Why We Do What We Do.


The Nxt Gen Institute was founded in 2004 by Dr. Bob DuVall in Atlanta, GA.  Operating under the  name "Sports Medicine of Atlanta",  the institute achieved credentialing as a clinical fellowship provider by the APTA on December 31, 2004.   In October 2005, the organization was recognized by the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists as the 10th orthopedic manual therapy fellowship in the United States.

In 2013, Dr. DuVall brought on Dr. Joseph Brence and Dr. Francois Prizinski as vested partners in an effort to expand the organization.  At this time, they re-branded under the name the Nxt Gen Institute of Physical Therapy.  Collectively, they saw the institute as a means to move the Physical Therapy profession forward through attainable educational opportunities.  Dr. Drew Ball was brought on as a vested partner in 2018.

Today, the Nxt Gen Institute blends the best-available evidence with relevant clinical experiences from its expert faculty. This results in the highest-quality, transformative, post-professional experience that is accessible anytime, anywhere by anyone.



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Our Vision

Improving the health of communities through education

Our Mission

Provide an evidence-affirmed educational experience that is accessible at anytime, from anywhere, by anyone

Nxt Gen Executive Leadership


Dr. Bob DuVall
President

Location: Atlanta, GA

Credentials: PT, DHSc, MMSc, ATC, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT, MTC, PCC, CSCS

Specialty: Medical Screening, Orthopedics, Education

Outside Role(s):

Owner, Sports Medicine of Atlanta

Owner, Arm Care Academy

Dr. Joe Brence
VP Innovation & Business Development

Location: Pittsburgh, Pa

Credentials: PT, DPT, MBA, FAAOMPT

Specialty: Innovation, Technology, Data

Outside Role(s):

Director, Innovation & Staff Development, AHN

Professor, NYU Wagner School of Public Policy

Dr. Francois Prizinski
VP, Education & Administration

Location: Charlotte, NC

Credentials: PT, DPT, EdD(c), OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Specialty: Curriculum Design, Program Development, Orthopedics

Outside Role(s):

Owner, Physiogreen Consulting

Doctor of Education Student, Northeastern University

Dr. Drew Ball
VP, Quality & Performance Improvement

Location: Charlotte, NC

Credentials: PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, CMTPT, CertMSKUS, DAC, PES

Specialty: Diagnostic US, Dry Needling, Clinical Research

Outside Role(s):

Instructor, Myopain Seminars

Outpatient Facility Lead PT

Nxt Gen Program Directors


Lacey Cline

Director: Residency Direct

Location:  Chester, WV

Credentials: PT, MPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Specialty: Orthopedics, Manual Therapy, Dry Needling

Outside Role(s):

Director, Summit Physical Therapy

 

Erin Hoffman

Director: OPTA

Location:  Frederick, MD

Credentials: PTA, OPTA

Specialty: Orthopedics, Post-Surgical Care, Cupping

Outside Role(s):

PTA, Frederick Health Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab

Dr. Chris Roosa

Director: COMT

Location: Frederick, MD

Credentials: PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, CMTPT, PRC, TPS

Specialty: Postural Restoration, Orthopedics, Manual Therapy

Outside Role(s):

Pain Science Fellow-in-Training

Dr. Will Freres

Director: Fellowship

Location: Charlotte, NC

Credentials: PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, CMTPT, Cert. DN, Cert. SMT, CSCS

Specialty: Thrust Manipulation, Dry Needling, Sports

Outside Role(s):

Instructor, Myopain Seminars

Residency Faculty, Carolinas Rehabilitation

Nxt Gen Faculty & Staff

Dr. Heather Henry

Location: Cleveland, OH

Faculty: OPTA, Residency Direct

Credentials: PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Specialty: Orthopedics

 

Dr. Jason Smith

Location: Charlotte, NC

Marketing Manager

Faculty: OPTA, Residency Direct

Credentials: PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Specialty: Orthopedics, Marketing

 

Dr. Justin Deskovich

Location:  Chalk Hill, PA

Faculty: COMT, Fellowship

Credentials: DPT, MPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS, COMT, PSP, EMR, DAC, FMS Cert, FAAOMPT

Specialty: Manual Therapy

Outside Role(s):

Director of Operations, Human Movement Institute LLC

 

Dr. Tonya Miller

Location:  Camp Hill, PA

Mentoring Chair

Faculty: Residency Direct, Telerehab

Credentials: PT, PhD

Specialty: Coaching/Mentoring, Telerehab, Education

Outside Role(s):

Professor, Lebanon Valley College

Stephanie Miller

Location: Camp Hill, Pa

Project Manager

Faculty: Telerehab

Credentials: PT, DPT,

Specialty: Telerehab, Project Management

 

Mike Timko

Location: Pittsburgh, Pa

Faculty: COMT

Credentials: PT, MPT, FAAOMPT

Specialty: Manual Therapy, Education

Outside Role(s):

Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Sean Bagbey

Location: Newburgh, Indiana

Faculty: OPTA

Credentials: PTA, OPTA

Specialty: Orthopedics, Post-Surgical Care, Business

Outside Role(s):

Owner, Rehabilitation & Performance Institute

Dr. Nick Kyle

Location: Morgantown, WV

Faculty: COMT

Credentials: PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Specialty: Orthopedics, Manual Therapy

Outside Role(s):

Owner, Move Right Performance