John was born and raised in California. Having family ties in Oklahoma, he attended the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, earning his Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Therapy in 1982. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy and completed the fellowship program in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy at EIM Health Institute in 2011, and is a recognized Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapist (AAOMPT). John has also received his Board Certification as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist in 2005. He has also completed two year-long programs in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy.
John is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Level I Track & Field Coach through the USATFA. He is a member of the APTA, OPTA, AAOMPT, the APTA’s Orthopaedic Section and the Foot and Ankle Special Interest Group.
John’s professional interests are teaching and mentoring fellow physical therapists particularly in the clinical setting, and integrating evidence based practice with clinical decision making. He has taught a number of continuing education courses/workshops over the years at the local, state and national level.
John’s primary interest is the evaluation and treatment strategies for shoulder and hip conditions and orthopaedic differential diagnosis.
In his spare time, John enjoys experimenting with different ways to perform rehabilitation exercises and participating in ultra-endurance activities. Over the years he has completed a number of marathons and ultra-marathons; both he and his wife Patricia enjoy hiking, especially at high altitudes. John currently resides in Oklahoma City.