2020 AAMT Research, Instructor and Osteopractic Clinic of the Year Awards

The 2020 Osteopractic Clinic of the Year Award ($2000) was given to the following 3 new Osteopractic Clinic owners:

  • Dr. Matthew Milholen, DPT, FAAOMPT, Dip. Osteopractic
    Arkansas Osteopractic 
    Little Rock, AR
  • Dr. Russell Darrington, DPT, FAAOMPT, Dip. Osteopractic
    Phoenix Osteopractic Physical Therapy
    Rockwall, TX
  • Dr. Geoffrey Daigle, DPT, FAAOMPT, Dip. Osteopractic
    Daigle’s Osteopractic Physical Therapy
    Grand Rapids, MN

The 2020 AAMT Instructor of the Year Award ($2000) was split two ways and given to the following AAMT senior faculty members:

  • Dr. Casey Charlebois, DPT, MSc, FAAOMPT, Dip. Osteopractic
  • Dr. Keith Fandry, DPT, FAAOMPT, Dip. Osteopractic

The 2020 AAMT Osteopractic Physical Therapist of the Year Award was given to:

  • Dr. Noah Zacharko, DPT, MPT, FAAOMPT, Dip. Osteopractic
    Osteopractic Physical Therapy of the Carolinas
    Fort Mill, SC

The 2020 AAMT Distinguished Osteopractic Graduate of the Year Award was given to:

  • Dr. Paul Bliton, DPT, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT, Dip. Osteopractic

The 2020 AAMT Fellowship Most Inspiring Graduate Award was given to:

  • Dr. Patrick Gorby, DPT, Dip. Osteopractic

In December of 2020, at the 7th Annual Osteopractic Graduation Ceremony in Atlanta GA, AAMT awarded the Diploma in Osteopractic to 38 Physical Therapists from Arizona, California, Georgia, Florida, Hawaii, New York, Washington and many of the states in between!  Well done to all!

In 2020, AAMT Faculty & Fellows published two randomized multi-center clinical trials and 2 case studies in the following internationally recognized journals: The Spine Journal, JOSPT, Physiotherapy Theory & Practice, and the Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies.

1. Spinal Manipulation and Perineural Electrical Dry Needling in Patients with Cervicogenic Headache: a Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial (Dunning J, Butts R, Zacharko N, Fandry K, Young I, Wheeler K, Day J, Fernandez-de-las-Penas C, 2020)

2. Spinal Manipulation and Electrical Dry Needling in Patients With Subacromial Pain Syndrome: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial (Dunning J, Butts R, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Walsh S, Goult C, Gillett B, Arias-Buria J, Garcia J, Young I, 2020)

3. Conservative Management in an Elderly Woman with Proximal Humeral Head Fracture and Massive Rotator Cuff Tear who Refused Surgery: a Case Report (Brindisino F, Maselli F, Giovannico G, Dunning J, Mourad F, 2020)

4. Dry Needling as a Novel Intervention for Cervicogenic Somatosensory Tinnitus: a Case Study (Womack A, Butts R, Dunning J, 2020)

In 2021, the AAMT faculty will be teaching over 156 courses throughout the USA and also in Italy, Greece, Poland, Slovenia and Cyprus. These are exciting times for all Osteopractors!

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