Colleen Grafa, PT, DSc, CPI, RYI has over 35 years of orthopedic and manual physical therapy with the majority in out-patient clinical practice. She studied dry needling under and was personally trained in this technique by Dr Yun-tao Ma, PhD in 2011.
In addition to clinical practice, Dr Grafa is adjunct faculty for the Physical Therapy Program at Texas Woman's University, Dallas Tx. She has been a PTA Program Director as well as responsible for physical therapy integration course work in the disciplines of yoga and Pilates.
2004, RMUHP, DSc Orthopedics
1986, TTU, MS, Sports Health
1980 UTHSC - Dallas, PT
Grafa, Colleen, "Beyond Quad Sets: Exercise for Today's Older Adult", Monograph, Topics on Geriatrics, Section on Geriatrics, APTA, 2005.
Grafa, Colleen S. , "Effect of exercise on kyphosis, trunk strength, shoulder ROM and function in post-menopausal women with low bone mass, APTA, 2004
2003, Women's Health Certification, TWU-Dallas
2005, Certified Pilates Instructor, PMA
2011, Integrative Systemic Dry Needling Certificate
2013, 200 hour Registered Yoga Instructor
2016 Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist, ABPTS