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Therapeutic Exercise - PNF for the Orthopedic Patient

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

1 Day Course for Physical Therapists

Michael J Moore PT, Founding Fellow AAOMPT

Michael J Moore PT, Founding Fellow AAOMPT

Pablo Ruiz PT

Pablo Ruiz PT



Tim McGonigle PT FAAOMPT

Tim McGonigle PT FAAOMPT

Taught by: 

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


Tim McGonigle, PT FAAOMPT

Pablo Ruiz PT

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

Dates: Saturday February 23rd 8:30 am to 5 pm, Sunday February 24th 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Student Discounts available email for details

Price: $595

CEU: 17.75 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 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 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.

Tim McGonigle

Tim McGonigle, P.T. is one of the second -generation manual therapists in the USA.  He graduated Magna Cum Laude from CSU Fresno’s Physical Therapy Program in 1980. After taking the Folsom Physical Therapy’s Long-Term OMT course in 1982, he completed his Orthopedic Manual Therapy residency through the Kaiser Hayword Orthopedic Residency Program in 1983.  His direct instructors include the first generation OMT practitioners in the USA, including Michael J. Moore, P.T., Dennis Morgan, P.T, D.C. and Eileen Vollowitz, P.T. who studied directly under Kaltenborn and Evjenth; and Barbera Stevens, P.T., Peter Edgelow, P.T. and Linda Van Hoesen, P.T. who studied directly under Geoff Maitland, GDT.

Since graduation from the Kaiser Hayward program, Tim has been a partner with Michael J. Moore in Folsom Physical Therapy’s clinical practice and OMT education system.  He had annual contact with either Freddy Kaltenborn or Olaf Evjenth, consisting of personal instruction, patient evaluations and treatments, and assisting on courses that they conducted in the USA between 1983 and 2007.

Tim was elected to the board of directors charged with the task of carrying the K-E OMT System forward as Kaltenborn and Evjenth announced their retirements at the K-E International Teachers Meeting in Gran Canaria Island, Spain in January 2014.

Tim has presented at American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections and American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists meetings. He has also presented at medical conferences through his Volunteer Clinical Faculty position with the UC Davis School of Medicine Department of Pain Management.

Tim was part of the first wave of fellows inducted into the AAOMPT in 1996. His fellowship number is 0063. Tim has 30+ years of full time clinical practice and teaching post-graduate OMT continuing education courses through Folsom Physical Therapy.

Pablo Ruiz

Pablo Ruiz, P.T. received his undergraduate degree from The University of Connecticut in 1982. From 1986- 1989 Pablo relocated from Arizona to California to participate in and graduate from Folsom Physical Therapy’s Long term study in the Kaltenborn-Evjenth Nordic system of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Pablo was an adjunct professor at Grand Canyon University from 1992-2001 teaching students a pre-physical therapy course titled, Introduction to Physical Therapy. Pablo has been practicing orthopedic manual therapy for 35 years and is currently practicing in Goodyear, AZ at his private practice, White Tanks Physical Therapy and Orthopedic Rehabilitation, LLC. He has been assisting the faculty at Phoenix Manual Therapy since 2016 with the short courses and long term study curriculums.