About Us

About Manual Therapy Educators


Gavin HamerGavin Hamer, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, Dip. MT, graduated from Otago School of Physiotherapy in Dunedin, New Zealand. He was awarded the Diploma of Manipulative Therapy and completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2012 from Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center.

Gavin’s experience comes from over 30 years as a clinician in both New Zealand and Canada working in private practice in addition to directing outpatient orthopedic clinics in the United States. This has given him extensive experience with many different patient populations.
Gavin has developed a system of assessment and treatment that is safe and effective and where the clinician’s size and strength are less of a factor than some traditional methods, making their implementation more practical. Gavin’s approaches range from McKenzie rationale to muscle energy and mobilization. He has written two books on manual therapy.

Gavin has taught over 300 manual therapy courses since 1995 and is continually updating material and techniques. His courses are presented in a manner that is practical, interesting and down-to-earth.