Brian Arvizo, PT, DPT, OCS (Fall 2016) - Dr. Arvizo received his B.A. in Biology from Newman University in Wichita KS in May of 2010 and his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Regis University in May 2013. After graduating from Regis University he was accepted into an orthopaedic physical therapy residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and Meriter (UWHC-Meriter) in Madison, WI. There he worked in multiple outpatient settings including a spine clinic and a TMJ clinic. While at UWHC-Meriter he became direct access certified which enabled him to not only see patients without a provider referral, but also allowed him to order imaging when deemed necessary. He completed his residency at UWHC-Meriter in May of 2014.
After completing his residency in Madison, WI, Dr. Arvizo took a staff position at Presbyterian Healthcare Services in Albuquerque, NM in June of 2014. During his time there, he has participated in a low back pain program designed to expedite physical therapy services while reducing unnecessary imaging. He has developed and implemented a new graduate mentoring program for PT’s and PTA’s, and updated surgical protocols company wide. He also co-instructs, with psychologists, a group class devoted to quality of life for persistent pain patients.
Dr. Arvizo became board certified in orthopaedic physical therapy in May of 2015. He also presented a poster at the AAOMPT annual meeting in November 2015 titled "Manual Therapy and Exercise for a patient Suspected of having Osteolysis of the Distal Clavicle."
Dr. Arvizo is very active in New Mexico State chapter of APTA. In 2014 he joined the NMAPTA legislative committee and was able to help the committee secure direct access in the state of New Mexico. In 2015 he became a New Mexico Delegate and in 2016 was asked to be a part of the Educational Committee for NMAPTA. His most recent project includes being appointed to the #ChoosePT task force, which is designed to publicize APTA’s efforts at raising awareness of the harmful effects of prescription opioids, while encouraging the public to choose a safer alternative, PT. He hosted New Mexico’s 1st ever PT Pub Night, and continues to co-host these events.
Dr. Arvizo’s strong desire to pursue clinical excellence in order to aide patient’s recovery is what motivates him to pursue his clinical fellowship at Regis.
In his spare time, you can find him enjoying the high desert of Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife and daughter. He enjoys playing soccer, snowboarding, and hiking.
Matt Broussard, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT (Fall 2016) -
Matt, a native of Abbeville, LA, graduated from Texas Woman’s University in 2010 with his DPT. Following graduation, he moved to Nashville, where he has worked in various roles for Results Physiotherapy, including his current position as a District Clinical Quality Leader. In 2015, Matt moved to the Mobile, AL area to open and operate a new region for the company.
Matt became board certified in Orthopaedics in 2012. In that same year, he completed his COMT through Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars. In 2015, he completed requirements for COMT through the Institute of Advanced Musculoskeletal Treatment (IAMT). He is also certified through IAMT in dry needling and has a level I CEAS (certified ergonomic assessment specialist) through the Back School of Atlanta.
Matt’s current practice includes working and mentoring in a general orthopaedic clinic, focusing mainly on spine and chronic pain. He also serves as an Instructor for IAMT in various continuing education courses. Matt is passionate about manual therapy and its role in the integrative model of therapeutic alliance. Matt also has a strong interest in modern neuroscience and pain mechanisms.
Matt has been married to his wife, Kristen (also a PT) for 5 years. They live in Daphne, AL and enjoy fishing, golf, and chasing their 2-year-old son, Will.
Tommy Busemeyer, PT, DPT (Fall 2016) -
Growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio, Dr. Busemeyer always had a passion for health, wellness, and sports biomechanics. Late in his undergraduate education, following a baseball-related injury, he decided to pursue physical therapy as a career. He graduated from Miami University (Ohio) with a B.S. in Exercise Science in 2006. From there, he attended Marion Technical College where he received a degree in Physical Therapist Assisting (PTA) in 2008. This allowed him to gain invaluable hands-on clinical experience as a PTA before returning to graduate school. In 2010, he returned to the University of Findlay (PTA to DPT Bridge Program) where he received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2013.
Dr. Busemeyer has clinical experience in a wide variety of settings including outpatient, acute, and subacute rehab; however, his passion lies in the outpatient/orthopaedic setting. He currently works for a hospital based outpatient clinic where he is a clinic supervisor and treats patients of all ages and conditions (spine, extremities, orthopaedic, and sports rehabilitation). He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT), a Credentialed Clinical Instructor (CCI) through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and is also a member of the Ohio Physical Therapy Association (OPTA). Dr. Busemeyer has particular interests in manual therapy, manipulation, sports rehabilitation, and functional movement patterns. He prides himself on keeping current with evidence in orthopaedics and manual therapy and continually strives to provide high quality/ evidence based care to each patient.
Dr. Busemeyer lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with his wife, Alysse, newborn daughter, Everly, and two dogs, Max and Wesley. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his newly expanded family, traveling, and other outdoor pursuits.
Brandon Ellison PT, DPT, OCS, COMT (Fall 2016) -
Brandon received his doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2010. He has practiced in an outpatient, orthopaedic, manual therapy setting throughout his career. He started out as a staff PT in Brentwood, TN and developed into teaching a manual therapy curriculum for new PTs coming onboard to his company's team. His clinical practice has had an emphasis on direct access, chronic pain, and endurance athletes. He started teaching continuing education in 2013 with the Institute of Advanced Musculoskeletal Treatments, emphasizing skills related clinical reasoning and manual therapy.
Brandon received his COMT in 2012 from Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars, his OCS in 2013, and a running coach certification from the Road Runners Club of America in 2012. He is a member of the APTA and AAOMPT. He is also a member of the Orthopaedic Section of the APTA.
Brandon currently practices in Nashville, TN where he sees patients as well as teaches and mentors PTs. He enjoys running and new physical challenges. His favorite part of the week is getting out for a long run with his wife and new son.
John Hagan PT, DPT, OCS (Fall 2016) -
John attended Drexel University where he obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013. While pursuing this degree, John had the opportunity to intern at Champion Sports Medicine with renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews. After graduation, he was accepted into an Orthopaedic Residency program through Drexel University that focused on treating Division 1 athletes, student body, and faculty members.
Currently, John is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). He is also a Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist (OCS) and an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor. John is looking forward to extending his clinical and manual therapy skills during the completion of the Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship at Regis University.
John strives to stay up to date with current research in order to best serve his patients. He has recently presented a case study at a national conference on the implementation of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) to resolve a patient’s low back pain. He is also certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), which screens for underlying mobility and motor control dysfunction above and below the site of injury.
In John’s free time, he enjoys spending free time with his wife and daughter, especially exploring new hiking trails. Hobbies also include road and trail biking and running. He also enjoys learning about healthy ways of living through reading books and watching documentaries. John can often be found trying a new local craft beer with friends or a new restaurant with his family around Philly.
Lauren Hogan, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC (Fall 2016) - As an injury-prone competitive gymnast, Lauren had her first bout of physical therapy at age 12 and has been fascinated by the field ever since.
Lauren has spent her career working in orthopaedics and sports medicine and has a special interest in the treatment of post-concussive syndrome, gymnasts, and runners. She currently treats patients at Spinal Dynamics & Body Dynamics of Wisconsin. She also enjoys working with students as a lab instructor at Marquette University. She has given several continuing education lectures on the treatment of post-concussive syndrome in athletes.
A native of the Green Bay, Wisconsin area, Lauren now lives with her husband Joe in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. When she is not treating patients, she enjoys trail running, reading, cooking and traveling.
Sara Hourihan, PT, DPT, OCS (Fall 2016) - Dr. Hourihan first became interested in physical therapy through her career as a competitive soccer player. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2009 where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and competed on the Women’s soccer team. From there she went to the MGH Institute of Health Professions and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2012. After completing her doctorate, she began working at Massachusetts General Hospital in their outpatient physical therapy department and has been working there ever since.
Dr. Hourihan is a board-certified clinical specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, along with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. She treats patient with orthopaedic injuries and has experience in vestibular therapy including completing the APTA’s Advanced Practice in Vestibular Therapy course. She has a particular interest in the treatment and diagnosis of cervicogenic dizziness.
She has a passion for helping patients lead active, healthy lives. She is also passionate about teaching future generations of physical therapist and feels fortunate to be able to channel that passion through her certification as an APTA clinical instructor and work as a lab instructor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions.
She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts and in her free time enjoys biking, hiking, running and playing soccer recreationally along with spending time with friends and family.
Aaron Knighton, PT, DPT (Fall 2016) - Aaron has been practicing physical therapy for four years. He received his Bachelors of Arts in Business Management from Hope College in 2008, followed by his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences in Rochester, MN in 2012. Aaron started his Physical Therapy career in Denver, CO at Craig Hospital, where his clinical focus was on the neurologic recovery of spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. Through his experience he observed the impact manual therapy can have on functional gains with individuals recovering from neurologic injury leading him to pursue Fellowship training.
Aaron continues to work with individuals recovering from neurologic injuries at Craig; however, he is also pursuing a separate passion with sports performance and recovery. He enjoys partnering his skills of neurologic recovery and manual therapy with athletes by assisting them to move efficiently, enhance performance and facilitate recovery.
Aaron lives in Denver, CO and enjoys spending as much time in the mountains as possible. In his spare time he enjoys playing volleyball, cycling, kayaking, snowboarding or backpacking. Aaron is also passionate about serving with international medical missions programs; both providing physical treatment to individuals as well as teaching local therapists evidence based practice to enhance their impacts locally.
Kimberly A. McCole PT, DPT, OCS (Fall 2016) - After having two ACL reconstructions as a teenager and spending countless hours in physical therapy herself, Kim quickly decided being a physical therapist was what she wanted to do with her life. Kim attended Gannon University in beautiful Erie, Pennsylvania, for their 3+3 DPT program, and graduated in 2010. She has been practicing in outpatient, orthopedics since then. Currently, she is treating in Baltimore, Maryland. She enjoys treating all orthopaedic conditions, but she finds rehabbing patients post operatively including total knee replacements to be very rewarding.
Kim is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and part of the Education, Orthopaedic, and Maryland sections. She is also a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapists. Kim recently became a board certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist and an APTA certified clinical instructor. She greatly enjoys having students in the clinic, she loves witnessing and being an active part of their progress through their clinical rotations.
In her spare time, Kim loves to bake, kayak, and spending time with her fiance and her crazy, rescued dog, Jax. She is so very excited to be a part of Regis University’s Fellowship and to visit Denver for the first time!
John Morris, PT, MS, OCS, Cert. MDT (Fall 2016) - John received his master’s in physical therapy from Ithaca College in 2002. He is a member of the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy, as well as the McKenzie Institute, USA. He received his board- certification in orthopedics in 2009.
John currently works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as a Clinical Manager of a MossRehab at an outpatient, orthopaedic clinic. He is also the Residency Director for the MossRehab Orthopaedic Residency Program.
John’s main areas of interest are in orthopaedics, education, and manual therapy; he is especially interested in treating patients with neck and back pain. Outside of work, John enjoys golf, softball, and spending time with his wife and two little girls.
John enrolled in the Regis Manual Therapy Fellowship in order to strengthen his manual skills, become a better educator and mentor for his residents, and continues his pursuit of lifelong learning.
Piyush Madani, PT, DPT, OCS (Fall 2016) - Piyush has been working for the renowned Henry Ford Health System’s Center for Athletic Medicine in Detroit, Michigan since 2012 as a staff physical therapist. He is a proven expert for rehabilitation of adolescents, adults and geriatric sports and orthopaedics related dysfunctions with special interest in treatment of shoulder, knee and spine disorders. He enjoys working in team environments with athletic trainers, PTA’s and fellow clinicians. He also mentors undergraduate students.
Piyush graduated from Indore Institute of Medical Sciences, India with a bachelor in physiotherapy in 2003 and a Masters in physiotherapy in 2006. He was honored by various organizations for honorary services to earthquake victims in India and through various charitable health camps. After coming to the USA in 2007, he finished his PP-DPT from Loma Linda University in California in 2008. He acquired his board certification in orthopaedics in 2015. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and its orthopaedics and sports sections and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT).
Piyush strives to become an expert clinician and use effective manual therapy skills to help his clients and believes that the fellowship program is a beginning step towards his journey. He plans on becoming a strength and conditioning specialist in the near future and would like to continue to gain manual therapy experience through continuing education.
As a student and research assistant at Loma Linda University, Piyush contributed to publications related to the effect of hydrotherapy on skin blood flow, diabetes and changes in autonomic nervous system. Piyush will be involved in research related the the prediction rule for successful outcome after lumbar decompression and stabilization surgeries. His special interests are ACL reconstruction and rehabilitation, rotator cuff surgeries and rehabilitation, and patellofemoral dysfunctions.
Piyush lives in Troy, Michigan with his wife and a 4-year-old daughter. He enjoys playing cricket, table tennis and love spending time with his family. He is looking forward to participating in his first marathon relay leg of 5k in the Detroit Free Press Marathon in October 2016.
Bob Salvatori, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT (Fall 2016) - Dr. Salvatori grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and earned an Associate in Arts Degree in Education in 1976 from Northampton County Area Community College. Interests in weight-training & fitness, coupled with a brief hospitalization for removal of an osteoid osteoma from his left femur, led him to his career as a physical therapist. Bob graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Temple University in 1979. He has worked in a variety of settings over a thirty-five plus year career including acute care, home health and outpatient orthopaedics, with most of his career spent in the outpatient setting. Dr. Salvatori received his MBA from Oklahoma City University in 1990.
Bob has always had a special interest in spinal dysfunction inspired by meeting Dr. James Cyriax on a clinical affiliation. He became certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy by The McKenzie Institute, USA in 1998. He went on to obtain his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine in 2013. Dr. Salvatori pursued certification as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist which he achieved in 2015.
Bob is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.
Dr. Salvatori currently resides in Bartlesville, Oklahoma with his wife Stephanie and son Tyler. Bob & Stephanie have a blended family of seven, six boys and a girl, ranging in ages from 35 to 14. He is an avid sports “fanatic” enjoying the Phillies, Eagles, Sixers, Flyers and Penn State Nittany Lions. He spends most of his free-time enjoying family and church activities. He also enjoys fitness and weight-training activities, playing his guitars and is a singer-songwriter.
Patrick Smith PT, DPT (Fall 2016) - After growing up in Williamsport, PA, Patrick attended and graduated from the University at Buffalo DPT program in 2015. While in school he had the opportunity to spend a 3-month clinical rotation working with Division 1 athletes at Temple University. The combination of this clinical rotation and his athletic history sparked Patrick’s interest in sports and orthopaedics. Upon graduation Patrick pursued and completed a sports residency through St. Francis University (PA). Many of the residency mentors in the SFU program had extensive backgrounds in manual therapy, and encouraged Patrick to continue to develop the clinical reasoning and skills associated with manual therapy. He is a member of AAOMPT as well as both the sports and orthopaedic sections of the APTA. He currently works for Elite Therapy, privately owned orthopaedic outpatient clinics in Mansfield, PA and Horseheads, NY.
Michael Steimling PT, DPT, OCS
Outside of the clinic Patrick’s interests include golfing, playing soccer, racing triathlon and supporting the Buffalo Bills.
(Fall 2016) - Michael graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010 with a B.S. in Exercise Science and a concentration in Strength and Conditioning. His strength and conditioning internship was at Carnegie Mellon University where he learned strength programming, injury screening and prevention for Division I athletics. Upon graduation he attended Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA for his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. While at Drexel, Michael continued to refine his interest in orthopaedic/sports physical therapy with special interests in biomechanics of running and treatment of the lumbar spine. After graduation in 2013, he entered into a small private physical therapy practice where he served as a therapist and clinic director for two years with a mixed sports and orthopaedic patient population. During this time Michael took many continuing education courses focusing on manual therapy and movement assessment while also studying for his board certification in orthopaedic physical therapy. In pursuit of a more academic environment, Michael left private practice and now works for Penn Medicine (Good Shepherd Penn Partners) in Philadelphia where he is a full time physical therapist. He now serves as an orthopaedic mentor in the Women Health Residency and coordinates monthly case rounds for the orthopaedic department.