Take Your Skills to the Next Level

NAIOMT's Clinical Fellowship Instructors are experienced, practicing clinicians who’ll guide you on your own unique journey toward clinical excellence, using a diversity of approaches — not just a single view or system.

NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor Steve Allen


Liberty Lake Physical Therapy
23327 E. Appleway Ave., Suite 106
Liberty Lake, WA
(509) 891-2258

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.

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NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor Ray Arreguin Jr.

Ray Arreguin Jr., PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Ray completed his undergraduate and doctoral training at Ohio University in the small town of Athens, Ohio. Following graduation in 2011, he moved to Oregon to pursue his interests in orthopedic manual therapy and sports medicine. He obtained his orthopedic specialist certification (OCS) in 2014, his certification in orthopedic manual therapy (COMT) in 2019 and became a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT) in 2019 after graduating from his NAIOMT Fellowship Program.

His treatment philosophy includes a combination of joint and soft - tissue mobilization in combination with functional movement training and exercise to restore the body’s full potential. He works for Therapeutic Associates, seeing patients in their Downtown Portland clinic but also serving as a faculty member for their Orthopedic Residency and a Regional Mentor. Outside of work Ray enjoys spending time outdoors during all seasons. His interests include cycling, running, hiking, skiing, and spending time with his wife and dog.

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NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor Robert Barksdale

Robert Barksdale, 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.


Sol PT
6264 E Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 884-0001

Amber Bartz was born and raised in Oregon and graduated from Northwest Christian University with a bachelor of science in exercise science in Eugene, OR in 2011. She then went on to obtain her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ in 2015. After graduation, Amber returned to Oregon to work as a physical therapist and to participate in an orthopedic residency program through Therapeutic Associates Inc. She graduated from the residency program in 2017 and returned to Arizona where she started the NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Program and continued to work in outpatient orthopedics. In 2018 Amber obtained her Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and started a Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy (DScPT) through Andrews University. In 2020 she obtained the Certified Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapist (COMT) from NAIOMT. In 2021 she graduated NAIOMT’s Clinical Fellowship Program and was accepted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT). She plans to graduate from Andrews University DScPT program in 2023 with the hopes of becoming a faculty member through a university. 

Amber continues to work in outpatient orthopedics in Tucson, AZ where she lives with her husband, son and 3 playful pups. She is currently taking courses to add pelvic health assessment and treatment to her orthopedic skills. She is also the orthopedic residency coordinator through her employer where she teaches and mentors all residents. 

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NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor Mark Bouma


Lake Washington Physical Therapy
1309 Harbor Ave SW
Ste A
Seattle, WA. 98116
(206) 906-9207

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 Instructor and has previously sat on his employer's Residency Advisory Committee.  Mark continues to be active in APTA Washington to advocate for our profession of physical therapy.

Mark is currently an owner of Lake Washington Physical Therapy in West Seattle.  Over the last few years, he enjoyed mentoring both PT students and numerous Fellows-In-Training.  His manual therapy training, orthopedic clinical reasoning and sports medicine background facilitate the successful management of a diverse patient population.

NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor Timothy Brinker

Timothy Brinker, PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Therapeutic Associates - Hillsboro Physical Therapy
5880 NE Cornell Road, Suite C
Hillsboro, OR
(503) 844-9242

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.

NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor Amy Temes Clifton

Amy Temes Clifton, PT, DPT, COMT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Therapeutic Associates Inc, @ Oregon Medical Group
1835 Pearl Street
Eugene, OR 97401
(541) 242-4470

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.

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NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor Patrick Cook


Baylor, Scott and While Institute for Rehabilitation
11617 N Central Expressway, Ste 140
Dallas, TX 75243
(214) 369-4123 

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.

NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor Samual Cornell

Samuel Cornell, MSc PT, COMT, FAAOMPT

Therapeutics Associates at OMG Country Club Road
600 Country Club Road
Eugene, OR 97401
(541) 242-4172 

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. 

NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor Josiah Faville

Josiah Faville, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Therapeutic Associates
2925 River Road S, Suite #200
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 685-4824 

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 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.

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NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor Angela Gordon

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
(703) 988-4664

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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NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor Bart R. Hawkinson

Bart R. Hawkinson, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Therapeutic Associates – North Lake Physical Therapy
2611 NE 125th St
Suite 140
Seattle, WA 98125
(206) 361-4745

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.

NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor Liz Henry


LifeForce Physical Therapy and Wellness
Wilmington, NC

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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Ann Porter Hoke PT, DPT

Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist(OCS)
Fellow of both the Canadian and American Manual and Manipulation Academies (FAAOMPT, FCAMPT)

Portland, OR

Ann Porter Hoke received her Diploma in Physiotherapy from St Thomas' Hospital, London in 1971, a BSc PT from the University of British Columbia, in 1982 and a post professional doctorate in physical therapy from Pacific University, OR in 2008.

She trained and then worked with James Cyriax MD in London, England London from 1967-72, with manual therapists in Vancouver, BC from 1972-82, and is in clinical practice in Portland, Oregon at New Heights Physical Therapy Plus from 1998-2020. She has experiences in multiple aspects of manual therapy to all parts of the body including mobilization/manipulation, muscle energy techniques, cranial and trigger point release.

She has served and is serving on numerous national and international OMPT committees (AAOMPT & IFOMPT) 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 Oregon PT Association (1996) and the John McM. Mennell Service Award from AAOMPT in 2006.

She is a distinguished faculty, senior examiner, clinical fellowship director and clinical instructor with NAIOMT, and has 44 years of teaching and 49 years of clinical experience. She teaches all levels of NAIOMT core classes in manual therapy. She is past director of the ABPTRFE accredited NAIOMT fellowship program in manual therapy and also provides clinical mentoring instruction.

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NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor Michael House

Michael House, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

Back to Motion
Denver, CO

Michael E. House, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT graduated from Ithaca College in 1997 with his Master'sdegree. 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 andPhil Plante.Michael is the owner of Back To Motion Physical Therapy 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 hismanual therapy techniques.

Dr. House is adjunct faculty at Regis University, he collaborates with the ranked faculty in Musculoskeletal Management, Management of Applied Physiology, Professional Issues, and peer-reviewed literature consumption.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.

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NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor 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

Gary is a 2002 graduate from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center  (TTUHSC) where he earned his Masters in Physical Therapy. He began his manual therapy training with the North American Institute for Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) in 2005, becoming a Certified Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapists (COMT) in 2010. Graduating from the NAIOMT Fellowship Program, he was recognized as a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT) 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.  Gary is a guest Faculty for NAIOMT, teaching Dry Needling.  Most recently he became a Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist (OCS) in 2016.   

He graduated with his Doctor of Science (ScD) in Physical Therapy through TTUHSC in 2015 and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at TTUHSC where he teaches Musculoskeletal PT Practice, History & Systems Screening and Differential Diagnosis.  Additionally he is the faculty liaison for the Student Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Association (SOMPTA), the AAOMPT Local sSIG.  His research interests revolve around accuracy and safety of dry needling, clinical reasoning and manual therapy mechanism. 

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NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor Kent Keyser


436 Charnelton Street
Eugene, OR
(541) 344-6446

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.

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
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.

NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor Tyrees Marcy


Olympic Sports and Spine Rehabilitation
Lakewood, WA
(586) 726-6400

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 in 2010 from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. She received her certification as an Orthopaedic Certified Specialist in 2010 and re-certification in 2019. 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. She has been a Clinical Fellowship Instructor for NAIOMT since 2013 and serves as a Teaching Assistant for the 500, 600 and 700 level coursework.

From 2015 to 2019, Tyrees worked to complete the ConnectTherapy™ series and obtain her certification as a ConnectTherapy™ & the Thoracic Ring Approach™ Practitioner through Dr. Linda Joy-Lee's International Institute for Physiotherapy and Movement. She served on the Physical Medicine Best Practices Stakeholder Group for Washington State Department of Labor and Industry. She currently serves as a member of the Nominating Committee for the AOPT Orthopaedic and Residency Special Interest Group and is an Item Writer for Specialization Academy of Content Experts [SACE] and Maintenance of Specialist Certification [MOSC].

Tyrees works in an outpatient orthopaedic setting at Olympic Sports and Spine Therapy, a PT-owned joint venture with Multi-care located in the South Sound Region. She serves on the Educational Team teaching in the OSS Therapy Residency and Fellowship programs. Tyrees specializes in clinical reasoning of the complex patient, evaluation and treatment of orthopaedic and sports injuries of the spine and extremities as well as Industrial Rehabilitation with the performance of FCEs in managing the Industrial Athlete.

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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.

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NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor Jennifer Nelson


Physio Partners
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.

NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor Lynne Pedersen

Lynne Pedersen, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT, ATC

Laurelhurst Physical Therapy
9828 E Burnside Street, #250
Portland, OR 97216
(541) 254-3424

 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.

NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor Terry Pratt

Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT

Greater Brunswick Physical Therapy
Topsham, ME

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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NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor Stephen Rodriguez

Stephen Rodriguez, PT, DPT, DSc, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Wisebody Physical Therapy
515 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022
(917) 750-7166

Stephen Rodriguez has been a practicing physical therapist since 2000 and has worked in a variety of settings with an eclectic patient population (ranging from patients with neuro sensitization to high level athletes and movement focused patients such as Pilates instructors, dancers, and yoga practitioners). Stephen currently practices in NYC at a manual therapy and neuromuscular re-education specialty clinic. He believes in an integrated approach to physical therapy that combines many perspectives to help patients work towards a more optimal and efficient movement pattern. In addition to his clinical work, Stephen is core faculty in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Dominican College since 2016. Prior to joining the team at Dominican College Stephen was adjunct faculty at Touro College for 8 years and Mercy College 2 years. Stephen has also been involved in clinical education in the clinic for the past 10 years.

With a dedication to education and clinical development, Stephen has continued his education with academic pursuits as well as clinical training. Stephen graduated with a Master of Professional Studies in Physical Therapy (MPS PT) in 2000 where he graduated with distinction, a transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (t-DPT) in 2010 from Upstate Medical University @ Syracuse, and post-graduate Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy (DScPT) in 2018 from Andrews University in Michigan. Stephen is a board-certified specialist of orthopedic physical therapy (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association and passed both his manual therapy (CMPT) and his certified orthopedic manual therapy (COMT) certifications through NAIOMT with distinction in 2008.

Stephen has dedicated his post graduate studies to develop an advanced understanding of various schools of thought in clinical reasoning, differential diagnosis, manual therapy, myofascial work, movement awareness and neuromuscular re-education, neurodynamic treatments, and pain processing. Stephen has had the privilege of studying under many accomplished international lectures and authors (including Mark Comerford, Carolyn Richardson, David Butler, Lorimir Moseley, Michael Shacklock, Diane Lee, LJ Lee, Paul Hodges, Shirley Sahrmann, Peter O’Sullivan as well as many of the esteemed NAIOMT faculty). He completed a Fellowship program with the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, where he has qualified as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists since 2017.

Stephen believes in Evidenced Based Practice with an integration of evidence from contemporary research as well as innovative ideas from past experts. He believes in applied clinical reasoning along with a systematic approach to differential diagnosis for patho-anatomical issues as well as movement dysfunctions. Stephen has enjoyed a rich background of movement training and education which has enabled him to analyze and retraining movement strategies. Through manual techniques (mobilizations, manipulation, myofascial release, soft tissue release techniques, neurological inhibition, and facilitation techniques) Stephen is able to assist his patients to create the potential to move with improved optimal biomechanics and control. By applying movement reeducation and activation he assists his patients to improve movement coordination and develop load transfer strategies to reinforce efficient patterns for the facilitation of pain free function.

NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor Jessica Smith-Blockley

Jessica Smith-Blockley, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

131 NW Hawthorne Ave. Ste. 103
Bend, OR 97703
Phone: 458-206-0862

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.

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Meaningful Mentors: Meet NAIOMT's Jessica Smith-Blockley

NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor Nicholas D. Smith

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.

W. Michael Stobie, PT, DPT, COMT, FAAOMPT

Free Motion Physical Therapy
8701 N Division St, Ste F 
Spokane, WA  99218

Dr. Stobie got his B.S. in Exercise Science at Gonzaga University in 2009. Afterwards, he moved to Denver to continue his education and received a doctorate in physical therapy at Regis University in 2012.

Dr. Stobie became a certified orthopedic manipulative therapist (COMT) in 2017 and also has an endorsement for spinal manipulation. He completed his fellowship in outpatient orthopedics (FAAOMT) in 2022. He currently works at Free Motion Physical Therapy in Spokane, Washington which he opened in 2020.

While at Gonzaga Dr. Stobie met his wife, Stephanie, and they got married in 2009 before they moved to Denver. They have two kids who and love spending time playing and watching sports and enjoying anything outdoors. 

Kathy Stupansky, 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.

NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor Bill Temes

William Temes, PT, MS, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

OMG TAI Physical Therapy
920 Country Club Road, Suite 210
Eugene, OR
(541) 242-4172

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.

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Meaningful Mentors: Meet NAIOMT's Bill Temes

NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor Paul Thomas


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.

NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor  Michael Tollan

Michael Tollan, PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT, CEAS

Olympic Sports & Spine Rehab-Puyallup
8011 112th St. Court E
Puyallup, WA

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.

NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor Karl Turner

Karl Turner, PT, BSc, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Rebound Rehab. Fisher
16821 SE McGillivray, Suite 104
Vancouver, WA
(360) 514-6030

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.

NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor Karen Walz


Adventist Health- Tillamook Regional Medical Center
980 Third St, Ste. 200
Tillamook, OR 97141
(503) 842-4444

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.

NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor Jason Winburne

Jason Winburne, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Town East Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Institute of Dallas
1900 Oates Drive, Ste 119
Mesquite, TX 75150
(972) 270-2277

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.

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Brett Windsor, PT, PhD, MPA

Fort Myers, FL

Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
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 currently the Executive Director of NAIOMT and is also an Associate Professor at Rasmussen University based in Minneapolis, MN

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 Fort Myers, FL with his wife Susan.

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NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor Jonathan Zecher

Jonathan Zecher, PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Focus Physiotherapy
1140 Eagle tree Ln., Suite 100
Huntsville, AL 35801
(256) 883-0636

Jonathan is a graduate of the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB) with a Master of Science degree in physical therapy in 1999. He became a board certified orthopaedic specialist (OCS) in 2005 and completed his certification as an orthopaedic manipulative therapist (COMT) with the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) in 2006. Jonathan became a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT) in 2 009 and completed a Doctor of Science in physical therapy at Andrews University in 2015. In addition to being a Clinical Fellowship Instructor for NAIOMT, Jonathan owns and operates a small, private practice and works as adjunct faculty in UAB’s DPT program.In his spare time, he enjoys soccer and the outdoors with his family.

NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor Shannon Zook

Shannon Zook, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT, COMT

Optimum Physical Therapy
1027 Regents Blvd
Fircrest, WA 9846
(253) 301-3783

Shannon graduated from Azusa Pacific University in 2002. He accepted a positon and moved to the Pacific Northwest; beginning his fellowship with NAIOMT shortly thereafter. He became certified as an Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (OCS) in 2007 and recertified in 2017.   He finished his fellowship with NAIOMT in 2007 and was granted fellow status with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT) shortly thereafter. He worked as an Item Writer for the Federation State Board of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) developing the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) from 2004-2007. He then accepted a nomination to be the orthopaedic and sports content expert for the Item Bank Review Committee (IBRC) for the FSBPT, where he served for 3 years.

Shannon expanded his patient population to include vestibular and balance rehabilitation in 2012. He is certified through the Herdman Vestibular Competency course based out of Emory University and has gone on to take course work in Advanced Concepts in Vestibular Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh. Adding this to his education of spinal conditions through NAIOMT has led to an improved grasp of differentiation when patients present with dizziness.

Shortly following graduating from his fellowship with NAIOMT, Shannon became a Clinical Fellowship Instructor (CFI). Eventually he transitioned to a Faculty Instructor-In Training. Following careful consideration, he stepped away from his CFI and FIIT positions to focus on his growing private practice and his young family. He is pleased to return to the NAIOMT family and resume collaboration with excellent clinicians and students. He lives in University Place, WA with his wife and two daughters. When not in the clinic, Shannon enjoys golfing, snowboarding, coaching his kids sports, and wood working.