December 2023 Fellowship Cohort
Andrea Blois, PT, DPT, OCS
Andrea graduated summa cum laude from Husson university in Bangor, Maine in 2006 and earned her OCS in 2015. She became a level 2 Shift Concussion provider shortly after that, enabling her to more effectively treat adolescent and young adult athletes who had suffered concussions. She then became a certified Schroth physical therapist in 2018, which allowed her to treat scoliosis in adolescent athletes. Andrea currently works for PeaceHealth Grabow Physical Therapy and Wellness outpatient clinic in Bellingham, Washington. Her caseload predominately consists of patients with orthopedic-based conditions, as well as some patients with vestibular conditions
Jake Gelrod, PT, DPT, CMPT
Jake graduated from Des Moines University in 2019 with his DPT. He began working with Therapeutic Associates in Portland in late August of 2019 and started their Orthopedic Residency Program in January 2020. Jake moved to Eugene while still working for Therapeutic Associates at their OMG Southtowne location and completed the residency program in June of 2022. He recently became the practice manager of the Southtowne clinic.
Patrick Hammontree, PT, DPT, CMPT
Patrick graduated from Texas Woman's University at Dallas in May of 2014. Between having Dr. Sharon Wang as his ortho professor at TWU and having Dr. Gary Kearns as a CI on a clinical rotation, Patrick's foundation for his outpatient experience was heavily rooted in the NAIOMT model. Given this familiarity, Patrick saw pursuing a CMPT as natural step to building his clinical reasoning and developing his manual skills in order to more effectively help his patients. Patrick completed his CMPT in 2022 as part of the accelerated 2021-2022 series with Michael Lucido in Dallas, TX. Patrick is currently the center manager and a full- time clinician for one of the Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation outpatient clinics in Richardson, TX.
Theresa O’Sullivan, DPT, COMT
Theresa earned her doctorate degree from Methodist University in Fayetteville NC on May 4th, 2019 and has been a practicing physical therapist since then. Currently, she works at Lifeforce PT and Wellness under Dr. Liz Henry. With Liz as her employer and mentor, Theresa was inspired to earn her COMT from NAIOMT. In addition, Theresa is dry needle certified. Recently, Theresa became interested in pelvic health and took a course through Hernan and Wallace in post-partum rehab.
David Rickheim, PT, DPT, CMPT
David has been practicing medicine in Minnesota for the last 18 years. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Minnesota in 2005 and has been working in outpatient orthopedic clinic settings since then. David has taken a wide variety of CE courses to expand his knowledge base and started taking NAIOMT courses in 2017. For the last seven years, David has been working for Orthology in Woodbury, Minnesota with a specific focus in manual therapy treatment methodology. David received his Certified Manual Physical Therapist certification through NAIOMT in 2021 and is passionate about expanding his skill set to help his patients in a very meaningful way. David’s specific clinical interests include performing a wide variety of manual therapy treatments including soft tissue techniques and joint mobilization/manipulation, treating running injuries, expanding his use of neuromuscular re-education techniques, and working extensively on the spine with extremity injuries.
Alex Vitrak, PT, DPT, OCS
Alex graduated from Rutgers University with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in May 2021. He then completed an orthopedic residency program at Columbia University in 2022. Alex currently works at Columbia University’s Faculty Practice in New York City as a staff physical therapist. He also serves as a lecturer in clinical rehabilitation and regenerative medicine.
January 2023 Fellowship Cohort
Kamon Jaksarn, PT, DPT, OCS
Kamon graduated from Dominican College with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2018. He obtained his OCS in 2022 and is currently working towards completing his COMT pending completion of oral practical. He currently works with Professional Physical Therapy in an outpatient orthopedic setting in Mahwah, NJ. Kamon is currently serving in the United States Army Reserves and has a total of 19 years of service between active and reserve time.
Kayla Klumpp, PT, DPT, CMPT
Kayla graduated with her DPT from Lebanon Valley College in 2017 and started her career working for ATI Physical Therapy in Maryland. She spent three years with that company and earned her CMPT through NAIOMT. Kayla was accepted into the Fellowship in 2020. She then accepted a position with Select Physical Therapy where she opened a new clinic in Hanover PA and ran this clinic successfully for a year and a half. Kayla resigned from the fellowship due to having an unsupportive new employer. Kayla was then recruited to open a new clinic for Phoenix Physical Therapy and is working closely with fellowship graduates Alisha Greene and Franco Madaffari. Both of these individuals, along with Brett Windsor, encouraged Kayla to reapply to the Fellowship now that she is in a closer environment to current fellows.
Joshua Prall, PT, DPT, EdD, OCS, CSCS
Joshua graduated from the University of Scranton with his DPT and graduated in 2020 with his EdD from IUP. He earned his OCS in 2021. Joshua currently works as an assistant professor for the Department of Physical Therapy at Lebanon Valley College. He is the owner of WorkSafe Solutions, which provides on-site occupational health services. Joshua has also published several articles on orthopedic topics in peer-reviewed journals. He looks forward to increasing his manual therapy skills both to be a better clinician and a better educator.
Shawn Regan, PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT, CSCS
Shawn Regan graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2009. He is a senior physical therapist working at UCHealth in Colorado Springs. He treats patients with orthopedic, concussion, and vestibular concerns. He is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist and Certified Manual Physical Therapist. He is also certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment, dry needling, and maintains his credential as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is looking forward to continued learning as he begins NAIOMT Fellowship program.
Briana Shandel PT, DPT, CMPT
Briana graduated in 2019 from the University of Kentucky DPT program. She currently works in outpatient orthopedics for a hospital system in northern Kentucky. Over the past few years, Briana worked as a travel PT in a variety of settings. She recently completed her CMPT certification through NAIOMT. Briana hopes to become a clinical fellowship instructor with NAIOMT after finishing the Fellowship Program.
December 2022 Fellowship Cohort
Ryoki Aoki, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS
Ryoki graduated from MGH Institute of Health Professions with his DPT in January 2020. He currently works as a physical therapist at Select Physical Therapy in Stillwater, OK. Ryoki also serves as an athletic trainer and physical therapist for USTA Pro Circuit events. Ryoki looks forward to developing his advanced manual therapy skills so that he can help athletes compete at a higher level.
Brendon Carter, PT, DPT
Brendon graduated from PT school in 2020 from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He is certified in TPDN and currently works at Core Physical Therapy in Edmond, Oklahoma. He is licensed to practice in the state of Oklahoma as well as Texas.
Reid Frazier, PT, DPT, CMPT
Reid graduated in 2018 from Hardin Simmons in Abilene, Texas and has worked as a PT for the past four years. Reid recently completed his CMPT with NAIOMT. Reid is currently employed by Baylor Scott & White and works at the Tom Landry Center in Dallas, TX.
Benjamin Kuznia , PT, DPT, OCS, CMP, CSMT
Benjamin graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2011 and has worked for 11 years with RehabAuthority in Boise, Idaho at the Eagle Road location. Benjamin is a clinic owner and clinic director and is part of the mentorship program for PRN with Brett Windsor. Benjamin is certified in dry needling and the Graston Technique. He is also certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy.
Janis McCullough, PT, DPT, OCS, OTR/L, COMT
Janis attended the University of Nebraska Medical center from 1999 to 2005 and completed both her Masters of Physical Therapy and her Doctor of Physical Therapy in that time. Prior to that she attended the University of British Columbia for her BSC in Occupational Therapy and then 4 years of Kinesiology at the University of Victoria, BC. She has completed her COMT with NAIOMT.
Janis is a faculty member at the University of Washington in Seattle where she teaches spine courses, manipulation and mobilization, as well as exercise intervention. Janis also practices part time in the clinic to maintain her skills and loves treating patients, primarily with an orthopedic focus.
Clayton Shaw, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT
Clayton graduated from the University of Colorado in May 2020. Shortly after he graduated, Clayton completed his COMT through IMPACT. Clayton then became certified in dry needling and completed his OCS. He is also certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. Clayton currently works in Star, Idaho at RehabAuthority.