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Dr. Francis Jung is clinical director, educator, and physical therapist in Columbia Physical Therapy in Motion. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). The title of “Fellow” is entitled to a nationally as well as internationally recognized physical therapist who demonstrates the highest level of clinical skills in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT) after successfully completing fellowship requirements by AAOMPT. He is also orthopedic clinical specialist (OCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS). Recently Dr. Jung became a member of Specialization Academy of Content Experts (SACE) as an item writer for the Orthopeadics Speciality Council of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
His mental model of physical therapy background adapts under the influence from clinical mentorship, post-graduate courses, and certification processes in both manual therapy and functional retraining skills including Maitland (COMT; manual therapy), McKenzie (Cert. MDT; spine care), Jones (clinical reasoning for manual therapists), Stevens (advanced clinical decision making in manual therapy), Cook (functional movement systems), Kaltenborn (manual therapy), Mulligan (manual therapy), Bobath (neurodevelopment treatment), Johnson (functional manual therapy), Knott (proprioceptive neuromuscular control), Travells (trigger point management), Dommerholt (CMTPT; dry needling), and Stecco (fascia manipulation).
Collaborating with medical providers, Dr. Jung utilizes high-level of shared clinical decision making based on client’s values, clinical expertise, best available evidence to design individualized comprehensive management program to meet clients goals and expectations.
Particularly, Dr. Jung is a clinical expert specializing in cervicogenic headache, dizziness, and chronic spine disorders. He is one of few primary practitioners in the local medical community to provide in-office Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo maneuvers and vestibular (sensorimotor) rehabilitation. He also extensively works with competitive athletes in swimming, golf, soccer, tennis, cycling, powerlifting, Crossfit, and martial arts by promoting functional rehabilitation. As part of analyzing functional movement/athletic performance, he incorporates video analysis and functional movement systems (Functional Movement Screen, Selective Function Movement Assessment). He recently expanded his clinical scope of practice in TMJ disorder and Men/Women’s pelvic health.
Over two decades of professional career, he learned many life lessons from listening client’s stories. He respects client’s value/expectations and takes them into consideration to reach optimal outcome. Dr. Jung extensively incorporates behavioral and motivational coaching for his clients to promote healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Jung studied Exercise Science and completed an honors program in Biomechanics. He graduated from State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo with Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. He completed OMPT fellowship program from Regis University in Denver, Colorado.
In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Jung actively engages in clinical education as a mentor and faculty for entry-level graduate students, residents, and fellows-in-training from OMPT residency and fellowship programs. Recently, Dr. Jung was recognized with the “Clinical Instructor of the Year Award” from University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. He is one of the main faculties in the Trigger Points Dry Needling and teaches contemporary manual therapy courses for medical and health care professions with Eureka/Myopain Seminars. He presented several clinical cases and educational presentations at various professional conferences.
Dr. Jung authored several abstracts and manuscripts. The most recent publication of his work, “Clinical Decision Making in the Management of Patients with Cervicogenic Dizziness: A Case Series” was published in the Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT), 2017. Dr. Jung also participates as a manuscript reviewer for Journal of Pain Medicine, Musculoskeletal Science and Practice (formerly as Manual Therapy), Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies and JOSPT to promote scholarly contribution in the field of Physical Therapy.
Dr. Jung is a member of APTA, Orthopedic Section in APTA special group, and AAOMPT. He is a Korean-American, happily married and has two daughters. He is an avid golfer and a martial artist in both Kumdo and TaeKwonDo. He enjoys cycling and Crossfit training.
DR. FRANCIS JUNG
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, Cert. MDT, CMTPT, FAAOMPT
DR. NELSON ALMEIDA
DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL EDUCATION
PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, SFMA
Dr. Nelson Almeida is director of clinical education and physical therapist in Columbia Physical Therapy in Motion. Recently he completed a year-long post-graduate orthopedic clinical residency program in 2018 through NxtGen Institute of Physical Therapy. Less than 3% of orthopedic physical therapists throughout the U.S. graduate from orthopedic residency programs. Dr. Nelson is an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), credentialed by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS). Dr. Nelson received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to Graduate School, Dr. Nelson attended the University of Maryland where he obtained a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Kinesiology with honor.
He also personal trains with a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Sports and Conditioning Association. He supports his alma mater high school basketball team as a strength and conditioning coach to prevent athletes’ injury and enhance performance. He completed post-graduate training in manual physical therapy and functional movement diagnostic assessment through Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) to identify dysfunctional movement patterns and build neuromuscular re-education strategies. With expertise in functional movement, he has served many clients successfully, for 100k runners, marathoners, and weight watchers.
Dr. Nelson received clinical mentorship from Dr. Jung during entry-level Doctorate Physical Therapy program and has joined Columbia Physical Therapy in Motion to continue their partnership towards empowering those seeking optimized health and wellness. As a thoughtful listener, he understands client’s perspectives and establishes strong rapport with clients to achieve their motives and goals.
Dr. Nelson extensively incorporates biopsychosocial aspect of clinical reasoning, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing (MI) to assist client’s needs. He has presented several cases utilizing CBT and MI in state conferences. Dr. Nelson makes it a priority to keep up with evidence-informed medicine/guidelines to offer best quality of physical therapy management. Dr. Nelson has served diverse populations specializing in orthopedic, vestibular, neurologic, geriatric, and pediatric patients including infants and toddlers as well as in various settings such as outpatient, inpatient, home health, nursing home and school system. He has special interests in orthopedic manual physical therapy, sensorimotor training, and vestibular rehabilitation to serve clients with dizziness and concussions.
Dr. Nelson has a sincere passion for helping others. For example, in January 2017, he spent two weeks with the Sustainable Therapy And New Development (STAND) team providing new prosthesis gait training, dry needling, burn care and manual therapy, to 2,000 Haitians in Port De Paix, Haiti. Please refer to the following link for a short photo blog and more information on a wonderful initiative. He plans to serve them again upcoming January 2020.
Dr. Nelson is also an enthusiastic member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) and Maryland chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). During his free time, Nelson enjoys competing in basketball and running, traveling abroad to immerse himself in other cultures and giving back to needy communities.
Columbia Physical Therapy In Motion, located in Columbia, Maryland, offers the highest quality of patient care to provide outpatient orthopedic/vestibular/functional rehabilitation services. Our practitioners provide one-on-one (no double book appointments) comprehensive management approach from the first visit to the final visit and utilize the highest level of clinical skills from clinical experience and evidence based practice to meet your goals and expectations. All the services are solely performed by licensed physical therapists with expert level skill set in orthopedic/manual physical therapy. Our clinicians will respect your concerns and put those in plan of care. We always discuss with the most frequent patient’s questions (see below) and design appropriate treatment plan/strategy during ongoing management.
“What is wrong with me?”
“What can I help with myself?”
“What can physical therapist assist me?”
“How long it will take to get well?”
Columbia Physical Therapy In Motion is committed to work collaboratively with clients and their primary physician and specialists to restore and enhance the healthy lifestyle.
Columbia Physical Therapy in Motion would like to assist any professional service needs (presentation, wellness screening, back school, injury prevention, running clinic) for Howard County Community. Please contact us to set up your needs.
Interested in Clinical Education with Us:
We offer professional growth opportunities through clinical mentoring for entry-level graduate physical therapy students, clinicians enrolled in Orthopedic Physical Manual Therapy (OMPT) residency/fellowship training programs. Dr. Jung is a clinical instructor credentialed by American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). He has worked with graduate students past ten (10) years from Temple University, University of Maryland, Shenandoah University, Marymount University, and University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
During past couple of years, he also has served as a clinical mentor or a faculty with OMPT residency program from Temple University, OMPT fellowship programs at Regis University, and Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions. If you are interested in setting up opportunities for clinical mentoring program, please feel free to contact us.
Dr. Jung offers post-graduate clinical education courses (clinical reasoning in manual therapy, manual therapy, cervicogenic dizziness/headache) for medical doctors and physical therapists. If you are interested in hosting courses in your facility, please feel free to contact us.
PT, MS, GCS
AMMT Fellowship Program
DR. DYLAN MARKS
PT, DPT, CSCS, C-PS
Evidence In Motion Residency Program