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Firas Mourad

PT, OMT, Cert. SMT, Cert. DN, Dip. Osteopractic

Faculty, AAMT Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. Senior Instructor, Spinal Manipulation Institute & Dry Needling Institute. Certified in Spinal Manipulative Therapy & Certified in Dry Needling. Lecturer, Manual Therapy Master (IFOMPT), Università  di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy. Lecturer, Sport Rehabilitation Master, Università di Pisa, Italy

Dr. Mourad specializes in spinal manipulation and dry needling for a variety of neuromusculoskeletal & sport injury conditions. Dr. Mourad received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Brescia University (Italy), a Master degree in Manual Therapy (OMT-IFOMPT) from the University of Genova (Italy), and a post-graduate Certificate in Sport & Exercise Medicine from Ulster University (Belfast, UK). In addition, he completed a training program in musculoskeletal osteopathy through the Escuela de Osteopatia de Madrid (Spain).

Dr. Mourad is currently a PhD student at the Universidad Juan Carlos Rey in Madrid (Spain) supervised by Professor Cesar Fernandez De-Las-Peñas. Dr. Mourad’s research is focused on the neurophysiological effects of spinal manipulation and acupuncture in patients with migraine, tension type and/or cervicogenic headaches.

Dr. Mourad is a Lecturer in the Sport Rehabilitation Master degree at Pisa University (Italy) and in the Master degree (Fellowship) of Manual Therapy at the Tor Vergata University in Rome (Italy). He is a member of the Board of the Italian Manual Therapy Group (IFOMPT MO). Dr. Mourad is a co-author of the Dunning et al (2013) study titled, “Bilateral and multiple cavitation sounds during upper cervical thrust manipulation” published in the journal BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders and “Dry needling: a literature review with implications for clinical practice guidelines” published in 2014 in the journal Physical Therapy Reviews.