Michael J. Moore, P.T.
Michael received his first baccalaureate degree from San Francisco
State University and his second from University of California at San
Francisco for physical Therapy in 1975. From 1975 to 1977 he took the
Kaiser Rehab Center's six month residency course in Proprioception
Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) and stayed on-staff until October 1977.
Principal instructors were Maggie Knott, Carolyn Oei, Greg Johnson, Sue
Adler and Eileen Vollowitz. Accompanied by his wife, Lynn Bollinger,
P.T., C.H.T. Michael traveled to Norway and worked for an outpatient
clinic and learned Norwegian through all of 1978. Beginning in 1979, he
was in the level I Mobilization Residency Program in Oslo until
September, 1980. Principal instructors included Olaf Evjenth, Hans
Gunnari and Freddy Kaltenborn. Upon returning to the United States in
the autumn of 1980, there was a high interest in orthopaedic manual
therapy at that time. With only short courses available, Michael began a
Long term Course in December 1981. Over the next two years this long
term course evolved into the Folsom Physical Therapy Long Term course
that continues today directed by Michael's partner, Tim McGonigle, P.T.
Guest instructors over the years have included, but not limited to:
Freddy Kaltenborn, Olaf Evjenth, Dennis Morgan, Barbara Stevens, Don
Torrey, Tim McCarthy, and Eileen Vollowitz. Current staff instructors
include: Michael Moore, Tim McGonigle, Rachel Worman, and Brigit Moore.
In the mid 1990's Freddy Kaltenborn approached Michael about meetings to
gather directors of orthopedic residency programs within the United
States to strategize the United States becoming a full member country
into the International Federation of Manual Therapists (IFOMT). This was
the birth of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical
Therapists of whom Michael is one of the eight founding members. Since
2001 the F.P.T. Faculty has been guest faculty for University of
California at Davis, Division of Pain Medicine's year- long Pain
Fellowship for medical doctors. This 13 year collaboration of both
programs exchanging faculty has contributed to the on-going evolution of
the Folsom Program to include chronic pain strategies in its
curriculum. On a personal note Michael and Lynn are both practicing
P.T.'s with four tax-paying children and four grandchildren. They have
been pursuing ballroom dancing as their current pastime outside of work
Jean-Michel Brismée, PT, ScD, OCS, FAAOMPT
Jean-Michel Brismée, PT, ScD is professor in the Doctor of Science
Program in Physical Therapy at Texas Tech University Health Sciences
Center in Lubbock, Texas. Dr. Brismée graduated from the Catholic
University of Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium with Bachelor of Science
degrees in Physical Education and Physical Therapy in 1985. He
graduated from Texas Tech University in 1996 with a Master of Sciences
in Sports Health and earned a Doctor of Science degree in Physical
Therapy in 2003. He has instructed over 100 courses and conferences
nationally and internationally in advanced Orthopaedic Medicine and
Manual Therapy of the spine and extremities and authored over 60
scientific papers in refereed journals. He has been the Chair of the
Research Committee for the Academy for 6 years, which resulted in
tremendous growth in the number of abstracts and research proposals
Kornelia Kulig, PhD, PT, FAPTA, FAAOMPT (Hon)
Kornelia Kulig, PhD, PT, FAPTA, FAAOMPT (Hon) is a Professor and
Co-Director of the Jacquelin Perry Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research
Laboratory at the University of Southern California. Her research
explores tissue morphology, biomechanics, physiology, and pathology in
relation to degenerative and inflammatory processes in connective
tissues and accompanying muscle activation, kinematic and kinetic
movement strategies and related signs, symptoms, and loss of function.
Dr. Kulig is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association,
American College of Sports Medicine and the American and International
Societies of Biomechanics. Dr. Kulig serves as a reviewer for several
biomechanical and clinical journals and servers as an Editorial Board
Member of the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy,
Physiotherapy and Human Movement. She is a Founding Member of the
American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.
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