About the Therapist

Kent Osborn PT, MTC earned his physical therapy degree from the University of Florida in 1994. In 1996, while living on the west coast of the United States, he took his first Osteopathic Manual Therapy(OMT) course with Loren Rex D.O.  He has accrued over 1000 hours of varied continuing education since then including a 2 year program osteopathic manual therapy approaches and certifications in:

1. Manual Therapy Certification from St. Augustine University

2. Trigger Point Dry Needling Certification from Drs. Jan Dommerholt and Robert Gerwin 

3. Fascial Manipulation Certification from the Associazione Manipolazione Fasciale of Luigi Stecco

His treatment approach integrates the evaluation and principles of osteopathic manual therapy with modern systems such as: trigger point dry needling, reflex techniques and viscero-somatic manipulation. The mix of approaches depends greatly on the problems and needs of each patient. Exercise makes up a very small portion of his Atlanta practice.

While most therapists focus entirely on muscles, joints and soft tissue(mechanical issues), this practice focuses on the nervous system’s role in maintaining pain and dysfunction. Muscle and joint tightness or pain are often just reflections of how the nervous system has adapted or of irritation of organ systems.   If multiple professionals have tried and failed, they haven’t known where to look.  There are ‘handles’ through which to affect the nervous system.  They go far beyond massaging where it hurts or manipulating a joint in your back and hoping that the nervous system will react beneficially.

Here is a list of some of Kent Osborn’s continuing education highlights:

Loren Rex D.O.: URSA Foundation

  • URSA Silver Series(program in osteopathic approach) 2001-2003
  • Cranial Mobilization-Direct and Indirect Technique
  • 3 in 1 course-IT Band, T-9 Syndrome, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Introduction to Chapman’s Reflexes
  • Chapman’s Reflexes for the Respiratory System
  • Evaluation and Treatment of the Cervical Spine and Cranial Base
  • Evaluation and Treatment of the Myalgia Patient
  • Introduction to Muscle Energy Technique: Lumbar,Sacrum,Pelvis—twice
  • Adaptations of the Body to Internal and External Injury
  • Assessment of the Walk Cycle for the Manual Therapist
  • Understanding Mechanical Adaptations in Acute and Chronic Conditions
  • The Role of the Vagus Nerve in Health and Disease
  • The Role of the Sympathetic Nervous System in Health & Disease

Edward G. Stiles D.O., FAAO: Stylized Osteopathic Seminars(Oklahoma)

  • Muscle Energy Techniques-lower half of the body
  • Muscle Energy Techniques-upper half of the body
  • Advanced Clinical Pearls
  • Functional Indirect Technique
  • Craniosacral Techniques

Mariano Rocabado DPT, Professor Universidad Andres Bello, Santiago de Chile

  • Beginning Cranio Facial (TMJ)
  • Intermediate Cranio Facial (TMJ)
  • Advanced Cranio Facial (TMJ)

Janet G. Travell MD Seminar Series-Trigger Point Dry Needling Certification instructed by: Robert Gerwin MD, FAAN, Jan Dommerholt, PT, DPT,MS/MPS, DAAPM

  • MPS-1: Foundations of Trigger Point Examination and Treatment
  • MPS-2: Head, Face, Neck and Shoulder Pain
  • MPS-3: Low back and Pelvic Pain
  • MPS-4: Extremity
  • MPS-5: Review and Examination-Certification

Associazione Manipolazione Fasciale(Fascial Manipulation Association) Luigi Stecco PT Padova Italy

Fascial Manipulation Level 1(A and B)

Fascial Manipulation Level 2(A and B)

Laurie Hartman D.O., PhD  Thrust: Theory and Technique for Spine and Extremity 2000

North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy 

  • NAIOMT 500 Level I
  • NAIOMT 720 Advanced Clinical Reasoning and Differential Diagnosis
  • NAIOMT 765 Functional Shoulder
  • NAIOMT 775 Headaches, Dizziness, & Chronic Neck Pain

Institute of Physical Art: 

  • PNF 1 A Functional & Biomechanical Approach to PNF
  • Functional Gait: Component Assessment and Treatment

Myofascial Release Seminars with John Barnes: 

  • Myofascial Release I
  • Myofascial Release II
  • Myofascial Unwinding

Manual Therapy Certification through the University of St. Augustine 1999

University of St. Augustine Manual Therapy Seminars: S1, S2, S3, S4, E1, MF1

Vladimir Janda: Functions of muscles in musculoskeletal pain syndromes

John Iams Pain Reflex Release Technology PRRT Seminar—twice

Barral Institute of Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1(VM1)

Tom Dalonzo-Baker Total Motion Release—twice

Brian Mulligan: Manual Therapy

Orofacial Pain: Introduction, History and Examination

The Eclectic Approach to TMD Part A and B

Functional Applications in Pelvic Rehabilitation: Part A and B

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