•  General Purpose for the field: To Create a truly Autonomous Physical Therapy practice by advancing the Physical Therapist as the provider of choice for Electrophysiological, Neuro-musckuloskeletal Ultrasound Imaging and Vestibular Testing technologies

• Purpose for our Colleagues: To help our Partner Colleagues offer valuable diagnostic services to their community, help thousands of people and generate significant additional revenues for their businesses.

• Purpose for our MD/DO Colleagues: To furnish doctor clients throughout the country with reliable, up to date Neuro-Musculoskeletal Diagnostic services. Improve the image and financial status of their practices and help patients achieve accurate diagnostic results, resulting to proper treatments and ultimately to healthy lives.

• Purpose for the field of research:  To create, support and conduct research in the areas of Electrophysiological, Neuro-musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging and Vestibular Testing technologies that provide the necessary evidence for the proper application and utilization of these technologies

Our Team:

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Founder: Dr. Dimitrios Kostopoulos , DPT, MD, PhD, DSc, ECS is ABPTS Board Certified in Clinical Electrophysiology Testing with over 20 years experience and numerous publications.

•    Dr. Kostopoulos is one of very few (less than 200) Electrophysiology Specialists worldwide who have achieved a Doctorate of Science Degree (DSc) in Clinical Electrophysiology Testing.

•    He is a Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor. for Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, past member of SACE (Specialization Academy of Content Experts) for the electrophysiology board exam of ABPTS, a n elected member of the Nominating Committee of the Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology of the APTA and an Adjunct Faculty of Springfield College.

•    He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies.


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Co-Founder:
Dr Kostas Rizopoulos , PT, DPT, MCMT has a Doctorate degree with focus in business administration, marketing, PR & management and he is the co-founder o f several successful businesses in healthcare & education.

Dr Rizopoulos has extensive experience in the area of Diagnostic Testing and Manual Therapy and has co-authored with his business partner Dr Kostopoulos sev eral books and journal publications. 

•    Established in 1992
•    Treated over 100,000 patients
•    Performed over 70,000 diagnostic tests
•    Helped over 100,000 healthcare professionals worldwide


craig-headshotCo-Founder: Mr. Craig Ferreira is the co- founder, Chairman & CEO of Survival Strategies International, Inc. SSI is one of the leading training and consulting companies in the field.

•    Craig has over 30 years experience in business consulting in the healthcare field and has serviced, along with his staff in Burbank, California, over 4500 professionals to achieve greater business success.

•    SSI and Craig have received several awards for their contributions to the business world.


Jerrold Gordon
VP of Sales, Marketing and Administration

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Has taken numerous post graduate courses in business, marketing, sales and administration including Executive Training.  Additionally, he has taught courses/workshops in these subjects and has a BS in Engineering.

•     Marketed nutritional seminars to private practices and doctors plus business consulted with them;

•     Performed numerous marketing projects for small companies; plus worked for and sold to Fortune 500 companies like HP, Litton and Honeywell.

•     As VP of Sales and Marketing, took a company doing $1.5M/year in the US to $18M/year in 8 years.

HODS Faculty Medical Advisory Board:

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Dr. Mark Brooks, DSC, PT, ECS, OCS
Vice President of Clinical Education of HODS
Dr. Brooks has over 25 years of experience as a clinician, administrator and educator in the field of physical therapy. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He completed his doctorate in clinical electrophysiology at Rocky Mountain University in 2005.

He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in both Clinical Electrophysiology and Orthopedics. He has worked as a physical therapist in many settings, including outpatient, acute care, home health and long term care.

His teaching experience includes courses at the University of Kentucky, University of Indianapolis, Midway College, Somerset Community College and he was one of the first instructors in Rocky Mountain University’s transitional DPT program. He has also taught in numerous continuing medical education courses.

He is also a researcher and has been published in JOSPT. In 1992 he went into private practice with his wife, also a physical therapist. Currently he serves as the CEO of Professional Rehabilitation Associates, PSC, a large rehabilitation private practice in Kentucky and continues to practice both as a physical therapist and electroneuromyographer.

Dr Brooks has been appointed as VP of Clinical Education of HODS and he is responsible for all clinical education.


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Dr. Intazam Khan, MD, Neurologist

Dr Khan is a distinguished neurologist for over 20 years with affiliations with NY Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center, Winthrop University Hospital, North Shore University Hospital and has a thriving private practice.  His extensive knowledge in neurology and electrodiagnostic medicine helps him advise on the advancement of the goals and purposes of HODS as a Member of the HODS Medical Advisory Board.


Alexios-Apazidi

Dr Alexios Apazidis, MD,  Spine Surgeon

Dr. Apazidis graduated from Harvard University with an AB in Biology. He simultaneously attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he studied military science and received his officer’s commission in the United States Army. He obtained his MD and MBA from Boston University School of Medicine. Throughout college and medical school, Dr. Apazidis was involved in molecular biology and clinical outcomes research, and has published papers in prestigious journals. Dr. Apazidis has completed his Orthopedic fellowship training at New York University and the Hospital for Joint Diseases and he is a Member of the HODS Medical Advisory Board.


mohini3Dr. Mohini Rawat DPT, MS, CMP, RMSK, ECS
Director of MSKUS Studies

Dr. Rawat is a Board Certified Electrophysiology specialist by the ABPTS and Registered in Musculoskeletal Sonography ARMDS. 

Dr. Rawat has been actively conducting and has published research in the area of Clinical Electrophysiology and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging.   Dr. Rawat is a member of the APTA , the NYPTA and the ACE (American Congress of Electroneuromyography) and she serves in the Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging Special Interest Group of the Orthopedic Section.  Dr Rawat is the Clinical Director of Muscluloskeletal Ultrasound Studies of Hands-On Diagnostic Services and member of the Medical Advisory Board of HODS.


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Dr. Rick McKibben,  PT, DSc, ECS

Dr. McKibben is a physical therapist and clinical electrophysiologist.  He achieved a Doctor of Science in Clinical Electrophysiology from Rocky Mountain University and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from North Georgia College.  Dr. McKibben has completed thousands of electrophysiologic studies and has spent thousands of hours in peer review and administration of electrophysiologic testing laboratories.  He is board certified in Clinical Electrophysiology by ABPTS.

Ongoing research interests include severity in focal/mononeuropathies, retrograde axonal atrophy, the mixed median forearm nerve conduction study, short segment median motor studies in CTS, and F-wave nomograms.  

He is the Practice Chair for the Clinical Electrophysiology arm of the APTA’ s Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management.  He is a faculty of HODS and a member of the HODS Medical Advisory Board


Chirag-UpretiDr. Chirag Upreti
Director of Research

Dr Upreti is the Director of Research of Hands-On Diagnostic Services.  His goal is to fulfill the Purpose for the field of research of HODS which is to create, support and conduct research in the areas of Electrophysiological, Neuro-musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging and Vestibular Testing technologies that provide the necessary evidence for the proper application and utilization of these technologies

Dr. Upreti is a Research Associate in the Department of Neuroscience at Columbia University Medical Center where he is conducting research on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of attention, learning and memory processes. He has been conducting research in the field of neuroscience for over 10 year s , specializing in the field of neuroplasticity.  His research work has been presented in International Conferences and has been published in prestigious medical and science journals.