Dr. Bradley D. Cipriani, DPT, OCS, Cert TMM, HKC, DNSET, C2 Schroth Certified for the Treatment of Scoliosis

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Brad is originally from the Murrysville, Pennsylvania where he attended Franklin Regional High School. He attended Duquesne University on a wrestling scholarship where he obtained two Bachelors’ Degrees in Biology and Health Sciences in 2007. He then went on to obtain his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2009.
He began his post graduate continuing education with an emphasis on manual therapy techniques, kinesiotape and the functional movement screen. Brad is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist, Certified in Temporomandibular Management, Certified  in the 3-D Treatment of Scoliosis According to the Principles of C.L. Schroth, and is Hardstyle Kettlebell Certified. He is a Direct Access licensed practitioner allowing him to treat patients autonomously without a physician referral.
Brad is currently a wrestling coach at South Hills Wrestling Academy. He lives with his wife and kids in the Jefferson Hills Area and his leisure activities include spending time with family, fishing, martial arts, and numerous fitness related activities.



2003 –2009                Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

                                 Bachelor of Biology & Bachelor of Health Sciences, May 2007

                                 Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

                                         Doctorate of Physical Therapy, August 2009



  • C2 Schroth Certified in the Treatment of Scoliosis
  • Certified Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Exercise Trainer (DNSET)
  • Certified in Temporomandibular Management (Cert TMM)
  • Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification (HKC)
  • Direct Access Certified Practioner
  • Duquesne University Adjunct Clinical Instructor
  • Youngstown State University Clinical Instructor
  • Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS)
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Certification
  • Assistant Wrestling Coach at Mt. Lebanon High school since 2010
  • 2008-2009 Duquesne University Graduate Assistant Wrestling Coach
    • Involved in designing strength and conditioning programs
  • 2006-2007 lab assistant to F. Richard Clemente, PhD, PT, Associate Professor and David L. Somers, PhD, PT, Chairperson and Associate Professor Department of Physical Therapy
  • Dean’s List Recognition
  • Director of Athletics Honor Roll Recipient
  • Athletic and Academic Scholarship Recipient
  • Duquesne University Wrestling Team 4 year starter and 2nd all time for wins in a single season


Continuing Education and Mentorship:  




The Running Athlete: Part A – Biomechanics and Analysis, May 1

  • Presented by Matthew Walsh, PT
  • Biomechanical analysis of gait/running cycle along with treatment emphasis

EIM 310 OCS Prep Course (2014-2015), March 8

  • Course Author: Dr. David Browder PT, DPT, OCS
  • Review of current evidence in the field of orthopedics


Evidence-Based Examination of the Knee and Thigh, August 20

  • Presented by Eric Hegedus, PT, DPT, MHSc, OCS, CSCS
  • Review of current evidence supporting knee examination techniques

Ethics for Rehabilitation Professionals, August 14

  • Presented by Ron Scott, PT, EdD, JD, LLM, MA, MSBA, MSPT, BS (HRP)
  • Ethical Guidelines, law, and theory in the healthcare setting

Maitland-M: Spinal and Peripheral Manipulation, March 14-16

  • Instructed by Kenneth Learman, PT, PhD, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
  • Advanced manipulation and mobilization techniques

TRX Suspension Training Course L1, February 9

  • Issued by Fraser Quelch
  • Introduction to multi-dimensional TRX training system


University of St. Augustine: Basic Cranio-Facial, September 12

  • University of St. Augustine online course
  • Anatomy and treatment of temporomandibular disorders

Sports Safety International Cardiacwise, August 18

  • Certification for cardiac considerations and emergency protocols for coaches

Concussion in Sports – What You Need to Know, August 18

  • Certification for coaches in concussion management and protocol

Emerging Frontiers in Concussion: Advancement in Assessment, Management, and Rehabilitation, June 8-9

  • Presented by UPMC
  • Multidisciplinary approach to concussion diagnosis and treatment

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Tecnica Gavilan, May 11

  • Presented by Gary L Lang, MS, ATC
  • Certification for instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization

Contemporary Clinical Practice Series#1: Applied Medical Screening Principles: Triaging the                      Patient with Presumed Neuromuscular Dysfunction, March 15-17

  • Presented by Michael Timko, PT, MS, FAAOMPT
  • Application of manual therapy techniques while considering potential medical red flags and screening techniques to rule out pathology requiring further medical work up


Mulligan Concept – Upper Quadrant, Mobilizations with Movement, ‘NAGS’, ‘SNAGS’, & MORE, October13-14

  • Presented by Russell Woodman, PT, MS, FSOM, MCTA
  • Presentation and lab work on Mulligan mobilizations and taping techniques to promote pain free movement patterns and joint repositioning for cervical and upper extremities

Hardstyle Kettle Bell Certification, September 15

  • Presented by Brett Jones
  • Certification for proficiency in completing and instructing kettle bell training

Functional Movement Screen, June 16

  • Presented by Jeffery Tucker, DC, DACRB
  • Training in using and scoring the functional movement screen

Mulligan Concept – Lower Quadrant, Mobilizations with Movement, ‘SNAGS’, SMWLM’, & MORE, March 17-18

  • Presented by David Mikos, DC, PT, MCTA
  • Presentation and lab work on Mulligan mobilizations and taping techniques to promote pain free movement patterns and joint repositioning for lumbar and the lower extremities

Functional Taping for Musculoskeletal Injuries, February 18-19

  • Presented by Gregory Doerr, DC, CCSP, ART, CKTI, CKTP sponsored by course chairman Michael Schneider, DC, PhD
  • Presentation and lab work on taping for techniques for the spine and all peripheral joints utilizing kinesio, leuko, and cover roll tape for 10.5 contact hours

Fellowship Lecture Series CME Program: Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation of the Lower Extremity, January 19

  • Pathology and surgical intervention of the foot and ankle along with rehabilitation considerations for 4 contact hours


The Diagnosis & Treatment of the Upper and Lower Quadrants, October 21-22

  • Presented by Brian Mulligan, FNZSP, DipMT and Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT sponsored by Robert Rossetti, President NES
  • Focus on presentation of Mulligan mobilization techniques and Wilk evidence based pathology and rehab of the shoulder and hip for 14.25 contact hours

Clinical Biomechanics and Manual Therapy for all Practice Environments: Lower Extremity and Lumbar Spine, October 8-9

  • Presented by Dr. Robert E DuVall, PT, ATC, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT sponsored by Sports Medicine of Atlanta APTA Credentialed Manual Therapy Fellowship Program
  • Lumbar and lower extremity manual interventions and differential diagnosis for 12 contact hours

Using the APTA Physical Therapist Clinical Performance Instrument for Students, July 15

  • Presented by Marilyn D Phillips, PT, MS, CAE, Director of Professional Development sponsored by APTA
  • Completion of APTA clinical performance instrument training for certification as a clinical instructor for 2 contact hours

Maitland-4: Differential Assessment & Clinical Reasoning Seminar, May 13-15

  • Presented by Kenneth Learman, PT, PhD, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT sponsored by Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars and Physiotherapy Associates
  • Differential diagnosis with selection of appropriate manual intervention with inclusion of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar mobilization/manipulation for 27.8 contact hours


Clinical Biomechanics, September 18-19

  • Presented by Dr. Robert E DuVall, PT, ATC, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT sponsored by Sports Medicine of Atlanta APTA Credentialed Manual Therapy Fellowship Program
  • Upper extremity and cervical manual interventions and screening for 12 contact hours

Back to Golf Total Performance Seminar, June 12-13

  • Presented by Bud Ferrante, PT, OCS, MTC sponsored by Physiotherapy Associates
  • Mechanics of the golf swing and common impairments limiting performance along with treatment methods including manual and neuromuscular interventions for 15 contact hours

Maitland-3: Intermediate Spinal Seminar, May 14-16

  • Presented by Stephen Houghton, PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT sponsored by Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars and Physiotherapy Associates
  • Progression of manual interventions including grade 5 thrust techniques for the spine for 26.5 contact hours

Maitland-2: Basic Spinal Seminar, April 30-May 2

  • Presented by Kenneth Learman, PT, PhD, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT sponsored by Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars and Ohio Health
  • Introduction of spinal mobilization and manipulation techniques for 25 contact hours

Maitland-1: Basic Peripheral Seminar, March 5-7

  • Presented by Kenneth Learman, PT, PhD, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT sponsored by Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars and Physiotherapy Associates
  • Peripheral joint mobilization and manipulation for 25 contact hours




South Hills Orthopaedic Surgery Associates, P.C. January to present

  • Director of Physical Therapy
  • Involved in the Planning and Set Up of Physical Therapy Practice
  • Onsite Director and Patient care


Physical Therapy at the Orthopedic Group June to January

  • Clinic Manager and Staff Physical Therapist


Mount Lebanon High School Assistant Wrestling Coach May to present

  • Coaching involves individual and group instruction along with plyometric and conditioning activities
  • Designing strength and conditioning programs along with sport specific drills


Iron Horse Club Wrestling Team February 15

  • Club wrestling program for youth through high school
  • Directing practices including both technique and conditioning programs


Cedars Home Healthcare January 10 to May 15

  • Home Healthcare Agency offering per diem employment for patients in the South Hills
  • Completing all required documentation and managing caseload of 3-4 patients per week


Keystone Rehabilitation, Bethel Park February 15 to June 15

  • Outpatient orthopedic clinic with recent promotion to facility director in October 2010
  • Responsibilities include full patient caseload and all management related tasks involved with operating an outpatient facility
  • Patient caseload includes a variety of orthopedic and chronic conditions with 50-60 patients per week


Capital Healthcare Solutions Inc, Tri-State Rehabilitation September 3 to February 12

  • Staffing company which provides traveling physical therapists for temporary employment at numerous facilities throughout the country
  • Flagship Rehabilitation, Tyrone and Hollidaysburg, PA from January 11 to February 12
    • Skilled nursing facility incorporating all therapy disciplines
    • Position involved floating between four buildings, supervising PTAs, completing evaluations and discharges, and adjusting the plan of care as necessary
  • Genesis Rehabilitation, Orbisonia, PA from October 5 to January 8
    • Skilled nursing facility incorporating all therapy disciplines
    • Responsibilities include evaluations, screens, home assessments, discharge planning, recommending and ordering adaptive equipment, educating other staff, educating families and patients, restorative nursing programs, billing, daily and weekly documentation, and daily patient treatment.
    • Management tasks include attending facility meetings, care plan meetings, interdisciplinary meetings, setting RUG levels, training new employees, delegating and educating to a physical therapy assistant, and therapy scheduling.
  • Crichton Rehabilitation Center, Johnstown, PA from September 21 to October 2
    • Inpatient rehabilitation facility incorporating all therapy disciplines.
    • Responsibilities included daily treatment and documentation, evaluations, discharge planning, interdisciplinary care meetings, and family and patient education.

Clinical Education Experience:     


Oleander Rehabilitation Center, Wilmington, NC from May 11 to July 31

  • Outpatient setting, offering experiences in orthopedic conditions, sports rehabilitation, vestibular rehabilitation, pediatrics, occupational therapy, manual therapy, and aquatic therapy.

Washington Hospital Children’s Therapy Center, McMurray, PA from March 9 to May 1

  • Outpatient pediatric setting incorporating aquatic therapy, with patient ages ranging from 6 months to 18 years

UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA from January 12 to March 6

  • Inpatient acute care setting, with patient ages ranging from 20 years to 100 years of age


Human Motion Rehabilitation, Bethel Park, PA from August 4 to September 12

  • Outpatient orthopedic setting, with patient ages ranging from 6 years to 90 years of age

UPMC Southside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA from April 7 to May 16

  • Inpatient rehabilitation setting with patient ages 20 years to 100 years of age