Dustin Krampitz PT, DPT, CFMT & Rebecca Schneider PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT


[This] deep sense of responsibility of having to be the best me that I can be for my patients, for whoever…

– Rebecca Schneider



To me, that was my residency.  Because every week I’d go to work and I’d study for two to three hours in the morning, and I would consult with my different colleagues.  So, even though I didn’t do a formal residency… to me, that was my residency.

– Dustin Krampitz



What fellowship then allowed me to do was… “okay, what do I do with all that information?”  And, how can I refine my thought process, my clinical reasoning and really fortify the structure by which I use that information?  One of the huge things has been just how to be much more meticulous, in terms of my question-asking, my subjective exam…

– Rebecca Schneider



Always nice to have friends join us on a podcast, especially when it involves some nice beer!  Dustin and Rebecca are two friends of mine (and work colleagues) here in Chico.  Among a number of things we discuss in our conversation today, one topic was some of the differences between attaining a high level of skill.  A more traditional route via the continuing education circuit and lots of individual study and the more recent push via post-graduate training in residency and fellowship programs.  These two are relatively young clinicians in their careers, but in my humble opinion, are practicing way beyond their years out of school.  It was a blast to sit down and chat with my buddies over a couple of beers, so I hope y’all enjoy!



I’ve always been somebody that likes to work with my hands.  As a kid, I was always following my dad around the house and working on the house with him… Working with my hands just feels right… I very much value the healing that comes through our hands.

– Rebecca Schneider



PNF IS manual therapy.  You don’t have to be mobilizing joints, but you can use your hands and facilitate the body and that IS manual therapy.

– Dustin Krampitz



Finesse [and] gentleness… There can be plenty of people who are amazing with their hands.  And you can have your OCS.  You can have your FAAOMPT.  You can have all sorts of degrees, but that doesn’t actually make you a good therapist.  You can be a pretty crappy therapist and have ‘X’ whatever credentials… The thought process that comes behind it.  Why you’re using [a technique], when you choose to use it, and when you choose not to use your hands.  I think, is a huge part of being that master manual therapist as well.

– Rebecca Schneider



Being passionate.  When you lose your passion for learning and growing, then you start to get arrogant and complacent and you get yourself in trouble.  When Matt talks about experts (the people I’ve seen) like Laurie Hartman is a great example.  That guy is the most humble guy I’ve ever met.  He’s just so smooth and so gentle.

– Dustin Krampitz




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Links of interest:

Institute of Physical Art

Evidence In Motion

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Graduate Physical Therapy  Education

Dunloe Brewing



2 Comments on “Dustin Krampitz PT, DPT, CFMT & Rebecca Schneider PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

  1. Truly enjoyed this conversation! Insightful, kindhearted, smart people who happen to be Badass Physical Therapists! Appreciate their passion for the profession, for life, and for being motivated to do what is right! Thank you Matt for posting this!

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  2. Matt thank you for what you are doing! I enjoy all the conversations, videos and articles. It was truly an honor to sit down with you and Rebecca and I am also honored to be able to work along side you both! Hail Manual Therapy!

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