AAOMPT Awards

2016 Award Winners

2016 Kaltenborn "Teach I Must Award" Recipient

Margaret Anderson, M.App.Sci, PT, FAAOMPT (Hon)

Margaret is a graduate of the school of Physiotherapy of the South Australia Institute of Technology (now the University of South Australia). She completed the year long program in manipulative therapy with Geoffrey Maitland in 1980, earning a Graduate Diploma in Advance Manipulative Therapy, and her masters in Applied Science in 1993, from the university of South Australia. In Australia she worked in private practice and taught in the undergraduate and post- graduate programs. In 1985 she was persuaded by Kaiser Permanente to come to California to teach the Hayward program as a senior faculty member.


2016 John McMillan Mennell Service Award Recipient

Elaine Lonnemann, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Elaine Lonnemann is an Associate Professor at Bellarmine University in Louisville KY. She is a board certified clinical specialist in Orthopedics and a fellow of AAOMPT. She has been a member of AAOMPT since 1991 serving on a variety of committees including Nominating, Conference & Education, IFOMPT Educational Standards and International Monitoring. She has served two terms at the Secretary of AAOMPT. Her primary teaching responsibilities include Functional Anatomy, Differential Diagnosis and Musculoskeletal Evaluation and Intervention of the Extremities and Spine. She also instructs manual therapy seminars including S1 and S4 with the University of St. Augustine.


2016 Distinguished Lecturer Presentation Recipient

Timothy Flynn, PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Flynn is a frequent presenter at state, national, and international meetings. His current passion is trying to slow the overutilization of imaging, drugs, and surgery in the management of musculoskeletal disorders by advocating for a physical therapist first solution. Dr. Flynn is widely published including 5 textbooks, 6 book chapters, over 80 peer-reviewed manuscripts on musculoskeletal disorders and chronic spinal pain. His research involving clinical decision-making in low back pain has received numerous awards. Dr. Flynn is a past President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT). He is currently a principal in Evidence in Motion (EIM) and a Professor in the School of Physical Therapy at South College in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Flynn maintains an active clinical practice focusing on chronic spinal pain at Colorado in Motion.



2016 Research Awards Recipients

2016 OPTP $4,000 Research Grant Award

    Awarded to:
    Ulrike H. Mitchell, PhD, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT
    Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
    And Co-Investigator:
    Patrick Cook
    For "Does site specific trigger point dry needling evoke segmental neuromodulation in the lower extremity and if so, do these changes make an impact on the subject’s disability"

2016 CARDON $6,000 Research Grant Award

    Awarded to:
    Derek Clewley, PT, DPT, Ph(D)c, OCS, FAAOMPT
    Duke University, Durham, NC
    And Co-Investigators:
    Tim Flynn, Shane Koppenhaver
    for "Effect of dry needling on pain and function in the management of subacromial impingement syndrome: a randomized controlled tria"

2016 Dennis Driver $4,000 Research Grant Award

    Awarded to:
    Alexis A Wright, PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT
    High Point University, High Point, NC
    And Co-Investigators:
    Eric Hegedus, Alicia Emerson Kavchak
    for "Understanding Patient Management Behaviors in Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: A Qualitative Analysis"


AAOMPT 2016 Best Poster Presentations

  • First Place Overall
    Dr. Bethany Buzzell
    , Morven A. Ross, Michael Schmidt
    WHAT ARE THE ODDS? A SERIES OF SPINE REFERRALS IN RESIDENCY AND FELLOWSHIP TRAINING: A CASE SERIES
    Department of PT & OT, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, UNITED STATES

  • First Upper Quarter
    Dr. Tonga Nguyen Tran
    , Joe Farrell, Cindy Hon, Jennifer Newman
    THE USE OF WITHIN AND BETWEEN SESSION CHANGES TO GUIDE TREATMENT FOR A PATIENT WITH NON-SPECIFIC UPPER QUARTER SYMPTOMS: A CASE REPORT
    Kaiser Permanente Northern California Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship, San Jose, California, UNITED STATES

  • First Lower Quarter
    Dr. Michael Brown

    MANAGEMENT OF INSIDIOUS KNEE PAIN WITH HVLA THRUST MANIPULATION TO THE THORACOLUMBAR SPINE AND NEUROMOBILIZATION: A CASE REPORT
    Physical Therapy, Daemen College, Amherst, New York, UNITED STATES


AAOMPT 2016 Best Platform Presentations

  • First Place Overall: Dick Ehrard Platform Presentation Award
    Dr. Jennifer Reneker
    , Amy Hassen, Robert Phillips, M. Clay Moughiman, Megan Donaldson, Jaqueline Moughiman
    EFFECTIVENESS OF EARLY PHYSICAL THERAPY INTERVENTION FOR PATIENTS WITH DIZZINESS AFTER A SPORTS-RELATED CONCUSSION: A RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL
    J. Reneker, A. Hassen, R. Phillips, M. Donaldson: Physical Therapy, Walsh University, North Canton, Ohio, UNITED STATES
    M. Moughiman, J. Moughiman: Physical Therapy, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Akron, Ohio, UNITED STATES

  • First Place 5 x5: Clinical Pearls
    Dr. Leah Ruggirello
    , Matthew Bednarczyk, Alicia J. Emerson Kavchak, Carla Franck
    MANUAL THERAPY TO THE TIBIOFEMORAL JOINT YIELDS GREATER STRENGTH IMPROVEMENTS IN THE QUADRICEPS THAN LUMBAR MANIPULATION OR NMES FOLLOWING ACL RECONSTRUCTION: A CASE REPORT
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, UNITED STATES

  • First Place 5 x5: Cervical Spine
    Dr. Anthony E. Kinney
    , Sierra L. Richmond, Ryan L. Mizner
    PERSISTENT DEFICITS IN CERVICAL SPINE MOBILITY AND JOINT POSITION ERROR POST-CONCUSSION: A CASE FOR CERVICAL SPINE SCREENING DESPITE NEAR RESOLUTION OF NEUROCOGNITIVE SYMPTOMS
    School of Physical Therapy, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, UNITED STATES

  • First Place 5 x5: Lumbar Spine
    Dr. Brian T. Swanson
    , Wayne Brewer, Alexis Ortiz, Toni Roddey
    THE ROLE OF UNLOADING TESTS AND EXAMINATION VARIABLES AS INDICATORS OF IMMEDIATE RESPONSE TO PRAGMATICALLY SELECTED MANIPULATIONS IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN: RESULTS OF A PLANNED SECONDARY ANALYSIS
    B.T. Swanson, Physical Therapy, University of New England, Portland, Maine, UNITED STATES,
    W. Brewer, A. Ortiz, T. Roddey, Texas Woman's University, Houston, Texas, UNITED STATES

  • First Place 5 x5: Upper Extremity
    Dr. Amy McDevit
    t, Paul E. Mintken
    DRY NEEDLING AND ECCENTRIC EXERCISE FOR THE TREATMENT OF PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC BICIPITAL TENDINOPATHY: A CASE SERIES
    University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES

  • First Place 5 x5: Lower Extremity
    Dr. Mindy Galleher
    , Briana Crowe, Mitchell Selhorst
    THE EFFECTIVENESS OF MANUAL PHYSICAL THERAPY INTERVENTIONS IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS WITH ANTERIOR HIP PAIN: A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY
    Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ohio, UNITED STATES

  • First Place 5 x5: Professional Topics
    Dr. Julie Whitman
    , Matt Briggs, Joe Farrell, Becky Olson-Kellogg, Joann Walker, Kathryn Glaws, Carol Jo Tichenor
    EMPLOYER VALUE AND PERCEIVED PERFORMANCE OF PHYSICAL THERAPISTS WHO ARE FELLOWSHIP TRAINED COMPARED TO THOSE WHO ARE NON-FELLOWSHIP TRAINED
    J. Whitman: Evidence In Motion Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship Program, San Antonio, Texas, UNITED STATES
    M. Briggs: Department of Orthopaedics, OSU Sports Medicine and Sports Medicine Research Institute, Columbus, Ohio, UNITED STATES
    J. Farrell, C. Tichenor: Permanente Northern California Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship, Hayward, California, UNITED STATES
    J. Walker, K. Glaws: Sports Medicine, Ohio State University, Columbus, UNITED STATES

  • First Place 5 x5: Educational Topics
    Dr. Paul E. Mintken
    , Amy McDevitt, Emilio Puentedura, Adriaan Louw
    INTEGRATION OF NEUROSCIENCE EDUCATION, TACTILE DISCRIMINATION, LIMB LATERALITY AND GRADED MOTOR IMAGERY IN AN INDIVIDUAL WITH FROZEN SHOULDER
    P.E. Mintken, A. McDevitt: University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES
    E. Puentedura: University of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, UNITED STATES
    A. Louw: International Spine and Pain Institute, Story City, Iowa, UNITED STATES

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