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Therapeutic Exercise - PNF for the Orthopedic Patient

  • AT Still University 8350 East Still Circle Mesa, AZ, 85206 United States (map)

Special 2 Day Course for Physical Therapists

 Michael J Moore PT, Founding Fellow AAOMPT

Michael J Moore PT, Founding Fellow AAOMPT



Taught by: 

Michael J Moore, PT, Founding Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists


Location: AT Still University, 5850 E. Still Circle
Mesa, AZ 85206

Dates: Saturday April 21st 8am to 5pm, Sunday April 22nd 8am to 4pm

Student and Early professional (up to 2 years out of school Discounts available email for details

Price: $595

CEU: 15 contact hours of Approved AZ CEU's

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to bridge the gap from passive intervention to patient active rehabilitation and self management. Using the principles of PNF applied to the Orthopedic patient you will gain skill in designing truly therapeutic exercise from the early stage of an episode of care to discharge and beyond.

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Day 1 will be taught by Michael Moore and will focus on applying PNF principles and techniques for the patient who is ready to transfer from passive intervention to patient active therapist guided techniques. You will develop skills in leveraging the patients neuromuscular system to give them the ability to change their own symptoms preparing for self directed exercise.


Day 2 will be taught by Tim Fearon and will focus on the transition from Day 1's activities to truly patient directed activities for management of their own symptoms enabling them to drive towards independence


Instructor Bios:

Michael Moore:

Michael J. Moore, PT received his Physical Therapy degree from the University of California, San Francisco. He completed the six-month course in Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center in Vallejo, California. He also completed the two-year Norwegian Level I Mobilization Residency in Norway.

He is a faculty member of the Folsom Physical Therapy Long-term Course and has taught numerous short courses on the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders.

Michael is one of the eight founding fellows of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.

Since 2001, Michael has had an appointment as a volunteer guest lecturer with the University of California at Davis, Division of Pain Medicine. More recently he has been involved with that division as a clinical instructor.

Tim Fearon

Timothy Fearon received his PT degree from The Ohio State University in 1978.  He completed the graduate program in the Musculoskeletal Sequence at Northwestern University in 1985.  He completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Northern Arizona University.

He founded Phoenix Manual Therapy, which initially offered courses, based on the Nordic System of orthopedic manual therapy.  Phoenix Manual Therapy progressed to offering a long-term course frame for study of the Australian clinical reasoning approach to orthopedic manual therapy with integration of Norwegian techniques.  The course has run since 1986 with an interruption for teaching in several fellowship programs.  He earned his Full Fellowship status in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy by the challenge process in 1999; he successfully renewed that status in 2010. 

Dr. Fearon is currently adjunct faculty at A. T. Still University where he teaches manual therapy of the spine and extremities.  He is lead faculty for the University of Montana transitional DPT curriculum He has been a guest instructor for multiple universities across the country.  He is lead faculty for Evidence in Motion manual therapy courses, Clinical Decision Making and the Fellowship Virtual Rounds. He has taught manual therapy courses over the last 20 years, spoken at numerous meetings for the APTA, and multiple state chapters of the association.

Dr. Fearon currently practices in an outpatient private practice specializing in orthopedic manual therapy and spinal rehabilitation where he has been for the last 30 years.