Physical Therapy Education


Foundation of Orthopedic Manual Therapy Course

Helping therapists establish early clinical proficiency and progression towards expertise, Kaltenborn-Evjenth System facilitates the sense of competence and professional fulfillment so lacking in today’s medical-economic environment.

The Kaltenborn-Evjenth Concept

The Kaltenborn-Evjenth Orthopedic Manual Therapy (KEOMT) is on the cutting edge of the next evolution of clinical education and practice. By blending decades of mentorship under the pioneers of modern clinical practice with insights gained from enhanced understanding of the biopsychosocial model into a practical, fully integrated, arthro-neuromuscular patient care system. Thus, making KEOMT System very usable and adaptable within the constraints of today’s clinical practice.

  • Known to show results in as little as two to three visits
  • Assessment-driven and individualized treatment plans
  • Emphasizing patient empowerment and self-treatment
  • Applies to acute, subacute and chronic conditions of the spine and extremities
  • Preventative – lifelong knowledge and skills
  • Active, not passive, therapy strategies for more successful management
  • Cost efficient – treatment without expensive tests or procedures
  • Non-invasive – no needles, no scalpel
  • Backed by years of research, evidence and clinical practice

The KEOMT System gives patients control of their pain and empowers them to get back to the life they love. A system proven to work!

Chris Foster


Chris Foster received a Master of Physical Therapy degree from Wichita State University in 1997.  Prior to entering physical therapy, he was an Athletic Trainer at The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital in Salt Lake City.  He received a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Brigham Young University in 1992.  He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Fellow with the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy.

Mr. Foster completed a Long Term Orthopedic Manual Therapy Course in 1999 and a Fellowship in the Kaltenborn-Evjenth Orthopedic Manual Therapy (KEOMT) in 2004 from the Institute of Rehabilitation and Training in Montgomery, AL. He assisted in teaching the OMT Long Term Course from 2000 to 2003.

Formally tested by Olaf Evjenth, PT, MS of the Kaltenborn-Evjenth OMT, Chris received his Nordic Level II Certification in KEOMT in 2004. He successfully completed the examination requirements as an National Instructor of the Kaltenborn-Evjenth OMT discipline on May 18, 2019. He is currently an assistant instructor with the Folsom Physical Therapy & Training Continuing Education Program.

Chris owns and practices at CORE Physical Therapy & Training in Medford, Oregon, since 2015. He has been a practicing physical therapist in the Rogue Valley since 2005.

Foundation of Orthopedic Manual Therapy Course


First Weekend: March 11-12, 2023

Orthopedic Manual Therapy (OMT) Foundation

Saturday 9 – 6 pm

Sunday 8 – 5 pm

Second Weekend: May 27-28, 2023

OMT Lower Quadrant: Spine and Extremity

Saturday 9 to 6 pm: Focus on spine

Sunday 8 to 5 pm: Focus on extremity

Third Weekend: July 22-23, 2023

OMT Upper Quadrant : Spine and Extremity

Saturday 9 to 6 pm: Focus on spine

Sunday 8 to 5 pm: Focus on extremity

Fourth Weekend: October 21-22, 2023

OMT Training: Spine and Extremities

Saturday 9 to 6 pm

Sunday 8 to 5 pm

Total Hours: 64

 Application to include: 

  • Name
  • Contact information
  • PT license number
  • Current resume including a chronological list of all postgraduate courses with dates, length of course, and principle instructors’ names
  • Briefly describe why you would like to be accepted into the Foundation of Orthopedic Manual Therapy Course

Send Applications to:
CORE PT & Training
Chris Foster
771 W Stewart Ave, Suite 103
Medford, Oregon 97501

Or via email:

For more information please contact Chris:

Phone: (541) 324-4807