Scars and Adhesion Panel

Geoffrey Bove, DC, Phd Geoffrey Bove, DC, Phd – Moderator
Geoffrey Bove, DC, PhD, is a graduate of Hampshire College, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is an Associate Professor at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Biddeford, Maine. His research interests are focused on peripheral mechanisms of pain and autonomic balance, specifically due to nerve inflammation, with an eye towards mechanisms of manual therapy. He has published numerous manuscripts in such venues as Journal of Physiology, JAMA, Journal of Neurophysiology, Experimental Biology, and Neurobiology. Dr. Bove’s research has been continually funded since 1992, primarily by the National Institutes of Health. He serves on various grant and manuscript review panels, and presents his data to groups from many disciplines worldwide

Hal Brown, DC, ND, RAcHal Brown, DC, ND, RAc
Dr. Hal Brown is an accomplished naturopathic physician. He is a partner in Integrative Healing Arts, a Vancouver holistic multidisciplinary clinic. He operates a general family practice as well as having a special interest in chronic pain problems due to joint, muscle, ligamentous and neurological causes, treating a wide range of sports injuries, other injuries and conditions that have been resistant to recovery. As well as treating chronic pain, he takes a comprehensive approach to addressing all aspects of a patient’s health, from lifestyle, diet, biochemical individuality, toxicities and mental and emotional aspects related to well being.

Susan Chapelle, RMTSusan Chapelle, RMT
Susan Chapelle has been a practicing therapist for over 17 years. She is the recipient of the 2010 award for “registered massage therapist of the year” for British Columbia for her contribution to research in the field of manual therapy. Ms. Chapelle has been voted “best RMT in Squamish” 7 years in a row. She continues her practice in BC, and is the owner of Squamish Therapeutics, a multidisciplinary clinic in Squamish BC. Ms. Chapelle is involved in her community by educating on the importance of complementary medicine. She sits on the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce, the Squamish Hospice Association, and the Business Improvement Association. Ms. Chapelle continues her work to examine the effects of manual therapy. She is currently collaborating with Geoffrey Bove, D.C, PhD at the University of New England, and the Massage Therapists’ Association of British Columbia. Ms. Chapelle’s recent publication, “Visceral Mobilization Can Lyse and Prevent Peritoneal Adhesions in a Rat Model” is in press, in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies.

Michael Diamond, MDMichael Diamond, MD

Jean Claude Guimberteau, MD Jean Claude Guimberteau, MD
Dr Jean Claude Guimberteau was born in 1947. A plastic surgeon, he is specialized in reconstructive general surgery and hand and microsurgery. He is the co-founder and scientific director of the “Institut Aquitain de la Main”. He is a member of the French Academy of Surgery and Director of Research, Vice Président at the “Societe Francaise de Chirurgie Plastique Reconstructrice et Esthetique”. He is also general secretary of the Federation of Hand trauma units. He is the author and director of different video movies “Strolling under the Skin”, “The skin excursion”, “Interior Architectures” and “Muscle attitudes”.

Fluid Dynamics: Clinical Implications Panel

Mike Kuchera, DOMike Kuchera, DO – moderator
The Director of OMM Research, Professor Michael L. Kuchera, DO, was recruited to PCOM in 2002 after over two decades of teaching, research, and clinical service. Dr. Kuchera graduated from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM) where he later served as chairperson of OMM, OMM Residency Director, Vice President for International Osteopathic Research & Education, and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean.
Currently Dr. Kuchera directs the OMM Research and Human Performance & Biomechanics Laboratory, mentoring PCOM and masters students. He is also the Director of the Center for Chronic Disorders of Aging. He has been funded by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) studying the effects of progressive maximal effort exercise for multiple sclerosis subjects and by the Philadelphia Health Care Foundation to investigate biomechanical approaches, including OMT, in improving function and the quality of life in people with Parkinson’s Disease. Dr. Kuchera is also comparing conservative care with and without OMT to tissue healing rates in ankle sprains exposed to low-intensity laser. He served as lead principal investigator in a five-state collaborative project with Veteran’s Administration Medical Centers. In 2002, the AOA Council of Research honored Dr. Kuchera with their highest honor for a career of research and research mentorship, the Gutenshohn-Denslow Award.

Dr. Kuchera earned an international reputation. He also co-authored a nationally recognized museum exhibit, The Healer Within, which has toured the country and the Smithsonian Institute. A past president of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO), Dr. Kuchera represents the United States in the International Federation of Manual/Musculoskeletal Medicine, where he is serves as Secretary General. He has been invited to lecture numerous times in Europe, Japan, and Australia and is a founding member of the AOA’s Bureau on International Osteopathic Medical Education & Affairs (BIOMEA). In addition to co-editing and writing numerous articles and chapters in the Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine text, Dr. Kuchera coauthored Osteopathic Considerations in Systemic Dysfunction with his father as well as two other textbooks.

A long-time student advocate, Dr. Kuchera was unanimously granted life membership to National SOMA, served as the National UAAO faculty sponsor, and is faculty sponsor for both SOMA on the PCOM campus as well as the SeekHealth organization at PCOM.

Lisa M. Hodge, Ph.D.Lisa M. Hodge, Ph.D.
Dr. Lisa M. Hodge is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Immunology and holds a joint appointment with the Osteopathic Research Center at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, Texas. In addition, Dr. Hodge is the Basic Science Research Chair for the National Osteopathic Heritage and is a member of the Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee. The goal of her research laboratory is to evaluate the effectiveness of osteopathic manipulative treatments (OMT) at modulating the immune response during infection, inflammatory diseases and cancer. Understanding the mechanisms by which OMT enhances the lymphatic and immune systems will provide scientific support for the clinical use of OMT. Her research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation and the American Osteopathic Association.

Rolf K. Reed, PhDRolf K. Reed, PhD
Professor Reed holds and MD and a PhD and his research area is microcirculatory exchange with a particular focus on inflammatory processes and how the loose connective tissues can modify this exchange. Together with researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden he has demonstrated that the loose connective tissues during inflammatory edema contribute markedly to the rapid edema development and that this edema process can be manipulated pharmacologically.

Professor Reed is currently Head of Department of Department of Biomedicine, Norway since 2005. He has been Chairman of the Board of Medicine and Health in the Research Council of Norway and has participated in several national and international review panels and boards.

Paul Standley, Ph.D.Paul Standley, Ph.D.
Paul Standley trained as a vascular physiologist at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Standley moved to Arizona in 1996 to become a founding faculty member at Midwestern University’s Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. During his tenure at Midwestern University, Dr. Standley continued his NIH- and American Heart Association-funded research program focusing on biomechanical modeling of arterial pressure waveforms and developing in vitro models of myofascial release.

In 2006, Dr. Standley joined the founding faculty at the The University of Arizona College of Medicine. He is a tenured Professor in the departments of Basic Medical Sciences and Physiology and is the Assistant Dean of Curricular Affairs. At UA he also continues his NIH- and American Osteopathic Association-funded research on biomechanical regulation of gene expression.

Over the course of 25 years in the scientific field, Dr. Standley has published over 70 journal articles, 7 book chapters and 15 reviews and has presented at national and international research venues dozens of times. He is active in several national professional societies and serves as a grant and manuscript reviewer. His laboratory has been continuously extramurally funded for over 20 years, and his proudest academic accomplishments are the teaching and mentoring of his students over the past two decades in the biomedical setting.

Fascial Imaging Techniques Panel

Leon Chaitow ND DO – moderatorLeon Chaitow ND DO – Moderator
Leon Chaitow ND, DO, graduated British College of Osteopathic Medicine 1960. Postgraduate studies in acupuncture, cranial osteopathy and orthomolecular nutrition during the 1960s and 1970s. Senior lecturer and module leader, and part of course design team, School of Life Sciences, University of Westminster in 1993. Since 1983 visiting lecturer at numerous chiropractic, physiotherapy, osteopathic and naturopathic colleges, schools and organizations in Europe, USA, Canada and Australia. Author/editor of over 70 books, including textbooks covering manual methods of treatment, breathing rehabilitation and chronic pain conditions. Currently completing coediting/coauthoring Fascia in Manual Therapy – The tensional network of the human body (with Findley, Huijing & Schleip) and Practical Physical Medicine Approaches to Chronic Pelvic Pain (with Lovegrove), both for Elsevier. Both are due for publication in 2011, as is 2nd edition Clinical Applications of Neuromuscular Techniques (with DeLany). Founder/Editor-in-Chief of MedLine Indexed Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies (Elsevier). Retired from the University of Westminster in 2004, after 11 years as Senior Lecturer/module leader in Therapeutic Bodywork and Naturopathy. Awarded Honorary Fellowship in November 2005, in recognition of “services to Complementary and Osteopathic medicine”. Currently on Scientific Committee of 7th International Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Pain (Los Angeles November 2010). Is active in private and NHS practice when in the UK (approximately half the year) and continues to teach internationally.

Helene Langevin MDHelene Langevin MD
Dr. Helene M. Langevin received an MD degree from McGill University, followed by a post doctoral research fellowship at the MRC Neurochemical Pharmacology Unit, Cambridge, England, residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Endocrinology/Metabolism both at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD. She studied acupuncture at Tristate Institute of Acupuncture and at Worsley College of Classical Chinese Acupuncture. She currently is a Research Associate Professor of Neurology, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Vermont and is the Principal Investigator of two NIH-funded studies investigating the role of connective tissue in chronic pain, acupuncture and manual therapies.

Diane Lee FCAMPTDiane Lee FCAMPT
Diane graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor degree in the Science of Rehabilitation in 1976. She has been a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy since 1981 (FCAMPT) and completed her certification in Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) in 2001. Diane is a co-founder of Discover Physio (along with Linda-Joy Lee) and is the owner, director and a practicing physiotherapist at Diane Lee & Associates in White Rock, BC, Canada. Diane also serves as an editorial advisor for the journal Manual Therapy, a scientific committee member for the Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain and is on the advisory board for Chicago’s Woman’s Health Foundation.

Diane is well known both nationally and internationally for her clinical work on thoracic, lumbar and pelvic disability and pain. She holds the North American patent for an innovative sacroiliac belt – The Com-pressor. Her writing journey began in 1989 when Elsevier published the first edition of The Pelvic Girdle, which has been translated into several languages and updated in three subsequent editions. The latest edition (2011, 4th edn.) presents a new model, The Integrated Systems Model, and the Clinical Puzzle, co-developed with Linda-Joy Lee, which is the foundation of the series of courses offered by Discover Physio. Discover Physio strives to educate, inspire, and support clinicians to be evidence-based and highly effective through high-quality education experiences both online and hands-on.

Raúl Martínez Rodríguez PT DORaúl Martínez Rodríguez PT DO
Mr. Martinez is a physiotherapist and osteopath, who has been dedicated to elite athletes treatment for over 15 years. He is the Spanish National Football Federation Physiotherapy coordinator, having participated in the last three World Cup editions (Korea and Japan 2002, Germany 2006 and recently South Africa 2010). Mr. Martinez is a Professor at the European (UEM) University of Madrid, co-directing the fascial therapy course, as well as participating in different Masters related to manual therapy. He was the co-organizer of I and II Fascia Research Congress replay in Spain. Mr. Martinez is currently directing Osteopathy and Physiotherapy Centre “Tensegrity”, where sonoelastography is being developed as a clinical tool for manual therapy collaborating with Hitachi Medical System Spain.

Antonio Stecco MDAntonio Stecco MD
Dr. Stecco is a graduate in Medicine and Surgery, and specialized in Physics Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Padua, Italy. His areas of prevalent scientific and clinical interest are anatomy of the fascia corporis via dissections and histological studies, including immunohistochemical and molecular biology; study and clinical application of hyaluronic acid; and myofascial syndrome. Since 2008, Dr. Stecco has been on the Scientific Committee of the Fascial Manipulation Association, which brings together researchers interested in studying diseases of the fascia and myofascial origin. He is the author of more then twelve articles published in international journals and co-author of three books.

Art and Science/Research and Practice – Mechanisms to Improve Communication to Promote Translation Panel

Brian Degenhardt, DO, A.T.Brian Degenhardt, DO, A.T., Moderator
Brian Degenhardt, D.O. is the Director of the A.T. Still Research Institute located on the campus of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, MO, USA. He is also the Assistant Vice-President for Osteopathic Research at A.T. Still University. Over the past 20 years, he has participated in a wide array of research within the osteopathic profession primarily involving manual medicine. Areas of research includes otitis media, infant feeding disorders, osteoarthritis, student wellness programming, pneumonia in the elderly, COPD, serum biomarker and immune response changes secondary to Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment. His current areas of research include studying the functional characteristics that differentiate patients with chronic low back from chronic sacroiliac joint pain, establishing a practice-based research network to evaluate the current utilization of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment and its outcomes, changes in gene expressions resulting from OMT, and objectifying palpation and improving interexaminer reliability through the development of instrumentation and models for improved feedback In training programs. He also maintains a private practice within Rocky Mountain Integrative Medicine in Ridgway, CO.

Geoffrey Bove, DC, PhdGeoffrey Bove, DC, Phd
Geoffrey Bove, DC, PhD, is a graduate of Hampshire College, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is an Associate Professor at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Biddeford, Maine. His research interests are focused on peripheral mechanisms of pain and autonomic balance, specifically due to nerve inflammation, with an eye towards mechanisms of manual therapy. He has published numerous manuscripts in such venues as Journal of Physiology, JAMA, Journal of Neurophysiology, Experimental Biology, and Neurobiology. Dr. Bove’s research has been continually funded since 1992, primarily by the National Institutes of Health. He serves on various grant and manuscript review panels, and presents his data to groups from many disciplines worldwide.

Robert Schleip, Ph.DRobert Schleip, Ph.D
Clinical: Certified Advanced Rolfer® and Feldenkrais Practitioner, Faculty member of the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration, MA in clinical psychology from Heidelberg University. Active private bodywork practice since 1978; teaching internationally since 1990. Research: Co-initiator of the First International Fascia Research Congress. Founder and Director of Fascia Research Project at the Institute of Applied Physiology, Ulm University, Germany. Research Director of the European Rolfing Association. PhD in human biology with honors from Ulm university. Awarded with the Vladimir Janda Award for Musculoskeletal Medicine 2006. Current research focus: active fascial contractility.

Paul Standley, Ph.D.Paul Standley, Ph.D.
Paul Standley trained as a vascular physiologist at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Standley moved to Arizona in 1996 to become a founding faculty member at Midwestern University’s Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. During his tenure at Midwestern University, Dr. Standley continued his NIH- and American Heart Association-funded research program focusing on biomechanical modeling of arterial pressure waveforms and developing in vitro models of myofascial release.

In 2006, Dr. Standley joined the founding faculty at the The University of Arizona College of Medicine. He is a tenured Professor in the departments of Basic Medical Sciences and Physiology and is the Assistant Dean of Curricular Affairs. At UA he also continues his NIH- and American Osteopathic Association-funded research on biomechanical regulation of gene expression.

Over the course of 25 years in the scientific field, Dr. Standley has published over 70 journal articles, 7 book chapters and 15 reviews and has presented at national and international research venues dozens of times. He is active in several national professional societies and serves as a grant and manuscript reviewer. His laboratory has been continuously extramurally funded for over 20 years, and his proudest academic accomplishments are the teaching and mentoring of his students over the past two decades in the biomedical setting.

Dr. Maureen Simmonds MCSP, PT, PhDDr. Maureen Simmonds MCSP, PT, PhD
Dr. Maureen Simmonds is Professor in Physical Therapy and ReACH Scholar at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio; Research Professor at A.T. Still Research Institute, and Honorary Professor at Wuhun Sports University, China.

Dr. Simmonds has many years of clinical experience during which she developed an interest in the problems of chronic pain. Clinical questions and paradoxes have driven her research which has focused on the measurement and management of pain and its bio-psycho-social impact on movement and function in the individual. She has evaluated clinical assessment measures, including palpation and spinal mobilization as well as functional performance measures. She has also systematically examined practitioner and patient factors that influence the performance and interpretation of different clinical measures. Her major research area continues to focus on understanding, measuring, and managing pain, mind, and movement across health disorders and in translating the findings into health care education and health care practice. Dr. Simmonds has more than 100 publications and is a regularly invited speaker at national and internal conferences.