As many of you may have heard, Optim Manual Therapy Fellowship became accredited through both AAOMPT and ABPTRFE. Optim originated in Houston, TX with the 3 cohorts thus far and expanded this past year to Scottsdale, AZ with its first cohort.
Optim Manual Therapy currently offers a 1-year COMT program in both Scottsdale and Houston. The program includes 6 on-site weekend long courses covering repeated motions, standardized mobility assessments, Sahrmann's Movement Impairment Syndromes (MIS), and many manual therapy assessment/treatment techniques for each region. Additionally, between classes there are different Medbridge courses assigned in addition to several online case discussion mentoring sessions regularly throughout the year. The COMT program is an excellent way to advance your clinical skills and knowledge and to prepare for the OCS. Should you complete the COMT program, you can then enroll in the Fellowship part of Optim Manual Therapy. If you have interest in joining Optim, don't hesitate to contact me or any of the faculty at Optim. Next cohorts in Houston and Scottsdale are beginning in September!
Below you will find a lecture given for the Optim COMT program on Sahrmann's Movement Impairment Syndromes (Foundation and Lumbar Spine). This is just one of many theories we teach our program participants. For more information, check out Optim Manual Therapy's youtube page, Like us on Facebook at Optim Manual Therapy, or check out www.optimfellowship.com
James Heafner PT, DPT, OCS:
Owner and lead physical therapist at Heafner Health, cash-based physical therapy in Boulder, CO. Areas of expertise include orthopedic and manual therapy, functional movement, pain science, and movement science.
In May 2013, I earned my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Saint Louis University. After graduating from the Harris Health Systems Orthopedic Residency in October 2014, I moved to Boulder, CO. Since living in Boulder, I have started my own cash-based PT practice, earned my OCS certification, and teach for the OPTIM Fellowship and COMT program in Houston TX and Scottsdale, AZ.
Chris Fox PT, DPT, OCS: Physical therapist at Foothills Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy in Scottsdale, AZ and regularly lectures at the Phoenix Campus for NAU's DPT program and for Optim Manual Therapy's COMT program. Completed multiple advanced manual therapy courses implementing aspects of biomechanical analysis. He received his DPT from Saint Louis University in 2013. Completed Scottsdale Healthcare's Orthopaedic Residency (now Honor Health) in July 2014. He became a Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist in 2015. Level I Expert in FMS and SFMA , Kinetacore FDN Level 1 certification, and IASTM Technique course completion. He would like to pursue further education in McKenzie Technique, Dry Needling, Strength & Conditioning, Orthopaedic and Manual Therapy.
Brian Schwabe PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS:
- Board Certified Sports Physical Therapist (SCS) at Elite OrthoSport in Santa Monica, CA which specializes in treating collegiate/professional athletes and clientele from the Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and Santa Monica areas.
- USC Sports Residency Trained Physical Therapist (<1% of all PT's residency trained)
- DPT from Saint Louis University
- Future plans/interest include:
1. USAW, SFMA & Catapult Systems technology for NBA teams
2. Pursuing a position as a sports physical therapist &/or Strength coach for a Division 1 athletic medicine department or professional sport team.
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