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Stretch Your Limits

Elevate your level of practice while continuing to work. Regis University’s Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship is designed for U.S. licensed PTs who want to be leaders in the areas of teaching, research, and practice of manual physical therapy.

Review our site, and/or email fellow@regis.edu with questions. Learn how this program can fit into your busy clinical/life schedule.
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Certificate: Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship

Program Overview

Regis University’s Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT) Fellowship is the first of its kind to reside in a nonprofit university. Our primarily online program is grounded in evidence-based practice principles and embraces APTA's Vision 2020 Statement. Regis University’s OMPT Fellowship has been accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association as a post-professional clinical fellowship program for physical therapists in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy since 2006, and currently through 2018. 

This fellowship represents the culmination in training for advanced clinical practice in the field of orthopedic manual physical therapy. The program challenges students to attain excellence not only in clinical practice and the psychomotor skills of manual therapy, but also as leaders within the profession. Graduates of the program can expect improved patient outcomes as they apply a framework of evidence-based advanced decision-making, patient education, and advanced manual skills to their practice. The professional designator of Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT) is earned upon graduation and represents a globally recognized credential denoting the highest level of achievement in clinical excellence in orthopedic manual physical therapy. Our Fellowship has produced over 75 nationally recognized fellows in OMPT, all from our highly regarded and accredited University with over 135 years of history, located on a beautiful campus in Denver, Colorado.

Regis University's OMPT Fellowship consists of four orthopedic management courses, virtual round coursework and 150 hours of one-on-one clinical time with an AAOMPT fellow. The four orthopedic management courses are presented in eight-week terms and are taught online. In addition to the online component, each of the four courses includes one weekend intensive session which starts on Friday afternoon and ends Sunday afternoon, allowing you to get back to work and life. The weekend sessions allow students to practice hands on skills with the guidance of our expert faculty. We focus on the utilization of techniques that have the greatest amount of evidence supporting their use in the management of orthopedic conditions including: high velocity low amplitude (HVLA) manipulation, joint mobilization, neurodynamic mobilization, muscle energy techniques (MET), soft tissue management techniques, and have recently added dry needing. Our weekends are for fellowship student only which provides for focused discussions and technique practice. You collaborate with experienced and motivated orthopedic clinicians on the path to excellence in advanced clinical practice. The "virtual rounds" allow students to review case problems in a structured format and discuss diagnosis, prognosis, & intervention strategies with fellowship faculty. The program is typically completed in 18-22 months, with the range being 11-36 months.

Upon successful completion of the Fellowship option, graduates receive an academic certificate and are eligible to apply for fellowship status in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT).

U.S. licensed physical therapists with an entry-level Physical Therapy degree from an accredited Physical Therapy program are eligible to apply to the program. Applicants that are not doctorally prepared may need to consult with the program coordinator to determine their readiness for the program, however, generally speaking a strong professional record, OCS certification or eligibility to sit for the OCS exam (SCS also considered), years of experience, and PT licensure in good standing are all indications of preparedness for our program.

Start Dates:  Priority deadline for applications is June 15, 2016 for the August 22, 2016 start date. Admission decisions are emailed and mailed within two weeks of the application deadline for completed applications. We admit roughly eight to twelve applicants each session.

Length of Program: The curriculum is typically completed in 18-22 months with the range being 11-36 months.

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Accreditation

Regis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Commission URL: http://www.ncahlc.org/
Commission Phone: 312.263.0456

Regis University's Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship has been accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association as a post-professional clinical fellowship program for physical therapists in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy since 2006, and currently through 2018.

Learn more about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important information regarding gainful employment for the current academic year.

Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of Regis University’s Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship. The total certificate requires 18 semester hours.

Regis University’s Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship Certificate Requirements
DPT 741T Management of Lumbosacral Disorders (3 semester hours)
DPT 742T Management of Cervical and Thoracic Disorders (3 semester hours)
DPT 745T Management of Lower Extremity Disorders (3 semester hours)
DPT 746T Management of Upper Extremity Disorders (3 semester hours)
DPT 784T Virtual Rounds I (1 semester hours)
DPT 785T Virtual Rounds II (1 semester hours)
DPT 786T Virtual Rounds III (1 semester hours)
DPT 790T Clinical Fellowship Practicum (3 semester hours)

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above. For further information contact the Office of Admissions at 303.458.4344.

Course Descriptions

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A significant majority of our fellows in training are full-time clinicians with many of them serving in additional roles such as clinic supervisors, directors, or owners. One advantage of our fellowship program is that it can be completed by the full-time clinician without the need to cut back on hours or relocate. All of our courses utilize a hybrid online learning environment which means that you can work on your coursework anytime of the day, and any day of the week. There are four weekend intensives (Fri afternoon - Sun afternoon) that are associated with each of the four management courses that require attendance on campus at Regis University. One additional trip to campus is required for the final practicum examination. Overall students should expect to make five visits to our campus in Denver, Colorado. The amount of time required per week depends on which courses you are enrolled in at the time. When you are enrolled within a management course the amount of time required is typically 4-6 hours per week. When you are enrolled in our virtual rounds the time is less (approximately 2-3 hours per week). However, time varies depending upon your learning style.

Fall 2016-Summer 2017

Tuition (per semester hour) $545
Other Fees
Background Check (external agency fee) $20
Graduation Application Fee $50

The total estimated cost of tuition for the 18 semester hour program is $9,810. Student pay on a per course basis, not as a lump sum. The current per semester hour price for the Fall 2016-Summer 2017 school year is $545; therefore the cost of a 3-semester hour course is currently $1,635.

Additional estimated costs beyond tuition noted above include: application fee to RF-PTCAS ($135), background check fee ($20), APTA and AAOMPT membership, cost of travel and lodging to Denver for weekend intensives (5 trips), registration and travel to national conference if your research project is selected for presentation (most commonly AAOMPT or CSM), possible travel and accommodations to complete the 150 one:one clinical hours.

While some programs have fees associated with the Fellowship one:one mentor time, at this point, Regis students have not been charged for their direct clinical time. We have a strong base of Fellowship mentors to support our students. However, if reimbursement were requested by a Fellow mentor, any reimbursement to the teaching Fellow is between the Fellow in Training and the Fellow mentor, and does not include Regis.

Find out how to earn tuition credit for Fellowship courses with our Clinical Education Scholar Program. 

Fequently Asked Questions

If you have additional questions regarding the program email fellow@regis.edu or call 303.964.6147.

What is a Fellowship?

A dynamic environment for a post-professional planned learning experience in a focused area of clinical practice, education, or research (not infrequently post-professional or for post-residency prepared, or board-certified therapists).

What is orthopedic manual physical therapy (OMPT)?

Orthopedic manual physical therapy is a defined area of physical therapy practice emphasizing clinical differential diagnostics and hands on skills in the utilization of manual therapy (joint and soft tissue mobilization and manipulation) procedures while integrating these procedures into total patient management across the lifespan. Manual physical therapy has a rapidly expanding body of peer-reviewed evidence supporting its use across a wide spectrum of patient populations. It is currently the most popular area of fellowship practice in physical therapy.

Who is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT)?

"Fellow" status in the AAOMPT is both a membership classification and a professional credential. As a professional credential, a "Fellow" in AAOMPT is an international recognition of competence and expertise in the practice of orthopedic manual physical therapy by a physical therapist licensed in the USA. To achieve the Fellow credential, a physical therapist must complete a credentialed fellowship program in orthopedic manual physical therapy or demonstrate the equivalent level of competence by successfully passing a portfolio review process for fellowship renewal. The "Fellow" is a physical therapist who has demonstrated advanced clinical, analytical, and hands-on skills in the treatment of musculoskeletal (orthopedic) disorders. Fellows serve their patients and the public by demonstrating excellence in clinical practice, education, and research.

For more information on the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists visit their website at www.aaompt.org.

What is the mission and philosophy of the program?

The Fellowship program at Regis University is dedicated to providing a values-centered education within the Jesuit Catholic tradition. The program is designed to produce graduates who are leaders in the areas of teaching, research, and in practice. The Fellowship graduates will be grounded in an evidence-based practice model and experts at integrating evidence into the daily practice of physical therapy.
The Goals of the Fellowship Program include:

  • Provide a cutting edge educational environment that integrates state of the art learning tools with advanced professional clinical practice.
  • Admit and develop physical therapists that value the Jesuit tradition of service to others and are committed to ethical professional practice.
  • Attract and support physical therapy educators who model professional behavior, excel in teaching, contribute to the physical therapy profession, and support the fellowship students in their reflection of "how ought we to live."
  • Develop leaders in education, research, and practice who assume leadership roles in the APTA.

Answering the question what defines the theoretical framework of the Regis University OMPT program requires reflection and a view to the future for each individual who enters the program. The natural bridge to Jesuit philosophies of teaching and learning are self-evident.

At Regis we seek to integrate the best current research with the dynamic experience of being involved with like-minded professionals seeking growth and greater purpose. We build on our heritage as a program that has graduated over 100 leaders providing service to their communities in the field of OMPT practice.

Our OMPT approach is designed to find the very best PT in each participant. Theoretically this is a blending of many schools of thought in OMPT practice. We expanded upon the dynamic approach to advanced OMPT care. More than a patient based test-re-test approach we identify what both the therapist and the patient can each provide to develop the best care for the individual. We seek excellence in hands-on care, excellence in treatment delivery and excellence in ongoing learning in the treatment process. We seek the Magi, to be the very best we can be, we seek Cura Personalis to provide optimal patient care to serve the patient and society.

What is the Regis University approach to manual therapy training?

It is not the intent of the Regis University's OMPT Fellowship to house a comprehensive approach to Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT) practice that is exclusive to other established theories and paradigms of manual therapy interventions. It is our intent to advance the didactic and psycho-motor skill set of each Fellow in Training (FiT) within the field of OMPT, with emphasis to the following key elements:

1. Adherence to the APTA/AAOMPT & IFOMPT educational guidelines
2. Utilization of a clinical approach which embraces all three elements of evidence based practice (EBP), being patient values, the available research literature and the clinical experience of our mentors and our mentees
3. Utilization of a test-re-test approach in patient intra-session assessment such that it is the patients response to a treatment interventions versus a prescribed expectation of response that directs the ongoing treatment plan
4. Patient assessment with an emphasis to reproduction of an asterisk sign or reproducible functional movement, to enable quick identification of progress, regression or no change clinically with applied treatment
5. Integration of thrust, non-thrust, MET, soft tissue base, patient directed and specific exercise based interventions which are both therapist and patient selective based upon the concept that both patient and therapist vantage matter within the body of acceptable practice approaches
6. Recognition that acceptable practice approaches within PT are currently housed within current clinical practice guidelines such as those produced within JOSPT, overall OMPT practice elements as outlined in the AAOMPT DASP-2008, and any OMPT approach utilized is patient centered and measureable with functional outcomes assessment tools utilized
7. Blending of specific axial and appendicular interventions in OMPT patient management with regional interdependence approaches
8. Safety in the delivery of OMPT interventions, noting that a step-wise progression from least to most aggressive is often optimal, but not absolute based upon clinical examination
9. Desiring to learn from the body of OMPT approaches within the available literature, with an eclectic approach to practice allowing for the maximal patient treatment options for the benefit of both patient and practitioner
10. Finally, recognizing that future practice may not mimic current practice, and that contributions to the EBP literature by FiT’s is encouraged and expected.

Are thrust manipulations and dry needling training part of your program?

We teach both high velocity low amplitude (HLVA) thrust manipulation and trigger point dry needling as a part of all of our management courses. These techniques are in addition to joint mobilization, neurodynamic mobilization, muscle energy, and other soft tissues techniques taught within the program. We have always had a large emphasis on HVLA techniques and more recently have updated the curriculum to include dry needing to reflect the most recent developments in this emerging area of manual physical therapy interventions.

Will I be certified in dry needling as a part of your program?

Over the course of the four management courses you will receive 26 hours of training in trigger point dry needling. This may or may not meet the requirements of your individual state for utilizing this intervention as a part of your physical therapy practice. Please consult your state practice act for requirements as these vary significantly. All fellows in training will need to comply with their state practice act prior to utilizing this technique in their clinical practice.

What advantage does your program have as a regionally accredited University?

We are an established University with a 135 plus years of history to draw from as we continually pursue excellence in education. We have an exceptional and respected faculty base to collaborate with across the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions in programs from nursing, pharmacy, counseling and health education services. Our School of Physical Therapy is nationally recognized, and our faculty are both expert clinicians and passionate teachers, with expertise in many areas of PT, including OMPT. We offer a small college feel in regard to individual attention, but access to abundant and robust resources to support our students like our ITS Help Center, library resources, and extensive alumni network to name a few. Additionally, clinicians considering our program that work for other colleges, members of the military, and hospitals that offer tuition assistant benefits have requirements for tuition reimbursement that often mandate credit be from a regionally accredited school. Our campus is located in beautiful Denver, Colorado which means our fellowship students not only get hands-on training at our historic campus, but get to explore a city recognized time and again for its healthy lifestyle and great amenities.

Are courses given a letter grade on an official transcript?

Yes, courses are graded (letter grade) and grades are posted to an official Regis University transcript. This is often important for employers who provide tuition benefits. Additionally, Regis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. This is another factor that is often important for tuition benefit dollars. The only exception to the letter grade is for the final practicum course, which is not given a letter grade but a pass/fail. In the past we have provided a letter to employers who require a grade stating what grade they earned in the practicum class in order to pass.

Do applicants to the Fellowship have to be doctorally prepared?

No. The Fellowship is a post professional option for US licensed physical therapists. Students that are not doctorally prepared may need to consult with the program coordinator to determine their readiness for the program, however, generally speaking a strong professional record, OCS certification (or OCS eligible) (SCS also considered), years of experience, and PT licensure in good standing are all indications of preparedness for our program. 

What do you look for when reviewing applications?

Desire to learn is a priority, a keen interest in manual therapy, conference activity especially AAOMPT, CEU's taken, expressed interests and location of potential mentors. We all have different educational backgrounds be it DPT, BSPT, MSPT, and the length of your career is also a consideration, but not an absolute factor as well. Where you wish to be in three years is a priority. Currently, at a minimum, Fellows in Training (FiT) need to be Orthopedic Certified Specialists (OCS) eligible (or SCS), and therefore have at least one and a half year of full-time clinical experience in the area of orthopedic physical therapy. Students that are not OCS (or SCS) certified at the time of application are expected to sit for the OCS (or SCS) exam prior to completion of the practicum examination or at a minimum be accepted to sit for the examination. 

What are virtual rounds?

Recent developments in educational technology now allows for more meaningful online collaboration. Fellows in Training interact in “virtual rounds” for patient case discussions with other Fellows in training and Fellowship mentors. There is typically no specific scheduled time to participate, and the online virtual rounds are always open for activity. Students typically start virtual rounds towards the end of their first management course and continue involvement throughout the program.

Virtual rounds are primarily discussion of active (de-identified) patient cases with other Fellows-in-Training and Faculty for the purpose of progressing and developing OMPT patient care skill sets. An example would be posting of a current patient case based upon body region, the subjective and objective findings, key unanswered questions pertinent to the case, supporting literature for interventions chosen, as well as plan of care currently ongoing. Secondary activity is based upon discussion of key issues in regulation and teaching in OMPT practice, presentation and research development, and non-patient OMPT questions.

How much time is required for coursework for students in the program?

A significant majority of our fellows in training are full-time clinicians with many of them serving in additional roles such as clinic supervisors, directors, or owners. One advantage of our fellowship program is that it can be completed by the full-time clinician without the need to cut back on hours or relocate. All of our courses utilize a hybrid online learning environment which means that you can work on your coursework anytime of the day, and any day of the week. There are four weekend intensives (Fri afternoon - Sun afternoon) that are associated with each of the four management courses that require attendance on campus at Regis University. One additional trip to campus is required for the final practicum examination. Overall students should expect to make five visits to our campus in Denver, Colorado. The amount of time required per week depends on which courses you are enrolled in at the time. When you are enrolled within a management course the amount of time required is typically 4-6 hours per week. When you are enrolled in our virtual rounds the time is less (approximately 2-3 hours per week). However, time varies depending upon your learning style.

Can I take a vacation while enrolled in a course?

One of the great benefits of the program is the flexibility of the online content. We can accommodate time away when enrolled in a course, but it depends a bit on the length of time. Typically a week or less over the 8 week course can be accommodated, particularly if you can access email once or twice to check-in. Beyond a week away without checking in would require approval from the faculty/director. Participation in the scheduled weekend intensives is required. Keep in mind that our courses rotate on a yearly schedule. Students can opt to spread out their studies over one to three years so they may elect to enroll in a course the following year if personal or professional obligations are an issue for any given 8-week session.

What is the cost of the Fellowship program?

The current per semester hour price for the Fall 2016-Summer 2017 school year is $545; therefore the cost of a 3-semester hour course is $1,635. The total estimated cost of tuition for the 18 semester hour program is $9,810. Student pay on a per course basis, not as a lump sum.

Additional estimated costs beyond tuition include the following: RF-PTCAS application free ($135), background check ($20), APTA and AAOMPT membership, cost of travel and lodging to Denver for weekend intensives (5 trips), registration and travel to national conference (must attend one conference - CSM or AAOMPT), possible travel and accommodations to complete the 150 one:one clinical hours.

Am I eligible for student loans during this program?

Yes. The first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Submitting the FASFA allows you to apply for federal, state and institutional loans. It’s best to complete the FAFSA as early as possible before starting class. The FAFSA takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Use 001363 in FASFA Step 6 as the Regis University FAFSA code. Get details on at the Regis University Financial Aid webpage.

Can I defer my loans while in the OMPT Fellowship program?

Yes. Any Federal Direct Loan may be deferred during your time in the program for the semesters in which you maintain part time study (3 semester hours for graduate students). Fellowship students that follow the typical course schedule maintain part time status during the twelve months of didactic study, and for the semester in which they complete the practicum requirements (150 hours of 1:1 mentor time). Students that are on alternative schedules are still eligible to defer loans for the semesters in which they maintain part time status. Repayment of past loans will start if you are inactive for a period of 6 months. Federal Direct Loans have a 6 month grace period after the student has either graduated or is less than half-time, as long as these loans haven’t already used up their grace period. Anyone that is deferring loans will need to maintain contact with your Regis University financial aid counselor to discuss variations to schedules.

Do you offer scholarships for OMPT students?

No. However, we do offer an innovated program for PT’s interested in mentoring our entry level DPT students. We highly encourage fellows to consider becoming part of our Clinical Education Scholar Program. Mentor two or more entry level DPT students per year and earn tuition credit. Find out more by contacting Alice Davis at amdavis@regis.edu.

Do students pay the Fellowship mentors?

While some programs have fees associated with the Fellowship 1:1 mentor time, at this point Regis students have not been charged for their direct clinical time, though this is a decision of the potential mentor and not of Regis University, but supported by our program intent. We have a strong base of Fellowship mentors to support our students. However, if reimbursement were requested by a Fellow mentor, any reimbursement to the teaching Fellow is between the Fellow in Training and the Fellow mentor, and does not include Regis.

Do I receive a degree from the Fellowship Programs?

No. Upon successful completion of the fellowship program, the graduate will receive a Regis University Academic Certificate that will be recorded on an official University transcript. This serves as meeting the requirements of the AAOMPT to apply for Fellowship status.

Can I begin the Fellowship prior to earning the OCS?

The Regis University program requires that all Fellows in Training (FIT) be Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) eligible (or SCS), and therefore have at least one and a half years of full-time clinical experience in the area of orthopedic physical therapy. Students that are not OCS (or SCS) certified at the time of application are expected to sit for the OCS (or SCS) exam prior to completion of the practicum examination. Due to the lag between application, and receipt of results (up to 12 months); if acceptance to sit for the OCS (or SCS) examination has been completed, an applicant may complete the practicum examination prior to sitting for the examination if approved by course faculty. It is strongly encouraged that Fellows in Training apply for the OCS (or SCS) exam prior to July 31st of the year they expect to complete Fellowship requirements.

Are there additional expectations and requirements for the Fellowship?

The Fellowship uses a variety of methods to assess the clinical competence of each fellow in training. The fellow in training must demonstrate safe and effective patient/client management in a clinical setting with an examiner present. In addition, there are the following requirements:

  • A comprehensive written examination.
  • Four technique/practical examinations.
  • One patient exam with a spinal/axial focus.
  • One patient exam with a peripheral/appendicular focus.
  • Submit a platform or poster presentation to one of the major national PT conferences (often AAOMPT, or APTA CSM)
  • Participation in research activity.

What are the clinical practice hour requirements of the program?

Students in this Fellowship complete a minimum of 440 hours of clinical practice focused on orthopedic physical therapy during the program. This includes a minimum of 310 hours in virtual rounds, and 150 hours of direct one-on-one clinical practice working with two or more Fellows.

One-on-one clinical practice hours must be under direct clinical supervision of a Fellowship Mentor. Mentors must be in good standing with the AAOMPT and we must establish a clinic agreement with them. Clinical supervision is defined as on-site, one-on-one instructor supervision of the Fellow in training while actively engaged in patient/client management. The Fellow in training must serve as the primary clinician responsible for the patient’s care for a minimum of 130 of the 150 hours. The remaining 20 hours may be devoted to observation or the instructor providing care to the instructor’s patient(s) and/or discussion with the instructor on patient/client management.

Where are the one-on-one supervision clinical sites?

There are a number of clinical sites throughout the country who have agreed to work with Fellows in our program. It is the responsibility of the Fellows in training to arrange state licensure, travel, accommodations, etc., when engaged in practice at these facilities. Fellows in training who wish to arrange one-on-one supervision with new potential Fellowship Mentors are encouraged to work with the program to establish a formal relationship with our program. Regis is able to provide a list to admitted students of the majority of our 75 plus graduates to date, based upon location, to facilitate this process.

What about licensure if I complete one-on-one hours out of state?

For Fellows in Training (FiT’s) attending 1:1 mentor time out of state there is variability in requirements pertaining to PT licensure. Approximately 25 states allow for attendance to another state under a licensure waiver for an educational experience (CO is one as long as a letter is sent to the PT board), the rest require the obtainment of a license, some by reciprocation, some by application. As these rules are subject to change, the individual practice act needs to be reviewed.

Can I have more than one mentor?

Yes. We encourage students to customize their experience to meet their interest and patient population needs. We recommend that one of your mentors be a Regis OMPT Fellowship graduate to solidify the techniques and training of the Regis OMPT program, but any Fellow in good standing with AAOMPT is eligible to be a mentor pending a site contract, a relatively easy process but dependent on the size and requirements of the mentors place of employment.

Can a part-time clinician complete the program?

Yes. As long as the clinician has access to OMPT patients during the mentoring time they are eligible to be consider for the program.

How much travel is involved in completing the program?

The Fellows in training spend five weekends at our beautiful campus located in Denver, Colorado. One weekend for each of the four management courses is required and one additional weekend is necessary for the final practical examinations. Additional travel includes attendance at one national conference (AAOMPT Annual Meeting or CSM are most common) if your research project is selected for presentation, and possible travel related to the 150 hours of one-on-one clinical practice under the direct supervision of a Fellow.

Can I register for APTA and AAOMPT membership after I find out if I'm accepted?

Yes. We require that students be both APTA and AAOMPT members at the start of the program, and throughout their time in the program. A student rate may be available for membership at both organizations. Be sure to check prior to registration, or at your renewal period.

Is the OMPT Fellowship program accredited with APTA?

Yes. Regis University’s Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship has been accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association as a post-professional clinical fellowship program for physical therapists in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy since 2006, and currently through 2018.

It is the preferred approach of the Regis University Fellowship Program to be actively involved in the Accreditation process for Residency and Fellowship programs that is under the authority of the APTA and the Direction of ABPTRFE. To this end, core Faculty, led by the Program Director, contribute in an ongoing fashion as consultants to the Accreditation process, lead within the Program Directors SiG and serve in leadership positions within the APTA to ensure that Regis OMPT Fellowship meets the ongoing requirements for accreditation and also helps shape the ongoing growth and development of Residency and Fellowship education. We consider ourselves well placed to be a long term accredited and leading program in post-professional education.

What are the core courses in the Fellowship?

The core courses total 18 semester hours:

  • DPT 741T Management of Lumbosacral Disorders (3 SH)
  • DPT 742T Management of Cervical/Thoracic Disorders (3 SH)
  • DPT 745T Management of Lower Extremity Disorders (3 SH)
  • DPT 746T Management of Upper Extremity Disorders (3 SH)
  • DPT 784T Virtual Rounds I (1 SH)
  • DPT 785T Virtual Rounds II (1 SH)
  • DPT 786T Virtual Rounds III (1 SH)
  • DPT 790T Clinical Fellowship Practicum (3 SH)

How to Apply

If you have questions regarding the program, or want additional information, email fellow@regis.edu or call 303.964.6147.

Application Opens on October 1, 2016

Application Deadline: January 15, 2017
Start Date: March 13, 2017

Application Deadline: June 15, 2017 
Start Date: August 28, 2017

Link directly to the application if you're ready to apply today. Applicants must submit all required admission information as instructed on the RF-PTCAS (Residency and Fellowship Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service) application.

Find out how to earn tuition credit for Fellowship courses with our Clinical Education Scholar Program. 

Review the system requirements for online learning. Keep in mind most students are new to online learning. If you have the drive, we have the support needed to help you be successful with online coursework.

Influential Faculty

Cameron MacDonald, PT, DPT, OCS, GCS, FAAOMPT

Cameron MacDonald, PT, DPT, GCS, OCS, FAAOMPT was the inaugural graduate of the Regis Fellowship in Manual Therapy in 2006. Since that time he has served in multiple roles within the program and is now the Director of the program. He is duly certified as an orthopedic and geriatric board specialist by the ABPTS, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. Dr MacDonald has received multiple national research awards, and also state and local service awards in the PT profession. He speaks frequently on a national and international level on topics including manual therapy, orthopedic conservative management, post-professional education and also serves as a Chief Delegate in the APTA House of Delegates. As a clinician, he practices in a primary outpatient orthopedic setting and serves in multiple capacities for the APTA in guidelines panels, professional development and in legislative roles. His recent activities have included the initial development of the AAOMPT program directors council and workshop education at the IFOMPT conference in Quebec City, Canada in 2012.

Joshua A. Cleland, PT, DPT, Ph.D., OCS, FAAOMPT

Joshua Cleland earned a Master of Physical Therapy Degree from Notre Dame College in 2000 and the Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Creighton University in 2001. In February of 2006, he received a Ph.D. from Nova Southeastern University. He received board certification from the American Physical Therapy Association as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2002 and completed a fellowship in manual therapy through Regis University in Denver, CO in 2005. Dr. Cleland is presently a Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at Franklin Pierce University. He practices clinically in outpatient orthopedics at Rehabilitation Services of Concord Hospital, Concord, NH. He is actively involved in numerous clinical research studies investigating the effectiveness of manual physical therapy and exercise in the management of spine and extremities disorders. He has published over 150 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals including Spine, Physical Therapy, the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy and Manual Therapy. He is on the Editorial Board for Physical Therapy and is an Editorial Review Board Member for the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy. He currently serves on the Nominating Committee of the Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. He is the recipient of the 2009 Eugene Michels New Investigator Award. He received the 2008 Jack Walker Award from the American Physical Therapy Association. Additionally, Dr. Cleland was awarded the Excellence in Research Award from the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists on 2 separate occasions (2004 and 2006).

Mary Beth Geiser PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Mary Beth Geiser PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT has been a practicing clinician for over 25 years, specializing in orthopedics, sports medicine, spine rehabilitation and chronic pain. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Marquette University in 1990 and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (DPT) from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2008. She received board certification from the American Physical Therapy Association as an Orthopedic Clinicial Specialist in 1999 and again in 2009. She completed a Fellowship in Manual Therapy through Regis University in 2013. In addition to working 30 hours/week in direct patient care, Dr. Mary Beth Geiser holds active Adjunct Faculty positions at 3 different universities (Marquette University, Concordia University Wisconsin, Concordia University- St. Paul Minnesota) and an Affiliate Faculty position at Regis University. Dr. Geiser has instructed graduate level classes in Spinal Manipulation, Advanced Orthopedics, Upper and Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorders, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, Therapeutic Modalities, Radiology, and Pain Management. She is the recipient of several honors and awards including the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association’s State Clinical Excellence Award (2016), induction into Alpha Sigma Nu Honors Society (2013), Aurora Metro Region PM&R Professional Development Recognition Scholarship (2012), WPTA’s Service Award (2005), WPTA Certificate of Appreciation (2003) and WPTA’s SE District Mary Pat Murray Award for Clinical Excellence (1995). Dr. Mary Beth Geiser is president and co-owner of SCORE Advantage LLC a physical therapy provider and consulting company which offers medical screenings, consulting services, orthopedic rehabilitation and educational opportunities. In the past she served as WPTA’s Reimbursement Chair (volunteer position) for 6 years.

Thomas G. McPoil, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA

Thomas G. McPoil, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA, earned his Certificate in Physical Therapy from Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles in 1973 and his Ph.D. in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1987. Dr. McPoil became a certified athletic trainer (ATC) in 1979 and remained certified for 30 years until retiring his credential in 2012 (AT Ret). Prior to coming to Regis University in 2010, Dr. McPoil was a member of the physical therapy faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago (1983 to 1988) and Northern Arizona University (1988 to 2010). Dr. McPoil has been the recipient of several professional associations and institutional teaching awards including the Dorothy E. Baethke & Eleanor J. Carlin Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching(1998), the James A. Gould Excellence in Teaching Orthopedic Physical Therapy Award (1997), and this year was named one of the top 100 Irish Educators by the Irish Republic. Dr. McPoil’ s research focus for the past 25 years has been to understand the morphology and function of the human foot and relate this knowledge to clinical practice. This research agenda has led to the publication of over 100 refereed manuscripts, over 100 international and national research platform and poster presentations, as well as several book chapters. As result of his teaching and scholarly activity, Dr. McPoil was awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award in 2005 and spent five months at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia conducting research as well as teaching. In 2007, Dr. McPoil was elected a Catherine Worthingham Fellow (FAPTA) of the American Physical Therapy Association. The FAPTA designation is the highest honor among APTA's membership categories. In service to the physical therapy profession, Dr. McPoil has held several positions at both the state and national level, including being the founding member and ex-president of the Foot and Ankle Special Interest Group and is currently serving as a Director at Large on the Board of the Directors of the Orthopedic Section, APTA.

Paul Mintken, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Paul Mintken, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT is an Associate Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Affiliate Faculty with Regis University’s School of Physical Therapy. He completed his fellowship training in orthopedic manual therapy at Regis University. He is a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic and Manual Physical Therapists. He maintains an active research agenda investigating conservative care for musculoskeletal disorders, as well as spinal and extremity manipulation. His awards include the Robert L. Stearns Award for Extraordinary Service from the University of Colorado Boulder Alumni Association, the Rose Excellence in Research Award (twice), the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) Excellence in Research Award, the Chattanooga Research Award from the Physical Therapy Journal, the Feitelberg Journal Founders' Award from the Journal of Physical Therapy Education, and Outstanding Research Platform and Poster Presentations at the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists Annual Conference. He has received research grants from the APTA and AAOMPT. He has multiple publications in 10 different peer-reviewed journals and has co-authored three eBooks and seven book chapters.

Scott Rezac, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Scott Rezac, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT began his physical therapy career following graduation from the University of Southern California in 2001. He worked primarily in outpatient orthopedics in several clinics before taking a position managing a clinic for a large rehabilitation company. Shortly afterward, Scott stepped into the education realm as the clinical director of Pima Medical Institute’s PTA program in Denver, and he eventually become the program director. He continued to maintain clinical practice during that time and received his OCS in 2006. 

Scott is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist, Titlist Golf Fitness Instructor Medical, and in 2013 was recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. In 2007, Scott, along with his wife, opened Rezac & Associates Physical Therapy, and they operate the clinic to the present day. Additionally, they have both taught continuing education courses both locally and nationally. 

Scott is currently affiliate faculty in Regis University's OMPT Fellowship Program. He has served the Colorado APTA as the former SE District Chair, current SE District Delegate, and the State Treasurer. He has been the recipient of the Bob Doctor Service Award and PTA Clinical Instructor of the year.


Distinguished Alumni

Albin, Stephanie Andersen, Jonathan
Austin, Gary  Bebo, Jennifer
Biederwolf, Nicklaus Brennan, Gerard
Buck, Matthew Burns, Scott 
Carpenter, Joe Chui, Kevin
Cleland, Joshua Cook, Patrick
Cowen, Kimberly Cox, Terry
Crane, Patricia Dalton, Brad
Dennison, Bryan Edmundson, Christopher
Egan, William Estevez, Carlos
Frentz, Christopher Gans, Michael
Garg, Arun Garvey, Chad
Gattie, Eric Gebhardt, Terry
Geiser, Mary Beth Geist, Kathleen
Gieringer, Robert Glynn, Paul 
Groves, John  Haley-Rezac, Dyanna
Howard, Paul Hubler, Richard
Jung, Chun-Kwon Karl, Michael
Kirkland, Amy Koch II, William
Kolb, William Koszalinski, Alex
Kramer, Christopher Leal, Michael
Lindsay, Weston Little, Christian
Long, John Lulofs-Macpherson, Kevin
MacDonald, Cameron MacDonald, Shallyn
Mani, Kaarthick Masaracchio, Michael
Mauszycki, Jon McClinton, Shane
McCracking, Henry McGann, Dustin
Mintken, Paul  Moffit, Steven
Neeley, Darren Ojha, Heidi
Overy, Russell Pandya, Jeevan
Penn, David Petersen, Shannon
Pinto, Daniel Rainey, Charles
Randell, Mark Rezac, Scott
Robbins, David Rock, Jodie
Rodeghero, Jason Schaible, Phillip
Schmitz, Brian Severino, Dominic
Sillevis, Rob Snyder, Rachel
Strack, Donald Swayze, Robert
Thomas, Sumesh Thyne, Jason
Vraa, Derek Vraa, Matthew
Weisbach, Philip Wilson, Jon
Young, Jodi Zaruba, Richard

Clinicians Pursuing Excellence

Fellows in Training 2016 Cohort

Rufino P. Aquino, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT - Dr. Aquino, born and raised in the Philippines, started working in the U.S. as a contract physical therapist in 1998. He received his bachelor’s degree in physical therapy in 1997. He went on to complete his post-professional doctorate degree from Des Moines University in 2014.

Dr. Aquino is a board-certified clinical specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. He gained McKenzie certification status in 2013. Currently, he holds professional licenses in the states of Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Colorado. He is a member of American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and its Orthopedic Section, as well as of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). He volunteers in the APTA-sponsored IMAP program.

Most of his work experience has been in the outpatient orthopedic setting with great interest in spine management. Dr. Aquino has been working at Barrington Orthopedic Specialists since 2004, serving as a clinical instructor/mentor. He regards himself as a therapist with an eclectic approach employing various manual therapy principles. He continues to strive to become a better clinician and an effective manual therapist by embarking on this journey attending Regis University’s fellowship program. He also plans to sit for the COMT certification exam through Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy later this year.

Dr. Aquino enjoys the company of his dogs, Teddy and Lily. In his spare time, he enjoys watching movies and engages in retail therapy on weekends. He plays “ping pong” and has an interest in playing recreational tennis.

Joseph Castelli, PT, DPT - Dr. Joseph Castelli has been offering outpatient orthopedic and sports physical therapy services in New York City’s metro region for more than 15 years. After receiving his B.S in Finance from St. John University, he had a brief stint on Wall Street and some acting before pursuing a career in physical therapy. He received his first Physical Therapy degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1998. He went on to attend the University of Colorado, Denver, School of Medicine, where he was awarded his clinical doctoral degree in Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2011.

Dr. Castelli received an advanced certification in Manual Therapy with the Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions (EIM) specializing in orthopedic manual therapy. He is also a Maitland and Mulligan Concept trained Manual Therapist. Currently, he is pursuing a fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy.

In early 2013, he founded S.P.O.R.T Physiotherapy & Wellness on the upper east side of Manhattan which is a private concierge physical therapy practice. In June 2014, he opened his second location in the burgeoning lower west side region called Chelsea or “Tech Alley” in some circles. His patients include a wide variety of New Yorkers including professional, collegiate and high school athletes, dancers and law enforcement personnel. He treats kids too. During his time in New York City, he has also worked closely with surgical and non-surgical orthopedic specialists from the Hospital for Special Surgery, Lenox Hill, Mt. Sinai, Beth Israel, St. Luke’s and NYU on a variety of cases that include but are not limited to rotator cuff, labral injuries, adult joint replacement, fractures and other musculoskeletal disorders.

Additionally, for the past 15 years, Dr. Castelli is skilled in the identification of occupational risk factors that contribute to work-related musculoskeletal disorders and has successfully provided practical ergonomic intervention to control risk and exposure; workstation and return to work job/ergonomic accommodations for injured and disabled persons. Currently, he is a vendor for the New York State Education Department and works closely with over 180 vocational rehabilitation counselors in the 5 boroughs including Westchester County in performing Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE) for potential employment candidates. Additionally, he is retained by the Traveler’s Corporation and numerous disability attorneys.

In today’s ever-changing healthcare industry, Dr. Castelli’s motivation for success in his practice is the application of the best evidence-based approaches to patient care combined with his vast clinical experiences to provide the most appropriate individualized care possible for his patients.

When Dr. Castelli is not working, he enjoys live music, restaurants, and in sports he follows the Yankees and the Denver Broncos. He is an avid sports enthusiast and continues to play competitive fast pitch softball, golf, cycling and powerlifting.

Nancy Craven PT, DPT, OCS - Dr. Craven pursued a career in physical therapy due a strong interest in the medical field and helping people with disabilities. She received her physical therapy degree from Northwestern University Medical School in 1981 and completed her doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) at Des Moines University in 2007.

She has worked in numerous outpatient private practices or clinics in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Hartford, CT. She has specialized in the treatment of orthopedics, including extremity and spine patients. In addition to orthopedics, she has treated TMD patients and has lectured to the University Connecticut Dental School on the treatment of TMD.

Dr. Craven is board certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. She has strong interest in improving her clinical diagnostic and manual therapy skills. She is an adjunct professor for the Doctor of Physical therapy program at the University of Connecticut having taught Anatomy for three year and is currently teaching the clinical course Integrated Musculoskeletal Practicum.

Dr. Craven co-authored the chapter, Non-surgical rehabilitation of AC Joint Sprain/Separation and AC Joint Arthrosis in the book Orthopaedic Rehabilitation of the Athlete: Getting Back in the Game. ed Reider B, Provencher MT, and Davies G. in production Elsevier 2012.

With an interest in helping her colleges, Dr. Craven has been active in her professional organization. During her working career in Los Angeles, she served as several different officers in the Greater Los Angeles District of the California Physical therapy Association. She currently serves as Treasurer for the Connecticut Physical Therapy Association. In addition, she has served as Secretary and Delegate to the House of Delegates for the State of Connecticut Physical Therapy Association. 

Dr. Craven lives in Connecticut with her husband. She has a son who is in his 20’s and a new daughter in law. In her spare time, she loves to sail, bicycle, run, kayak, and has a new found interest of golfing.

Rob Drenning, PT, MSPT - After growing up in West Virginia, Rob received his Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Boston University in 2005. He has been working in out-patient orthopedic clinics since then. Rob has been living in Taos, NM and working at the Center for Physical Health since 2011. He has experience treating patients of all ages and activity levels, from the weekend warrior to professional athletes. Rob has a particular clinical interest in manual therapy, spinal manipulation and functional movement analysis. His goal is to empower each patient to be an active participant in their own recovery and work toward each individual’s goals to live a pain-free, healthy lifestyle. 

Rob is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, as well as the Sports section and New Mexico Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. He is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. He recently co-authored a text book chapter on evidence-based shoulder adhesive capsulitis rehab, which was presented at the international conference of orthopedic surgeons. Rob is a certified Clinical Instructor and enjoys mentoring PT students getting ready to enter the profession. 

Outside of the clinic, Rob enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, and basically doing anything outdoors with his wife, son and two dogs.

Seth Hagymasi, PT, DPT, OCS - Seth Hagymasi has been practicing physical therapy for 10 years. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science from Skidmore College in 2002, followed by a Master of Science in physical therapy from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT in 2006. Seth then returned to complete a doctorate of physical therapy from Regis University in 2012. His career has been focused on outpatient orthopedic practice and has included multiple settings, including private practice, the academic. He currently works at the University of Connecticut Health Center, a hospital-based outpatient practice. The focus of his practice at UCHC is treatment of individuals with cervical and lumbar pathology, with particular emphasis on a chronic pain population. Seth is board certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, and he has a strong interest in developing his manual therapy skills through Fellowship to improve patient outcomes.

Seth lives in Torrington, CT with his wife, Betty, and two children. In his spare time he enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife and children hiking, exercising and playing music.

Amy Stone Hammerich PT, DPT, Ph.D., OCS - Dr. Hammerich's interest in physical therapy was not a direct route. After several years of working in a business career in Chicago, she returned to graduate school for physical therapy. She received her Master of Science in physical therapy from Regis University in 2000, and went on to complete her tDPT at Regis University in 2003. She completed her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado in Health and Behavioral Science in 2013.

She is currently working in the School of Physical Therapy faculty practice called Regis Cares at Regis University. For many years she worked in an outpatient practice in Boulder, CO at PRO Physical Therapy and later at Waldron’s Peak Physical Therapy. She enjoys treating patients with orthopedic conditions, particularly in spine, pelvis and hip dysfunction as well as aging related joint conditions. Dr. Hammerich worked as an Affiliate Faculty at Regis University starting in 2003 until 2007 and was an Adjunct Faculty at University of Colorado in 2006-7. She then joined Regis University as ranked faculty in 2007 and is currently an Associate Professor teaching in the musculoskeletal, exercise, complex patient management and neuromuscular physiology content.

Dr. Hammerich is board certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. She has a passion for the profession of physical therapy and has a desire to continually advance the profession through education and research. She has spent many years on the Colorado Chapter APTA Board of Directors including President of the Chapter from 2009-2012. Dr. Hammerich maintains an active research agenda in the areas of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS), knee osteoarthritis (OA), aging joints and exercise related topics. She is currently completing a RCT on LSS with Dr. Julie Whitman, Dr. Josh Cleland and Dr. Paul Mintkin. This team was awarded a grant by the Orthopedic Section of the APTA for this research project titled “Epidural Steroid Injection versus Epidural Steroid Injection and Manual Physical Therapy and Exercise in the Management of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis; a Randomized Clinical Trial.” She is also completing a multi-cohort study on exercise and knee OA with Dr. Wendy Anemaet and Dr. Mike Bade involving traditional strengthening, eccentric strengthening, balance and aerobic training interventions. She received the Outstanding Physical Therapist Award in 2011 from the Colorado Chapter APTA and received 2 Bob Doctor Service Awards for her service to the Colorado Chapter APTA.

Dr. Hammerich has a 2 year old son and a 6 year old daughter. She lives with her children and husband in Boulder, Colorado and enjoys hiking, cycling, and Nordic skiing whenever she gets a chance to be out of the office and in the beautiful environment found in Colorado.

Jay Harpp PT, DPT, OCS - Jay realized he had a passion for healthcare while he was studying Biology at the University of Vermont. It wasn’t until after he graduated, while training and racing as a competitive cyclist, that he discovered the field of physical therapy. Jay went on to get his DPT from Regis University, graduating in 2010.

He has been working in outpatient orthopedics since 2010, and spent most of his time with Rocky Mountain Spine and Sport in Littleton, CO. He worked as a staff therapist and then clinical director, before moving to a new company, ATI Physical Therapy, in the heart of downtown Denver. Jay is very passionate about manual physical therapy and he continued his education with local seminars through University of St Augustine, working towards a manual therapy certification. Jay obtained his OCS in the winter of 2013. Jay is also trained in bike fitting, running gait analysis, and Level 1 and 2 dry needling through Kinetacore in Brighton, CO. Jay has served as a CI for students from Regis and CU and is currently a Level 2 educator with Regis, slated to take 2 students a year.

Jay has 2 year old twins, and a dog name Pancake. His lovely wife is a Lawyer and published author of sports fiction/romance novels. Jay likes to stay fit by running, cycling, and Nordic skiing; along with chasing his twins on their balance bikes.

Erin Probert PT, DPT - Erin is originally from Southern California. She received an athletic rowing scholarship and completed her B.S. in Exercise Science from San Diego State University in 2006. She went on to complete a doctor of physical therapy degree at the University of Utah in 2010. After finishing her DPT, she started her career in neurologic rehabilitation and acute care at the University of Utah Hospital.

In 2012, she started her career in orthopedics for an outpatient clinic with the University of Utah. While her clinic sees a wide variety of orthopedic diagnoses, her primary interests include athletic injuries of the hip for conservative or post-operative treatment. She has received her certification in Selective Functional Movement Assessment and trained in Graston level 1 and 2. Erin was looking for a way to continue to improve her assessment and manual skills, which led her to apply for a fellowship through Regis University.

Erin has participated in community education, marketing and presentations at sports core orthopedic grand rounds within the University of Utah health care system. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and orthopedic section member, Utah Physical Therapy association and American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists.

Erin lives in Salt Lake City, UT with her husband and she enjoys playing in Utah’s great outdoors skiing, mountain biking, road cycling, hiking and her original passion, rowing.

Matthew Pugliese MS, DPT, OCS, MTC, Cert. MDT, SFMA - Matthew Pugliese is a physical therapist working at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. He graduated from Ithaca College in 2007 and has been working predominately in an outpatient orthopedic setting. He is currently an instructor in the HSS orthopedic residency program and an adjunct professor at Hunter College and Columbia University. 

He is an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and has received certifications through the University of St. Augustine, The McKenzie Institute, The Selective Functional Movement Assessment and The Titleist Performance Institute. Matthew has a special interest in chronic pain, manual therapy and biomechanics. 

He is an avid Buffalo Bills fan and enjoys running, golfing and cooking in his free time.

Praneeth Purimetla, PT, DPT - Dr. Purimetla was born, raised and currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. After several injuries that put his basketball career on hold, he went on to receive an undergraduate degree in Finance from DePaul University in 2004. Although working in Finance afforded him invaluable experiences, a career in physical therapy seemed to be a better fit. He attended PT school at the University of Illinois at Chicago, graduating in May of 2013.

Upon graduation, Dr. Purimetla began working in a hospital based outpatient orthopedic clinic, transitioning into private practice as of 2015. Throughout his academic and clinical career, he was surrounded by many great clinicians and sought to follow in their footsteps. He understood that structured learning with likeminded, motivated individuals was the best path to take in order to improve his clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills.

Dr. Purimetla’s household consists of his loving wife, Venesa, and their two incredible sons, ages 5 and 1. His free time is spent running around with his boys and playing as much basketball as possible.

Sean P. Riley PT, DPT, ScD, OCS, SCS, ATC, COMT - Sean is a physical therapist in the Department of Rehabilitation at UConn Health. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army as an Infantry Sergeant after four years of service. He attended Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) from 1994-98, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education - Option in Athletic Training. Sean earned a Master of Science degree in Biology with a Health Sciences Specialization, 1998-2000 at CCSU. He then entered the UCONN Physical Therapy Program where he earned a Master's Degree in 2004. Sean completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Simmons College in 2006 and his Doctor of Science from Texas Tech University in 2013. 

He became board certified in Orthopedics through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in July of 2007 and completed his sports certification in July of 2009. He also completed training through the International Academy of Orthopaedic Medicine-US to become certified in Orthopaedic and Manual Therapy (COMT) of the Extremities in 2012. 

Sean has a strong passion for education and a desire to teach and mentor students as well. He has been a clinical instructor for the physical therapy program at the University of Connecticut, providing clinical instruction to the physical therapy students involved in PT 5462-Internal Integrated M/S Clinical Practicum I and PT 5463-Internal Integrated M/S Clinical Practicum II since 2010. Sean feels that students are peers at the start of their journey. Although educators may have more experience and working knowledge they are also burdened by the biases related to their individual journey. He feels that educators should allow themselves to educate, listen, and direct, in a way to gain a perspective from novice colleagues that may otherwise be unattainable. Sean feels that educators need to develop the students’ ability to apply didactically attained knowledge using logical frameworks and metacognitive processes. Metacognitive processes may be improved through an understanding and working knowledge of abductive reasoning, inductive reasoning, deductive reasoning, and the ability to recognize logically fallacious thought processes and arguments. This type of reflective metacognitive process may allow students to integrate the best available evidence, clinical experience and address complex biopsychosocial factors. Sean feels that this is important to facilitate the student’s ability to apply their foundational knowledge. Sean’s academic (research) interests and professional (clinical interests) are focused on conducting clinical research utilizing the Assessment-Diagnosis-Treatment-Outcome (ADTO) research model first described by Spratt. The model creates a logical clinical research framework by connecting the Assessment to the Diagnosis; the Diagnosis to the Treatment; and Treatment to the Outcome. His research endeavors have provided us with three publications in 2015, three papers that have been accepted for publication, one paper that is presently under review and one ongoing project that is in data collection.

Fellows in Training 2015 Cohort

Danielle Brachman, PT, DPT  - Danielle became interested in the field of health care through her desire to help others. She chose physical therapy as her profession as she enjoyed seeing a patient accomplish goals and the process from beginning to end. She enjoyed the extensive patient time that was allowed to physical therapists compared to other professions.

Danielle attended St. Ambrose University and graduated with her DPT in 2012. She moved to Colorado and began working in a private practice clinic in Littleton. She is now the Director and is enjoying learning the business end of physical therapy as well as patient care.

She is always trying to improve her skills to give her patients the best chance of improvement. She decided to pursue a Fellowship for this reason. Danielle lives in Idaho Springs with her husband and two golden retrievers. She enjoys hiking, biking, reading, and time with family and friends in her spare time.

Meghan Donoghue, DPT - Meghan holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Science and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Lebanon Valley College. In August 2013, Dr. Donoghue began working for Kessler Rehabilitation Center in Edison, NJ. She enjoys treating patients of all ages with various orthopedic diagnoses.

Since graduating from physical therapy school in May 2013, she has taken numerous continuing education courses with emphasis in manual physical therapy evaluation and intervention. While part of the Kessler Organization, Dr. Donoghue has joined special interest groups such as: ACL, Throwing Injuries and Kessler’s Personalized Orthopedic Weight Reduction Program. She was the first to implement the Weight Reduction Program in her office, and became certified in Selective Functional Movement Analysis in April 2015.

Dr. Donoghue participates in community presentations, injury prevention screens, and marketing initiatives within the Kessler Organization. She will sit for her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Exam in March 2016. Meghan’s desire to improve her manual therapy skills while facilitating leadership and promoting growth within the field of Physical Therapy led her to pursue Regis’ Manual Therapy Fellowship.

A former collegiate softball player, Dr. Donoghue enjoys partaking in athletics in her spare time. Meghan also enjoys attending country music concerts and spending time with her family and friends. Her remaining free time is dedicated to planning her wedding set for October 2016.

Megan Fitzsimmons, PT, DPT - Dr. Fitzsimmons, a Colorado Native, became interested in physical therapy after searching for a career in the medical field which was active, focused on all age groups and helped people have a better quality of life. She received her DPT in physical therapy from Regis University in 2012 and moved out to Grand Junction, Colorado. She has been working at Community Hospital Therapy Works (outpatient hospital based clinic) and SOAR Physical Therapy (direct access private practice clinic) in Grand Junction, CO since 2012. She enjoys treating individuals with all ailments, with the majority of her time spent treating spinal dysfunction.

Dr. Fitzsimmons will sit for her Orthopedic Certified Specialist board certification examination in March 2016 and is currently certified as a Level 1 Dry Needling practitioner. She enjoys giving back to the profession and is the current West District Chair for the Colorado American Physical Therapy Association Chapter, serves as Chair on the CO Chapter Nominating Committee and is an active member on the CO Chapter Professional Development Committee. She is active in the community of Grand Junction and currently serves as a leader for Young Life (at Colorado Mesa University), Young Professionals Network Board Member, Diabetes Counts Board Member and is undergoing a year-long Leadership Class through Mesa County. Her desire to continue to improve her current clinical manual skills lead her to seek out a Fellowship (which she had her sights set on since she first attended AAOMPT in 2010 as a student).

In her free time, she enjoys playing grass doubles volleyball, swimming, reading, snowshoeing, skiing, spending time with family and friends and enjoying the beautiful mountains in Western Colorado.

Tony Grillo, PT, DPT, OCS, CIMT - Tony is the Clinical Director of the Oyster Point clinic of Tidewater Physical Therapy in Southeastern Virginia. Tony earned his undergraduate and master’s degree at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York, and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and has an advanced certification in Integrated Manual Therapy. This approach focuses primarily on manual therapy as well as advanced assessment to determine mechanical causes of pain and functional impairments. In addition to general orthopedics, Tony has a special interest in lower extremity and spine, and runs the 'Work Performance' program, which is a specialized work hardening / conditioning program. Tony has been practicing orthopedic physical therapy with Tidewater Physical Therapy since 2003, and is currently enrolled as a Fellow in training of the Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship at Regis University. In his off time, Tony enjoys fishing, cooking, soccer and traveling.

Brad Myers, PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT – Dr. Myers received his Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Health Fitness in Preventive and Rehabilitative Programs from Central Michigan University in 2006. He went on to complete a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Duke University in 2009.

Upon completion of his DPT, Dr. Myers moved to the Chicago area where he began working in outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine physical therapy. In order to advance his clinical reasoning and hands-on clinical skills, Dr. Myers enrolled in manual therapy coursework through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. This experience enhanced his interest in academic physical therapy prompting his pursuit of a Doctor of Science degree at Andrews University, which is nearing completion. Dr. Myers is also recognized as a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist, and Certified Manual Physical Therapist.

In 2014, Dr. Myers was able to combine his clinical, research and teaching interests by accepting a faculty position at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Physical Therapy. He maintains clinical practice within the UIC Physical Therapy Faculty Practice while teaching within the entry-level DPT Program and Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program. His research interests include the appropriate application of manual physical therapy techniques with exercise interventions within orthopedic patient populations, and the identification of motor control dysfunctions as a precursor/result of musculoskeletal impairments.

Zane N. Ochs PT, DPT, OCS  - Dr. Ochs received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Exercise Science from Wichita State University in 2010, and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 2013. Zane has worked full time in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy at Mid America Orthopedics in Wichita, KS since his career began in 2013. He also provides PRN home health physical therapy services for Phoenix Home Health Care in the Wichita area. In 2015, Dr. Ochs became a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.

As an orthopedic clinician, Zane's primary interests include manual therapy, sports rehabilitation, and orthopedic post-operative care. He employs Dr. Shirley Sahrmann's movement system impairment diagnostic classification system into his orthopedic practice. Zane has received additional continuing education in osteopathic manipulation techniques and is a certified SASTM provider.

Zane is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Kansas Physical Therapy Association (KPTA), and volunteers as a member of the KPTA's research and programming committees.

Dr. Ochs lives in Wichita, KS with his wife, Cassandra, and their son Camden. In his free time, Zane enjoys playing tennis, biking, and weight training.

Chris Pegram PT, OCS - Mr. Pegram began his path in Physical Therapy with his studies at Clarke University. After completion of his Master’s Degree he began working at a general outpatient clinic in Decatur, Illinois. During time spent in Decatur, Mr. Pegram gained experience in outpatient neurological rehabilitation, acute care, and home healthcare, yet his principal caseload consisted of general orthopedics.

Throughout his nearly 17-year career, Mr. Pegram has had a primary focus in orthopedics. Following a move to Minnesota he had the privilege to work for the Sister Kenny Sports PT clinic in Minneapolis as well as the Institute for Athletic Medicine in Edina. Having the opportunity to train and work with the many experienced Physical Therapists at both Sister Kenny and the Institute for Athletic Medicine was invaluable for Mr. Pegram.

Mr. Pegram currently works in Northfield, Minnesota, at the Center for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (CSMR), which is a part of Northfield Hospital and Clinics. Beyond his work as a staff Physical Therapist, Mr. Pegram assists in training students from St. Kate’s, St. Scholastica and Mayo Rochester. His role in education and skill development for the clinic includes organizing and managing a program in which he mentors his fellow co-workers, produces quarterly PowerPoint presentations on topics in Physical Therapy, and organizes outside speakers to present at Northfield Hospital. In 2014, Mr. Pegram became a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.

Sean Rice, PT, DPT  - Sean is a licensed physical therapist in New York State and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. He earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from the New York Institute of Technology and an Associate in Science (AS) from Nassau Community College. Prior to pursuing physical therapy as a second career, he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from Hofstra University and worked in the marketing industry.

Sean is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. He has worked in predominantly outpatient physical therapy over the last four years. He is very grateful to the professors at the New York Institute of Technology for establishing a great theoretical and practical foundation in physical therapy. He has built on that foundation and utilizes much of the assessment and treatment skills learned from classes in the Maitland-Australian approach.

Sean lives in Queens, NY. He enjoys spending time with his wife, family and friends and enjoys music, tennis, hiking, camping, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding.

Craig Rudikoff PT, DPT - Craig became interested in physical therapy after sustaining and rehabbing from multiple football and baseball injuries throughout his life. He received his DPT at The George Washington University in 2013. Following graduation, Craig enrolled in The Johns Hopkins Hospital & George Washington University Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency in August 2013. Over the course of the next year, Craig had the opportunity to learn from a variety of clinicians to grow his teaching, clinical reasoning, and manual therapy skills.

Upon completion of the orthopedic residency in August 2014, Craig stayed on to work full-time at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he is currently treating a variety of orthopedic conditions and loves the diversity he experiences every day. He also really enjoyed teaching and mentoring within the residency and is looking forward to having more full-time students and getting back into the classroom. Craig has long looked forward to the opportunity to give back to the profession, and he feels that starts with the next generation of therapists. Craig is currently a member of the APTA and AAOMPT, which is one of the many ways he stays current on the profession. He is very much looking forward to the manual therapy fellowship at Regis to continue his professional growth. 

Craig has a 5 year old son named Odin (his dog) and recently became engaged to his girlfriend, whom he met in physical therapy school. He enjoys playing and watching sports, hiking, and enjoying time with family and friends.

Bob Schroedter, PT, DPT, OCS  - Bob began his Physical Therapy career a few years after mysteriously obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Civil) from Duke University and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Structural) from the University of Virginia. He graduated from the University of Miami (FL) with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy and then nine years later from Regis University with a Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Fast forward five years and he obtained board certification as a clinical specialist in Orthopedics and is now a Fellow-in-Training with Regis University.

Bob operates a cash-pay, outpatient, private practice located in South Beach, FL, called Movement Thru Rehab Physical Therapy. Since 2010, it has operated out of the Miami Beach Gyrotonic Studio and is his answer to the quantity-quality question plagued by the numerous private practices in which he worked up until that point. He is a certified Level 1 Gyrotonic instructor, a PMA-certified Pilates instructor, a certified ChiRunning/ChiWalking instructor, a former Level 1 certified USA Triathlon coach and is FMS/SFMA/YBT-certified through Functional Movement Systems and Move 2 Perform. His practice specializes in providing a high-value customer service experience with high-quality one-on-one care, in an environment designed to address movement at all levels of ability. For him clinical, service, and care excellence have always been about communication, compassion, critical thinking, manual therapy and movement. So while his specialty is technically orthopedics his company tagline says it best: "We specialize in HUMANS".

On the side, Bob teaches nationally and internationally for Polestar Education, serves as adjunct faculty in the University of Miami's PT Department, assisting with the DPT Cardiorespiratory course, and his current research interests include the application of Functional Movement Systems to professional dancers. He has a keen interest in Running Medicine as well, recently lecturing in Puerto Rico at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute's Running Symposium. He maintains professional memberships in APTA, AAOMPT and FPTA, and he is actively licensed in three states: FL, CA CO.

Bob's wife Elizabeth (also a PT) and two sons, Lincoln (3.5) and Everest (1), keep him grounded and aloft at the same time. He is easily impressed by simple acts of kindness, discovering new dictionary words, and dark beers. His next career path may be in the Photographic and/or Culinary Arts. Stay tuned.

Steve Short PT, DPT, CSCS  - Dr. Short graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Dayton in May of 2014. From 2005 to 2010, he earned a dual undergraduate degree in Biology and Exercise Science from Michigan Tech University while quarterbacking the Huskies football team.

Dr. Short joined the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association in the fall of 2014 as the Team Physical Therapist and Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. Prior to joining the Nuggets, Steve served in private practice at Back in Motion Physical Therapy and Elite Performance, Inc. in Kingsford, Michigan.

While at UD, Dr. Short conducted research for multiple NBA organization. “The Utility of Functional Movement Assessment on NBA Players” was presented at APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting in 2014. He was awarded the UD DPT Student Achievement Award upon completion of his degree.

Dr. Short is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and numerous sub-sections of these respective organizations. His post-graduate education has focused on manual therapy, advanced therapeutic exercise, sports nutrition, sports performance and dry needling. Dr. Short is set to test for board specialist certification through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in the spring of 2016.

In his spare time, Dr. Short enjoys spending time with his family and friends, outdoor adventures, and music.

Emily Stone, PT, DPT, OCS - Emily graduated from the University of Colorado with her doctorate in 2012 and became board-certified in orthopedics in 2015. After working in a hospital setting and private practice outpatient orthopedics on the western slope of Colorado for two years, she returned to Denver and joined the team at University of Colorado at the Stapleton clinic. Emily is passionate about life-long learning and remaining active in the profession of physical therapy including the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT). Emily and her husband also enjoy exploring the outdoors of Colorado on the weekends including skiing, running, hiking and climbing.

Shelly Tyler, DPT, COMT, OCS - Dr. Tyler, a native of Owensboro, KY, graduated from University of Evansville in Indiana in 2010 with her Doctor in Physical Therapy. Following graduation, she moved to St. Louis, Missouri where she worked in an outpatient physical therapy clinic and obtained her COMT through the Ola Grimsby Institute in 2011.

In February of 2013, she helped Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Owensboro open its first satellite clinic and managed this clinic for 2 years. Recently, she took on the role as Clinical Director for this organization. In September 2014, she and her partners launched their private practice Rehabilitation & Performance Institute, PSC.

Dr. Tyler became a board-certified clinical specialist in Orthopedics in 2013 and focuses her practice on manual therapy and neuromuscular re-education through implementation of manual techniques, functional dry needling, and the Selective Functional Movement System theologies. Her underlying passions are teaching and continued learning; she is the program developer for her company's mentorship program, as well as the CCCE. She also teaches as an adjunct professor for first DPT students at the University of Evansville.

Shelly is married to her loving husband, John Mark, and has a 2-year-old boy, Grayson, and a 3-month-old boy, Paxton. She is an active member of River City Church and enjoys being involved in the Owensboro community. Her interests include: playing the violin, skiing, dancing, yoga, running, cooking, painting and spending time with her family.

Brianna Wahl, PT, DPT, OCS - Brianna received her Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science from the George Washington University in 2008 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Duke University in 2011. She has worked in a private practice outpatient orthopedic clinic since graduating, focusing on orthopedics and pelvic health. In 2013, she was promoted from Staff Physical Therapist to Clinic Director, taking on more administrative responsibilities. She became Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists in 2014 and is currently enrolled in the Regis University Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship.

Brianna’s physical therapy passions are in orthopedics, manual therapy and pelvic health. She became certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment in 2012 and enjoys incorporating the regional interdependence approach to her care. She also began taking pelvic health courses through Herman & Wallace, having taken the Pelvic Floor Level 1 course in 2015, in order to be able to treat pelvic health conditions as well. Brianna’s additional passion is being a Clinical Instructor for DPT students. She has been an APTA Certified Clinical Instructor since 2012 and has mentored many PT students. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the APTA’s Orthopedic and Women’s Health Sections.

Apart from her outpatient orthopedic job, Brianna has worked onsite for industrial companies by providing preventative physical therapy services. She is trained through DSI Work Solutions Inc. to perform Functional Capacity Assessments and Job Matching for companies. She also does a lot of per diem work with post-offer testing for multiple companies.

Brianna lives in Colorado where she got married to her wonderful husband Matt. In their spare time, they love going hiking, fishing, and playing soccer together. Brianna also enjoys running, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.

Fellows in Training 2014 Cohort

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.