Betty Sindelar, PT, PhD – Chair
Dr. 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.
Mark Werneke, PT, MSc, Dip MDT – Vice Chair
Mark earned his Master of Science degree in physical therapy at Boston University in 1979. He achieved credentialing in McKenzie methods as a Diplomat in 1995. Mark’s career has centered on being a full time clinician working in a variety of outpatient physical therapy settings as well as a clinical researcher. He is interested in patient self-report outcome measures and data collected during every day clinical practice to guide effective and efficient clinical treatment decisions to enhance the value of care to our patients. Clinical research areas of interest are the McKenzie methods, centralization, conservative spine care, and the biopsychosocial model. Mark is an active referee for several physical therapy journals and has published articles in numerous peer reviewed journals.
Andy Bonin, M.D. – Treasurer
Andy Bonin, M.D. is board certified in Family Medicine and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. He is also a Certified Professional Coder and a lifetime member of the American Academy of Family Practice. He has been a medical director for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina since 2005, and is co-author of the insurer’s spine surgery medical coverage policy. He remains active in clinical care and teaching, and is Assistant Consulting Professor of Community and Family Medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, NC.
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.
The focus of his clinical work is on chronic back and neck patients and extremity problems, especially sports injuries. 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 Germany’s first journal on sports physical therapy SPORTPHYSIO from 2013 – 2017. He is an international instructor of the McKenzie Institute International and vice president of the German McKenzie branch. 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 spinal / extremity differentiation (EXPOSS), patient – therapist communication and return to activity for spinal patients.
Jon Weinberg, PT, PhD – Fundraising Chair
Jon 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.
Daniel Deutscher, PT, PhD – Member at Large
Daniel is the physical therapy department national director of research & development, and the director of the Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) initiative for the Maccabitech research institute, both at Maccabi Healthcare Services, Israel. He also serves as a research consultant for FOTO and Net Health. His main research interests are the foundation of clinical databases to promote practice-based evidence (PBE) studies using integrated electronic medical record and electronic outcomes data, to identify best practice in rehabilitation. Additionally, Daniel has been involved in numerous studies on the development and clinical implementation of PROMs.