Doctor of Manual Therapy, Physical Therapist, Master of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, & Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, is affiliated with the Ola Grimsby Institute (OGI), a world-class consortium of physical therapists and physicians. The OGI provides continuing education, certification programs and doctoral degrees to physical and manual therapists and practitioners in the United States, Europe and Asia. Jojo, Master Clinician in Orthopedic Manual Therapy, is an academic and clinical instructor for the OGI’s Doctoral Program, Clinical Certification Program in Manual Therapy, & short term courses for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. Jojo is also a member of the Board of Examiners as well as the Board of Directors of the Ola Grimsby Institute.
Through the Ola Grimsby Institute, Jojo can be contacted to teach 2 & 3-day continuing education courses eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Physical Therapy and Physical Therapy Assistant professional license renewals. Physicians, Osteopaths, Dentists, & Podiatrists are also welcome to participate. Jojo also teaches an 8 or 12 month Clinical Residency Program for licensed Physical Therapists interested in becoming a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) or a Doctor of Manual Therapy (DMT).
Jojo will schedule to teach at any location in the USA pending at least 15 minimum confirmed & pre-paid participants. International lectures can be arranged.
Registration must be completed at least one month prior to the course start date. Courses are confirmed 30 days prior to the start date and are dependent upon sufficient registrants. Courses may be closed due to insufficient enrollment without timely notice on the OGI website (www.olagrimsby.com). Please confirm your registration prior to making plane and hotel reservations.
Jojo Sayson’s authored book chapter
Sayson J, Rivard J, Wong W. Chapter 4: Exercise Rehabilitation of the TemporomandibularJoint in: Science, Theory, and Clinical Application in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Volume 2, Scientific Therapeutic Exercise Progressions (STEP): the Neck and Upper Extremity 2008; pp 245-294. ISBN 978-0-615-25769-3.
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Jojo Sayson is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, Dr. Sayson is also a Board of Director and Examiner for the Ola Grimsby Institute’s international doctoral candidates. His memberships include the American Physical Therapy Association, American Academy of Physical Therapists, the Aerospace Medical Association, American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR) and the American Astronautical Society.
Jojo Sayson’s publications
JV Sayson, RM Healey, DG Chang, SE Parazynski, JC Lotz, AR Hargens. Microgravity-Induced Back Pain and Intervertebral Disc Herniation: International Space Station Results, IAA/IAF Life Sciences Symposium, Human Physiology in Space, The 66th International Astronautical Congress, International Convention Center, Jerusalem, Israel, Oct. 13, 2015.
Chang DG, Sayson J, Chiang S, Riascos-Castaneda R, Walker K, Lotz J, and AR Hargens Risk of intervertebral disc damage after prolonged space flight. British Journal of Sports Medicine 48(7):578-579, 2014.
Sayson JV, Hargens AR, Chang D, Macias B. A Novel Exercise Regimen for preserving Cervico-Thoracic Muscle Function during Prolonged Exposure to Microgravity. Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine 2014; 85(3):286. Supported by NASA Grants NNXlOAM18G and NNX13AM89G.
Chang D, Lotz J, Sayson JV, Hargens AR, poster presentation: Risk of Intervertebral Disc Damage after Prolonged Space Flight, the upcoming International Olympic Committee World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport, April 10-12, 2014, Monte Carlo, Monaco. Supported by NASA grants NNX10AM18G and NNX09AP11G.
Sayson JV, Lotz J, Parazynski SE, Hargens AR. Abstract: Back Pain Mechanisms in Microgravity. Annual Meeting Program and Abstract Issue, Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine 2013; 84(4):285-286. Supported by NASA grants NNX10AM18G and NNX09AP11G
Sayson JV, Lotz J, Parazynski SE, Hargens AR, Back Pain in Space and Post-flight Mechanisms and Countermeasure Development, Acta Astronautica 86 (2013) 24-38. Supported by NASA grants NNX10AM18G and NNX09AP11G.
Hargens AR, Chiang SB, Sayson JV, Parazynski SE, Chang DR, Garfin SR, Mechanism of Post-Flight Herniation of Intervertebral Discs, abstract Supported by NASA grant NNX10AM18G, NASA Human Research Program Investigators' Workshop (2012), Houston, Texas.
Sayson J, Hargens A, Back Pain Mechanisms in Space, abstract, supported by NASA grant NNX10AM18G.: The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) 18th Humans in Space Symposium, The Next Golden Age, April 11-15, 2011, Houston, Texas.
Sayson J., Hargens A. Low Back Pain in Space and proposed Countermeasures. Scientific Physical Therapy (a Scientific Publication on the Internet) Dec. 23, 2008; 17(4).
Sayson J, Rivard J, Wong W. Chapter 4: Exercise Rehabilitation of the Temporomandibular Joint in: Science, Theory, and Clinical Application in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Volume 2, Scientific Therapeutic Exercise Progressions (STEP): the Neck and Upper Extremity 2008; pp 245-294. ISBN 978-0-615-25769-3.
Sayson J., Hargens A. Pathophysiology of Low Back Pain during Exposure to Microgravity. Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine 2008; 79(4):365-373. This research was supported by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) grants NAG 9-1425 and NNJ04HF71E. Accepted for review, the Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine Journal, Oct. 18, 2006, accepted for publication, Jan. 2, 2008.
Sayson J. Temporomandibular Joint Updates for the Ola Grimsby Institute‘s Doctor of Physical Therapy Course notes in CD format 2004: TMJ differential diagnosis, pathology and biomechanics of the forward head posture, the Trigemino-cervical nucleus, bruxism and manual therapy.
Sayson J. A Comparison of Perceived Spine Comfort/Discomfort in a Prolonged Sitting Posture between a Conventional Chair and a Novel Ergonomic Chair Design“, The Ola Grimsby Institute Consortium’s Doctor of Manual Therapy Dissertation 2003.
Grimsby O, Sayson J, “The Temporomandibular Joint: A Manual Therapy Perspective”, course workbook, The Ola Grimsby Institute Consortium, 2002.
Sayson J. Ankylosing Spondylitis, Update in Clinical Problem Solving for the Ola Grimsby Institute Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree, 1999-2000 Workbook Edition, pp. 121-125.
Sayson J. Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory drugs in Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Scientific Physical Therapy 1999 Vol. 9 No. 1.
Green G., Grotenhuis B., Sayson J., Schultz B. First Edition, Special Test Reference Guide, The Ola Grimsby Institute, 1998.
Sayson J. ErgogenicCorner: Vitamin C Complex versus Ascorbic Acid”, Scientific Physical Therapy 1998 Vol. 8 No. 3.
Sayson J. ErgogenicCorner: Creatine Monohydrate as Muscle Mass Builder”, Scientific Physical Therapy 1997 Vol. 7 No. 7.
Sayson J. H.M.B. (Beta-Hydroxy Beta-Methylbutyrate): The Latest Anabolic Craze”, Scientific Physical Therapy 1996 Vol. 7 No. 2.
Bioastronautics & NASA
Jojo Sayson is a consultant/co-investigator (with Alan Hargens PhD) for the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) Human Research Program at the University of California, San Diego. He joins a highly qualified team of international scientists with a NASA grant to investigate why astronauts develop back pain in space as well as why there is a higher incidence of herniated discs after prolonged space flight. Their study is titled “Risk of Intervertebral Disc Damage after Prolonged Space Flight”. Jojo began as a volunteer scientist with NASA at the University of California, San Diego with Alan Hargens PhD since 2002. Their paper, “Pathophysiology of Low Back Pain during Exposure to Microgravity” was chosen in 2008 as the lead article and published in Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine Journal. Jojo had also been invited to referee for the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research NWO/SRON Programme Bureau Space Research & an assistant reviewer for Acta Astronautica Journal. Jojo received his Weightless Certification, on board G-Force One (Boeing 727 ) for 15 parabolas from an altitude of 24,000 ft.-34,000 ft over the Gulf of Mexico and experienced 1 Martian (1/3 G), 4 Lunar (1/6 G), and 10 Zero-G environment with Dr. Peter Diamandis CEO, Zero-Gravity Corporation and X-Prize Foundation, and Astronaut Robert Springer in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Jan 21, 2006. His passion for space physiology and exploration prompted him to submit his application for the NASA Astronaut Candidate position under vacancy announcement JS07AO176, Johnson Space Center, Houston,TX last June 16, 2008. The vacancy has been filled by NASA in 2009. Jojo is currently a Lieutenant Commander of The Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA) Air Operations Wing, 103rd Squadron, and is a member of the Aerospace Medical Association and the American Astronautical Society. He is available to lecture on Discogenic Back pain on Earth and in Space as well as proposed countermeasures.