• Haideh V. Plock, PT, DPT



    Curriculum Vitae

    Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists

    Orthopedic Certified Specialist

    Athletic Trainer, Certified

  • presidential platform:

    Why choose Haideh Plock for President?

    "After more than a decade of passionate service to AAOMPT, I’d like to continue my contribution to the Academy's leadership by serving as President. I will continue to build the reputation of the AAOMPT across the profession so we are seen as innovators advancing clinical practice and fellowship education. I’m committed to using consensus to create unified decisions that serve our diverse membership, and to inspire current members to become future leaders. Let's grow our membership to create a strong political front to advance and protect our profession. I will work to support the AAOMPT strategic plan while promoting our agile, forward thinking organization in a demanding healthcare environment. "


    "People have been known to achieve more as a result of working with others than against them." -Dr. Allan Fromme

    • Foster organizational relationships with ABPTRFE, educational institutions, and facilitate research on the efficacy of manual therapy
    • Seek avenues for converting adversarial relationships with other professions in order to achieve common practice goals for patient care
    • Investigate opportunities for scholarships to expand student participation in AAOMPT

    Professional Growth

    "If we did all the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves" -Thomas Edison

    • Develop assets for Fellowship programs to collaborate and share successful practices
    • Provide leadership training to prepare members to become future leaders of AAOMPT armed with decisive, evidenced based communication when interacting with legislators and other consumers
    • Expand conference offerings to include complementary practices and professions

    Professional and Public Awareness

    "A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well." -Jeff Bezos

    • Build resources to establish AAOMPT programs as the model for mentor training across Residency and Fellowship education
    • Develop marketing/PR strategy to educate employers/PT’s on why to support Fellowship/Residency
    • Develop awareness of AAOMPT within orthopedic faculty by offering complimentary conference registration/membership to local universities

    Membership Community

    "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,

    Nothing is going to get better. It's not." -Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

    • Explore tiered dues structure for recent entry level and post professional graduates
    • Develop avenues for year round communication with members to demonstrate benefits of AAOMPT membership and value in professional networking
    • Analyze Fellowship renewal process to ensure efficiency and create incentives for membership renewal

    Academy Strength and Sustainability

    "Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, working together is success" -Henry Ford

    • Build financial strength by exploring alternative revenue streams
    • Transform AAOMPT internet and media strategies to create a more dynamic, visible presence for current and future members and consumers
    • Rethink membership growth and retention strategies to facilitate sustained involvement in AAOMPT 
  • "It isn't what you do, but how you do it." -John Wooden

    AAOMPT Service



    Vice President 2012-2016

    • Lead for 2016 strategic planning session
    • Lead for 2014 strategic planning session
    • Supported establishing task force to evaluate Fellow renewal process

    Member-at-Large 2008-2011

    • Lead for complete re-write of AAOMPT bylaws in 2010/2011
    • Influenced decision to hire professional management company
    • Participated in development of position statements including dry needling and referral for profit

    Nominating Committee Chair 2006

    • Created centralized, digital storage for records
    • Created digitized forms for nominations

    Nominating Committee Member 2004-2005


    AAOMPT Fellow 2002-present


    Professional Development

    Teaching Experience:

    • Developed multiple online and in-person courses-  MedBridge and Kaiser Northern California OMPT Fellowship
    • Provide classroom instruction, mentoring and mentor training- Kaiser Northern California OMPT Fellowship (2011-present)
    • Revised book chapters- Rehabilitation for the Post Surgical Orthopedic Patient, 2nd and 3rd editions
    • Presented at multiple physician, physical therapy and community conferences

    Committees and Task Forces:

    • American Physical Therapy Association Manipulation Task Force (Member 2007-2012)
    • California Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Special Interest Group (Nominating Committee Member 2009-2012)
    • Institute for the Advancement of Orthopedic Physical Therapy (President 2001-2012)

    Management and Clinical Experience

    Moreland Physical Therapy

    Per Diem Physical Therapist October 2016-present

    Palo Alto Medical Foundation/Excel Sports Medicine

    Manager November 2006-May 2016

    • Designed and expanded clinic operations. Supported development of on-site Residency program

    Emerald Bay Physical Therapy

    Director July 2004-November 2006

    • Staffing, marketing, employee reviews, staff education, general clinic operations

    Healthsouth Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center (formerly Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic)

    Clinical Specialist , Clinical Coordinator, Spine Coordinator, CCCE, Clinician II October 1995- June 2004


    Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic (acquired by Healthsouth Corporation in October 1995)

    Staff physical therapist December 1993-October 1995

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