Pieter was born and raised in Leiden, the Netherlands and graduated from the Haagsche Opleiding voor Fysiotherapie in Den Haag prior to moving to Texas. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013 at Rosalind Franklin University, is board certified in orthopaedic physical therapy and a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy. Pieter is the co-owner and Program Director of the Manual Therapy Institute, an American Physical Therapy Association credentialed fellowship program in orthopaedic manual physical therapy. He has been teaching post-graduate manual therapy courses nationwide since 1994 and is currently an Assistant Professor at Texas State University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
Katie was born in Bedford, England and lived in several countries before settling in Austin, Texas. She graduated from Rice University with a BA in Kinesiology. While at Rice, she was a varsity member of the cross country and track teams during a time when they won 8 conference championships. Katie earned her Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University. Katie received her certification in the McKenzie method of mechanical diagnosis and therapy in 2013 and her Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy in 2015. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Physical Therapy from TWU.
Josh was born and raised in Lockhart, Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2010 from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Josh has taken the courses for Full Body Certification in Active Release Technique (A.R.T.), and has also completed the advanced A.R.T. courses in Nerve Entrapment and Complex Protocols. He received advanced certification in orthopedics through The Manual Therapy Institute and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.
Cody was born and raised in Georgetown, Texas. He played varsity and club soccer throughout high school and went on to play at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas before transferring to Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Cody received his Bachelors of Science in Exercise and Sports Science from Texas State University.
Steffan was raised in Arlington, Texas. He was very active in high school, playing soccer, football, and track & field. For his undergraduate education, Steffan attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise and Sports Sciences. For his graduate education, Steffan attended Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas where he received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Steffan enjoys working with a variety of patients from youths to active adults. He plans to continue his education in orthopedic physical therapy by pursuing fellowship in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.