Ted Dreisinger, PhD
Dr. Dreisinger received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Fairmont State College, his Master of Science degree from University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, and his Doctoral degree in exercise physiology from the University of Missouri. From 1987 to 1997, he was research director for the Columbia Spine Center, an affiliate of the Columbia Orthopaedic Group. Dr. Dreisinger's background spans 28 years of clinical experiences in rehabilitation, orthopedics and physical medicine. He has taught at the university level, presented a number of scientific papers, and published articles in numerous biomedical journals including Spine, Orthopedics, Journal of Rheumatology, Sports Medicine, Paraplegia, and the Journal of Cardiac Rehabilitation.
Carol McFarland PT, PhD, OCS
Dr. McFarland has been a practicing Physical Therapist since 1975, and received her PhD from Texas Woman’s University in 2013. Carol and her husband owned a private practice for a number of years, during which she obtained my Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) certification from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Dr. McFarland works primarily with orthopedics and specialized work with spine. She is active with the American Back Society and has developed peer reviewed post surgical protocols for spine over several years. Dr. McFarland’s main interests are in the area of exercise and activity based management of orthopedic disorders, particularly spinal disorders.
Catherine Ross has undergone a total of four scoliosis procedures. Three were in high school and her last procedure was in 2008 after college. Her own struggles inspired her to search for a solution. Catherine holds a B.S. in Engineering Science and Mechanics and a B.S. in Mathematics from Virginia Tech, received in 2006. She also holds a M.S. in Biomedical Technology Development & Management from Georgetown University and Virginia Tech, received in 2011. She now innovates surgical solutions for patients like her. She has served as an engineer for K2M for the past 9 years and is currently working as Quality Control Manager. She is also very active promoting young women in STEM fields through Alpha Omega Epsilon, an engineering and technical science sorority founded in 1983.