2021 AAMT Research, Instructor and Osteopractic Clinic of the Year Awards

The 2021 Osteopractic Clinic of the Year Award was given to the following 5 Osteopractic clinic owners:

  • Dr. Gregory Shea, DPT, Dip. Osteopractic
    Precision Osteopractic Physical Therapy
    Lebanon, NH`
  • Dr. Matthew Sigler, DPT, FAAOMPT, Dip. Osteopractic
    Freedom Osteopractic Physical Therapy
    Cincinnati, OH
  • Dr. David Waite, DPT, FAAOMPT, Dip. Osteopractic
    Anatomy Optimized Osteopractic PT & Wellness
    Phoenix, AZ
  • Dr. Reine Nola, DPT, FAAOMPT, Dip. Osteopractic
    Osteopractic Physical Therapy of Wichita
    Wichita, KS
  • Dr. Logan Distefano, DPT, FAAOMPT, Dip. Osteopractic
    Dynamic Osteopractic Physical Therapy
    Little Rock, AR

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The 2021 AAMT Instructor of the Year Award was given to the following AAMT senior faculty members:


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

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The 2021 AAMT Osteopractic Physical Therapist of the Year Award was given to:

  • Dr. Patrick Gorby, DPT, FAAOMPT, Dip. Osteopractic
    Gorby Osteopractic Physical Therapy
    Phoenix, AZ

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The 2021 AAMT Distinguished Osteopractic Graduate of the Year Award was given to:

  • Dr. Kristina Koroyan, DPT, FAAOMPT, Dip. Osteopractic
  • In recognition of Dr. Koroyan’s leadership with the 2021 Medical Mission to Armenia

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The 2021 AAMT Fellowship Most Inspiring Graduate Award was given to:

  • Dr. Lin-Kai Wang, DPT, ATC, Dip. Osteopractic

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In December of 2021, at the 8th Annual Osteopractic Graduation Ceremony in Atlanta GA, AAMT awarded the Diploma in Osteopractic to 54 Physical Therapists from Arizona, California, Georgia, Florida, New York, Texas and many of the states in between!  Well done to all!

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In 2021, AAMT Faculty & Fellows published two randomized multi-center clinical trials and 2 case studies in the following internationally recognized journals: The Spine Journal, JOSPT, 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, 2021)

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, 2021)

3. Physical Therapy Treatment of a Pediatric Patient with Symptoms Consistent with a Spinal Cord Injury Without Radiographic Abnormality: a Retrospective Case Report (Butts R, Legaspi O, Nocera-Mekel A, Dunning J, 2021)

4. Dry Needling Strategies for Musculoskeletal Conditions: Do the Number of Needles and Needle Retention Time Matter? A Literature Review (Butts R, Dunning J, Serafino C, 2021)

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The MOST DOWNLOADED Letter-to-the-Editor in 2021:

Response to the Letter-to-the-JOSPT-Editor: Clinical Equipoise and Declaration of Competing Interests (Dunning J, Butts R, Young I, 2021)

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In 2022, the AAMT faculty will be teaching over 220 courses throughout the USA and also in Italy, Greece, and Cyprus. These are exciting times for all Osteopractors!

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