DeKALB – Ken Olson, physical therapist and president of Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists, recently traveled to Cairo, Egypt, to present his approach for treating patients with neck and back pain as a keynote speaker for the First Middle East Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Congress.
He led a workshop on cervical manipulation as a post-conference course speaker where he instructed key elements included in his textbook, “Manual Physical Therapy of the Spine.”
Olson serves is president of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists and was invited to represent the organization at this inaugural event that included participants from 10 countries across Europe and the Middle East.
With nearly 30 years of clinical experience combined with fellowship training in manual physical therapy, Olson has developed a national and international reputation as an expert clinician, educator and author in the examination and management of spinal and TMJ disorders. He is board certified in orthopaedic physical therapy.
Olson also is an adjunct faculty member at the Northern Illinois University doctor of physical therapy program. He maintains a full-time clinical physical therapy practice in the Northern Rehab Sycamore Road location in DeKalb and is available to accept new patients with joint and muscle conditions of the spine and extremities.
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