Erl teaches for the ASPIRE OMT Institute

erl’s Story

About Erl Pettman

After 50 years of treating patients, Erl finally decided to retire from clinical practise in 2019.

He has taught Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, nationally and internationally for 47 years and continues to do so through his new Institute, ASPIRE OMT.

“Empowering physical therapists, through clinical reasoning, bio-mechanical assessments, and specific techniques, to treat each patient as a whole. While, at the same time, conducting ourselves with empathy, compassion, and respect… above all else”

Course Descriptions

Please go to our website for all course descriptions, formats and CEU information (select ‘Programs’). Cost and registration information is also dealt with within the website (select ‘Find a course’).

Course Schedule

Erl is teaching ASPIRE courses at various centres across the USA.

Andrews University Berrien Springs, Michigan

Andrews is the only ASPIRE centre where courses are consistently run in four consecutive days e.g., combined SMT 1 and 5; SMT 2 and 3 (parts (a) and (b) combined).

It is also ASPIRE’s only centre that provides a six-day SMT 4 course for those who wish to have extra time for supervised practice in spinal manipulative techniques.

For further details on course dates and schedules go to the ASPIRE website or contact Michele Keyes (

Erl is also teaching at:

Tacoma, WA
Tucson, AZ
Grapevine, TX

Other centres may be added. For further information go to the ASPIRE website .

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