All IAMT instructors are subject matter experts with extensive backgrounds in their focus areas.
PT, DPT, Cert. VT
Aaron Joseph is a Senior Therapist at our Cool Springs Specialty location specializing in treatment of vestibular and neurological disorders, including concussions, stroke, vestibular migraines, and spinal cord injuries. Aaron attended Lipscomb University for his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and Bond University on the Gold Coast of Australia for his Doctor of Physiotherapy. He holds certifications in vestibular rehabilitation and concussion rehabilitation and teaches continuing education courses for the assessment and treatment of vestibular disorders for IAMT. In his free time, he enjoys playing piano, saxophone, and violin as well as acting in short films.
Dr. Keri Rogers is the Mentor Coordinator for all Upstream Rehab Institute programs. She is also a content developer and instructor with Upstream Rehab Institute. Dr. Rogers obtained her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Andrews University in 2008. She has achieved board certification in orthopaedics (OCS), and is recognized as a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. Dr. Rogers is a long time clinical instructor and serves as a mentor to new graduate physical therapists, orthopedic residents and fellows-in-training. Dr. Rogers has also held roles as a teaching assistant and adjunct faculty at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga and Southern Adventist University. She continues to present at both state and national level conferences.
PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Dr. Evelyne Burtis is an instructor with Institute of Advanced Musculoskeletal Treatments/Upstream Rehab Institute and a physical therapist practicing in Chattanooga, TN. She is an instructor for the musculoskeletal and dry needling courses in the URI Orthopaedic Residency and Orthopedic Fellowship Programs. Dr. Burtis obtained her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from University of Tennessee Chattanooga, and Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Andrews University. She has achieved board certification in Orthopedics (OCS), and is recognized as a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. Dr. Burtis is a long-time clinical instructor and serves as a mentor to new graduate physical therapists, orthopedic residents and fellows-in-training. Dr. Burtis has also held roles as a teaching assistant and adjunct faculty at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga.
Dr. Domonique Martin is the Sports Residency Coordinator. She obtained her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Alabama State University prior to completing her Sports Physical Therapy Residency with Drayer Physical Therapy in 2016. Dr. Martin holds a board- certification in sports (SCS) and is a certified athletic trainer. In addition to treating patients in the Drayer Physical Therapy Institute in Birmingham, AL, Dr. Martin mentors in the sports residency program, provides new graduate physical therapist mentorship, and serves as a clinical instructor to physical therapy students. Her areas of special interest include concussions, female athletes, and overhead athletes.
Jennifer DeYoung is the Director of Upstream Rehab Institute’s Hand Therapy Fellowship and led its development beginning in 2016. She received her Masters of Occupational Therapy degree from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California, and has been a Certified Hand Therapist since 2002. Jennifer is a Certified AOTA Fieldwork Educator, an active member of the ASHT, AOTA, and has served as a board member of the Georgia Hand and Upper Extremity Special Interest Group (GHUESIG). She joined BenchMark Rehab Partners in 2012 and continues her practice at the Canton, GA clinic. Jennifer served as BenchMark Rehab Partner’s Georgia Hand Therapy Coordinator from 2014-2015. Her additional experience includes lecturing nationally for DeRoyal’s Orthotic Fitter course, earning a certification as a Kinesio Taping Practitioner, performing both corporate ergonomics and functional capacity evaluations, and working as a clinical specialist account manager for a DME company. Jennifer is primary faculty for URI’s The Wrist Complex: Evidence-Based Concepts in Wrist Rehabilitation course, and led development of the Hand Therapy Bootcamp and Introduction to Orthoses courses.
Dr. Daniel Maddox is the program director of Upstream Rehab Institute’s Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy and is lead faculty for URI Orthopaedic Residency and continuing education courses. He earned his doctorate in physical therapy from the Medical College of Georgia, and he is currently pursuing his Doctor of Science (DSc) degree through Bellin College. Dr. Maddox completed OMPT Fellowship training with Evidence in Motion and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT). He is also a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy (OCS) and a certified Therapeutic Pain Specialist through the International Spine and Pain Institute. He remains an active member of the APTA and its Georgia chapter – where he currently serves as Awards Committee chair and has previously served as a Legislative Committee member, delegate, chief delegate, and board member. In addition, Dr. Maddox is currently chair of the AAOMPT Education Committee and is actively involved in AAOMPT’s Program Director and Academic and Clinical Faculty Special Interest Groups. Dr. Maddox is currently an assistant professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Brenau University, and since 2009 has had adjunct faculty positions and guest speaker roles at multiple institutions – including Georgia State University, Augusta University, University of North Georgia, and South College. Dr. Maddox is engaged in research initiatives through both URI and Brenau. His research interests include the management of chronic and/or complex pain and exploration of the mechanisticeffects of various forms of manual intervention.
Dr. Grace Mollohan is the Director of Orthopaedic Residency as well as a course instructor for Upstream Rehab Institute. She has been a practicing physical therapist in Atlanta, GA since 2011 when she obtained her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Emory University. Dr. Mollohan completed Orthopaedic Residency with Evidence in Motion in 2013 and completed OMPT Fellowship training with BenchMark Rehab Institute in 2018. She has achieved board certification in orthopaedics (OCS), and is recognized as a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. Dr. Mollohan is a clinical instructor and serves as a mentor to new graduate physical therapists, orthopedic residents and fellows-in-training. She is also adjunct faculty in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Emory University. Dr. Mollohan remains active in ongoing research and continues to present at both state and national level conferences.
PT, DPT, DSc, OCS, Cert. MDT, FAAOMPT
Dr. Christina Myers is received her Master of Physical Therapy degree from Elon College (2001) a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (2010) and a Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy from Bellin College. Dr. Myers completed OMPT fellowship training with Evidence in Motion and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT). She is a board certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy (OCS) and certified in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (Cert. MDT). Dr. Myers also teaches post-professional continuing education courses through IAMT. Her research interests include clinical education, the relationship between therapeutic alliance and outcomes as well as chronic opioid utilization post lumbar surgery. Dr. Myers has more than 19 years of clinical experience in outpatient orthopedics, she has presented at both state and national conferences and she currently serves as a committee member for the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists and on a taskforce for theAmerican Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) Institute of Community Engagement. Dr. Myers is currently core faculty at the South College DPT Program.
PT, DPT, OCS
Dr. Misty Seidenburg is the Vice President of Clinical Education as well as a lead instructor for several IAMT continuing education courses. Her education includes receiving her doctorate in physical therapy from Gannon University in 2006, completion of a post-graduate orthopedic residency in 2008 and subsequent fellowship in spine 2010. She holds board-certification in orthopaedics (OCS) and is also certified in both the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (Cert. MDT) and is a certified Movement Links Practitioner. Dr. Seidenburg has presented at multiple national conferences and has various articles in publication. She serves on several APTA committees and is currently an adjunct faculty member at Messiah College.
PT, DPT, ATC, COMT, CDNT
Clare, a native of southern Illinois, is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist in Physical therapy. She studied at the University of Evansville in Indiana graduating with her BS in Athletic training in 2011 and doctor of physical therapy in 2013. She moved to the Memphis Area and has been working for Results Physiotherapy since 2013 practicing primarily in northern MS and now Collierville, TN. She is a NATA board certified athletic trainer, certified dry needling therapist, and certified Orthopedic Manual therapist through the Institute of Advanced Musculoskeletal Treatments. Clare has been teaching with IAMT since Aug 2013 serving as instructor and assistant for various courses in the COMT pathway.
Clare is passionate about non-surgical management of musculoskeletal conditions and promoting physical therapists as autonomous health care providers. She has experience working with several sports teams and athletes throughout her career in on field injury assessment and injury screening and prevention using the SFMA, FMS and Y balance testing.
Dr. Crewe is a course developer and instructor with Upstream Rehab Institute and the Regional Coordinator of Pelvic Floor Rehab for Drayer Physical Therapy Institute in Hummelstown, PA. Ashlie earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Gannon University and she has completed Pelvic Floor Series and various other specialty courses from the Herman and Wallace Institute. She is board certified as a women’s health clinical specialist (WCS) and is a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist. She is a member of the International Pelvic Pain Society and the Global Pelvic Health Alliance. Dr. Crewe is active in teaching roles with Herman and Wallace, is an adjunct faculty member at Lebanon Valley College, and heads up a pelvic floor webinar education series for URI.
Dr. Barrett Stanley is a course developer and instructor with Upstream Rehab Institute. He obtained his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Duke University and currently practices in Oakwood Georgia. Following graduation with his DPT he completed the Benchmark Rehab Institute’s Orthopaedic Residency and became a board certified orthopaedic clinical specialist (OCS) and is currently pursuing completion of an Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy fellowship. Dr. Stanley is currently a researcher in a randomized controlled trial investigating the “Local and Widespread Hypoalgesic Effect Following Neurodynamic Mobilization”. He has a wide-range of manual therapy experience which is bolstered with his knowledge of exercise science and prescription through his years of being a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Dr. Johnson is a course developer and lead instructor within the Upstream Rehab Institute (URI) as well as instructor/faculty in URI Orthopeadic and Sports Physical Therapy Residency programs. Dr. Johnson received a Master of Physical Therapy in 1994 and Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2005 from Shenandoah University. He is a board certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy (OCS) and a certified Advanced Golf Fitness Instructor (AGFI). He has copy written programs for knee injury prevention for female athlete (S.K.I.P.©: Successful Knee Injury Prevention), and performance enhancement for speed, agility, quickness and power. Bill continues to be an active clinician working with patients and clients of all ages and abilities, as well and enjoys mentoring newly hired associates in his region.
PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Sarah Bentley, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT is a graduate from Texas State University in 2006, earning her BS degree in Exercise and Sports Science. She then went on to complete her Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from Texas State University in 2008. She received her fellowship through The Manual Therapy Institute in 2010 and her Board Certification in Orthopedics (OCS) in 2012. Finally, she became a Red Raider and completed her Doctorate in Physical therapy from Texas Tech University in 2012.
Sarah is a lead instructor for both Mid-Atlantic Manual Therapy Consultants as well as Institute for Advanced Musculoskeletal Treatments. She has also served as a mentor for The Manual Therapy Institute, graduating 15+ fellows since 2010. As an instructor, Sarah’s passion is to help each individual reach their full potential by optimizing their current skillsets and building upon the participants unique knowledge and experiences. Sarah recognizes that participants come from different backgrounds and she tailors her approach to meet the participants where they are in their clinical journey.
Sarah started her career in 2008 at Concentra, serving injured workers and other Occupational Medicine needs. In 2020, Sarah joined Results Physiotherapy to start an all de novo market in Dallas Texas, which has rapidly grown to serve the surrounding communities. Results is part of the nation’s largest pure play out patient provider, Upstream Rehabilitation. In addition to her role as Regional Vice President, she also serves on the Committee of Clinical Excellence where she strives to uphold the highest standards in current practice, research, and professional development while promoting a balanced clinical culture and unified mission throughout the organization.
Sarah is surrounded by the love and joy of her husband, Adam and three boys Ben, Will and Holden. When she is not helping to teach around the country, you can find her at the baseball fields watching her 3 boys live out their dreams. Her motto to live by are: “Be better than you were yesterday” and “Choose Joy.”
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, CDNT
Bo Brawner received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of North Georgia in 2012 following his Bachelors in Science in Kinesiology from Samford University in Birmingham Alabama in 2008. He has worked in orthopedic spine care specializing in the treatment of common Cervical and Lumbar-related disorders as well as other conditions related to the Spine such as headaches, dizziness and vestibular dysfunction and myofascial pain. He completed his COMT through IAMT and OCS shortly thereafter and has been working in an educational/clinical hybrid role since 2016 in Huntsville, AL.
Bo’s philosophy of care is based on empowering the patient through utilization of heavy clinical reasoning, patient engagement/education, advanced manual therapy, dry needling, and appropriate exercise implementation with the ultimate goal of permanent resolution of his patient’s complaints.
PT, DPT, WCS, CAPP-PH, Cert-DN
Dr. Natasha Dawkins obtained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2015 from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Women’s Health Physical Therapy (WCS) through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She has also achieved the Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Health (CAPP-PH) through the Academy of Pelvic Health (an academy of the American Physical Therapy Association) and is certified in trigger-point dry needling and a certified running coach through the Road Runner’s Club of America. She currently works in the Western corridor of Atlanta with Upstream Rehabilitation and is dedicated to improving pelvic health education for her patients and community. She currently treats pelvic floor issues in all genders and all diagnoses. Dr. Dawkins is an active member in the APTA, PTAG, and the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy.
PT, MPT, COMT
Bonnie received her BS in Biology with a concentration in Physical Therapy from East Stroudsburg University in 1995. She went on to receive her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Hahnemann University in 1997. She successfully attained Vestibular Competency Credentialing through Emory University and the APTA in 2012 and received her Maitland COMT in 2013. She completed the Trigger Point Dry Needling certification through the Institute of Advanced Musculoskeletal Treatments (IAMT) in 2015. She has worked in a variety of outpatient orthopedic clinical settings before landing at Rex/UNC Healthcare in 2014 in Cary, NC where she was the Clinic Lead Therapist and the Vestibular Clinical Specialist for all UNC Rex hospital staff for 8 years. She has been a manual therapist since 2000 and has a diverse clinical background including Maitland, McKenzie, NAIOMT, and Kaltenborn-Evjenth. Her philosophy of care emphasizes patient education, manual therapy, and therapeutic exercise with the ultimate goals of functional improvement and patient satisfaction. She retired from physical therapy in 2022 and now works with UNC Rex as an Instructional Designer. In her spare time, she enjoys mountain biking, hiking, reading, and cooking. But most of all she enjoys spending time with her husband, Reed, and her extended family.
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, RRCA Certified Running Coach
Brandon graduated with his doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2010. He received his Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certification in May of 2012. He also earned his Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy through Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars in December 2012, as well as his running coach certification through the Road Runner’s Club of America.
He has practiced in outpatient orthopedic manual therapy since 2010, with a focus in working with runners ranging from new 5k athletes to ultra marathoners. Brandon is currently the Lead Therapist at Results Physiotherapy in Brentwood, TN, and assists with the manual therapy training program as Regional Education Coordinator.
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, CDN
Derek Pyle is a 2011 graduate of East Tennessee State University where he received his doctorate in Physical Therapy. Derek has 10+ years of clinical experience with certifications as a Board-Certified Orthopedic Specialist and Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, He also has additional training in SFMA, trigger point dry needling, and blood flow restriction therapy. Derek is a primary instructor for IAMT with focus on COMT curriculum, trigger point dry needling, and specialty courses such as treatment of runners and other athletes. He continues to be active in a clinical setting where he emphasizes evidence informed practice utilizing a combination of exercise prescription, manual therapy, and modern pain science to prescribe specific treatment plans.
MPT, COMT, ATC
Brian graduated with a BS in Sports Medicine from Marietta College and received certification by the National Athletic Training Association (NATA) in 1999. In 2000, he received his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Chatham University. For several years, he was a pediatric PT providing early intervention and school-based therapy services in NJ. After relocating to Raleigh, Brian shifted his focus to outpatient orthopedics. In 2013, he received a Certificate of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) through Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars (MAPS) and Trigger Point Dry Needling through Institute of Advanced Musculoskeletal Treatments (IAMT). He has practiced at several manual therapy based outpatient clinics and is currently the clinic coordinator in the Department of Physical Therapy at UNC Healthcare.
Brian specializes in the treatment of complex spine dysfunction, running/throwing injuries and TMJ dysfunction. Most recently, Brian is involved with mentoring and program development for the University of North Carolina’s Orthopedic Residency Program. He enjoys mountain biking, CrossFit, and running but it all takes a back seat to spending time with his wife Jennifer and their 3 children.
Charles “Chuck” Clark
PT, DPT, MHS, OCS, MTC, CSCS, CDNT
Charles “Chuck” Clark
Chuck received his Bachelor of Health Science from the University of Louisville and both Master of Health Science and Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees from the University of Indianapolis. He was re-certified in Orthopedics (OCS) in 2013 and attained a manual therapy credential from the University of St. Augustine in 2008. Chuck has also been a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist since 1999. Lastly, Chuck became a Certified Dry Needling Therapist in 2017.
From 2005-2007, Chuck was the primary instructor of the Great Lakes Seminars’ Cervical and Thoracic Mobilization Continuing Education course. From 2008 forward, he has been focusing on developing, refining and teaching the Manual Therapy Toolkit Course on a national level. Chuck’s practice environment has always been outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine. He currently serves as the Regional Coordinator for Results Physiotherapy in Louisville and Lexington, KY areas.
K. McCall Ballentine
PT, DPT, COMT
K. McCall Ballentine
K. McCall Ballentine, (she/her) is a physical therapist currently practicing in Cary, NC, and serving as a Pelvic Health Regional Clinical Excellence Coordinator within Upstream. She is an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with undergraduate degrees in Exercise and Sport Science as well as Psychology and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Lynchburg. In addition to her certification in orthopedic manual therapy (COMT) through IAMT, Dr. Ballentine has also completed extensive training in pelvic health through the APTA Academy of Pelvic Health. She serves as an adjunct faculty member for High Point University’s DPT Program in dry needling lab coursework and as a mentor for Upstream’s Pelvic Health Development Program.
Natalie Wilson Abell
PT, DPT, MTC
Natalie Wilson Abell
Natalie is a graduate of the University of St. Augustine with a Doctor of Physical Therapy. She received her Manual Therapy Certification from the University in 2017 and earned the designation of Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2019. She is currently a Fellow-in-Training with Regis University’s Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship program. Natalie practices with Results Physiotherapy in Germantown, TN and serves as Regional Clinical Excellence Coordinator of the West Tennessee market. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and serves on the board of the APTA Tennessee. She is active in patient care and physical therapist education. She spends her time mentoring and guiding physical therapists toward clinical excellence. She is passionate about patient care and constantly strives to provide patients with the world-class treatments they deserve. None of her work is possible without the love and support of her husband, George, and daughter, Sophie Grace.
PT, DMT, OCS, COMT
Craig is a 1995 graduate from Loma Linda University with a Masters in physical therapy. He received his manual therapy certification in December of 2003 and his Doctorate of Manual Therapy in 2009, both from the Ola Grimsby Institute. He earned the designation of Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2005. He earned his Certification of Orthopedic Manual Therapy through Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars in 2011.
Craig remains in clinical practice utilizing modern pain science, exercise prescription, and manual therapy. He is currently the Vice President of Learning and Affiliation at Results Physiotherapy in Franklin, TN and oversees the orthopedic manual therapy training program with Results. Craig is also the Director of Program Development for the Institute of Advanced Musculoskeletal Treatments.
James A. Edwards
PT, OCS, COMT, FiT
James A. Edwards
James graduated from Glamorgan University with a BSc(Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science in 2005 and a degree in Physiotherapy from Cardiff University in 2008. Since working in the USA James has completed his OCS in 2013, COMT in 2018 and is currently completing his Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Therapy through Bellin College, WI.
James worked in the UK for 2 years in the NHS in a variety of settings while also working as a Physiotherapist for Reading Football Club academy providing coverage on field as well as in clinic. He also enjoyed working as a Physiotherapist with Hereford Rugby Football Club. Since moving to the USA James has worked in musculoskeletal outpatient clinics in multiple cities in North Carolina and now in Tennessee. James specializes in working with neck and shoulder patients, but enjoys treating all patients across the general population. He is also the Physiotherapist for Nashville Rugby Football Club.
James has an unrelenting passionate for the profession of Physiotherapy and education that has continued throughout his career. James is currently focused on teaching our Exercise Prescription class, as well as the Upper Quarter Examinations and Treatments and Triggerpoint Dry Needling classes.
PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. CMFA, CDNT
Dr. Ryan is a physical therapist and personal trainer based in Charlotte, NC. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Upstate Medical University in NY, and completed his Bachelor’s in Biology at SUNY Oneonta. Dr. Ryan has been in clinical practice since 2017 and specializes in treating fitness athletes, active individuals, runners, and Crossfitters.
Ryan is certified in Clinical Management of the Fitness Athlete. Dr. Ryan is a residency trained Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist, and also travels the country as a lead instructor teaching physical therapists how to excel in strength and conditioning as well as manual therapy through IAMT Education.
In addition to teaching, Ryan co-owns and operates Catalyze Performance, an online training platform that helps clients achieve their fitness goals. Outside of the clinic, you can find Ryan traveling the country, at his local Crossfit, and enjoying the Charlotte breweries.
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT
Dylan is a 2015 graduate from the Mercer University in Atlanta, GA with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He received his certification in orthopedic manual therapy (COMT) through the Institute of Advance Musculoskeletal Treatments (IAMT) in March 2017. He became Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS) in 2020. Dylan has received training in Dry needling through IAMT. His main areas of interest include: dry needling, integration of manual therapy, management of TMD and cervicogenic headaches. Currently, Dylan is practicing in Mebane, NC as Clinic Director for Results Physiotherapy, and serves as a clinical mentor for therapists within Upstream Rehabilitation in the middle North Carolina region.
PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Paul graduated from NAU with distinction in 2014. In 2016 he completed his residency training with Evidence in Motion to obtain his board certification. Afterwards he enrolled in the Fellowship program through Bellin College and completed it in 2020. He is currently a senior therapist at Results Physiotherapy where he is a mentor for incoming graduates. He also performs mentorship work with Upstream Rehabilitation Institute’s residency and fellowship students. In addition to these roles he is also a faculty member of the Institute of Advanced Musculoskeletal Treatments continuing education program.
Derek Freshman is a course instructor for Upstream Rehabilitation Institute. Derek obtained his Bachelors in Exercise Science from the University of South Carolina in 2008 and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University in 2012. Derek currently practices in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania as a Senior Physical Therapist. Derek obtained his Board Certification in Orthopedics in 2017 and is seeking to complete Fellowship in Manual Therapy through the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy. Derek also brings years of experience and training through the McKenzie/Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy System as well as the Selective Functional Movement System. Derek is active in the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association and mentors residents within the Upstream Rehabilitation Institute as well as serves as a Credentialed Clinical Instructor mentoring student Physical Therapists from all over the northeast.
Dr. Destiny Hebert is a course developer and instructor with Upstream Rehab Institute. She received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from North Georgia College & State University and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Hebert has completed certification and Diploma in Spinal Manipulation and Diploma of Osteopractic through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. She has also completed certifications in vestibular rehab, ASTYM, ISTYM, medical acupuncture and the STAR Cancer Program. Dr. Hebert completed an orthopaedic manual physical therapy fellowship with the American Manual Therapy Institute and obtained status as a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT). She teaches multiple continuing education courses throughout the country each year and has been a guest lecture/adjunct faculty member for numerous Doctor of Physical Therapy programs. Dr. Hebert is an active area director and clinician for BenchMark Rehab Partners in the Atlanta area. She is currently working on research in the field of vestibular rehab and dry needling at the University of North Georgia where she holds a faculty appointment.
PT, DPT, COMT, OCS, CDNT
Hannah graduated with her doctorate in physical therapy from Belmont University in 2012. She then received her Orthopedic Manual Therapy certification in December of 2015 and her running coach certification through Road Runner’s Club of America. She also earned her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certification in June of 2016.
She has practiced in outpatient orthopedics in North Alabama since 2012, focusing on chronic spine pain and has worked frequently with local runners and triathletes. She is currently a staff PT at Results Physiotherapy in Madison, Alabama and is a clinical educator for North Alabama, training other therapists in the Upstream team.
PT, OCS, MTC, Cert MDT, CFC, CCTT, CODN
Mark Strickland, PT, OCS, MTC, Cert MDT, CFC, CCTT, CODN is a graduate from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston in 1984. He received his McKenzie certification in 1994, completed his Board Certification in Orthopedic Specialty in 1999, his Manual Therapy Certification through the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 1999, and his Craniofacial Certification in 2005 also through the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. In 2009, he was certified by the Physical Therapy Board of Cervical & Craniofacial Therapeutics (PTBCCT) as a Certified Cervical and Temporomandibular Therapist. In 2012, he completed his Vestibular Certification through the American Institute of Balance and Certification in Orofacial Dry Needling through Myopain Seminars.Since 2004 he has been an Assistant Professor at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences where he teaches online course in Craniomandibular Disorders (beginner, intermediate, advanced and State of the Art for 9 College credit hours per trimester for seventh semester DPT, post graduate transitional DPT students and Doctor of Science candidates). He is also the primary instructor and examiner for the seven Continuing Medical Education seminar series (S1, S3, CF1, CF2, CF3, CF4, review and certification) offered through the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, leading to Craniofacial Certification (CFC).
Prior employment includes: Private Practice 1984-2004. Area Vice President at Physiotherapy Associates for the TX/TN region from 2005-2015, ATI Physical Therapy as National Assistant Director of Clinical Excellence and Senior Regional Director of Operations Texas from 2016-2019.
Currently employed as Regional Vice President of Operations Results Physiotherapy.
He practices physical therapy in Austin, TX with primary specialties of spine, manual therapy, and Craniomandibular Disorders.
In his personal life, he plays Men’s Senior Baseball, golf, and works in his garden. Mark holds Black Belts in Kung Jung Mu Sul and Bakido.
Michael W. McMurray
PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Michael W. McMurray
Michael graduated from Shenandoah University in 2002 with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy. In 2004 he returned to Shenandoah University and completed his Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy. Following that, Michael entered a clinical residency program in orthopedic manual physical therapy through the Manual Therapy Institute, graduating in 2005. He then continued on and achieved the designation Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT) in 2007. In 2011 Michael became Board Certified as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) through the APTA. Michael has participated in a wide array of continuing education courses during his career with an emphasis on orthopedic manual techniques, has been an author of multiple peer reviewed research studies and co-author of a book chapter. Additionally, Michael has been a guest lecturer at local physical therapy programs, serves as a clinical instructor for students from multiple physical therapy programs and is an instructor/mentor with the Virginia Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Institute (VOMPTI) APTA credentialed orthopaedic residency program. Currently Michael serves as the clinic manager for University of Virginia Orthopedic Center Therapy Services in Charlottesville, VA.
E. Larry Grine
PT, MSPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS, CDNT
E. Larry Grine
Larry trained at University of Miami (FL), graduating in 2000 with his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy. He has worked in the orthopedic and sports medicine setting since 1993. Larry received credentials as an Athletic Trainer by the National Athletic Training Association (NATA) in 1994 and as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) since 1997. In addition, he is a Certified Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist since 1999 and Full-Body Certified in Active Release Technique (ART) since 2013. Larry is currently pursuing his fellowship with the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT); where he has completed Levels I-III. Larry has completed Selective Functional Movement Assessment training Levels I-II through Functional Movement Systems and he received his Board Certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS) and became a Certified Dry Needling Therapist in 2018. Prior to attending University of Miami, Larry graduated from Millersville University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Physics with Minors in Mathematics and Business Administration in 1994.
Larry is a former collegiate athlete, playing Division II soccer, coached various sports, and has been treating with a hands-on approach since 2000. He has a passion for learning, teaching others and helping to advance the profession of physical therapy through educational opportunities. Larry currently is Clinic Co-Director of Virginia Therapy & Fitness Center and has worked or is currently working as an athletic trainer/physical therapist for several levels of sports teams and groups including: the United States Men’s World Cup Soccer Team, Washington Redskins, Delaware Wizards Pro Soccer Team, collegiate athletes, youth travel teams, and triathletes.
PT, DPT, PHD
Dr. Elizabeth Lane is a faculty member with URI’s Orthopaedic Residency and continuing education programs. She earned her doctorate in physical therapy from the Medical College of Georgia and Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Utah. She holds board-certification in orthopaedics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. She holds several certifications- dry needling, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Certified Strength and Condition Specialist, and Therapeutic Pain Specialist. She has lectured at multiple national conferences and served on the Education Academy’s Residency and Fellowship Education Special Interest Group. She currently serves as Assistant Research Faculty at the University of Utah DPT program. Her research interests include a focus on neuroscience education for those with chronic spinal pain.
PT, DPT, OCS, PRPC
Bianca Tyler has been a physical therapist since 2016. She graduated with a BS from Duke University in 2013 with a major in evolutionary anthropology and with double minor in chemistry and biology. She earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2016 from the University of Pittsburgh. Bianca initially started working with the sports and pelvic health populations while still attending University of Pittsburgh DPT program in which she spent 6 months working full time with outpatient sports and orthopedic populations and then the following 6 months working exclusively with a pelvic health and lymphedema population under the tutelage of nationally and world renowned Women’s Health therapists. She continued her journey of developing her pelvic health and orthopedic skills in Memphis, TN and earned her Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification in 2018 Bianca currently works with Benchmark PT in the Atlanta, GA area where she is working to build and grow their pelvic health program while continuing to help and treat sports and orthopedic patients. She completed the orthopedic residency program through the Upstream Rehabilitation Institute in 2019 and earned her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certification in 2020. Patient case load includes but is not limited to pelvic pain, pain with intercourse, fecal and urinary incontinence, constipation, urinary retention, cancer treatment related pain and deconditioning, worker’s compensation, sports injuries, balance deficits, general deconditioning, general orthopedic pain and injuries, post-surgical physical therapy.
Dr. Glenn Thompson is an Upstream Rehab Institute instructor and mentor and a physical therapist practicing in Crossville, TN. He is an instructor for: MT2 and MT3 in the URI Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship, musculoskeletal and dry needling courses in the URI Orthopaedic Residency and multiple continuing education programs. Dr. Thompson obtained his entry level physical therapy degree from East Tennessee State University and his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Evidence in Motion in 2014. He completed a fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy with Evidence In Motion in 2017 and is recognized as a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. Dr. Thompson has also achieved board certification in orthopaedics (OCS). He is a clinical instructor and serves as a mentor orthopedic residents and fellows-in-training.
Dr. Anthony Mancini completed his B.S. in Exercise Science at the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2011 and his DPT degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2014. Upon graduating from physical therapy school Dr. Mancini went on to complete an orthopedic residency in 2016 and earned a board-certified specialization in orthopedics (OCS). During this time, he worked primarily in a rural setting working with chronic pain and orthopedic patients as well as pediatric patients. In 2017, Dr. Mancini moved to Nashville to open a practice treating patients with a variety of orthopedic conditions and patients with limb loss. He completed a fellowship in orthopedic and manual therapy through Bellin University in Wisconsin in 2020, earning his FAAOMPT status. Since 2020, Dr. Mancini has been teaching continuing education courses to licensed physical therapists through IAMT with a focus on dry needling as well as orthopedic management courses. Dr Mancini also assists with Upstream Rehabilitation Institutes orthopedic residency program and is currently a full-time assistant professor and Associate Director of Clinical Education at Western Kentucky University. He is a member of the APTA and has served the TN chapter in several roles including the New Horizons chair and Membership chair.
PT, DPT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT
Josh Subialka is an assistant professor at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ where he has worked since 2020 teaching entry-level DPT students in the areas of physical therapy evaluation, therapeutic exercise, and a variety of musculoskeletal and manual therapy content. He also works part-time in the MWU clinic working with patients and mentoring MWU DPT students. Josh has been involved in teaching continuing education courses since 2017, teaching the comprehensive management course series, as well as dry needling and clinical decision making. He is a graduate of the College of St. Scholastica’s DPT program, as well as Upstream Rehab Institute’s orthopedic residency program, becoming an orthopedic clinical specialist (OCS), and the orthopedic manual physical therapy fellowship program, becoming a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT). He continues to be active in the URI fellowship program as a lead faculty member in the clinical decision making and research coursework, as well as an active mentor for fellows-in-training across the country. In 2021, Josh graduated from Bellin College with a Doctor of Science (DSc) degree, where he published works on patient expectations and manual therapy trials for low back pain in prestigious journals such as JOSPT. His current research interests are patient expectations and perceptions of physical therapy/manual therapy, trial methodology and clinical applicability, qualitative-driven research, and social determinants of health with accessibility to PT services. Josh is a national presenter/speaker, having presented at local, AAOMPT, and CSM conferences and is an active member of the APTA and AAOMPT organizations with a strong desire to contribute to actionable legislative change to improve the quality of entry-level and post-professional education and manage the student debt crisis with changes to educational costs and insurance reimbursement.
J. Adrienne McAuley
PT, DPT, MEd, OCS, FAAOMPT
J. Adrienne McAuley
Adrienne graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont in 1994. Early in her career, she became interested in the relationship between lumbopelvic & hip disorders and pelvic floor dysfunction and began taking courses through the Section on Women’s Health (SOWH) in 1998. Adrienne is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (2001 and renewed 2011) and completed her certificates in Pilates for Rehabilitation (Polestar®, 2001) and Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy of the Spine (McKenzie Institute, 2002). Adrienne fulfilled a residency in Manual Therapy through The Manual Therapy Institute in 2005 and went on to achieve Fellowship recognition in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists in 2007 under the mentorship of Dave Ziegler, PT, MS, FAAOMPT.
Passionate about teaching and learning, Adrienne pursued another pathway in her professional development. In 1997, she joined the ranks of adjunct faculty at Marymount University and also had the opportunity to teach with the Janet G. Travell, MD Seminar Seriessm from 2002 – 2004. Adrienne earned a Master of Arts in Education from George Washington University in 2005 and accepted a position as Assistant Professor at Touro College in Manhattan. Adrienne continues her involvement with the SoWH and is currently serving as co-chair of the Guideline Development Group working on a CPG for physical therapy interventions for women with urinary incontinence.
Adrienne has been in Portland, Maine since 2012 and is currently Associate Clinical Professor in Physical Therapy at the University of New England where she has teaching responsibilities in musculoskeletal coursework and is conducting grant-funded research related to pelvic floor musculature and hip function. Adrienne sees patients one day per week at Focal Point Physical Therapy in Scarborough, Maine.
Jaison W. Alderman
PT, DPT, MBA, CMTPT
Jaison W. Alderman
Jaison has been practicing manual physical therapy since earning his Doctorate of Physical therapy Degree from Shenandoah University in 2011. He has also received his Masters in Business from Shenandoah University in 2014. Jaison is currently pursuing his Certified Manual Physical Therapy (CMPT) from North American Institute of Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). He has also earned his Certification in Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy (CMTPT) through the Myopain Seminars, a Janet G. Travell, MD Seminar Series. In addition, he has started as an Adjunct Faculty member with Shenandoah University in 2014 teaching Anatomy in the cadaver lab.
He currently works for Virginia Therapy and Fitness Center which is a clinic that focuses on manual therapies and therapeutic intervention. He was also able to participate in the application of aquatic therapy for post operative orthopedic spinal patients, deconditioned patient, as well as, other orthopedic injuries. Jaison has had the opportunity to work with orthopedic patients, scoliosis patients, Players in the NFL, Division I, II and III collegiate athletes, as well as junior Olympians.
Jason B. Myerson
PT, DPT, DMT, OCS, FAAOMPT, CMTPT
Jason B. Myerson
Jason is a physical therapist in an outpatient orthopedic center in Fairfield County, CT. Jason is a 2005 graduate of Quinnipiac University with his Masters in Physical Therapy. He went on to complete Manual Therapy Residency and Fellowship training through the Ola Grimsby Institute in 2011 and 2012. Through the OGI he achieved a Doctorate in Manual Therapy in 2012 and became a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists in 2013. Jason became a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2013 and completed a certification in Dry Needling (CMTPT) through Myopain Seminars in December of 2014 and a certification in the Mulligan Concept (CMP) in March 2015. He serves as adjunct faculty in the Department of Physical Therapy at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT.
Jess Mitchell is the Sports Medicine Coordinator for SERC Physical Therapy. She obtained her degree in athletic training from Temple University in 2008, became a nationally certified athletic trainer and went on to receive her Master’s degree in Exercise Science from University of South Florida in 2010. Jess is a level I and II Sportsmetrics certified specialist as well as an ImPACT trained athletic trainer. She also teaches CPR, First Aid, and professional rescuer certification courses through the American Heart Association and the Emergency Care and Safety Institute.
Dr. JJ Junkin is an instructor with Upstream Rehab Institute and a clinic director/physical therapist practicing in Oregon City, OR. She is an instructor for the musculoskeletal and dry needling courses in both the URI Orthopaedic Residency and continuing education programs. Dr. Junkin obtained her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from St. Augustine University – San Diego campus. She has graduated from URI’s Orthopaedic Residency and has achieved board certification in orthopaedics (OCS), certification in dry needling and is recognized as Manual Therapy Certified. Dr. Junkin completed the URI Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy fellowship program and is recognized as a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. She is a long time clinical instructor and serves as a mentor to new graduate physical therapists, orthopedic residents and fellows-in-training. Dr. Junkin also serves as adjunct faculty for the University of St. Augustine in orthopedic lab coursework.
PT, MSPT, MTC, CSCS, CDNT
John earned his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 2002 from Ithaca College in NY. He obtained his CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2006. He was trained in trigger point dry needling in 2008. He was certified in manual therapy (MTC) through the University of St. Augustine in 2011. He has worked in a variety of orthopedic settings, mostly focusing on spinal dysfunctions. John has worked with various populations including athletes, spinal cord injured clients, weekend warriors, hikers, skiers, snowboarders, dancers, runners, cyclists, martial artists, golfers, and swimmers.
Outside of the clinic, John loves to do jiu jitsu, travel, eat exotic foods, hike, bike, snowboard, and spend time with his family. He holds a rank of purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. John is a former resident of both New York and Colorado. He now resides in Northern Virginia with his wife and two sons.
PT, MPT, CMPT, CDNT
Kevin graduated with a Masters in Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University in 2002. He received his manual therapy certification from the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy in 2010. He also holds a certification in kinesiology taping from Spider-Tech since 2011.
Kevin has practiced in the orthopedic and sports-medicine settings since 2002 with an emphasis on complex spinal dysfunction, chronic pain, and high-level athletes. Since 2010, Kevin has trained with several trigger point dry needling institutes in order to integrate this highly effective treatment in to his PT practice and is a Certified Dry Needling Therapist. He is currently the Lead Physical Therapist at Virginia Therapy and Fitness Center in Reston, VA.
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT
Matt is a 2010 DPT graduate of Texas Woman’s University. After training with The Manual Therapy Institute, he took a position with Results Physiotherapy in Nashville, TN. He earned his OCS (Orthopedic Clinical Specialist) and COMT (Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist) through Maitland Australian Seminars both in 2012. He has been practicing in the orthopedic outpatient setting with all populations with an emphasis on manual therapy, progressive exercise prescription and direct access since 2010. He also serves on the education faculty for Results Physiotherapy and IAMT.
Megan E. Pere
PT, DPT, MTC, OCS, CDN, CF-L1
Megan E. Pere
Megan is a Physical Therapist, Certified Manual Therapist, Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist, SFMA Certified, Certified Dry Needling and CrossFit Level 1 Coach for Results Physiotherapy. Megan is a District Clinical Quality Leader serving 16 clinics providing hands on patient care, mentorship to both PTs and PTAs, and formal education training classes and workshops. Megan was a two sport Division 1 athlete at The University of Tennessee at Martin where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Cell and Molecular Biology in 2006 and received the Ohio Valley Conference Academic Medal of Honor. She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2011 where she received the Stanley V. Paris and Catherine E. Patla award for Excellence in Manual Therapy. She earned her Certification in Manual Therapy through the University of St. Augustine and served as an Adjunct Teaching Assistant for Extremity and Spinal Evaluation and Manipulation.
Megan began her career with Results Physiotherapy in 2014, and received the Results Physiotherapy, “Engagement” award in 2016. Megan has been a primary instructor with IAMT since 2015 and specializes in Exercise Prescription, Soft Tissue Mobilization and Taping, Trigger Point Dry Needling, and IASTM. Megan’s passion is not only patient care and teaching but continuing to learn and absorb as much as possible from new research and colleagues.
MPT, OCS, ATC
Michael Robert Dunning is currently the Clinical Director and Partner at Benchmark Physical Therapy in McDonough Georgia. He graduated from Valdosta State University in 2001 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Sports Medicine & Athletic Training, and currently holds a certification as a licensed Athletic Trainer. Michael continued his studies at Georgia State University to receive a Master’s in Physical Therapy in 2004. Following school, he completed a Residency and Fellowship program with “Institute of Rehabilitation and Training” and obtained certification as a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists in 2007. In the 10 years since completing his Fellowship he has become a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2014, Certified in Vestibular therapy by the Gans institute in 2008, and dry needling with Myopain institute in 2014.
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, CDNT
Michael is a 2012 graduate from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He received his certification in orthopedic manual therapy (COMT) through the Institute of Advance Musculoskeletal Treatments (IAMT) in December of 2014. Michael has received training in Dry needling through both Myopain Seminars and IAMT. He is currently practicing in outpatient orthopedics using an integrative approach with specific focus on combining manual therapy, dry needling and exercise prescription. His main areas of interest include: dry needling, management of cervicogenic headaches and spine dysfunction. Currently, Michael is working in Raleigh, NC as Lead Therapist for Results Physiotherapy, and serves as a clinical mentor for Therapists in Results’ North Carolina Region.
Dr. Michelle Tanner is an instructor with Upstream Rehab Institute and is currently an Area Director for BenchMark Physical Therapy in the northwest Atlanta area. She graduated from Emory University in 2007 with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Dr. Tanner completed certification in Spinal Manipulation and Diploma of Osteopractic through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy (AAMT). She then completed an Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy fellowship with AAMT and obtained the designation: fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT). Dr. Tanner is a long time clinical instructor and serves as a mentor to new graduate physical therapists, orthopedic residents and fellows-in-training.
Pam is a Hand Therapy Fellowship instructor and mentor as well as course developer with Upstream Rehab Institute and a practicing occupational therapist and clinic director for Benchmark Rehab Partners in Ellijay, GA. She obtained her dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Occupational Therapy and Psychology from Utica College of Syracuse University and her post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree from Rocky Mountain University. Pam is a Certified Hand Therapist as well as being certified by Ergoscience, ARCON, and WORKSTEPS systems to provide care for the worker population. She is a Senior Therapist and serves as a professional and clinical mentor through the Hand Therapy Fellowship program. Pam is also adjunct faculty at Brenau University in their master of Occupational Therapy program.
Dr. Poonam Hurley is an instructor with Upstream Rehab Institute and a physical therapist practicing in Atlanta, GA. She is an instructor for the musculoskeletal and dry needling courses in both the URI Orthopaedic Residency and continuing education programs. Dr. Hurley obtained her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Emory University. She has graduated from URI’s Orthopaedic Residency and has achieved board certification in orthopaedics (OCS), and a certification in dry needling from two different programs. Dr. Hurley completed the URI Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy fellowship program and is recognized as a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. She is a long time clinical instructor and serves as a mentor to new graduate physical therapists, orthopedic residents and fellows-in-training. Dr. Hurley has served the role of adjunct professor for various HBCU Physical Therapy programs.
Richard A. Banton
PT, T-DPT, OCS, CMPT, ATC, CDN
Richard A. Banton
Richard has been practicing physical therapy since earning his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University in 1998. In August 2004, Richard completed his Transitional Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University. Richard is currently pursuing a fellowship with the North American Institute of Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). Richard is recognized by NAIOMT as a Certified Manual Physical Therapist (CMPT). He is also recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (AABPTS) as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). Richard has been certified by the National Athletic Training Association (NATA) as an athletic trainer since 1995.
Prior to attending Shenandoah University, Richard received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Medicine from Marietta College. He currently provides athletic training services for professional soccer teams in northern Virginia (Northern Virginia Royals and Majestics; www.novafc.com) His degrees in sports medicine and physical therapy allow him to work with several professional and amateur athletes from the Washington Redskins, NASCAR, Professional golf, college athletics, Olympians, and several local high school athletic teams.
Richard has served as co-clinic director for Virginia Therapy and Fitness Center since its inception in 2004. He has served as a primary author of multiple articles for The Spinal Research Foundation, www.spinerf.org, and is currently an adjunct professor for Shenandoah University. In 2012, Richard received the Outstanding Alumnus Award from Shenandoah University to honor his significant accomplishments in the profession of physical therapy. His primary goal is for the profession of physical therapy, healthcare providers, and patients to view Virginia Therapy and Fitness Center as the standard for high quality physical therapy care.
Richard’s commitment to quality is evidenced by combining trigger point dry needling, “hands-on” therapy, and evidence based exercise to achieve the best outcomes for his patients. He understands that each patient is unique and therefore deserves a treatment plan that is specific to their needs. Virginia Therapy and Fitness Center has proven to be the perfect place for this goal to be achieved.
PT, DPT, Dec
Dr. McConnell currently serves as Assistant Professor at Belmont University’s School of Physical Therapy and teaches gross anatomy, psychosocial aspects of healthcare and therapeutic modalities. He received his Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Doctor of Science degree from Bellin College. He completed a postdoctoral orthopaedic residency and fellowship in orthopaedic manual physical therapy. He is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. When not teaching at Belmont University, he serves as a clinical mentor for residents and fellows in training.
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT
Shaughn graduated with his doctorate in physical therapy from the University at Buffalo in 2013. He earned his Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy through IAMT in 2015 and his Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certification in 2016. He practices orthopedic physical therapy with special interest in manual therapy, movement systems, and patient education in pain science. Shaughn is currently the Lead Therapist at Results Physiotherapy in Brentwood, TN.
B.Phty., OCS, CDNT
Stephen trained at the University of Queensland, Australia, graduating in 1994. In his extensive career, he has worked in private practice and hospital settings in Australia, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States. Stephen has gained his credentials as an Orthopedic Specialist by the American PT Association. He is Maitland trained and has lectured at the University of Queensland and the Queensland University of Technology. Stephen has broad experience in orthopedic, sports and occupational health physical therapy. He has a particular interest in education, injury management and manual therapy, and he has developed a niche role in education and mentoring.
Stephen is a Certified Dry Needling Therapist and has been part of the IAMT education team since 2014, teaching and helping develop the curricula for the Trigger Point Dry Needling and Myofascial Techniques and Taping courses. In addition, he has been an examiner for the COMT certification exam. Stephen has the privilege of being the Director of Clinical Quality for Results Physiotherapy, developing and overseeing recruitment, education curriculum, and clinician development initiatives.
PTA, ATC, LAT
Terry Trundle is a course developer and instructor with Upstream Rehab Institute. He has over 45 years of experience in clinical practice and offers educational programs on functional rehabilitation focusing on the upper and lower closed kinetic chain. Terry received his degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from the Medical College of Georgia. In recent years he was the Creator and Chair of the Advisory Board for the Annual Conference known as the Rehab Summit Terry’s research has been featured in numerous journals and publications. Most recently, he authored a chapter on the orthopedic management of the shoulder in Fundamental Orthopedic Management for the Physical Therapist Assistant. He has also received Leadership Awards and recognition by the American Physical Therapy Association and the Medical College of Georgia. Terry has been a Certified Member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and is now a retired/certified Athletic Trainer after 45 years.
Dr. Tray Rush serves as clinic director in Missouri’s Lee’s Summit area. He serves as Lead Vestibular and Concussion therapist throughout the SERC clinics. He is the lead developer and instructor for the Concussion Management course through URI. Dr. Rush graduated from the University of Missouri with his doctorate in physical therapy. He is vestibular certified through the American Institute of Balance and gained his concussion training through the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Summit on Concussion. Dr. Rush is a member of the Kansas City Vestibular Special interest group where he works as a resource and mentor in various concussion and vestibular projects.
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
Dr. Miller received his Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and proudly received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Belmont University School of Physical Therapy. He completed a Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy with Upstream Rehabilitation Institute. After receiving a Certification of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Dr. Miller became Board Certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. He also obtained status as a Certified Dry Needling Specialist with a Certification of Dry Needling.
Dr. Miller is working on his Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy through Bellin College. Dr. Miller continues his clinical practice with Benchmark Physical Therapy and is heavily involved in teaching and mentoring in Upstream Rehabilitation Institute’s postdoctoral residency and fellowship programs. He teaches continuing education courses across the United States in Comprehensive Management of Musculoskeletal Systems, Pain Science, and Dry Needling.
Dr. Miller teaches in the areas of Clinical Education and Ethics in Health Care. His scholarship interests are in the following areas: enhancing students’ physical therapy education through Master Adaptive Learner; assessing the sleep’s role in chronic pain; the role of the physical therapist in behavior and mental health; and therapeutic neuroscience education. His proudest accomplishments are his marriage to Emilee and their three kids, Cohen, Jude, and Beau.