ste 140
Dallas, TX 75243
Patrick Cook graduated with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 2010. Upon Graduation, he was selected from a nationwide application pool to participate in an Orthopedic Residency program at his PT alma mater. During that time, he had the opportunity to work closely besides expert clinicians and faculty of the orthopedic program at UTSW. This program allowed for interaction with orthopedic surgeons and the ability to cycle to pain, ortho and sports clinic, thus providing a well-rounded experience.
Upon completion of the residency program, Patrick sat for, and successfully completed his specialization certification in Orthopedics in May of 2012. In 2014, Patrick began his journey towards obtaining his Fellowship with the North American Institute of Manual Therapy. In the fall of 2017 he successfully completed his Fellowship.
Currently, Patrick works as a full-time physical therapist at Baylor Scott and White Institute for Rehabilitation in Dallas, TX. He enjoys working with new graduates with the company to mentor and provide continuing education to his colleagues.
PT, DSc, COMT, OCS, FAAOMPT
NAIOMT Fellowship Director/Instructor
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.
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MSc PT, COMT, FAAOMPT
Therapeutics Associates at OMG Country Club Road
600 Country Club Road
Eugene, OR 97401
Samuel was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. He gained his interest in physical therapy after rehabilitating a shoulder injury he sustained playing rugby. After earning his Honours BA in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario, he went on to complete a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto in 2008. He has since gone on to graduate from the NAIOMT fellowship program in 2016.
Samuel enjoys treating all orthopaedic and sports injuries and has a special affinity for ankle, knee, and running-related injuries as well as concussion rehabilitation. In his spare time, he enjoys weightlifting, running, hiking, board games, playing soccer, and cheering on Toronto sports teams.
PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT
Therapeutic Associates, Inc.
11481 SW Hall Blvd., Suite 201
(800) 219-8835 - ext. 1160
Dr. David Deppeler is the founder of Breathe Your Truth. He received his Physical Therapy degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and his Doctor of Science from Andrews University. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, completing his manual therapy fellowship through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. He has completed instructor certifications through Better Physiology, The Graduate School of Behavioral Health Sciences, The Oxygen Advantage, Holden Qi Gong, and Les Mills (RPM/cycle). Past lives: Executive Partner and Director of Clinical Education at Therapeutic Associates, TAI BreathWorks designer.
PT, MHS, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
Andrews University Physical Therapy Department
8515 Campus Circle Drive
Berrien Springs, MI 49104
Gail received her Bachelors in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in 1980. Her Masters in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from University of Indianapolis in 1993. She Received her FAAOMPT in 2016 and is nearing completion of her DSc from Andrews University.
She is an Associate Professor at Andrews teaching in the DPT program. She has been an auditor for NAIOMT courses. She is the Director of the Andrews University DSc and t-DPT programs.
Relaxation time is spent reading, boating, camping, and traveling with family.
PT, DSc, FCAMPT, FAAOMPT
Fabian Physical Therapy
95 Lono Avenue, Suite 202
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.
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
2925 River Road S, Suite #200
Salem, OR 97301
Josiah hails from Keizer, Oregon, where he spent the first 18 years of his life involved in sports, Young Life, and outdoor adventuring. He obtained a BS in Biology at Seattle Pacific University and then went on to earn his DPT in 2009 from the University of Puget Sound. He has worked for Therapeutic Associates since graduation. He completed an Orthopedic Residency in 2011, received his OCS in 2012, became a CMPT in 2013, a COMT in 2014, and completed Fellowship through NAIOMT in 2017.
Josiah splits his time between patient care and the Therapeutic Associates Education Department, where he serves as Assistant Director of the Orthopedic Residency Program as well as a mentor for new staff, residents, and fellows-in-training. He has a special interest in manual therapy, spine care, and lower extremity biomechanics. While not at the clinic, he enjoys exercising, gardening, reading, and most of all, spending time with my wife and daughters.
PT, DSc. (C), MSc, OCS, COMT, MTC, FAAOMPT
Desert Palms PT
7400 N LaCholla
Tucson, AZ 85741
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.
PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
Seattle PT Solutions LLC
1820 12th Ave, Suite 101
Seattle WA 98122
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.
- 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).
- 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.
Angela T. Gordon
PT, DSc, MPT, FAAOMPT, COMT, ATC, OCS, FMS
Advanced Kinetics Physical Therapy
510 W Annandale Road, Suite 202
Falls Church, VA 22046
Angela has more than 15 years of clinical experience in orthopedic and sports physical therapy. She earned her Masters of Physical Therapy from Andrews University in Dayton, Ohio 2002, and her Doctorate of Science from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan 2012. Dr. Gordon earned her orthopedic manual therapist certification through NAIOMT in 2012 and is a certified athletic trainer. In 2012 Dr. Gordon received her dry needling specialist certification and in 2014 became Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist from the American Physical Therapy Association.
In April 2013 Dr. Gordon became a published author for an article in the IJSPT: Relationships between core strength, hip external rotator muscle strength, and star excursion balance test performance in female lacrosse players. Dr. Gordon’s published a book chapter “Physical Therapy considerations Following Regenerative Medicine Interventions” in September 2017 in the textbook Regenerative Treatments in Sports and Orthopedic Medicine. In February 2018, Dr. Gordon earned her fellowship from NAIOMT.
Dr. Gordon has served as the lead physical therapist for the Washington Nationals Baseball in 2005 and from 2010-2015. She works extensively with numerous professional and semi professional athletes from Major League Baseball, PGA, Canadian Football League, and European basketball players. She also works closely with many high school and collegiate overhead throwers and female athletes.
Dr. Gordon is guest faculty with NAIOMT, teaching a specialty course for rehabilitation of overhead athletes and she has been invited to speak at several annual sports medicine conferences across the country.
Dr. Gordon is the owner and creator of F.A.S.T.™ (Female Athlete Sports Training program) and is the director and coordinator for Bishop Ireton high school injury prevention programs.
In 2016 Dr. Gordon co-founded a physical therapy private practice geared towards orthopedics, sports medicine and injury prevention. Advanced Kinetics Physical Therapy and Sports Performance is a highly specialized physical therapy practice dedicated helping athletes and patients restore optimal function.
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Bart R. Hawkinson
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
Therapeutic Associates – North Lake Physical Therapy
2611 NE 125th St
Seattle, WA 98125
Bart graduated from the University of Puget Sound, earning his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2005. He became OCS certified in 2009 and completed the fellowship program through the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) in 2015. Bart serves as clinical director of Therapeutic Associates North Lake clinic location. He has served as a volunteer for our professional organizations at the State level as a member of the Board of Directors of the Physical Therapy Association of Washington, and nationally as a Delegate to the American Physical Therapy Association House of Delegates.
When not in the clinic, Bart is outdoors as much as possible, hiking, skiing or cycling.
PT, DSc, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT, CCTT
LifeForce Physical Therapy and Wellness
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).
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PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
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.
PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT
Back to Motion
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.
Laura Iverson-von Wullerstorff
PT, MS, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
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.
PT, COMT, FAAOMPT
Baylor Institute for Rehabilitaion Outpatience Services - Dallas Central
11617 N Ctr Expressway #140
Dallas, TX 75243
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.
MS, PT, OCS, COMT, ATC, FFCFMT, FAAOMPT, CKTP
436 Charnelton Street
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.
PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
Khemraj Physical Therapy
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!
PT, DSc, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT, CHT
Olympic Sports & Spine Rehabilitation
8011 112th Street Court E
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.
PT, COMT, FAAOMPT
Kramer Physical Therapy
8663 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37923
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.
PT, DSc, COMT
Chelsea Community Hospital
14800 Old US 12
Chelsea, MI 48118
Ph: (734) 593-6370
Fax: (734) 593-6375
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.
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
Dr. 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 transitional doctorate in physical therapy from A.T. Still’s University in Mesa, AZ in 2011. Michael has over 35 years of orthopedic/musculoskeletal physical therapy experience with clinical interest and specialization in spinal/quadrant dysfunction. His early instructors in manual therapy were Robin McKenzie, Freddie Kaltenborn, Erl Pettman, Cliff Fowler and Jim Meadows.
Michael has has a passion for teaching and has instructed over 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 manual/manipulative physical therapy thru the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). He is a member of the North American Spine Society. He is a guest lecturer at Texas Woman’s University and is and instructor and examiner for NAIOMT. Michael is presently employed as senior physical therapist and education coordinator with by Baylor Scott & White Outpatient Services. He is married and has three children and lives in Dallas, TX.
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
Henry Ford Rehab Lowell Park
44800 Delco Blvd.
Sterling Heights, MI
Brian Macks received his physical therapy degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan in 1985. He became OCS certified in 1993 and recertified 2003 & 2013. COMT with a pass 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 2012. Brian received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Wayne State University in 2018. Brian is a graduate of the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) Fellowship Program.
Brian holds membership in the AAOMPT and Orthopedic Section, APTA. His 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; Legislative Key Contact, APTA, 1986-present; and Warren, Michigan site coordinator for NAIOMT 1994 to 2003. 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 varieties of orthopedic/sports medicine patients. Other training includes Osteopathic Muscle Energy and Mariano Rocobado class-work.
Family is at the center of Brian’s life with diverse interests including triathlon, camping, fishing, reading, and game nights.
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
Olympic Sports and Spine Rehabilitation
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.
PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
Rebound Physical Therapy
315 NW 4th Street, Suite B
Redmond, OR 97756
Dustin Moon received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Belmont University in Nashville, TN in 2008. He became a certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) in 2010. Then he completed his North American Institute of Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) fellowship in 2014. He has been lab assistant for numerous NAIOMT courses since 2012.
Dustin is currently a staff physical therapist for Rebound Physical Therapy in Redmond, Oregon treating a diverse patient population. Dustin has special interests in treating complicated orthopedic conditions including spine and shoulder disorders. Outside of the clinic, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, weightlifting, woodworking, and reading.
Dr. Jason P. Moses
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
Jason Moses was born and raised in the great state of Texas. He went on to graduate from Union College in Lincoln, NE, with degrees in Psychology and Chemistry in 2003. He obtained his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree with honors from Loma Linda University in 2006. Jason earned his certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) in 2015 from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Seeking to improve his clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills, he enrolled with the prestigious North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT), and became a Certified Orthopedic Manipulative Therapist (COMT) in 2016. He completed his Fellowship with NAIOMT in 2017 under the tutelage of Drs. Michael Lucido, Jason Winburne, and Ann-Porter Hoke. Jason was accepted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists in 2017.
Jason owns and practices at Summit Peak Physical Therapy in Arlington, TX. He is active in clinical research with NAIOMT and his primary interest is cervical spine dysfunction following motor vehicle crashes. His primary area of clinical mentoring is within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
He is happily married and his wife is a practicing Physician Assistant. They have a daughter who is greatly loved and makes their life most interesting. Jason is an avid cyclist, excellent racquetball player, and accomplished musician. In keeping with Texan tradition, he can make a delicious mesquite smoked brisket.
DPT, DScPT, COMT, CMTPT, CEAS I, FAAOMPT
25 E Washington Street # 1310
Chicago, IL 60602
Jennifer graduated the Mayo School of Health Sciences graduate in 2008 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Andrews University with a Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy in 2016. She pursued her fellowship training through NAIOMPT that she finished in 2016. She has also obtained several other certifications including Certified Manual Trigger Point Therapist/Dry needling through Myopain Seminars in 2015, Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist I in 2015 with the Back School and Certified Advanced APTA Clinical Instructor through the APTA in 2014.
Dr. Nelson is currently working at a private outpatient practice in downtown Chicago. Her major interests are in chronic pain with a combination of exercise, manual and pain science education, hypermobility syndromes, Craniomandibular/Craniofacial pain and other symptoms, and pelvic pain in both women and men. She has published several book chapters on trigger points and enjoys looking for new techniques and theories for treating patients. When not working she enjoys running, camping or anything out doors, going to concerts and plays and spending time with her family and 2 cats.
DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
Innova Physical Therapy
8630 164th Avenue NE, Suite 203
Redmond, WA 98052
Desirée graduated from the University of Washington (UW) in 2004 with a B.A. in Business Administration and then went on to graduate from the DPT program at UW in 2007. Since then, she has gone on to receive her Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) certification through the American Physical Therapist Association Specialists in 2011. She later finished her NAIOMT Certified Manual Physical Therapist (CMPT) and Certified Orthopedic Manipulative Therapist (COMT) in 2013. She graduated from the NAIOMT fellowship program in 2014 and was granted fellowship status by the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists in 2015.
Desirée just graduated from the Linda Joy Lee Connect Therapy Series in 2017 and is finishing Part 4 in April 2018. She specializes in the treatment of all conditions but is especially interested in hypermobility and working as a consultant with the International Ballet Academy.
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT, ATC
Laurelhurst Physical Therapy
9828 E Burnside Street, #250
Portland, OR 97216
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.
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.
PT, MTC, COMT, FAAOMPT
1604 E. Pikes Peak Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO
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
PT, DPT, OCS, FCAMPT, FAAOMPT
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.
MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT
Greater Brunswick Physical Therapy
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.
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PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
131 NW Hawthorne Ave. Ste. 103
Bend, OR 97703
Jessica received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Puget Sound in 2007. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 2003 with a BA in Psychology, where she also competed in Nordic skiing. She received her OCS in 2009, became a COMT in 2012, and graduated from NAIOMT’s Fellowship program in 2015 to earn her FAAOMPT. She has been a CFI since 2015, and a Faculty Instructor since 2019.
Jessica owns a private practice in Bend, Oregon. Previously, she worked with Therapeutic Associates at various locations in Idaho and Oregon, where she was also a member of the Education department, serving as the Regional Director of the Supervised Clinical Mentorship Program in the greater Portland metro area for 3 years, as well as providing clinical mentorship to residency and fellowship students. She has particular interest in treating patients with complex spine issues, as well as endurance athletes and the aging athlete.
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.
PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT
Twitter: @ManipGirl or through @NAIOMT
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.
PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT
Select Physical Therapy-Aurora
3131 S. Vaughn Way, Suite 125
Aurora, CO 80015
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.
MPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT, c.MDT
Innova Physical Therapy
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.
More about Bret Swigard here:
PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
Mallers & Swoverland Ortho PT
7617 W. Jefferson Blvd. Suite D
Fort Wayne, IN
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.
PT, MS, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
OMG TAI Physical Therapy
920 Country Club Road, Suite 210
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.
PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, COMT, CMTPT, FAAOMPT
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.
PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT, CEAS
Olympic Sports & Spine Rehab-Puyallup
8011 112th St. Court E
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.
PT, BSc, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
Rebound Rehab. Fisher
16821 SE McGillivray, Suite 104
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.
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
Adventist Health- Tillamook Regional Medical Center
980 Third St, Ste. 200
Tillamook, OR 97141
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.
PT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Toen East Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Institute of Dallas
1900 Oates Drive, Ste 119
Mesquite, TX 75150
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.
PT, PhDc, MPA, OCS, FAAOMPT
Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy
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 at 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.
PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
Bellewood Office Center
4601 Whitesburg Drive, Suite 102
Huntsville, AL 35802
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.