I have been teaching in the physical therapy curriculum at USC for 12 years now. I am first and foremost a clinician specializing in treating orthopedic conditions and vestibular dysfunctions, and these are the areas in which I teach. However, I am committed to performing clinical research when I can (I hope to spend more time on this in the near future) and am into developing multimedia materials for use in teaching physical therapists. I teach in the clinical courses within our entry level and post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy programs. Another role I have at USC is as the Coordinator of the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program.
I am an APTA Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. I practice at the faculty practice of the Department, USC Physical Therapy Associates. My practice is about 70% orthopedic patients, 20% vestibular dysfunction (balance and dizziness) and the rest are neurologically involved. My research interests are in the treatment of patellofemoral pain (click for an abstract) and vestibular rehabilitation (click on the latter for a series of interesting articles on vestibular rehab in the June 1997 issue of the PT Journal).
I teach several courses to physical therapists, including Vestibular Rehabilitation and Falls in the Elderly, Orthopedic Intervention in the Neurlogic Patient, and various Orthopedic Physical Therapy courses. You can find more information about these and other courses by visiting my Continuing Education web site.
Fiinally, and most importantly (from my point of view, anyway), my wife and I have three kids, Casey, Jaek, and Kallyn.
News Flash: US News and World Report ranks USC Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy second in the nation!
Our department was recently ranked second in the nation among graduate school physical therapy programs by US News and World Report! Click here for the complete rankings. This follows Time Magazine/The Princeton Review naming USC as the College of the Year.
The courses I teach emphasize the management of patients with musculoskeletal disorders. The courses in the entry level DPT program are:
For more information on the entry level DPT program at USC, visit the Department's web site.
I am the Coordinator of the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program at USC. Established in 1998, it offers an intense and rigorous year of training for the experienced physical therapist. Each week the program includes 8 to 15 hours of mentored clinical practice, 3 hours in physician clinics, 3 to seven hours assisting in lab courses for the entry level DPT program, and 4 to 7 hours of technique and literature review. Upon completion the graduate will earn 15 units, which can be applied towards the Post-professional DPT degree.
In the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program I teach the following courses:
The web page for the program is here. Email me if you have questions or are interested.
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