OUR MISSION

The Naturopathic Orthopedic Medicine Academy (NOMA) is dedicated to excellence within the clinical practice of interventional orthopedic medicine for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal pain, injury, and dysfunction. The NOMA integrates many disciplines and perspectives in accordance with the principles of naturopathic medicine.

 

OUR VISION

The NOMA is the leader in developing Orthopedic Medicine education and practice within the naturopathic profession; including residencies, diplomate status, and continuing education consistent with the evolving standards of Orthopedic Medicine.

The NOMA continuously integrates the clinical practice and research that comprise the growing field of Orthopedic Medicine.

The NOMA defines the principles of care and advocates for appropriate scope of practice as it relates to Orthopedic Medicine.

The NOMA adheres to ethical standards of conduct regarding the use of orthobiologic therapies and its members are dedicated to providing safe and effective interventional orthopedic care.

The NOMA provides a definitive resource of information regarding Orthopedic Medicine for a collaborative community of naturopathic physicians, students and healthcare providers.

 

NOMA ROADMAP TO DIPLOMAT

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FOUNDING BOARD MEMBERS

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DR. SAMUEL G OLTMAN, ND

President

Dr. Samuel G Oltman, ND practices at Oregon Regenerative Medicine and Northwest Foot & Ankle where he specializes in nonsurgical treatment of musculoskeletal disorders including injuries, arthritis, and chronic pain. He graduated from NUNM in 2015 and completed a rigorous 2-year family medicine residency. He has since been working directly with leaders in the field, Dr. Noel Peterson, ND, DAAPM and Dr. Ray McClanahan, DPM. Dr. Oltman has advanced training in prolotherapy injections, PRP injections, autologous adipose tissue grafts, peripheral nerve hydrodissection, and ultrasound imaging for precise diagnosis and procedure guidance. He has a special expertise in foot and ankle health, primarily utilizing a method of strength and alignment to restore normal foot biomechanics for which he is sought by patients all over the world.  Dr. Oltman brings a holistic approach to treating pain by utilizing diet, lifestyle, exercise, hormone replacement, IV therapy, botanical medicine and conventional therapies to get the best results for his patients. He is a member of the OANP, the AANP, and proud to be the president of NOMA.

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DR. TERRANCE MANNING II, ND, RMSK

Vice President

Terrance Manning II, ND, RMSK is a regenerative medicine specialist practicing in the Portland, OR metro area. He has specialty training and focuses on non surgical treatment of joint, tendon, and ligament issues. He practices at RestorePDX and teaches at the National University of Natural Medicine. Upon graduation from naturopathic medical school, he was the first in the nation to complete a 3-year residency specifically focused on interventional orthopedic and orthobiologic treatments (i.e. regenerative medicine). Dr. Manning is a leader in the field and his profession using diagnostic imaging to identify and treat the root cause of an individual’s specific pain and providing precision placement of regenerative medicine injections. His breadth of training, affirmation of the Vis Medicatrix Naturae (the healing power of nature), and clinical experience helps him to integrate natural and conventional modalities with the goal to provide the best outcomes for his patients.

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DR. RYAN MINARIK, ND, LAC

Treasurer

Ryan Minarik, ND, LAc. has a specialty in sports and regenerative medicine with a focus on using treatment modalities such as dry needling, prolotherapy, regenerative injections, and other ultrasound-guided procedures.  He has received advanced training in prolotherapy and orthobiologic injections from numerous organizations including AAOM, AOAPRM, HHPF, and TOBI as well as musculoskeletal ultrasound training for injections and hydrodissection.   He has experience treating a wide range of clients, from weekend warriors with chronic degenerative conditions to professional-level and Olympic athletes.  He co-founded and owns Elixia Wellness Group and co-owns FoRM Health, both multi-practitioner integrative medicine clinics in Portland, OR.  The latter is a collaborative clinic focusing on functional and regenerative medicine, underscoring Dr. Minarik’s belief and philosophy in the importance of a multi-factorial approach to joint and musculoskeletal injury recovery.

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PAYSON FLATTERY, ND, DC

Secretary

Payson Flattery, ND, DC, DAAPM has specialized in Regenerative Medicine therapies for over 20 years in a fast-paced integrative medical environment utilizing Prolotherapy, Perineural hydrodissection, Adipose Grafts, diagnostic ultrasound, and hands on physical medicine techniques.  Dr. Flattery has additional training in Active Release Technique and Graston Therapy with a focus on functional movement patterns (FAKTR).  He is the owner and medical director of Bend Regenerative Medicine and the Center for Integrative Medicine.  Dr. Flattery began teaching injection therapy for the Naturopathic Academy of Therapeutic Injection in 2004.

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NOEL PETERSON, ND, DAAPM

Founding Board Member

Noel Peterson ND, DAAPM has practiced integrative regenerative medicine in Lake Oswego since 1978. He serves as the Medical Director of Oregon Regenerative Medicine, a multi-discipline practice dedicated to empowering people to create optimal health and active longevity through education, inspiration, and natural therapy. He has focused his practice on regenerative medicine and Prolotherapy since 1989, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) since 2006, and Adipose-Derived Tissue therapies since 2012. Dr. Peterson is Certified in Prolotherapy by the American Association of Orthopedic Medicine (AAOMED.org). He serves on the scientific Institutional Review Board of the International Cellular Medicine Society (cellmedicinesociety.org), representing physicians and researchers from over 35 countries who share a mission to provide scientifically credible and medically appropriate cell-based treatments to informed patients.
Dr. Peterson is recognized for his expertise in the practice of Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma, and Autologous Biocellular regenerative medicine. He has served as international clinical faculty for AAOM’s Certification program in Interventional and Regenerative Orthopedic Medicine (IROM), teaching annual IROM courses in prolotherapy at the Peruvian National Institute for Rehabilitation in Lima, Peru, and with the Latin American Association of Orthopedic Medicine in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2016 his clinic started the profession’s first CMNE approved integrative residency training program in Regenerative Orthopedics. His peer-reviewed investigational work has been published in both the American Journal of Surgery and the Journal of Prolotherapy.

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MICHAEL CRONIN, ND

Founding Board Member

Dr Michael Cronin practices full time at Naturopathic Physicians Group in Scottsdale Arizona, with a clinical focus on pain, repairing injuries and restoring function using Regenerative Injection Therapy integrated with full scope naturopathic medicine.  Passionate about the science and practice of regenerative therapies, Dr Cronin was the first naturopathic doctor to use and teach PRP to the naturopathic profession. 
Throughout his 40 years in practice as a Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Cronin has been instrumental in evolving and increasing access to the practice of naturopathic medicine. 
Dr Cronin is a founding member of the Naturopathic Academy of Therapeutic Injection and is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Integrative Pain Management. He is a past president and founding member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Dr. Michael Cronin is the Founder and first President of the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.

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ADAM GEIGER, ND

Founding Board Member

Dr. Adam Geiger is a naturopathic physician specializing in musculoskeletal
ultrasound and orthopedic medicine. Dr. Geiger graduated from the
University of Michigan with an honors degree in biochemistry. His interest
in natural medicine was sparked by research projects investigating cellular
mechanisms of natural compounds. With a desire to bring his background in
biochemistry to patient care, he enrolled at Bastyr University and
completed the Naturopathic Medicine program in 2005. He was selected for a
two year residency in nutritional and orthopedic medicine with Thomas
Dorman, MD at the Paracelsus Clinic and was trained in Cyriax orthopedics
and prolotherapy. He remained on staff there until 2009 and in 2010 he
started his private practice in Seattle specializing in regenerative and
orthopedic medicine.Dr. Geiger has continued training in prolotherapy and regenerative
injection treatments with the Naturopathic Academy of Therapeutic
Injection, American Association of Orthopedic Medicine and the American
Academy of Musculoskeletal Medicine. In 2015, he began training in
musculoskeletal ultrasound diagnostics and guided injections. He was the
first naturopathic physician in WA state to earn RMSK certification as an
APCA/ARDMS Musculoskeletal Sonographer. He is a founding member of the
Naturopathic Orthopedic Medicine Academy and is committed to excellence in
clinical education and ensuring that Washington residents have access to
the full scope of naturopathic medicine.

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PATRICK CHAPMAN, ND

Founding Board Member

Dr. Patrick Chapman was born and raised in Santa Cruz, CA. He moved to Oregon in 1991 to obtain his undergraduate degree from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon (Spanish, Studio Art, and Pre- Med). After a stint living abroad in Ecuador teaching University English in 1996/97, he completed his naturopathic medical degree at the Natural College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in 2003. He is the co-owner of Sellwood Family Medicine with his lovely wife Leigh Ann, where he has enjoyed practicing family medicine for eighteen years. Dr. Patrick is looking forward to launching his new practice, Point Wellness, in Cannon Beach, Oregon in April 2021.
He has a clinical focus in diabetes, sports medicine, prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma injections, musculoskeletal ultrasound diagnosis and needle guidance. He has previously volunteered his time by serving in various professional roles: Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OANP) and the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine. He is also an active participant in the OANP and member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.  In addition to specializing in musculoskeletal injuries, he also enjoys working with both pediatric and adult autoimmune diabetes.
Outside of naturopathic medicine his interests include: gardening, wood working, surfing, pottery, and spending time with his family and friends. Dr. Patrick likes to find himself submersed in nature and spending his free time exploring.  Docere, the Latin root for doctor, means to instruct and teach.  Dr. Patrick is a natural and gifted teacher and enjoys teaching various subjects: self-care, medicine, anatomy, surfing, and art.

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EMILY LOREN, ND

Founding Board Member

Dr. Emily Loren, ND is an avid Cross Fitter, surfer and stand up paddler and embraces preventive and regenerative medicine as part of her own self-care in preventing and treating injuries. Dr. Loren’s two passions in medicine are regenerative injection therapies and IV therapy. Dr. Loren has a decade of experience with IV therapy helping patients with a wide variety of conditions ranging from cancer, auto-immune disorders, mold toxicity, and Lyme disease as well as helping patients with anti-aging and general wellness. She has undergone extensive continuing education on the use of regenerative intravenous therapeutics. Dr. Loren is especially passionate about ozone therapies and is excited to offer this cutting edge treatment. Dr. Loren has also under gone extensive training in regenerative injections and has completed over 40 hours of training in the use of diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound and ultrasound-guided injections through MSK Masters, the AAOM and other ultrasound guided injection workshops.
Prior to opening IV Therapy Maui, Dr. Loren owned a successful private practice where she specialized in treating chronic diseases such as Lyme Disease, mold toxicity and autoimmune.