2016 Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award: Osteopractic Physical Therapy Clinic in Kentucky

In December, Dr. James Escaloni, DPT, OCS, Dip. Osteopractic, FAAOMPT, senior instructor for the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy, received the 2016 New Business of the Year Award from the Woodford County Chamber of Commerce in Kentucky.

In October 2015, Dr. Escaloni opened a one-man clinic in a small town (i.e. population of just 8,900) that already had 3 other competing physical therapy clinics and several chiropractic offices. This would appear to be a daunting task for any clinician; however, Dr. Escaloni was prepared to come from a completely different perspective and offer a unique specialty and brand of physical therapy to members of the community. Moreover, Dr. Escaloni looked at this as an opportunity to introduce Osteopractic Physical Therapy—an approach to care that specializes in the use of high-velocity low-amplitude thrust spinal manipulation, extremity manipulation, dry needling and instrument-assisted manual therapies—into the community.

Just one year later, Dr. Escaloni’s practice has blossomed and now boasts 3 full-time therapists. The new practice caught the attention of the town in a major way; thus, the Chamber of Commerce honored Dr. Escaloni and his team’s efforts with the 2016 Business of the Year Award. Additionally, Dr. Escaloni was recently featured in the August issue of PT in Motion, where he used his knowledge and skills from Osteopractic Physical Therapy to create a “one-stop shop” for U.S Olympic athletes.

Well done and congratulations to Dr. James Escaloni and his team in Versailles, KY! The American Academy of Manipulative Therapy (AAMT) is very proud to have Dr. Escaloni as senior faculty within the 12-month, APTA-accredited AAMT Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. Dr. James Escaloni, DPT, OCS, Dip. Osteopractic, FAAOMPT, teaches multiple AAMT courses, in the United States and Italy, including: Differential Diagnosis (DD-1), Instrument-Assisted Soft-Tissue Mobilization (IASTM-1), and Extremity Manipulative Therapy (EMT-1).