Evidence in Motion Faculty Member to Receive Rose Excellence in Research Award at 2014 Combined Sections Meeting

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Dr. Josh Cleland Will Be Presented with the Rose Award for His Article Published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Residency

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Evidence in Motion (EIM) is proud to announce that Dr. Josh Cleland, PT, PhD has been selected to receive the Rose Excellence in Research Award at the upcoming American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) which will take place February 3rd-6th, 2014 at The Venetian and Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Rose Excellence in Research Award is given annually to the primary author of the article that has the most significant impact, immediate or potential, upon the practice of orthopaedic physical therapy. Seven journals, including JOSPT, are screened for eligible papers. Dr. Cleland, et al.’s Manual Physical Therapy and Exercise Versus Supervised Home Exercise in the Management of Patients with Inversion Ankle Sprains: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial, which was printed in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) in July 2013, was selected as the best research article of 2013.

The article was co-authored by EIM faculty member Dr. Paul Mintken, PT, PhD, Amy McDevvitt, DPT, Melanie Bieniek, DPT, Kristen Carpenter, DPT, Katherine Kulp, DPT, and EIM Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship & Postprofessional DPT Director Dr. Julie Whitman, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT.

Dr. Cleland will share his research in a 30-minute presentation followed by a question session at 3:00 PM on February 5th, 2014. He will then be presented with the award at 6:30 PM. Manual Physical Therapy and Exercise Versus Supervised Home Exercise in the Management of Patients with Inversion Ankle Sprains: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial details a randomized study that was conducted to compare the effectiveness of manual therapy and exercise (MTEX) to a home exercise program (HEX) in the management of individuals with an inversion ankle sprain. The study found that improvements in all functional outcome measures and pain were significantly greater for MTEX individuals at both the 4-week and 6-month follow-up periods.

To learn more about EIM’s educational offerings, including the Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship, please visit http://www.evidenceinmotion.com or stop by the EIM booth at the 2014 CSM. Additional information on Drs. Cleland, Mintken, and Whitman and EIM’s other world-class faculty members can be found on the EIM website, as well.

About Evidence In Motion (EIM):
Evidence in Motion (EIM) is an education and consultation company whose sole reason of existence is to elevate the physical therapy profession and the role of physical therapists in healthcare delivery. A strong dedication to fostering the creation and assimilation of an evidence-based practice culture within the physical therapy profession is a cornerstone of Evidence In Motion’s mission. They have put in place evidence-based practice treatment pathways in many facilities and aims to promote the global sharing of information and ideas, thus advancing evidence-based physical therapy practice, research and education around the world. Evidence In Motion offers Continuing Education, Residencies, a Fellowship Program, a Musculoskeletal Transition DPT, and an Executive Program in Private Practice Management with optional Transition DPT. For more information, please visit EvidenceInMotion.com. You can also find Evidence In Motion on Facebook and Twitter, @EIMTeam.

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