Faculty

Gail Molloy, DSc, PT, OCS, COMT – Gail is a founder and co-owner of Physical Therapy & Injury Specialists in Denver, Colorado. She has been a physical therapist for 20+ years and brings extensive knowledge and experience to her work. Gail is an internationally recognized teacher as well as a Clinical Fellowship Instructor and Examiner. Gail received her doctorate degree in Health Science at Andrews University in 2015 and is involved in clinical research. In 2003, Gail was awarded the Bob Doctor Service Award from the Colorado APTA and in 2015 she was awarded the Kaltenborn “Teach I Must” Award.

Fred Stoot, BMR (PT), FCAMT, COMT – Fred’s current focus is the integration of a multidisciplinary approach to reduction of cost of spinal pathology- partnership with major insurance companies, physicians, physical therapists, and chiropractors.  He is a National examiner of manual therapy certification candidates (oral/practical) and a National instructor of various manual therapy courses.  Fred is also a regional college instructor for cadaver dissection.

Scott Gallant PT, FAAOMPT – Scott graduated in 1998 from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada with a B.Sc (physiotherapy) degree and has worked in a outpatient musculoskeletal practice since that time. Scott completed his NAIOMT level III certification in 2001 and gained Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) status in 2003. He is an American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (AOMPT) Fellow and graduate of the North American Institute Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Fellowship program. He has presented nationally, published in peer-reviewed journals and co-authored a chapter in a text book. His clinical interests include the neurophysiological effects of manual therapy.

Dave Bender PT, DPT, FAAOMPT – Serves as the Manual Therapy Fellowship Program Director for IMPACT.  Dave and his assistants Jim Meadows, Gail Molloy and Fred Stoot developed the online curriculum for IMPACT’s Manual Therapy Certificate Program and Manual Therapy Fellowship Programs.  Dave is a member of the ABPTRFE Residency and Fellowship Accreditation Services Council and is an  External Auditor for the Academy of Orthopeadic Manual Physical Therapy. Dave in a partner at Peake Physical Therapy.

Eric Skarda PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT – Eric works for Denver Physical Therapy with a focus on spine rehab and chronic overuse injuries. He has also has developed manual therapy programs for weekend warriors, including golfers and overhead throwers. Eric graduated with his doctorate from Regis University in 2008, then completed manual therapy certifications in both 2010 and 2011 with the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). In 2012 he graduated from the NAIOMT fellowship program and at the time was the youngest manual therapy fellow in the country. Currently, he serves as teaching faculty with IMPACT, as well as acting as a clinical fellowship instructor and examiner for IMPACT certification programs.

Joseph A. McCaleb, MPT, BSAT, KTTI, COMT, Cert DN, Dip MT – . He is a 2005 graduate of Texas Tech University and will begin his post Doctorate in 2017. His passion in physical therapy is manual therapy. He strives to further understand biomechanical dysfunctions and how to better correct them with manual interventions and functional therapeutic exercise programs. He works closely with KT Tape and has developed many of KT taping applications. He has taped over 28,000 individuals over 7 years and teaches continuing education for taping. He also sits on the medical advisory board for KT TAPE. Currently he works closely with The Colorado Ballet Society, and is the official therapist for the American distance project working with elite runners, and has worked with  the Women’s Olympic judo team.