Students, Faculty, Graduates to Present Research at AAOMPT Conference

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More than a dozen members of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences community will share their research.

Our impressive presence at AAOMPT shows our commitment to manual therapy and its value to patients.

More than a dozen members of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences community will share their research at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists conference in Louisville Oct. 21-25.

“Our impressive presence at AAOMPT shows our commitment to manual therapy and its value to patients,” said Dr. Wanda Nitsch, president and chief academic officer.

Student Presenters

Craig P. Goldberg, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, a Doctor of Education student, will present “Long Term Effects of Therapeutic Neuroscience Education and Stabilization Exercises on Pain, Function and Quality of Life in a Patient with Chronic Low Back Pain and High Fear Avoidance.”

Nathan Nevin, PT, DPT, an Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy fellow in training, will present a poster, “Physical Therapy Management of a Patient with Chronic Bilateral TMJ Pain and Associated Sympathetic Syndrome.”

Adam Walsh, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, an Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy fellow in training, will present “Identifying and Treating Crossover Syndrome in Runners.”

Faculty Presenters

Matt Daugherty, PT, DPT, OTR/L, MOT, OCS, FAAOMPT, MTC, and Amanda Grant, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, MTC, CLT, will present “Managing Uncommon Sources of Wrist Pain to Maximize Function: Utilizing Manual Therapy Approaches.” Dr. Daugherty is an assistant professor and graduate of the Master of Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship programs. Dr. Grant is a faculty member and graduate of the Doctor of Physical Therapy, Manual Therapy Certification and Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship programs. She was recently elected to AAOMPT’s Nominating Committee. Both are fellow mentors for the Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship program.

Eric Furto, PT, DPT, MTC, FAAOMPT, and Larry Yack, PT, DPT, who both earned Manual Therapy Certifications and teach in the continuing professional education program, will present “Do You Treat Ribs? The Relationship Between the Axial and Appendicular Skeleton.” Dr. Furto is a graduate of the Doctor of Physical Therapy and Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship programs, and Dr. Yack is a graduate of the Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

Christopher Ingstad, PT, DPT, MTC, ATC, FAAOMPT, a faculty member and recent graduate of the Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship program, will be recognized as a fellow and present a poster, “Utilization of Upper Lip Stretching and Upper Cervical Thrust Manipulation to Treat a Chronic-Acute Exacerbation Temporomandibular Joint Pain with Headaches: A Case Report.”

Rob Stanborough, PT, DPT, MHSc, MTC, CMTPT, FAAOMPT, will co-present “How Integrating Dry Needling can Decrease Pain and Improve Movement and Function” with Doctor of Physical Therapy and Manual Therapy Certification graduate Michelle Layton, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, FAAOMPT. Dr. Stanborough is a contributing faculty member and graduate of the Master of Health Science and Doctor of Physical Therapy programs.

Alumni Presenters

Saeed Jazayeri, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, FAAOMPT, an Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship graduate, will be recognized as a new fellow and present a poster.

Michelle Layton, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, FAAOMPT, a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Manual Therapy Certification graduate, will present “The Spinal Accessory and Median Nerves as Contributing Factors to Cervical and Occipital Pain in a Patient.”

Vicki Luebbe, MS, PT, FAAOMPT, a Manual Therapy Certification graduate, will present about Maigne’s Syndrome.

Janice Lwin, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, FAAOMPT, an Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship graduate, will make a platform presentation, “Utilization and Confidence Performing High Velocity Low Amplitude Thrust Manipulation in Practice: A Survey of Doctors of Physical Therapy.”

Jason Rodeghero, PT, PhD, DPT, ATC, OCS, MTC, FAAOMPT, who earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and Manual Therapy Certification, will present “Use of Big Data to Assess Patient Benefits from Physical Therapy Care by Providers with Different Levels of Education and Training.”

The University of St. Augustine is also supplying the treatment tables for the conference.

About the University of St. Augustine
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USA) is a graduate institution that emphasizes health science education through innovative quality classroom and distance education. Founded in 1979, USA has locations in San Marcos, California; St. Augustine, Florida; and Austin, Texas. USA offers degree programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, education and health science, as well as residency, fellowship and continuing education programs. For more information, visit http://www.usa.edu. USA is a member of Laureate International Universities, a network of more than 80 institutions in 28 countries and one of the most significant global higher education providers for health sciences. For more information, visit http://www.laureate.net.

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