AAOMPT sSIG Leadership Team

President

David Dellota, SPT

Contact David: ddellota@som.umaryland.edu

I am currently a second-year DPT student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). My goals are to obtain residency and eventually, a fellowship in orthopedic manual physical therapy. I believe that orthopedic manual physical therapy is one of the most effective tools a clinician can utilize and should be at the forefront of treatments being taught to entry-level practitioners. I have an insatiable desire to both learn and teach and am constantly seeking to expand my knowledge to share it with others. When outside of physical therapy I enjoy basketball, snowboarding, hiking with Dexter (my dog), weight training, singing, playing guitar, working on my car, watching movies, and hanging out with family and friends.

Vice President

Michael Gentile, SPT

Contact Michael: Michael.gentile@som.umaryland.edu

My name is Michael gentile and I am currently a second year DPT student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). Upon graduation I wish to pursue a residency in orthoepic manual physical therapy and being practicing in the outpatient setting.

Members-at-Large

Alexis Zurheide, SPT

Contact Alexis: A.Zurheide@usa.edu

Hello, my name is Alexis Zurheide, and I am a residential DPT student at the University of St. Augustine at the Miami campus.  My goals after graduation are to continue in a residency program and possibly continue with a fellowship. With my background being in athletic training, I want to continue learning more about orthopedic and athletic populations to further my knowledge and eventually treat athletes at high levels.   Getting to know colleagues in the profession who share similar interests while bringing awareness to others is something that I am passionate about.

 

Members-at-Large

Miles Moore, SPT 

Contact Miles: miles.moore@duke.edu

My name is Miles Moore and I am a 2-year DPT student at Duke University. My goal after graduation is to complete a Sports Residency followed by fellowship training. I gravitated towards the AAOMPT after exposure to manual therapy in Duke’s didactic curriculum and reading pertinent literature on the efficacy of manual therapy. I want to educate people on how to practice at the top of their PT license and I believe manual therapy is a tool that is integral to that ability. I look forward to reading and participating in research as my career progresses. I hope to add as many tools as possible to my “toolkit” and to surround myself with similar like-minded people moving forward.

Conference Chair

Alice Wolfkill, SPT

Contact Alice: Alice.wolfkill@som.umaryland.edu 

I am a second-year student physical therapist at the University of Maryland, Baltimore and while I am still undecided as to if I will pursue a residency after graduation, I look forward to learning all that I can from my peers and professors regarding manual therapy. I have always been drawn to manual therapy and after becoming involved in our local OMPT chapter. As a second career physical therapy student, I have extensive experience coordinating and planning a wide variety of events from silent auctions, student networking events, and even a scholarship benefit featuring famous comedians in New York City. As a student, I have served as the secretary on the APTA of Maryland’s sSIG board and coordinated our National Advocacy Dinner for the state. I have also planned a variety of student engagement events to help connect Maryland’s PT and PTA students and I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting my future colleagues from other programs. Outside of school, I enjoy volunteering for my undergraduate alumni club and fostering newly retired racing greyhounds.

Director of Communications

Cameron Loveridge, SPT

Contact Cameron: C.loveridge@usa.edu

Hello, my name is Cameron Loveridge. I am currently a 2 year residential DPT student at the University of Saint Augustine Miami campus. After graduation, I plan to pursue an orthopedic residency along with many other certifications. Before coming to DPT school I had minimal exposure to manual therapy and have since gained a passion for it. I think manual therapy is an underused tool in the physical therapy world. I want to advocate how manual therapy paired with exercise can help our patients get better faster and improve therapeutic alliances with patients. Outside of physical therapy, I love being outside in the warm weather, watching movies, attending concerts and spending time with my wife and dog.

 

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