Jimmy talked to Gary Austin at AAOMPT’s annual conference in Salt Lake City Utah.

 

Gary’s Bio:

Gary Austin PT, Phd, OCS, FAFS, FAAOMPT
Gary P. Austin, PT, PhD, OCS, FAFS, FAAOMPT is Associate Professor and Residency Program Director at Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, VA. He received his B.S. in Physical Therapy, M.A. in Education, and PhD in Sport Biomechanics from the University of Connecticut. He completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy at Regis University and a Fellowship in Applied Functional Science at The Gray Institute. Gary has authored several book chapters, multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts and abstracts and has presented at state and national meetings. He teaches Musculoskeletal Examination and Intervention, Clinical Inquiry, and Differential Diagnosis.

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Student Success Program Coordinator
Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists

Experience

  • 2014-present, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA
  • 2012-2014, Director, Certificate Program in Advanced Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
  • 2007-2014, Director, Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
  • 2004-2014, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
  • 1998-2004, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
  • 1994-1997, Research Assistant, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Education

  • Postdoctoral Certificate, Manual Physical Therapy – Regis University, Denver, CO, 2007-2009
  • Fellowship in Applied Functional Science – Gray Institute, Adrian MI, 2007-2008
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Sport Science – The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 1994-1998
  • Master of Arts, Sport Biomechanics – The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 1991-1994
  • Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy – The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 1983-1987

Publications

  • “Avulsion Fracture of the Ischial Tuberosity: A Musculoskeletal Imaging Case Study.” DeNoyelles, JT & Austin, GPOrthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice. January, 2016.
  • “Lateral Ankle Sprains,” Denninger, T and Austin, GP. In Manual Therapy for Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes of the Upper and Lower Quadrants: An Evidence and Clinical­ Informed Approach. Fernández­de­las­Peñas, C, Cleland, JA & Dommerholt J. Elsevier (editors). 2015.
  • “The Wrist and Hand.” Sylvain, J, Austin, GP, & Reiman, M. Orthopedic Clinical Examination. Reiman, M. (Ed.) Human Kinetics. 2016.
  • Poster Presentation: “Measuring Lymphedema With L­Dex in a Woman With Breast Cancer Using Crutches to Walk After Knee Surgery: A Case Study Report.” Curfman, S and Austin, GP. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Anaheim, CA. Oncology Section.
  • “Short-term response of hip mobilizations and exercise in individuals with chronic low back pain: a case series.” Burns, SA; Mintken, PE; Austin, GP; and Cleland, J. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy. 2011. 19(2): 100-107.
  • “Clinical decision-making in a patient with secondary hip-spine syndrome.” Burns, SA; Mintken, PE; and Austin, GP. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. 2011 Jul; 27(5):384-97. Epub 2010 Aug 26.
  • “A Comparison of High-Profile and Low-Profile Dynamic Mobilization Splint Designs.” Austin, GP; Slamet, M.; Cameron, DA: and Austin, NM. Journal of Hand Therapy, Vol. 17(3), pp. 335-343, 2004.
  • “The Effect of Added Mass on Human Unipedal Hopping at Three Frequencies. Austin, GP; Tiberio, D; & Garrett, GE. Perceptual and Motor Skills. Vol. 97, pp. 605-612, 2003.
  • “The Effect of Frequency on Human Unipedal Hopping.” Austin, GP; Tiberio, D; and Garrett, GE. Perceptual and Motor Skills. Vol. 95, pp 733-740, 2002.
  • “The Effect of Added Mass on Human Unipedal Hopping.” Austin, GP; Garrett, GE; and Tiberio, D. Perceptual and Motor Skills. Vol. 94, pp. 834-840, 2002.
  • “Thoracic Pain in a Collegiate Runner: A Case Report.” Austin, GP and Benesky, W. Manual Therapy. Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 168-172, 2002.
  • “Kinetic Analysis of Obstacle Clearance During Locomotion.” Austin, GP; Garrett, GE; and Bohannon, RW. Gait and Posture. Vol. 10, 109-120, 1999.
  • “Effect of Upper Trapezius Taping on Electromyographic Activity in the Upper and Middle Trapezius Region.” Morin, GE; Tiberio, D; and Austin, GP. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. Vol. 6, No. 4, 1997.

Invited Publications

  • “Musculoskeletal Issues in Four Guatemalan Communities: Analysis of Preliminary Data.” Austin, GP. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. February 2014.
  • “Lumbar-Hip Connection: Treating the Kinetic Chain with Applied Functional Science and EBP. Politis, S and Austin, GP. American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. Cincinnati, OH. 2013.
  • “Pain Patterns in Native Guatemalans: Students, Residents, and Faculty on a Mission.” Austin, GP; Burroughs, L; Colabraro, J; Fortin, M; Muschler, C; and Pecchia, B. Connecticut Physical Therapy Association, Fall Meeting. Cromwell, CT. 2012.
  • “Effect of Hip Mobilizations on Chronic Low Back Pain: A Case Report.” Burns, SA; Mintken, PE; and Austin, GP. AAOMPT Annual Conference, Arlington, VA. 2009.
  • “Outcome Measures: Important Yet Underutilized by Physical Therapists.” Chui, KK; Austin, GP; Cameron, D; and Grimes, J. Connecticut Physical Therapy Association, Annual Conference, Waterbury, CT. 2009.
  • “Enhancing Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Management of Neck and Back Pain Utilizing a Behavioral Approach.” Paschalides, D; Denninger, T; and Austin, GP. Connecticut Physical Therapy Association, Annual Conference, Waterbury, CT. 2009.
  • “Evidence-Based Examination, Diagnosis, and Prognosis of Shoulder Disorders.” Connecticut Physical Therapy Association, Annual Conference, Cromwell, CT. 2008.
  • “Development of Clinical Prediction Rules.” Chui, KK and Austin, GP. Connecticut Physical Therapy Association, Annual Conference, Waterbury, CT. 2007.
  • “Exercise Plans and Precautions for Patients with Cardiovascular, Neuromuscular, and Orthopedic Disorders.” Austin, GP; Bjerke, W; and McKeough, DM. New England Chapter of American College of Sports Medicine Conference. Providence, RI. 2003.

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association, 1990-present
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, 2006-present
  • American College of Sports Medicine, New England Chapter ACSM, 1995-2006

Links

https://www.lynchburg.edu/graduate/doctor-of-physical-therapy/faculty-and-staff/gary-austin/ 

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