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Erik van Doorne, DPT, Cert MDT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Manual Orthopaedic Physiotherapy
Wilmington, DE

About Erik van Doorne, DPT, Cert MDT

Dr. van Doorne is the president and founder of Manual Orthopaedic Physiotherapy, a specialized clinic in conservative spinal management and orthopedic manual physical therapy, in Wilmington, DE.

Dr. Erik van Doorne received a BSc. degree in Physiotherapy from the Hanzehogeschool Groningen in the Netherlands. He worked in the Netherlands before he moved to the United Kingdom and later the United States. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) with distinction from Simmons College in Boston. He has extensive post-graduate training in manual therapy and is currently involved in teaching advanced skilled manual therapy techniques across the United States. Dr. van Doorne is credentialed in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (McKenzie), has a certificate in Spinal Manual Therapy and is a certified orthopedic manual therapist. He is a fellow in the American Back Society and the Chief Delegate for the Delaware Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in the House of Delegates. He serves as the alternate delegate to the RUC/HCPAC of the American Medical Association and on the Advisory Panel on Reimbursement Policy and Planning of the APTA. Dr. van Doorne is currently licensed in the states of Delaware and Vermont as well as in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

Dr. van Doorne is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Delaware Physical Therapy Association, the Orthopaedic, Private Practice, Health Policy/Administration and Geriatric Sections of the APTA, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, the McKenzie Institute and the Royal Dutch Society of Physiotherapy. He is a member of the reimbursement/payor relations committee of the Delaware Physical Therapy Association.

Dr. van Doorne is a nationally recognized instructor of advance post graduate manual therapy courses. He has presented numerous lectures on e.g. manual physical therapy, manipulation of the spine, back-care, lifting techniques, bodymechanics and ergonomics, sports injuries, ethics, negotiating techniques, reimbursement and coding.

Articles Written by Erik van Doorne, DPT, Cert MDT

How Do I Prepare for Negotiations with Insurance Companies?

A team approach, and the suggestions in this article are key when negotiating with an insurance company.

Negotiating with Insurance Companies: During and After the Meeting

Doctor Erik van Doorne offers valuable information to help you succeed at negotiating with insurance companies.

Negotiating with Insurance Companies: When to Walk Away

Walking away from an insurance negotiation is one of the most difficult decisions to make.

Insurance Company Negotiations: A Few More Do's

Whether you are an experienced negotiator or novice, these suggestions can help you in your efforts to negoatiate with insurance companies.

How to Negotiate with Insurance Companies

Negotiating with insurance companies is one of the most difficult tasks for physical therapists and other medical professionals.

Recent blog posts from Erik van Doorne, DPT, Cert MDT

October 15, 2008

Herniated Disc and Sciatica: How to Find Pain Relief

A herniated disc can cause terrible sciatic pain. What can you do to relieve the pain? A physical therapist and McKenzie Method practitioner explains how he'd evaluate and treat a patient with a herniated disc and sciatica.

November 20, 2007

Low Back Herniated Discs and Strengthening Exercises

Therapeutic exercise, under the direction of a physical therapist can help decrease low back pain, increase mobility - strength - endurance and flexibility. It helps many patients return to normal activities.

More from Dr. van Doorne's blog "Dr. van Doorne's Viewpoint"

Articles Reviewed by Erik van Doorne, DPT, Cert MDT

4 Steps to Reducing Back Pain

Keeping your spine healthy involves understanding the spine and body mechanics, as well as incorporating regular exercise and healthy, nutritious meals into your daily routine.

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