Jonathan holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in physiotherapy from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and a PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Minnesota. He works as a physical therapist at the Orthology, Inc. clinics in Minneapolis and Eagan, MN, and he is the Chief Curriculum Officer and Director of Operations for Minnesota. His specialties include orthopedic outpatient physical therapy for those of all ages suffering with musculoskeletal injuries, especially industrial workers, performing artists, and those with chronic pain.
In addition to providing physical therapy services, he performs Functional Capacity Evaluations, Job Site Analyses, Ergonomic Analyses, Post-Offer Evaluations, Fitness for Duty Examinations, and Job Coaching in the industrial rehabilitation arena. His physical therapy training focused on various manual therapy techniques including Cyriax, Maitland, McKenzie, and Travell and Simons.
Jonathan has consulted as an expert witness in medico-legal and medical malpractice cases. He is licensed to practice physical therapy in Minnesota and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, and The International Shoulder Group (affiliated with the International Society for Biomechanics), and the Performing Arts Medical Association. He has traveled to many locations in the United States and Canada, as well as parts of Asia, to teach continuing education seminars on Functional Capacity Evaluation, Job Site Analysis and Post Offer Evaluation. He has designed several software programs that are currently used in the industrial rehabilitation field.
Jonathan is the inventor of the TolaPoint, a self-treat soft-tissue pressure application and joint mobilization system (www.tolapoint.com ) for those suffering with chronic pain, and for those wishing to enhance muscular performance.
He has authored and co-authored articles in the fields of biomechanics, ergonomics, and sports medicine.