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 Dr. Amr Ayad

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         DPT,PT, COMS, Cert. DN, STMT, MFDc

          Doctor of Physical Therapy/Consultant Physical Therapy

          Board Certified Direct Access Provider

          Certified Dry Needling Practitioner

          Certified Obesity Management Specialist

          Certified in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization        

          Certified in Western Medicine Cupping

         Dr. Amr Ayad (known as Dr. A) is the president and              

         founder of the American Academy of Doctors of  

          Physical Therapy. He brings in over 18 years of  

          experience in the field of Physical Therapy and

          Rehabilitation.

         He received a Bachelors of Science degree in Physical    

         Therapy with high honors in 2000, passed his American  

         Boards in Physical Therapy then obtained a post-

         graduate Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from

         Arizona School of Health Sciences in the USA.

         Dr. A pursued advanced post-graduate training and  

         education in Dry Needling, Spinal Manipulation, IASTM,

         Myofascial decompression cupping, and Manual

         Therapy at different institutes in the United States.

         Dr. A is also a Board certified obesity management  

         specialist and has a special interest in wellness and

         weight-loss. Dr. A has also acquired advanced clinical

         experience performing electro-diagnostics including

         nerve conduction studies (NCS/NCV), dynamic EMG,

         and somatosensory evoked potential testing (SEPs).

         Dr. A is a Board Certified Direct Access provider in the  

         United States, thus he has strong differential diagnosis

         skills and considers the whole body when evaluating

         each patient. Dr. A has a special interest in the use of

         Dry Needling, Western Medicine Cupping, IASTM, and

         Spinal Manipulation for the treatment of chronic pain

         and movement dysfunction.

         Dr. A is a member of the American Physical Therapy  

         Association (APTA), the Orthopedic Section of the APTA,

         the American Strength and Conditioning Association

         (NSCA), and the American College of Wellness (ACW).

         Dr. A is a Senior Physical Therapist with extensive

         clinical experience in the field of Physical Therapy and

         Rehabilitation. He has worked in many settings

         including hospitals, outpatient clinics, home care, and  

         sub-acute care.

         Dr. A has always adopted a vision directed towards

         recognizing and advancing the profession of Physical

         Therapy. He believes in advocating for, and inspiring

         Doctors of Physical Therapy and physical therapists,

         not only in the US, but also worldwide.

         His vision is to see Doctors of Physical Therapy all over

         the world recognized as primary providers when it

         comes to musculoskeletal problems. Doctor A believes

         that Physical Therapists have a solid educational

         background, which when combined with the proper

         advanced post-graduate training, should allow Doctors

         of Physical Therapy to expand their scope of practice

         to include things like corticosteroid injection therapy,

         medication prescription and ordering diagnostics

         related to the musculoskeletal system. Although this

         has already been implemented in some countries like

         the UK, Doctors of Physical Therapy in many countries

         continue to face challenges related to scope of  

         practice.

         In his free time, Dr. A enjoys weight-lifting and Tennis.

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