This week, on the EIM Clinical Podcast, John and Jeff are joined by Dr. Joe Farrell. As a founding fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) and its first president, he was a major player in preparing the application for the United States’ membership to the International Federation of Manipulative Therapy in 1992. The educational standards from this document formed the basis for the AAOMPT Standards Committee review process of manual therapy fellowships, which contributed to the current accreditation process of the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education.
Joe will be sharing some of the history of the Academy, as well as manual therapy in general. He will also share his insight and wisdom on decision-making in physical therapy and some of the fads of interventions that have occurred over the last few decades.