Scott graduated in 1998 from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada with a B.Sc (physiotherapy) degree and has worked in a outpatient musculoskeletal practice since that time. Scott completed his North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) level III certification in 2001 and gained Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) status in 2003. He is an American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT) Fellow and graduate of the NAIOMT Fellowship Program. He has studied various styles of Dry Needling and completed the McMaster University Medical Accupuncture program. He holds faculty and clinical Fellowship instructor status in the Institute of Manipulative Physiotherapy and Clinical Training (IMPACT) as well is co-founder of SMART Seminars. He has presented nationally, published in peer-reviewed journals and co-authored a chapter in a text book and is an active journal reviewer. His clinical interests include the neurophysiological effects of manual therapy.
Jim has 30 years of clinical and teaching experience throughout North America, Britain and Norway. His first teacher of manual therapy was James Cyriax and he continued learning in Norway and Canada, earning his advanced diploma in Manipulative Therapy (Part B) from the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 1983. He was chair of the Canadian Orthopedic Division’s Education and Specialization Committees for 12 years and a past Examiner and Instructor with the Orthopedic Division. Jim is a co-founder, senior faculty member, member of the Executive Committee, Senior Examiner and Director of Academics with the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy in the USA and as such he was responsible for the design of the NAIOMT’s curriculum. He has presented at National and Internation Conferences on Manual Therapy, and has been published in journals, authored chapters in textbooks. His video series Manual Therapy and textbook "Orthopedic Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy are sold throughout North American.
Dr. Chi-Tsai Tang
Dr. Chi-Tsai Tang, MD is a physiatrist in the department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University where he majored in biomedical engineering, and his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the University of Michigan, and a subsequent year of fellowship training in PM&R Sports Medicine at Washington University. He currently serves as the PM&R Sports Medicine Fellowship Program Director, and has been in that role since 2015. He is also the director of musculoskeletal ultrasound within the department, and has additional ultrasound training from the radiology department, and is Registered in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (RMSK). His acupuncture training includes taking the Helms Medical Institute: Medical Acupuncture for Physicians course in 2009. Subsequent training has included mentorship over the past 1.5 years from Dr. Ling Guan MD/PhD, chief of acupuncture at the 301 People’s Liberation Army hospital in Beijing, where she has taught him to view acupuncture through a structure-based approach. Dr. Tang uses a combination of both Western medicine approaches and structure-based acupuncture to treat his patients.