Speaker Biographies

Chris Allen DPT, DSc

Chris Allen is an Associate Professor in the DPT program at the University of Cincinnati. His earned professional degrees include a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Baylor University, and a Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy from Baylor University. He is board certified in Orthopaedics, he is fellowship trained in manual physical therapy, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. Dr. Allen is involved in research investigating the effectiveness of physical therapy for the management of knee OA and the impact on long-term activity levels.


Danielle Anderson 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 therapy clinic chief and deputy internship director at the Air Force’s largest PT clinic at Lackland AFB, Joint Base San Antonio. 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 and subacromial pain syndrome.


Cora Aytona DPT, OCS, Dip. MDT, FAAOMPT

Cora Aytona, DPT, OCS, Dip. MDT, FAAOMPT graduated from the University of the Philippines with a BS in Physical Therapy in 1993 and completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Saint Augustine in Florida in 2008. She has been utilizing the principles of MDT evaluation and treatment since 1998, becoming Certified in 2000 and Diplomaed in 2002. She successfully achieved Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy in 2015. Cora was appointed Teaching Faculty for The McKenzie Institute in 2006 and promoted to Senior Faculty in 2015. She was also appointed to the McKenzie Institute USA Board of Directors in July 2019. Cora is a Clinical Mentor for DPT students in her area as well as an active contributor to MDT research. Her article, Rapid Resolution of Chronic Shoulder Pain: A Case Series, was published in The Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy (JMMT) in 2013. (Aytona M. (2013). Rapid Resolution of Chronic Shoulder Pain: A Case Series. JMMT; 21(4):207-212.) She also serves as an author and developer of several of the case studies used in the online McKenzie Case Manager course. She has presented at both Americas Region and McKenzie International Conferences.


Jane Borgehammar PT, MS, OCS, Dip.MDT, FAAOMPT

Jane Borgehammar, PT, MS, OCS, Dip MDT, FAAOMPT is a physical therapist in private practice at Synergy PT LLC in Westmont IL. She teaches for the McKenzie Institute USA and also mentors fellows in training through both the Daemen College and McKenzie Institute USA Fellowship programs. She obtained her BS degree from the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines and completed her MS and OMPT Fellowship at Daemen College. Her Diplomat in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy was obtained through the University of Otago and Kings Cross Hospital in Dundee.


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 within ETSU. His main responsibilities include program development, management, mentoring, and teaching within varying areas of musculoskeletal physical therapy. Michael’s background also includes the 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.


John Castro PT, DPT, OCS, MTC

John received a Bachelor degree from the Federico Villarreal University of Peru and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Utica College. He is a board-certified specialist in orthopedic Physical Therapy. John works at HSS as clinical supervisor and participates as faculty member for the orthopedic physical therapy residency program.


Christopher Centeno MD

Christopher J. Centeno, M.D. is a specialist in regenerative medicine and has helped found the emerging specialty of Interventional Orthopedics. He is one of the few physicians in the world with extensive experience in the culture expansion of and clinical use of adult stem cells to treat orthopedic injuries. He has had many world-wide and U.S. procedural firsts in Orthobiologics and is CMO of Regenexx and a founding member of the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation (IOF). Regenexx contributes to the world’s largest and oldest stem cell treatment registry focused in the field of orthopedic injuries. His clinic incorporates a variety of Orthobiologic injections that are delivered via precision, image guidance to help patients from all over the world avoid more invasive orthopedic surgery. Dr. Centeno also runs lab and clinical research groups that have the benefit of a state of the art cell biology research facility. Dr. Centeno has chaired multiple international research based conferences. He also maintains an active research based practice, producing multiple publications per year that are listed in the US National Library of Medicine. Dr. Centeno has also served as editor-in-chief of a medical research journal dedicated to traumatic injury and serves as a peer reviewer for multiple research publications. He has lectured all over the world on regenerative therapies including twice at the Vatican in Rome. Dr. Centeno trained at the Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Medical Center and the Institute for Rehabilitation Research. He hails from both Florida and New York and currently resides in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and three children.


Eric Chaconas PT, DPT, PhD, FAAOMPT

Eric Chaconas is the director of the Bellin College Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy Program. Dr. Chaconas has taught previous courses on the topics of differential diagnosis, research, exercise prescription, imaging and orthopaedic manual therapy. His research interests are focused on best practices in shoulder rehabilitation and he currently serves the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) as chair of the research committee. He has held prior positions as the FPTA speaker of the assembly, federal affairs liaison, government affairs committee chair and vice speaker of the assembly.


Josh Cleland PT, PhD, FAPTA. FAAOMPT

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Taylor Cole DPT, OCS

Dr. Cole is board certified in orthopedics and a faculty member for the Memorial Hermann Orthopedic Residency Program. Taylor graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2017 from Texas Woman’s University and then went on to complete an orthopedic residency with Memorial Hermann.


Doug Creighton DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr Creighton has been a full-time faculty member at Oakland University since 1998. His teaching responsibilities are spread across both the entry-level and post-profession programs. He holds certifications in two different systems of manual therapy and has extensive training in a third system. He has developed his own angular and translatory extremity and spinal oscillatory techniques and a therapeutic exercise approach which is used in conjunction with both the post-professional and entry-level programs. He draws upon his 34 years of orthopedic clinical practice which focuses on orthopedic injury and degeneration. He has published work related to radiological confirmation of foraminal opening with therapeutic positioning, diagnostic ultrasound imaging of Vertebral Artery blood flow during upper and lower cervical manual therapy interventions, a various level of research which has looked at both manual and exercise intervention for orthopedic pain and motion impairments in patients with orthopedic degenerative spinal and extremity conditions.


Ashlie Crewe PT, DPT, WCS

Dr. Crewe graduated from Gannon University in 2009. After graduation, she found her passion in combining the knowledge from pelvic health courses with the neuroscience of persistent pain conditions. She currently treats patients of all genders with pelvic health concerns, while providing mentorship to other pelvic floor therapists in her company. She has developed collegiate and CEU curriculum making pelvic health education accessible to clinicians in the orthopedic environment. She achieved her APTA women"s health specialist certification in 2017 and is also a member of the International Pelvic Pain Society as well as the Global Pelvic Health Alliance.


Matthew Daughtery PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, FAAOMPT

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Chris Dickerson DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Chris Dickerson graduated in 2012 from the University of Puget Sound with an entry level DPT. He has been a practicing clinician state since 2012. He is board certified in orthopaedics (OCS) and fellowship trained in orthopaedic manual physical therapy (FAAOMPT). When not treating patients, Chris is an adjunct faculty in the Baylor University DPT program, an instructor in the Bellin College OMPT fellowship, and teaches musculoskeletal courses for Evidence in Motion.


Megan Donaldson PT, PhD, FAAOMPT

Megan Donaldson is an Associate Program Director and Director of Curriculum for the developing Doctor of Physical Therapy Program within the School of Medicine at Tufts University in Boston MA. She earned her BS/ MS degrees at D’Youville College and her Ph.D. from Nova Southeastern University from Ft. Lauderdale FL. Dr. Donaldson has completed an Advanced Certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy, and her Fellowship Training from Daemen College in Amherst, NY. She remains an active clinician focusing on complex orthopedic patients health conditions. As a clinical researcher, Dr. Donaldson has consistently contributed to the evidence with many peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, presentations on musculoskeletal health topics and treatment approaches.


Kimberly Durant PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Durant has been a physical therapist for the past 10 years, treating in mostly orthopedics. After receiving her degree from Gannon University, she attained her orthopedic specialist certification from APTA in 2016. Her commitment to learning led her to complete a Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Therapy at Regis University in Denver, Colorado in 2018. Dr. Durant has been teaching orthopedics to physical therapist assistants for the past 5 years for two PTA programs in Maryland. Over the past two years, Dr. Durant has taken further continuing education to treat pelvic floor dysfunctions.


Chase Edwards PT, DPT, MA, ATC , OMPT Fellow-In-Training

Chase Edwards, a native of Unicoi, TN, currently serves as an Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellow-In-Training with East Tennessee State University, practicing at Physical Therapy Services in Elizabethton, TN. Chase is a recent graduate from East Tennessee State University/Mountain Home VA Hospital Orthopaedic Residency Program. He received his DPT degree from the Emory & Henry College: School of Health Sciences Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in May 2018. A graduate from the East Tennessee State University Depart Performance with a concentration in rehabilitation, and a Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training from Emory & Henry College and continues to maintain his ATC credential. His key interests are bridging the gap between human performance and sport-science & strength and conditioning principles into the physical therapy practice. setting across all populations


Alexa Edwards DPT, OCS

Dr. Edwards is board certified in orthopedics and a current faculty member and graduate of the Memorial Hermann Orthopedic Residency in Houston, TX. Alexa completed her doctoral degree at Texas Woman’s University Houston in 2017. She has special interest in manual therapy, spine, and foot/ankle.


Mauricio Elizondo PT, DPT, MTC, ATC, CSCS

Mauricio earned his Bachelors in Science in Athletic Training and Exercise Science from Oregon State University and his Masters in Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of Idaho. He furthered his education and training by earning his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine with a certification in manual therapy. Mauricio spent 10+ years in professional baseball, working in the Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Toronto Blue Jays organizations. In addition to Performance Sport Physio, Mauricio currently travels with the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour, the men’s professional tennis tour, as a physiotherapist.


Alicia Emerson PT, DPT, MS, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Alicia Emerson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at High Point University. She is also the director of High Point University’s Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic. This 40-hour per week clinic provides services to approximately 60 patients each week. Dr. Emerson directs, the second-year DPT students who provide supervised care to a diverse patient population. Dr. Emerson is a board certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. Dr. Emerson’s research interests include the functional implications of pain processing in the management of musculoskeletal conditions, clinical reasoning, clinical management in underserved or marginalized patient populations.


Laura Fisher DPT, PhD, OCS

Dr. Fisher is a clinical specialist at Michigan Medicine Specialty Clinic and also serves as the director of the Michigan Medicine Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency. Dr. Fisher also teaches and serves as a mentor within the residency program. Dr. Fisher has presented at the Michigan Physical Therapy Annual Conference and APTA Combined Sections Meeting. She has had numerous poster presentations at the Texas Physical Therapy Association, Michigan Physical Therapy Association, and APTA Combined Sections Meeting. Her clinical interests include orthopedic spinal conditions, thoracic spine and rib cage, hypermobility, chronic pain, and clinical outcomes.She has experience as principle investigator, coinvestigator, and research assistant on research projects in the areas of low back pain and risk factors for injury.


David Griswold PT, PhD

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Josh Halfpap DPT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

Josh Halfpap is an active duty physical therapist in the United States Navy. He earned his DPT from Army-Baylor University in 2011. He is a 2018 graduate of the Army-Baylor Doctoral Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. He currently is the Army-Baylor DPT clinical internship site director at Naval Medical Center San Diego, faculty with the Military Physical Therapy Musculoskeletal Residency program, contributing faculty with the University of St. Augustine, and serves as an OMPT fellowship mentor.


Mara Hochman DPT, OCS

Dr. Hochman is a faculty member and residency site coordinator at Memorial Hermann Orthopedic Residency Program. She earned her DPT degree from Texas Woman’s University in 2017 and went on to complete an orthopedic residency with Memorial Hermann the following year. She is board certified in orthopedics and enjoys teaching, mentoring and treating shoulder pathologies.


Jeremy Houser PT, DPT, Board Certified in Orthopaedics

Jeremy Houser, PT, DPT, PhD (c) is an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation in the College of Health and Human Services at Indiana State University. He obtained his Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree at Alabama State University in 2009, and is currently a candidate for the PhD degree in Adult Education at Auburn University. Dr. Houser received board certification in orthopaedic physical therapy in 2014. He has received the APTA’s Minority Student Scholarship Award (2009) and the Minority Faculty Award (2018). His research interests include standardized testing and clinical reasoning in physical therapy education.


Amy Hsieh DPT, OCS

Dr. Hsieh is board-certified in orthopedics and currently a manual therapy fellow in training. Amy is also a faculty member for the Memorial Hermann Orthopedic Residency Program. After graduating with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 2017, she completed an orthopedic residency in 2018 through Harris Health System. She also currently serves as the Treasurer for TPTA Southeastern District. Amy has special interests in the spine, pain science, concussion management, and professional leadership.


Lindsey Hughey PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Lindsey Hughey graduated from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia with her bachelor’s in health science and doctorate in physical therapy (2010). Dr. Hughey is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist (OCS) and Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT). She received her fellowship training through Evidence in Motion (2016). Dr. Hughey serves as an Assistant Professor at South DPT and runs a part-time out of network private practice, drive PT where she treats mainly CrossFit athletes and chronic pain. She is an active member of the APTA and AAOMPT.


Dhinu Jayaseelan DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Jayaseelan is an Assistant Professor in the George Washington University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program where the teaches the management of musculoskeletal dysfunction. Additionally, Dr. Jayaseelan mentors in the post-professional setting as faculty with the Virginia Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Institute and Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars, and frequently teaches continuing education courses in orthopedics. He is actively engaged in research and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in his content area of expertise. He is a reviewer for a number of orthopedic and manual therapy journals, including Associate Editor for the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy.


Gregg Johnson PT, FFAAOMPT

Gregory S. Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT, graduated from the University of Southern California in 1971 and completed a one year residency program at Kaiser Vallejo 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, Mr. Johnson 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 trainied 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.


David Johnson PT, MS, OCS

David Johnson PT, MS, OCS works at the Michigan Medicine MedRehab Briarwood clinic. Dave treats general orthopedic patients with an emphasis on progressive strength training and targeted manual therapy. Specialty areas include the treatment of patients with hypermobility, chronic pain patients and patients with hip and shoulder pathologies. He is a member of the clinical faculty for the Michigan Medicine Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency. Also, he instructs the residents in pain science, hip evaluation and treatment and differentiation of lumbopelvic and hip diagnoses. He graduated from PT school at the University of Minnesota in 2001 and has been practicing as a PT since that time. He has presented at the local and state level on topics related to joint hypermobility and chronic pain.


Ben Just PT, MPT

Ben Just, PT, MPT is an Instructor of Clinical Education in the DPT program at the University of Cincinnati and previously held the position of Clinical Lead for Cardiovascular Services at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Education with a focus in Instructional Design and Technology. Ben has developed numerous courses with an emphasis on intrinsically motivating students using practical application of knowledge and a patient centered care model.


Nina Kelly PT, DPT, Fellow in Training

Nina is a fellow in training for the Sports Medicine department at The Ohio State University. She has completed the orthopedic residency at OSU. She is passionate about dry needling and teaching.


David Kempfert PT, DPT, ATC/L, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT

David J. Kempfert is a comprehensive clinical therapist with content expertise in orthopaedic, sports and manual rehabilitation. His diversity includes being a licensed physical therapist, occupational therapist and athletic trainer. He is a Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic (OCS) and Sports (SCS) Physical Therapy, a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT), a reviewer for the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy and has contributed a per diem role with the United States Soccer Federation. He is actively pursuing his PhD while instructing in the advanced extremity and imaging courses at USAHS.


Joshua 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, Masters in Orthopedic Manual Therapy in 2015, and Fellowship training through Daemen College in 2016. He is continually involved in clinical research and has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals. He is faculty for the McKenzie Institute and the program director for the McKenzie Institute USA Orthopaedic Residency Program and mentor for the McKenzie Institute USA Orthopaedic Manual Physical Fellowship Program


Steven Kinney PT, DPT, Board Certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Steven has practiced in outpatient, subacute rehab, inpatient rehab, and acute care hospital settings with diverse patient populations. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and achieved certification as an Integrated Manual Therapist (CIMT) with Great Lakes Seminars. In addition, he completed extensive training in Neuro-Developmental Treatment, becoming certified under Recovering Function. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Orthopaedic, Geriatric, and Federal sections. He is board certified in Orthopaedic physical therapy and is currently pursuing a fellowship in orthopedic manual physical therapy at Regis University.


John Krauss PT, Ph.D. OCS, FAAOMPT

Recognized as an international authority in the Kaltenborn-Evjenth Orthopedic Manual Therapy approach, Dr. Krauss is a Professor in the School of Health Sciences at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. With over 29 years of clinical practice and 26 years of teaching experience Dr. Krauss has a wealth of experience and knowledge to share relating to the management of patient’s experiencing orthopedic conditions across the lifespan. Dr. Krauss has authored over 30 peer reviewed books, papers, and manuscripts and presented over 40 Peer Reviewed Presentations. Dr. Krauss directs the PT Program at Oakland University and coordinates Oakland’s Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy.


Ken Learman PT, PhD, FAAOMPT

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Joseph Lorenzetti PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Joe Lorenzetti graduated from D’Youville College’s physical therapy program in 2004 and in 2010 he completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy through the University of St. Augustine. He holds certifications in Manual Therapy and Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy and is a Fellow of the AAOMPT. He is Board Certified as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist and is a mentor for the McKenzie Institute residency program and Fellowship programs and is an adjunct faculty member in the D’Youville and Daemen College DPT programs. He is active in clinical practice as a Spine Team Leader for the Catholic Health System in Buffalo, NY.


Kevin MacPherson PT, DPT, MTC, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Kevin L. MacPherson is a member of the University of Florida entry-level DPT faculty where he is also an assistant Director of Clinical Education. He also serves as a faculty member for Evidence In Motion/Bellin College’s fellowship, residency, certificate, and transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy programs, and he previously was a fellow-mentor for the University of Illinois at Chicago’s fellowship program. His primary teaching responsibilities at the University of Florida Department of Physical Therapy are providing instruction in the Basic Clinical. His research interests are in the stability of pain associated beliefs, the impacts of non-specific effects on treatment outcomes, and clinical exercise prescription.


Cody Mansfield PT, DPT, AT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Cody is a physical therapist at Ohio State Sports Medicine and a board certified specialist in orthopaedic physical therapy. Cody received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Duke University, and graduated Cum Laude from Chapman University with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. Cody is working toward becoming a clinician scientist with a focus on understanding the effects of chronic musculoskeletal pathologies and physical therapy interventions have on the brain and movement. His co-advisors for his PhD training are Dr. Matt Briggs and Dr. James Onate. He currently serves as the curriculum and research coordinator for the Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship. He has completed both the orthopedic residency and fellowship program at Ohio State Sports Medicine.


Jackson McNeal, II PT, DPT

As a graduate from Louisiana State University Health Science Center- Shreveport with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree, Jackson completed an Orthopeadic Residency program through Brooks Rehabilitation’s Institute of Higher Learning. Following residency, Jackson is continuing his clinical education with migration into the Brooks OMPT Fellowship program. Jackson demonstrates interest in treating patients seeking skilled physical therapy for spinal impairments within the general and athletic population. Jackson has previous experience with collegiate athletics in the area of strength and conditioning, which is observable in his clinical practice in regard to patient skill acquisition and performance biomechanics.


Christina Myers PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT, CIMT, FAAOMPT

Dr. Chris Myers is the Director of Continuing Education and an instructor with Upstream Rehab Institute’s Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency, OMPT Fellowship, and continuing education programs.  She is currently a Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy candidate with Bellin College where she is researching the correlation between therapeutic alliance and outcomes.  Dr. Myers completed OMPT fellowship training with Evidence in Motion, is a board certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy (OCS) and certified in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (Cert. MDT). Dr. Myers is adjunct faculty for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at South College in Knoxville, TN.


Bradley Myers PT, DPT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Myers is a physical therapist and educator within the Campbell University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. He is a graduate of the Regis University OMPT Fellowship, and Doctor of Science in OMPT program at Andrews University. His clinical and research interests include the appropriate application of manual therapy techniques with exercise interventions within orthopedic dysfunctions, and the identification of motor control dysfunctions as a precursor/result of musculoskeletal impairments.


Garrett Naze PT, DPT, OCS, CCTT, NBC-HWC, FAAOMPT

Dr. Garrett Naze is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at High Point University and serves as the full-time clinician in High Point University’s Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic. Dr. Naze is a credentialed Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Certified Cervical and Temporomandibular Therapist, National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, and Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. His clinical and research interests include incorporating therapeutic communication techniques to facilitate sustainable health behavior change in patients with painful, complex conditions.


Toko Nguyen PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT, CSCS

Supervisor of Clinical Residency Programs Board Certified Orthopedic and Sports Clinical Specialist Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists NSCA, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Member: APTA Orthopedic and Sports Sections, Texas Physical Therapy Association, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, Texas Legislative Representative for the APTA Sports Physical Therapy Section, ABPTRFE Accreditation Service Committee


Evan Petersen PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Evan Petersen is a tenured Associate Professor at the University of the Incarnate Word School of Physical Therapy where he teaches courses in Patient/Client Management and Clinical Reasoning. Prior to his appointment at UIW, he was the Graduate Program Director of the Army-Baylor University Doctoral Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. He has been a licensed physical therapist since 1999 and has practiced in outpatient orthopaedic clinics in the United States and overseas in Egypt, Germany, and Afghanistan. He is a board certified clinical specialist in orthopaedics and a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.


Bryan Pickens PT, DSc, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT

Bryan Pickens is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Army-Baylor University Doctoral Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy located in San Antonio, TX. He earned his DPT in 2009 from the Army-Baylor Physical Therapy program and a DSc from Baylor in 2016. He is board certified in Orthopedics, and Sports Physical Therapy, is fellowship trained in manual physical therapy, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. His research interests include neuromuscular activation in patients with knee osteoarthritis as well as clinical instruction.


Andrew Post DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr Post is a board-certified specialist in orthopedics and fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. After working and mentoring in the post-professional fellowship setting for a number of years, Dr Post recently decided to pursue his PhD in Physical Rehabilitation Science at the University of Iowa. Dr Post has published a number of peer-reviewed manuscripts in orthopedics. He is actively engaged in a number of clinical trials related to pain science and orthopedic conditions.


Matthew Pugliese PT, DPT, MS, OCS, FAAOMPT

Matthew Pugliese is a physical therapist working at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. He graduated with a doctorate in physical therapy from Ithaca College, completed a fellowship in orthopedic manual physical therapy though Regis University and holds a Board Certification in Orthopedics. Matthew is currently a doctorate of science student at Texas Tech University, an instructor in an APTA credentialed orthopedic residency program and a guest lecturer at Hunter College and Marist College.


Jim Rivard

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Ronald Schenk PT, PhD, OCS, Dip MDT, FAAOMPT

Ron Schenk PT, PhD, OCS, Dip MDT, FAAOMPT is a Professor of Physical Therapy at Tufts University and is Program Director of the McKenzie Institute OMPT Fellowship program. Dr. Schenk received his BS and MS degrees from Ithaca College and his PhD from the University at Buffalo. Ron is an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist, a Fellow of the AAOMPT, and holds a Diploma in MDT. He has published numerous peer reviewed manuscripts and has presented nationally and internationally in relation to his clinical practice with the Catholic Health System of Buffalo where he serves as a Spine Team Leader.


Megann Schooley PT, DPT, SCS, MTC, CSCS, CEEAA

Megann Schooley is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy, Manual Therapy Certified, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults. She also has certifications in blood flow restriction rehabilitation, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization and fascial movement taping. She is a core faculty for the University of St. Augustine’s DPT program in the Musculoskeletal and Movement Science courses and practices part time in a sports PT private practice. She is currently involved in blood flow restriction research. She has presented posters in the areas of manual therapy, sports and exercise.


John Seivert PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, NCPT

John graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1984. He completed the Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy in 1991 and a Masters in Physiotherapy in 1996 from Curtin University in Perth, Australia. He became a Fellow of the AAOMPT in 1996. John completed his DPT in 2012. He then completed a comprehensive training in Pilates through Polestar Pilates and achieved the certification of Pilates Method Alliance – Certified Pilates Instructor in 2013. John mentors Orthopaedic Residents and Fellows for EIM and the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Programs. John owns Body Logic Physical Therapy in Grass Valley, CA since 2001.


Mark Shepherd PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Mark H. Shepherd is a physical therapist who holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) and is both board certified in orthopaedics (OCS) and is fellowship trained in orthopaedic manual physical therapy (FAAOMPT). He is the Program Director of the Bellin College Orthopeadic and Manual PT 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.


Scott Siverling PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Scott Siverling is currently the manager for Hospital for Special Surgery’s Rehabilitation clinic in Paramus, NJ. He has been a practicing physical therapist for 19 years and is a board-certified specialist in orthopedics since 2006, as well as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. Additionally, Scott is lead faculty for the Hospital’s orthopedic physical therapy residency and is adjunct faculty with Bellin College"s orthpedic manual therapy fellowship and residency through Evidence-in-Motion.


Emily Slaven PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT, Cert MDT

Dr. Slaven completed a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy from University College Dublin and a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy from Manchester University. In the United States, she pursued a Master’s degree in Biomechanics and her PhD in physical therapy. She completed a fellowship in manual therapy at Duke Hospital and was recognized as a Fellow by the American Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapists in 2011. As a full-time associate professor leading the orthopedic curriculum in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Krannert School of Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis, Dr. Slaven focuses on integrating current evidence with skilled hands on care. Dr. Slaven maintains an active clinical practice and is the President of APTA Indiana. In addition, Dr. Slaven is the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Indiana Arthritis Foundation.


Christie Smith DPT, OMPT

Dr. Smith is a guest lecturer and teaching assistant at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan with over 6 years of experience. She is certified as a National Instructor by the Kaltenborn-Evjenth Orthopedic Manual Therapy organization. She has presented at the state and international level. She has collaborated extensively with Dr. Krauss and co-authored multiple peer-reviewed lab manuals with him. Dr. Smith has worked for the past eight years in an orthopedic clinic specializing in manual therapy where she mentors students from Oakland University’s doctoral program and the post-professional certification program for Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy.


Glenn Thompson PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Graduated from East Tennessee State University with Bachelor"s of Science in Physical Therapy in 1999, Graduated from Evidence in Motion with Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2014, Completed Evidence in Motion Residency in 2014, Completed Evidence in Motion Fellowship in 2017, Board certified in Orthopedics since 2017, Achieved Fellowship status in 2017, Currently enrolled at Bellin College Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy


Laura Thornton PT, DPT, OCS

Laura Thornton, PT, DPT is a current OMPT Fellow-In-Training at the Brooks Rehabilitation/University of North Florida Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship in Jacksonville, Florida. She currently practices as a clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy at the Arlington satellite clinic for Brooks Rehabilitation. She is involved in mentoring for the Brooks Orthopedic Residency program and also serves as a member of the AAOMPT History Committee. Prior to fellowship training, she worked in Richmond, Virginia as a full-time clinician at a private practice clinic and as a residency mentor for the Virginia Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Institute (VOMPTI).


Stephanie Thurmond PT, DPT, ScD, COMT, CFMT

Dr. Stephanie Thurmond is a tenured Associate Professor at the University of the Incarnate Word School of Physical Therapy. She serves as the Year 1 curriculum coordinator and teaches primarily orthopedic content to first-year physical therapy students. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Hardin-Simmons University in 2002 and her Doctorate of Science from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in 2011. She has primarily worked as a clinician in outpatient orthopedics and entered academia in 2013.


Eric Trauber PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Eric Trauber received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Utica College. Eric is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists and completed his training with Regis University. He is currently a physical therapist at Hospital for Special Surgery and is involved in various educational initiatives including his participation in the orthopedic residency program as well as the site supervisor for co-op students/volunteers.


Dominque Tull PT, DPT

Dominique Shane Tull is a Physical Therapist working in the Brooks Rehabilitation outpatient division of Jacksonville, FL. Native of Nashville, TN, Dominique began his educational career at the University of Alabama in Birmingham where he attained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Dominique decided to pursue a career in Physical Therapy following his work as a research assistant to Dr. Edward Taub and Dr. David Morris PT, DPT. In 2018 Dominique completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Upon completion, he transitioned to Brooks Rehabilitation where he spent his first year as a clinician in the Brooks Orthopedic Residency Program. Dominique is currently undergoing his first year of training in the Brooks Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship Program. Dominque has a passion for teaching and plans to one day attain his PhD.


Jon Umlauf DPT, DSc

Major Jon Umlauf is the Associate Program Director and Assistant Professor for the Army-Baylor University Doctoral Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy and Certified to perform diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound (RMSK). He currently practices in an outpatient physical therapy clinic where he is actively involved in teaching entry-level and advanced-practicing physical therapists. His research interests include advancing the clinical competence of orthopedic manual physical therapists, improving outcomes of care, and investigating the utility of diagnostic ultrasound.


Mark Wilhelm PT, PhD

Mark Wilhelm, PT, DPT is an assistant professor at Tufts University PT teaches within anatomy and musculoskeletal courses. He received his PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Mark has published a number of peer-reviewed articles and authored two book chapters on various orthopedic and cervical spine treatment and related topics. Additionally, Mark volunteers his time at the Hartville Migrant Center, providing physical therapy care to underserved migrant workers.


Jodi Young PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Jodi is faculty and the Assistant Director of Research in the Bellin College DSc program. She is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist and a fellow of the AAOMPT. She is currently working on a PhD through the University of Newcastle in Australia researching physical therapy dosing in patients with lower extremity injuries. Jodi has been teaching orthopedics, manual therapy, differential diagnosis, critical inquiry, and evidence-based practice within entry-level DPT, residency, and fellowship programs for ten years. In the Bellin College DSc program, she teaches the Research Methodologies and Doctoral Project and Biostatistics courses.