Foundation Board of Directors

Betty Sindelar, PT, PhD – Chair

Betty SindelarDr. Sindelar is Associate Professor, School of Physical Therapy, Ohio University, Athens, OH and Consultant, out-patient clinic, Castrop Center, Ohio University Therapy Associates. She has a BS in physical therapy, 1975, Washington University, St. Louis and a PhD in bioengineering, 2000, University of Washington, Seattle. Her research is in the area of examining the structure/function joint interactions using the TMJ and an animal model for degenerative joint disease. She is also assessing the effects of long-term control of periodontal disease with a new treatment technique on inflammatory markers and disease outcomes.

Emily Slaven, PT, PhD, MS, Cert MDT – Chair elect

Emily Slaven is an Associate Professor, Krannert School of Physical Therapy, University of Indianapolis, Indiana and a practicing clinician at Franciscan Health Mooresville. She has a BS in physiotherapy, 1996, University College Dublin, Ireland, a MS in physiotherapy, 2001, Manchester University, England, a MS in Biomechanics, 2008, Ball State University, Indiana and a PhD in Physical Therapy, 2010, Nova Southeastern University, Florida. She became credentialled in the McKenzie Method in 2002 and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists in 2010. Emily values being able to bring her clinical experiences into the classroom in particular the role of MDT in patient care. Emily’s area of research relates to the influence of orthopaedic manual therapy on pain response and human movement.

Yvonne Lindbäck, PT, Dip MDT, MS, PhD  – Vice Chair

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Aileen Cuenca, PT, Cert MDT – Treasurer

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Georg Supp, PT, Dip MDT – Secretary

Georg has been a physical therapist since 1992. Since 1997 he has run the rehabilitation centre PULZ in Freiburg in Germany together with MDT-credentialed Wolfgang Schoch. He received the Diploma in MDT in 1999.
He is co-author of numerous German textbooks and he has published articles, comments and letters in several peer-reviewed journals. Georg has been the editor of Germany’s first journal on sports physical therapy SPORTPHYSIO from 2013 – 2017. He is an international instructor of the McKenzie Institute International. Georg is the founder of IMDTRF Germany and a member of the Education Council of the McKenzie Institute International. Currently Georg is conducting research on patient – therapist communication and Patient Reported Outcomes.

Jon Weinberg, PT, PhD – Member at large

JonJon graduated from Physiotherapy school in London in 1994. He is a member of the teaching faculty of the McKenzie Institute and a full time clinician in North Carolina where he resides and both owns and operates a McKenzie certified company. Jon has co authored several articles regarding the technique.