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Mary graduated from the Mayo School of Health Related Sciences, Minnesota in 1977. She was certified by the IAOM in Orthopedic Medicine and Manual Therapy in 1991. Mary completed a Clinical Masters with Ola Grimsby in 1993. Mary earned her Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy in May 2013 from Texas Tech University Health Science Center. Mary is currently a senior therapist at the Institute for Athletic Medicine in Minneapolis, MN. www.athletic-medicine.org.
Andrew G. Ward
PT, ScD (candidate), COMT
Andy Ward has been an Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy at Missouri State University Department of Physical Therapy since August of 2019. Andy earned a BS in Biology from Oklahoma City University in 1986, BS in Physical Therapy from Langston University and is a ScD candidate in Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University Health Science Center. Andy earned his Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy of the Spine in 2016 from the IAOM-US. Andy was a legacy owner/operator of Redbud Physical Therapy in northeast Oklahoma from 1997 to 2018. He and his partners in Redbud Physical Therapy started with one clinic location in 1997 and grew the practice to 16 locations in northeast Oklahoma. Andy resigned from Redbud Physical Therapy to focus on completion of his ScD from TTUHSC and consider moving into PT education.
Brent K. Denny
PT, ScD, COMT
Brent has been a full time clinician in the greater hill country region of Texas since 2011. He received is BS in Criminal Justice from the University of North Texas in 2005. He achieved is entry level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center on 2011 and his terminal Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy (ScD) in 2018. He delivered his clinical dissertation course, Applied Motor Control Assessment & Treatment in the Low Back Pain Population in October of 2017. He holds certifications in orthopedic manual therapy (COMT) through the IAOM-US in upper & lower spine, upper & lower extremities and is currently a fellowship candidate under the mentorship of Dr. JM Brismee’.
OTD, MBA, OTR, CHT, COMT, CEAS, CFCE
Over 30 years of multinational clinical experience with expertise in managing complex hand trauma, upper extremity nerve compression syndromes, repetitive stress injuries, post traumatic stiff hands, burns, congenital deformities of the upper extremity, fabrication of static and dynamic splints, and industrial rehabilitation (functional capacity evaluations, job analysis and ergonomic assessments). Current Supervisor, Outpatient rehabilitation, California Pacific Medical Center, Davies Campus, San Francisco, CA; and President of Ergoadvisor, Ergonomics consulting, San Francisco Bay Area.
PT, DPT, CHT, COMT
Ann graduated from Marquette University in 1994. She became a Certified Hand Therapist in 2002 and completed the IAOM-US certification for the upper quadrant in 2003. In 2007, Ann completed DPT with a specialty in hand and upper quarter rehabilitation from Drexel University in Philadelphia. Ann is the therapy manager at the Hand to Shoulder Center of Wisconsin, located in Appleton, Wisconsin. Ann is one of the creators and lead instructors of the Hand and Upper Extremity Track.
Haley A. Main
DPT, COMT, GTS
Haley is the Director of Clinical Education and Orthopedic outpatient physical therapist at Searcy Physical Therapy
ScD, PT, COMT
Graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center with a Masters of Physical Therapy in 1997. In 2006, he completed IAOM certification and in 2008 and he earned his Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Mike is now the Professor – Dean of the College of Allied Health Harding University Searcy, AR. Current Clinical Practice at Orthopedic physical therapy and manual therapy, Consultation with Searcy Physical Therapy PRN
PT, ScD, OCS, FAAOMPT
Gail graduated from the Mayo School of Health Related Sciences in 1981. She certified with the IAOM in orthopedic medicine and manual therapy in 1992. In 2006, Gail completed her Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy through Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). Lead Physical Therapist at Nova Health Physical Therapy – Atlas Physical and Hand Therapy – Atlas Women’s Health Physical Therapy, Eugene, OR. She is an adjunct professor at TTUHSC.
PT, ScD, OCS, FAAOMPT
Graduated with a degree in physical therapy from the University of Minnesota in 1981. She was certified by the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine, IAOM, in orthopedic manual therapy in 1989, and became an international instructor for the IAOM in 1994. She became a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist, OCS, through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2003. She is a Fellow with the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, FAAOMPT. She graduated with a Doctorate of Science, ScD, in Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX, in December 2011. Along with being the founder and current education director of the IAOM-US, (www.iaom-us.com) she has lectured throughout the United States and Europe. Dr. Phelps has co-authored several books, book chapters, and numerous peer review journal articles. She is the founder and practice director of employee-owned Advanced Physical Therapy (www.aptak.com) in Anchorage, Fairbanks, the Mat-Su Valley, and the Kenai Peninsula, in Alaska.
Co-director and clinical head of Luke & Barker Inc with branches in Randfontein and Westonaria, Gauteng, South Africa. Co-director and Lecturer with this prominent company focussing on the teaching of dry needling to physiotherapists at a post qualification level. Responsibilities include curriculum development, administrative co- ordination and learning material facilitation, advocacy for dry needling within the South African Society of Physiotherapy (SASP). Has lectured in Dry Needling therapy in Israel, South Africa, Namibia, Qatar Ireland, England, Botswana, The Netherlands, Dubai, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and in Palestine.
PT, MEd, ScD,OCS, COMT, C-DN, CSCS
Marsha is a professor of Physical Therapy at Hardin-Simmons University DPT program. She received her BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas (1979), Master of Education degree from Hardin-Simmons (2002) and an Sc.D. in Physical Therapy with emphasis in Orthopedics from Texas Tech University (2008). She is a certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) – APTA (2003,2013) and has a certification as an orthopedic manual therapist (COMT) for extremities through IAOM (2007). Additionally, she is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (2003). Dr. Rutland is also a Certified Dry Needler (IAOM). Her teaching responsibilities include Clinical Anatomy I and II, Diagnostic Imaging, Healthcare Management. Dr Rutland received the William R. Gould Memorial Outstanding Physical Therapy Faculty Member Award from TPTA in 2011 and the Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence from Hardin-Simmons University in 2014. Dr. Rutland’s research interests’ center around anatomy and anatomy education, orthopedic assessment and treatment. Dr. Rutland’s 41 years of clinical experience is in a variety of settings, with mainly outpatient orthopedics x last 20+ years.
PT, ScD, OCS, FAAOMPT
Full Professor, Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy Program Teaching and supervising research and education projects at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas. Jean-Michel graduated in 1985 from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. In 2000 Jean-Michel completed his IAOM certification. He received a MS in Sports Medicine – Exercise Physiology from Texas Tech University (TTUHSC). In 2003, Dr. Brismée received his ScD in Physical Therapy from TTUHSC. He is the director of the IAOM-US Fellowship Program.
Kelly Ann Albers
PT, ScD, ATC, OCS, COMT
“Physical therapy specialis (Direct patient care), Staff mentoring, Project development, Clinical instructor, and Orthopedic study group lead at University of Colorado Health, Aurora, Colorado. Kelly is the Residency Program Director for the IAOM-US Residency “
MA OTR CHT COMT
Ms. Normand graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Laval University in Québec, Canada. She completed a Hand Therapy Fellowship with Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Woman’s University in 1999, in Houston TX and was certified as a hand therapist that same year by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission. She received her Advanced Master’s degree with hand therapy emphasis in 2003 from Texas Woman’s University. She was certified as an orthopedic manual therapist through The International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine-US (IAOM-US) in 2006, and soon after joined their faculty for the creation of a specialty Hand and Upper Extremity Track. Ms. Normand currently works as full time clinician for Yale New Haven Health System-L&M Hospital on the eastern coast of Connecticut, and lectures nationally for IAOM-US.
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