Our Story

Our story begins with the development of the Kaltenborn-Evjenth system (K-E system) in 1973 by Professor Freddy Kaltenborn (1923-2019) and Professor Olaf Evjenth (1926-2020). Throughout their individual and collaborative work as clinicians and teachers, Professors Kaltenborn and Evjenth possessed an unwavering central focus on enhancing human movement using safe, effective, and patient-centered practice principles and techniques. What they developed was a uniquely robust and scalable approach that was well suited to address the movement needs of patients with arthro-neuro-muscular conditions across all regions of the body.

A distinct characteristic of the K-E system is that it was built over a large expanse of time and was globally vetted across both practice and educational environments. To navigate these diverse and often complex environments, the K-E system embraced the language and evolving knowledge of the foundational sciences (anatomy and biomechanics), medical sciences (pathology, pathoanatomy, medical-surgical), psychological sciences (behavioral, cognitive), and the physical therapy sciences (patient examination, patient management, therapeutic exercise, orthopedic and orthopedic manual interventions). From this distinct bio-psycho-social foundation, the system evolved practice skills tailored to enhance the patient movement experience regardless of condition or age.

The K-E system, as practiced today, reflects not only the voices of its founders but also the voices of educators and practitioners around the world. KEOMPT was founded to keep those voices relevant in the increasingly complex practice environment within the United States.