Dr. JAMES DUNNING
DPT, MSc, Dip. Osteopractic, MMACP (UK), FAAOMPT
Founder of Spinal Manipulation Institute and Dry Needling Institute
He is the current Director of the APTA-accredited AAMT Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. Dr. Dunning specializes in spinal manipulation, western and traditional Chinese acupuncture, and trigger point dry needling for a variety of neuromusculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Dunning graduated Magna Cum Laude and received a Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University, a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of the Pacific, California and a post-graduate Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, Florida. In addition, he received a post-graduate Master of Science in Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy from the University of Birmingham, England, and has completed advanced training in osteopathic spinal manipulation & acupuncture through the London School of Osteopathy, British Medical Acupuncture Society, and Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (UK). Dr. Dunning is a Manipulative Physiotherapist, Board Certified
Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist, Certified Manual Therapist, Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, Member of the Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (England), and Member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (England). Dr. Dunning has a special interest in the use of acupuncture and spinal manipulation for the treatment of cervicogenic headaches, whiplash associated disorders of the cervicothoracic region, post-partum pelvic pain, sacroiliac joint dysfunctions, lumbar zygapophyseal joint dysfunctions, craniofacial pain, and neuromyofascial pain syndromes. Dr. Dunning has published randomized clinical trials, literature reviews, and case series in the following internationally recognized and peer-reviewed journals: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, Manual Therapy, Physical Therapy, International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics, Physical Therapy Reviews, and BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders.