Featured Fellow: Dr. Scott Bailey, PT, DPT, CIDN, FAAOMPT, TWD

Scott Bailey is the owner and President of Work Injury Solutions servicing Northeast Ohio. He earned a Bachelor degree in Exercise Physiology in 1997, a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Ohio University in 2000 and a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Chatham University in 2010. He completed fellowship training in orthopedics and manual therapy at Daemen College, Buffalo, NY in 2015 and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. He is also a certified Ohio BWC Transitional Work Developer and assists employers in developing comprehensive work-injury management and injury prevention programs. He served eight years as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Specialist Corps and, prior to becoming a physical therapist, served six years in the U.S. Navy in the Nuclear Power Program.

What inspired you to pursue fellowship training?

The education I received from Dr. Jake Magel and Dr. Gayle Deyle during the tDPT Program at Chatham University and a classmate of mine (Dr. Paul Tadak) inspired me to pursue fellowship training.

What fellowship program did you attend and why?

I attended the fellowship program at Daemen College due to Dr. Ron Schenk’s expertise in McKenzie and manual therapy.

What did your fellowship program entail (as far as specific training, etc.)?

The fellowship program at Daemen College entailed courses in neuromobilization, spinal exercise, thrust manipulation and McKenzie parts A and B. The mentorship portion of the program was most useful as it taught me to use clinical reasoning to make sound clinical decisions and diagnoses while treating patients with evidence based treatments. My mentor was Dr. Ben Geletka.

Are you trained in any specific areas of manual therapy (e.g., Maitland, McKenzie, etc.)? If so, why did you choose that area?

I am not trained in any one specific area of manual therapy but prefer the McKenzie approach. Therefore, I use a progression of forces in the spine which ranges from patient-generated forces to manipulation.

What advice would you give to new grads aspiring to pursue residency/fellowship training?

I would advise new graduates to pursue residency and fellowship soon after graduation. This is because of the time commitment that is required.

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