Faculty

Michael J Moore

Michael J Moore

Michael J. Moore, PT received his Physical Therapy degree from the University of California, San Francisco. He completed the six-month course in Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center in Vallejo, California. He also completed the two-year Norwegian Level I Mobilization Residency in Norway.

He is a faculty member of the Folsom Physical Therapy Long-term Course and has taught numerous short courses on the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders.

Michael is one of the eight founding fellows of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.

Since 2001, Michael has had an appointment as a volunteer guest lecturer with the University of California at Davis, Division of Pain Medicine. More recently he has been involved with that division as a clinical instructor.

He was intensely involved in the Folsom High wrestling program from 1994 until 2005. He remains semi-active with the program today, operating an optional strength/conditioning program to wrestlers and volunteering as a consultant to the team for musculoskeletal injuries.

Tim McGonigle

Tim McGonigle

Tim McGonigle, PT is one of the second generation Manual Therapists in the USA. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from CSU Fresno’s Physical Therapy Program in 1980 and taking the Folsom Physical Therapy’s Long-term OMT course in 1982, he completed his OMT residency through the Kaiser Hayward Orthopedic Residency Program in 1983. His direct instructors include the first generation OMT practitioners in the USA, including Michael Moore, P.T., Dennis Morgan, P.T, D.C and Eileen Vollowitz, P.T. who studied directly under Kaltenborn and Evjenth; and Barbara Stevens, P.T., Peter Edgelow, P.T. and Linda Van Hoesen, P.T. who studied directly under Geoff Maitland, GDT.

Since graduating from the Kaiser Hayward program, Mr. McGonigle has been a partner with Michael Moore in Folsom Physical Therapy’s clinical practice and OMT education system. He had annual contact with either Freddy Kaltenborn or Olaf Evjenth, which consisted of personal instruction, patient evaluations and treatments, and assisting on courses that they conducted in the USA between 1983 and 2007.

Mr. McGonigle was selected to the board of directors charged with the task of carrying the K-E OMT System forward as Kaltenborn and Evjenth announced their retirements at the K-E International Teachers Meeting in Gran Canaria Island, Spain in January 2014.

Mr. McGonigle has presented at the P.T. Combined Sections meeting, for the AAOMPT and at Medical conferences through his volunteer instructor status with the UC Davis School of Medicine Department of Pain Management.

Mr. McGonigle was part of the first wave of Fellows inducted into the AAOMPT in 1996. His Fellowship number is 0063. Mr. McGonigle is in his 34th year of full time clinical practice and his 30th year of teaching post-graduate OMT continuing education courses through Folsom Physical Therapy.

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Rachel Worman

Rachel S. Worman, DPT graduated with her Master of Physical Therapy degree in 2007 from the California State University, Fresno and completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in the first joint doctoral program at the University of California, San Francisco and California State University, Fresno. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology, with an emphasis in Visual Neuroscience, and a Minor in Exercise and Health Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Rachel has completed 2 years of advanced training in the recognized Folsom Physical Therapy Long Term Course, plus multiple short courses. Additionally, she has a position as part-time faculty at the California State University, Fresno for the physical therapy department. Rachel worked as an acute care physical therapist prior to this. She has been involved in promoting health in the Central Valley Community through her work as an assistant coordinator for UpDate On Health, organizing the Valley Women’s Health Conference, Valley Mental Health Seminar and the Valley Health Conference. Rachel currently works as an orthopedic and women’s health specialist at Kaiser Permanente.

Brigit Moore

Brigit Moore

Brigit Moore, MPT attended UC Davis for her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and continued on to Fresno State to get her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy.

After graduation in 2005 she moved back to Sacramento to work as an outpatient physical therapist for Sutter Medical Foundation. While working for Sutter she took the Folsom Physical Therapy long-term course for three consecutive years to continue her manual skills development and treatment planning for patients.

Brigit started FPT’s balance and vestibular program and has taken various courses to continue her evolution of skill in this area. These courses include:

  • Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Comprehensive Clinical Approach for Positive Functional Outcomes
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation: Evaluation and Treatment of Individuals with Dizziness and Balance Disorders
  • Spinning Beyond Basics: An Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation Course
  • Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation Treating Balance Impairment in the Neurological Population

She volunteered from 2006-2012 at a program called Ride to Walk which provides pediatric physical therapy with horseback riding. Although the age and diagnostic groups were not common to the patients she sees on a regular basis, watching the children’s’ movement and learning how cue correct alignment is invaluable to her career with adults.