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Michael Moore, PT

Michael Moore, PT founded Folsom Physical Therapy in 1983. In 1981, he began the Folsom Long Term Orthopedic Manual Therapy Course. Michael is one of the eight founding fellows of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) and held the position of secretary on their executive board for six years. Michael has been instrumental in the establishment of the current national physical therapy community and continues to motivate and inspire the next generation of physical therapists with his professional career.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
University of California at San Francisco 

Bachelor of Arts in History and Physical Education
San Francisco State University

Associate of Arts
American River College

Specialized Education

Mobilization Examination Level 1 in Orthopedic Manual Therapy (OMT) Residency 
Norwegian Manual Therapy Section Examination, Oslo, Norway

 Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) Residency 
Kaiser Rehabilitation Center, Vallejo, CA 

Professional Experience

Founding Partner and Owner
Folsom Physical Therapy and Training Center | 1983 – Present

Orthopedic Resident Physical Therapist 
Stovner Fysioterapi A/S in Oslo, Norway | 1979 – 1980

Physical Therapist for Holiday Relief 
Merlin Park Regional Hospital in Galway, Ireland | 1978

Independent Contractor in Physical Therapy
Skjetten Fysioterapi A/S in Skjetten, Norway | Summer 1978

Staff Physical Therapist 
Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center | 1975 – 1977

Teaching Experience

Founder and Instructor 
Folsom Physical Therapy Long Term Program | 1981 – Present

Clinical Lecturer 
University Of California at Davis School of Medicine, Division of Pain Medicine | 2001 – Present

Volunteer Clinical Faculty Member
University of California at Davis School of Medicine, Division of Pain Medicine | once weekly, 2013 – Present 

Presentations
Host

International Seminars in Orthopedic Manual Therapy
Folsom Physical Therapy and Training Center | 1991

Speaker

Cervical and Lumbar Dysfunction
Project Echo teleconference for Primary Care Physicians
Teleconfrence by UC Davis| 2016, 2017, 2018

Therapeutic Exercise for Chronic Pain Patients
Integrative Health for Pain Relief
Maui, Hawaii | 2014

Bladder Control Post RARP
UC Davis Prostate Cancer Support Group
Sacramento, CA | 2009

Rehabilitation Exercises for the Cervical Patient
American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) Annual Conference
Salt Lake City, Utah | 2005

Therapeutic Exercise for the Chronic Pain Patient
To the University of California at Davis School of Medicine Pain Clinic Staff
Sacramento, CA | 2001

Training the Low Back Patient with Sticks and Gym Balls 
American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists (AAOMPT) Annual Conference
Las Vegas, NV | 1995

Soft Tissue and Muscle Stretching in OMT
Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) 
New Orleans, LA | 1994

Motivating the Patient” and “Cervical Manual Therapy
Interdisciplinary Approach to Rehabilitation of Spinal Dysfunction
San Francisco, CA | 1993

Training the Low Back Patient
Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
San Antonio, TX | 1993

Conservative Treatment for the Acute Low Back Patient
Primary Care Doctors/Nurses Conference on the Low Back Injury
Sacramento, CA | 1990

Therapeutic Exercise of the Low Back Injured
American Back Society
San Franciso, CA | 1988

Stabilization
Challenge of the Lumbar Spine Congress
Sacramento, CA | 1986

Training the Low Back Patient 
California Chapter of the APTA Annual Conference
Reno, NV | 1986

Certifications

International Instructor
Kaltenborn-Evjenth Orthopedic Manual Therapy Concept (KEOMT)

Certified Instructor 
International Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Association (IPNFA) 

Approved Instructor 
Kaltenborn-Evjenth Orthopedic Manual Therapy Concept (KEOMT) 

Professional Associations

American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT)
Organizer and Founding Member, Secretary 1992-1998, Honorary Fellow Lifetime Membership

 Member, Norwegian Fysioterapi Forbund 

Lifetime Member, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Recognitions and Awards

Henry O. and Florence P. Kendall Practice Award 
Awarded by the APTA | 2020

150th Anniversary Alumni Excellence Award
Awarded by the University of California at San Francisco | 2015 

Kaltenborn “Teach I Must” Award 
Awarded by the The American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) | 2014

Michael Moore, PT

Michael Moore, PT

Owner and Founding Partner of Folsom Physical Therapy and Instructor and Founder of the Folsom Con. Ed. Program

When not at FPT, Michael and his wife care for their grandchildren multiple days a week and enjoy ballroom dance lessons. To stay active and healthy, Michael trains both individually and with a group to stay healthy.

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Location

Folsom Physical Therapy and Training Center
115 Natoma Street
Folsom, CA 95630
Directions
(916) 355-8500
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Hours

M/T/W/TH/F
Independent Gym
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Appointment Desk
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Online Fitness Classes

M/W/F 8:00 am
T/TH 7:00 am and 4:30 pm
M/W 4:30 pm