London Stiedemann

London Stiedemann, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, COMT, DAC is a Physical Therapist and clinical investigator hailing from Pittsburgh, Pa. He is also a graduate of Sports Medicine of Atlanta fellowship-accredited program (AAOMPT) and holds certification as an orthopedic manual therapist through the Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars. Joseph’s principal clinical interests revolve around a deeper comprehension of the neuromatrix and its application to Physical Therapy practice. He is currently engaged in an extensive array of clinical research endeavors delving into subjects such as the ramifications of verbalizing pain, the contrast between mobilization and manipulation of the spine on body image perception, and the validation of an instrument designed to evaluate medical practitioners’ grasp of pain. Clinically, Joseph addresses a broad spectrum of painful conditions in an ambulatory setting including Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, etc. He is wedded to his spouse, Kristen, and derives pleasure from spending Sundays observing the Steelers.

Kali Spinka

Kali Spinka, PT, DPT is a Physical Therapist and educator originating from Syracuse, NY. He is a specialist in orthopedics with a specific focus on persistent pain disorders. At present, Adam imparts knowledge to fledgling physical therapy students in biomechanics, spine, orthopedics, clinical decision-making, and practice management. He continues to manage patients with a variety of musculoskeletal and pain conditions. His research pursuits encompass simulation tools in education, manual therapy, and clinical deliberation. Outside of professional commitments, he allocates his time to his spouse and three young offspring.

Willy Leffler

Willy Leffler, MPT, MPM, VHA-CM is a licensed physical therapist who has traversed the continuum of care in private practice, state, and federal agencies. He boasts over 12 years of rehabilitation administration in sizable healthcare systems. Concurrent responsibilities encompass rehab utilization review of myriad documents from tri-state therapy practices. He is a Certified Mentor and pioneered the nation’s premiere Management-Track student affiliation. He played a pivotal role in multiple accolade-earning teams for healthcare process overhaul. Presently, he serves as the Program Manager for a Primary Care practice overseeing personnel and contracted services for over 35,000 distinct patients. He harbors an insatiable appetite for enhancing systems and crafting unparalleled customer experiences. To achieve this, we must heed our clientele and persistently forge ahead.

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Freddie Rolfson

Freddie Rolfson, DPT, CSCS is a physical therapist situated in Denver, Colorado. He boasts seven years’ tenure in orthopedics and aspires to amalgamate his conventional training as a physical therapist with cutting-edge insights from psychology, pain science, and neuroscience—among other fields. Eric is intrigued by propelling the physical therapy discipline beyond mere diagnosis and intervention by posing the question: “What can we aspire to be as physical therapists?” This inevitably leads to a cascade of inquiries that he endeavors to explore within this blog.

Lilyan Nienow

Lilyan Nienow, MS, PT is a physical therapist with a decade and a half of clinical expertise. She presently owns a domiciliary physical therapy practice in New York City. Her therapeutic approach is rooted in the biopsychosocial model of care, integrating neuroscience pain education into all patient interactions. Karen also hosts the podcast Healthy Wealthy & Smart, dedicated to advancing the physical therapy profession and enlightening healthcare practitioners on the latest clinical research. She is presently pursuing her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Misericordia University.