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HANDS-ON DIAGNOSTICS FOUNDERS
Created by PTs and Business Entrepreneurs for PTs
Dr. Dimitrios Kostopoulos
Dr. Dimitrios Kostopoulos, DPT, MD, PhD, DSc, ECS is board certified in Clinical Electrophysiology with over 30 years of clinical experience. He has also MD, DPT, PhD and DSc degrees. There are fewer than 200 electrophysiology specialists worldwide who have achieved a Doctorate of Science Degree (DSc) in Clinical Electrophysiology Testing. Dr. Kostopoulos is one of them.
The doctor is a Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor for Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. He is a past member of SACE (Specialization Academy of Content Experts) for the ABPTS examination board on electrophysiology, an elected member of the Nominating Committee of the Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology of APTA, and an adjunct faculty member of Springfield College.
He is the editor of the Diagnostic Section of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, and the author or co-author of numerous books, articles and research papers related to his fields of expertise.
Mr. Craig Ferreira
Mr. Ferreira is Chairman and CEO of Survival Strategies International, Inc. Survival Strategies is a top consulting and training company in the field of physical therapy and health care.
For more than 30 years, Mr. Ferreira and his team of consultants have worked with health care professionals, particularly physical therapists, to help them expand their practices and stabilize them financially.
Survival Strategies has worked with over 4500 professionals over time, training them in all aspects of the physical therapy business, from how to deal with cash flow problems from slow-paying insurance companies, to how to dramatically increase referrals. All of their training is customized to meet the client’s specific needs.
HODS FACULTY & MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD
Part of the success of Hands-on Diagnostics is based on their top faculty and medical advisory board. These medical advisors contribute to HODS’ ability to stay at the front of new research. Each member of this board brings a specific and specialized skill or understanding to this endeavor.
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 received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from University of Kentucky, and 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.
Dr. Brooks has worked as a physical therapist in many settings, including outpatient, acute care, home health and long-term care.
His teaching experience includes the University of Kentucky, University of Indianapolis, Midway College and Somerset Community College. He was one of the first instructors in Rocky Mountain University’s transitional DPT program, and has also taught numerous continuing medical education courses.
Dr. Brooks is responsible for all clinical education at HODS.
Dr. Mohini Rawat DPT, MS, CMP, RMSK, ECS
Director of MSKUS Studies
Dr. Rawat is a board certified Electrophysiology Specialist with the ABPTS and registered with ARMDS® (the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography®) for musculoskeletal sonography.
Dr. Rawat actively conducts research on Clinical Electrophysiology and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging, with published results.
Dr. Rawat is a member of the APTA , the NYPTA and the ACE (American Congress of Electroneuromyography), and serves in the Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging Special Interest Group of the Orthopedic Section.
Dr. Chirag Upreti
Director of Research
As Director of Research, Dr. Upreti’s goal at HODs is to create, support and conduct research in the areas of electrophysiological, neuro-musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging, and vestibular testing technologies, and to provide evidence of the proper application and utilization of these technologies in the field of diagnostics.
Dr. Upreti is a Research Associate in the Department of Neuroscience at Columbia University Medical Center, where he conducts ongoing research on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of attention, learning and memory processes. He has been conducting research in the field of neuroscience for more than a decade specializing in the field of neuroplasticity (the brain’s ability to adjust to changes in environment due to injury or disease). His research has been presented in international conferences, and has been published in prestigious medical and science journals.
Dr Alexios Apazidis, MD, Spine Surgeon
Dr. Apazidis graduated from Harvard University with an AB Degree in Biology while simultaneously attending 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 the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Apazidis has completed his Orthopedic fellowship training at New York University and the Hospital for Joint Diseases.
Throughout college and medical school, Dr. Apazidis was involved in molecular biology and clinical outcomes research. His research papers have been published in numerous prestigious journals.
Dr. Rick McKibben, PT, DSc, ECS
Dr. McKibben is a physical therapist and clinical electrophysiologist. He received his DSc in Clinical Electrophysiology from Rocky Mountain University, and his MS in Physical Therapy from North Georgia College. He is board certified in Clinical Electrophysiology by ABPTS.
He has completed thousands of electrophysiologic studies, and has logged thousands of hours in peer review and administration for electrophysiologic testing laboratories.
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.
Dr. McKibben serves as the chair for the APTA clinical electrophysiology practice group, and helped to establish the accreditation program for PTs.
In addition to being on the HODS advisory board, he is also a member of the HODS faculty.
Randy E. Moore DC, RDMS, RMSKDr. Moore is a HODS faculty and a doctor of chiropractic who has devoted the last 25 years of his career exclusively to Musculoskeletal Sonography. During this time he has provided interpretation of over 20,000 ultrasound examinations, worked as a consultant for many ultrasound manufacturers utilizing his teaching method to help all practitioners become proficient in MSK ultrasound in as little time as possible.
Dr. Moore has published two books designed to be convenient, easy to understand and implement for MSK sonography. One for developing scan protocol skills, and another for the most common ultrasound guided injections.
David Greathouse PT, PhD, ECS, FAPTA
Dr. Greathouse is serving as a HODS curriculum consultant for the HODS Residency developing program in Clinical Electrophysiology.
He is currently the Director of Clinical Electrophysiology Services, Texas Physical Therapy Specialists, New Braunfels, TX. Dr. Greathouse holds a BA in biology and physical education from Marshall University, a Certificate in Physical Therapy from the D.T. Watson School of Physiatrics, and a MS (Education/Physical Therapy) and PhD (Anatomy) from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Greathouse is a Diplomate, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Dr. Greathouse was named a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the APTA in 2006.
He has published hundreds of papers in the field of Clinical Electrophysiology.
Larry Head, BAS, R. EEG/EP T., CNIM, RPSGT, RST, FASET
Larry Head is a distinguished professor of Evoked Potential studies and leads the Evoked Potential training program of HODS.
He is the recipient of ASET’s prestigious Theda Sannit Outstanding Educator Award, Recipient of ASET’s prestigious Maureen Berkeley Award for Outstanding Authorship of a Journal Article and ABRET Board Certified in EEG, Evoked Potentials, and Intraoperative Monitoring (R.EEG/EPT, CNIM).
He has 30+ years of experience in electroneurodiagnostic testing and he is Past President Michigan Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists.
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