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Debra Dent

BPT Dip Manip PT OCS (Emeritus) FCAMPT (Retired)


Debra Dent is a Physical Therapist with 40 plus years of experience specializing in manual therapy of the spine. She is a graduate of the University of Manitoba, Canada where she received her Diploma of Physiotherapy in 1977 and her Bachelors of Physical Therapy in 1979. She was certified as a Part A Manual Physical Therapist from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopaedic Division in 1989 and received her Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy in 1994, and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual Physical Therapist (FCAMPT) (Retired).  APTA Orthopedic Certified Specialist OCS (Emeritus) designation was completed in 1996 and recertified in 2006 and Emeritus status was received in 2016.  She has been teaching Physiotherapists since 1989.

Debra was an instructor for the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopaedic Division prior to moving to the USA in 1993. She was a guest clinical instructor at the University of South Florida from 2003-05, teaching the Spinal Manual Therapy Program for the MscPT undergraduate program. She has taught many manual therapy courses in the US and Canada through Cross Border Seminars, Cross Country Education/VYNE Seminars and TLC Physical Therapy and Rehab. She wrote the Segmental Stabilization of the Lumbar Spine for Northeast Seminars Online programs. She has also written Proximal Imposters, a four-part series with LiveConferences for Occupational Certified Hand Specialists in 2017, Differential Diagnosis of the Spine with Home CEU Connections and chirocredit.com in 2016.  She has numerous online courses with onlinece.com  She has also written and published Differential Diagnosis of the Spine soft cover and Kindle editions in 2016 and this is available on Amazon.

She owns Cross Border Seminars and presently works as a consultant and contract PT in Florida. Her primary caseload is in the spine.





Dedication to education

Thirty plus years of educating Physical Therapists.

Published work

Differential Diagnosis of the Spine is published on Amazon in softcover and Kindle editions


Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapist

FCAMPT (Retired)


Orthopaedic Certified Specialist

OCS (Emeritus)