Bahram Jam, Chief APTEI Instructor
Bahram Jam, PT
Bahram Jam graduated from the University of Toronto, Canada in 1992 with a Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy. In 1999 he completed a Clinical Masters in Manipulative Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland, Australia and in 2009 he completed his Doctorate in Science in Physical Therapy at Andrews University, USA. He has the Canadian Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy and is also credentialed with the McKenzie Institute International.
He is the founder and director of Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI) and has been a chief instructor for over one thousand post-graduate Orthopaedic clinical courses across Canada and internationally. He continues to practice and has had extensive clinical experience with direct patient care.
He is presently practicing at Athlete’s Care Clinic Located at York University Campus, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA. If you wish to receive a clinical consultation please contact the clinic at (416) 479-8799
Tom Kiroplis; Chief Acupuncture & Dry Needling (ADN) Instructor
Tom Kiroplis, Dip. TCM
Tom Kiroplis has taught for several years for the Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Meridian Health Education and Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI). In addition, Tom is a successful owner of two busy acupuncture clinics.
Tom’s Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture training was at the ITCM itself starting in 1996 under the tutelage of David Lam, Canada’s pioneer Acupuncture educator. Tom also completed an acupuncture hospital internship in Nanjing, China in 1997.
Additionally, Tom has the assistance of experienced Physiotherapists who have practiced acupuncture for several years and have been additionally taught by Tom himself. This ensures that all students are supervised closely to maximize learning.
Debbie Patterson, PT
Debbie Patterson, PT
Debbie Patterson is a graduate of the University of Toronto with over 30 years of clinical practice in orthopaedic physiotherapy. For over 25 years her clinical practice has focused on providing evidence based treatment for persistent pain conditions, including chronic low back and neck pain, complex regional pain syndrome, phantom limb pain and fibromyalgia. She has treated pre teenage children with chronic pain conditions, teenagers, and adults.
She is one of the founding members of the Pain Science Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, serving on the executive as Secretary for two years.
Debbie is an instructor in two day courses on “The Art and Science of Pain Management”, “Pain in Women”, “Fibromyalgia”, and “Understand the Brain to Treat Pain”. She is an invited speaker to interdisciplinary courses and congresses.
Len Kiroplis, PT
Len Kiroplis, PT
Len Kiroplis has a Bachelors of Health Sciences in Physiotherapy from McMaster University (1994) and a BScH degree in Biology from Queen’s University (1992). He has been learning and using acupuncture and dry needling since the beginning of his career and uses it in combination with other physiotherapy techniques with great success. His education has involved courses with Acupuncture Canada and Meridian Health Education.
In 2011, he became involved in program development and growth of the APTEI ADN course series along with other courses for Meridian Health Education. He has also enjoyed acting as a teaching facilitator for all courses since 2011. He enjoys reading research literature on the effectiveness of these modalities and sharing information with his colleagues.
Len co-owns and manages 3 clinics in the GTA, Queen West Physiotherapy in Brampton, Albion Hills Physiotherapy in Bolton and PhysioMAX Wellness in Burlington. He also founded Meridian Health Assessments which offers services to employees in Toronto, Peel and Halton regions. Len can be contacted at (416) 276-3242.