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Contributors

Selena Horner, PT
Love life... Love living... Love helping people get back to living their lives!

Honored to have been tagged by colleagues as the Straight Talk Express of the PT World on Twitter 

Options for health care can be overwhelming. Sometimes sharing knowledge online helps improve the ability to make decisions.  When it comes to physical therapy, I appreciate the opportunity to connect with you on topics especially important for older adults and injuries to the muscles and bones.

Four years ago I began a sport journey - triathlons! I have learned so much about myself and even about the issues many of you face! It takes work to change a lifestyle... everyone has an opinion on something so how do you know who is providing the best opinion... one needs to be ready to commit to change... our attitudes matter...it's important to control fear and set realistic expectations... I could go on with more, but I think you get the point.

If you'd like to more about me:  http://www.linkedin.com/pub/selena-horner/6/708/462






Dr. Ben Fung
Dr. Ben Fung, PT, DPT is a licensed Physical Therapist in the state of California who earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree with honors.  Dr. Fung’s thesis on kettlebell exercise was presented and published by the American College of Sports Medicine in 2010.  In addition to lecturing at national health conferences on the science of kettlebell exercise, Dr. Fung founded “Kettlebell and Physiokinetic Fitness” which went on to become a San Diego 2011 Best Alternative Exercise Studio Finalist, and, established Kettlebell Therapy™ as a gateway to network with clients, patients, and enthusiasts.  His advocacy for health and wellness continues to garnish increasing attention from social and news media.  Dr. Fung’s philosophy of practice centers upon a compassionate understanding of the human experience.

Dr. Fung currently serves at Sharp Memorial Hospital as the Primary Spine Physical Therapist for Acute Care, the Chief Instructor for “Kettlebell and Physiokinetic Fitness”, a consultant for Sharp Best Health, and, provides private services through Kettlebell Therapy™.

For more information, please follow Dr. Ben Fung on Facebook or Twitter at:

Dan Quirk, SPT, CSCS
Hi, my name is Dan Quirk, a third year physical therapy student at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.  After my final clinical affiliation this summer in California, I will finally be entering the working world as a PT.  Currently my interests have a wide scope from orthopedic/sports related PT to geriatric PT.  Also, I recently became a certified strength and conditioning coach with aspirations to blend athletic performance/general wellness training with physical therapy to ensure quality care throughout the continuum.  Personal interests of mine include fitness and nutrition as well as keeping my “athletic career” alive as long as possible by performing as a weekend warrior on the softball field and basketball court. 

Jesse Awenus B.A Hons (kin), MSc.PT
Your friendly neighborhood Registered Physiotherapist  
I graduated with my Master's in Physical Therapy from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario (Canada). I have been in private practice for 2 years now and have a strong interest in manual therapy, golf specific rehab, and the regional interdependence models of care. I am an active guy who works out 4-5 x week and play baskeball and volleyball in my spare time. I am currently pursing my advanced diploma in manual and manipulative physiotherpay from the orthopaedic divion of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. The therapists that have really inspired me include Mike Reinold, Grey Cook, Erson Religioso, and David Butler. Other key people I learn from include Eric Cressey, Mike Roberston, Professor Stuart McGill, and Dr. Craig Liebenson.

I love my job and enjoy teaching others how to stay healthy and pain free. I write a free blog at www.jessephysio.wordpress.com that addresses some of the more popular questions I get asked in my daily life as a physiotherapist. Education is power and knowing how to take care of the best gift you have and will ever be given (your body) is a key to getting the most out of life!


Dr. Thomas Perreault
Dr. Thomas Perreault is a Physical Therapist working in the area of Charlotte, North Carolina at Cleveland Physical Therapy Associates (CPTA). In 2008 he graduated with a Doctorate Degree from Franklin Pierce University and has since been working in Orthopedics while diligently seeking higher training and education. He has completed a one year Clinical Fellowship in the Norwegian Approach with Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (IOMT) in Burlington, MA. Recently he has achieved Certification in Spinal Manipulative Therapy with The American Academy of Manipulative Therapy, Certification in The Functional Movement Screen and training in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment with Functional Movement Systems. 

Dr. Perreault
 is currently pursuing the title of OSTEOPRACTOR which involves post graduate training in Spinal Manipulative Therapy, and Dry Needling through the Spinal Manipulation Institute. His personal interests are in nutrition and exercise for health and rehabiliation.




Dr. Alison Cupini

Alison, the voice behind Berryhappybodies, has been in the health, fitness and wellness industry since she was in her late teens. She started as a Personal Trainer, and later became a Massage Therapist/Holistic Health Practitioner over a decade ago. Most recently she decided to go back to school for her Doctorate in Physical Therapy to pursue her passion for helping people prevent injuries, and gain more knowledge about how the body can recover if they occur.
Combining all her passions she started Berry Happy Bodies in 2011, to help others learn more about the healthy living, the body, as well as preventative and wellness tips.
In her free time you can find her at a yoga studio, running or hiking a trail, falling off a surfboard, or following her talented husband snowboarding down a mountain.
You can follow Berryhappybodies on FB, or on twitter @Berryhappybod

Dr. Shaun Vollmer

Shaun graduated from the University at Buffalo in 2009 with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy.  He also achieved his Bachelors degree in Exercise Science from the University at Buffalo in 2006.  Shaun is currently pursuing certification as a certified orthopedic manual therapist.  He has strong interests in manual therapy and functional exercise.  He also enjoys running and is interested in the treatment of running injury and sports rehabilitation.  Shaun has been working in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy practice in the Buffalo area since 2009. 

I am excited to share knowledge and passion for health and fitness.  It is of utmost importance to be in control of your health and body and to make knowledgeable decisions.  "Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits." - Thomas Jefferson. 




Nelson Adrian S.
My name is Nelson Adrian S., Physical Therapist from Chile (South America). I'm a specialist and Master in Manipulative Manual Therapy (2010), Diplomate in Orthopedic Manual Therapy (Level I & II, 2008) and Diplomate in Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal Manual Therapy (2011). Also, Diplomate in Treatment of Pain (IASP Certified, 2010). Recently, got my Master in Education. My interest is in Manual Therapy, specifically Manipulative treatment of Soft Tissue.
I'm certified in many therapy techniques of my interest:  K-Taping Therapist (2008), Certified Kinesiotape Instructor (2009), Certified FAKTR-PM Provider, Certified IASTM/SASTM Provider and Certified in Spidertech Kinesiology Tape (2012).
I'm dedicated to dictate Kinesiotape courses in Latin America and hopefully soon make IASTM / The EDGE courses. 

I spend my days as a mid-time professor for Functional Anatomy, Biomechanics and Kinesiology Techniques at the Physical Therapy career in 2 Universities. The other half of the day working at private practice.
To know more about me and my work: http://www.academia-ttk.cl/ - https://www.facebook.com/kinesiotape
--- Knowledge Is Power...---

Julie Wiebe, BSc, MPT




Julie Wiebe, BSc, MPT has over fifteen years of clinical experience in both Sports Medicine and Women’s Health. Her passion is to revolutionize way women recover from injuries and return to high levels of fitness and their chosen sport . She pursues this through innovative education, rehabilitation, and return to fitness programs that promote diaphragm and pelvic floor integration into core strengthening and manual therapy programs. Julie has been an invited guest speaker at clinics, academic institutions, hospitals, and professional organizations. She shares her evidence-based approach with other rehabilitation and fitness professionals through continuing education programs across the US and Canada. Her diaphragm/pelvic floor integration approach has been successfully incorporated by practitioners into a variety of patient populations including sports medicine, orthopedics, women’s health, pediatrics and adult neuro. (www.juliewiebept.com

When not trying to change the world one pelvic floor at a time, Julie is happy to focus on her other passions: being mom to the Z’s (Zoe and Zack), and wife to David. 

Follow it all on twitter @interiorfitness. Join the conversation with Julie on Facebook. Get your questions answered by Julie and find more content on Youtube.

Contact Julie at julie@juliewiebpt.com

Matt DeBole

Matt DeBole is a DPT student at the University of Pittsburgh (Class of 2014) and serves as Class President and Student Representative for the Southwest District of the PPTA. Since becoming more involved in physical therapy advocacy, he's learned a few lessons on the importance of communication. By creating http://PittPhysicalTherapy.com, Matt communicates weekly with his classmates via 'The Monday Memo' as well as keeps prospective students informed on the application process. With passion and energy, Matt hopes to contribute to Physio Answers by providing a student's perspective on some of the trending topics in physical therapy. 

Dr. Don Reagan

Head Performance Coach and Doctor of Physical Therapy at the Orthopedic Center of Central Virginia as well as Adjunct Professor of Strength & Conditioning at Liberty University. He integrates rehabilitation and athletic development for the betterment of his clientele using Functional Movement Systems . He is also an ardent student of manual therapy and pain science.  He has over 10 years of experience in the fitness industry, and has competed in strength sports including Olympic Weightlifting and Power Lifting. Check out Don's blog at donreagan.com.









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