About the Speaker

Jan DommerholtJan Dommerholt, PT, DPT, MPS, DAIPM

CEO of PhysioFitness

Dr. Dommerholt is an accomplished and experienced Dutch-trained physical therapist and CEO of PhysioFitness.

In addition to his physical therapy education, he has studied at New York University where he completed a course of study in Performing Artists Disorders (NYU Human Performance Analysis Laboratory). He completed a Master of Professional Studies with a concentration in biomechanical trauma from Lynn University, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. He is currently pursuing a PhD degree from Aalborg University in Denmark.

Dr. Dommerholt is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management and a member of several medical and physical therapy professional organizations.

In 2014, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) recognized the many contributions of Dr. Dommerholt to the overall development of the field of physical therapy. Dr. Dommerholt is a recognized expert in the physical therapy diagnosis and treatment of persons with myofascial pain syndrome, chronic pain syndromes, and whiplash associated disorders.

He has published five books, over 80 articles, and nearly 60 chapters in medical and physical therapy textbooks on myofascial pain, chronic pain conditions, fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome, and whiplash. Dr. Dommerholt prepares a literature review column on myofascial pain syndrome for the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies.

Dr. Dommerholt has also specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of musicians with musculoskeletal problems. As a former clarinetist and saxophonist, Dr. Dommerholt has combined his interests in music and physical therapy. 

Previous Speakers


"Managing Post-Concussion Syndrome: The Diagnostic Dilemma, and Where Does Manual Therapy Fit In?"

Rob Landel, PT, DPT, FAPTA


"Harnessing Brain Plasticity Using Typical PT Equipment to Stimulate the Brain and Improve Motor Outcomes"
Shailesh Kantak PhD, PT

FUNctional Fashion & Wearable Technology:  How Clothing & Soft/DIY Devices Can Improve Function, Independence, and Quality of Life for Individuals With Physical Disabilities
Michele Lobo, PT, PhD

New Advances in the Management of Persons with Balance and Vestibular Disorders.
Susan L. Whitney, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA

New and Innovative Evidence Based Treatment for Parkinson's Disease
Heather Cianci, PT, MS, GCS

Shoulder Dysfunction Post-Breast Cancer
Pamela K. Levangie, DPT, DSc, FAPTA

Management of Concussion/Mild TBI and the Emerging Role of the Physical Therapist
Anne Mucha PT, DPT, MS, NCS

CNS Adaptations During Locomotor Training
Amy J. Bastian, PhD, PT

Optimizing Participation of Individuals with Movement Disorders
Robert J. Palisano, PT, ScD

Gaming and Virtual Reality in Physical Therapy (to improve balance and mobility)
Judith Deutsch, PT, PhD

Failure of Voluntary Muscle Activation: Coming Out of Our Orthopedic Silo to Treat a Neurologic Impairment
Scott Stackhouse, PT, PhD

Exploration of Methods to Enhance Reach, Grasp and Manipulation Across the Lifespan.
Susan V. Duff, EdD, PT, OT, CHT

III Step (Special Therapeutic Exercise Project): Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow
Susan P. Barker, PT, PhD



Dr. Gregory Thielman 


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