Board Certified Specialists

We are proud to employ several therapists that have earned the distinction of being Board Certified Specialists in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS). This nationally accredited certification is awarded to an elite group of physical therapists for their superior skills and knowledge in the realm of orthopedic physical therapy. A rigorous clinical and written examination must be successfully completed in order to attain this honor.

McKenzie Certification

Owner Dr. Christopher Dunn PT, DPT, OCS, CERT-MDT, CMP earned his certification in the McKenzie Method in 2003. This technique, also known as Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, is a philosophy of active patient involvement and education that is trusted and used by practitioners and patients all over the world for back, neck, and extremity problems. There are a limited number of certified McKenzie professionals in the Triangle area.

Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist

This certification (COMT) is obtained through Maitland Austrailian Physiotherapy seminars after completion of their full course requirements and a rigorous practical and written examination. This certification proves competency in joint mobilizations and manipulations for the spine and extremities. We are proud to have staff holding the COMT certification. Christopher Stotsky, MPT, COMT is the Director of the Raleigh office and holds this distinction.

Mulligan Concept

The Mulligan Concept, mobilization with movement, is a manual therapy technique used to improve mobility and help decrease pain. The Mulligan Concept is a unique approach to manual therapy discovered and developed by Brian Mulligan F.N.Z.S.P. (Hon), Dip. M.T. from Wellington, New Zealand. This simple yet effective manual approach addresses musculoskeletal disorders with pain free manual joint “repositioning” techniques for restoration of function and abolition of pain.

This elite certification requires that individuals complete both course work and study in the Mulligan Concept. Passing this exam concludes the minimum level of training to be considered "certified" in the Mulligan Concept. The exam consists of multi-level testing with written and performance components designed to assess the clinical knowledge and skills developed by the practitioner throughout the course curriculum.

Dunn Physical Therapy has 11 physical therapists with this certification.