Join us in welcoming the Align 2020 Speakers.
Speakers will present as part of the keynote and lab breakout sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Learn more about these individuals below.
Join us in welcoming the Align 2020 Speakers.
Speakers will present as part of the keynote and lab breakout sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Learn more about these individuals below.
PhD, MPhty, BPhty, FACP, (Australia)
Michele Sterling is Professor in the Recover Injury Research Centre, Program Lead of the Musculoskeletal Injuries research program and Director of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Road Traffic Injury Recovery all at The University of Queensland, Australia. She is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. Michele’s research focusses on the mechanisms underlying the development of chronic pain after injury, predictive algorithms for outcomes and developing effective interventions for musculoskeletal injury and pain. She has conducted numerous cohort studies and clinical trials investigating the effectiveness of various treatments and their combinations including exercise, psychological treatments, manual therapies and multidisciplinary care. She has received over $13M in research funding from the NHMRC, ARC and industry partners. She has editorial roles with several leading journals and textbooks, and has over 200 peer-reviewed publications. Michele is an elected member of the leadership Council of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).
Dr. Matthew Smuck is the Chief of PM&R and Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University. He is also the Medical Director of Rehabilitation Services for Stanford Healthcare where he specializes in the comprehensive conservative management of spine disorders. He is a physician leader and current Vice President of the Spine Intervention Society (SIS), and has served on the Board of Directors of the North American Spine Society (NASS) and the Foundation for PM&R. Dr. Smuck is also an award-winning researcher who pioneered the new field of physical performance monitoring. He directs the Wearable Health Lab at Stanford, investigating medical applications of mobile technology to improve musculoskeletal and neurologic disease detection, treatment and prevention. His work is recognized by numerous research society awards and publication awards, including the ISSLS Medtronic Award in 2012, the American Academy of PM&R’s 2014 President’s Citation Award, the PM&R Journal’s 2015 Best Original Research Award, the 2016 ISSLS Prize, and The Spine Journal’s Annual Outstanding Paper Award in 2013, 2016, 2017 & 2018.
Dr. Jan Dommerholt is a Dutch-trained physical therapist who holds a Master of Professional Studies degree with a concentration in both Biomechanical Trauma and Healthcare Administration from Lynn University, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Dr. Dommerholt has taught hundreds of courses and lectured at over 60 conferences throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Australia, and the Middle East while maintaining an active clinical practice. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, Cuestiones de Fisioterapia, and the Journal of Invasive Therapies in Physical Therapy. He has published 5 books, nearly 80 book chapters and over 130 articles. Jan is president/CEO of Myopain Seminars and Bethesda Physiocare in Bethesda, MD. His early career mentors included Drs. Janet Travell, David Simons, Robert Gerwin, Richard S. Materson, Karel Lewit, and Peter Baldry, among others.
DPT, OCS, MBA
Dr. Larry Benz, DPT, OCS, MBA, MAPP, is the President/CEO of Confluent Health. He is nationally recognized for his expertise in private practice physical therapy and occupational medicine. Dr. Benz’s current areas of interest include conducting research and integrating empathy, compassion, and positive psychology interventions within physical therapy. He will be releasing a book in the near future, Called to Care, that highlights this research.
With over 175 invited presentations to PT programs, national conferences, and MBA programs throughout the country, Dr. Benz has been on APTA’s Advisory Panel on Practice and The Board of the American Board of Physical Therapy and was a Trustee and Chairman with The University of Louisville. He is currently a Trustee with the Foundation for Physical Therapy. He is the recipient of numerous business and physical therapy awards including the Kentucky Physical Therapy’s Outstanding Physical Therapists award and Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year for his region. His foundation is the co-developer of Jacmel Rehabilitation in Haiti which can be found at PThelpforHaiti.org.
PT, MPhysio, OCS, FAAOMPT
Steve is a physical therapist with over twenty years of experience treating patients with chronic pain and movement dysfunction. His interests in manual therapy, neurology, pain neuroscience and movement impairments led him to pursue a diverse range of training opportunities including two different year-long manual therapy courses, the 6-month program in Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) and a Masters of Physiotherapy (Manipulative Physiotherapy) in Adelaide at the University of South Australia. He currently works at the Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center treating patients with neurological impairments, teaching in the PNF program and serving as adjunct faculty at Samuel Merritt University. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, a board certified specialist in orthopaedic physical therapy and is an instructor with the International Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Association (IPNFA). He has taught numerous seminars for the Neuro Orthopaedic Institute (NOI), the International Spine and Pain Institute (ISPI) and is faculty for the ISPI/EIM Pain Specialty Certification Program.
PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Paul has taught musculoskeletal content for the past 15 years. His active research agenda focuses on conservative care for musculoskeletal disorders as well as spinal and extremity manipulation and dry needling. Paul is currently an Associate Professor for the University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program, on the faculty at Evidence in Motion, Lead Clinician at the Wardenburg Health Center at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Adjunct Faculty for the Regis University Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy.
BS, PT, MPT
Johnny Owens is CEO and Director of Clinical Education for Owens Recovery Science, a corporation recognized in the INC 500. He manages a research portfolio of over 40 clinical trials being conducted worldwide primarily studying the effects of Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation in clinical populations.
He is the former Chief of Human Performance Optimization at the Center for the Intrepid (CFI) at San Antonio Military Medical Center and continues to serve as a consultant and clinical researcher at the CFI.
He completed his undergraduate course work in Biology at The University of Texas at Austin and earned his Masters in Physical Therapy at The University of Texas Medical Branch. He serves as a medical consultant for teams in the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and collegiate sports. He is involved in numerous clinical trials involving regenerative medicine, sports medicine, blood flow restriction and high-energy trauma. Owens has been published extensively in peer-reviewed literature, regularly speaks at the national and international level and his work has been featured on 60 Minutes, Time Magazine, NPR, Discovery Channel and ESPN.
PT, PhD, CSMT
Adriaan, co-founder and CEO of ISPI (now EIM), earned both an undergraduate as well as a master’s degree in research and spinal surgery rehabilitation from the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town, South Africa. He is a guest lecturer/adjunct faculty at Rockhurst University, St. Ambrose University and the University of Las Vegas Nevada. In addition, he maintains a clinical practice and is co-owner of The Ortho Spine and Pain Clinic in Story City, Iowa. Adriaan has been teaching postgraduate, spinal manual therapy and pain science classes throughout the US and internationally for 15 years. He is a Certified Spinal Manual Therapist through ISPI. In addition, Adriaan has presented at numerous national and international manual therapy, pain science and medical conferences and has authored and co-authored articles, books and book chapters related to spinal disorders and pain science. Recently, Adriaan completed his Ph.D. which centers on therapeutic neuroscience education and spinal disorders.
PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT
Louie Puentedura is full time faculty in the Baylor University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Dr. Puentedura is a seasoned clinician, he completed a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy (1980) and a Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy (1983) from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. Since arriving in the USA, he completed a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy (2005) at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, and a PhD in Physical Therapy (2011) at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Dr. Puentedura has been an ABPTS board-certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapists for over three decades. He completed 10 years on faculty as Assistant and then Associate Professor of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas before moving on to Professor at Baylor DPT. Dr. Puentedura has taught physical therapists and physical therapy students for more than 35 years and has published more than 80 scientific papers since 2010. He will present 2 focused symposia at IFOMPT 2020 in Melbourne along with international colleagues.
Dr. Puentedura has received several awards including the Rose Excellence in Research Award from the Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, the John Medeiros Award from the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, and presentation awards at the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists Annual Conferences in 2012 and 2016. Follow Dr. Puentedura on Twitter @AussieLouie and Instagram @LouiePuentedura as well as other social media.
Edo Zylstra has been a physical therapist since 2000 working in outpatient orthopedics and specializing in chronic persistent neuro-musculoskeletal pain. He has a passion to advocate for advancing physical therapy scope of practice in the United States through consulting with state and licensing boards and participating in the APTA House of Delegates. He was active in developing the current standards for Dry Needling (aka Trigger Point Dry Needling) training in Colorado and has been on the APTA Dry Needling Task Force and assisted Federation of State Boards Task force to develop the Analysis of Competencies for Dry Needling by Physical Therapists. He has taught over 200 courses in Functional Dry Needling internationally and is currently developing more advanced techniques for therapists experienced in this manual therapy technique.
Kory Zimney, PT, DPT has been practicing physical therapy since 1994 following his graduation from the University of North Dakota with his Masters in Physical Therapy. He completed his transitional DPT graduate from the Post Professional Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program at Des Moines University, Class of 2010. At this time, he is in the candidacy phase in the PhD PT program at Nova Southeastern University.
Currently Dr. Zimney is an Associate Professor within the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of South Dakota, Senior Faculty with Evidence in Motion (EIM), and researcher with Therapeutic Neuroscience Research Group and USD Center for Brain and Behavior Research. His primary teaching, research, and treatment focus is with pain neuroscience, therapeutic alliance, and evidence-based practice for orthopedic injuries of spine and extremities. He has published multiple peer reviewed research articles in these areas. Past work experiences have been with various community-based hospitals working in multiple patient care areas of inpatient, skilled rehab, home health, acute rehab, work conditioning/hardening and outpatient.
He has completed the Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor program through the American Physical Therapy Association and is a Certified Spinal Manual Therapist (CSMT) and assisted in the development of the Therapeutic Pain Specialist (TPS) through the ISPI certification program; and has a Certification in Applied Functional Science (CAFS) through the Gray Institute.
Staci Lyons has been a physical therapist for 20 years and currently owns Pinnacle Medical Wellness, a business specializing in private practice physical therapy management and lifestyle medicine consulting. She also serves as the Director of Lifestyle Medicine and Wellness Services for a local public hospital where her team successfully developed and launched a comprehensive Lifestyle Medicine Center on the hospital campus. This project has grown to three locations and specializes in the interdisciplinary management and prevention of chronic disease through lifestyle behavior modification. Staci is passionate about the role of the physical therapist in improving the overall health and quality of life of the patients we serve.
During her career, Staci has had the opportunity to teach for a national seminar company on the holistic treatment of the foot and ankle complex and has given several seminars and community-based presentations on the impact of exercise and lifestyle modification on the prevention and progression of many of the most common diseases. She is also active in her professional affiliations including acting as a Key Legislative Contact for the Private Practice Section of the APTA and serving on the PPS Annual Conference Workgroup. Staci is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and is planning to sit for her Lifestyle Medicine Board Certification later this year.
PT, DPT, TPS, PSF
Jessie received her master’s degree in physical therapy from the College of St. Catherine, Minneapolis, in 1998. She completed her transitional DPT from Regis University, Denver, in 2011 and her Fellowship of Pain Science in 2019. She has been teaching pain science and manual therapy techniques at continuing education courses since 2013 and is currently the Program Director for Evidence in Motion’s Pain Science Fellowship.
Jessie has worked with the Therapeutic Neuroscience Research Group and has contributed to research on pre-emptive pain neuroscience education among middle school students, as well as multi-disciplinary PNE and application of GMI in the clinic. She currently owns and operates her community’s first direct-pay physical therapy practice, seeing a variety of patients with acute and chronic pain conditions. She has special interests in pain neuroscience education, manual therapy, Pilates, spine and running injuries. She is a certified clinical instructor through the APTA and has completed her Therapeutic Pain Specialist certification through ISPI.
PT, CFMT, TPS, NBC-HWC
Jen is a 1991 graduate of the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. She has worked in multiple treatment environments including travel physical therapy. While establishing an outpatient focus for the past twenty years; she combined her Institute of Physical Art studies with her work at the International Spine and Pain Institute. Since 2001, she has been a Certified Functional Manual Therapist (CFMT.) She was in the first cohort to become a Therapeutic Pain Specialist (TPS) in 2016 and is currently in the Pain Science Fellowship program. In addition to physical therapy, Jen integrates wellness coaching into most sessions as she is also a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. Jen loves teaching and has been doing so since 1998. She has both taught and developed courses with Rehab Connections in Chicago and The Jackson Clinics in Virginia. She has also been adjunct faculty at the Institute of Physical Art based in Colorado. Jen has owned a small private practice in Indiana and now in Alexandria, VA since 2007. Outside of physical therapy, Jen loves to cook and is a passionate mom to three busy kids!
PT, DPT, TPS, PSF
Mai Huong Ho-Tran, PT, DPT, TPS has been a clinician in private practice and Kaiser Permanente for over 16 years. She has taught and specialized in Chronic Pain for the last 12 years. She is the Regional Clinical Lead Physical Therapist for Pain Management for Kaiser Permanente – Northern California. She completed her Fellowship in Pain Sciences through ISPI/EIM in October of 2019. She has guest lectured at the UCSF Graduate Program in PT, Kaiser Permanente locally and regionally, and multiple community venues for the City of San Jose. Her experience also delves deeply in mindfulness, yoga therapy, Tai Chi, Feldenkrais, Pilates and somatic movement retraining.
PT, DPT, OCS, PHC
Jennifer Stone is a clinic manager and pelvic health/orthopedic physical therapist for the University of Missouri Healthcare system as well as the program director for Evidence In Motion’s Pelvic Health and Advanced Pelvic Health certificate programs. Jennifer has a passion for caring for complex patients and demystifying the pelvic floor to patients and therapists alike. When she is not keeping busy in the clinic or teaching, Jennifer enjoys the great outdoors with her husband and five children.
MD, CPE, TPS
Stacey Watson graduated from University of New Mexico School of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine Residency in Michigan at the Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine. She has practiced primary care in the Kalamazoo, Michigan area for 20 years and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Western Michigan University, Homer Stryker, MD, School of Medicine, and Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine. She is also a Certified Physician Executive, having worked as Vice President of Clinical Integration at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo with experience in clinical quality improvement, project implementation, physician credentialing, population health and practice management. During her administrative years, she continued clinical practice with chronic pain patients. Her personal and professional experience with chronic pain led her to the Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Pain Rehabilitation Program, which uses a team based approach in an interdisciplinary clinic to help people with chronic pain. In 2019, she completed the Therapeutic Pain Specialist certification from the International Spine and Pain Institute. Her hobbies include gardening, cooking and world travel.
PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Mark is a physical therapist with nine years of experience. He is dedicated to helping students become the best clinicians they can be and is a firm believer that residency and fellowship offer critical mentorship opportunities for young clinicians. Mark is currently the Program Director of the Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy at Bellin College and a Program Coordinator at Evidence In Motion.
PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Stephanie currently serves as the Program Director for EIM’s Manual Physical Therapy Certification. She received her DPT from Regis University in Denver, CO, and completed a residency in orthopedic physical therapy from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Stephanie is also a board-certified orthopaedic specialist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.
PT, DPT, ATC, SCS, CSCS
Dr. Schuemann is the owner and director of TPT, Inc., a member of the volunteer sports medicine team for the United States’ Team USA and Endeavor Games, and Sports PT for the International Triathlon Union’s Sports development team. She attained her physical therapy degree from University of Missouri: Columbia (1987), her board certification in sports physical therapy (1996 with re-certifications in 2006 and 2016), and her clinical doctorate in physical therapy through AT. Still University (2007). Additionally, she is a certified athletic trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist. She continues her work in physical therapy in both education as Program Director of Evidence In Motion’s (EIM) accredited Sports physical therapy residency program and certification program. in the clinic serving a wide range of athletes. She also coaches track, cross country, and strength development at middle and high schools in her community on the Front Range of Colorado. She was instrumental in pioneering a fitness program in local schools to get students ready to summit 14ers. When not working she enjoys completing triathlons, running races, reading, snowboarding, cross country skiing, and hiking with her husband, Karl and two favorite female athletes (daughters) Alena (17) and Sophia (16).
PT, DPT, DSc, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT
Casey Unverzagt is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Admissions for Baylor University’s DPT program. Dr. Unverzagt received his Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Puget Sound (2003), DPT degree from Slippery Rock University of PA (2006), and his Doctorate of Science in Orthopaedic and Manual Therapy from Andrews University in Michigan (2014). He completed a sports residency in the state of Washington and is an ABPTS board certified Orthopaedic and Sports Clinical Specialist. Dr. Unverzagt also completed a fellowship in Orthopaedic and Manual Therapy from the Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions. He currently teaches for EIM’s sports residency program as well as Scorebuilders. His research interests include ACL return to sport testing, concussion management, and cognitive psychology as it relates to examination preparation.
DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, TPS
Dr. Brett Neilson has 11 years experience as a staff therapist as well as clinic director. Additionally, he was a contractor for the U.S. Air Force and has served as Trial Coordinator, coordinating the day-to-day activity on two large multi-center randomized controlled trials in knee osteoarthritis and low back strengthening for Army combat medics. Currently Dr. Neilson is on staff with EIM and serves as program director and adjunct faculty. He also serves as adjunct faculty for South College Doctorate of Physical Therapy program in Knoxville, TN, and Bellin College OMPT Fellowship Program. He is an active member of the APTA and AAOMPT, serving his state chapter of Washington as a Board of Director member and Delegate. He is also on the Nominating Committee of the Pain SIG of the APTA. Brett is currently the Director of Weekend Intensives and the Program Director for the Post-professional DPT and Therapeutic Pain Specialist Certifications at EIM.
PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, TPS
Steve earned his B.S. in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy from Western Washington University. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Eastern Washington University. While in graduate school, Steve participated in ergonomic and biomechanics research within the university biomechanics lab. Steve is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), and Therapeutic Pain Specialist (TPS) and Fellow in Pain Science with Evidence in Motion. He has spoken at the Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) for his work with bricklaying masons. Steve and his wife Lisa live in Bremerton, Washington and have two children, Wesley and Calvin. Steve is a partner and staff physical therapist for Kitsap Physical Therapy and when he is not working he enjoys golfing, exercise, reading, and gardening.
PT, DPT, CSMT, TPS
Debbie graduated from Florida International University with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2012. In over 20 years of practice, she has accumulated extensive continuing education ranging from manual therapy to cardiac care to aquatic rehab. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member of Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, where she teaches spinal manual therapy, and has been a guest lecturer at Washburn University on wound care. She teaches staff computerized documentation and has extensive clinical experience. Over the last 15 years, she has focused her career in outpatient orthopedics and completed her Certified Spinal Manual Therapy Certification through ISPI.
Thomas is a physical therapist that is deeply motivated by the potential for Lifestyle Medicine practice in physical therapy. Thomas believes that physical therapists have the capability to be the key medical providers in motivating lifestyle behavior changes for their patients, and in doing so can be important contributors to reducing the national burden of chronic disease. He practiced as an orthopedic and lifestyle medicine physical therapist at Pinnacle Medical Wellness and Valley Medical Center prior to becoming the Director of Clinical Services for Pinnacle. In his current position, Thomas has a passion for collaborating with medical professionals to define and guide effective and evidence-based medical practices towards preventing and addressing the chronic disease epidemic. Thomas received his graduate education from Duke University, where he took a specific interest in the physical therapist’s role in global and population health. He is board certified in Lifestyle Medicine by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. He lives in the Seattle area with his wife and two dogs, and enjoys hiking and cooking plant-based meals.
MPT, M.Ed., CSMT
Colleen earned her undergraduate degree in biology at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas. She holds a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Rockhurst University in Kansas City and an M.Ed. from the University of Houston. In addition, she has taken long-term Maitland-based courses through the Kaiser Institute based in California. Colleen’s manual therapy training includes Certification in Spinal Manual Therapy through ISPI. She has 18 years of general orthopedic, clinical practice specializing in spinal care and is the co-owner, director and lead therapist at the Ortho Spine and Pain Clinic in Story City, Iowa.
PT, DPT, CHT, TPS
Patty received her bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Kentucky in 1986. She, along with her husband, owned and operated a large private practice in KY for many years. After 15 years as a PT and Certified Hand Therapist, she went down to part-time to stay home with their children. She volunteered in Haiti in 2011-13 through the University of Miami Hospital and PT Help for Haiti. She completed her transitional DPT in 2012 from EIM. In 2015 she began working with Fit for Work and Worksteps doing pre-employment screens along with opening a few more clinics. Since 2001, she has completed multiple chart reviews PRN for various companies. In 2016 she completed her Therapeutic Pain Specialist certification through ISPI and began participating in research involving the education of middle school children on “How Pain Works.” She continues to work to educate the public in general and specifically with multiple school systems to educate entire grades, annually, about pain. She also enjoys golfing, cycling, wine making, painting, traveling, and spending time with family.
Dr. Ryan is an ObGyn physician who has been in practice in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for 18 years. He is a graduate of Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine and has been a Clinical Assistant Professor for the same medical school for the last 15 years. He did his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Akron, Ohio at Akron General Medical Center. His undergraduate degree is from Michigan Technological University with a Bachelor’s in Biological Science.
Dr. Ryan had the good fortune of collaborating with Dr. Jeff Moore DPT and this has led him down a path of discovery in the world of pain science and therapeutic neuroscience education. In particular, Dr. Ryan has a major interest in how pain neuroscience education can inform and influence acute pain encounters for patients, especially when it is used prior to a surgical procedure. This has led to better post-operative care and most importantly, better discernment regarding the decision to perform surgery in the first place. Dr. Ryan has developed an exciting relationship with Evidence in Motion and the International Spine and Pain Institute where he first completed a Therapeutic Neuroscience Education class and is now enrolled in the Therapeutic Pain Specialist program. He is thrilled to be part of a growing multidisciplinary team that is working towards a better understanding of pain and how we can use this knowledge to best serve our patients across healthcare disciplines.
Keri received her Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1998 from Mount Saint Mary’s College in Los Angeles, California, and in 2012 she completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Regis University.
Specializing in manual therapy for spine dysfunctions, she has experience working with a myriad of soft tissue and joint dysfunctions responsible for neck, back pain and headaches, as well as shoulder and knee injuries.
She previously worked as an assistant instructor with Manual Therapy Seminars in the United States and England, teaching physical therapists and other health care practitioners various techniques for assessment and management of spine problems and other musculoskeletal dysfunctions. She has also utilized diagnostic ultrasound imaging for treatment of segmental lumbar spine and cervical spine stabilization. She has worked for Sport and Spine Physical Therapy, and for KinetaCare in Brighton, Colorado.
Keri is the program director for EIM’s Functional Dry Needling Certification.
Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor
Dr. Steele has been working in the psychology and addiction fields for over 30 years. She graduated from Spalding University in Louisville, KY with an MA and PsyD in clinical psychology and has an MA in Health & Human Performance with a focus of Sport Psychology from Michigan State. Additionally, she is a Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor. AJ has had the opportunity to work for Recovery Programs, Community Mental Health Centers, Private Practices, the U.S. Department of Defense, Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitals, and the Kentucky Department of Corrections. She also taught for 10 years in undergraduate/graduate psychology and counseling programs. Currently, she is retired and doing consultation and supervision to stay actively involved in the field.
MA, OTR/L, BCPR, TPS
Lindsay Marth, MA, OTR/L, BCPR, TPS graduated from the University of MN with a BS in biology and completed her graduate work at St Catherine University (SCU) in 2008. After working in community mental health for 5 years, she joined the VA in 2013 to be part of a multi-disciplinary team hired to build their comprehensive pain center (CPC). She is currently working as a pain clinical specialist in the VA CPC and has completed her certification as a Therapeutic Pain Specialist through ISPI/EIM. Lindsay also serves as an adjunct professor at SCU in their weekend MAOT program and has been faculty for ISPI since 2017. In 2018, she received her AOTA board certification in physical rehabilitation.
Tina Anderson, MS, PT received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2001 from Grand Valley State University located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She graduated from Michigan State University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Tina specializes in treating patients with complex neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction including dysfunction of the pelvic floor. Tina earned her dry needling certification in 2006 and has been teaching dry needling with KinetaCore® since 2008. Tina was the course creator of KinetaCore’s Functional Dry Needling® of the Pelvic Floor. Tina currently owns and operates a private physical therapy practice in Aspen, Colorado. Tina and her family, including their new “fur” child Beatrice, love living and playing in the Rocky Mountains!
August 28, 2020 / Dallas, TX