Dry Needling Course presented by Myopain Seminars
Dates: March 15-17, May 3-5, Sept 27-29, and Dec 6-8, 2013
Location: Physical Therapy First
5005 Signal Bell Lane #202
Clarksville, MD 21029
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Jan Dommerholt, PT, DPT, MPS, DAAPM, is a Dutch-trained physical therapist who holds a Master of Professional Studies degree with a concentration in biomechanical trauma and health care administration, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Dr. Dommerholt has taught many courses and lectured at conferences throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and the Middle East while maintaining an active clinical practice. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain (editor Dr. I. Jon Russell), the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (editor Dr. Leon Chaitow), the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy (editor Chad Cook, PT, PhD), and Cuestiones de Fisioterapia.
He has authored many chapters and articles on myofascial pain, fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome, and performing arts physical therapy, and prepares a quarterly literature review column on myofascial pain for the Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain. Read "Treating the Trigger" (PDF), a 2008 interview with Dr. Dommerholt published in Advance magazine. Dr. Dommerholt is the president of Bethesda Physiocare® and editor of several books on myofascial trigger points.
Robert Gerwin, MD, FAAN, is Co-Founder, Vice President, and Co-Director of Myopain Seminars. He is a Board Certified Neurologist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. Dr. Gerwin graduated from the University of Chicago School of Medicine. He had two years of Internal Medicine post-graduate training at New York University--Bellevue Hospital and did his Neurology Residency at Case-Western Reserve University/Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio. He had a two year special fellowship at NIH in neurology and immunology. He has been in private practice in the Washington DC area for many years. Dr. Gerwin has been working in the area of Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia for many years. Dr. Janet G. Travell was his mentor while she lived in Washington DC. Dr. Gerwin is former President of the International Myopain Society. He was the Scientific Program Chairman for the 2007 International Congress of the Myopain Society.
He is the author of over 30 peer reviewed articles, reviews, book chapters and consensus statements. He reviews articles for over a dozen medical journals. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain. He is co-editor of the books Tension-Type and Cervicogenic Headache: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management and Clinical Mastery in the Treatment of Myofascial Pain (see Books). He has been teaching courses and seminars worldwide in the field of neuromuscular and myofascial pain for many years. He founded the Focus on Pain series of neuromuscular and myofascial pain conferences in 1990. His interests lie in the area of Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia, and in the related issues of chronic headache, low back pain, and pelvic region pain, in addition to practicing neurological medicine. He is particularly concerned with the problem of persistent or chronic pain, and why some persons do not recover as expected. Dr. Gerwin is the Medical Director of Pain and Rehabilitation Medicine in Bethesda, MD and is an associate professor in the Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Jim Meadows, BScPT, MCPA, FCAMT
Internationally renowned author, lecturer, teacher and clinician of orthopedic physical therapy, Jim Meadows is instructing the first of a year-long series of courses being offered at Physical Therapy First.
Jim Meadows is the past Chair of the Orthopedic Subspecialty Council and a past member of the Executive Committee for the Physical Therapy Specialty Council. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual Therapy and Vice President of Curriculum for the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT).
Jim Meadows has lectured extensively in Canada and the USA to National and International Conferences and Symposia including the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (CAMT), the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy, the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manipulative Therapy (NAIOMT) and the International Federation of Manipulative Therapy. He has also presented to numerous provincial and state organizations, hospitals and medical groups on various aspects of orthopedic manual therapy. He has contributed chapters in various texts on manual therapy and articles to a number of journals. "Differential Diagnosis for the Orthopedic Therapist" is one of Jim Meadows most popular publications among clinicians and it is available online through Amazon.com.
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Have you always wanted to achieve advanced certification but travel or time away from work and home prevented you from pursuing your career goal? Well, Jim Meadows of Swodeam Consulting and Physical Therapy First are sponsoring an Advanced Manual Therapy Certification Program in Baltimore. In as little as 12 months, you can achieve manual therapy certification without the expensive travel cost associated with other mechanisms of certification. Click here for more information on the Maryland Manual Therapy Certification Program at PTF. Click here to apply for the full certification program or to take individual courses.
Seminar: Evaluation and Treatment of the Patient with Orthopedic Dysfunction Post Surgery
Presenters: John Flood, DO, FAOAO, FACOS; Roy Bechtel, PT, PhD; and Scott Benjamin, PT, DScPT