AAOMPT Awards

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2018 Award Winners

2018 Kaltenborn "Teach I Must Award" Recipient

Britt M Smith, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Britt Smith is a physical therapist and owner of SOAR Physical Therapy, a private practice in Grand Junction, CO. He received his doctorate of physical therapy at Regis University in 2007. He is a graduate of Northern Arizona University (BS, 1981), Samuel Merritt College (MSPT, 1997) and Regis University (DPT 2007). He serves as adjunct faculty at Regis University and NAU.

Dr. Smith is member of American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and a fellow of American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). Britt serves on boards of directors and committees in the Grand Junction medical community and he has presented at national conferences for the three associations. Britt received the 2008 Colorado Outstanding Physical Therapist award.

 

2018 John McMillan Mennell Service Award Recipient

Jake S Magel, PT, PhD, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

Jake Magel completed his manual therapy fellowship training and received his Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy from the US Army-Baylor University Post-professional Doctoral Program in Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapy in 2001 and his PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Utah in 2015. He is board certified in orthopaedic physical therapy and has held the American Academy of Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapists executive positions of Vice-President, Secretary and Member-at-Large of the. His research interests center on the management of patients with low back pain and he has presented original research nationally and internationally. The research teams on which he has served have received the Stephen J. Rose Excellent in Research Award and the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists Excellence in Research Award.

 

2018 Distinguished Lecturer Presentation Recipient

Bill Boissonnault, PT, DPT, DHSc, FAAOMPT, FAPTA

Dr. Boissonnault is Executive Vice President of Professional Affairs, APTA, and Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was a founding member of and Curriculum Director for the University of Wisconsin Hospital/Clinics and Meriter Hospital Orthopedic Physical Therapy Clinical Residency Program. Dr. Boissonnault holds multiple adjunct physical therapy faculty positions, presenting nationally and internationally and teaching differential diagnosis, diagnostic imaging, and communication skills. He is editor of the textbook Primary Care for the Physical Therapist; Examination and Triage, (Elsevier Saunders 1st and 2nd edition) and past co-editor of Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist I (Saunders-1st and 2nd edition). He has multiple journal publications related to differential diagnosis and physical therapist practice. Dr. Boissonnault is past-president of the Foundation for Physical Therapy, the profession’s national research fund-raising organization, and also past-president of the Orthopaedic Section of the APTA. In addition, he chaired the APTA Manipulation Legislative Task Force and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists Practice Committee.


AAOMPT 2018 Best Poster Presentations

  • First Place Overall
    Kathleen Rusbacky

    UTILIZATION OF THORACIC EXAMINATION AND TREATMENT TECHNIQUES IN AN INDIVIDUAL WITH CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN: A CASE REPORT
    Drayer Physical Therapy Institute, Wilmington, OH

  • First Upper Quarter
    Antigone Matsakis

    ROTARY ELBOW MOBILIZATION TO REDUCE VALGUS CARRYING ANGLE DEFORMITY IN A 6-YEAR OLD POST SUPRACONDYLAR FRACTURE REPAIR: A CASE REPORT
    Physical Therapy/Athletic Training, Illinois Bone & Joint, Glenview, IL

  • First Lower Quarter
    Danielle Brachman, Cameron MacDonald

    CONSIDERATIONS IN MANAGEMENT OF A PATIENT WITH EHLERS DANLOS SYNDROME UNDERGOING SEQUENTIAL BILATERAL TOTAL KNEE ARTHROPLASTY: A CASE STUDY
    Regis University, Denver,CO


AAOMPT 2018 Best Platform Presentations

  • First Place Overall: Dick Ehrard Platform Presentation Award
    Brian Swanson, Michael B ; Gans, E. Kelton Cullenberg, Asthen Hackett, Ryan B. Cyr, Larry J. Risigo

    RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY OF CERVICAL THORACIC DIFFERENTIATION TESTING IN THE TREATMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH NECK PAIN
    Physical Therapy, University of New England, Portland, ME, Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Centers of CT, Guilford, , Saco Bay Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, Scarborough, ME

  • First Place 5x5: Cervicothoracic
    Erik Martinez and 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
    Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • First Place 5x5: Lumbar Spine
    Christopher Wise

    RECRUITMENT OF THE TRANSVERSE ABDOMINIS DURING SELECTED THERAPEUTIC EXERCISES AS MEASURED BY REHABILITATION ULTRASOUND IMAGING
    Alvernia University, Reading, PA

  • First Place 5x5: Upper Extremity
    John L. Pape, Jean-Michel Brismee, Stéphane Sobczal

    ACCURACY OF CORACOHUMERAL LIGAMENT INJECTION USED FOR GLENO-HUMERAL ADHESIVE CAPSULITIS BY AN EXTENDED SCOPE MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIOTHERAPIST: A CADAVERIC CASE REPORT
    Department of Physiotherapy, University Hospital of North Tees, Stockton on Tees, UNITED KINGDOM; Center for Rehabilitation Research, School of Health Professions, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas; Département d'anatomie, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Québec, Quebec, CANADA

  • First Place 5x5: Lower Extremity
    Jessica Nilles, Carissa, Beeksma, Kathryn Budz, Olga Kuznetsova, Kylie Lippencott, Hannah Mulder

    THE EFFECTS OF HIP LONG AXIS TRACTION THRUST MOBILIZATION ON HIP EXTERNAL ROTATOR MUSCLE STRENGTH: A PILOT STUDY
    Rosalind Franklin University, North Chicago, IL

  • First Place 5x5: Dry Needling
    Gary Kearns, Kerry, Gilbert, Brad Allen, Phillip Sizer, Jean-Michel Brismee, Timothy Pendergrass, Micah Lierly, Deborah York

    ACCURACY AND SAFETY OF DRY NEEDLE PLACEMENT IN THE PIRIFORMIS MUSCLE IN CADAVERS
    Rehabilitation Sciences, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX

  • First Place 5x5: Novel Cases and Interventions
    Trace Sears

    USE OF LOW LOAD, HIGH VOLUME EXERCISE AND MANUAL PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR TWO YOUNG ADULTS FOLLOWING ACUTE RHABDOMYOLYSIS: A DOUBLE CASE REPORT
    Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, MA

  • First Place 5x5: Clinical Pearls
    Kathleen Chizewski, Carol A. Courtney

    A NOVEL TREATMENT TECHNIQUE TO IMPROVE LUMBAR FLEXION IN A PATIENT WITH LOW BACK AND LEG PAIN: A CASE REPORT
    University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • First Place 5x5: Educational Topics
    William Garcia, Barbara J. Stevens, Mark H. Shephard, Brett D. Neilson, Thomas Janicky, Julie M. Whitman, Julie M.

    OMPT FELLOWSHIP GRADUATES: PERCEIVED IMPACT ON PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL LIVES
    Physical Therapy, California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, CA; Evidence In Motion Institute of Health Professions, Louisville, KY; South College, Knoxville, TN; Active Life Physical Therapy, Baltimore, MD

2018 Research Awards Recipients

2018 OPTP $4,000 Research Grant Award

Awarded to:

Dr. Emily Slaven
And Co-Investigator: Nathanial Eckert

"The impact of a thrust manipulation to the hip joint; A biomechanical or neurophysiological response or both?"

2018 CARDON $6,000 Research Grant Award

Awarded to:

Dr. Emily Slaven
And Co-Investigator: Nathanial Eckert

"The impact of a thrust manipulation to the hip joint; A biomechanical or neurophysiological response or both?"