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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.

 

GORDON RIDDLE, PT, DPT, ATC, OCS, SCS, CSCS, Associate Editor

Dr Riddle is a visiting assistant professor at Chatham University in the School of Health Sciences, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated from Mercyhurst University, where he completed his Bachelor of Science degree in sports medicine. After graduation, Dr Riddle attended Chatham University where he completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Dr Riddle is board certified in both orthopaedic and sports physical therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He has also successfully completed certification as an athletic trainer and strength and conditioning specialist.

Dr Riddle is experienced in providing evidence-based care to patients with a variety of orthopaedic and sports-related conditions. His clinical interests include rehabilitation of the hip and lower quarter, orthopaedic conditions in the pediatric population, and optimizing biomechanical efficiency and function in rehabilitation. Dr Riddle serves his profession at both the local district and national levels. He is an advisory panel member and associate editor of independent study courses (ISCs) for the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association. He provides consultation to a local grocer and serves his community by screening athletes with limited access to health care who participate in local youth sports programs.

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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