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.
Steve Karas, PT, DSc, OCS, CMPT, BA, MA; AT-R
Steve is a Professor 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, and treatment fidelity. Recently he obtained a certification in nutrition and has an interest in the relationship between nutrition, inflammation and pain.
He is a member of AAOMPT’s research committee, DEI taskforce, and chairs the International Monitoring Research Committee. He recently completed a sabbatical at the Fame Lab in Trikala, Greece where he studied inflammatory mediators. He treats patients with work related injuries, whiplash associated disorder, and chronic low back pain. His clinical specialization are complex patients who require multidisciplinary care to manage and their pain and maximize function.
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.