Speaker Biographies

Kyle Adams, PT, DPT, CSCS, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Kyle Adams is full-time faculty at Baylor University, with a focus in orthopedics, pain science, and anatomy. He has 17 years of teaching experience in entry-level and post-professional education, with 10 years of that via a hybrid format. He is a Fellow (FAAOMPT) (2011), a Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopaedics (2005), a Therapeutic Pain Specialist (2017), and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (2004). He serves as an APTA PT Moves Me Ambassador for New York, an item-writer for SACE, a finance committee member for AOPT and APTA New York, and is the Central District Treasurer for APTA New York.


Chris Allen, PT, DPT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Chris Allen, PT, DPT, DSc is an Associate Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise Science and Nutritional Sciences. He earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy from Baylor University. He is board certified clinical specialist in orthopedics by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. He joined the faculty at the University of Cincinnati in 2019 after 20 years as an active-duty military physical therapist.


Alexandra Anderson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, CMTPT

Alexandra Anderson is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy with experience in private-practice and outpatient hospital-based settings. Graduating from Loma Linda University, Alex moved back East where she worked in Washington, DC for 2 years, prior to relocating to Chicago, IL where she completed a Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Currently, Alex works at UIC, under her private practice, The Physical Therapy Academy, lab instructs UIC students, and assists in Northwestern’s fellowship program. She has presented at national conferences, published case reports and contributed to authoring two book chapters.


Danielle Anderson, PT, DPT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

Major Danielle Anderson is an active duty physical therapist in the United States Air Force. She earned her DPT from Regis University in 2012 and graduated from the Army-Baylor Doctoral Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX in 2018. Dr. Anderson is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist and currently serves as the physical therapist on the Astronaut Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation team at Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.  She has publications in peer review journals involving musculoskeletal imaging and injury prevention in military flying units and is dedicated to ongoing research involving instruction of manual therapy techniques and treatment of low back pain, knee osteoarthritis, subacromial pain syndrome, and neck pain in fighter pilots.


Lesli Bell, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA

Dr. Lesli Bell graduated with her BS in PT from California State University Fresno (1984) and  completed her DPT through Regis University (2013). She opened her orthopedic private practice in 1988 in Burlington, Vermont. She has lectured internationally in 4 countries on topics related to complex patient management. Lesli uses an interdisciplinary model to treat complex patients and is considered a mentor on a variety of clinical topics including lymphedema, TMJ, spine, hypermobility, foot/ankle dysfunction, and breathing pathology. Lesli regularly contributes to the Oncology Rehabilitation Journal and participated in a research study regarding Validation of Physical Function (Boston University).


Alex Bengtsson, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT

Alex Bengtsson received his DPT from the University of Miami in 2015, followed by a yearlong orthopaedic residency with the Virginia Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Institute. Alex is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. Alex was recognized as a fellow in 2020 after completing the Duke Health OMPT Fellowship. He subsequently completed the Northwestern University Fellowship for Advanced Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, Research and Education in 2021. His current research interests include treatment fidelity, as well as effects of manual therapy and exercise on pain mechanisms. Alex is also a member of the AAOMPT education committee.


Leanna Blanchard, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT

Leanna Blanchard received her DPT from The George Washington University in 2015, and subsequently completed her orthopaedic residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital/The George Washington University. Leanna is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, and was recognized as a fellow in 2018 after completing her manual therapy fellowship at University of Illinois - Chicago. Leanna is also a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. She is currently an assistant professor in the developing DPT program at North Central College. Her scholarly interests include the impact of movement on the lived experience of DPT students, breast cancer survivors, and patients with chronic pain.


Michael Bourassa, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Michael serves as the ETSU Residency and Fellowship Program Director and Clinical Assistant Professor within the ETSU DPT program. He oversees the OMPT Fellowship and Orthopaedic Residency programs in within ETSU. His main responsibilities include program development, management, mentoring, and teaching within varying areas of musculoskeletal physical therapy. Michael’s background also includes completion of a residency program in orthopaedics and fellowship in OMPT at Brooks Rehabilitation. He has been a speaker at several conferences, organized several continuing education courses and served in many professional service roles within AAOMPT and the APTA.


Jeremy Boyd, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSOMT, FAAOMPT

Dr. Boyd received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy through Stockton University in 2013. He continued his education through an Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency at Temple University in 2014. In 2017, he created Trifecta Therapeutics a private sports rehabilitation facility in NJ that has grown to 2 locations. Most recently in 2021, he completed a fellowship in orthopedic & sports manual physical therapy (FAAOMPT) through the Institute For Athlete Regeneration. Having a keen interest on ACL rehabilitation, Dr. Boyd hopes to expand the knowledge & application of joint & neural based manual therapy on this population in order to improve outcomes.


Robert Boyles, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Boyles is a Clinical Professor, and former Program Director, at the University of Puget Sound.  He was previously on faculty as Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Education at the U.S. Army-Baylor University DPT program. His primary areas of instruction are in orthopaedic evaluation and intervention, including manual therapy treatment techniques for the spine and extremities, and musculoskeletal imaging. He is actively involved in research with publications in the field of manual physical therapy of the spine and extremities and has twice received the Rose Award for Excellence in Research awarded by the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy.


Rachel Campagna, PT, DPT

Rachel graduated from undergraduate and graduate school from the University of Rhode Island. She is trained in Dry Needling and Manual Lymphatic Drainage. Since graduating, Rachel has taken an interest in the rehabilitation of those recovering from breast cancer in the outpatient setting. Her skills from treating those with post-mastectomy lymphedema has translated well to post-operative management of effusion, such as after joint replacements.


Alison Chang, PT, DPT, MS

Alison H. Chang is Associate Professor at Department of Physical  Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, Northwestern University. Her research and clinical interests center on patho-mechanics and management of lower extremity dysfunction; she has presented nationally/internationally on these topics. Her research has been funded by NIH, NSF, and American College of Rheumatology. She has 46 peer-reviewed publications in premier Rheumatology, Orthopaedics, and Biomechanics journals. She serves on the PTJ Editorial Board; Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) Congress Planning Committee, and Key Informant Panel, Non-arthroplasty Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee CPG, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).


Carol Courtney, PT, PhD, ATC, FAAOMPT

Dr Courtney is a licensed physical therapist and athletic trainer, and has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. She has clinical expertise in the management chronic musculoskeletal pain and sports injury. Her research investigates the effects of knee joint injury and osteoarthritis on pain processing and joint function, as well as modulation of pain mechanisms through non-pharmacologic interventions, including manual therapy and exercise.


Brandon Cruz, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Brandon Cruz is the founder of Pursue PT. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Temple University and continued his postgraduate work at UMDNJ, now Rutgers University, where he went on to graduate with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. Continuing his pursuit of excellence, Dr. Cruz pursued a residency program to sharpen and fine-tune his orthopedic skills at Temple University’s highly respected Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program. Dr. Cruz has obtained an elite distinction holding dual board certifications in Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation (OCS), (SCS) putting him in the top 1% of all practitioners in the country. Brandon  completed his fellowship training in Orthopedic Manual Therapy at Regis University.


Ryan Cummings, PT, DPT, OCS

Dr. Ryan Cummings is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist currently practicing at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Ryan earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2015 and received his Orthopaedic Specialist Certification in 2017. Most recently he completed his Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy through Regis University. Ryan has been practicing for over five years as a senior clinician in the outpatient orthopaedic setting for Johns Hopkins Hospital and is the current Program Director of The Johns Hopkins and George Washington Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program.


Kyle Denlinger, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT

Dr. Denlinger earned his DPT from Northwestern University in 2015. He went on to become a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist after completing Orthopedic Residency training at Loyola University Chicago in 2017. Dr. Denlinger practiced at the United States Lacrosse Headquarters in Maryland and earned designation as a certified strength and conditioning specialist in 2019. Kyle completed the Northwestern University Fellowship for Advanced Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, Research and Education in 2021. He currently lives in the greater Denver area and works at the CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center in Boulder, CO.


Chris Dickerson, DPT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

Chris Dickerson is a physical therapist who holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Puget Sound and a Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy from Bellin College. He is board certified in orthopedics and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.  Dr. Dickerson is a core faculty for the University of St. Augustine DPT program, serves as an adjunct faculty for the Bellin College Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy fellowship, and teaches continuing education courses related to manual therapy and musculoskeletal management for Evidence in Motion. His current research interests involve exploring the relationships between sleep and pain.


Michelle Dolphin, PT, DPT, MS, OCS

Dr. Michelle Dolphin has a passion for teaching and learning. She has a background in exercise physiology and dance and has been a PT for 28 years. Dr. Dolphin is a full-time Associate Professor (14 years) and Associate Program Director at SUNY Upstate. Her primary teaching responsibilities are orthopaedics and manual therapy. She maintains a clinical practice at Upstate Medical and through consulting work for performing artists. She completed a residency at the Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (1997). Dr. Dolphin has been an Orthopaedic Board-Certified Specialist since 2001 and recently completed her Fellowship at Regis University (2021).


Kimberly Durant, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Durant has been treating as a physical therapist for the past 12 years. After receiving her degree from Gannon University, she attained her orthopaedic specialist certification from APTA in 2016. Her commitment to learning led her to complete a Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy at Regis University in Denver, Colorado in 2018. Dr. Durant has been teaching orthopaedics to physical therapist assistants for the past 6 years for two PTA programs in Maryland. Over the past three years, Dr. Durant has taken further continuing education to treat pelvic floor dysfunctions. She has had the pleasure of speaking at last year's AAOMPT conference about the fourth trimester.


Erica Eannucci, DPT, OCS, CMP, SFMA

Erica Fritz Eannucci graduated from SUNY Binghamton University and then went on to complete her doctorate in physical therapy at the University of Southern California. She currently is a rehab manager at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Erica has a strong interest in the rehabilitation of patients following total joint arthroplasty and via telemedicine. She has authored and published several studies and articles on this topic, in addition to giving lectures both nationally and internationally. She has had the pleasure of presenting at the APTA's CSM conference and the ACRM conference several times in the past on the topic of total joint replacements and telemedicine, in addition to presenting numerous posters.


Kyle East, PT, DSc, OCS, SCS

Kyle East is a graduate of the Army-Baylor Sports Physical Therapy Fellowship at the US Military Academy at West Point.  He has spent the past three years as an embedded physical therapist with the USAF’s 23 Special Tactics Squadron at Hurlburt Field, FL.  He joined the USAF’s Tactical Sports & OMPT Fellowship as full-time faculty in July 2022.


Leah Einhorn, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Leah Einhorn is a physical therapist working in private practice at United Physical Therapy in Anchorage, Alaska. Dr. Einhorn received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is an Orthopedic Certification Specialist (OCS) and has also completed the orthopedic manual physical therapy fellowship program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Einhorn also has extensive training in vestibular rehabilitation through Emory University and University of Pittsburgh, giving her a robust skill set to treat patients with complex head and neck diagnoses.


Alicia Emerson, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, FAAOMPT

Alicia Emerson, PT, DPT, MS, is Assistant Professor at High Point University and a PhD student at the University of Otago. She is Director of the Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic, which predominantly serving an underserved/uninsured populations with PMP. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopaedics. She completed the orthopaedic manual physical therapy fellowship program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Original research presented here was funded by the Dennis Driver/Cardon grants and completed as part of her PhD thesis. Dr. Emerson's research interests center on the functional implications in pain processing in complex patient presentations and health inequities.


Mark Erickson, PT, MA, DScPT, OCS, COMT, CFP

Dr. Mark Erickson, PT, MA, DScPT, OSC, has been practicing physical therapy thirty-nine years specializing in pain, orthopedic rehabilitation, body awareness training, performance and injury prevention.  He is also a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist and Feldenkrais Practitioner.  Dr. Erickson holds an Associate Professor faculty position at Florida Gulf Coast University teaching orthopedics, clinical reasoning, exercise, and manual therapy while maintaining an active scholarship agenda and a private practice.  He has been teaching entry-level PT for 30 years, helped design and taught with the Orthopedic Residency program at the University of WI/Meriter Hospital, has presented at several state and national conferences, and has taught numerous continuing education courses all with a focus on providing effective patient care by integrating our silos in a creative and efficient manner for immediate clinical application.


Mary Beth Geiser, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Mary Beth Geiser is active in her profession as a clinician (Aurora Sports Health, SCORE Advantage LLC), educator (Marquette, Regis & Campbell University, Concordia University-St. Paul & Wisconsin), volunteer (APTA CPG Group,  AAOMPT ACF-SIG Treasurer, Marquette ComMUnity Pro-Bono Clinic), and advocate (state/national levels and the underserved). With 30 years of clinical practice and 20+ years in academics (DPT, Residency, & Fellowship programs - orthopedics, manipulation, radiology, pain management) she enjoys collaborating with her mentors and mentees. She is a Fellow (2014) and a board-certified specialist (OCS 1999-Present). Dr. Geiser has received several awards (APTA Centennial Scholar, APTA Wisconsin, Regis University, Aurora Healthcare).


Michael Gelb, DDS, MS

Dr. Michael Gelb, with world class offices in both NYC and White Plains, New York is an innovator in sleep apnea, painful TMJ / TMD disorders, and other head and neck pain disorders. Dr. Gelb has studied breathing related sleep disorders (BRSD), specializing in how they relate to fatigue, focus, pain, and the effects all of these can have on a person’s life.      Dr. Michael Gelb is the co-inventor the critically acclaimed Airway Centric ™ medical device as well as the NORAD, or Nocturnal Oral Airway Dilator appliance that reduces snoring by positioning the patient’s tongue and jaw so that airways stay open. Dr. Gelb has also updated the Gelb or MORA™ appliance, named after his father, a pioneer in the industry, and has multiple patents pending for sleep disorder devices and pain management.    He is the co-author with of the book GASP: Airway Health, The Hidden  Path to Wellness, lectures on Airway, Sleep, and oral systemic topics, and  produces education programs for practitioners and the public.


Brad Gilden, DPT

Dr. Brad Gilden has been practicing physical therapy since graduating from New York Medical College in 2000. In 2010 he began focused research into the relationship that posture has on airway, sleep and recovery as it relates to overall health and well-being.  He continues clinical practice treating patients with various neurological, orthopedic, airway, TMJD and sports injuries. In 2004, he completed a clinical doctorate in upper quarter & hand therapy from Drexel University. He joined Elite Health Services as a managing partner and rehabilitation coordinator in 2005 and co-founded IPA MANHATTAN Physical Therapy in 2011.    Dr. Gilden follows the combined approach of a Functional Manual Physical Therapist (FMT) and Postural Restoration Therapist (PRI) treating movement dysfunction and postural awareness. His focus is on maximizing each patient’s full healing potential through manual therapy and specific exercise programming while integrating patients back to their highest level of function. In 2010, he completed an intensive certification in functional manual therapy through the IPA. In 2014 he completed his fellowship in Functional Manual Therapy through the AAOMPT and the IPA.  Dr. Gilden lectures throughout the country to physicians, dentists, oral myologists and PT's educating on the impact that posture has on breathing, restorative sleep, athletic performance and recovery from injury.   Dr. Gilden utilizes the latest technology along with 20 years of experience in being able to identify breathing pattern disorders and malocclusions related to poor posture, injury, and faulty behavioral patterns. He has developed a physiology laboratory to measure respiratory efficiency and how stress impacts the autonomic nervous system amplifying pain and inflammation.


Angela Gordon, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT, ATC, COMT

Dr. Gordon has more than 19 years of clinical experience in orthopedic and sports physical therapy. Earning her Masters and Doctorate of Science from Andrews University in 2002 and 2012 respectively.   Dr. Gordon has earned her COMT from NAIOMT in 2012, OCS certification in 2014 and her FAAOMPT from AAOMPT in 2018.  She is a published author for an article in the IJSPT and book chapter on rehabilitation post regenerative medicine treatments.    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 faculty with NAIOMT, teaching core and specialty courses in addition to being 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).   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 in the Washington DC metro area.


Amanda Grant, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, MTC, CLT, IDN Cert.

Amanda Grant has a DPT from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences and is an orthopaedic certified specialist from the ABPTS. Amanda is also is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy and earned her Manual Therapy Certification. She has practiced clinically in the outpatient orthopedic setting for the past 15 years specializing in orthopaedics and lymphedema. Amanda has presented nationally on the topics of problem solving and critical thinking as it relates kinetic chain dysfunctions as well as differential diagnosis and clinical management of lymphedema.


David Griswold, PhD, DPT

David Griswold is an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at Youngstown State University. Dr. Griswold’s research focus involves orthopedic manual therapy for orthopedic spinal conditions which has seven peer-reviewed publications. He was the primary investigator on six of them establishing several collaborations with clinical and university partnerships needed for executing manual therapy research. He has done personnel training, project implementation, and data management across the United States for large randomized clinical trials.


Katherine Gwyn, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT, FAAOMPT, Clinic Owner

Katie is a business owner, full time clinician and faculty member at the Manual Therapy Institute where she teaches fellows-in-training nationwide. She earned her BA from Rice University where she was a varsity member of the cross country and track teams during a time when they won 8 conference championships. Katie completed her Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University. She went on to receive her certification in the McKenzie method of mechanical diagnosis and therapy in 2013 and her Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy through the Manual Therapy Institute in 2015. She and her business partner, Pieter Kroon, founded Mondo Sports Therapy, a successful outpatient orthopedic physical therapy clinic in 2015.


Gil Haight, PT

Mr. Gil Haight, PT has practiced physical therapy for more than 40 years, all as a clinician. He owns and operates a private practice primarily serving patients suffering from chronic pain. Additionally, he has experience with acute care hospitals, long term care facilities, home health agencies and the Department of Corrections. Mr. Haight has been a member of the IASP since 2005 and has presented at conferences for the APTA and the WPTA. He has taught numerous continuing education courses on the conservative management of chronic pain. His current mission is to help prepare the physical therapy community to become an integral part of a treatment approach based on a paradigm shift toward somatic awareness, learning, and self-correction.


Josh Halfpap, PT, DPT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Halfpap is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Bowling Green State University. He received both his Doctor of Physical Therapy (2011) and Doctor of Science in Orthopedic and Manual Physical Therapy (2018) degrees from the U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program. He is an ABPTS board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic and Manual Physical Therapists. His research interests include orthopedics, direct access, manual therapies, and clinical reasoning. Dr. Halfpap recently completed over 21 years of Naval Service, holding various clinical and leadership positions.


Charles Hazle, PT, PhD

Charles Hazle is an Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky where he has taught manual examination and treatment for 26 years.  He has also co-authored 2 textbooks on diagnostic imaging and contributed to numerous manuscripts on imaging in physical therapist practice and various components of manual clinical examination procedures. He has similarly presented at multiple national conferences on these topics. He recently completed his second term as President of the Imaging Special Interest Group in the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and has taught imaging content at multiple educational programs domestic and abroad.


Howard Hindin, DDS

Dr, Howard Hindin is the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Foundation for Airway Health and the current President of the Academy for Physiological Medicine and Dentistry (AAPMD). He is an acknowledged pioneer in the relationship between dental issues and whole body health. In practice for over 50 years, Dr. Hindin continues to treat patients at the Hindin Center for Whole Health Dentistry, where focuses on temporomandibular joint, craniofacial pain, sleep and airway issues and their link to systemic disorders. Together with Jeffrey Hindin, DDS, they founded HHSSystems offering HindexRV monitoring instrumentation for Physiological Dentistry. Dr. Hindin is also trained and certified on Acupuncture. He initiated and directed the acupuncture program for substance abuse in Rockland County and incorporates acupuncture treatment into his clinical practice. He is an advocate patients’ being involved and “taking charge of their health”, and serves as a boat member of Sharp Again - an non-profit dedicated to educating the public about the reversible caused of dementia, He is the co-author with of the book GASP: Airway Health, The Hidden Path to Wellness, lectures on Airway, Sleep, and oral systemic topics, and produces education programs for practitioners and the public.


Lauren Hogan, PT, DPT, ATC, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr Lauren Hogan graduated from Marquette University with a BS degree in Athletic Training and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She completed an orthopaedic residency program (EIM) and a Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy at Regis University. She teaches musculoskeletal content for the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee’s DPT program and holds an adjunct position at Marquette University in their exercise science program. She sees a wide range of orthopaedic and sports medicine patients, with a special interest in the treatment of post-concussive syndrome and headaches. She is active in APTA-Wisconsin at both the district and state level.


Steven Hunter, PT, DPT, SCS

Steven Hunter is currently the Director of Rehabilitation for Blanchfield Army Community Hospital at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He completed his Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship and Doctorate of Science from Army-Baylor University. He earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from University of Florida in 2011 and is board certified in Orthopaedics and Sports.


Nathan Hutting, PhD

Nathan Hutting is an associate professor at the HAN University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. He also works as a physiotherapist and manual therapist in a private practice. He is board member of the Dutch Association for Manual Therapy, is the member organisation delegate of the Netherlands to the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT), and is a member of the scientific college physical therapy of the Royal Dutch Society for Physical Therapy (KNGF). His current research topics include long-term conditions, musculoskeletal conditions, self-management, patient-centred care, shared decision making, occupational health, work-focused healthcare, vascular conditions and safe treatment of the cervical spine. Nathan has made many national and international presentations and chaired focused symposia at three World Physiotherapy congresses. He has published about 40 peer-reviewed articles and has been successful in obtaining more than 800.000 euro in research funding (as primary applicant or co-applicant). He is also an associate editor of BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders and a member of the International Advisory Board of Musculoskeletal Science and Practice. Nathan is also a member of the Word Physiotherapy 2023 Congress programme committee.


Gregory Johnson, PT

Gregory S. Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT, graduated from the University of Southern California in 1971 and completed a one-year PNF residency program at Kaiser Rehabilitation Center in Vallejo, CA under Maggie Knott.  He remained as senior faculty for six years.  Mr. Johnson is best known for his identification of the need for Physical Therapists to integrate treatment of the facial system into manual therapy and the development of the first Soft Tissue Mobilization course for Physical Therapists in 1980.  In addition, He utilized his extensive background in PNF to adapt standard manual therapy techniques of Joint Mobilization and develop the dynamic techniques of Functional Mobilization™ and Resistance Enhanced Manipulation™ (REM) techniques for joints, soft tissues, and neurovascular restrictions.  Mr. Johnson has trained or directed the training of over 40,000 therapist in the USA and internationally.  Gregory Johnson is the co-founder and President of the Institute of Physical Art, the co-developer of the Functional Manual Therapy™ approach to patient care, and the Director of an APTA credentialed AAOMPT Fellowship program in Functional Manual Therapy™.  He has published multiple chapters and articles on Soft Tissue Mobilization, PNF and the Orthopedic Patient, Functional Mobilization, and Functional Test for the Lumbar Patient and is currently involved in several research projects on Functional Manual Therapy.


Steve Karas, DSc, PT, CMPT, OCS

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, 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.


Christine Kasprisin, PT, DPT, OCS

Christine Kasprisin is currently an clinical internship director for Army-Baylor Doctor of Physical Therapy students at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  She completed the Army-Baylor University Doctoral Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy located at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas in July2022. While pursuing her Doctorate of Science degree, her research focused on telehealth utilization for patients with a chief complaint of low back pain. She earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Army-Baylor University in 2017 and board certification in Orthopaedics in 2020.


Damian Keter, DPT, PhD(c), OCS, Cert Dn

Damian Keter PT, DPT, OCS, is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist at the Cleveland VA Medical Center and has completed extensive post-doctoral manual therapy coursework in philosophies including Mulligan, Maitland, and Mckenzie based assessment and treatment. He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Chatham University in 2013 and is currently a Philosophy Doctorate (PhD) in Health Sciences candidate through Youngstown State University with dissertation focus on identifying responders in orthopedic manual therapy. Dr. Keter is currently collecting data at several sites assessing the role of patients adaptability phenotype in OMT response.


Emma Kellner, PT, DPT, SCS, FAFS

Emma earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Regis University in 2009. Emma has over 12 years of experience working as a Physical Therapist in orthopedic and sports medicine settings. She is a board-certified Sports Medicine Specialist and her focus is on empowering people to restore full function and return to active lifestyles.


Josh Kidd, PT, DPT, OCS, Dip. MDT, CSCS, FAAOMPT

Josh has been practicing since 2007 of which time his professional career has been focused in orthopedics. He completed his board certification in orthopedics in 2010, this was followed by a Diploma in MDT in 2011, a Masters in Orthopedic Manual Therapy in 2015, and was awarded Fellowship status through the American Academy of Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapy in 2016. He is continually involved in clinical research and has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals. In addition to presenting a various national and international conferences.     He is faculty for the McKenzie Institute International and the Program Director for the McKenzie Institute USA Orthopaedic Residency Program In addition to being a mentor for the McKenzie Institute USA Orthopaedic Manual Physical Fellowship Program. He currently serves in the role of Human Performance and Optimization within the Special Warfare Division of the United States Airforce.


Pam Kikillus

Pam Kikillus is an orthopedic manual physical therapist. She practices PT for Olympic Sports and Spine in the Seattle/Tacoma area. In addition to clinical practice, she teaches at Green River College and the University of Puget Sound. She is a faculty member with Aspire OMT, teaching continuing education and manual therapy certification courses. She earned her Doctor of Science degree from the University of Indianapolis. She is board certified in orthopedic physical therapy, is a certified hand therapist, and is a fellow of AAOMT. She is currently chair of the Orthopedic Specialty Council.


Wil Kolb, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Wil Kolb is an associate professor for the Radford University Doctor of Physical Therapy program teaching in the Musculoskeletal tract. He is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic PT and a Fellow of AAOMPT. Dr. Kolb currently serves as the AAOMPT Academic and Clinical Faculty SIG president and is a Delegate for the APTA 2022 House of Delegates. His research interests include Knowledge Translation for best methods of teaching psychomotor skills and pain management assessment. He has received grant funding for pain assessment in education and the implementation of clinical practice guidelines for low back pain.


Pieter Kroon, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Program Director, Clinic Owner

Pieter was born and raised in Leiden, the Netherlands and graduated from the Haagsche Opleiding voor Fysiotherapie in Den Haag prior to moving to Texas. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013 at Rosalind Franklin University, is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy. Pieter is the co-owner and Program Director of the Manual Therapy Institute, an ACOMPTE credentialed post-doctorate Fellowship Program in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. He has been teaching post-graduate manual therapy courses nationwide since 1994. He also co-owns and works clinically at Mondo Sports Therapy in Austin, Texas.


Megan Kudlac, PT, DPT, OCS

Dr. Megan Kudlac is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist currently practicing at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Megan earned her doctorate in physical therapy from Walsh University in 2019 and then went on to complete an Orthopaedic Residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and George Washington University. Megan is currently working as a staff therapist, a mentor and didactic instructor in the Orthopaedic and Pelvic Health Residencies, and a clinical instructor to DPT students.


Andrew Kunin, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Kunin is director for the in-development Johns Hopkins Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship program. Dr. Kunin has been a physical therapist for 11 years and with Johns Hopkins for 10 years specializing in treating orthopaedic and chronic pain populations. He received his Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 2011 and went on to complete certifications in manual therapy from Manual Therapy Institute in 2013, his board certification in orthopaedics in 2015, and completion of fellowship in manual therapy through Manual Therapy Institute in 2017. Finally, he has been a clinical instructor and primary clinical faculty in the Johns Hopkins and George Washington Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program for over 6 years.


Jamie LaPenna, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Jamie LaPenna is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy with over ten years of clinical experience and a passion for treating spine disorders and persistent pain.  She graduated from Northwestern University in 2009 and completed a fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2018. She has presented at two national physical therapy conferences and participates in abstract reviews and mentoring.  Jamie currently works as a full-time clinician for Loyola University Medical Center near Chicago, IL.


Ken Learman, PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT

Ken Learman is a Professor in the Department of Graduate Studies in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Youngstown State University. He is the program director for the Doctorate in Health Sciences along with teaching evidence-based practice and orthopedic manual therapy in the DPT program. He has served as a reviewer for more than a dozen other journals. He has published 38 manuscripts, 7 book chapters and was a co-editor on a textbook of orthopedic cases.


Robert LeBeau, PT, ScD, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Bob LeBeau is graduate of Texas Tech University receiving a Doctorate of Science in orthopedic physical therapy. He holds distinction of Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists. He is director of Midwest Orthopedics at Rush physical therapy residency program. Dr. LeBeau’s research, education, and clinical focus is on manual therapy, movement science, and hip pain. Additionally, he is an author, educator, and speaker on the topics of movement science and non-arthritic hip pain therapy.


Margaux Lojacono, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, OCS, cert.MDT

Margaux is the president of the AAOMPT Sports SIG, a full-time clinician at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, and Associated Faculty with Tufts University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Her clinical practice has a focus on orthopedics and concussion management through an interdisciplinary concussion management clinic. She graduated from Ithaca College (MSPT) and Daemen College (tDPT, OMPT Fellowship) and is currently working towards a Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy at Bellin College. She is also an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and is credentialed in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT).


Joe Lorenzetti, PT, DPT, MS, FAAOMPT, OCS, Dip. MDT, MTC

Joe Lorenzetti graduated from D’Youville College in 2004 with his Master’s degree in PT. In 2010 he completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Manual Therapy Certification (MTC) through the University of St. Augustine. He completed the Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship offered by Daemen College in 2014. Joe became an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association in 2018. Recently, he completed the McKenzie Diploma Program in 2021. Joe is a residency and fellowship mentor for the McKenzie Institute. Currently he is the Clinical Specialist for the Spine Program at Catholic Health System in Buffalo, NY.


Adriaan Louw, PT, PhD

Adriaan earned his undergraduate, master’s degree and PhD in physiotherapy from the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town, South Africa. He is an adjunct faculty member at St. Ambrose University and the University of Nevada Las Vegas, teaching pain science. Adriaan has taught throughout the US and internationally for 25 years and authored/co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles. Adriaan completed his Ph.D. on pain neuroscience education and is the Director of the Therapeutic Neuroscience Research Group – an independent collaborative initiative studying pain neuroscience. Adriaan is a senior faculty, pain science director and vice-president of faculty experience for Evidence in Motion.


Adam Lutz, PT, DPT, PhD

Dr. Lutz's primary research interests involve leveraging information gathered from large healthcare databases to optimize musculoskeletal clinical pathways and outcomes. His pending and published publications evaluate musculoskeletal performance measurement, psychometric properties of patient reported outcomes, prediction of visits and cancellations, and clinical and cost effectiveness of musculoskeletal healthcare interventions.


Garrett Mandel, PT, DPT,OCS,MTC

Garrett Mandel is a faculty member at the University of St. Augustine. He received his DPT degree in 2013, after which he completed an orthopaedic residency. Garrett Mandel moved back to St. Augustine, FL in 2015 where he has worked in outpatient clinics and taught as a faculty member with the university. Garrett passed the Manual Therapy Certification  in 2014 and the Orthopedic Clinical Specialist exam in 2017. In addition to teaching in the entry-level curriculum, Garrett teaches the E2 seminar course for continuing education. Currently, Garrett is a PhD candidate in Health and Human Performance.


Cory Manton, PT, DPT

Cory Manton is currently serving as Director of the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program at A.T. Still University (ATSU) in Mesa, AZ. He is an assistant professor in the PT department at ATSU, starting in 2010. He is working on a PhD in physical therapy from Nova Southeastern University. He is studying motor learning and lumbar spine TJM for his dissertation. He is a board certified clinical specialist in orthopedics. He completed the long term manual therapy course with Tim Fearon, Barbara Stevens, and Margaret Anderson.


Tyrees Marcy, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT, LJLCP, PhD (c)

Tyrees Marcy, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, COMT, FAAOMPT, LJLCP graduated from California State University Sacramento in 1998 with a BSPT, from Curtin University in Perth Australia in 2004 with a post graduate degree in manual therapy, from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ in 2013 with a transitional doctorate, and is currently a PhD candidate at the University Concordia Chicago in Health and Human Performance. Her certifications include Orthopedic Certified Specialist and Connect Therapy Thoracic Ring Approach. She is a graduate of NAIOMT’s Fellowship Program. Tyrees is faculty in the OSS Therapy Orthopaedic Residency, Orthopaedic Fellowship and Sports Residency programs in Washington State.


Adrian Marrero, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS, FAAOMPT

Major Adrian Marrero graduated with his DPT from Regis University in 2006.  He spent the early part of his career as a civilian and DOD contractor physical therapist working in outpatient orthopedics.  Major Marrero commissioned into the Air Force in 2015.  He graduated from the USAF’s Tactical Sports & OMPT Fellowship in 2019 and stayed on as full-time faculty until 2022.  Major Marrero is board certified in orthopedics and sports and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist.  He is currently the embedded PT with the 31st Rescue Squadron in Okinawa.


Brian McClenahan, PT, MSPT, FAAOMPT, OCS, Dip.MDT

Brian is Faculty for McKenzie Institute USA, Adjunct Faculty at Tufts University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, and in full-time clinical practice at WellSpan Rehabilitation. A graduate of Ithaca College, he furthered his education to attain Board Certification in Orthopaedics, Diploma in MDT, Fellow of AAOMPT, and is currently completing his DSc at Bellin College. He presents nationally at inter-professional conferences, serves as a reviewer of peer journals, and remains active in research.  Brian enjoys mentoring undergraduates and fellows-in-training to give back to his profession and is an active member of the AAOMPT Conference Committee.


Terry McGee, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. McGee is the Director of Education for Rehabilitation Therapy Services at the Johns Hopkins Hospital overseeing all student learners and post-professional residency/fellowship education for PT, OT, & SLP.  Dr. McGee is also the founding program director of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and George Washington University Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency and current program coordinator.       He graduated from Sacred Heart University with his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy in 2000, received his Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland, School of Medicine’s Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science in 2009, and simultaneously completed his manual therapy fellowship with The Manual Therapy Institute in 2010. Dr. McGee obtained board certification in orthopedic physical therapy (OCS) in 2014. With over 21 years of clinical experience, his primary clinical focus is rehabilitation of the spine.


Tim McGonigle, PT

Tim McGonigle has been a partner at Folsom Physical Therapy and Training Center alongside Michael Moore, PT since 1984. Tim completed his OMT residency through the Kaiser Hayward program in 1984 and is certified as an internationally recognized orthopedic manual therapist in the Kaltenborn-Evjenth Orthopedic Manual Therapy (KEOMT) Concept. He is also an internationally ranked instructor of the KEOMT Concept and was personally selected by the KEOMT founders to serve on their Board of Directors and to lead their certification examination committee. Tim has been a lead instructor for the Folsom Physical Therapy Long Term Course since the 1980s. He has served as a volunteer faculty member for the UC Davis School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine since 2001. Throughout his career, Tim has presented at national and international conferences, co-authored an article for the Journal of Manual Manipulative Therapy, and provided continuing education to hundreds of licensed physical therapists.  


Stephanie Mikoliczak, PT, DPT

Dr. Stephanie Mikoliczak, PT, DPT earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2005 and DPT degree in 2008 from Carroll University. She has since been practicing physical therapy primarily in a culturally diverse outpatient setting, specializing in treating people suffering with persistent pain.  Dr. Mikoliczak has applied her Psychology background to develop unique communication assessment and treatment strategies and has integrated them with manual physical therapy and therapeutic activities.  She is certified in DermoNeuroModulating and has presented several well-received courses to physical therapy students, practicing physical therapists, nurses and physicians on conceptualizing pain and effectively treating patients suffering persistent pain.


Brandon Morgan, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

Lieutenant Colonel Morgan is currently the Program Director of the USAF Tactical Sports and Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship located at the United States Air Force Academy. Lt Col Morgan earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems degree from Utah State University in 2001. After receiving his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Creighton University in 2007, Lt Col Morgan commissioned in the Air Force. In 2014 he earned a Doctor of Science from Baylor University and is currently board certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.


Michael Moore, PT

Michael Moore is an owner and founding partner at Folsom Physical Therapy and Training Center alongside Tim McGonigle, PT. He is a founding member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOPMT) and served as secretary of the organization from 1992-1998. Michael is a certified instructor in the Kaltenborn-Evjenth Concept of Orthopedic Manual Therapy as well as the International Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Association. Michael has been a lead instructor for the Folsom Physical Therapy Long Term Course since the 1980s and has served as a volunteer faculty member for the UC Davis School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, since 2001. Michael has presented at both national and international conferences and has provided hundreds of physical therapists with continuing education throughout his career. In 2014, the AAOMPT honored Michael with the Kaltenborn ‘Teach I Must’ Award, and in 2020 he was honored by the American Physical Therapy Association with the Henry O. and Florence P. Kendall Practice Award. Michael has been married since 1977 with four grown children and ten grandchildren. He currently cares from his grandchildren in addition to his clinical days. His current interests outside of PT include healthy eating, healthy exercise, and ballroom dancing. 


Brett Neilson, DPT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

Brett D. Neilson is a physical therapist who holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Doctor of Science (DSc). He is both board certified in orthopaedics (OCS) and a Fellow of AAOMPT.  He is the Admissions Director and Assistant Professor of Hawai’i Pacific University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Dr. Neilson has published several peer reviewed articles and presented at both state and national conferences. His current research agenda focuses on the relationship between sleep and pain. He continues to practice in clinical care in the state of Washington for an in-home, outpatient physical therapy company.


Thomas Olesko, PT,DPT,OCS

Thomas graduated from undergraduate and graduate school from Ithaca College. He received his clinical doctorate in 2017 and immediately entered an orthopaedic residency at the University of Rochester in New York. Following his residency, he moved south and began a fellowship in orthopaedic manual physical therapy at University of St. Augustine. Thomas is also undergoing special certification in manual therapy and sports.  Thomas has a passion for orthopaedics and post-operative care and has a unique interest in manual lymphatic drainage techniques for the orthopaedic population. He works with skilled clinicians certified in MLD furthering his knowledge in this field.


Nathan Parsons, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

Nathan Parsons is currently a Clinical Internship Director for the U.S. Army-Baylor DPT Program at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, TX. He is a Fellow of AAOMPT and an adjunct professor for the Army-Baylor University Doctoral Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. His research interests include injury prevention in military trainees and optimal health care utilization with manual therapy interventions.


Catherine Patla, PT, DHSC, FAAOMPT, OCS, MTC, FAPTA

Catherine Patla acts as both associate professor and as a mentor at the OMT Fellowship at University of St Augustine. She has been a fellow of AAOMPT since 1996. Catherine is president of Foundation of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (FOMPT) of AAOMPT. She is a site reviewer for ACOMPT. She is active in the Florida Physical Therapy Association both at the sub district level , as a delegate to HOD since 2002, chief delegate from 2004-2006 and Florida chapter President from 2007-2021. In 2021 she received the award of Fellow of American Physical Therapy Association (FAPTA). Her research investigations are on the topics of end-feel and clinical diagnostics skills.


Allison Paul, DPT, OCS

Allie Paul is a graduate of the HSS Physical therapy orthopedic residency program and is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist. Allie currently works at the HSS Paramus Outpatient Center. She has had the honor of presenting with her HSS Colleagues twice on the national stage on hip and knee arthroplasty. She also presented at the 32nd Annual HSS Holiday Hip and Knee Course this past December.


Bryan Pickens, PT, DSc, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT

Bryan Pickens is an Associate Professor at the Army-Baylor DPT Program. Dr. Pickens is a board-certified specialist in Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. He previously served as the Director of the Army-Baylor Doctoral Fellowship in OMPT (Fort Sam Houston, TX) and as an Assistant Professor in the Army-Baylor Division 1 Sports Physical Therapy Doctoral Fellowship (West Point, NY). His research interests include utilizing technology in physical therapy practice and improving the instruction and performance of manual physical therapy.


Kristine Pratt, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Kristie earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Pacific University of Oregon in 2011. She has spent her entire career working in outpatient orthopedics. In 2017, Kristie became a board-certified Specialist in Orthopedics. Then in 2018, she completed her post graduate fellowship in manual therapy through the North American Institute of Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) and is now a Fellow with the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). She is passionate about teaching and has been involved in a residency program, fellowship program, and in house continuing education classes.


Jeffrey A. Rot, PT, DHSc, OCS, MTC, FAAOMPT

Dr. Rot graduated with a master’s in PT in 1993 from Shenandoah University. In 1996 he earned his Manual PT Certification from USAHS. In 1997, he achieved his Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT) at USAHS under mentorship of Dr. Stanley V. Paris. Dr. Rot is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (OCS). In 2004, he earned his Doctor of Health Science (DHSc) degree in upper cervical spine anatomy and biomechanics. He is an Associate Professor who teaches full time at the Univ. of St. Augustine and owns a private mobile Spine PT practice where he delivers spine care to patients.


Paige Schreiner, PT, DPT, OCS, GTS, MTC, CLT, CSCS

Paige graduated from undergraduate from the University of North Florida with a degree in Exercise Science. Paige completed her doctorate of physical therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2013. She currently works in a private outpatient setting, and worked as a faculty member for the University of St. Augustine focusing on orthopaedics. Paige is board certified in orthopaedics. She also has her manual therapy certification and certified as a lymphedema therapist. Paige focuses her practice on cancer rehabilitation. Paige has presented to her state chapter on breast cancer rehabilitation and survivorship as well as a local support group.


John Seivert, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, NCPT

John Seivert, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, NCPT  A 1984 graduate of Northern Arizona University, John completed the Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy (GDMT) in 1991 and a Masters in Physiotherapy in 1996 from Curtin University Perth, Western Australia.   He mentors students from the Evidence in Motion orthopedic residency and fellowship program and the Kaiser Permanente Northern California orthopaedic manual physical therapy fellowship and orthopedic residency programs.   John’s 22 years in Grass Valley have allowed him to grow his private practice, Body Logic Physical Therapy (www.bodylogicphysicaltherapy.com), from one Physical Therapist to six Physical Therapists.


Mickey Shah, PT, DSc, FAAOMPT, OCS, DipMDT, CSCS, Certified Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist (APTA-Emory)

Mickey is an Adjunct Professor at Governors State University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and full-time clinician.  He completed his PT degrees from D'Youville College in Buffalo New York and his Doctor of Science Degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore.  As a lifelong learner Mickey has completed his Orthopedic Clinical Specialty (OCS) and Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT) as well as recently completing his International Diploma in Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (DipMDT).  He has worked across multiple clinical settings throughout his 18 years in clinical practice, but practice focus has revolved around Musculoskeletal, Neuro-Vestibular Disorders and Concussion Management.


Sarah Shaver, PT, DPT, OCS

Sarah N. Shaver, PT, DPT, OCS is a physical therapist at BUPTC. Sarah received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Maine and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Husson University in Bangor, ME. She completed her residency in Orthopedic Physical Therapy through Upstream Rehabilitation Institute in Oregon and became board certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy in 2020. Sarah is currently a Fellow in Training through the Boston University Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy.


Mark Shepherd, PT, DPT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

Mark H. Shepherd is a physical therapist who holds both a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) and a Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy (DSc).  He is board certified in orthopaedics (OCS) and is fellowship trained in orthopaedic manual physical therapy (FAAOMPT).  He is the program director of Bellin College’s Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Program.  Dr. Shepherd has published several peer reviewed articles and presented at both state and national conferences.  He continues to practice in clinical care in the state of Maryland.


Caty Stegemann, PT

Ms. Caty Stegemann is the owner of Centre Physical Therapy, a leader of physical therapy in Chicago. Her attentive approach to patient treatment and passion for helping others makes her a veritable force in the physical therapy field. She is a recognized expert in therapeutic management of post-operative hip arthroscopy. Ms. Stegemann has co-authored peer-reviewed articles on hip rehabilitation and authored several post-operative rehabilitation protocols. Additionally, her interest in movement science, manual therapy, and holistic patient centered makes her dynamic educator and pioneer in the domain of orthopedic manual physical therapy.


Helene Strange, PT, DPT, OCS, CAPP-Pelvic

Helene Strange graduated from Ithaca College with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2016. Following she was able to achieve her Board Certified Clinical Specialty in Orthopedics in 2019. After she made the jump into Pelvic Health where she specializes in pelvic pain pertaining to complex gynecology and sexual medicine.


Jessica Tapp, SPT

Jessica is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Cincinnati.


Brad Tracy, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Brad has 20+ years of clinical experience, a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist and a fellow within the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). He serves as an adjunct instructor for the South College Doctorate of Physical Therapy program in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Tracy is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and AAOMPT. He has served the Illinois Chapter as the Northern District Chair, served on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Chapter, has been an Illinois alternate delegate to the APTA House of Delegates and served on the AAOMPT membership committee.


Jon Umlauf, PT, DPT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

MAJ Jon Umlauf is an Assistant Professor and Director of Curriculum of the Army-Baylor University DPT program. He is board-certified in Orthopaedics, a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, and certified to perform diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound (RMSK). He received his BS in Environmental Health from Old Dominion University in 2004, DPT from the Army-Baylor DPT program in 2012, and DSc from The Army-Baylor University Doctoral Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy in 2018. Previous to joining the Army-Baylor University DPT faculty in 2021, he served in several educational positions including the Army Service Assistant Dean for Graduate Allied Health, Associate Program Director for the U.S. Army-Baylor Doctor of Science Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, and the DPT internship Site Director at Brooke Army Medical Center.


Antigone Vesci, PT, DPT, ATC, SCS, FAAOMPT, CMTPT

Antigone received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training in 2012, and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2014 from Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College. She then completed the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Therapy in 2017. She is a Sports Certified Specialist, currently working as the Director of Performance Therapy at The Edge in Glenview, IL. She is also a tactical athlete injury performance specialist at O2X, where she speaks nationally to firefighters, law enforcement, and other government and military agencies on injury risk reduction.


James A. Viti, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, FAAOMPT

A graduate from the University of Maryland in Baltimore in 1984. Dr. Viti earned his Manual Therapy Certification from the Institute of Physical Therapy in 1991. He completed his manual therapy fellowship training in 1996. He received his OCS certification in 1999 and a DPT degree from the University of St. Augustine in 2002. He currently teaches full time at the University of St. Augustine and continues to own and practice clinically at First Coast Rehabilitation. He has authored or coauthored 3 textbook chapters and over 20 peer reviewed publications including abstracts, case reports and research articles related to orthopaedics.


Derek Vraa, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Vraa is a co-founder of the USAF’s Tactical Sports & OMPT Fellowship where he serves as Senior Faculty.  Prior to moving to Colorado, he spent over a decade treating complex chronic pain patients while working in private practice in Minnesota.  He has presented at numerous national and Air Force conferences and recently authored a chapter in the Travell, Simons & Simons’ Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction 3rd edition textbook.  Derek is pursuing his DSc from Bellin College, serves as the AAOMPT Academic and Clinical Faculty SIG Vice-President, IFOMPT External Auditor for AAOMPT/ACOMPTE and as an ABPTRFE Accreditation Site Visitor.


Craig Wassinger, PT, PhD

Craig Wassinger PT, PhD is an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at Tufts University. He has been a physical therapist since 2001. Craig’s post-professional training is in manual therapy, sports medicine, and pain science. He is an active clinician scholar with over 100 peer reviewed publications and presentations within the musculoskeletal arena. Craig also works clinically in private practice and mentors orthopaedic physical therapy residents and manual therapy fellows in the areas of pain science, teaching and learning, evidence-based practice, and the shoulder.


Dustin Willis, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dustin Willis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at West Coast University. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Loma Linda University. He has completed several advanced training programs, including: the Orthopedic Residency Program at Rancho Physical Therapy, the Kaiser Permanente Southern California’s Sports Fellowship, the Lower Extremity Biomechanics Fellowship at the Movement Performance Institute, and the Azusa Pacific University’s Movement Performance Fellowship. His PhD dissertation is investigating the underlying physiologic mechanisms of therapeutic alliance.


Eric Wilson, PT, DSc, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS, FAAOMPT

Eric is the founding Program Director and current Deputy Program Director for the USAF’s Tactical Sports & OMPT Fellowship – a training pipeline preparing Air Force PTs to become embedded in Special Warfare units. Prior to retiring from the USAF in 2016 as a Lieutenant Colonel, he served as the USAF Academy’s Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine and the USAF’s PT consultant for Special Warfare PT.  Eric has taught continuing education courses since 1999 and has presented at numerous state and national meetings and has published in both peer-reviewed journals and medical texts.  He resides in Colorado Springs, CO.


Brett Windsor, PT, MPA, PhD, FAAOMPT

Dr Windsor graduated as a physiotherapist from Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. He became an ABPTS Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2000 and completed the NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship in Manual Therapy in 2003. After 8 years as Assistant professor with Pacific University and Campbell University, Dr. Windsor served roles including Vice President of Clinical Excellence and Senior Vice President of Sales at ATI Physical Therapy. He left ATI in March of 2021 and is now an Associate Professor at Rasmussen University and a Senior Vice-President of Clinical Excellence at PRN PT. Dr. Windsor is also the Executive Director of NAIOMT and the President of Eduglobal Associates. His primary area of research interest is the relationship between clinical reasoning and objective measurement of expertise.


August Winter, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT

Dr. Winter earned his DPT from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2016. He then completed an orthopaedic residency with the Virginia Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Institute in 2017, after which he became a Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist. In 2021 he completed the Northwestern University Fellowship for Advanced Orthopaedic Physical Therapy practice, Research and Education. He currently lives in Chicago and works in private practice orthopaedic physical therapy.


Emma Zeligson, PT, DPT, OCS

Emma Zeligson, PT, DPT, OCS is a physical therapist at Boston University Physical Therapy Center and a Fellow in Training through the Boston University Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy. She completed her residency in Orthopedic Physical Therapy at Northwestern University and received her Bachelor of Science in Health Studies and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees at Sargent College, Boston University.