Brian Power • Faculty

Seattle, WA

Faculty: Brian Power, PT, DPT, DMT, FAAOMPT, Cert SMT

Brian is a co-owner and Vice President of MTI Physical Therapy, practicing physical therapy in Seattle. Dr. Power is senior faculty for teaching spinal manipulation, as well as extremity manipulation courses. He has considerable post-graduate education and experience and over the years has specialized in orthopedic manual therapy. He completed a four-year program in manual therapy from the OGI that has culminated in a DPT and DMT as well as certification of equivalence in Manual Therapy from the Norwegian Specialty Group in Manual Therapy. In addition to his clinical practice, he has been involved with teaching post-graduate programs in orthopedic manual therapy in the United States, Scandinavia, Asia and Europe since 1991.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Community Health: Western Washington University (1984)

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy: University of Puget Sound (1988)

  • Master of Orthopedic Manual Therapy: The Ola Grimsby Institute (1991)

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy: The Ola Grimsby Institute (2005)

Credentials:

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT).

  • Certification in Spinal Manipulative Therapy (Cert. SMT) from the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy.

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

Instuctorship:

  • Continuing Education Courses:Taught over 100 short term courses in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy in over 10 countries.

  • Certificate programs in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy:Houston

  • Residency programs in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy: Seattle, San Diego, Fort Lauderdale, South Korea

Invited Guest Speaker:

  • Tacoma Orthopedic Special Interest Group of the Physical Therapy Association of Washington 1994

  • Annual conference of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) 1998.

  • 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

  • Vice President: The Ola Grimsby Institute. Division of International Affairs and Internet Technology.

  • 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

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