Dr. John C Seivert

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A 1984 graduate of Northern Arizona University, John went on to complete a Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy (GDMT) in 1991 and a Masters in Physiotherapy in 1996 from Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists (AAOMPT), and is a member of the American Physical Therapy As­sociation (APTA), the Institute for the Advance­ment of Orthopedic Physical Therapy (IAOPT), and the National Strength & Conditioning As­sociation (NSCA). Since 1991, John has taught Manual Therapy courses to physicians and other medical professionals around the nation and world. Some of his teaching accomplishments include: Presenter - Kaiser Permanente National Conference on Primary Care and Sports Medicine (1993-1997), Presenter - State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF) & Kaiser Permanente on the Management of the Worker with Chronic Low Back Pain (1997-1999), Speaker - 1996 Ironman Sports Medicine Conference (physician audience), Guest Lecturer - University of the Pacific (1991-2002), Faculty Member - Kaiser Hayward Physical Therapy Fellowship Program in Advanced Orthopedic Manual Therapy (1995-2000) and Guest Lecturer - Kaiser Hayward Physical Therapy Fellowship Program in Advanced Orthopedic Manual Therapy (2001-present) 2001 – present. John has also run his own yearlong orthopedic manual therapy course at his private practice in Grass Valley since moving to the foothills in 2000. Prior to moving to Grass Valley, John taught his yearlong course in Santa Cruz, California from 1997 to 2000. His commitment to teaching manual therapy has allowed him to continue with his mentoring of fellows within a few of the fellowship programs in manual therapy. He mentored a student from the Evidence in Motion fellowship program in January 2011.

John completed his DPT program in the summer of 2012 through Evidence In Motion.  He feels the need to stay up to date with the changes in evidence-based practice is critical.

John and co-owner Matthew Johansen, MPT have tried on their entrepreneurial skills by inventing and selling the Myotool. This self-treatment tool allows one to mobilize, their own spinal joints as well as perform many other soft tissue treatment techniques. The self-treatment device has been on the market since 2005 and has seen steady growth.

John’s 12 years in Grass Valley has allowed him to grow his private practice of one PT to a 5 PT practice and double its space. The steady growth has allowed him to treat a wide variety of clientele. John will take on a lead role of teaching weekend intensive continuing education courses for EIM in 2013.