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.
Born and raised in Lockhart, Texas, Josh has a decade of experience working as a physical therapist. He loves working with people who are active, whether that means chasing around their kids or running marathons. Josh is a Fellow Mentor for The Manual Therapy Institute, where he supervises candidates for Fellowship as they advance into the clinic to apply real world practice. Josh has studied Active Release Technique and also offers dry needling. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. Josh holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.
Cody was raised in Georgetown, Texas. A soccer player in high school and college, it was through those experiences that he realized he wanted to work with athletes. Cody likes working with runners, soccer players and the like, which makes sense since he is particularly interested in treating lower extremity injuries, such as hips, rehabilitating ACLs, and tackling tough foot and ankle cases. Cody holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Texas State University, where he also completed his undergraduate education. Cody is currently enrolled in The Manual Therapy Institute and is pursuing fellowship in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, anticipated completion in 2020.
A life-long athlete, Steffan grew up in Arlington Texas, where he played soccer, football and track & field. He has a “no time for down time” philosophy that emphasizes the need to keep the body ready to roll. He loves working with motivated athletes at any stage and is passionate about working with middle and high school youth to refine their skills. Steffan gravitates towards treating knee pain and knee injuries. He holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Texas State University, San Marcos. Steffan is pursuing a fellowship in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists with an anticipated completion date in 2021. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University.