Dr. James Dunning, DPT, PhD, FAAOMPT is a Board-Certified & Fellowship-trained Osteopractic Physical Therapist and Acupuncturist. Dr. Dunning is the President of the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy and the Director of the AAMT Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. Dr. Dunning specializes in the use of spinal manipulation, Western acupuncture, and dry needling for a variety of neuromusculoskeletal pain conditions and sports injuries in elite college and professional athletes.
Dr. James Dunning, DPT, PhD, FAAOMPT is a Board-Certified and Fellowship-trained Osteopractic Physical Therapist and Acupuncturist. Dr. Dunning is the President of the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy, a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (USA), a Member of the Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (England), and a Member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (England).
Dr. Dunning received a Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University, a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of the Pacific, California, a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, Florida, and a PhD from Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid, Spain.
In addition, Dr. Dunning received a 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 (England), British Medical Acupuncture Society (England), and Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (England).
Dr. Dunning has over 20 years of clinical experience and specializes in the use of spinal manipulation, radial shockwave therapy, Western acupuncture, periosteal, perineural and trigger point dry needling for the treatment of headaches, whiplash injuries of the neck/shoulder/upper back, shoulder impingement, chronic and recurring hamstring injuries in track athletes, shin splints in distance runners and sprinters, knee osteoarthritis, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinosis, SI joint & post-partum pelvic pain, low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, lateral epicondylalgia (tennis elbow), medial epicondylalgia (golfer’s elbow), temporomandibular disorder (TMJ pain) and other musculoskeletal pain conditions and sports injuries in elite college and professional athletes.
Dr. Dunning is the Director of the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy and has taught over 450 post-graduate courses on the use of spinal manipulation and dry needling to physical therapists, medical physicians, osteopaths, acupuncturists and chiropractors in the United States, Italy, Spain, Brazil, France, Greece, Iceland, Austria, the Czech Republic, England and Canada.
As part of his PhD dissertation in Madrid Spain, Dr. Dunning conducted original experimental research and published clinical trials on the effectiveness of Periosteal Electrical Dry Needling for Knee Osteoarthritis and Electrical Dry Needling for Plantar Fasciitis. He has published several randomized clinical trials, literature reviews, original experimental studies, and case series on both spinal manipulation and dry needling in multiple internationally recognized medical and rehabilitation journals.
• Initial evaluation & first treatment session: $95
• Follow-up treatment session: $60 to $85 (depending on the case complexity)
Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover credit/debit cards are accepted for payment. FSA/HSA cards are also accepted.
Montgomery Osteopractic does not accept insurance. As of January 1, 2020, Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield consider acupuncture, dry needling and spinal manipulation to be “non-covered” procedures.
At Montgomery Osteopractic, Dr. Dunning (not the insurance company or case manager) will determine the most appropriate treatment for your specific condition and symptoms. Furthermore, Dr. Dunning will have the option to administer procedures (such as acupuncture, dry needling or spinal manipulation) that Medicare, BCBS and other third-party payers deem as “non-covered”.
Montgomery Osteopractic has chosen to focus on what counts, the patient care itself.