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News from the Orthopaedic PT Residency Program

November 2016 | by Mike Puthoff, PT, PhD, GCS


There were several accomplishments at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) National Conference held last month in St. Louis. This is considered the premier conference for physical therapists who focus on providing the highest level of musculoskeletal care through advance manual therapy techniques.

Our faculty, residents, and Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students presented nine posters at the conference. We had more presentations than any other program or group at the conference. Our posters are listed below:

Cowell A, Levsen M, Farrell K. An Evidence-Based Approach to Treating a Female Patient with Low Back Pain: A Case Report. AAOMPT Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Dopler J, Levsen M, Farrell K. Atypical Presentation of Lumbar Spine Pathology: A Differential Diagnosis: Case Report. AAOMPT Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Cassidy M, Levsen M, Farrell K. Management of Chronic Cervicogenic Headaches through Evidence-Based Physical Therapy: A Case Report. AAOMPT Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Martin B, Dickman S, Gardner C, Farrell K. Manual Therapy of the Sternoclavicular Joint in a Patient with Clavicular Pain and Apparent Acromioclavicular Joint Pathology. AAOMPT Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Jones C, Smith J, Barbieri J, Farrell K, Levsen M. The Use of Lateral Distraction Mobilization with Movement in the Treatment of Acute Lateral Hip Pain in a 13 Year Old Dancer: A Case Study. AAOMPT Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Wedeking D, Pierson E, Gardner C, Dickman S, Farrell K. Manual Therapy Directed at the Cervical Spine for a Patient with Lateral Epicondylalgia. AAOMPT Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO. 2016

Feller K, Farrell K, Gardner C, Fleener D, Pospischil K. Utilization of Mulligan Self SNAG for a Patient with Mechanical Neck Pain and a Cervical Fusion. AAOMPT Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Theisen M, Hipskind J, Levsen M, Farrell K, Jones C. Use of a Thoracic Spine Manipulation for a Patient with Headaches: A Case Report. AAOMPT Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Rettenmeier M, Pospischil E, Kersten T, Farrell K, Gardner C. Successful Differential Diagnosis for the Management of a Patient Experiencing Headaches: A Case Study.

More Information

The SAU Orthpaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program program is an American Physical Therapy Association credentialed post-professional clinical residency program. It began in 2006 and has graduated over 30 residents.

Residents are licensed physical therapists who enter the residency upon graduation from the DPT Program to advance their knowledge and skills in the area of orthopaedics. During the one year program, residents complete their didactic training at St. Ambrose University and their clinical work at either Edward Hospital, Genesis Medical Center, or Rock Valley Physical Therapy where they receive mentorship from clinical faculty.

At the completion of the residency, individuals can take the Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist Examination and become board certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. Of all our residents, 97 percent of them obtained this certification upon finishing the program, and they leave the program ready to be leaders in the area orthopaedic physical therapy.

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