Chief Executive Officer: Ola Grimsby Jr., PT, MOMT, FAAOMPT / MNFF, Specialist In Manual Therapy

Ola Grimsby Jr. received his Physical Therapy degree from Hogeschool van Amsterdam in Holland, and completed his Manual Therapy masters degree and the PhD program from the Ola Grimsby Institute in the US. He has been trained by world -recognized authorities and has the highest standard of performance. Currently he is practicing as an authorized Specialist in Manual Therapy in Oslo, Norway. As the founder of the Ola Grimsby Institute, Europe, he is developing  an academic and clinical milieu, which is based on the international programs of the Ola Grimsby Institute Consortium, USA; where he also serves as a Member of the Boards of Directors, of Instructors and of Examiners.



Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer:  Dr. Richard Kring

Dr. Kring graduated from Cleveland State University in Physical Therapy in 1997. Finished a three year residency followed by a Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (FAAOMPT) from the Ola Grimsby Institute. Received his PhD in 2008 with emphasis in neurophysiology and dissertation titled “The Role of Central Sensitization in the Manifestation of the Facilitated Segment”. Current role as the Director of Clinical Research and Clinical Manager in Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. He is on the Board of Instructors, Board of Examiners, and Board of Directors for the Ola Grimsby Institute. He is Acting Director of Research Development for the Ola Grimsby Institute. Currently active in research, authorship of texts, journals and clinical curriculum, as well as teaching residencies, fellowships and post doctoral candidates throughout the US and Internationally. Frequent lecturer at State and National levels. Clinical Interests include: All aspects of Manual Therapy, specific exercise prescription, nutrition, neurophysiology, education, and the impact of basic science research on clinical treatment.

 Chief Financial Officer: Dr. Frederick L. Hobusch

Dr. Frederick Hobusch has been involved with Orthopaedic Manual Therapy education at both the entry level and post professional level since 1981.  He graduated from the University of Utah Division of Physical Therapy and went to Norway to study Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (MTT) with Ola Grimsby.  He completed his Part I in 1986 and went on to become one of the first two Americans to successfully complete the Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Part II examinations from the Nordic Specialty Group for Manual Therapy in 1990. He was also approved to teach Medical Exercise Therapy by Oddvar Holten. Dr. Hobusch is co-owner and president of Westwood Physical Therapy Clinic where he is a full-time clinician focusing his practice on orthopaedics and sports medicine.  For 21 years he taught Orthopaedic Manual Therapy as a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Division of Physical Therapy at the University of Utah where he received the Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year Award four times.  He has been an Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Clinical Residency Instructor since 1987 and has successfully conducted 7 Part I programs.  He has also assisted in the Part II programs since 1992.  Presently Dr. Hobusch is Vice President of Professional Development for the OGI.

Chief Academic Officer: Dr. Jim Rivard

Dr. Jim Rivard received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Puget Sound in 1988.  After completing a two-year Part I residency program with the Ola Grimsby Institute, he received a Masters in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy through the state of California.  In 1993 he completed a two-year Part II program with the OGI. His teaching experience has included residencies in San Diego, Dallas, Anchorage, and Spokane, as well as short-term courses in Manual Therapy of the Spine, Extremities and S.T.E.P. (Scientific Therapeutic Exercise Progressions). Dr. Rivard has received invitations to speak at national conferences and state chapter meetings in Washington, Alaska and Florida, and has also been invited to speak in Norway, Canada, Belgium, Finland and Brazil. He is one of the Vice Presidents of the O.G.I. responsible for Program Content and Development.


Chief Consultant/Sole Proprietor: Dr. Ola Grimsby

Ola Grimsby graduated from the Norwegian State Physiotherapy School and the Physical Therapy Department of Health in Oslo, Norway. In addition he has completed postgraduate studies in Mobilization with the Nordic Special Group for Manual Therapy and with the Norwegian Physical Therapy Association. He has served as chairperson for the Nordic Group of Specialists in Manual Therapy.  He was Norway’s first Executive Member of IFOMPT and a Founding Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. In 1991 Ola Grimsby received a Certificate of Authorization for Service as the Director of a California Postsecondary Educational Institution under CEC Section 94311(a).