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    Physical Therapists Earn Certification in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy

    At Select Physical Therapy and NovaCare Rehabilitation, we are dedicated to our employees’ careers and offer a variety of learning opportunities for continuous improvement and professional growth. We are pleased to announce that 52 of our local physical therapists from Florida, Texas, Kansas City and Wichita successfully passed Select Medical’s examination to become certified in orthopaedic manual therapy (COMT).

    This internal program has been developed by a team of Fellows of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists and is designed to incorporate principles of evidence-based medicine, adult learning theory and rigorous skill training. Certification is awarded for demonstrating exceptional proficiency in advanced clinical orthopaedic assessment and treatment techniques and musculoskeletal pathology.

    Florida – 1-year program focusing on upper extremity

    • Amy Von Edwins, ORT/L, COMT UE
    • Andy Tran, P.T., DPT, COMT UE
    • Angela Conley, P.T., CHT, COMT UE
    • Cheryl Ferguson, M.S., ORT/L, COMT UE
    • Chemaine Crane, MOTR/L, P.T., DPT, CHT, COMT UE
    • Deane Spivak, OTR/L, CHT, COMT UE
    • Doreen Torres Gray, M.A., OTR/L, CHT, COMT UE
    • Ellen McCann, OTR/L, CHT, COMT UE
    • Emily Lucius, MHS, OTR/L, CHT, COMT UE
    • Julie Hobbs, P.T., DPT, CHT, COMT UE
    • Kim Bowdren, O.T., CHT, COMT UE
    • Laura Conway, OTR/L, CHT, COMT, UE
    • Lauren Lancaster, O.T., CHT, COMT UE
    • Amy Eriksson, O.T., COMT UE

    Texas – 2-year program

    • Matt Bennett, P.T., DPT, COMT
    • Mary Cowart, P.T., DPT, COMT
    • Melissa LaMond, P.T., DPT, COMT
    • Paige Latino, P.T., DPT, COMT
    • Aristotle Manda, P.T., COMT
    • Melanie Miller, P.T., MSPT, COMT
    • Max Mora, P.T., DPT, COMT
    • Larissa Mosley, P.T., MSPT, COMT
    • Dominique Ochoa, P.T, DPT, COMT
    • Erin Otto, P.T., DPT, COMT
    • Jyosna Philip, P.T., DPT, COMT
    • Lena Pluta, P.T., DPT, COMT
    • Megan Storm, P.T., DPT, COMT
    • Chester Tsai, P.T., DPT, OCS, COMT
    • Cynthia Mack, P.T., MPT, OCS, COMT
    • Whitney Welsch, P.T., DPT, OCS, SCS, COMT, ITPT
    • Elizabeth Kenska, P.T, DPT, COMT, CDN

    Kansas City, MO – 2-year program

    • Adam Laws, DPT, COMT
    • Amy Say, MPT, COMT
    • Michael Holmes, DPT, COMT
    • Annie McLeod, DPT, COMT
    • Beth Kinser, DPT, COMT
    • Brittany Tibbs, DPT, COMT
    • Brooke Baber, DPT, COMT
    • Corey Robinette, DPT, COMT
    • Jana Shewmaker, DPT, COMT
    • Jennifer McLaughlin, DPT, OCS, COMT
    • Katie Sobbe, DPT, OCS, COMT, ATC
    • Kelsey Leimkuehler, DPT, COMT

    Wichita, KS – 2-year program

    • Lynn Price, P.T, MPT, COMT
    • Courtney DeJong, DPT, COMT
    • Melissa Williams, P.T., COMT
    • Nicholas Gerlach, P.T., DPT, COMT
    • Patty Yoon, COMT, MPT
    • Sarah Wigger, P.T., DPT, COMT
    • Andrew Clifford, DPT, COMT

    Congratulations to all of our team members on this great achievement and all of their hard work and dedication!

    Select Physical Therapy and NovaCare Rehabilitation are part of the Select Medical Outpatient Division family of brands.