“Aspire gave me the tools to make me a better practitioner. I actually had a patient that came into the clinic that I was seeing for the day, he was another therapist’s patient and he had multiple rounds of physical therapy in the nearly full year that he had been working through a work injury, with multiple specialists seen, and it was the strategies and education that I learned through Aspire’s COMT program that helped me actually find the underying cause for this patient and it was the first time in almost that full year that he was able to achieve a painfree moment in time that we were then able to build on.”
I’m just starting my DSc through the Andrews University and Aspire Program. I’ve taken COMT-1 through COMT-4 which I’ve highly enjoyed. The instructors have been amazing! Dr. Coolman is very passionate about what she does and she’s highly knowledgable. The material presented, even for a seasoned manual therapist is very enlightening. I feel that this program will benefit me in both the academic side and certainly on the clinical side. The material being covered is very applicable to a wide range of patient populations, and anyone from a novice therapist to an experience therapist could certainly benefit from the courses. It’s been my absolute pleasure to attend and I look forward to finishing the rest of the courses in pursuit of my COMT and SMT and eventually the DSc.
-Kevin O’Brien, DPT, PT, University of North Dakota Faculty
“I just graduated from DPT school, so I’m just trying to make my skills better and become a better physical therapist. Aspire courses are a wonderful resource and pathway to get there. If you are passionate about what you do, and want to be a practitioner at another level I highly recommend it!”
“Sara is very patient, encouraging and helpful. She is perfect for both the advanced, as well as those of us who have been out of school for many years!”
“I’m very grateful to be able to be a part of Aspire and come and learn more. I’m out 1 year from school, I’m grateful to be able to come and learn more and be pushed to better be able to treat my patients.”
"I'm a part of the DScPT program at Andrews University taking Aspire courses as well. My employer is a University and it requires three tiers clinical research, practice in the clinic, and education. I find that this DSc program really helped me combine some of that: research, manual therapy techniques, leadership, education, creating more information for me to take back to my employer and to be a more well rounded person in terms of academia and treating patients altogether. I’m about a year into it and it’s going quite well. I’ve learned alot manually and with clinical research, alot of things have applied directly to my current position.