Scott Olson

Seattle, WA

Instructor: Scott Olson PT, MOMT, FAAOMPT

Location: Seattle, WA

Scott Olson is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound School of Physical Therapy (1986). He completed two-year certifications in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Part I (1991) and Part II (1995) through the Ola Grimsby Institute and sat before the Norwegian Board of Examiners in Manual Therapy (1991). He has been on the Board of Instructors for the OGI since 1995 and on the Board of Examiners since 1997. He is also a clinical residency and certification program instructor for the Ola Grimsby Institute and has taught courses throughout the US, Italy, and Finland. He serves as a clinical mentor for OGI students in Residency, Fellowship, PhD and Home Study Programs. He has been published in Scientific Physical Therapy and has served as editor as well as contributor to manual therapy course books and curricula for the OGI . He is a member of the APTA as well as PTWA. He is a full time clinician and co-owner of MTI Physical Therapy since 1998.


  • Master of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy from the Ola Grimsby Institute (1991)
  • Bachelor of Science with honors in Physical Therapy from the University of Puget Sound (1986)


• PT – Physical Therapist

• MOMT – Masters of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy

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


  • “Hallvard” Award for Outstanding Service from the Ola Grimsby Institute (1995) – the highest award given by OGI
  • Lifetime Achievement Award from MTI Physical Therapy


  • 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)
  • Rivard J, Olson S, Hobusch R. Dynamic Cervical Spine Stabilization. 9(2):1-15 1999. (non peer review)


  • Developer of the VHI Orthopaedic Kit for home exercise prescription

As instructor for the OGI since 1995

  • Has taught or co-taught numerous Residency and Fellowship programs in Seattle since 1996
  • Has taught Certification programs (COMT) In Florida
  • Has taught numerous Spine, Extremity and STEP courses throughout the US and Europe

Invited Guest Speaker:

  • The Washington State Association for Justice, Seattle, WA, Nov. 2011
  • The Massage Therapy Association of Washington, Seattle, WA, June 2010
  • The Washington State Psychological Convention on Integrative Medicine, Seattle, WA (Oct, 1999)
  • The Ola Grimsby Institute Annual Competency Forum, Park City, Utah (Dec, 1995)


  • Board of Instructors of the Ola Grimsby Institute
  • Board of Examiners of the Ola Grimsby Institute