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Dr. Michael House’s Bio
Michael House has been a physical therapist for seventeen years, since graduating from Ithaca College in 1997. He earned a terminal doctorate in orthopedic manual physical therapy from Andrews University in 2010. He is board certified in orthopedics. He is fellowship trained in orthopedic manual physical therapy through North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). He has a special interest in neck pain and problems from head to hand that originate from neck problems. He is not limited to that region of the body, his experience and education is ideal to help determine the root of a person’s complaints in any region of the body. From the evaluation and the patient’s goals, he implements a plan, working with the patient to meet the set goals. His interventions often include education, exercises, manipulation plus other forms of manual therapy, and trigger point dry needling.
Michael has a long family history in Colorado. His ancestors were homesteaders and miners from the nineteenth century. However, he was born and grew up in Ithaca, NY. He returned to Colorado after serving a year as a volunteer physical therapist in Costa Rica, at a public school for children with cerebral palsy. His experience allowed for him to learn Spanish, so he is able to competently communicate with Spanish speaking patients. It was in Costa Rica where he met Cristina, a ‘Tica,’ whom he later married. Together they have two children, and live where his parents grew up in Denver. Michael enjoys physical therapy. Moreover, beyond his profession, he looks forward to getting up into the mountains for hiking and camping when he can, fly-fishing, good food and drink, and reading.
Email: Dr. Michael House PT DSc