News Alert: ASPIRE OMT regretfully informs you that one of the legends in Manual Therapy, Cliff Fowler, has passed away. Please, read longtime friend and colleague,
Erl Pettman's tribute here.

ASPIRE OMT will be presenting the Annual "Cliff Fowler Innovative Award" Details to follow. 

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Cliff Fowler, Diane Lee, Erl Pettman

A Teaching Institute for Orthopedic Manual Therapists

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Empowering Physical Therapists With The Highest Level Of Manual Therapy Education And Mentorship

 Dr. Erl Pettman

Our Courses & Programs

CEU Courses

Each Aspire Course is 3 days. (2 days onsite, and 1 day online).  Earn 21 Continuing Education Units (CEU's) on each course. There are Sabbath Friendly Courses Available.

COMT Courses

The Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) consists of 6 courses followed by an oral examination. These course include Cervical and Lumbar Gateway to Musculoskeletal Therapy, Cervical-Thoracic and Lumbar Assessment and Management, and Upper and Lower Quadrant Assessment and Management.

SMT Courses

The Certification in Spinal Manipulative Therapy (SMT) consists of 5 courses followed by an oral examination. These courses include Integrated Assessment and Management of the Thorax, Upper Quadrant, and Lower Quadrant, Segmental Spinal Manipulation, and Clinical Reasoning. The COMT is as precursor to the SMT.

Clinical Fellowship

Program

We also plan to partner with Andrews University to offer a fellowship program starting in the fall of 2021. This will include our core classes and exams, specialty class options, 150 hours of clinical mentoring, case studies, and a fellowship project. Stayed tuned for more information.

Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy

ASPIRE is proud to collaborate with Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI to offer an accelerated format of their courses as a part of the curriculum for post-professional graduate students to earn a Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy(DScPT).

Membership Program

The ASPIRE Membership Program is a paid monthly subscription which gives the participants access to current, innovative, and specialized educational content related to Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy which is consistent with the values, standards and mission of ASPIRE. Membership means that you have easily accessible, high value education which can be viewed at your convenience on your time.  Membership facilitates lifelong learning, enhances your ability to treat the whole person and improves your efficacy in managing challenging patients. In addition to having access to all of the new educational content being offered, you will also get access to the ASPIRE OMT’s bank of prior webinars.

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" Your talent is a gift from God.

 What you do with it is your gift back to God". 

 

                                               -Leo Buscaglia.

 

Meet Our Team

Dr. Erl Pettman

Founder & Senior Faculty

Dr. Bruce Franke

Faculty

Dr. Cameron Gomez

Clinical Instructor & Faculty-In-Training

Dina Kramer

Clinical Instructor

Dr. Marcus Neal

Clinical Instructor

Trent Swoverland

Clinical Instructor & Faculty-In-Training

Dr. Jonathan Zecher

Clinical Instructor & Faculty-In-Training

Dr. Laura von Wullerstorff

Faculty

Dr. Amber Bell

Faculty

Dr. Kathy Berglund

Faculty & Specialty Course Faculty

Karen Greeley

Clinical Instructor

Dr. Aaron Fuerst

Clinical Instructor

Bret Swigard

Clinical Instructor

Michael Miller

Clinical Instructor

Dr. Erika Fabian

Faculty

Dr. Joe Krugh

Clinical Instructor & Faculty-In-Training

Dr. Laurie McLaughlin

Faculty & Specialty Course Faculty

Dr. Phil Plante

Clinical Instructor

Dr. Christopher Thurston

Clinical Instructor

Dr. Pam Kikillus

Clinical Instructor

Dr. Kayla Robinson

Clinical Instructor

Dr. Stacy Soappman

Faculty

Dr. Brian Macks

Clinical Instructor & Faculty-In-Training

Dr. Susan Clinton

Clinical Instructor & Specialty Course Faculty

Dr. Brock Charleston

Clinical Instructor

Dr. Julie Moore

Clinical Instructor

Dr. Nick Smith

Clinical Instructor & Faculty-In-Training

Dr. Valerie Coolman

Faculty

Dr. David Musnick, M.D.

Specialty Course Faculty

Randy Casteman

Clinical Instructor

Dr. Jamie Ford

Clinical Instructor

Dr. Gail Elliott

Clinical Instructor

Dr. Desirée Parham

Clinical Instructor