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Brian Power

Brian Power , PT, DPT

Physical Therapist
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Doctor of Manual Therapy
Master of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy
Certification in Spinal Manipulative Therapy
Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy (Honors)
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy

Brian is a co-owner and Vice President of MTI Physical Therapy. Brian got his undergraduate degree in Community Health from Western Washington University  in 1984 and in 1988, he graduated from the University of Puget Sound School of Physical Therapy. He then entered a 4-year post-graduate residency program, being examined by the Nordic Group of Specialists in Manual Therapy of Norway. Since that time, Brian has achieved considerable post-graduate education and experience in the specialty of Orthopedic Manual Therapy and Sports Physical Therapy.

He practices this specialty to rehabilitate a variety of extremity and spinal injuries and to work with patients experiencing chronic pain. His clinical experience has also included male pelvic floor dysfunctions, headache/migraine management, TMJ dysfunction and fibromyalgia.

Brian has treated school aged, college, professional and recreational level athletes in a wide variety of sports and provides medical coverage for some of the local events in the Seattle area. He has worked with high school and college teams, professional rugby players and wrestlers (WWE), members of Cirque du Soleil and the Cabiri, a local performance troupe.

As a recreational runner and former road racer, Brian enjoys working with runners to rehabilitate their injuries and providing guidance to keep them running or return to running during and after an injury, as well as proper shoe wear/fitting.

In addition to his clinical practice, he is co-teaching MTI’s Sports Residency Program and is a team physical therapist for the Seattle Rugby Club and the Seattle Seawolves. He has also taught programs in Orthopedic Manual Therapy and Continuing Education courses throughout the US, Scandinavia, Asia and Europe since 1991.

Education:

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy: The Ola Grimsby Institute (2005)
  • Master of Orthopedic Manual Therapy: The Ola Grimsby Institute (1991)
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy: University of Puget Sound (1988)
  • Bachelor of Science in Community Health: Western Washington University (1984)

Credentials:

  • PT – Physical Therapist
  • DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • DMT – Doctor of Manual Therapy
  • Cert SMT – Certification in Spinal Manipulative Therapy
  • Grad Dip Manip (Hons) – Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy (Honors)
  • FAAOMPT – Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy

Certificates/Additional Training:

  • Equivalency of Norwegian Manual Therapy Training
  • Certified in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Certified RockTape Practitioner
  • Certified in Blood Flow Restriction Training
  • Emergency Responder for the Athlete
  • Medic (World Rugby ICIR2)

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT)
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
    • Member – Orthopedic Section of the APTA
  • Physical Therapy Association of Washington (PTWA)
  • Physical Therapy Association of Georgia (PTAG)-past member

Instructorship:

  • Continuing Education Courses: taught over 100 short term courses in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy in over 10 countries
  • Certificate programs in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy: Tampa & Houston
  • Residency programs in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy: Seattle, San Deigo & Fort Lauderdale

Invited Guest Speaker:

  • Tacoma Orthopedic Special Interest Group of the Physical Therapy Association of Washington 1994
  • The Annual Conference of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) 1998.
  • The Annual Conference of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) 2015.

Awards:

  • The “Hallvard” from the Ola Grimsby Institute 2005. Given for excellence-in teaching, sharing of knowledge, skills and self-to facilitate and motivate others as both teachers and students.
  • Ola Grimsby Institute Instructor Award 2011.

Publications:

  • Rivard J, Power B, Hinson B, Olson S. The Efficacy of Spinal Manipulation: A Literature Review. Scientific Physical Therapy 7(3): 1-12, 1997. (non peer review)
  • Power B. Manual Therapy Approach to Knee Ligament Rehabilitation. In Ellenbecker T S. Knee Ligament Rehabilitation. Churchill Livingstone, Philadelphia, 2000.
  • Power B. Knee Rehabilitation. In Rivard J, Grimsby O., Science, Theory and Clinical Application in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy, ed. lulu 2008.

Research:

  • Surface Electromyography Measurements of Peak Torque During a Dynamic Contraction of the Cervical Spine at Different Angles of Pulley Rope Resistance (in process)

Appointments:

  • Board of Directors: The Cabiri Performance Troupe
  • Board of Directors: The Ola Grimsby Institute
  • Board of Instructors: The Ola Grimsby Institute
  • Director of the Board of Examiners: The Ola Grimsby Institute

Volunteer work:

  • Medical Teams International Advantage Program – Les Cayes, Haiti 2012