Instructors

Kate Miller - PTA, BSPTA, PCES, CFT

Kate received her associate of science degree in human biology and physical therapist assistant studies, summa cum laude, from Mesa College. She then earned her bachelor’s degree in physical therapist assistant studies, summa cum laude, from Pima Medical Institute. Currently residing in Temecula, California Kate works in multiple environments including skilled nursing, inpatient, and outpatient orthopedic.

Her experience ranges from women’s health, pediatric, geriatric, and special patient populations. She has recently received her PCES (Prenatal and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist certification). Her experience within this specialized population has increased in recent years in both the fitness and clinical environments. Kate has given multiple public lectures at schools, district meetings, and CPTA Student Conclave. She has composed publications for the CPTA as well as health-related blogs.

Happily married with two fur babies, and mother to Piper Kai who is almost a year old, she now is expecting baby number two! Her hobbies include the Marvel Universe, hiking, obstacle races, teaching, and traveling.


Chris Capilli - PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, MS, CFCE

Dr. Capilli is a skilled PT who specializes in spine rehabilitation and practices exclusively in outpatient orthopedic settings. Originally from Syracuse, NY, Dr. Capilli received his undergraduate degree in Sports Medicine from Canisius College followed by his Master's degree in Physical Therapy from D'Youville College.

He began working for Guthrie Medical Group in Sayre, PA working in an outpatient orthopedic setting. He returned to D'Youville College finishing his Doctorate degree (DPT) while completing his Fellowship training in manual therapy (FAAOMPT) from Daemen College where he was mentored under Dr. Ron Schenck and Dr. Erson Religioso.

He currently practices as a senior therapist at Arnot Medical Group in Upstate New York where he also is a clinical instructor for both DPT and Fellowship students. Dr. Capilli enjoys teaching in his field as often as possible from local lectures to continuing education series focusing primarily on orthopedic related injuries/prevention/rehabilitation. He prides himself on respecting different viewpoints and methodology using multiple treatment options to treat a patient as a whole, 'Treat the cause, not the problem'.


Jamie Bovay - DPT

Jamie received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO. After working as a chemist for a few years he didn't feel he was doing his life's calling so started looking into work where he could make a difference and huge impact in people's everyday lives.

After starting PT school, he graduated with his doctorate in physical therapy from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO. Knowing he wanted to work with motivated athletic adults he started looking into additional ways to help this population and received his certification as a certified strength and conditioning specialist the same year. While working in and managing outpatient orthopedic clinics he started taking multiple continuing education classes and along the way received his manual therapy certification from University of St. Augustine. While transitioning to his own clinic worked in skilled nursing units, inpatient rehab units, and a variety of other settings.

Jamie currently owns and runs his clinic in Denver, CO and sees a wide variety of patients including outpatient, sports, geriatrics, pediatrics, and neurology. He presents around Denver on a variety of health and movement-based topics as well as teaches for SmartTools and Medical Minds in Motion. He is happily married to his wife Sabrina and enjoys spending times outdoors hiking, running, snowboarding, and basically everything else you can do outside in the Rocky Mountains.


Mike Tabo - DPT

Dr. Tabo started his professional career as an engineer with a Material Science Engineering degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He practiced in that field for approximately 3 years working for an aluminum manufacturing company in Evansville, IN. Mike decided to switch to the physical therapy profession and received his DPT from the University of Miami – Coral Gables.

He began his physical therapy career in a private practice outpatient clinic setting in Viera, FL. Two years later, Dr. Tabo and his wife took their adventures to Las Vegas, NV where he continued to work in outpatient clinics for another two years. He then received an opportunity to direct his own clinic in Houston, TX. After running a successful practice in Houston, Dr. Tabo found himself back in Las Vegas working federal practice. After 3.5 years in federal practice as a section chief, Dr. Tabo decided to move his family to central FL to start a new chapter in his career, concentrating on higher education for physical therapist assistants.

Dr. Tabo uses an eclectic mixture of treatment methods that include IASTM, manipulations, dry needling, as well as corrective exercises. Dr. Tabo has given multiple lectures at schools and meetings. His hobbies include Crossfit, Salsa dancing, and traveling with his wife and kids.


Paul Haas - PT

Paul graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland. This followed on from a Bachelor Honors Degree in NeuroSciences from Monash University in Melbourne Australia.

Paul has worked as a leading Sports Physiotherapists for 19 years working with elite teams and also as a lecturer both in Australia and overseas.

Paul was a pioneer in the development of rehabilitation protocols for the management of patients post hip arthroscopy when this was a novel technique in hip management.

Paul is one of the few physiotherapists in Australia using shockwave therapy for a number of tendon and muscle conditions and performs ultrasound guided dry needling for trigger point therapy and tendon damage. Paul lectures in this space internationally.

In recent years Paul has worked as the lead clinical educator internationally for Strapit and Gripit tapes. His role is the development and execution of courses around the world and ensuring an evidence base and clinical relevance seen in the delivery of the Strapit/Gripit courses.

Paul will present a number of the stateside courses in 2019-20.


Elizabeth Winston - PT, DPT, NCS

Liz graduated from Brandeis with her Bachelor of Science in 2006. After taking a year to work as a tech in a physical therapy clinic she attended the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Institute of Health Professions, where she graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2010. Her doctoral project was on improving health and fitness education for middle school students in underserved areas.

Liz originally started out with an interested in burn care; however, after working in a Burn ICU where she was exposed to patients who had suffered anoxic brain injury she quickly grew a passion for treating those with neurological diagnoses. In 2013 Liz received her Neuro Clinical Specialist certificate and has been practicing solely with the neuro population ever since. Liz has worked in a variety of setting including adult acute care, pediatric in and outpatient facilities and even a bit in early intervention. Up until now the bulk of her practice has been as the Neuro Rehab Team Leader at a level one trauma center.

Liz lives in Bettendorf, Iowa with her Husband and their two sons, ages 2 and 4. She presently practices per-diem in a hospital-based outpatient setting and is fortunate to get to focus all of her patient care on her true clinical passion: neurology. When Liz is not working she enjoys spending time with her family, making bread and running marathons.


Debby Schwartz - OTD, OTR/L, CHT

Debby Schwartz, OTD, OTR/L, CHT is a hand therapist with over 34 years of experience in the field. She has worked for Orfit Industries America since 2007 to promote product awareness and education in orthotic fabrication. Debby is an active member of ASHT and has participated in IFSHT meetings as well. She has presented on a variety of hand therapy topics both at national and international conferences.

Debby has also written a number of articles for hand therapy publications, including the Journal of Hand Therapy, the British Journal of Hand Therapy, ADVANCE for OT, OT Practice, www.therapytimes.com , HAND, and www.exploringhandtherapy.com as well as multiple book chapters in hand therapy reference books. Debby completed her Clinical Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 2010.

Debby has taught several online educational courses on orthotic fabrication for ExploringHandTherapy.com and for Medbridge. She teaches Occupational Therapy students as an adjunct professor at Touro University (NY, NY). Debby has just published a new textbook on orthotic fabrication with her colleague, Dr. Katherine Schofield, available from Slack, Inc.