Collaborating to Move Physical Therapy
Private Practice Beyond Tradition

Michael D. Kane, MPT, MOMT, FAFS  

Owner & President, Pro-Motion Physical Therapy

Michael’s professional credentials include Licensure in Physical Therapy (WA), Masters Degree in Orthopedic Manual Therapy, and Fellow in Applied Functional Science (Gray Institute). His professional career spans over 20 years and includes business ownership, clinical practice, and teaching. He is the Founder and President of Pro-Motion Physical Therapy, and The Center for Functional Fitness. He teaches the nationally acclaimed Orthotic Reaction Seminar Series – The Art and Science of Locomotor Biomechanics and Foot Orthoses. Michael is a part time instructor at the University of Puget Sound’s School of Physical Therapy. His professional interests lie in organizing, understanding, and mastering the marriage of movement science and manual therapy in the private physical therapy practice setting.

Matthew VanderKooi, PT, MS, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT, FAFS  

Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education, New Life Physical Therapy

Matt’s professional credentials include Licensure in Physical Therapy (WI), Board Certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (APTA), Certification in Orthopedic Manipulative Therapy( North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy), Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, and Fellow in Applied Functional Science (Gray Institute). His professional career spans nearly 2 decades and includes clinical, management, consulting, mentoring, and ownership roles. He consults extensively with industrial clients representing over 2000 employees, and lectures frequently for university physical therapy programs, physical medicine and rehabilitation residencies, and professional association meetings. His professional interests lie in leadership, innovation, and practice excellence. He is Founder and President of New Life …Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, and Employee Health.

Bob Wiersma, PT, CPE, CHFEP, FAFS  

Owner & President, Performance Builders

Bob’s professional credentials include Licensure in Physical Therapy (Michigan), Board Certifications in Ergonomics (Board for Certification in Professional Ergonomics), Board Certification as Human Factors Engineering Professional (Oxford Research Institute), and Fellow in Applied Functional Science (Gray Institute). His professional career spans over 3 decades and includes clinical, management, executive (a USA Top 10 PT Practice), consulting, mentoring, lecturer, ownership, and board roles with for-profit and nonprofit national and international organizations. His professional interests lie at the intersection of leadership, entrepreneurism, innovation, and performance in the business of health. He is Founder and President of Performance Builders, LLC …Business & technical advisors to companies and professionals with physical therapy, ergonomic, health, & fitness interests; and is Managing Partner of InVisage, Llc.

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