Julie M. Fritz, PT, PhD, ATC
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
Dr. Fritz is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Utah and a Clinical Outcomes Research Scientist with Intermountain Health Care in Salt Lake City, Utah. She received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis and her PhD in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests have focused on examining treatments for individuals with low back pain, matching the most effective treatments to various subgroups of patients, and examining the outcomes of translation of decision-making strategies into physical therapy practice.
Christopher M. Powers, PT, PhD
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
Dr. Powers is an associate professor in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy and co-director of the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Southern California. His primary research interests involve the kinematic, kinetic and muscular actions associated with human movement, the pathomechanics of orthopedic disabilities, and issues related to rehabilitation of the musculoskeletal system. Dr. Powers is an active researcher, and has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles. He frequently lectures in nationally and internationally on topics related to lower limb biomechanics and the pathomechanics of orthopaedic disorders.
J. Haxby Abbott, MScPT, PhD, FNZCP
University of Otago
Dunedin School of Medicine
Dunedin, New Zealand
Dr. Abbott is a senior research fellow at the University of Otago, funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand as a Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellow. His research interests include physiotherapy interventions for hip and knee osteoarthritis, measurement properties of outcome measures in clinical practice, the prognosis of low back pain, spinal segmental motion, and the accuracy and validity of clinical examination for musculoskeletal conditions. The former Editor of the New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, Dr. Abbott has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles. In addition to his work as an associate editor for JOSPT, Dr Abbott is an associate editor for the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, and serves on the steering committee of Physical Therapy journal.
Garry T. Allison, PT, PhD, APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist
Dr. Allison is associate professor, neuroscience and trauma physiotherapy. He has a wide area of teaching and research interests, incorporating work with individuals with spinal cord injury, spinal pain syndromes and elite athletes. He has specific interests in motor control and motor learning strategies associated with joint stability and rehabilitation. Dr. Allison has teaching collaborations internationally, including Australia, America and Japan.
Stephen C. Allison, PT, PhD
Baylor University and Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
Dr. Allison is a physical therapist engaged in teaching, research, and consultation. He holds degrees from Brigham Young University (BS), Baylor University (MPT), the U.S. Army War College (MSS), and The University of Texas at Austin (PhD). He was a faculty member and Director of the U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Physical Therapy at Fort Sam Houston, Texas from 1994–2001. Dr. Allison currently holds faculty appointments at Baylor University and Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, where he holds the Evidence in Motion Endowed Chair in Evidence-based Practice. He also works for the US Army Research Institute for Environmental Medicine to develop computational and statistical models to predict injury and physical performance deficits in military training. He is a nationally known speaker and an expert on the integration of research evidence in clinical practice.
Peter Blanpied, PT, PhD
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, Rhode Island
Dr. Blanpied is associate professor in Physical Therapy at the University of Rhode Island. His teaching interests include biomechanics, musculoskeletal therapeutics, and research methods. He serves as Adjunct Faculty for the Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center, as a member of the Medical and Scientific Committee of the Arthritis Foundation Southern New England Chapter, and as a member of the Rhode Island Arthritis Action Program Management Team. Dr. Blanpied has focused his research on active muscle stiffness, rehabilitation following ACL injury, and the efficacy of community based programs for persons with arthritis. He received a doctorate from the University of Iowa, a master's degree in physical therapy from the University of North Carolina, and a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from Ithaca College. He has been a manuscript reviewer for JOSPT for 15 years and an associate editor for 7 years.
John D. Childs, PT, PhD, MBA
81st Medical Group, Kessler Air Force Base
Dr. Childs is the Director of Musculoskeletal Research with the 81st Medical Group at Keesler Air Force Base and an Associate Professor in the U.S. Army-Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy. He is a board-certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapists. Dr. Childs completed his PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2003, a Master of Physical Therapy from U.S. Army-Baylor University in 1996, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Arizona in 2000. He was a Distinguished Graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1994. Dr. Childs has made numerous scientific presentations at national and international meetings, and his research agenda is focused on injury prevention, the identification of subgroups of patients with musculoskeletal disorders, the development of clinical prediction rules to better inform diagnostic and treatment decision-making, and comparative effectiveness research. He has received numerous research grants from federal and professional funding agencies and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts in leading scientific journals. Dr. Childs currently serves as an Associate Editor for both Physical Therapy and the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. He has received numerous awards including the American Physical Therapy Associations' Eugene Michels New Investigator Award, Jack Walker Research Award, Chattanooga Research Award, Rose Excellence in Research Award, and the Air Force's Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Research Award and Physical Therapist of the Year (twice). Dr. Childs was the founder of Evidence in Motion (www.evidenceinmotion.com), an education and business practice consultation company committed to the advancement of physical therapy practice, research, and education.
Timothy W. Flynn, PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
Dr. Flynn is board certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, and a frequent research presenter at state, national, and international meetings. Dr. Flynn is widely published including 5 book chapters, over 30 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and nearly 40 published abstracts on orthopaedics, biomechanics, and manual therapy issues. He was the editor and author of the Butterworth-Heinemann textbook, The Thoracic Spine and Ribcage-Musculoskeletal Evaluation & Treatment, and author of 3 educational CD-ROMs on orthopaedic manual physical therapy. Dr. Flynn has received research grants from the Department of Defense, Foundation for Physical Therapy and the Texas Physical Therapy Education and Research Foundation. He was the senior Army Medical Department consultant for the Department of Defense & Veterans Administration Clinical Practice Guideline Workgroup on low back pain and sciatica in primary care. Awards include James A. Gould Excellence in Teaching Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, Steven J. Rose Excellence in Research, the AAOMPT Outstanding Research Award (twice), and the Distinguished Alumnus-Marquette University Program in Physical Therapy. He past chair of the AAOMPT research committee and the ATPA Orthopaedic Section nominating committee. Dr. Flynn also co-authored the Manipulation Education Manual (MEM), jointly developed by the APTA and AAOMPT for use in professional physical therapist programs. Dr. Flynn continues to maintain an active research agenda in the areas of spinal and extremity manipulation, low back disorders, characterization of spinal instability, and the development of clinical prediction rules. Dr. Flynn is an expert clinician; he is owner of Flynn Physical Therapy (www.flynnpt.com), which specializes in the management of chronic musculoskeletal complaints. He also founded Manipulations, Inc. a company dedicated to providing evidence-based educational products and services to practitioners and educational institutions involved in musculoskeletal patient care and is now on the executive board of Evidence in Motion (www.evidenceinmotion.com). Dr. Flynn is currently an associate editor for the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (www.jospt.org) and has the title of Distinguished Professor at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (http://www.rmuohp.edu/), in Provo, Utah.
Bryan C. Heiderscheit, PT, PhD
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. Heiderscheit is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison. He is Co-Director of the Neuromuscular Biomechanics Laboratory and Director of Research for the Division of Physical Therapy at UW-Madison. He also is the Director of Sports Performance Research for UW Athletics and Director of the Runners’ Clinic through the University of Wisconsin Sports Medicine Center, where he maintains an active clinical practice. Dr. Heiderscheit completed his physical therapy training at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and his doctorate in biomechanics from the University of Massachusetts. His research is aimed at understanding and enhancing movement coordination as it relates to injury and aging, with recent projects focused on the mechanisms of hamstring strain injuries and running-related injuries.
Paula M. Ludewig, PT, PhD
University of Minnesota
Dr. Ludewig is an associate professor in the Program in Physical Therapy at the University of Minnesota. She received her doctorate in exercise science from the University of Iowa and her physical therapy degree from the College of St. Scholastica. Her teaching and research interests are in the area of orthopaedic biomechanics, with particular interest in mechanisms of injury and rehabilitation approaches for the shoulder and foot.
Joy C. MacDermid, BSc, BSCPT, MSc, PhD
McMaster University and Hand and Upper Limb Centre
Hamilton and London, Ontario, Canada
Dr. MacDermid is an associate professor in Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University (Hamilton, ON), and is the co-director of Clinical Research at the Hand and Upper Limb Centre (London, ON). She is funded as a (physical therapist/ epidemiologist) scientist by the Canadian Institutes of Health (CIHR New Investigator). Her areas of research expertise include systematic reviews, development/ evaluation of outcomes measures, clinical trials, knowledge transfer, clinical practice guidelines and identification of clinical predictors. Her clinical interests are in musculoskeletal pain and disability resulting from upper quadrant disorders and the impact of these disorders on work and subsequent health and quality-of-life. Dr. MacDermid teaches courses in upper extremity musculoskeletal clinical skills, evidence-based practice, work disability, quality of life and knowledge exchange and transfer. In addition to serving as an associate editor for JOSPT, she is also an associate editor for The Journal of Hand Therapy, editor for the ASHT Clinical Outcome Assessment Recommendations for the Wrist/Hand and co-editor of the textbook Evidence-based Rehabilitation.
Donald A. Neumann, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Editor: Abstracts and Book and Media Reviews
Dr. Neumann received his B.S. degree in physical therapy from the University of Florida. After several years of clinical practice and graduate study, he received a Ph.D. in Exercise Science from the University of Iowa. He joined the faculty at Marquette University in 1986, where he is currently a professor in the Physical Therapy Department. In 1994, Dr. Neumann received the "Teacher of the Year Award" at Marquette University; in 2006, he was named by the Carnegie Foundation as Wisconsin's College Professor of the Year. Dr. Neumann has also received numerous top national awards from the American Physical Therapy Association, recognizing his research, teaching, and other scholarly activity. Over the years, Dr. Neumann's research and teaching projects have been funded by the National Arthritis Foundation and, more recently, the Paralyzed Veterans of America. He is the author of Kinesiology of the Musculoskeletal System: Foundations for Physical Rehabilitation, published by Elsevier (2002). Dr. Neumann has received 3 Fulbright Scholarships to teach kinesiology in Kaunas Medical University in Lithuania (2002), and in Semmelweis Medical University in Budapest, Hungary (2005 and 2006). He was named a Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association (FAPTA) in 2008.
May Arna Risberg, PT, PhD
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences and
Oslo University Hospital
Prof. Risberg is a Professor in Sport Physical Therapy at the Department of Sport Medicine, Norwegian School Sport Sciences and Chair of the Norwegian research center for Active Rehabilitation (NAR), a formal collaboration between Department of Sport Medicine, Norwegian School Sport Sciences, the Department of Orthopaedics, Oslo University Hospital, and NIMI (Sport Medicine Clinic). She holds an Adjunct Clinical Professor position at the Department of Physical Therapy, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Delaware, USA; an active research collaborator with grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She is also Chair of the Osteoarthritis Research Group, South-Eastern Norway Regional Authority. She holds a Chair of research position at the largest multidisciplinary, private sport medicine clinic, NIMI, in Norway, where she also holds a clinical appointment. Her main research area is active rehabilitation in musculoskeletal injuries and diseases, in particular within the area of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, articular cartilage lesions, and knee and hip osteoarthritis.
Michael D. Ross, PT, DHSc, OCS
University of Scranton
Editor: Musculoskeletal Imaging
Dr. Ross is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Scranton and a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He completed his Bachelor's of Science in Physical Therapy from Daemen College, his Doctorate of Health Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis, and a Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Therapy and Musculoskeletal Primary Care from Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Vallejo, CA. He has made numerous scientific presentations and has lectured extensively at the entry-level, graduate, and postgraduate levels on diagnostic imaging, medical screening, and differential diagnosis in physical therapist practice. Dr. Ross maintains a pro bono university practice for uninsured community residents and has published several research articles and case reports related to orthopedic physical therapist practice.
Gretchen B. Salsich, PT, PhD
Saint Louis University,
Department of Physical Therapy
St. Louis, Missouri
Dr. Salsich is an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. She obtained a BS degree in Physical Therapy from Saint Louis University and a doctorate in Movement Science from Washington University in St. Louis. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California where she explored biomechanical factors contributing to the development of patellofemoral pain. Her current research involves exploring the role of movement and alignment impairments in the development of lower-extremity musculoskeletal pain/pathology conditions and testing the effects of rehabilitation strategies based on this knowledge.
Lynn Snyder-Mackler, PT, ScD, ATC, SCS, FAPTA
University of Delaware
Dr. Snyder-Mackler is a professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, director of the Sports Physical Therapy Residency, and academic director of the Graduate Program in Biomechanics and Movement Sciences at the University of Delaware. She also maintains an active sports physical therapy practice at the University of Delaware. Dr. Snyder-Mackler is a board-certified sports physical therapist and concentrates her clinical practice and research in the areas of knee, back, and shoulder rehabilitation, and electrical stimulation of muscle. She has authored textbooks on electrotherapy and sports physical therapy as well as many research publications in the areas of knee, shoulder, and back rehabilitation and neuromuscular electrical stimulation. She was the recipient of the 1994 Eugene Michels' New Investigator Award and the 1995 Golden Pen Award from the American Physical Therapy Association, as well as the 1996 Rose Excellence in Research Award. Dr. Snyder-Mackler served as head trainer for the beach volleyball venue at the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta.
Deydre S. Teyhen, PT, PhD
Public Health Command Region-South
Fort Sam Houston, Texas
Editor: Perspectives for Patients
Dr. Teyhen completed her PhD in Biomechanics from the University of Texas in 2004. She received a Master of Physical Therapy from the US Army-Baylor University in 1995 (transitional DPT in 2008) and a Bachelor of Arts in Sports Science from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1993. Dr. Teyhen's professional experience and training have been primarily in orthopaedic physical therapy. She is a board-certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, a certified Health Fitness Instructor from the American College of Sports Medicine, and a certified Health Promotion Director through the Cooper Institute. Dr. Teyhen was the 2006 recipient of the William Gould Memorial Outstanding Physical Therapy Faculty Award, Texas Physical Therapy Association and the 2008 recipient of the Margaret L. Moore Award for Outstanding New Academic Faculty Member, American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Teyhen is an Associate Professor at the US Army-Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy and is currently the Commander, Public Health Command Region-South at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Bill T. Vicenzino, BPhty, Grad Dip Sports Phty, MSc, PhD
University of Queensland
St. Lucia, Brisbane, Australia
Dr. Vicenzino is the Chair of Sports Physiotherapy and head of the Division of Physiotherapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Queensland. Since graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (University of Queensland, 1980), Bill has worked in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy, mainly in private practice. While studying for his Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy qualifications (Grad Dip Sports Phty - Curtin 1984, MSc - Curtin 1992), he developed a particular interest in the underpinning evidence for physical therapies - which ones work, why and how? His PhD (2000) focused on mechanisms of spinal manipulative therapy and resulted in publication of an evidenced-based theoretical model for this physical treatment. Lately his clinical research has focused on clinical efficacy studies for a range of physical treatments (tape, orthoses, exercise and manipulation) in a number of body regions (elbow, neck, knee). Dr. Vicenzino has communicated findings from his research in more than 70 peer-reviewed publications and in excess of 120 workshops, seminars and conference presentations. He has supervised 6 PhD candidates and 15 Honours students to graduation. Dr. Vicenzino is the co-ordinator for the coursework Master of Sports Physiotherapy program at the University of Queensland and teaches across undergraduate and postgraduate programs in musculoskeletal healthcare, mainly in elbow, lower limb and sports physiotherapy. He contributes to the publication of knowledge through service as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, as a member of the International Editorial Panel for Manual Therapy as well as an ad hoc reviewer to a number of sport and rehabilitation journals. He is also the UQ Chair of the Medical Research Ethics Committee and Chair of the Physiotherapy Board of Queensland.