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NAIOMT’s experienced faculty invite you into a world where passion, the whole patient, evidence-based learning and ever-evolving physical therapists are at the heart of everything they do.

Adjunct Faculty Instructor

Clinical Fellowship Instructor

PT, DPT, COMT, FAAOMPT

Ngozi Akataobi

Ngozi Akotaobi received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University in 2009. She became a Certified Orthopedic Manipulative Therapist (COMT) through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) in 2016, completed NAIOMT’s clinical fellowship program in orthopedic manual therapy in January 2017, and was accepted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (FAAOMPT) in February 2017. Dr. Akotaobi is an Advanced Clinician at Good Shepherd Penn Partners in Philadelphia, PA where she also serves as a Site Coordinator for Clinical Education and mentors junior staff and fellows in training. Additionally, she works as adjunct faculty for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Baylor University and serves on the AAOMPT Taskforce on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Senior Faculty Instructor

Clinical Fellowship Instructor

PT, MS, OCS, FAAOMPT

Steve Allen

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.

Adjunct Faculty Instructor

Clinical Fellowship Instructor

PT, DPT, COMT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Kathleen "Kat" Burns

Kat energetically weaves together care, instruction, and humor. Balances orthopedic care, learning, teaching, and breath practices. Passionate about yoga, her paddleboard, her husband, and her cat Blink. Recent developments: a green thumb. Currently a physical therapist at TAI Crescent Village, faculty for NAIOMT, trainer for Breathe Your Truth, and faculty for Lane Community College. Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy from Ithaca College, Certified Breathing Behavioral Analyst from the Professional School of Behavioral Health Sciences, Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Manual Physical Therapy. She has completed yoga teacher training from ZenSpot Institute and has worked with Outward Bound, and NOLS courses.

Faculty Instructor-in-Training

Clinical Fellowship Instructor

PT, DPT, COMT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Amy Temes Clifton

Amy Temes Clifton received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana in Missoula (2007) and completed her Fellowship through NAIOMT in 2018. She splits her time between patient care and the Therapeutic Associates Education Department, where she serves as the Director of Clinical Practice as well as a mentor for new staff, residents, and fellows-in-training.

Adjunct Faculty Instructor

Clinical Fellowship Instructor

PT, MSc PT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Samuel Cornell

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.

Faculty Instructor-in-Training

Clinical Fellowship Instructor

PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Josiah Faville

Josiah hails from Keizer, Oregon, where I spent the first 18 years of my life occupied with sports, Young Life, and outdoor adventuring. He obtained a BS in Biology at Seattle Pacific University and then went on to earn my DPT in 2009 from the University of Puget Sound. He has worked for Therapeutic Associates since graduation, completed an Orthopedic Residency in 2011, received his OCS in 2012, became a CMPT in 2013, a COMT in 2014 and completed a Fellowship through NAIOMT in 2017. He split 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. Josiah has a special interest in manual therapy, spine care, clinical reasoning, regional interdependence, specific exercise and the interrelationship between the spine and extremity complaints. While not at the clinic, he enjoys exercising, gardening, reading and most of all, spending time with my wife and three daughters.

Faculty Instructor

Clinical Fellowship Instructor

PT, DSc, MPT, FAAOMPT, COMT, ATC, OCS, FMS

Angela Gordon

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.

Faculty Instructor-In-Training

PT, DPT, OCS, CDN, FAAOMPT

Chris Gray

Chris received his BS degree in Kinesiology in 1998 and his MPT in 2001 from CSU Fresno. Chris was certified in Strength and Conditioning through the NSCA in 2002. After completing a long-term Maitland-based training program, Chris achieved his OCS status in 2005. He then went on to complete his t-DPT in 2010 through the University of St. Augustine, and concurrently earned his certification in manual therapy (MTC). Dr. Gray completed another long-term training program in 2019 through the Institute of Manipulative Physiotherapy and Clinical Training (IMPACT). He completed the Orthopedic Manual Fellowship with IMPACT in 2021. Over his 23-year career, Chris has taken an eclectic array of professional development coursework which included training into PNF techniques, pain neuroscience, dry needling, spine and extremity manipulation, and S&C coursework. Chris is a level-2 Golf Fitness Instructor through the Titleist Performance Institute and regularly works with patients to help them return to the golf course. Chris has achieved certification through two separate dry needling training platforms. He has also certified in the FMS and SFMA level 1 programs. He resides near Indianapolis, Indiana with his better half, Kim. They have two kids that attend Purdue University. He enjoys golfing with friends and sitting on his back porch in the evenings. He has a particular clinical interest in complex spine cases and neuromuscular re-education interventions to support his manual techniques.

Faculty Instructor

Clinical Fellowship Instructor

PT, DSc, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT, CCTT

Liz Henry

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).

Senior Faculty Instructor

Clinical Fellowship Instructor

PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, FCAMPT

Ann Porter-Hoke

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.

Faculty Instructor

Clinical Fellowship Instructor

PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

Michael House

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. Houseis 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.

Adjunct Faculty Instructor

Director of Research

PT, DSc, OCS, CMPT, BA, MA; AT

Steve Karas

Dr. Steve Karas is a faculty member at Chatham University where he teaches orthopedics and spine and maintains clinical practice. He obtained his Doctorate from Andrews University and holds a manual therapy certification from NAIOMT. His research includes techniques and outcomes of thoracic spine manual therapy, stability testing of the cervical spine, treatment fidelity. Recently he has obtained a certification in nutrition and has an interest in the relationship between nutrition and pain. He is a member of AAOMPT’s research committee, DEI taskforce, a journal reviewer and active in his community advocating health careers for all. In his free time he enjoys cycling, travel, and the arts.

Faculty Instructor

Clinical Fellowship Instructor

PT, COMT, FAAOMPT

Gary Kearns

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.

Senior Faculty Instructor

Clinical Fellowship Instructor

MS, PT, OCS, COMT, ATC, FFCFMT, FAAOMPT, CKTP

Kent Keyser

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.

Adjunct Faculty Instructor

Clinical Fellowship Instructor

DSc,DPT,OCS,COMT,CSCS, FAAOMPT

Michael Lehr

Dr. Lehr currently holds the faculty rank of associate professor at Messiah University, where he teaches foundational skills and musculoskeletal management in their entry level DPT program. His research interests include clinical reasoning for musculoskeletal management, foot and ankle management and injury risk, and has 22 peer reviewed scholarly products over the last decade. He has been primary investigator on over 70% of the studies he has been involved in and has incorporated his findings into his teachings within the curriculum and continuing education events. In addition, he has been lead instructor for 43 post-professional continuing education events at the state, regional, national, and international level. Most recently, in October 2021, he was recognized by the AAOMPT as a Fellow in Orthopedic Manual Therapy. He graduated in August 2020 with his Doctor of Science with a concentration in orthopedic manual therapy from Andrew’s University after defending his dissertation titled: “Comparison of Two Manual Therapy Techniques on the Short-term Impact on Ankle Dorsiflexion and Single limb Balance Performance: Clinical Implications on Injury Risk for Lateral Ankle Sprains in Collegiate Athletes”. In 2019 and 2017, he earned manual therapy certifications through NAIOMT. He was also appointed to the Specialty Academy of Content Experts in 2009, where he served for two terms. In 2006, the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties recognized him as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. From 2009-2014, he served as an orthopedic residency instructor and mentor. In 2008, Temple University awarded him the Doctor of Physical Therapy. He earned his entry-level Master’s in Physical Therapy in 1999, after completing his Bachelor’s in Health Science from Lock Haven University in 1995. He has been a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the NSCA since 1999. In addition to an extensive orthopedic and sports medicine background in a variety of patient populations, Mike has had experience providing physical therapy on the PGA and LPGA Tours. In March of 2012, he worked with a Major League Baseball (MLB) organization by administering fundamental movement tests as part of an injury prevention initiative at spring training. Dr. Lehr has served in the capacity of consultant to individual professional athletes and performing artists, including the Rockettes medical staff, and a quarterback from the NFL. He has served as primary investigator in the area of fundamental movement testing and injury prediction, where he spear-headed a collaborative research project with the Olympic USA Field Hockey team. He currently is licensed in the state of Pennsylvania with Direct Access designation and participates in clinical practice on a prn basis in the outpatient orthopedic setting.

Faculty Instructor

Clinical Fellowship Instructor

PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Michael Lucido

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.

Faculty Instructor

Clinical Fellowship Instructor

Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT

Terry Pratt

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.

Adjunct Faculty Instructor

Clinical Fellowship Instructor

PT, DPT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

Borko Rodic

NAIOMT faculty member Borko Rodic PT, DPT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT graduated from Lebanon Valley College with Bachelor of Science in 2006 and Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2008. He then completed an orthopaedic residency program and was recognized as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2011. Borko became a Certified Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapist (COMT) and completed his fellowship through NAIOMT in 2020. Borko currently works at Messiah University (Mechanicsburg, PA) as an Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Borko’s research agenda is on topics of clinical reasoning and orthopedic manual therapy and his research was presented at national conferences. He resides near Hershey, PA with his wife and two daughters.

Faculty Instructor

Clinical Fellowship Instructor

PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Jessica Smith-Blockley

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.

Senior Faculty Instructor

Clinical Fellowship Instructor

PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

Kathy Stupansky

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 Lead Physical Therapistwith Select Physical Therapy(formerly a Market Manager for 20+ years). She has lectured and taught several courses for NAIOMT and to various clinics, study groups, national conferences, etc. Kathy 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 also was a former Board of Director member for NAIOMT and has been active in many committees to help build NAIOMT to the present. Kathy is a Shareholder of NAIOMT dedicated to continued development with NAIOMT serving to provide education opportunities for progression toward excellence in physical therapy. Kathy is extremely dedicated to Faith, Family and Friends. Leisure time is filled with reading, walking, skiing, relaxing on a beach/at the pool, and watching a good movie every now and then.

Senior Faculty Instructor

Clinical Fellowship Instructor

PT, MS, OCS, FAAOMPT

Bill Temes

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 is retired from patient care however he still works as a Regional Mentor for Therapeutic Associates. Bill teaches for and serves many committees of NAIOMT. Bill places a high value on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and enjoys bike riding, hiking and a good gym workout. Ask Bill about his two daughters, Amy and Lindsay, of whom he is very proud and his three grandkids which keep him very busy. Bill is married to his favorite girl, Kathy, an Occupational Therapist.

Faculty Instructor

Clinical Fellowship Instructor

PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Jason Winburne

Jason completed his undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University in 1997. He received his Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 2000. He obtained his Orthopedic Specialist Certification in 2005 and was re-certified in 2015. He completed his fellowship in manual therapy through the North American Institute of Manual Therapy and was accepted as a Fellow by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists in 2008 and was re-certified in 2018. He is a partner of three physical therapy clinics in Dallas area. Jason serves as a guest lecturer for orthopedic courses and a clinical instructor for both the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Texas Women’s University Physical Therapy programs. He is on faculty as a Faculty Instructor and Clinical Fellowship Instructor with NAIOMT. Jason enjoys manual therapy and sports/spine rehabilitation. He lives in Dallas with his wife and three daughters.

Faculty Instructor

Clinical Fellowship Instructor

PT, MPA, OCS, FAAOMPT

Brett Windsor

Brett Windsor graduated as a physiotherapist from Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia, in 1994. Prior to coming to the US, Brett worked in sports medicine in Australia and the United Kingdom before a 5-year stint in Indiana and Michigan. Brett became an ABPTS board certified orthopedic clinical specialist in 2000 and completed the NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship in Manual Therapy in 2003, graduating to fellowship in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (FAAOMPT) in 2004. Following eight years as an Assistant professor at DPT programs with Pacific University and Campbell University, Brett moved to ATI Physical Therapy where he served as the Vice-President of Clinical Excellence, responsible for the clinical pathways and care patterns leading to improvements in clinical outcomes. He then served two years as the Senior Vice-President of Sales before becoming the Chief Clinical Officer in December 2020. Brett left ATI in March of 2021 and is now an Associate Professor with Rasmussen University. Brett also serves as the Executive Director of NAIOMT and the President of Eduglobal Associates, a not-for profit organization which facilitates US DPT students completing clinical education experiences in Europe. Brett holds an adjunct appointment at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA. Brett is a published author; his research interests are musculoskeletal PT, in particular the relationship between clinical reasoning and the development of objectively measurable expertise. He also enjoys work-place based assessment investigations and novel methods of assessing the development of clinical reasoning skills in pre and post professional students. Brett is also working to implement competency education programs into post-professional development pathways. Brett regularly presents at regional, national and international programs. Brett was the lead instructor of manual therapy at the Fondazione Turati Rehabilitation Institute in Gavinana, Tuscany between 2007 and 2011 and has been a faculty instructor in the post-graduate manual therapy program at the Kenyatta Medical Training College in Nairobi, Kenya. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon and completed his PhD at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah. His dissertation investigated the ability of script concordance testing to discriminate expertise in clinical reasoning related to the lumbar spine. Brett is a past vice-chair of the Washington State Physical Therapy Licensing Board. He currently resides in Estero, Florida with his wife Susan and two dogs, Leo and Lucy.