Eric Furto, PT, DPT, MTC, FAAOMPT  (S1 Instructor)

"It is well documented that over 70 percent of the American population will experience lumbar or cervical pain severe enough to miss a day of work or a social activity at some time in their life.  Spinal conditions are real, everyday occurrences that severely impact a patient’s ability to function and contribute to society – both socially and economically.  If these concerns are not addressed, chronic spinal conditions can develop and can impact an individual not only physically – but psychologically, socially, and emotionally as well.

Literature also suggests that best clinical practice for a patient with spinal pain is treating the patient as a whole – addressing the physical impairment, but also assisting with secondary impairments/factors that can develop.  The Manual Therapy Certification with the University of St. Augustine will prepare the clinician to think critically about the manifestation of the patient’s impairments and pain pathways and to be able to reason a treatment approach that best suits each patient, which is best achieved with a thorough and structured examination process - one which sets the University of St. Augustine’s Manual Therapy Certification apart from the competition."

Jennifer Hobson, PT, DPT, MTC, CFC ( CF2 & CF3 Instructor)

“Working with cranio-facial rehabilitation expert Mariano Rocabado, PT, DPT, MTC, CFC in his clinic in Santiago, Chile every January since 2004 has really been beneficial to my understanding of the head and neck.  Now that I am able to teach his work through the University of St. Augustine to other PTs in the states, I can spread this hands-on knowledge to others that are interested in specializing in CF treatments. 

With the abundance of dental offices across the country, it is possible to create a cranio-facial TMD specialty that you are known for in your area which can give you autonomy in practice.  The Cranio- Facial Certification has impacted my professional life and has been a stepping stone for my professional growth.

I highly recommend the cranio facial seminar series through certification for anyone interested in treating this population of patients.”

Mark Strickland, PT, OCS, MTC, Cert MDT, CFC, CCTT, CODN (CF2, CF3, CF4 and CFC Instructor)

“This cranio facial series was founded on the genius of Mariano Rocabado, PT, DPT whom I first met in 1985 and whom Stanley Paris, PT, PhD recognized many years ago as the penultimate authority in Craniofacial rehabilitation in the world for the past 30 years.  We have taken Dr. Rocabado’s process and produced a first in class scholarly program to prepare any physical therapist interested in the pursuit of a recognized certification process in Craniomandibular Disorders in a four, two-day weekend format combined with S1 and S3 seminar offerings.

I'm very proud to help carry the legacy of Professor Rocabado's gift to the world and future for the treatment of orofacial pain.”


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