KEYNOTE SPEAKERS - 2011
Dr. Shirley Sahrmann
Topic: The Hip As A Factor In Low Back Pain
Intensive Track Topic: The Examination For Movement System Syndromes Of The Lumbar Spine
Dr. Sahrmann is Professor of Physical Therapy/ Neurology/ Cell Biology and Physiology at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri. She received her bachelors degree in Physical Therapy, masters and doctorate degrees in Neurobiology from Washington University. She is a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association and is a recipient of the Association's Marion Williams Research Award, the Lucy Blair Service Award, and the Kendall Practice award, the Inaugral John H.P. Maley Lecture and Mary McMillan Lecture awards. Dr. Sahrmann has also received Washington University's Distinguished Faculty Award, the School of Medicine’s Inaugral Distinguished Clinician Award and an honorary doctorate from the University of Indianapolis. She has also received the Bowling-Erhard Orthopedic Clinical Practice Award from the Orthopaedic Section of the APTA. She has served on the APTA Board of Directors and as president of the Missouri Chapter.
In addition to her numerous national and international presentations, Dr. Sahrmann has been a keynote speaker at the World Confederation of Physical Therapy, and at the Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and Danish national congresses.
Dr. Sahrmann's research interests are in development and validation of classification schemes for movement impairment syndromes as well as in exercise based interventions for these syndromes. Her book, Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes describes the syndromes and methods of treatment. She maintains an active clinical practice specializing in patients with musculoskeletal pain syndromes.
Topic: Anatomy Trains And Myofascial Fitness
Intensive Track Topic: Preparatory Countermoves And Proximal Initiation With Distal Delay: Applying The Anatomy Trains Concept To Body Acceleration
Thomas Myers studied directly with Drs. Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Buckminster Fuller. He has also studied less extensively with movement teachers Judith Aston, Emilie Conrad, and in the martial arts. His work is influenced by cranial, visceral, and intrinsic movement studies he made with European schools of osteopathy.
An inveterate traveler, Tom has practiced integrative manual therapy for over 30 years in a variety of clinical and cultural settings, including 10 years in London, and traveling practices in Hamburg, Rome, Nairobi, and Sydney, as well as a dozen locales in the US. He is a member of the International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI).
Author of Anatomy Trains(Elsevier 2001) and a set of supporting videos, Tom has also penned over 60 articles for trade magazines and journals on anatomy, soft tissue manipulation, and the social scourge of somatic alienation and loss of reliance on kinesthetic intelligence.
A certified Touch-in-Parenting instructor, Tom retains a strong interest in peri-natal issues relating to movement.
Living on the coast of Maine, Tom directs Kinesis, which conducts professional certification and continuing education courses worldwide.
Dr. Clare Frank
Topic: Muscle Balance and Dynamic Stability
Intensive Track Topic: Muscle Balance In Performance Training
Dr Frank was born and raised in Malaysia where she found her passion in sports. She started competing at the age of 10 and went on to win several state and national competitions in badminton. Shortly after representing Malaysia in the International Women’s Uber Cup Championships, she left for the United States to pursue her education as a physiotherapist. While at Northern Illinois University, she earned All American honors and the distinguished Broderick Award in Badminton. Her experience in competitive, elite sports and training has set the backdrop for her keen interest in the neuromuscular system and its relationship with musculoskeletal pain syndromes and dysfunction.
Dr. Frank received her physical therapy degree from Northern Illinois University. She completed the Kaiser Permanente Orthopedic Residency program in 1993 while working on her Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy & Biokinesiology at University of Southern California. She then went on to receive her post-professional doctorate degree from Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California in 2003. She is a board certified specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS) and a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT).
Her clinical career has been greatly influenced by Shirley Sahrmann PT, PhD, and the Prague School of Manual Medicine faculty, namely, the late Vladimir Janda MD, Karel Lewit MD, and Pavel Kolar PT, PhD. Dr. Frank practices at a private clinic in Los Angeles, California. She has been instrumental in setting up the Movement Science Fellowship at Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles and is one of the primary clinical instructors for the program. She is also a certified instructor for Bands, Balls & Balance, Janda's Approach to Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes and Kolar's Approach to Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization. Dr Frank also serves as an adjunct lecturer at Western University of Health Sciences and Azusa Pacific University. She has presented at both state and national conferences and has recently published a book on "Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalancels: The Janda Approach" . She currently teaches in the U.S. and internationally.
Topic: Trying To Define The Core
Lead Physical Therapist for United States Marine Corps Special Operations Command, Former Strength and Conditioning Coach and Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Philadelphia 76ers.
Dr. Charlie Weingroff DPT, ATC, CSCS is currently the Lead Physical Therapist for United States Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC) @ Camp Lejeune, NC as well as the Director of Clinical Education for Vibraflex Whole-Body Vibration and Andante Medical LP. Prior to returning to his home state of New Jersey in the Fall of 2006, Charlie was the Strength & Conditioning Coach and Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA. Among the highlights of his tenure in Philadelphia was being part of the medical staff that ranked 1st in the NBA in Player Games Missed in the 2005-06 season. With MARSOC, Charlie currently has a leadership role in both training and rehab programming.
Through rehabbing patients, Charlie subscribes to a movement-based approach popularized by the works of Dr. Vladimir Janda, Stuart McGill, Shirley Sahrmann, Pavel Kolar, and Gray Cook. In training athletes and clients, Charlie champions the principles of the Functional Movement Screen, Selective Functional Movement Asessment, and sound evidence-based training principles.
Aside from working with patients, athletes, and clients, Charlie is also under the bar himself. In 2007, he achieved AAPF Elite status at a body weight of 206 pounds with a total of 1915 pounds. His best powerlifting competition total is 800 squat, 510 bench press, and 605 dead lift.
Topic: Contemporary Concepts In Modern Manual Medicine
Peter Viteritti is a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians who maintains private practices in two multidisciplinary centers. As a sports chiropractic consultant to several collegiate athletic programs, he integrates patient centered, functional examinations and advanced manual procedures with traditional medical care.
He has been privileged to serve on the sports medicine staff at various national and international sporting events. In addition, he instructed on the post-graduate faculty of five chiropractic colleges throughout the country and has been a featured speaker at both national and international sports medicine symposiums.