Dr Barch received her Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics from Slippery Rock State College, Slippery Rock, PA in 1974. She received her Post-Baccalaureate from Oakland University, Rochester, MI in 1990. She then was granted her Masters of Physical Therapy from Slippery Rock University in 1993. Dr Barch received her Post-Baccalaureate from La Roche College, Pittsburgh, PA in 1997, and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Slippery Rock University in 1998. She was credentialed as a certified hand therapist in 1998 and also holds a certification as an ergonomic assessment specialist (2005). Dr Barch is currently employed at University Orthopedics, State College in Pennsylvania.
Dr Beattie received his Bachelor of Science degree from Quinnipiac College, his Master of Science degree in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Virginia, and his PhD in Exercise Science from the University of New Mexico. He has been a practicing physical therapist for 40 years and has been board certified in orthopaedic physical therapy for over 25 years. Dr Beattie is currently a Clinical Professor in the doctoral program in Physical Therapy, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, in Columbia, SC. Since 1987, he has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed research publications and numerous book chapters. His primary area of research has related to impairment of the lumbar spine, degenerative disk disease, and clinical measurement. In addition, Dr Beattie has authored several papers regarding patient satisfaction with physical therapy care. He is a Catherine Worthingham Fellow in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and is currently an advisory member to the Board of Directors for the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. He has been the Research Advisory Board Chair for the APTA and served for many years as a member of the Research Committee for the Orthopaedic Section, APTA.
Dr Boyd is currently Associate Professor, Samuel Merritt University, Department of Physical Therapy, Oakland, CA. His research interests include the mechanosensitivity of the nervous system during limb movement and function through the use of neurodynamic testing. This includes examination of the biomechanical properties of the nervous system through ultrasound imaging and physiological responses to peripheral nerve movement through electromyographic, symptomatic, and range of motion examinations. Dr Boyd has a specific interest in the effects of nerve injury on nerve mobility, sensitivity, and limb function. Recent studies have included the impact of peripheral neuropathy and Type 2 diabetes mellitus on lower-extremity mechanosensitivity. Dr Boyd’s current research focuses on the alterations in muscle tone, symptom reproduction, and limitations in mobility produced by specific limb movements in the upper and lower extremity in an effort to establish the response of the healthy and injured nervous system to movement. He has recent peer-reviewed publications in journals such as the Journal of Hand Therapy, Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, and Clinical Biomechanics.
Dr Burns received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO in 2001. He received his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy and his transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Colorado-Denver in 2005 and 2006, respectively. Dr Burns was granted a fellowship in manual therapy in 2009 from Regis University, Denver, CO. That same year, he was awarded board certification as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist. Dr Burns is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, College of Health Professions and Social Work, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. His peer-reviewed articles have appeared in the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, Journal of Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, and the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. At Temple University, Dr Burns teaches primarily in the musculoskeletal tract and orthopaedic residency.
Dr Chimenti received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University, Atlanta, GA in 2006. Her Doctor of Physical Therapy was granted from Washington University, St Louis, MO in 2009. She is a past recipient of the Steven J. Rose Research Award. She received her PhD from the University of Rochester, School of Nursing in Rochester, NY. Dr Chimenti’s dissertation was on kinematics and kinetics underlying Achilles tendinopathy and Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity. She went on to do postdoctoral work at the University of Rochester, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Rochester, studying ultrasound elastography and soft-tissue mechanics. Dr Chimenti also is currently doing a postdoctoral study at the University of Iowa, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science in Iowa City, IA, with a research focus on chronic pain. Dr Chimenti served as tutor and open lab facilitator for DPT curriculum classes at Washington University, Program of Physical Therapy from 2006 to 2010. She has worked at the Movement Analysis.
Dr Christensen received her Bachelor of Arts in Biological Science in 1987 from San Jose State University, San Jose, CA. Her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy was awarded in 1988 from the University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. She then obtained her Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Manipulative Physiotherapy in 1994 and her PhD in Health Sciences (2009) from the University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. Dr Christensen’s dissertation was titled, “The Development of Clinical Reasoning Capability in Student Physical Therapists.” She is currently an Assistant Professor at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA, and also serves as adjunct faculty in the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Programs, in Los Angeles, CA. She has served as primary author and co-author of several textbooks and chapters covering the topic of clinical reasoning and decision-making in orthopaedic physical therapy.
Dr Egan received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rutgers College, New Brunswick, NJ in 1997. His Master of Physical Therapy degree was granted by US Army—Baylor University Graduate Program in Physical Therapy, Fort Sam Houston, TX in 1999. He received his orthopaedic certified specialist in 2002 and his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and manual therapy fellowship from Regis University, Denver, CO in 2006. He currently serves as Assistant Professor and Director of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Health Professions, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. He is an affiliate faculty member for the tDPT program at Regis University. Dr Egan has published in the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy and Physical Therapy. He has also co-authored two chapters on the thoracic spine in the text Diagnosis and Management of Tension Type and Cervicogenic Headache (Jones and Bartlett, 2009). His current teaching responsibilities at Temple University are in the areas of management of musculoskeletal disorders, evidence-based practice, and imaging.
Dr Ellenbecker received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin–LaCrosse in 1985 and his Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from Arizona State University in 1989. His Doctor of Physical Therapy degree was awarded in 2006 from Massachusetts General Hospital, Institute of Health Professions. He became a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) in 1990, a sports clinical specialist (SCS) in 1991, and an orthopaedic clinical specialist (OCS) in 2000. He is also a U.S. Professional Tennis Association-certified tennis teaching professional. Dr Ellenbecker is currently the Clinic Director of Physiotherapy Associates Scottsdale Sports Clinic and is the National Director of Clinical Research for Physiotherapy Associates. In addition, he serves as Director of Medical Services for the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour. He currently holds an academic appointment as adjunct clinical professor at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. Dr Ellenbecker has held numerous advisory and consulting appointments within the profession. The most notable and recent include the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy Editorial Board (2005-present); Editorial Board, Sports Health; Past Chairman of the APTA Sports Section’s Shoulder Special Interest Group (1995-2002), and consultant to the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club (1989-present). He has reviewed manuscripts for 13 different journals and has published many peer-reviewed papers. Dr Ellenbecker has been an invited author of more than 75 chapters in professional textbooks. His most recent awards include the Sports Physical Therapy Turner A. Blackburn Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011; The International Tennis Hall of Fame, Tennis Educational Merit Award in 2007; and the Ron Peyton Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Sports Physical Therapy Section, APTA, in 2007.
Dr Erickson received her Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education (general science and athletic training) from West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, in 1994. Her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy was granted by the University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy, Indianapolis, IN in 1996. She then received her Doctoral degree in Education in 2002 from West Virginia University. Dr Erickson is currently an Associate Professor at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ. She has been active in presenting her research in hand rehabilitation at various national conferences and has published in peer-reviewed publications including the Journal of Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Oncology. She is currently the Vice President of the APTA Academy of Hand and Upper Extremity Physical Therapy and has also served as Secretary, Public Relations Chair, and was a former Editor of Hand Prints: Newsletter of the Hand Rehabilitation Section. She is a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Athletic Training, Journal of Hand Therapy, and Physical Therapy. In addition, she is an active member of the American Society of Hand Therapists.
Dr Ezell is an Assistant Professor at Harding University with teaching responsibilities in the areas of pathophysiology, embryology, pharmacology, diagnostic imaging, and differential diagnosis. Dr Ezell received his Medical Degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and completed his postgraduate training in the US Navy. He performed an internship in Family Medicine at Pensacola Naval Hospital and residency training in Internal Medicine at Portsmouth Naval Hospital. Dr Ezell is board-certified in internal medicine and has a broad clinical background, having worked in a variety of private practice, government, industrial, and academic settings.
Dr Grieder received a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (DPT) from the University of Delaware (UD) in 2010, graduated from the UD Orthopedic Residency program, and became board-certified as an Orthopedic Physical Therapy Clinical Specialist in 2012. Dr Grieder is a physical therapist at Christiana Care Rehabilitation Services and partners with the University of Delaware to serve as Rounds Course Coordinator for the Christiana Care Hospital system. In addition, she is a Clinical Instructor for UD DPT students and has assisted in several of the university's courses. She publishes in the area of injury and rehabilitation of the knee and has presented on orthopedic conditions at national American Physical Therapy Association conferences.
Dr Ho established Ho Physical Therapy in 1981 with the goal of providing the best quality care to patients. Under her administration, Ho Physical Therapy has been the most stabilized and reputable practice in the Beverly Hills area for the past 35 years. Dr Ho received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the National Taiwan University, Taiwan; her Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Virginia, and an advanced doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California. Dr Ho is an Adjunct Associate Professor of the Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California. She also holds an Associate Professorship in National Taiwan University. Dr Ho has written textbook chapters, published research articles in peer-reviewed journals, and lectured nationally/internationally on topics related to the temporomandibular joint and general orthopaedic disorders. Dr Ho is a board-certified orthopaedic clinical specialist (OCS). Her specialty is in the area of head, neck, and temporomandibular joint disorders; however, her expertise extends beyond these areas to include general orthopaedic and neurologically challenged conditions.
Dr Houck received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA in 1987. His master and doctoral degrees were granted from the graduate program in physical therapy at University of Iowa in 1996 and 1999, respectively. Dr Houck was a faculty member in the Department of Physical Therapy at Ithaca College University of Rochester campus from 1999-2013. He is currently a Professor and Director of Research at George Fox University in Newberg, OR. Dr Houck is a well-established and respected educator and researcher. His grant-funded research on the foot and ankle function and pathology has been published in several peer-reviewed journals. His work has appeared in Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, Foot and Ankle International, Gait and Posture, and Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery. He has served as reviewer and chairperson for the National Institute of Health, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, and Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review Group during 2009 and 2010. Dr Houck currently serves on the Foundation of Physical Therapy Scientific Review Committee. He was one of the invited authors responsible for co-authoring the Orthopaedic Section’s ICF Clinical Practice Guideline titled "Achilles Pain, Stiffness, and Muscle Power Deficits: Achilles Tendonitis. Clinical Practice Guidelines Linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health" from the Orthopaedic Section, APTA (JOSPT 2010;40:A1-A26). This information is presented throughout the monograph.
Mr Jackson has practiced physical therapy for 45 years. He graduated in 1971 from Ithaca College/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Shenandoah University in 2000. He received the Private Practice Section’s Practice Award in 2010. Mr Jackson is highly regarded as a clinician, educator, and researcher. He has taught nationally and internationally in the field of lower-extremity biomechanics, gait, and spinal and pelvic joint dysfunction. Mr Jackson has been active in international education as well. Through The Jackson Clinics Foundation, he has been involved with Regis University in launching a tDPT program at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, the first Doctor of Physical Therapy program on the continent of Africa. Through his Foundation and the Kenya Medical Training College, he has helped launch a long-term Orthopaedic Manual Therapy program in Kenya. He is President and Executive Director of Clinical Services for The Jackson Clinics, LP, with 15 locations in Northern Virginia.
Mr Kelley is an advanced clinician and Clinical Education Facilitator at Penn Therapy and Fitness, Good Shepherd Penn Partners—University City in Philadelphia, PA. He is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Associated Faculty of the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Arcadia University (formerly Beaver College) in 1984 and obtained his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2005 from Temple University. He is a member of the University of Pennsylvania Shoulder and Elbow Service. Mr Kelley also serves as adjunct faculty for Arcadia University. He has presented on examination and treatment of shoulder disorders on more than 350 occasions, both nationally and internationally. During his 32 years of practice, Mr Kelley has published more than 35 articles or book chapters in multiple peer-reviewed journals and texts, respectively. He is the Past President of the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists. He is the co-editor of a textbook, Orthopedic Therapy of the Shoulder.
Dr Kist received a Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy from New York Medical College in 2001. He later became board-certified as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist in 2010, and completed the Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Regis University in 2011. Dr Kist is currently a senior physical therapist at Christiana Care Rehabilitation Services and acts as a lab course instructor for the University of Delaware and Widener University. He also serves as a regular clinical instructor for several of local Physical Therapy programs. Dr Kist has an interest in bridging research with clinical application, best-practice standards, and value-based care.
Dr Manal graduated from the University of Delaware (UD) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1991. She went on to receive her Masters in Physical Therapy from UD in 1993 and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2006. She is a board-certified clinical specialist in the areas of orthopaedics and sports physical therapy. Dr Manal lectures nationally and internationally on topics related to physical therapy, residency training, reduction of variability of practice as well as in her areas of expertise in electrical stimulation, low back, knee injuries, and more. She teaches within UD’s Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum in courses related to spine management, physical therapy as a profession, rounds, and emergency response. She provides expert consultations in the clinic in her areas of specialty.
Dr Manske received his Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education (1991), his Master of Physical Therapy (1994), and his medical degree in kinesiology (2000) from Wichita State University in Wichita, KS. His Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree was granted in 2006 from Massachusetts General Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA. He is a sports-certified specialist (2002); an athletic trainer, National Athletic Trainers Association (2001); and a certified strength and conditioning specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association (1996). Dr Manske is currently a professor and the Chair and Program Director in the Department of Physical Therapy at Wichita State University. He is a lead physical therapist/ATC at Via Christi Health in Wichita. Dr Manske has authored 40 publications and presented at more than 200 conferences or continuing education courses. He has served as editor of 8 textbooks and written 41 book chapters.
Dr McGalliard studied biology and pre-med at Abilene Christian University from 1990 to 1994, prior to completing a Masters of Physical Therapy at Texas Tech Health in 1997. In 2006, he finished International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine certification, and in 2008 earned his Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTHUSC). From 2005 to 2010, Dr McGalliard was Assistant Professor in the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program at TTUHSC program in Amarillo, TX. He is now Physical Therapy Program Director and Chair of the Physical Therapy Department at Harding University in Searcy, AR, where he teaches in the gross anatomy and orthopaedics components of the curriculum. Additionally, he serves as faculty for the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine—US and conducts continuing education workshops in differential diagnosis and manual therapy.
Mr Miller graduated from California State University, Long Beach in 1990, completed his Masters degree in 2006 at Loma Linda University, and completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Western University in 2012. He finished Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitatioin Post Graduate training course at Kaiser, Vallejo in 1995 and the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Orthopaedic Residency Program in 1997. A board-certified specialist in orthopaedic physical therapy since 1997, Mr Miller is a part-time instructor at California State University Long Beach, a clinical specialist at PT@theBeach, and a member of clinical faculty for several Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency programs. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists (FAAOMPT). Mr Miller is a past Chair and item bank coordinator for the Orthopaedic Specialty Council.
Dr Neville received his Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Science from Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY in 1999. His Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy was received from Ithaca College in 2000. He successfully completed his doctoral studies in health practice research with an emphasis in biomechanics in 2008 from the University of Rochester. His clinical practice was primarily in outpatient orthopaedics. From 2005 to 2008, he served as a research assistant in the Movement Analysis Laboratory. Dr Neville is currently an Associate Professor at Upstate Medical University, Department of Physical Therapy Education in Syracuse, NY. He holds the rank of Adjunct Assistant Professor, Upstate Medical University, in the Department of Physiology and Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr Neville is a 2005 Mary McMillan Doctoral Scholarship winner. He has served as lead author and co-author on several papers with Dr Jeff Houck. His teaching responsibilities are in the areas of research, movement analysis, and gross anatomy.
Dr Porter received his Bachelor of Science in Health Science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2004 and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the same university in 2007. He then completed an orthopaedic physical therapy residency at The Jackson Clinics in 2009 and has been director of that program since 2011. He became a board-certified orthopaedic clinical specialist in 2010. He intermittently has served as Adjunct Professor at Marymount University, leading orthopaedic tutorials. Dr Porter is also a course instructor for The Jackson Clinics conducting courses on "Eval and Manual Therapy of the Lumbar Spine," "Eval and Manual Therapy of the Foot/Ankle," and "Advanced Mentoring" for residency mentors and clinical instructors. He has also had the opportunity to volunteer and teach "Evaluation of the Lumbar & Pelvic Girdle" in certificate/continuing education programs in Peru, Bhutan, Kenya, and Ethiopia through Health Volunteers Overseas as well as The Jackson Clinics Foundation, Inc.
Dr Sebelski completed her PhD at Saint Louis University in 2015, her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1998, and her Bachelor of Science from Truman State University in 1993. She is a Fellow of the Education Leadership Institute (2013) and completed a 2-year fellowship in education and leadership at USC in 2008. Dr Sebelski is a board-certified orthopaedic clinical specialist (OCS), an advanced credentialed clinical instructor with the American Physical Therapy Association, and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS). Dr Sebelski is currently an Associate Professor in the Physical Therapy program at Saint Louis University in Missouri. She serves as the founding Director of the SLU-SSM Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency. Her research interests include application of evidence-informed practice, instruction of clinical reasoning and visual analysis of movement, and topics of leadership in physical therapy.
Dr Sizer is a Professor and Program Director in the Doctorate of Science Program in Physical Therapy at Texas Tech University, Health Science Center in Lubbock TX. He is also the Director of the Clinical Musculoskeletal Research Laboratory and Senior Faculty in the PhD in Rehabilitation Science and Medical Pain Fellowship Programs at the same institution. Moreover, Dr Sizer is Senior Advising Faculty for the Masters of Science Program in Physical Therapy at Universidad del Desarollo in Santiago, Chile. He is a Senior Faculty Mentor in the Manual Therapy Fellowship Program with the International Academy of Orthopaedic Medicine (IAOM-US) in Tucson, AZ. Dr Sizer received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from UTMB-Galveston (1985), a Master of Education in Exercise Science (1993), and PhD that focused on Motor Control (2002) from Texas Tech University. His primary research interests include clinical pathoanatomy, sensorimotor control, and functional biomechanics of the spine and extremities, clinical accuracy testing and clinical outcomes. Dr Sizer has lectured nationally and internationally at more than 385 courses and conferences in his specialty areas of musculoskeletal pathoanatomy, pathomechanics, diagnostics, and management with an emphasis in manual therapy; sensorimotor control of the upper and lower quarters; and pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of pain. He was the recipient of the AAOMPT Freddy Kaltenborn “Teach I Must” Excellence in Teaching Award in 2008. He has authored 87 peer-reviewed papers, 2 monographs, 34 abstracts, and 23 editorial commentaries in refereed journals. He has co-authored 11 international books or book chapters, and 12 educational DVDs. Dr Sizer has participated in 45 research platform presentations and 58 research poster presentations. He has research collaborations in Auckland, New Zealand; Santiago, Chile; Brussels, Belgium; Oldenburg, Denmark; Graz, Austria; and Quebec, Canada. At present, he is participating in 16 in-progress manuscripts and 14 research projects. Dr Sizer serves as an Associate Editor for Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy and Pain Practice. Dr Sizer is a senior staff member and Strategic Planning Committee member with UMC Team Rehab in Lubbock, TX where he maintains a routine practice in outpatient orthopaedic PT services.
Dr Tonley received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Southern California in 2001. Dr Tonley is currently Program Coordinator, Physical Therapy Residencies and Fellowships for Kaiser Permanente Southern California, a position he has held since 2004. He has also served as Adjunct Faculty, Department of Physical Therapy at Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, CA, since 2008.
Dr Waggy received her Bachelor of Science in Education/Biology from West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV in 1977. Dr Waggy earned a second Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, in 1980. She also was granted her PhD in the Department of Anatomy from West Virginia University in 1995. She received her certification as a hand therapist in 1993. Dr Waggy is currently Assistant Professor (Clinical Track) in the School of Medicine in the Department of Human Performance and Applied Exercise Science Division of Physical Therapy at West Virginia University. She is very active at local and national levels and has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) since 1980. She recently served as Nominating Committee Chairperson for the Hand Section of APTA, 2014–2015. Dr Waggy has been a member in the American Society of Hand Therapists since 1984 and has previous publications in the Journal of Hand Surgery.