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Dr. James Dunning

 

DPT, MSc Manip Ther, OCS, MTC, MCSP, MAACP (UK), FAAOMPT, MMACP (UK)

 

  • President, American Academy of Manipulative Therapy

  • Director, AAMT Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (USA)

  • Member, Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (UK)

  • Member, Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (UK)


Dr. James Dunning is the President of Spinal Manipulation Institute and Dry Needling Institute of the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. He is the owner of Alabama Physical Therapy & Acupuncture in Montgomery, Alabama. 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 and 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). He has completed original experimental research investigating the effects of cervical manipulation on the electromyographic activity of the upper limb muscles.

Dr. Dunning presented on the neurophysiological effects of C5-6 high-velocity low-amplitude thrust manipulation on the biceps brachii muscle at the 2007 American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) Annual Conference in St. Louis. This original experimental research entitled "The effects of cervical manipulation on the resting electromyographic activity of the biceps brachii muscle" by Dunning & Rushton (2009) is published in the international journal Manual Therapy 14 (2009) 508-513.

 

Phoenix Rising for Haiti board of directors, want to extend our heartfelt thanks to Cascade Orthopedic Supply for the tremendous donation of Orthopedic and Prosthetic supplies to our October 2015 trip!!  Once again your generosity made a difference in the lives of our grateful Haitian patients who benefitted from your donation.  We were able to treat 650+ patients with a myriad of orthopedic injuries and conditions and the supplies were greatly needed. 5 new amputees received new legs as well as repairs to many of our previous amputees. Thank you; Andy, Alyssa and Kristen for facilitating this donation. Please know that the area in Haiti where our clinic is located in one of the poorest areas in Haiti. These citizens of Port-de-Paix, Haiti are the toughest, sweetest and most appreciative people you will ever find. It fills our hearts to be of service to them and it is my hope that you can feel even a little of that. We look forward to working with you in the future to continue sustainable health care to this region.

Phoenix Rising for Haiti board of directors, wants to extend our heartfelt thanks to Pongratz Orthotics and Prosthetics, Inc.  The prosthetics donation for our October trip was a real gift and made a real difference in the lives of our grateful Haitian patients who benefitted from your donation.  We want to specially thank you for the donation of the fabrication oven to our clinic in Port-de-Paix, Haiti.  I assure you that this is a minor miracle for us and our patients. Thank you; Joe, Nichole, Ryan, Charlie and Trieu for your help and contribution.