We are proud to announce that one of our very own Physical Therapists, Jason Jones, PT, MS, Dip. Osteopractic, Cert. SMT, Cert. DN, at Advance Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation L.L.C., has obtained a Diploma in Osteopractic.
The Diploma in Osteopractic (Dip. Osteopractic) is a relatively new credential, trademarked by the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy and Spinal Manipulation Institute. The term Osteopractor literally translates to “bone practitioner”, and Osteopractors are highly trained in diagnosing and treating most neuro-muscluoskeletal disorders. The diploma is given only to PT’s, MD’s, or DO’s who have completed a rigorous, evidenced-based series of courses including:
- Certification in Spinal Manipulation or Cert. SMT (series of four courses)
- Certification in Dry Needling or Cert. DN (series of two courses)
- Extremity Manipulative Therapy
- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (Graston)
- Differential Diagnosis & Multi-Modal Management of Upper and Lower Extremity and Spine-Related Pain Syndromes.
Manipulation of the spine and/or extremities, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (Graston), and Dry Needling (DN) therapy are proven techniques in facilitating tissue healing, reducing joint dysfunction and minimizing pain. When combined with an effective therapeutic exercise regimen, these treatment interventions are powerful tools in eliminating functional impairments and reducing disability.
An Osteopractor is very distinct from, and should not be confused with, a chiropractor or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), as neither of these are Physical Therapists. The Osteopractor credential distinguishes those physical therapists, MD’s, or DO’s that have achieved a level of highly skilled, hands-on manual therapy techniques post graduate through the Spinal Manipulation Institute.
Jason is one of the first 100 Physical Therapists in the United States to earn this prestigious certification.
If you or your patient is struggling with pain, contact Advance Physical Therapy to schedule an appointment with Jason Jones, PT. MS, Dip. Osteopractic, Cert. SMT, Cert. DN today! To learn more about Advance Physical Therapy, and what our certified expert can do for you, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.