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Airelle Hunter-Giordano, PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS

Associate Director of Clinical Services;
Director of Sports Physical Therapy Residency; Assistant Professor
160 STAR - Health Sciences Complex
Newark, DE 19713
Ph: (302) 831-8893
fax: (302) 831-2430
E-mail: aohunter@udel.edu

 



Licensure/Certification Honors & Awards Invited Presentations
Education Clinical Interests Professional Organizations & Service
Current Appointment Publications Continuing Education
Professional History Presentations Teaching

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION

Delaware Physical Therapist #J1 0001780
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (2004)
Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist (June 2005)
Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (June 2007)
APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor
American Red Cross Emergency First Responder (Exp. July 2012)


EDUCATION
Kent State University
University of Delaware
Temple University
BS
MPT
DPT
2001
2003
2007
Exercise Physiology
Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy

CURRENT APPOINTMENT(top)



2003-present

University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Department of Physical Therapy
  • Instructor (2003-present)
University of Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic
  • Associate Director of Sports Physical Therapy (Feb05-present)
  • Director, Sports Physical Therapy Clinical Residency Program (Feb05-present)
  • Clinic Coordinator of Clinical Education (May08-present)
  • Clinical Research Assistant (2003-present)
  • Faculty Member, Sports, Orthopedic and Geriatric Physical Therapy Residency Programs (2005-present)

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY
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Sep04-Jan05 Christiana Care PT Plus, Newark DE, Physical Therapist
Sep03-Aug2004 University of Delaware, Sports Physical Therapy Resident

HONORS/AWARDS

  • Mentioned in the January 2006 issue of PT magazine: “Residents and Fellows: Where are they Now?”

CLINICAL INTERESTS

Special interests are any areas of sports and performing arts as well as the shoulder and the knee.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (top)

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

    1. Hunter A, Goodstadt N, Snyder-Mackler L. “Criterion-Based Practice Guidelines for Rehabilitation after Proximal Patellar Realignment: with case illustration.” JOSPT (in review)
    2. Hunter-Girodano A, Wilk K. "Does posterior capsular tightness exist in throwers?" Possible Causes and Treatment Options (in review)
    3. Hurd W, Hunter-Giordano A, Axe MJ, Snyder-Mackler L. "Data-Based Interval Hitting Program for Female College Volleyball Players."  Sports Health Nov-Dec 2009;Vol 1, No. 6.

    NON-PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

    1. Fontenot, M, Hunter-Giordano A, Manal, T. "Management of a Music Student with Neck, Thoracic, Shoulder, Arm, and Hand Pain." The Performing Arts Special Interest section of Orthopedic Magazine (2011)

    BOOK CHAPTERS

    1. Hunter A, Hurd W, Axe M, Snyder-Mackler L: Injuries and rehabilitation of the female shoulder. In: Andrews JR, Wilk KE, Reinhold M (eds): The Athlete’s Shoulder, 2nd ed. New York, NY: Churchill Livingstone (in press)
    2. Hunter-Girodano A, Burlovich E, Manal TJ: Rehabilitation following ACL reconstruction: Update on anterior cruciate ligament injuries. APTA Monograph (2008)
    3. Hunter-Giordano A, Pongetti-Aglietti G, Voelker S, Manal T. The Performing Artist: Artistic Gymnastics APTA Monograph 2010.

PRESENTATIONS (top)

  1. Hunter-Giordano A., Manal TJ.  "The Clinical use of Electrical Stimulation for Pain Control: There is more than one option."  Platform presentation in Electrotherapy Section APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2010. 
  2. Hunter-Giordano A., Greenberg E. “Inconsistent Finding of Groin Pain in an In Season Collegiate Lacrosse Player Lead to the Diagnosis of a Pubic Stress Fracture.”  Poster presentation, Sports Section APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2010. 
  3. Greenberg E., Hunter-Giordano A.  “Thigh and Groin Pain in a Female Collegiate Rower: Is it Local in Origin or of Spinal Referral?"  Poster presentation, Sports Section APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2010. 
  4. Danks KA, Schmitt LA, Hutchinson A, Hunter-Giordano AO, Manal TJ.   “Screening complicated patients waiting for a total knee arthroplasty may provide insight into worsening condition? Poster presentation Geriatric section at CSM 2010.
  5. Adams D, Manal T, Hunter-Girodano A. "The Use of Trigger Point Stimulation for a Patient with Significant Thoracic Dysfunction: A Case Study." Platform Presentation, Electrophysiological Section, APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2009.
  6. Greenberg E, Manal T, Hunter-Giordano A. "The Influence of Boots in Figure Skating." Platform Presentation, Performing Arts Section, APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2009.
  7. Hunter-Giordano A. "A Middle Aged Active Woman Dislocates Her Knee on an Ice Luge - Non Operative Rehabilitation Gets Her Back." Poster Presentation, Orthopedics Section, APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2009.
  8. Hunter-Girodano A, Manal T. "The Use of Electrcial Stimulation to Augment Muscle Strengthening in Outpatient Orthopedics - The How to Guide for Clinicians." 3 Hour Platform Presentation, Electrophysiological Section, APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2009.
  9. Hunter-Girodano A. “Practice Guidelines Using an Accelerated Criterion Based Rehabilitation Progression for a College Athlete after an Infrapatellar Tendon Repair.” Case presentation in Sports Section, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, 2008.
  10. Merritt M., Manal T., Hunter-Giordano A. “ Modification to a Self Paced Rehabilitation Program Following Per Cutaneous Achilles Lengthening – A Case Study” Poster presentation, APTA Combine Sections Meeting 2008.
  11. Hunter-Giordano A. “The Long Road: Rehabilitation and Functional Recovery from Latissimus Dorsi Transfer after 3 Failed Rotator Cuff Surgeries.” Case presentation in the Orthopedic Section, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, 2007.
  12. Kilburn K, Hunter-Giordano A, Manal T. “Resolving Knee Flexion Deficits in an Arthrofibrotic Knee following a Patella Fracture.” Case presentation in the Orthopedic Section, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, 2007.
  13. Hunter A, Manal T. “Non-Operative Management of Lumbar Stress Fractures in Dancers and Figure Skaters.” Case presentation in the Orthopedics section, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, 2006.
  14. Hunter A, Snyder-Mackler L, Goodstadt N. “Practice Guidelines using an Accelerated Criterion Based Rehabilitation Progression for a Young Athlete after Proximal Realignment Surgery.” Case presentation in the Sports section, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, 2006.
  15. Hunter A, Snyder-Mackler L. “A Different Path of Treatment for a Patient with Persistent Quadriceps Weakness.” Case presentation in the Orthopedic section, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, 2006 .
  16. Hunter A, Snyder-Mackler L. “Manual Therapy Intervention for a Stiff Finger in a Collegiate Softball Catcher.” Case presentation in the Sports Section, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, 2004.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS (top)

INTERNATIONAL INVITED PRESENTATIONS

  1. Hunter-Giordano, A. Simulcast Videoconference: 10th International Conference on Orthopedics, Biomechanics and Sports Rehabilitation in Perugia, Italy (Dec 2006)

NATIONAL INVITED PRESENTATIONS

  1. Hunter-Giordano A. "Gymnastic Rehabilitation and Progressions."  Invited case presentation in Performing Arts SIG, Orthopedic Section, APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2010.
  2. Hunter-Giordano, A. Shoulder lab session: 6th Annual Summer Symposium of the Omaha Sports Medicine Alliance; July 26, 2008.
  3. Hunter-Giordano, A. ACL Workshop: From Injury Prevention to Long Term Consequences, Eastern Washington University; June 14th & 15th.
  4. Fontenot M, Hunter-Giordano A, Manal T. “Management of a Music Student with  Thoracic, Shoulder, Arm, and Thumb Pain”. Case presentation in Orthopedics/performing arts, APTA Combine Sections Meeting 2008.
  5. Hunter-Giordano A, Manal T. “The Use of High Intensity Electrical Stimulation to the Lumbar Paraspinals During Immobilization for a Stress Fracture: IS IT SAFE?” Invited case presentation in Electrotherapy Section APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2008.
  6. DoBroka S, Hunter-Giordano A, Manal T. “How Trigger Point Stimulation Assisted a Runner with Compartment Syndrome to Keep Running.” Case presentation in Electrotherapy Section, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, 2007.
  7. Kilburn K, Hunter A, Snyder-Mackler L. “Electrical Stimulation for Quadriceps Recovery to Avoid Daily Patellar Subluxations in a Patient Following Multiple Failed Patellar Stabilization Procedures. Case presentation in Clinical Electrotherapy Section, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, 2006.
  8. Hunter A. “Functional Testing for Athletes: Pre and Post ACL Rehabilitation.” 35 th Annual Medical Aspects of Sports Conference- University of Delaware, 2004.
  9. Hunter A, Storaska J, Manal T. “Assessment of the Inability of a Patient to Perform a Toe Raise: After Manual Muscle Testing, What can we do?” Case presentation in Clinical Electrophysiology, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, 2004.
  10. Internet Article for SPTS on The University of Delaware’s Sport Physical Therapy Residency (2006)

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS & SERVICE (top)

CONTINUING EDUCATION (top)


  • Annual Conference - American Physical Therapy Association (6/5/02-6/8/02)
  • Combined Sections Meeting - American Physical Therapy Association (2/12/03-2/16/03)
  • Combined Sections Meeting - American Physical Therapy Association (2/23/05-2/27/05) -Sports Clinical Specialist Certificate Recipient
  • University of Pittsburgh, OMPT Teaching Grade V Mobilizations, an Evidence Based Approach: A Clinical Instructor and Faculty Workshop (3/05)
  • Annual Conference - American Physical Therapy Association (6/9/05-6/12/05)
  • Combined Sections Meeting - American Physical Therapy Association (2/1/06-2/5/06)
  • Annual Conference - American Physical Therapy Association (6/21/06-6/25/06)
  • CI Credentialing course offered by APTA (1/06)
  • Combined Sections Meeting - American Physical Therapy Association (2/14/07-2/18/07)
  • Annual Conference (6/27/07-6/30/07)
  • Evidence- Based Examination and Management of Neck Pain by Joshua Cleland 3/7/09
  • Combined Sections Meeting- American Physical Therapy Association (2/6/08-2/10/08)
  • Annual Conference- American Physical Therapy Association (6/9/09-6/12/09)
  • COURSES TAUGHT (top)


 

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