Dr. Jason Avakian PT, MSPT, OCS, CMPT, COMT, cTDN, DScPT, CFSC
Dr. Avakian is a specialist in human movement and performance. Jason graduated Physical Therapy school in 1999 from Andrews University in southern Michigan with his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. Since that time he has worked primarily in the field of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.
Jason’s passion is treating chronic musculoskeletal problems throughout the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle with an emphasis on the treatment of acute and chronic spinal conditions.
In 2005 Jason became certified as a Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and re-certified in 2015. This certification demonstrates advanced proficiency in Orthopedic Medicine in the practice of Physical Therapy.
In 2006 he became a Certified Manual Physical Therapist (CMPT) and in 2008 a Certified Orthopedic Manipulative Therapist (COMT) with distinction through the North American Institute of Manual Physical Therapy. This credential certifies that Jason has gone through rigorous written and oral practical examination to prove that he can safely and effectively manipulate the spinal column and peripheral joints.
In 2009 Jason became certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN) which is a technique to help reduce pain and muscular tightness throughout the body.
In 2016, Jason has completed his Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy with an emphasis on Orthopedic Manual Therapy (DScPT). Jason’s thesis was titled “Does High Intensity CrossFit exercise increase Heart Rate and Maximal Oxygen Consumption during Single Exercise Session? A Pilot Study.”
Lastly, in 2017 Jason became a Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC). This certification allows him to create the best rehabilitation and performance oriented strength and conditioning program to help you achieve your fitness and performance goals. This certification is the only one in the Strength and Conditioning industry that has a rigorous written and practical examination to achieve certification.
When Jason is not treating patients in the clinic, he is also educating future physical therapists as a Adjunct Professor for Northern Arizona University’s Physical Therapy program on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus.