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Meet Your Mentors
If you ask any of our faculty how they went from good clinicians to great clinicians you will often hear them refer to their mentor. That person who believed in them and took the time to answer their questions. We know that many of you are still looking for that mentor and we would like to help!
NAIOMT believes in the value of mentorship at all levels and are now offering online mentoring sessions we call "Post-Course Office Hours." This is an opportunity for you to share patient cases, ask treatment questions, and have an open discussion about material from the course you attended. These “Post-Course Office Hours” will be led by NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructors.
The cost for each "Post-Course Office Hours” session is $10, and you are welcome to attend any of the sessions offered. While we have found that it is best if you have taken the course of the session you are attending, it does not matter if you have taken the course from the instructor leading the session.
What can you expect from the Post-Course Office Hours? Watch Clinical Fellowship Instructor Jason Winburne's introduction.
Follow the links below to register for an Office Hours online group mentorship session that fits your schedule. Once you have registered you will receive a confirmation email that includes all details you need to join the Office Hour.
We're looking forward to connecting with you at any of the upcoming sessions!
As someone who works 100 miles from you experts, it was so nice to touch base and pick your brain about my patient. Our meeting reassured me that I was still thinking critically and utilizing the concepts of NAIOMT. The feedback and suggestions you made were invaluable.
Penny Patterson, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT
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.
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Patrick Cook graduated with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 2010. 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.
Josiah Faville hails from Keizer, Oregon, 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.
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Michael House graduated from Ithaca College in 1997 with his Master's degree. He completed his Doctor of Science of Physical Therapy in 2010 from Andrews University, and in the process also passed his OCS in 2008. In 2014, Dr. House completed his fellowship with NAIOMT under the guidance and mentorship of Ann Porter Hoke and Phil Plante. Michael works at Back To Motion in Denver, CO.
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Gary Kearns began his manual therapy training with NAIOMT in 2005, obtaining his COMT in 2010. Graduating from the NAIOMT Fellowship Program, he was recognized as a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists in 2010. In 2015 he obtained his Doctor of Science (ScD) in Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). Gary currently is Assistant Professor in the DPT Program at TTUHSC in Lubbock, Texas. He coordinates the History and Systems Screening, Musculoskeletal and Differential Diagnosis courses. Gary is the creator and main instructor for NAIOMT’s specialty courses Dry Needling Upper Quadrant and Dry Needling Lower Quadrant.
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Tyrees Marcy received her 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 currently works as a Faculty Member for NAIOMT, serving as a Clinical Fellowship Instructor and Teaching Assistant. She works at Olympic Sports and Spine Therapy as a Physical Therapist Float. She serves on the Nominating Committee for the AOPT Orthopaedic and Residency Special Interest Group and is an ABPTRFE Onsite Reviewer. Additionally, she is an Item Writer for the Specialization Academy of Content Experts [SACE].
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Jason Moses obtained his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Loma Linda University in 2006, and completed his Fellowship through NAIOMT 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.
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Jessica Smith-Blockley 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 Clinical Fellowship Instructor since 2015, and a Faculty Instructor since 2019. Jessica owns the private practice Ascend Physical Therapy in Bend, Oregon.
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Faculty Clinical Fellowship Instructor Jason Winburne completed his fellowship in manual therapy through NAIOMT, and was accepted as a Fellow by the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists in 2008. Jason serves as a guest lecturer, clinical instructor 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. Jason is a partner with PTRA and practices at the Town East and Midtown locations in the Dallas area.
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