Cindy Unsleber Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA

Instructor: Cindy Unsleber, PT, MSPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

City, State: Seattle, WA

BIO (Highlights/Experience): Cindy became a licensed physical therapist in 2000, when she graduated with a Master’s of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State University in Michigan. She practiced in Michigan for several years, before moving to Seattle in 2008 to pursue advanced training in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy through the Ola Grimsby Institute. She completed the OGI Residency Program in 2008 and continued to the OGI Fellowship Program, which she completed in 2009. She then completed the PhD program through the Ola Grimsby Institute in 2012. She officially became a member of the Ola Grimsby Institute Board of Instructors in 2013, and began apprenticing courses the following year. She is now teaching the STEP 5 course on exercise for the cervical spine throughout the United States. She is also a clinical mentor for Residency and Fellowship programs in manual therapy.

Cindy works full-time as a physical therapist for MTI Physical Therapy in Seattle, and manages the Magnolia clinic. She enjoys treating patients with all types of diagnoses, but due to her own neck issues in the past, she has a special interest in those experiencing neck pain and dysfunction. She has seen first-hand how a combination of skilled manual therapy and specific exercise training has allowed her to participate in recreational activities again without pain. In her free time, Cindy enjoys backpacking, hiking, skiing, running, kayaking and traveling to new places.

Cindy has participated in EMG research on the cervical spine in relation to muscle activation during exercise. This is in process of being published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Education/Certification 

PhD Program Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy – The Ola Grimsby Institute (2012)

Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (2010)

Fellowship Program Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy – The Ola Grimsby Institute (2009)

Residency Program Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy – The Ola Grimsby Institute (2008)

Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist Certification (2006)

Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy – Grand Valley State University, Michigan (2000)

Bachelor of Health Science Degree – Grand Valley State University, Michigan (1996)

Clinic Information

MTI Physical Therapy-Magnolia Clinic, 3200 W. McGraw St. Seattle, WA 98199 USA

Credentials

PT – Physical Therapist

MSPT – Master of Science in Physical Therapy

OCS – Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist

FAAOMPT – Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists

Professional Affiliations

American Physical Therapy Association – Member (APTA)

American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists – Fellow and Member (AAOMPT)

WA State Chapter of APTA – Member

Orthopaedic Section of APTA – Member

Board of Instructors – The Ola Grimsby Institute

Professional Achievements/Speaking Engagements

Speaker – AAOMPT Annual Conference – 2015

Speaker – 22nd Annual Competency Forum – Ola Grimsby Institute 2015

Appointments

Board of Instructors – The Ola Grimsby Institute

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