Colleen Whiteford PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT is an instructor. She graduated from Saint Louis University (St. Louis, Missouri, USA) in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in physical therapy, followed by a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Shenandoah University (Winchester, Virginia, USA) in 2011. She has qualified as a board-certified orthopedic specialist since 2000 and has practiced full time as a clinician and owner at Appalachian Physical Therapy since 1986 with her physical therapist partner and husband, Bill. Long appreciating the role of soft tissues in pain and movement dysfunction, she became certified in dry needling in 2010, and since 2012 has been involved with teaching continuing education courses on dry needling and Fascial Manipulation-Stecco® (FM). She has completed over 500 hours of formal training in FM, and in 2018 traveled to Italy to become the first physical therapist in the United States certified in this approach. She contributed a chapter on resolving urinary incontinence in a post-partum runner to the 2018 book “Fascial Manipulation: The Practitioner’s Perspective.” She returned to Italy in 2019 and was awarded certification as an instructor in the Fascial Manipulation-Stecco® method. The holistic nature of FM® has expanded Dr. Whiteford’s practice to encompass a wide variety of diagnoses usually isolated to specialties including women’s and men’s pelvic health. A passion to promote these concepts fueled by results has motivated her to teach and present in multiple settings advocating a total-body approach emphasizing prevention. She and her husband currently have four clinics in Virginia and North Carolina and live in Virginia.