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An Exercise In Professional Development

by | July 20, 2019 | From Our Newsletter, Our Stories

A selfie of Tim, Angie and Michael on a plane.

By Angie Blaikie, MPT

In early June Michael, Tim and I attended the International Kaltenborn-Evjenth (KE) Manual Therapy Conference at Oakland University in Auburn Hills, MI. 60 physical therapists from 11 different countries attended the conference, which centered around the advancement of the KE evaluation and treatment concepts Freddy Kaltenborn and Olaf Evjenth developed in Norway. Michael completed his manual therapy residency program there in 1980. Either Freddy or Olaf visited Folsom for 27 years straight to continue mentoring Tim and Michael in advanced patient care skills. 

Since their retirements in 2014, Tim has been an active part of the KE board, working with therapists around the world to carry on their important work. He has also worked tirelessly on the development of the curriculum that we use in the FPT Education Division as we strive to enhance the quality of patient care clinicians provide throughout the USA. His work is being considered for incorporation as part of the KE system internationally. The conference consisted of 4 days of exciting manual physical therapy content, with the final talk given by our very own Tim McGonigle, giving physical therapists from around the world a taste of how we exercise patients (and ourselves) here at Folsom Physical Therapy!

A group photo of physical therapists, including Tim, Angie, and Michael, at a KEOMT conference.
Tim McGonigle, Angie Blaikie and Michael Moore pictured with other FPT affiliated attendees of the Kaltenborn-Evjenth Manual Therapy Conference.

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