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Curriculum R.Kring

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Curriculum Vitae
Instructor: Richard Kring, PT, PhD, DMT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
City, State: Avon, OH
BIO (Highlights/Experience):

Dr. Kring graduated from Cleveland State University  Physical Therapy School in 1997. Finished a three-year residency  followed by a Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (FAAOMPT) from  the Ola Grimsby Institute. Received his PhD in 2008 with emphasis in  neurophysiology and dissertation titled “The Role of Central  Sensitization in the Manifestation of the Facilitated Segment”. Dr.  Kring currently serves as the Director of Clinical Research and Clinical  Manager in Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy at the Cleveland Clinic in  Cleveland, OH. He is the Chief Executive Officer of the Ola Grimsby  Institute, an international consortium for Orthopaedic Manual Therapy  Post Professional education with programs in North America, Europe, and  Asia. Dr. Kring is the Executive Director of the International  Accrediting Commission for Post-Professional Physical Therapy Programs  (IACPPPTP), working closely with the Council for Higher Education  Accreditation (CHEA) in Washington DC. With his roles as Director of  Research for both the Cleveland Clinic and the OGI, he has many active  studies primarily emphasizing cervical cranial responses to trauma. He  is currently active in research, authorship, as well as teaching  residencies, fellowships and post-doctoral candidates throughout the US  and Internationally. Dr. Kring is a frequent lecturer at State,  National, and International levels. Clinical Interests include: All  aspects of Manual Therapy, specific exercise prescription,  cervical-ocular-cranial manifestations of Whiplash Associated Disorders  and concussion, neurophysiology, education, regional interdependencies,  and the impact of basic science research on clinical treatment.
  • Chief Executive Officer: The Ola Grimsby Institute
  • Director of Research Development: The Ola Grimsby Institute
  • Board of Directors, Examiners, and Instructors: The Ola Grimsby Institute
  • Executive Director: International Accrediting Commission on Post-Professional Physical Therapy Programs (IACPPPTP)
  • Director of Clinical Research: Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation & Sports Therap
  • Clinical Manager: Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation & Sports Therapy
  • Nominating Committee: (AAOMPT)
    • 20 years practicing as a licensed Physical Therapist
  • Staff, Senior, Clinical Specialist, Clinical Manager, and Director of Research (2010 to the present) roles over those 20 years
  • Eleven Years as an Instructor for the Ola Grimsby Institute
  • Four Years on The Board of Directors for the Ola Grimsby Institute
  • Taught Residencies, Fellowships, Certification  programs, and weekend courses for the OGI in multiple cities around the  country and Europe.
  • Speaker at local, state, national, and international meeting conferences.
    • Physical Therapy Degree (PT) 1997
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) 2003
  • fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT) 2005
  • Doctor of Manual Therapy (DMT) 2007
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 2008
  • Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (OCS) through the APTA 2015

  • Courses Teaching at the OGI:
    • Manual therapy certification
  • Residency
  • Fellowship
  • Components of advanced clinical 3rd year
  • MT-1: Introduction to Basic Sciences
  • MT-2: Manual Therapy of the Extremities
  • MT-3: Manual Therapy of the Spine
  • MT-4A: Scientific Therapeutic Exercise Progression of the Extremities
  • MT-4B: Scientific Therapeutic Exercise Progression of the Spine
  • MT-6: Introduction to Spinal Manipulation
  • MT-7: Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • MT-9: Advanced Spinal Manipulation
  • STEP 1: Scientific Therapeutic Exercise Progression of the Shoulder
  • STEP 4: Scientific Therapeutic Exercise Progression of the Lumbar Spine
  • STEP 5: Scientific Therapeutic Exercise Progression of the Cervical Spine
  • STEP 6: Scientific Therapeutic Exercise Progression of the Upper Cervical, Ocular, and TMJ.


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