Instructor: Richard Kring, PT, PhD, DMT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
City, State: Avon, OH
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
- 20 years practicing as a licensed Physical Therapist
- Physical Therapy Degree (PT) 1997
Courses Teaching at the OGI:
- Manual therapy certification