Meet the Team


Martin Langaas, PT, OMT, FAAOMPT

Director, Founder, and Lead Instructor

Martin is Co-Founder and Director of the Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (IOMT). He graduated in 1982 from the Physical Therapy College in Berlin, Germany, and after graduation, returned to Norway to attend the National Norwegian Fellowship Program. He trained extensively with Olaf Evjenth and Freddy Kaltenborn, the developers of the Kaltenborn/Evjenth Orthopaedic Manual Therapy System. Martin completed the Fellowship Program and obtained his OMT certification in 1989, moving shortly thereafter to the United States.


With a passion for education and teaching, Martin founded and opened the IOMT in Woburn, Massachusetts. In conjunction with Orthopaedics Plus and Winchester Hospital, Martin has been leading and teaching at the IOMT since 1991. There have been many changes throughout the years, but bridging the gap between academics and clinical care has always been of utmost importance. In 2016, IOMT joined the Professional Physical Therapy organization where he also serves as their Co-Director of Clinical Education. Martin now operates IOMT out of the Professional Physical Therapy Woburn, MA Location and utilizes the Professional Physical Therapy network for clinical sites for supervised patient care.



Since 1991, Martin has also lectured and presented workshops throughout the United States. In 2007, The American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) presented Martin a prestigious award in recognition of Outstanding Instruction in a Post-Professional Clinical Education Fellowship Program. Martin’s goal has always been to assist developing therapists in bridging and integrating academic knowledge with daily clinical practice. Martin also owns and operates a private practice, Langaas Spine Care, in York, ME.

eric kopp, pt


Assistant Instructor

Eric serves as adjunct faculty for IOMT. He is a graduate of IOMT Level II, Class of 2001. In addition to IOMT, Eric is on the Faculty of the Boston University Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship. Eric also serves as the Co-Director of Clinical Education for Professional Physical Therapy. Eric currently treats patients in the Professional Physical Farmington, CT Location location.


Eric’s past teaching experience includes an adjunct faculty position at Quinnipiac University teaching in the Advanced Masters program and taught as a Primary Instructor in various continuing education courses in topics related to Orthopedic Manual Therapy.

David Melchiorri, DPT, OMT

Clinical Mentor/Lab Assistant

Dave is a member of the clinical mentor team of IOMT and supervises care out ofProfessional Physical Therapy Woburn.  Dave earned his Bachelors of Health Science Degree in 2011, and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2013 from Boston University. Dave completed Level I and Level II of IOMT in 2014 and 2015, respectively. Dave is a teaching assistant in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program at Boston University in the Spine course.  Dave grew up and currently resides in Waltham, MA.

Nicole McManus, MSPT, OMT

Clinical Mentor / Assistant Instructor

Nicole currently serves as a clinical mentor and lab assistant for IOMT. Nicole is a graduate of Level II IOMT, class of 2009. She graduated from Northeastern University with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 2006. She is also in charge of new clinician clinical orientation at Professional Physical Therapy where she educates new hires on the clinical philosophy of the company. In addition to her clinical training role, she is the Center Coordinator of Clinical Education (CCCE) for Professional Physical Therapy where she supervises and organizes all collegiate student internships. Nicole currently treats patients in the Professional Physical Therapy Haverhill, MA Location.