In more recent years, Joe offers many classes out of his own clinic, as well as traveling to clinics/hospitals that request his teaching. He prefers to do progressive classes, that lay a foundation and then build with higher levels of instruction. He maintains a close relationship with therapists & physicians at MaryFreeBed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids (his first employer), and recently led a 3-year internship with 12 outpatient therapists and 6 inpatient therapists, teaching 2 weekend classes per year, and meeting 3x/month for 1-2 hours, to work on skills, on documenting, and integrating manual therapy and neuromotor education strategies into daily practice. This was 100% success in assisting the therapists to a high level of competence and success, and in helping the senior manual therapists become proper mentors to their own staff. He now continues to visit Mary Free Bed monthly for skill practice or to demonstrate eval & treatment on clients with resistant symptoms, with treatment recommendations.
Joe is an experienced speaker at conferences and annual meetings and has had done so many times for various groups including the Michigan Physical Therapy Association, Advanced Brain Technologies annual conference, the National Athletic Training Association, and hospitals/clinics seeking to provide Complementary Medicine including St. Mary’s Hospital Wege Insititute for Mind/Body/Spirit, as well as similar clinics in other states in the U.S.