2014 Awards

2014 Award Winners

2014 Kaltenborn "Teach I Must Award" Recipient

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 since 2004.

2014 John McMillan Mennell Service Award Recipient

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 submitted.

2014 Distinguished Lecturer Presentation Recipient

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.

2014 Research Awards Recipients

2014 CARDON $3000 Research Grant Award

    Jennifer Reneker, MSPT, NCS
    Walsh University
    Co-Investigators: Donaldson, Hassen, Martin, Moughiman, Cook, Congeni
    For "A Feasibility Study for a Randomized Controlled Trial on the Effectiveness of Early Physical Therapy Intervention for Patients with Dizziness after a Sports-Related Concussion" Individuals with Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial"

2014 CARDON $3000 Research Grant Award

    Anthony "Toby"Kinney, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, MBA
    University of Montana
    Co-Investigator: Mizner
    For "The Relationship Among Cervical Joint Mobility, Postural Sway and Cervical Spine Kinesthetic Awareness in Individuals Post-Concussion"

2014 OPTP $2,000 Research Grant Award

    Emmanuel Yung, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
    Sacred Heart University
    Co-Investigators: Wong, Cameron and Grimes
    For "Posteriorly directed pressures versus laterally directed non-thrust joint manipulation in patients with neck pain- a randomized clinical trial"

2014 OPTP $2,000 Research Grant Award

    Steve Karas, PT, DSc, CMPT, OCS
    Chatham University, Pittsburg
    Co-Investigator: Windsor
    For "The effects of prescribed thoracic spine mobilizations versus therapist determined thoracic spine mobilizations in individuals with cervical spine pain"

AAOMPT 2014 Best Poster Presentations

  • 1st Place overall - Josiah Sault, Matthew Morris, Alicia Emerson-Kavchak Manual Therapy In The Management Of A Patient With Recalcitrant Morton Neuroma: A Case Report - Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States

  • 1st Place Lumbar Spine - Lower Quadrant - Mary Beth Geiser. Identification Of An Undetected Tibal Fracture Using Only Remote Telemedine And The Ottawa Knee Rules In An Elite High School Female Soccer Athlete - Marquette University, Concordia University Wisconsin, and SCORE Advantage LLC, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

  • 1st Place Cervical Spine and Upper Quadrant - Dhinu Jayaseelan, Nancy Tow. Cervicothoracic Junction Thrust Manipulation In The Multimodal Management Of A Patient With Temporomandibular Disorder - Fellowship, Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States

  • 1st Place Clinical Reasoning - William Morris, Brian Young, Bradley Tragord. The Influence Of Infection On Signs And Symptoms Of Cervical Artery Dysfunction: A Case Report. US Army - Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, United States

  • 1st Place Women Health - Michael Bourassa, Jason Beneciuk, Robert Rowe. Utilization Of Manual Therapy Techniques In The Management Of Cervical And Thoracic Pain During Pregnancy - Residency/Fellowship Program, Brooks Rehabilitation Institute for Higher Education, Jacksonville, Florida, United States

AAOMPT 2014 Best Platform Presentations

  • 1st place overall - Dick Ehrard Platform Presentation Award
    Brett Neilson
    and Robert Boyles. The Effects Of The Spinal Manipulation Prohibition On Physical Therapists' Decision To Practice In Washington State - University of Puget Sound, Austin, Texas.

  • 1st place (best 5x5 Cervical Spine)
    Holly Jonely
    , Mehul Desai, Jean-Michel Brismée, Valerie Phelps, Phillip Sizer . Immediate Symptoms And Radiological Improvements In C4-C6 Cervical Kyphotic Kink Following Local Dorsoventral Mobilization In A Patient With A 4-Year History Of Neck Pain - The George Washington University, Washington, DC, United States, International Spine, Pain and Performance Center, Washington, DC, United States, Advanced Physical Therapy of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska, United States, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Center of Rehabilitation Research, Lubbock, Texas, United States

  • 1st place (best 5x5 Lumbar Spine)
    Mitchell Selhorst
    , Brittany Selhorst. Lumbar Manipulation For The Treatment Of Acute Low Back Pain In Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Trial - Sports Physical Therapy, Nationwide Childrens Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, United States

  • 1st place (best 5x5 Pelvic Girdle)
    Susan Clinton
    , Alaina Newell, Patricia Downey, Kimberly Coleman-Ferreira. Pelvic Girdle Pain In The Antepartum Population - Physical Therapy Clinical Practice Guidelines Linked To The International Classification Of Functioning, Disability And Health - Embody Physiotherapy & Wellness, Imperial, Pennsylvania, United States, Oncology PT, Denver, Colorado, United States, School of Health Sciences, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, United States

  • 1st place (best 5x5 Lower Extremity)
    Gesine Seeber
    , Mark P. Wilhelm, Omer Matthijs, Gunther Windisch, Phillip Sizer. Validation Of The Lateral Anterior Drawer Test For Examining Posterior Cruciate Ligament Integrity In Unembalmed Cadaveric Knees - Praxis Fuer Manuelle Medizin, Graz, Austria, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, United States

  • 1st place (best 5x5 Upper Quadrant)
    Steve Karas
    , Rajiv Sawhney. Clinical Reasoning In A Patient With Left Shoulder And Cervical Spine Pain - Physical Therapy, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, Allegheny Chesapeake Physical Therapy, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

  • 1st place (best 5x5 Thoraco-lumbar spine)
    Jason Myerson
    , Shala Cunningham. The Use Of Modified Thoracic Manipulation Techniques In The Treatment Of Patients Following Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery: A Case Series - Physical Therapy, University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana, United States, Select Physical Therapy, Trumbull, Connecticut, United States

  • 1st place (best 5x5 Glenohumaral Joint)
    Michael Crowell
    , Bradley Tragord. Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy For Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis: A Case Study - U.S. Army, West Point, New York, United States

2013 Award Winners

AAOMPT 2013 Best Poster Presentations

  • 1st Place overallNora Sullivan and co-author Shaffer SM. The Effects Of Thoracic Non-Thrust Manipulation On Knee Pain In A Patient With Multiple Medical Complications, Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

  • 1st Place Clinical ReasoningCory Perrin and co-author Tew DD. Clinical Decision Making Of A Patient With An Undiagnosed Dens Fracture; Quentin Mease Community Hospital-Harris Health System, Houston, Texas, USA

  • 1st Place Manual Therapy IntegrationJanice Lwin and co-author Johnson LJ — Short And Long-Term Effects Of A Multi-Faceted Treatment Approach In Restoring A Runner's 1st MTP Joint Mobility Ten Years Post-Medial Bunionectomy , Proactive Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, San Diego, CA, USA

  • 1st Place DiagnosticsScott Rezac — Evaluation And Treatment Of A Patient With Right Quadrant Abdominal Pain, Rezac & Associates Physical Therapy, Colorado Springs, Co, USA - Manual Therapy Fellowship Program, Regis University, Denver, CO, USA

AAOMPT 2013 Best Platform Presentations

  • 1st place overall — Dick Ehrard Platform Presentation Award
    Shannon Petersen and co-authors Cook CE, Donaldson MB, Hassen AL, Ellis AR, Learman KE. Augmented Exercises And Manual Therapy: Effects On Clinical Outcomes And Quantitative Sensory Testing, Des Moines University, Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa, USA

  • 1st place (best 5x5 Shoulder Pain and Spinal Manipulative Therapy)
    Roy Coronado and co-authors Simon CB, Mackie LN, Bialosky JE, Bishop MD, George SZ. Immediate Pressure And Thermal Pain Response Is Associated With Change In Clinical Outcome Following Manual Therapy For Shoulder Pain, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

  • 1st place (best 5x5 Manual Therapy and Exercise)
    Amy McDevitt and co-authors Cleland JA, Mintken PE, , Bienick ML, Carpenter K, Kulp K, Whitman JW. Manual Physical Therapy And Exercise Versus Supervised Home Exercise In The Management Of Patients Status Post Inversion Ankle Sprain: A Multi-Center Randomized Clinical Trial, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, USA

  • 1st place (best 6x6 Lower Extremity)
    Bradley Tragord and co-authors Gill NW, Silvernail JL, Teyhen DS, Allison SC. Joint Mobilization Forces And Therapist Reliability In Subjects With Knee Osteoarthritis, Army-Baylor University Doctoral Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA

  • 1st place (best 6x6 Motor control)
    Brian Schmitz and co-authors Pinson R, Warren M. Immediate And Short Term Effects Of Thoracic Manipulation On Upper Quarter Y Balance Test (UQYBT) Measures In Female Collegiate Swimmers, DeRosa Physical Therapy, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

  • 1st place (best 6x6 Manipulation Instruction And Education Surveys)
    Tim Noteboom and co-authors Little C, Boissonault W. Survey Of Manipulation Instruction In First-Professional Physical Therapy Education Programs, School of Physical Therapy, Regis University, Denver, CO, USA

  • 1st place (best 6x6 Cervical Spine And Rib Manual Therapy)
    Steve Karas and co-author Weterheide A: Results Of A Knowledge Translation Program On The Frequency Of Thoracic Spine Manipulation And Mobilization Use For Patients With Neck Pain, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

  • 1st place (best 6x6 Thoraco-Lumbar Spine Manual Therapy)
    Cheryl Sparks and co-authors Cleland JA, Elliott JM, Liu WC: Using FMRI To Determine If Cerebral Hemodynamic Responses To Pain Change Following Thoracic Thrust Manipulation, Bradley University, Department of Physical Therapy and Health Science, Peoria, IL, USA

  • 1st place (best 6x6 Manual Therapy Concepts & Shoulder)
    Nancy Talbott and co-author Witt DW: In-Vivo Measurements Of Humeral Movement During Glenohumeral Posterior Mobilizations, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA

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