Patrick Cook, PT, MPT, OCS, CSCS - Patrick received his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University in 2005 and his Masters of Physical Therapy degree from LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2007. He has worked full time in the private outpatient physical therapy setting since he started his career in 2007. In 2010, he became Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Patrick’s primary interests are in orthopedics, manual therapy, sports rehabilitation, spine injuries, and overuse injuries. Patrick is a certified ASTYM provider and is certified in Functional Dry Needle technique. With his background in strength and conditioning prior to attending PT school, he is always focused on bringing his patients into their peak level of function or competition.
Patrick is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Louisiana Physical Therapy Association (LPTA). He and his wife, Jessica, have 3 young children and live in Baton Rouge, LA. During the rare opportunity that he gets some free time he likes to hunt, fish, and play golf.
Christopher Edmundson, PT, DPT - Dr. Edmundson received his masters degree in physical therapy in 2003 from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2007 he completed a one-year APTA credentialed clinical fellowship at the Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy. He later went on to complete his doctorate in physical therapy at Simmons College in Boston. Dr. Edmundson is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.
Since beginning as a physical therapist over 10 years ago, Dr. Edmundson has spent most of his time working in hospital-based outpatient orthopedic clinics including 4 years at Boston Medical Center and 3 years at Longmont United Hospital (LUH). While at LUH his practice has primarily focused on orthopedic spinal rehabilitation. It is this interest in spine injuries that has led Dr. Edmundson to seek additional training at Regis University.
Dr. Edmundson lives in Boulder, Colorado and enjoys rock/ice climbing, ultra-running, cycling and snowboarding.
Sonja Evers, PT, OCS, COMT, MBA - High school running injuries stimulated Sonja’s interest in injury recovery and prevention, and in 1989, she graduated from the University of South Alabama with a degree in physical therapy. Sonja has worked in a multitude of settings including pediatrics, neuro, acute care, and more recently, outpatient orthopedics.
Sonja’s received her Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs in 2005, and with this and her USA Cycling Coach license, she founded Velogoat Coaching, an online coaching and training service. Later that year, due to family reasons, she moved to Washington, DC, and began working with Physiotherapy Associates, her first outpatient orthopedic clinic setting in many years. Sonja decided a COMT certification would help her become a better practitioner, and after receiving this in 2008, she went on and pursued an OCS certification a year later in 2009 after she had begun working for Sport and Spinal Physical Therapy (SSPT) in downtown DC.
One of her SSPT colleagues convinced her to begin a dry needling certification, and she completed this in 2010, however, at the time, DC didn’t recognize dry needling as a physical therapy skill, so she and her colleagues petitioned the DC Board of Physical Therapy to change its practice act to include Intramuscular Manual Therapy (dry needling).
While at SSPT, Sonja incorporated the use of Dartfish software for gait, cycling and swimming technique analysis into her outpatient and training services, as well as offering clinics to promote injury prevention and endurance training principles to the public.
Sonja also enjoyed volunteering for the Maryland Special Olympics and Virginia’s Senior Olympics’ cycling programs, APTA’s MoveForward Fit After Fifty’s cycling section, Team in Training Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, as well as providing free bike handling skills and drills for cycling and triathlon clubs in the DC Metro Area.
In 2013, after spending an exciting 7 years in DC, Sonja decided it was time to move back to the mountains, and she now lives in Leadville, Colorado. Sonja feels very fortunate to work for Parker Physical Therapy in Leadville, and feels that Regis’ fellowship will continue to develop her skills to better assist her physical therapy and training clients alike.
Sonja has competed professionally in both MTB and road cycling, completing the Leadville 100 MTB race three times. Now that she has retired from racing, she has more time to finish hiking the 14ers, rock climb, and ski with her dog, Driver.
Robert Gieringer, PT, DPT, COMT, CKTP, DAC - Dr. Gieringer is a 2002 graduate of the first doctoral class at Arcadia University. He attended Beaver College (now Arcadia University) where he received a BA in Biology.
He is currently employed at Lancaster Neuroscience and Spine Associates where he is the lead physical therapist treating pre- and post-operative spine patients. His expertise includes treating pain, headaches, orthopaedic injuries, and athletic performance and rehabilitation.
Prior to joining LNSA, Dr. Gieringer was employed by an Orthopaedic Private Practice outside of his hometown in Wyomissing, PA. There he specialized in the treatment of athletes, hip and spine dysfunction, as well as post-operative rotator cuff repair and ACL reconstruction. During his professional career, Dr. Gieringer has enjoyed performing pro bono injury clinics, mentoring students and staff, and coaching young athletes in football, track, and baseball. He has also had the opportunity to perform post-injury rehabilitation on several professional athletes who still play their professional sport.
Dr. Gieringer is a Certified Orthopaedic Manual Therapist (COMT) sanctioned by the Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars. This certification was the culmination of years of attendance in many manual therapy courses in an effort to improve his skills as a clinician. In addition, he is also certified in Kinesiotaping and credentialed as a Direct Access physical therapist. While at Arcadia, Dr. Gieringer was given the privilege to discuss his research project at Combined Sections Meeting in Florida in 2003, where he presented the results of a technique used to facilitate the use of functional electrical stimulation in patients with Cerebral Palsy. Dr. Gieringer has also had the privilege of mentoring future physical therapy students as they complete the requirements for their graduation.
Dr. Gieringer has 2 boys, ages 5 and 8, and he enjoys spending time with his family. Once he gained entrance into this program, he officially retired from Arena and Minor League football, a sport he loved playing for over 20 years.
Doug Goldstein, PT, DPT, OCS - Dr. Goldstein graduated in 2011 from the University of Colorado School of Medicine – Physical Therapy Program with his doctorate in physical therapy. Following graduation Dr. Goldstein enrolled in an 18-month orthopedic residency program. During this time he has worked in an outpatient orthopedic clinic in the south Denver region where he was recently named the Clinician of the Quarter for the state of Colorado. In addition to these devotions Dr. Goldstein managed two local high schools by overseeing their athletic training staff and being the lead medical consultant for Transformation Camp by Bill Phillips.
He became a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics in 2013. Along with his strong educational background Dr. Goldstein also utilizes various musculoskeletal techniques to treat his patients. These include instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, manual therapy, and trigger point dry needling. He also demonstrates a strong therapeutic exercise background that was strengthened by his collegiate commitment to two sports and his love of exercise. He has assisted with all age ranges in their rehabilitation process including USA Olympic athletes, 20 plus professional basketball and football players, collegiate athletes from multiple sports, aspiring collegiate athletes, pediatrics, and many other age ranges.
Dr. Goldstein is also an orthopedic lab instructor at both Regis University and The University of Colorado – School of Medicine along with a credentialed clinical instructor through the APTA. He enjoys engaging in clinical excellence and helping guide therapists into a higher level of care. Dr. Goldstein is currently preparing his firth publication that is an imaging series demonstrating the capability of PT’s to be primary care practitioners. He will present multiple MRI images of a rare oncological disorder in a pediatric patient that was screened and referred appropriately.
Dr. Goldstein enjoys multiple extracurricular activities that include skiing, fly fishing, basketball, golf, and general fitness. He is excited about the Fellowship program through Regis University so he cam improve his clinical skills and knowledge.
Travis Gunderson, PT, DPT, OCS - Dr. Gunderson received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Regis University in 2010. In 2011 he completed residency training in orthopaedic physical therapy at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and Meriter Hospital in Madison, WI. He is a member of the Minnesota Chapter of the APTA, and well as the Orthopaedic Section.
In 2012 he became board-certified in orthopaedic physical therapy. He has taken continuing education courses within Maitland-Australia Physiotherapy Seminars, Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, as well as the International Spine and Pain Institute.
Dr. Gunderson has been practicing within Park Nicollet Health Services at TRIA Orthopaedic Center in Bloomington, MN since 2011 where he sees a broad spectrum of acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders. His practice in the last year has focused on developing strategies for the treatment of chronic non-specific low back pain. Additionally, he has played an important role in the implementation of an insurance-sponsored initiative of direct access to physical therapists for patients with acute low back pain within TRIA and Park Nicollet Health Services.
His desire to develop advanced clinical reasoning, leadership, and orthopaedic manual physical therapy management skills lead him to the manual therapy fellowship at Regis University.
He is a 2007 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. In his spare time he enjoys playing guitar, fishing, hunting, playing golf, and watching his MN Twins and Wild.
Richard Hubler, PT, DPT, OCS - Dr. Hubler graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and Rutgers University Doctor of Physical Therapy program in 2011. He has been working for Select Medical since 2011, working at both NovaCare Rehabilitation and Kessler Rehabilitation Center in an outpatient orthopaedic setting. He became an adjunct faculty member at Seton Hall University in 2013, teaching in the areas of therapeutic exercise and musculoskeletal PT.
Dr. Hubler is an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), certified by the ABPTS in May 2013. He co-authored the article “Effectiveness of Dry Needling for Upper-Quarter Myofascial Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis,” which is published in the September 2013 issue of the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. Dr. Hubler has taken multiple continuing education courses focusing on manual therapy, and is certified in ErgoScience and Work Strategies functional capacity evaluations. He has taken courses with Graston Technique and Kinesiotape. Dr. Hubler is a member of the APTA, NJ-APTA, and Orthopaedic Section.
Dr. Hubler recently married his wife, Amanda in November 2013. He enjoys spending time fishing, working outside, and playing golf in his spare time.
Christopher Keating, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT - Dr. Keating graduated in 2009 from Thomas Jefferson University with his doctorate in physical therapy. Since his graduation, he has practiced in outpatient orthopedics and is currently a clinical director in Marlton, NJ.
He is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics since 2012 and utilizes an analytical approach to treat his clients. Dr. Keating specializes in treating spine conditions and runners. He is certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy and Graston Technique. He employs both to maximize outcomes and provide an educational experience. Communication and social media are an exceptional tool and Dr. Keating has implemented several strategies in his clinic as well as for the New Jersey APTA while the Director of Communication.
Dr. Keating is an orthopedic lab instructor and residency clinical faculty at Drexel University. He enjoys engaging in clinical excellence and helping guide therapists into a higher level of care. Dr. Keating’s research interests are in spine and lower extremity disorders. He is excited to begin the fellowship in order to help craft his research moving forward.
Dr. Keating has an 18 month old and a loving wife. He enjoys running half marathons and challenging himself in the kitchen.
Brent Perdrizet, PT, DPT, OCS - Exercise and healthcare has always been an important part of Brent Perdrizet’s life grewing up with a mother who was an Ironman Triathlete and a grandmother who owned a small Assisted Living Facility. A combination of both a love for the outdoors and the desire to provide compassionate care for individuals shaped his path to seek expert status through the Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Fellowship at Regis.
While earning his Bachelor of Exercise Science, Brent was coaching triathletes and swimmers and pursuing the Wildflower Collegiate National Championship and a brief career as a professional triathelete at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Brent returned to his home State of Connecticut in 2002 where he began working as a rehabilitation technician at several Connecticut outpatient Orthopaedic Clinics while he returned to school to earn his DPT from Sacred Heart University in 2007.
Since 2007 he has been working in acute care as a Physical Therapist in Bridgeport Hospital, a level 1 trauma center affiliated with the Yale New Haven Health System where he gained experience in acute aspects of orthopaedic care. He has also gained experience in both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation of orthpaedic clients working at the Carolton Chronic and Convalescent Hospital in Fairfield, CT, and Genesis Lebanon Center in Lebanon, NH.
Brent is an American Physical Therapy Association member (APTA), and Board Certified in Orthopaedics (OCS). He is thankful for his supportive spouse, five year old son, and seven year old daughter for understanding when he needs to work, but whom also enjoy taking frequent well-earned back packing trips in New Hampshire’s White Mountains.
Angela Wang, PT, MS, DPT, OCS - Angela graduated PT in 1987 with a bachelor degree. She completed her MS degree in Health Science from Seton Hall University in 2006, transitional DPT in 2012 and obtained her OCS in 2013.
She has worked at Kessler Rehabilitation Hospital since 1993 and has garnered a wide range of experience in acute care, in-patient, and out-patient rehabilitation settings. She has been certified by the Mckenzie Institute, and by the APTA as a clinical instructor and vestibular specialist. She is a member of the APTA and vestibular disorder association. She enjoys teaching in small group settings such as journal clubs and was a teacher assistant for first year DPT students at Rutgers University in 2013.
Angela lives in Morristown NJ with her husband Lenny. Together they enjoy hiking, travelling, and simply hanging out with friends and family.