Teaches human gross anatomy and functional anatomy as well as evidence-based practice. His clinical experience is mainly in the area of outpatient orthopaedics.
He has received recognition for accomplishments in clinical research and has authored several research articles related to motor control and biomechanics of lower extremity injuries.
PhD, University of Iowa
Physical Rehabilitation Science
Certificate of Physical Therapy, ibid
BA, University of Northern Iowa
Integrating Evidence into Practice. IPTA Annual Spring Conference, Ames, IA, 2008
McCrory JL, Quick NE, Shapiro R, Ballantyne BT, Davis IS. The effect of a single treatment of the ProtonicsTM system on lower extremity kinematics during gait and the lateral step up exercise. Gait & Posture, 2007; 25:544-548.
Ballantyne BT, Shields RK. Muscle fatigue alters neuromuscular performance during resisted weight bearing exercise. American College of Sports Medicine, Denver, CO, 2006.
Denton J, Willson JD, Ballantyne BT, McClay Davis IS. The Addition of the Protonics Brace System to a Standard Patellofemoral Rehabilitation Protocol: Effect on Clinical Measures and Efficacy. J Ortho Sports Phys Ther, 2005; 35:210-219.
McCrory JL, Quick NE, Shapiro R, Ballantyne BT, McClay Davis IS. The effect of a single treatment of the Protonics system on biceps femoris and gluteus medius activation during gait and the lateral step up exercise. Gait & Posture, 2004; 19:148-53.
Leetun DT, Ireland ML, Willson JD, Ballantyne BT, McClay Davis IS. Core stability measures as risk factors for lower extremity injury in athletes. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 2004; 36:926-934.
Ireland ML, Willson JD, Ballantyne BT, McClay Davis IS. Hip Strength in Females With and Without Patellofemoral Pain. J Ortho Sports Phys Ther, 2003; 33:671-676.
Ott SM, Ireland ML , Pace J, Ballantyne BT, McClay Davis IS. Comparison of outcomes between males and females after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Knee Surg, Sports Traumatol, Arthrosc, 2003; 11:75-80.
Sathe VK, Ireland ML, Ballantyne BT, Quick NE, McClay Davis IS. Acute effects of the Protonics system on patellofemoral alignment: An MRI study. Knee Surg, Sports Traumatol, Arthrosc, 2002; 10:44-48.
Ireland ML, Ballantyne BT, Little K, McClay IS. A radiographic analysis of the relationship between the size and shape of the intercondylar notch and anterior cruciate ligament injury. Knee Surg, Sports Traumatol, Arthrosc, 2001; 9:200-205.