Fellowship Training

 Pain Relief and Physical Therapy is partnered with Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars (MAPS) as a Fellowship mentoring site for our advanced Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship. The Fellowship is accredited by and meets the rigorous standards of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education. The mentorship component of the Fellowship at PRPT is conducted by Bryan O’Halloran who is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.

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Introduction to our Current Fellows in training

Addison Lerner

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 Addison Lerner-Lentz, DPT graduated from Utica College in May 2010 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, and in May 2008 with a B.S. in Health Studies and is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.  Dr Lerner-Lentz works at Pain Relief and Physical Therapy as a physical therapist and also the CCCE for physical therapy students and clinical rotations.  She has been a member of the staff since June 2010, completed her COMT certification in 2013 through Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars series and is now a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT).  She is currently working towards becoming a fellow in manual therapy through the Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars.  Dr Lerner-Lentz is also the assistant basketball coach at Haverford College and participates and competes year round in triathlons, 5Ks and half marathons and is a National Qualifier for her age group. 

Caleb Knippenberg

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 Caleb Knippenberg, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, Cert. MDT,  graduated from the University of Scranton in 2008 with his Master’s in physical therapy.  Since that time he has maintained a strong interest in orthopedic physical therapy.  Caleb was a high school and collegiate athlete and performed clinical training with the San Francisco Giants.  In 2014 Caleb obtained his Orthopedic Clinical Specialty degree recognizing his advanced knowledge in the field of Orthopedics.  Caleb continued his pursuit of education by obtaining his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Temple University in 2016.  In 2017 he earned his Certificate of Orthopedic Manual Therapy after taking numerous courses related to mobilization and manipulation of the spine and peripheral joints.  The following year he earned yet another certification becoming credentialed as a McKenzie therapist which involved training in mechanical diagnosis and treatment of the spine.  Currently he is working towards his fellowship certification with Bryan O’Halloran as his Senior Faculty Advisor.  Caleb owns and operates a private outpatient physical therapy clinic with his wife who is also a physical therapist specializing in the field of women’s health.  He has two young daughters and plays racquetball in his spare time.

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