Joseph J. Biland, PT, DPT, OCS, CIMT - Dr. Biland received his bachelor's degree in biology from Seton Hall University in 2003. He remained at the South Orange, New Jersey campus, graduating with his DPT in 2006.
Joseph is board certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy since 2013. Prior to receiving his OCS, he had become a Certified Integrated Manual Therapist (CIMT) through the Great Lakes Seminars in 2011. He has also taken classed from the McKenzie and Maitland schools. An avid golfer, he is also a Certified Golf Fitness Instructor – Medical Professional (GFI-MP2) through the Titleist Performance Institute.
He began his career at Morristown Memorial Hospital and moved to Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, NJ in 2009 when he became a Lead Physical Therapist in the outpatient department. While at Mountainside, Dr. Biland has helped grow the outpatient practice, begin clinical research studies and has developed a successful student mentorship program with local PT and PTA programs. Dr. Biland has been an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University, assisting in the instruction of Spine and Extremities assessment and treatment since 2008.
Dr. Biland co-authored the article “Five-Position Grip Strength measures in Individuals with Clinical Depression” which is published in the March 2011 edition of the Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy.
Joseph and his wife, also a PT, reside in Mountainside, New Jersey. They recently welcomed their daughter into the world in December 2013. In his spare time, he enjoys home improvement, golf, cycling and home-brewing.
Shannon Boyd, PT, DPT, OCS - Dr. Boyd witnessed the power of physical therapy in high school after his father suffered a stroke following surgery to remove a benign brain tumor. Seeing the passion of the clinicians that worked with his father led him to pursue a career in physical therapy.
Dr. Boyd graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas with a doctorate of physical therapy in 2009. He then pursued advanced training in orthopedics and manual therapy taking continuing education courses through NAIOMT, IAOM-US, and The McKenzie Institute.
Since graduation, Dr. Boyd has practiced primarily in the outpatient orthopedic setting. He has been employed in the past by two hospital-based outpatient organizations before moving back to his hometown of Paris, Texas to work with a well established, physical therapist owned, partnership called the Physical Therapy Clinic of Paris.
In 2013, Dr. Boyd became a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He uses an integrated approach to treatment for orthopedic conditions utilizing manual therapy and mechanical treatment principles. His research interests include manual therapy and pain science. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Texas Physical Therapy Association, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.
Dr. Boyd lives in Paris, Texas with his wife, Kristin, and they are currently expecting their first child. He is excited to pursue the Fellowship in Manual Therapy with Regis University and hopes to use his experience to promote the practice of manual physical therapy.
Patrick Cook, PT, MPT, OCS, CSCS - Patrick received his Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from Louisiana State University in 2005 and his Master of Physical Therapy degree from LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2007. He has worked full time in the private outpatient physical therapy setting since he started his career in 2007. In 2010, he became Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Patrick’s primary interests are in orthopedics, manual therapy, sports rehabilitation, spine injuries and overuse injuries. Patrick is a certified ASTYM provider and is certified in Functional Dry Needle technique. With his background in strength and conditioning prior to attending PT school, he is always focused on bringing his patients into their peak level of function or competition.
Patrick is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Louisiana Physical Therapy Association (LPTA). He and his wife, Jessica, have 3 young children and live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. During the rare opportunity that he gets some free time he likes to hunt, fish and play golf.
Christopher Edmundson, PT, DPT - Dr. Edmundson received his master's degree in physical therapy in 2003 from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2007, he completed a one-year APTA credentialed clinical fellowship at the Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. He later went on to complete his doctorate in physical therapy at Simmons College in Boston. Dr. Edmundson is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.
Since beginning as a physical therapist over 10 years ago, Dr. Edmundson has spent most of his time working in hospital-based outpatient orthopedic clinics including four years at Boston Medical Center and 3 years at Longmont United Hospital (LUH). While at LUH his practice has primarily focused on orthopedic spinal rehabilitation. It is this interest in spine injuries that has led Dr. Edmundson to seek additional training at Regis University.
Dr. Edmundson lives in Boulder, Colorado and enjoys rock/ice climbing, ultra-running, cycling and snowboarding.
Sonja Evers, PT, OCS, COMT, MBA - High school running injuries stimulated Sonja’s interest in injury recovery and prevention, and in 1989, she graduated from the University of South Alabama with a degree in physical therapy. Sonja has worked in a multitude of settings including pediatrics, neuro, acute care, and more recently, outpatient orthopedics.
Sonja’s received her Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs in 2005, and with this and her USA Cycling Coach license, she founded Velogoat Coaching, an online coaching and training service. Later that year, due to family reasons, she moved to Washington, DC, and began working with Physiotherapy Associates, her first outpatient orthopedic clinic setting in many years. Sonja decided a COMT certification would help her become a better practitioner, and after receiving this in 2008, she went on and pursued an OCS certification a year later in 2009 after she had begun working for Sport and Spinal Physical Therapy (SSPT) in downtown DC.
One of her SSPT colleagues convinced her to begin a dry needling certification, and she completed this in 2010, however, at the time, DC didn’t recognize dry needling as a physical therapy skill, so she and her colleagues petitioned the DC Board of Physical Therapy to change its practice act to include Intramuscular Manual Therapy (dry needling).
While at SSPT, Sonja incorporated the use of Dartfish software for gait, cycling and swimming technique analysis into her outpatient and training services, as well as offering clinics to promote injury prevention and endurance training principles to the public.
Sonja also enjoyed volunteering for the Maryland Special Olympics and Virginia’s Senior Olympics’ cycling programs, APTA’s MoveForward Fit After Fifty’s cycling section, Team in Training Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, as well as providing free bike handling skills and drills for cycling and triathlon clubs in the DC Metro Area.
In 2013, after spending an exciting 7 years in DC, Sonja decided it was time to move back to the mountains, and she now lives in Leadville, Colorado. Sonja feels very fortunate to work for Parker Physical Therapy in Leadville, and feels that Regis’ fellowship will continue to develop her skills to better assist her physical therapy and training clients alike.
Sonja has competed professionally in both MTB and road cycling, completing the Leadville 100 MTB race three times. Now that she has retired from racing, she has more time to finish hiking the 14ers, rock climb, and ski with her dog, Driver.
Robert Gieringer, PT, DPT, COMT, CKTP, DAC - Dr. Gieringer attended Beaver College (now Arcadia University) where he received a Bachelor of Arts in biology, and is a 2002 graduate of the first doctoral class at Arcadia University.
He is currently employed at Lancaster Neuroscience and Spine Associates where he is the lead physical therapist treating pre- and post-operative spine patients. His expertise includes treating pain, headaches, orthopedic injuries, and athletic performance and rehabilitation.
Prior to joining LNSA, Dr. Gieringer was employed by an Orthopedic Private Practice outside of his hometown in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. There he specialized in the treatment of athletes, hip and spine dysfunction, as well as post-operative rotator cuff repair and ACL reconstruction. During his professional career, Dr. Gieringer has enjoyed performing pro bono injury clinics, mentoring students and staff, and coaching young athletes in football, track, and baseball. He has also had the opportunity to perform post-injury rehabilitation on several professional athletes who still play their professional sport.
Dr. Gieringer is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) sanctioned by the Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars. This certification was the culmination of years of attendance in many manual therapy courses in an effort to improve his skills as a clinician. In addition, he is also certified in Kinesiotaping and credentialed as a Direct Access physical therapist. While at Arcadia, Dr. Gieringer was given the privilege to discuss his research project at Combined Sections Meeting in Florida in 2003, where he presented the results of a technique used to facilitate the use of functional electrical stimulation in patients with Cerebral Palsy. Dr. Gieringer has also had the privilege of mentoring future physical therapy students as they complete the requirements for their graduation.
Dr. Gieringer has two boys, ages 5 and 8, and he enjoys spending time with his family. Once he gained entrance into this program, he officially retired from Arena and Minor League football, a sport he loved playing for over 20 years.
Doug Goldstein, PT, DPT, OCS - Dr. Goldstein graduated in 2011 from the University of Colorado School of Medicine – Physical Therapy Program with his doctorate in physical therapy. Following graduation Dr. Goldstein enrolled in an 18-month orthopedic residency program. During this time he worked in an outpatient orthopedic clinic in the south Denver region where he was named the Clinician of the Quarter for the state of Colorado. In addition to these devotions Dr. Goldstein manages two local high schools by overseeing their athletic training staff and being the lead medical consultant for Transformation Camp by Bill Phillips.
He became a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics in 2013. Along with his strong educational background Dr. Goldstein also utilizes various musculoskeletal techniques to treat his patients. These include instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, manual therapy, and trigger point dry needling. He also demonstrates a strong therapeutic exercise background that was strengthened by his collegiate commitment to two sports and his love of exercise. He has assisted with all age ranges in their rehabilitation process including USA Olympic athletes, 20 plus professional basketball and football players, collegiate athletes from multiple sports, aspiring collegiate athletes, pediatrics, and many other age ranges.
Dr. Goldstein is also an orthopedic lab instructor at both Regis University and The University of Colorado – School of Medicine along with a credentialed clinical instructor through the APTA. He enjoys engaging in clinical excellence and helping guide therapists into a higher level of care. Dr. Goldstein is currently preparing his fifth publication that is an imaging series demonstrating the capability of PT’s to be primary care practitioners. He will present multiple MRI images of a rare oncological disorder in a pediatric patient that was screened and referred appropriately.
Dr. Goldstein enjoys multiple extracurricular activities that include skiing, fly fishing, basketball, golf, and general fitness. He is excited about the Fellowship program through Regis University so he can improve his clinical skills and knowledge.
Travis Gunderson, PT, DPT, OCS - Dr. Gunderson received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Regis University in 2010. In 2011 he completed residency training in orthopedic physical therapy at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and Meriter Hospital in Madison, WI. He is a member of the Minnesota Chapter of the APTA, and well as the Orthopedic Section.
In 2012, he became board-certified in orthopedic physical therapy. He has taken continuing education courses within Maitland-Australia Physiotherapy Seminars, Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, as well as the International Spine and Pain Institute.
Dr. Gunderson has been practicing within Park Nicollet Health Services at TRIA Orthopedic Center in Bloomington, MN since 2011 where he sees a broad spectrum of acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders. His practice in the last year has focused on developing strategies for the treatment of chronic non-specific low back pain. Additionally, he has played an important role in the implementation of an insurance-sponsored initiative of direct access to physical therapists for patients with acute low back pain within TRIA and Park Nicollet Health Services.
His desire to develop advanced clinical reasoning, leadership, and orthopedic manual physical therapy management skills lead him to the manual therapy fellowship at Regis University.
He is a 2007 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. In his spare time he enjoys playing guitar, fishing, hunting, playing golf, and watching his MN Twins and Wild.
Richard Hubler, PT, DPT, OCS - Dr. Hubler graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and Rutgers University Doctor of Physical Therapy program in 2011. He has been working for Select Medical since 2011, working at both NovaCare Rehabilitation and Kessler Rehabilitation Center in an outpatient orthopedic setting. He became an adjunct faculty member at Seton Hall University in 2013, teaching in the areas of therapeutic exercise and musculoskeletal PT.
Dr. Hubler is an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), certified by the ABPTS in May 2013. He co-authored the article “Effectiveness of Dry Needling for Upper-Quarter Myofascial Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis,” which is published in the September 2013 issue of the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy. Dr. Hubler has taken multiple continuing education courses focusing on manual therapy, and is certified in ErgoScience and Work Strategies functional capacity evaluations. He has taken courses with Graston Technique and Kinesiotape. Dr. Hubler is a member of the APTA, NJ-APTA, and Orthopedic Section.
Dr. Hubler married his wife, Amanda, in November 2013. He enjoys spending time fishing, working outside, and playing golf in his spare time.
Christopher Johns PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT - Dr. Johns graduated from Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania in 2009. He began his career at Lehigh Valley Health Network in the Allentown/Bethlehem area of Pennsylvania. After a dynamic experience splitting time between inpatient, outpatient, and rehabilitation settings, he began to focus on achieving excellence in outpatient orthopedics and became certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.
This led Dr. Johns to accept a position as the lead physical therapist for Easton Hospital’s outpatient spine program, which is operated by Good Shepherd Rehabilitation. A key component to this program is treatment using Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), and he became certified in July 2014.
The focus of his treatment is on patient education with a strong home exercise component. He enjoys integrating treatment methods of Shirley Sahrmann’s movement system impairment syndromes, Robin McKenzie’s MDT, and orthopedic manual physical therapy.
Dr. Johns is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, and the McKenzie Institute, USA.
Dr. Johns currently lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania with his wife and two-year-old son and is expecting a daughter in November 2014. He is currently training for his first triathlon which he hopes to complete in September 2014.
Matthew King, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS - Dr. Matthew King received his doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007. Following his licensing exam he began employment at a private outpatient physical therapy clinic in his hometown that is owned and operated by his father, Mark King PT, DPT. Dr. Matthew King earned his certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist in 2009 and became a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist in 2011. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA) and the Orthopedic Section of the APTA.
Dr. King is currently the clinical director at one of two family-owned offices and attempts to make his community healthier by educating them during several local health fairs, a monthly newspaper article titled “Spotlight on PT” and through no-cost consultations. He has taken several continuing education courses focusing on manual therapy, differential diagnosis, kinesiotape and vestibular dysfunction. He is a Credentialed Clinical Instructor through the APTA and also acts as the companies Center Coordinator of Clinical Education (CCCE). Dr. King’s younger brother, Jarrod King, PT, DPT, recently joined their staff as a physical therapist graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2013.
In his spare time, Dr. King enjoys running, playing golf, attending any Pittsburgh sporting event, particularly a Pittsburgh Penguins hockey game, and spending time with his family and friends. He recently celebrated his one year anniversary in May to his wife, Visnja King. Visnja is also a physical therapist that graduated from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2011.
Christopher Keating, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT - Dr. Keating graduated in 2009 from Thomas Jefferson University with his doctorate in physical therapy. Since his graduation, he has practiced in outpatient orthopedics and is currently a clinical director in Marlton, New Jersey.
He is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics since 2012 and utilizes an analytical approach to treat his clients. Dr. Keating specializes in treating spine conditions and runners. He is certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy and Graston Technique. He employs both to maximize outcomes and provide an educational experience. Communication and social media are exceptional tools and Dr. Keating has implemented several strategies in his clinic as well as for the New Jersey APTA while the Director of Communication.
Dr. Keating is an orthopedic lab instructor and residency clinical faculty at Drexel University. He enjoys engaging in clinical excellence and helping guide therapists into a higher level of care. Dr. Keating’s research interests are in spine and lower extremity disorders. He is excited to begin the fellowship in order to help craft his research moving forward.
Dr. Keating has an 18-month-old and a loving wife. He enjoys running half marathons and challenging himself in the kitchen.
Amita Mali-Raote, PT, OCS - Amita grew up in Mumbai, India where she received her Bachelors in Physiotherapy in 2007 at Seth G.S.M.C and School of Physiotherapy. She practiced as a registered physical therapist in India for approximately 1.5 years as a pediatric and orthopedic physiotherapist receiving extensive training in Maitland and Mulligan based treatment approaches in Manual Therapy and NeuroDevelopmental Techniques (NDT). She ventured into educating OB/GYN Physicians regarding benefits of Physiotherapy in her neighboring community in Mumbai.
She subsequently relocated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to pursue her passion in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. She received her Master’s in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy from University of Pittsburgh in 2009. Upon graduation, Amita primarily practiced in hospital outpatient orthopedic centers in Indiana and Michigan. She has taken several courses to advance her knowledge in orthopedics and Women’s health Physical therapy. Since joining Jersey Central Physical Therapy in 2012, she successfully completed her Board Certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS) and is pursuing her Fellowship in Orthopedic Physical Therapy.
Amita lives with her husband, an engineer, in Northern New Jersey. She loves spending time outdoors in summers. She loves to travel, read, and was learning to golf over this summer. She engages is yoga to connect with her spiritual self. She sketches, paints and attempts photography for recreation.
Kevin McLaughlin, PT, DPT, OCS - Kevin is a New Jersey native, currently living in Baltimore and practicing at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition and Exercise from Virginia Polytechnic in 2009. He went on to attend Temple University, graduating with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2012.
Following graduation, Kevin was an inaugural resident in the newly established Johns Hopkins and George Washington orthopedic physical therapy residency program. During this time, in addition to practicing in the clinic, Kevin served as adjunct faculty for George Washington’s physical therapy program. Following completion of the residency, he obtained his orthopedic board certification in June 2014.
Kevin’s main areas of interest are manual therapy and sports physical therapy. He enjoys combining manual techniques with high level exercise programs in order to quickly restore athletes to their previous levels of play or beyond. Kevin himself participates in multiple sports and fitness events, such as triathlons, rock climbing, and obstacle course racing. He feels that being an athlete himself allows him to relate more closely to the needs of his patients and provide them with the highest level of care.
Kevin enrolled in the fellowship at Regis in order to further his manual skill set and to better educate himself so that he may serve as a better instructor and teacher. Kevin ultimately would like to serve in a position that will allow him to serve as an educator, while still treating on a regular basis.
Ulrike H. Mitchell, PT, Ph.D., MTC - Dr. Mitchell grew up in Germany, where she obtained a degree in Sport Science and Romance Languages from the University of Heidelberg. In 1988 she received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. In 1990, after marrying Bill Mitchell, an officer in the United States Armed Forces, she immigrated to the United States where she obtained PT licensure. She became McKenzie credentialed and received her manual therapy certification in the framework of her MS degree in orthopedic Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine. The next 15 years she spent working in multiple settings and functioned as PT director on several occasions. After working for 15 years in her dream profession, she decided to go back to school to work on a Ph.D. in Exercise Sciences at Brigham Young University with emphasis on physical medicine and rehabilitation. She graduated in 2005 and has been a faculty member in that same department since 2008, where she teaches functional anatomy and orthopedic impairment.
Dr. Mitchell's research has been focused on Restless Legs Syndrome, posture and, most recently, the intervertebral disc. She is a member of the APTA and the UPTA, where she has served as the research chair for the last four years. She and her husband have two children: Hanna (16) and David (13) and live in Provo, Utah. She enjoys spending time with her family, the outdoors and working at BYU.
Sean O’Reilly, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS -Dr. O’Reilly is currently working in outpatient orthopedics as a clinical manager in Hyannis, Cape Cod. Sean approaches every day eager to assist his staff in providing the best physical therapy treatment for his patients, and strives to utilize his extensive clinical, educational, business, and managerial expertise to benefit all involved. Sean specializes in turnaround management at the single and multi-site level, restoring a clinics profitability and increasing clinical competency because the former does not occur without first addressing the latter.
A graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science and minor in Psychology, he went on to earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Sacred Heart University in 2008. Sean has since achieved his Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Certification (OCS) from the American Physical Therapy Association in 2010, and he has been a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) since 2007. Sean is currently progressing through the courses necessary to obtain his COMT through MAPS seminars. In addition to his recent enrollment into the Fellowship in Manual Therapy at Regis University, Sean is looking forward to achieving his MBA and eventually pursuing a career in higher education. Sean has clinical research interests which include but are not limited to the shoulder, elbow, and cervical spine and is looking forward pursuing these through Regis University.
Sean is married to his beloved wife of five years Lindsay, and is blessed with a 2-year-old son Nolan. They are expecting an addition to their family due January 2015.
Brent Perdrizet, PT, DPT, OCS - Exercise and healthcare has always been an important part of Brent's life growing up with a mother who was an Ironman Triathlete and a grandmother who owned a small Assisted Living Facility. A combination of both a love for the outdoors and the desire to provide compassionate care for individuals shaped his path to seek expert status through the Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship at Regis.
While earning his Bachelor of Exercise Science, Brent was coaching triathletes and swimmers and pursuing the Wildflower Collegiate National Championship and a brief career as a professional triathlete at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Brent returned to his home state of Connecticut in 2002 where he began working as a rehabilitation technician at several Connecticut outpatient Orthopedic Clinics while he returned to school to earn his DPT from Sacred Heart University in 2007.
Since 2007 he has been working in acute care as a Physical Therapist in Bridgeport Hospital, a level 1 trauma center affiliated with the Yale New Haven Health System where he gained experience in acute aspects of orthopedic care. He has also gained experience in both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation of orthopedic clients working at the Carolton Chronic and Convalescent Hospital in Fairfield, Connecticut, and Genesis Lebanon Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
Brent is an American Physical Therapy Association member (APTA), and Board Certified in Orthopedics (OCS). He is thankful for his supportive spouse, five year old son, and seven year old daughter for understanding when he needs to work, but who also enjoy taking frequent well-earned back packing trips in New Hampshire’s White Mountains.
Angela Wang, PT, MS, DPT, OCS - Angela graduated PT in 1987 with a bachelor's degree. She completed her Master of Science degree in Health Science from Seton Hall University in 2006, transitional DPT in 2012 and obtained her OCS in 2013.
She has worked at Kessler Rehabilitation Hospital since 1993 and has garnered a wide range of experience in acute care, in-patient, and out-patient rehabilitation settings. She has been certified by the Mckenzie Institute, and by the APTA as a clinical instructor and vestibular specialist. She is a member of the APTA and vestibular disorder association. She enjoys teaching in small group settings such as journal clubs and was a teacher assistant for first year DPT students at Rutgers University in 2013.
Angela lives in Morristown, New Jersey with her husband Lenny. Together they enjoy hiking, traveling, and simply hanging out with friends and family.
Ted Weber, PT, DPT, OCS - For as long as he can remember, Dr. Ted Weber has had an abiding interest in helping people achieve meaningful goals. After earning his master’s degree in Kinesiology from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, he worked in corporate wellness management for three years before obtaining a position with Stanford Myofascial Institute. At SMI, he rehabilitated athletes that ranged from weekend warriors to professional athletes. Amazed at the power of manual therapy to help his patients recover from injury, Dr. Weber returned to school to earn his DPT from Husson University in Bangor, ME. During his time there, he taught graduate lab courses in Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology and Wellness Management. He also earned the Watch Award for highest academic standing and the Plaque Award for community service. He presented original research completed at Husson on the effects of a hard and cushioned surface on landing kinetics and kinematics in premenopausal women at the 2008 APTA national conference.
Upon graduation from Husson, Dr. Weber began working as a physical therapist at Howard Head Sports Medicine in Eagle, CO. During his time there, he earned his board certification in orthopedics and wrote a chapter on degenerative spondylolisthesis in “Physical Therapy Case Files, Orthopedics.” He also served as the Director of Professional Development for Howard Head in western Eagle County. He currently works at Axis Sports Medicine in Eagle CO.
Dr. Weber is very committed to the profession of physical therapy, especially advancing the knowledge and skills of current therapists and the next generation of PT’s. He is continually inspired by the new generation of therapists and derives great joy from helping new professionals achieve their goals while on their clinical affiliations. As such, he serves as a committee member for the professional development committee of the APTA Colorado Chapter and is a Clinical Education Scholar at Regis. One of the many goals he hopes to accomplish via the Regis Fellowship is to expand his skills as an instructor and expand his opportunities to enhance the skills of students and colleagues. He also works closely with local yoga teachers to improve their skills and improve their (and their students) practices.
Dr. Weber has a particular interest using the Regis Fellowship to develop his clinical reasoning and manual skills to improve outcomes in patients with craniocervical disorders as well as the treatment of lower extremity and running injuries. He was immediately drawn to Regis’ commitment to service and hopes to use the fellowship as a springboard to expand his contributions to humanity both locally and internationally.
He enjoys spending time in the outdoors—especially hiking, whitewater rafting, biking and backcountry ski touring—with his friends and neighbors in Eagle. He serves as a board member of the local fire protection district, enjoys spending time with his friends and community, and is an avid 49er fan!
Scott Young, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT - Dr. Young received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Creighton University in 2004. He became a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) in 2011. He has been working full- time in outpatient orthopedics since graduation and he also has experience in sports medicine, workers compensation, inpatient rehabilitation, and community rehabilitation in the Dominican Republic. Dr. Young has taken a wide variety of continuing education courses from the International Spine and Pain Institute, the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, and the Neuro Orthopedic Institute among others. His primary interests are orthopedics, manual therapy, spine injuries, and sports rehabilitation. He is currently a member of the Orthopedics section of the APTA.
Currently he works for Take Care Health Systems which provides on-site medical, pharmacy, physical therapy, and other health services at large corporations across the United States. He co-founded the Physical Therapy program at the Sprint On-site Health Center for Take Care Health Systems in 2010. Before accepting this position he worked as a Center Therapy Director for several years at another large corporation.
Dr. Young became a certified personal trainer (NSCA-CPT) in 2001 and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) in 2004. Before becoming a Physical Therapist he worked as a personal trainer and a strength and conditioning coach. He is a former competitive powerlifter and he has competed at local and national events.
Dr. Young lives in the Kansas City area and he enjoys golf, weight lifting, running, and is an avid sports fan.
Thomas Young, PT, DPT, OCS - Dr. Young first became interested in physical therapy due to injuries sustained during youth and high school sports. He graduated from Creighton University with his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science in 2008, and decided to continue his education and received his DPT from Creighton University in 2011.
Upon graduation, he took a position with Olympic Sports and Spine Rehabilitation in the Tacoma, WA area. While there, he furthered his knowledge in orthopedic manual therapy working alongside Fellows of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) and completing curriculum through the North American Institute of Manual Physical Therapy (NAIOMT). During this time he also had the opportunity to be filmed collaborating with instructors in several online continuing education courses through Medbridge Education. Currently, he works at the Sprint International Headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas providing on-site care for the company’s employees.
Dr. Young is board certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. He pursued the fellowship in manual therapy program at Regis to further his professional development. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Kansas chapter and the AAOMPT.
In his free time, he enjoys golf and exercise as well as cheering for the Creighton Bluejays, Husker football and Minnesota sports teams.