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In Memoriam

JEANNIE MARIE BERNSTEIN

Jeannie Bernstein was a member of the MTI Physical Therapy family for several years, serving as our Human Resources Manager. Jeannie passed away on November 4, 2013 after a heroic battle with cancer. We were truly blessed to have not only known her, but to have had her serve as a vital part of our company. She transformed MTI on the HR side and helped us to move our company to the next level. We miss her every day.

In her memory, we have renamed the Distinguished Service Award to the Jeannie Bernstein Distinguished Service Award. Jeannie was the first recipient of the Distinguished Service Award in 2012, so we felt it was fitting to keep her memory alive in this way.

 

 

BRAD S. JORDAN, PT, DMT, FAAOMPT (Hon)

Brad left us June 15th, 2015, peacefully in his sleep, after a long and heroic struggle with cancer and various related health issues. Brad was a primary instructor and mentor to MTI’s founding members, as they completed one of the first manual therapy residency programs in the US from 1990-1991. After MTI was formed in 1998, and progressed to offering full time clinical training through the Ola Grimsby Institute for orthopedic residencies and manual therapy fellowships, Brad served as the primary instructor teaching all of our clinicians up until the year of his passing. His skill as a clinician and instructor will forever have an impact on MTI PT clinics and their practitioners.

Brad began his career in physical therapy in 1977 after graduating from the University of Washington School of Medicine, Division of Rehabilitation Medicine in Physical Therapy. Since then he had an illustrious career that included being a Governor’s Appointee to the Health Services Advisory Council for the State of Washington in 1996, serving two terms as Treasurer for the Physical Therapy Association of Washington State, being recognized as the Clinician of the Year for HealthSouth in 2002, and teaching post‐professional courses and programs in manual therapy all over the world. Brad was the CEO, COO and Director of Clinical Education of the Ola Grimsby Institute where he taught residencies, fellowships and continuing education courses for many years. He was also honored with a Doctorate in Manual Therapy from the Ola Grimsby Institute and an Honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. Brad owned, operated and built many physical therapy practices in his almost 40 years of being “in the business,” though perhaps most of all, he will be missed as a master clinician, respected and honored instructor and confidant to many of his thousands of students.

Brad was best known for his clinical knowledge, sense of humor and ability to make anyone feel comfortable in any situation that he was a part of. His boundless energy and enthusiasm, wonderfully wicked sense of humor, and always at‐the‐ready mischievous smile were always a reminder that someone very special was present.
In his memory, we have renamed the Clinician of the Year Award to the Brad S Jordan Award for Clinical Excellence.