Past FPT Residents and Long-term Participants,
As you may know, I have been on the Kaltenborn-Evjenth OMT Board for the past four years. Our primary task has been to unify the various international K-E organizations by establishing consistent:
-Content of materials taught
From this work, is has become possible to establish a K-E OMT organization through our education division capable of accrediting graduates with internationally recognized:
-OMT Practitioner Status
-Assistant National Instructor Status
-National Instructor Status
The task is larger than Michael and I can take on at this point in our careers. It will only make sense for us to do so if there are enough of you willing to help us get the organization established and a core of younger therapists interested in becoming the next generation responsible for perpetuating the local K-E System into the future.
Masa Kanda, a multiple time Long-term repeater, is hoping to get accredited as an International Instructor and establish a program in Japan. To do so, he will be examined by members of the K-E OMT Board of Directors in Zaragoza, Spain in June 2018. He will be coming to Folsom the weekend of March 17, 2018 to prepare for his examination. As I have the weekend set aside to work with him, I would like to extend an invitation to all of you interested to join us. At that time we can assess the potential for creating a sustainable local organization honoring Freddy and Olaf’s legacies, and benefitting future generations of therapists.
While there is a standard of knowledge and skills required to be accredited, the examination process will be very streamlined until after the next biennial conference at Oakland University in Michigan in June, 2019. As I am the one who wrote the examination and can help guide you in your preparation, prior FPT graduates should not be intimidated by this step in the process. Michael and I will be capable of conducting the examinations for all levels except International Instructor Status in Folsom.
Michael and I feel a great sense of gratitude toward Freddy and Olaf for their overall contribution to OMT, and the personal mentoring and friendships we have shared with them. Out of this gratitude, we are willing to initiate the process if there is sufficient interest from our friends to justify our efforts. I am sending this letter of inquiry to determine the level of interest there may be from those associated with FPT.
If you are at a point in your life at which you have the time and desire to give back, or if you want to build a future in the K-E OMT organization, let me know and join us the weekend of March 17. As stated, for Michael and I to initiate the process of getting the organization established, we will need help from our past:
-Co-workers at FPT
-And a core of younger therapists interested in growing the organization.
Please give this opportunity some serious consideration and contact me if you are willing to get involved.
Tim McGonigle, P.T.
Folsom Physical Therapy & Training Center
WE LOVE YOU DARLENE!
Darlene Burger is semi-retiring!
Darlene has been with Folsom PT since 2002!
She is such a light to this company, and we will miss seeing her face everyday.
We turned our annual Christmas/ New Year party into a celebration dinner for her, and as a “Thank you for being amazing” she was surprised with a beautiful gift (a gorgeous bracelet) from our wonderful owners, Michael J. Moore and Tim McGonigle.
Tim McGonigle and Michael J. Moore recently traveled to Zaragoza, Spain to convene with Norwegian mentors Olaf Evjenth and Freddy Kaltenborn about the succession of their mentors’ legacy. Tim has been selected as the USA representative of the Kaltenborn/Evjenth method, whose primary mission it is to oversee and enhance the practice of orthopedic physical therapy internationally.
Michael J. Moore was recognized as one of 150 University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) distinguished alumni to receive the “Alumni Excellence Award” from the schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, Bio-Medical Engineering, Bio-Chemistry, and their graduate division under which the physical therapy program exists.
The UCSF Alumni Awards Committee of 14 people from these various departments was charged to select 150 alumni out of over 700 nominees. Only two physical therapists were selected. The number ‘150’ was used commemoratively as this May’s celebration was the concluding ceremony of a year-long celebration of UCSF’s 150 years of existence in San Francisco.
Michael was quoted as being “deeply honored and extremely humbled” to be in the company of such a prestigious group. He added “there are many more deserving UCSF physical therapists in the community who have accomplished many great achievements in their careers.”
The 150 recipients ranged in age from 35 to 102 years old with one recipient a Nobel Prize winner. Another recipient was Michael Roizen MD, Chief of the prestigious Cleveland Clinic and frequent guest consultant on the Dr. Oz Show. Finally, pharmacist Victoria Hale, who eradicated a tropical disease by not only finding a medicine to treat it, but also creating a non-profit drug company to pay for its manufacturing, was given a standing ovation for her contributions to improving her global community.