Sparrow Eaton Hospital physical therapist, Andrue Bergmooser, PT, DPT, OCS received his Spinal Manual Therapy certification from the International Spine and Pain Institute in partnership with the Evidence In Motion Institute of Health Professions.
“I wanted feedback from the top manual therapists in the country to further polish my hands-on, spine skills,” Bergmooser said. “I essentially have accomplished three of my career goals with this certification now having achieved the orthopedic specialist, pain specialist and, most recently, spinal manual certification.”
All physical therapists have achieved a minimum of three years’ clinical experience, including 2,000 hours or more in direct practice.
Patients can be referred to Bergmooser by providers who believe they will benefit from the specialized, chronic pain expertise.
“I am now better equipped to help people with acute and subacute spinal pain 0-6 months duration of pain, which is one of the most common ailments we see in EMPOWER and also a top reason many of our patients consult with their physician,” Bergmooser says.
Bergmooser is a graduate of Grand Valley State University where he received his doctorate in physical therapy. He completed post-graduate orthopedic training at St. Luke's Orthopedic Physical Therapy residency program in Pennsylvania. Bergmooser works full-time in EMPOWER, which encompasses Sparrow Eaton Hospital’s rehabilitation services at AL!VE. Bergmooser not only specializes in chronic pain and pain neuroscience but now also manual treatment of the spine.
Those who believe they might benefit from the pain management Bergmooser provides should speak with their provider about a referral.