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ISC Editorial Team

Guy G. Simoneau, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Editor

Dr. Simoneau received his B.S. in physical therapy from the University of Montreal (1982), his M.S. in physical education/sports medicine from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1984), and his Ph.D. in exercise and sport science/locomotion studies from the Pennsylvania State University (1992). He has been a faculty member in the Department of Physical Therapy at Marquette University since 1992. His primary area of teaching is orthopaedic and sports physical therapy. He has published several research articles and book chapters on topics related to orthopaedic/sports physical therapy and biomechanics. Dr. Simoneau has received research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Arthritis Foundation, and the Foundation for Physical Therapy, among others.

His teaching, service, and research efforts have been recognized through several national awards from the American Physical Therapy Association. These include the 2017 Ron Peyton Award from the Sports Section, the 2016 Paris Distinguished Service Award from the Orthopaedic Section, the 2010 Lucy Blair Service Award, the 2004 Chattanooga Research Award, the 2003 Baethke/Carlin Teaching Award, the 2000 Award for Excellence in Teaching of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy from the Orthopaedic Section, and the 1997 Education Award from the Sports Section. He was elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association in 2016. He was also the recipient of the 2019 WCPT International Service Award for Education presented by the World Confederation for Physical Therapy. In addition, Dr. Simoneau received the Teacher of the Year Award at Marquette University in 2001.

Dr. Simoneau has lectured extensively around the world on orthopedic/sports physical therapy practice and various aspects of the research/publication process. In 2014, he completed a 5-month Fulbright experience at the Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences in Dhulikhel, Nepal. Dr. Simoneau was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy from 2002 to 2015 and Interim Editor-in-Chief from 2018 to June 2019.
 

Dhinu Jayaseelan, PT, DPT, Associate Editor

Dr Dhinu Jayaseelan is an Assistant Professor in The George Washington University’s Program in Physical Therapy. He received a BS in Exercise Science from James Madison University, his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from The George Washington University, completed advanced training with the Virginia Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Institute (VOMPTI), and performed post-professional fellowship training at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr Jayaseelan is a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) and full fellow member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT).

Dr Jayaseelan has been teaching in his content area of expertise since soon after graduating with his DPT. Currently, he teaches the management of musculoskeletal dysfunction, basic biomechanics, applied kinesiology and an advanced manual therapy elective at the GWU. He also serves as co-academic director of the orthopedic residency held in conjunction between Johns Hopkins Hospital and GWU, is faculty with VOMPTI and a senior faculty advisor with the Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars fellowship. Additionally, Dr Jayaseelan frequently teaches continuing education courses in orthopedics and manual therapy regionally and nationally.

Dr Jayaseelan actively participates in research in orthopedics, with a specific focus on the management of tendon dysfunction and patellofemoral pain. He is investigating the utilization of manual therapy for both conditions, the presence and management of sensitization in peripheral health conditions, and bias in clinical reasoning. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, a number of book chapters, and has received awards for his research at national conferences. In addition to performing research, Dr Jayaseelan serves as a content expert peer-reviewer for a number of orthopedic, sports and manual therapy journals, and is an associate editor for the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy.
 

Sharon Klinski, Managing Editor

Ms Klinski has been part of the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, APTA team since 1990, serving in many different capacities before settling into her current role as Managing Editor. Ms Klinski is responsible for managing the Independent Study Course series and Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy’s quarterly publication. Ms Klinski holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota.

 

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