AAMT Senior Instructor
Dr. Vathrakokoilis is an Osteopractic Physical Therapist, Member of the Manual Therapy Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (Greece) and Member of WFCMS Acupuncture Association of Physical Therapists. He has a special interest in the use of high-velocity low-amplitude thrust spinal manipulation and dry needling for the treatment of chronic neuromusculoskeletal and myofascial pain syndromes.
Dr. Vathrakokoilis received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the Department of Health Sciences ATEITHE (Greece) and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from the Department of Physical Education and Sports Science at Aristotle University Thessaloniki (Greece). In addition, Dr. Vathrakokoilis received a post graduate Master of Science in Health and Human Performance and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Neuromuscular Rehabilitation from Democritus University of Thrace (Greece). His PhD dissertation investigated proprioceptive deficits on athletes after ACL reconstruction surgery and focused on the assessment of proprioceptive input and biomechanical factors during the gait cycle. His research on the the effects of goal setting in knee proprioception after ACL reconstruction was awarded Best Clinical Trial by the International Congress of EGVE (Greece).
Dr. Vathrakokoilis received a post graduate Diploma in Osteopractic from the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy, a Diploma in Osteopathy from Osteopathic Schule Deutschland, and a Diploma in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (AMPG).
He has been teaching as Physiotherapy Lecturer on Health Sciences at the European University in Cyprus and has taught modules in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy and Biomechanics of Human Movement. He has served as assistant researcher at the Sport Injuries Rehabilitation Laboratory and as guest Lecturer on Sports Physical Therapy at Aristotle University (Greece).
Dr. Vathrakokoilis is currently the lead researcher for a randomized clinical trial that is investigating the efficacy of dry needling and upper cervical high-velocity low-amplitude thrust spinal manipulation in patients with TMJ disorders.