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Atlanta Back Clinic
Roger has been part of the Atlanta Back Clinic staff since 1997. He graduated in 1980 from the Ohio State University with a B.S. in psychology and in 1990 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with an M.S. in physical therapy. Roger was certified in Hellerwork Structural Integration in Seattle, Washington in 1994. Hellerwork is a wholistic approach using deep connective tissue work, movement re-education, and body psychology to help improve posture, improve movement and ease pain.
Rich received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Gettysburg College in 1972. In 1975, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from SUNY at Downstate Medical Center. He earned a Masters of Medical Science in Physical Therapy in 1985 from Emory University. The American Physical Therapy Association awarded him Board Certification in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy in 1994, and he was recertified in 2004. In 2006, he became a fellow member in the American Academy of OrthopaedicManual Physical Therapy. Rich obtained a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2010.
Rich has worked at the Atlanta Back Clinic since 1977. He is also a part time instructor in the Doctorate Program within the Division of Physical Therapy at Emory University as well as an instructor in the Clinical Education Program for the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. He has a special interest in spinal biomechanics, motor control mechanisms and manual therapy.
Deborah is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston’ School of Physical Therapy and has been on staff at the Atlanta Back Clinic since 1999. Her work experience ranges from pediatric to geriatric, and from acute orthopedic to longer term rehabilitation. Post-graduate studies include certification in the Feldenkrais Method®, obtained from the Reese Movement Institute in 1996. Deb’s particular interest and focus is on the dynamic systems approach to posture and movement re-education. She enjoys assisting individuals and groups in the process of increasing their awareness of "neuromuscular habits" that can contribute to pain, injury, and inefficient function.
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