Meet the Team

Martin Langaas, PT, KEOMPT, 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 is recognized as an International Instructor by the Kaltenborn-Evjenth Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (KEOMT) International organization. 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.

David Melchiorri PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, KEOMPT

Clinical Mentor, Assistant Instructor

Dave currently serves as a Clinic Mentor and Lab Instructor for the IOMT fellowship program. He completed level 1 and level 2 in the IOMT program in 2011 and 2012 respectively. He also completed the Boston University Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy program in 2013. He graduated from the Boston University DPT program in 2010. He has presented at the CSM and IAOMPT national conferences focusing on lumbar spine care. Dave is also a lab instructor in the evaluation and treatment of spine course in the Boston University DPT program. He is the Clinic Director and Partner of the Professional Physical Therapy Clinic located on 475 Winter Street in Waltham, MA.


Clinical Mentor/Assistant Instructor

Steve currently serves as a clinical mentor and lab assistant for IOMT as well as the Program administrator for the IOMT Fellowship program. He graduated from Level II in 2020 and from the Boston University Fellowship in Orthopeadic Manual therapy in 2019. He graduated with his DPT from Boston University in 2016. He also teaches in the orthopedic labs at Northeastern University. Steve treats patients out of the Professional Physical Therapy Boston – Financial District location where he is the clinic director. He also serves as the ProPT New England Clinical excellence director helping to oversee and manage continuing education, outcomes and patient experience for all the ProPT New England therapists.


Clinical Mentor/Assistant Instructor

Nicole is a 2009 graduate of IOMT Level II, teaching assistant and clinical mentor for the program. Nicole assists with IOMT operations and planning and is happy to answer any questions you may have about the program. Nicole graduated from Northeastern University’s PT program in 2006 and eagerly began IOMT the following year. Since going through the program and experiencing rapid clinical growth and confidence in treating orthopedic patients, she helped to develop internal mentorship and training programs in her organization for clinicians, clinical instructors and students. When Professional PT became the host site for IOMT in 2016, she took on a more active role in the program, to assist with growth so more clinicians could have the opportunity to go through Level I/II each year, and more importantly to keep learning and sharing her expertise as a mentor. Today, Nicole oversees several ProPT offices, but her heart is still in IOMT. She considers herself privileged to have been through Level I, 8 times and counting!