Instructors

jorde

Eric L. Jorde, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT, Cert. SMT

eric.jorde@gmail.com

Dr. Jorde is an orthopedic Physical Therapist working at the Virginia Center for Spine & Sports Therapy in Midlothian, Virginia. Dr. Jorde earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in 1998. He earned his Master of Physical Therapy degree in 2001 and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2004 from Shenandoah University.

Dr. Jorde’s post graduate certifications include the following: Certification in Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (McKenzie Method) in 2004, Board Certified in Orthopedics (OCS designation) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (2006), APTA Certified Clinical Instructor (2006), Direct Access to Physical Therapy Certification (2008), Certification in Spinal Manipulation by the Spinal Manipulation Institute of the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy (2011).

He is also an adjunct faculty member of the School of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training at Old Dominion University and taught courses regarding spinal manipulation and Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. Eric has also taught as a guest lecturer at Radford University Program in Physical Therapy regarding cervical spine Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy.


siyufy

Alex Siyufy DPT, ATC, SCS, Cert. MDT, Cert. DN, CPAM

asiyufy@gmail.com

Dr. Siyufy is a licensed Physical Therapist and Certified Athletic Trainer. Dr. Siyufy is currently a full­-time Assistant Professor with the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Radford University located in Roanoke, VA. He is a board-certified Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS), certified in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (Cert. MDT) and holds a certification in Dry Needling (Cert. DN) from the Spinal Manipulation Institute. Dr. Siyufy also holds a certification in Physical Agent Modalities (CPAM) from the Physical Agent Modalities Practitioner Credentialing Agency. As a clinician, Dr. Siyufy previously directed an Outpatient Physical Therapy clinic and served as adjunct faculty for the Old Dominion University (ODU) DPT and Master’s in Athletic Training programs. Dr. Siyufy has an active research agenda and is currently involved in several studies in the area of manual therapy, specifically Dry Needling, Instrument Assisted Soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) and spinal manipulative therapy.


harper

Brent Harper, PT, DPT, DSc, PhD, OCS, CSCS, Cert.MDT, Cert. DN, FAAOMPT

ptmi@aol.com

Dr. Harper is a licensed Physical Therapist and is presently employed as an Assistant Professor at Radford University. He has been in practice since 1997, specializing in orthopedics and sports medicine. He has an eclectic and extensive training background in orthopaedics and manual therapy, which includes direct training under Ola Gimsby, Erl Pettman, and Joe Godges. Dr. Harper has been trained in various soft tissue procedures for the treatment of pain and dysfunction in regards to myofascial pain syndromes. He has completed extensive training in the Fascial Manipulation® method.   Dr. Harper is a full Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists. He achieved Board Certification in Orthopedics in 2003 and Re­Certification in 2012 from the American Physical Therapy Association.


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Harrison N. Vaughan, PT, DPT, OCS, Dip. Osteopractic, FAAOMPT

harrisonvaughanpt@gmail.com

Dr. Vaughan is a physical therapist practicing at In Touch Therapy in South Hill, Virginia. Dr. Vaughan is a graduate of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Old Dominion University. He is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and Fellowship trained in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy from the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy.  He has advanced certifications in spinal manipulative therapy (Cert. SMT), Dry Needling (Cert. DN) and a Diploma in Osteopractic (Dip. Osteopractic), all from the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy.

His clinical interests include the operation of manipulation and dry needling for musculoskeletal conditions of the spine and extremities. He is a Certified Clinical Instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association and currently the clinical coordinator for an advanced clinical internship in manual therapy at In Touch Therapy.

He is actively involved in blogging on current concepts and latest research in the field of physical therapy on the award winning

site at http://www.intouchpt.wordpress.com. You can follow him through emails or even more consistently at twitter handle:

@intouchpt