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Tara Jo Manal, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS

Director of Clinical Services & Residency Training
Associate Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Delaware
160 STAR - Health Sciences Complex
Newark, DE 19713
Ph: (302) 831-8893
fax: (302) 831-2430
E-mail: tarajo@udel.edu

 



Education Publications Journal Reviews
Honors & Awards International Invited Presentations Grant Activity
Current Appointment National Invited Presentations Professional Activity
Physical Therapy Experience Accepted Professional Presentations Service
Teaching Experience Platform Presentations Licensure
Clinical Interests Educational Sessions    

EDUCATION

University of Delaware
University of Delaware
Temple University
BA
MPT
DPT
1991
1993
2006
Psychology (Minor: Spanish)
Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy

HONORS/AWARDS

  • 9th Annual Charles M. Magistro Lecturer Arcadia University College of Health Sciences Department of Physical Therapy 2012
  • Signe Brunnstrom Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, American Physical Therapy Association, 2007
  • James A. Gould Excellence in Teaching Orthopedic Physical Therapy Award, Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2006
  • University of Delaware Physical Therapy Department Alumni Award, 2006
  • Academic Education Award, Sports Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2005

CURRENT APPOINTMENT(top)

  • Director of Clinical Services (July 2004 to present)
    University of Delaware Physical Therapy Department, Newark DE
  • Director of Residency Training (2008 to present)
    University of Delaware Physical Therapy Department, Newark DE
  • Associate Professor (2008 to present)
    University of Delaware Physical Therapy Department, Newark DE
  • Faculty Member, Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program
    (1996 to present)
  • Faculty Member, Geriatric Physical Therapy Residency Program (2008 to present) 
  • Faculty Member, Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program (2008 to present)
    University of Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic, Newark DE


PHYSICAL THERAPY EXPERIENCE
(top)

  • Director, Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program (January 2000 to 2008)
    University of Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic, Newark DE
  • Clinic Director (August 1999 to 2004)
    University of Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic, Newark DE
  • Instructor (August 1999 to 2008)
    University of Delaware Physical Therapy Department, Newark DE
  • Physical Therapy Clinical Supervisor (September 1993 to 1998)
    University of Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic, Newark DE
  • Director (February 1997 to August 1997)
    Schweizer’s Physical Therapy Clinic, Pike Creek DE
  • Independent Consultant (1993 to 2000)
    University of Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic, Newark DE
    University of Delaware Ice Skating Development Center, Newark DE
    Smith and Brown Physical Therapy Clinic, Dover DE
    Schweizer’s Physical Therapy Clinics, DE

Teaching Experience (top)

Instructor, University of Delaware Physical Therapy Department
PHYT 600  PT as a Profession (2009 to Present)
PHYT 644  Rounds (2009 to Present)
PHYT 808 Spine management (Spring 2004 to present)
PHYT 666 Emergency Response (2002 to present)
PHYT 610 Psychosocial Aspects of Health Care (Fall 1995-2000)

Instructor/Coordinator, University of Delaware Physical Therapy Department
PHYT 619 Advanced Physical Therapy Seminar (January 1995 to 1999)

Coordinator, University of Delaware Physical Therapy Department
PHYT 617 Patient Management II (Fall 1998)

Lecturer, University of Delaware Physical Therapy Department
PHYT 604 Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics (Spring 1997 to present)
“Biomechanics of the Cervical and Lumbar Spine”, “posture and Lifting”, “TMJ”
PHYT 608 Musculoskeletal Evaluation (1998 to present)
 “Evaluation and Treatment of the Spine”
PHYT 607 Electrotherapy (Spring 1997, 2002 to 2003)
 “Electrical Stimulation for Pain”, “Electrical Stimulation for Strengthening”
PHYT 611 Clinical Management (Fall 2000, 2001)
 “Risk Management”
PHYT 619 Advanced Physical Therapy Seminar (January 1995 to 1999)
“Soft Tissue ‘Spasm’ What Does That Mean?”, “Malpractice in Physical Therapy”, “Hydrotherapy in Physical Therapy”

Lecturer, University of Delaware Athletic Training Education Program
HESC 449 Advanced Topics in Sports Medicine (Fall 1999 to 2009)
 “Lumbar Spine Biomechanics and Advanced Mobilizations”

Lab Coordinator, University of Delaware Physical Therapy Department
PHYT 607 Electrotherapy (1999)

Lab Instructor / Lecturer, University of Delaware Physical Therapy Department
PHYT 608 Musculoskeletal Evaluation (Summer 1994 to 1997)

Lab Instructor, University of Delaware Physical Therapy Department
PHYT 623 Clinical Neuroscience (Spring 1996 to 1999)
PHYT 622 Gross Anatomy (Summer 1993-1997) Cadaver Lab and Surface Anatomy Lab Teaching and exams

Teacher’s Assistant, University of Delaware Physical Therapy Department
PHYT 603 Physical Agents (Fall 1994)

CLINICAL INTERESTS

Dr. Manal's clinical areas of expertise are the spine and knee. She has a special area of interest in the performing arts as a content expert including; dance, music, gymnastics and figure skating. She has consulted with and rehabilitated skaters of all skill levels from amateur to Olympic gold medalists and is VP of The Performing Arts Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (top)

BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. Manal T, Schmitt L, Shovestul A, Snyder-Mackler L:  Scientific Basis for Use of Modalities in Sports Medicine.  Rippe JM(ed): Lifestyle Medicine, 2nd Ed (in press)
  2. Manal TJ, Snyder-Mackler L Electrical Stimulation for Pain Modulation Clinical Electrophysiology: Electrotherapy and Electrophysiologic Testing Ed 3 Robinson and Snyder-Mackler Williams and Wilkins Baltimore, MD 2008
  3. Manal TJ, Delitto A Spine : Regional sport and exercise injury Management in Physical Therapies in Sport and Exercise Ed.2, Kolt and Snyder-Mackler Curchill Livingston London, UK 2007

MONOGRAPHS

  1. Manal TJ, Hoffman SA, Sturgill L   Current Concepts:  The Knee  Physical Therapy Patient Management Utilizing Current Evidence APTA Monograph 2011
  2. Flug J, Schneider J, Greenberg E, Manal TJ. Physical Therapy for the Performing Artists: Figure Skating. APTA Monograph 2010.
  3. Bade M, Bell K, Stevens J, Manal TJ. Joint Arthroplasty: Advances in Surgical Management and Rehabilitation: Surgical Management and Rehabilitation of Knee Arthroplasty. APTA Monograph 2010.
  4. Hunter-Giordano A, Pongetti-Aglietti G, Voelker S, Manal TJ. Physical Therapy for the Performing Artists: Artistic Gymanstics. APTA Monograph 2010.
  5. Hunter-Giordano A, Burlovich E, Manal TJ. Rehabilitation Following ACL Reconstruction. Update on Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries. APTA Independent Study Course 19.2 2009.
  6. Gamboa J, Bronner S, Manal TJ Developing Expert Physical Therapy Practice in Dance Medicine, Dance Medicine: Strategies for Prevention and Care of Injuries to Dancers. APTA Independent Study Course 18.3 2008.
  7. Manal TJ, Sturgill L Current Concepts of Orthopedic Physical Therapy: Knee Current Concepts of Orthopedic Physical Therapy APTA Independent Study Course 2006.
  8. Manal TJ, Sturgill L Rehabilitation of the Adolescent with Anterior Knee Pain Patellofemoral Joint Revisited, Implications for the 21st Century Sports Section APTA 2005
  9. Manal TJ. Shock and Bleeding. Emergency Management of the Injured Athlete. APTA Independent Study Course Sports Section APTA 2004.
  10. Manal T, Dickerson-Schnatz A Disorders of the Tibiofemoral Joint Evidence Based Practice for the Upper and Lower Extremity 13.2.2 Orthopedic Section APTA 2003.
  11. Manal T, Kittredge B, Snyder-Mackler L. Rehabilitation of the Adolescent with Anterior Knee Pain Chapter in compendium by the APTA's Sports Section Rehabilitation of the Patellofemoral Joint. 1998

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Sturgill LP, Snyder-Mackler L, Manal TJ, Axe MJ. Interrater Reliability of a Clinic Scale to Assess Knee Joint Effusion. Journal of Orthopaedics and Sports Physical Therapy 2009 Dec; 39 (12): 845-9.
  2. Hicks GE, Manal TJ. Psychometric properties of commonly used low back disability questionnaires: Are they useful for older adults with low back pain? Pain Med 2009 Jan;10(1):85-94.
  3. Gamboa J, Haggins M, Manal T. An Analysis to Define the Clinical Practice of Physical Therapy for Performing Artists J of Dance Medicine (JDMS), 2005 Volume 9, No 2, pages 41-55
  4. Manal T, Claytor R. The Delitto Classification Scheme and the Management of Lumbar-Spine Dysfunction Human Kinetics Athletic Therapy Today 10(5) 2005 pp 6-12
  5. Manal T , Snyder-Mackler L. Failure of Voluntary Activation of the Quadriceps Femoris Muscle after Acute Patellar Contusion JOSPT2000;30(11):654-663
  6. Meszler D, Manal T, Snyder-Mackler L. Disorders of the Tibiofemoral Joint Evidence-Based Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Intervention. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Clinic of North America 7:3 Sept 1998
  7. Meszler D, Manal T, Snyder-Mackler L. Rehabilitation After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Practice Guidelines and Procedure-Modified, Criterion-Based Progression Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine 6:2 April 1998 111-116
  8. Manal T , Snyder-Mackler L. Practice Guidelines for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rehabilitation: A Criterion-Based Rehabilitation Progression Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine 6:3 1996 190-196

NON PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Flug J, Manal T. Using evidence to treat a figure skater limited by low back pain prior to a national competition. Orthopedic Physical Therapy Practice. 2009
  2. Pongetti G, Skaling J, Manal TJ A Gymnast's Low Back Pain Responds to Shoulder and Hip Stretching orthopedic Physical Therapy Practice Vol 20; 219-223 2008
  3. Manal T, Hunter-Giordano, Fontenot M Management of a Music Student with Thoracic, Shoulder, Arm and Hand Pain Orthopedic Physical Therapy Practice Vol 20; 150-153 2008
  4. Manal T Diseases and Disorders Eds Jolyon Goddard and Anne Hildyard. Slipped disk: Volume 2, Marshall Cavendish: Tarrytown, New York 789-790 2007
  5. DeLeo A, Manal T Electrical Stimulation for Pain Control Physical Therapy Products Vol 15 No 6; 14-16 2004
  6. Manal T The When, How, and Why of TENS Physical Therapy Products Vol 15 No 2; 14-16 2004
  7. Goodstadt N, Manal T Improve Strength Recovery Outcomes with Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) Physical Therapy Products Vol 14 No 4; 18-19 2003
  8. Manal T Use of Electrical Stimulation to Supplement Lumbar Stabilization for a Figure Skater Following Lumbar Fusion Orthopedic Physical Therapy Practice Vol 14:2:02 pg 30-32 2002
  9. Manal T, Schmitt L Free From Stiff Knee Physical Therapy Products Vol 13; 26-29 2002
  10. Manal T The Use of High Intensity Noxious Electrical Stimulation for Pain Control in the Performing Arts Population Physical Therapy Products Vol 12:5 2001 10-16
  11. Manal T, Snyder-Mackler L. Electrotherapy for Pain Management Rehab Management 10:4 1997 56,62

INTERNATIONAL INVITED PRESENTATIONS

  1. Manal T. “Management of Acute Low Back Pain. A Classification Approach.” Optimizing Functional Outcome in Orthopedic and Sports Traumatology. XIX International Congress on Sports Rehabilitation and Traumatology. Bologna, Italy April 2010.
  2. Manal T. Instructional Course “Evidence Based Treatment of the Spine.” Israeli Physiotherapy Association. Tel Aviv, Israel 2008.
  3. Manal T. “Electrical Stimulation: Current Concepts and Recent Developments for Muscle Strengthening and Recovery.” Israeli Physiotherapy Association. Tel Aviv, Israel 2008.
  4. Manal T. “Conservative Rehabilitation of ACL Injury.” Israeli Physiotherapy Association. Tel Aviv, Israel 2008.
  5. Manal T. “Progressing Patients in Sports Physical Therapy Rehabilitation.” Israeli Physiotherapy Association. Tel Aviv, Israel 2007.
  6. Manal T, Hicks G. Instructional Course “Treatment Based Classification of the Spine: An Evidence Based Journey for the Physical Therapist.” Israeli Physiotherapy Association. Haifa, Israel 2007.
  7. Manal T. “Conservative Treatment of ACL Tears.” Advances in Lower Limb Rehabilitation, International Congress on University and Sports Progress in Prevention and Treatment of Sports Injuries. Torino, Italy 2007
  8. Manal T. “Management of the Stiff Knee” International Congress on University and Sports Progress in Prevention and Treatment of Sports Injuries. Torino, Italy 2007.
  9. Manal T. Socratic Debate “ACL Lesions and High Level Sports Activity.” International Congress on University and Sports Progress in Prevention and Treatment of Sports Injuries. Torino, Italy 2007.
  10. Manal T. Instructional Course “Meniscal and ACL Injuries: How to Prevent Osteoarthritis.” International Congress on University and Sports Progress in Prevention and Treatment of Sports Injuries. Torino, Italy 2007.
  11. Manal T. Keynote Address “Electrical Stimulation: Current Concepts and Recent Developments for Muscle Strengthening and Recovery.” International Symposium on Sports Medicine. Ramat-Gan, Israel April 2006.
  12. Manal T. Keynote Address “Conservative Treatment of ACL Injuries.” International Symposium on Sports Medicine. Ramat-Gan, Israel April 2006.
  13. Manal T. “The Patellofemoral Joint: Strategies of Management.” International Symposium on Sports Medicine. Ramat-Gan, Israel April 2006.
  14. Manal T. “Screening and Training Procedures for Non-operative Management of Athletes with ACL Injury.” International Symposium on Sports Medicine. Ramat-Gan, Israel April 2006.
  15. Manal T. “Use of Electrical Stimulation for Pain Control and Strengthening, Part I and Part II.” International Symposium on Sports Medicine. Ramat-Gan, Israel April 2006.
  16. Manal T. “Treatment Based Classification in the Evaluation and Management of Lumbar Spine Pain.”  University of Haifa. Haifa, Israel April 2006.
  17. Manal T. “Can I Use Electrical Stimulation to Augment Strengthening in My Patient: Guidelines for Surgical Procedures, Diagnosis and Co-morbidities.” University of Haifa. Haifa, Israel April 2006.

NATIONAL INVITED PRESENTATIONS

  1. Manal T Current Concepts of the Knee Applied to the Clinical Setting  Educational Course Spectrum Health Systems  Grand Rapids, MI Feb 24-25, 2012
  2. Manal T, “Vitalizing Practice Through Research and Research Through Practice Conference- The Sports Perspective”  Designing the Future of Physical Therapy. Emory School of Medicine Atlanta, GA  March 2011 
  3. Manal T, Schmitt L  Emergency First Response for the Performing Arts Physical Therapist  Instructional Course Body Dynamics Arlington, VA February 2011
  4. Manal T Rehabilitation Following Total Knee Replacement, Can We Improve Outcomes?   Rehab Day  Bayada Regional Meeting November 2010
  5. Manal T.  Clinical Use of Electrical Stimulation for Inpatient and Outpatient Care  Upstate AHEC Greer, SC  November 2010
  6. Manal T   Clinical Decision Making for the Management of Low Back Pain  Delaware Orthopaedic Symposium Delaware Society of Orthopedic Surgeons   October 2010
  7. Manal T, Myers R Physical Therapy Residency Training – What are the options?  APTA National Student Conclave October 2010
  8. Manal T     ACL Injury and Rehabilitation:  What do we know?  Kaiser Health Systems  Los Angeles, CA  September 2010
  9. Manal T The Lumbar Spine Instructional Course Jackson Clinic Middleburg, VA May 2009, 2010, 2011
  10. Manal T   Rehabilitation Protocols and Treatment Options for Patients after Total Knee Replacement  AnMed Health Anderson, SC  May 2010 
  11. Manal T. Current Concepts of the Knee Instructional Course Jackson Clinic Herdon, VA April 2009, March 2010, March 2011
  12. Manal T  Weekend Intensives:  Orthopedic Physical Therapy: The Spine New York University Steinhardt, New York, NY February 2010.
  13. Manal TJ, Hicks GE, Sions, JM, Velasco T.  “Treating Low Back Pain in Older Adults- Special Understanding of Epidemiology, Bone Related Changes, and Function Can Lead to an Improved Lifestyle.”  Geriatrics Educational Session American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. San Diego, CA February 2010.
  14. Manal T, Hunter-Giordano  The Clinical use of Electrical Stimulation for Pain Control: There is more than one option.Electro Section American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. San Diego, CA February 2010.
  15. Manal T. Weekend Intensives:  Orthopedic Physical Therapy : The Knee New York University Steinhardt, New York, NY December 2009, 2010
  16. Manal T, Mills J TABPTS Presentation of Complex Patient Cases:  Peripheral Nerve Lesion Management Discussions with Clinical Specialists American Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference Baltimore, MD June 2009.
  17. Greenberg E, Manal T, Hunter-Giordano A. “The Influence of Boots in Figure Skating.” Orthopedic Section American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting. Las Vegas, NV February 2009.
  18. Manal T, Hunter-Giordano A. “Electrical Stimulation to Augment Muscle Strengthening: Guidelines for Surgical Procedures, Diagnosis and Co-morbidities.” Electro Section American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. Las Vegas, NV February 2009.
  19. Manal T Pediatric Joint Mobilizations AnMed Health Systems Greenville, SC 2008
  20. Manal T Knee Joint Osteoarthritis: Can Physical Therapy Improve Outcomes APTA National Student Conclave San Jose, CA 2008
  21. Manal T Clinical Residency and Fellowship Programs: Formal Ongoing Education for Physical Therapists APTA National Student Conclave San Jose, CA 2008
  22. Manal T, Schmitt L Emergency First Responder American Red Cross Course at Harkness Center for Dance Medicine Hospital for Special Surgeries New York, NY 2008
  23. Manal T The continuum of osteoarthritis from pain and disability to rehabiliation follwoing total knee replacement: Can we improve outcomes? AnMed Health Systems Greenville, SC 2008
  24. Fontenot M, Hunter-Giordano A, Manal T, Management of a music student with thoracic, shoulder, arm and thumb pain in Evaluation and Treatment of Cervicothoracic Pain and Dysfunction - Freeing the Performing Artist to Reach New Heights APTA Combined Sections Meeting Nashville 2008
  25. 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?”  Electrotherapy Section APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2008.
  26. Burlovich E, Goodstadt N, Manal T The addition of high intensity neuromuscular electrical stimulation for patients lacking rotator cuff strength gains after surgery: a case series Electrotherapy Section APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2008
  27. Sions JM, Goodstadt N, Manal T Use of NMES to Augment Return of Wrist Extensor Strength in an Information Technologist Electrotherapy Section APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2008
  28. Manal T The Collaborative Model of Clinical Education in an Academic Setting at the 2007 Educational Leadership Conference Education Section of the American Physical Therapy Association Minneapolis, MN Oct 2007
  29. Manal T Service Learning at the 2007 Educational Leadership Conference Education Section of the American Physical Therapy Association Minneapolis, MN Oct 2007
  30. Manal T Physical Therapy: How to Recognize Good Physical Therapy University of Delaware Graduate Program for Nurse Practitioners Newark, DE April 2007
  31. Manal T Management of Rectus Femoris tendonitis in an Elite Figure Skater in Evaluation, Rehabilitation and Medical Management of the HIP joint through the lifespan of the performing artist – An evolving Art APTA Combined Sections Meeting Boston 2007
  32. Sions JM, Goodstadt N, Manal T Can E-stim to the Quadriceps following TKA still strengthen if force output isn’t measured? Electrotherapy Section APTA Combined Sections Meeting Boston 2007
  33. Sturgill L, Manal T "Use of High Intensity Electrical Stimulation to Restore Quadriceps Strength Following L4Nerve Root Compression" Electrotherapy Section APTA Combined Sections Meeting Boston 2007
  34. DoBroka S, Hunter-Giordano A, Manal T.  “How Trigger Point Stimulation Assisted a Runner with Compartment Syndrome to Keep Running.”  Electrotherapy Section, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, 2007.
  35. Manal T Physical Therapy: What to expect in the care and prevention of impairments, disability or functional limitations. Blue Hen Education Day III Health Services Newark, DE January 2007
  36. Manal T Residency/Fellowship Education: The University Model at 2006 Educational Leadership Conference October 2006 Arlington, VA
  37. Manal T Grand Rounds: Evaluation Guided Treatment for Low Back Pain University of Maryland Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science March 8, 2006 Baltimore, MD
  38. Manal T Grand Rounds: Evaluation and Treatment of Lumbar Strengthening in a Patient with a Lumbar Stress Fracture University of Maryland Physical Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science March 22, 2006 Baltimore, MD
  39. Baughman M, Goodstadt NM, Manal TJ. “ Isokinetics and NMES assist a young patient with tricompartmental OA in avoiding pain, regaining quadriceps strength, and postponing a total knee arthroplasty .” CSM 2006
  40. Hunter AO, Manal TJ. “A different path of treatment for a patient with persistent quadriceps weakness.” CSM 2006
  41. Hunter AO, Manal TJ. “Evaluation and Management of Lumbar and Pelvic Dysfunction in the Performing Artist” CSM 2006 
  42. Sturgill LP, Manal TJ . "Low Frequency Motor E-stim for trigger point management for persistent postoperative shoulder and arm pain." CSM 2006
  43. Manal T Electrical Stimulation: An Adjunct Intervention for Muscle Recovery PT 2005: Annual Conference of the American Physical Therapy Association June 2005 Boston, MA
  44. Manal T Electrical Stimulation to Augment Muscle Strengthening: Guidelines for Surgical Procedures, Diagnosis and Co-Morbidities 2 hour course Clinical Electrophysiology Section APTA CSM 2005 New Orleans
  45. Manal T, Sturgill L Quadriceps strengthening augmented with electrical stimulation versus conventional strengthening following billateral total knee replacement.   Clinical Electrophysiology Section APTA CSM 2005 New Orleans
  46. Manal T , Claytor R High intensity noxious electrical stimulation and joint mobilizations for management of biceps tendinits in a tennis player C linical Electrophysiology Section APTA CSM 2005 New Orleans
  47. Manal T Evidenced Based Approach to the Clinical Use of Thermal Modalities and Electrical Stimulation. Frazier Rehabilitation Institute Jewish Hospital Health Network Louisville, Kentucky September 2004 Full Day Course.
  48. Manal TJ. Electrical Stimulation for Pain and Muscle Strengthening – Can My Machines Do That? Clinical Electrophysiology Section APTA Combined Sections Meeting Feb 2004 2 hour course.
  49. Gamboa JM, Hagins M, Manal TJ. Description of Advanced Clinical Practice in Performing Arts. APTA Combined Sections Meeting Feb 2004.
  50. Goodstadt NM , Manal TJ Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation to the Rotator Cuff Following Surgical Repair. APTA Combined Sections Meeting Electrotherapy Section Feb 2004.
  51. Hunter A, Storaska J , Manal TJ. Assessment of the Inability of a Patient to Perform a Toe Raise: After MMT What Can We Do? APTA Combined Sections Meeting Electrotherapy Section Feb 2004.
  52. Storaska J, Manal T, Schmitt LUse of Neuromuscular electrical stimulation to treat radicular weakness of the lower extremity Clinical Electrophysiology Section APTA CSM 2004
  53. Eaton C, Manal TJ Comparisons of Maximal Volitional Isometric Contraction and Electrical Burst Superimposition Technique in Assessing Strength of the Quadriceps APTA Combined Sections Meeting Electrotherapy Section Feb 2004.
  54. Kuchta C, Manal T, Schmitt L “Use of High Intensity Electrical Stimulation for the Treatment of Patellofemoral Pain” APTA Electrotherapy Section CSM 2003 Tampa
  55. Goodstadt N, Manal T. “High Intensity Electrical Stimulation of the Lumbar Paraspinal Musculature on an Elite Junior Figure Skater with Chronic Back Pain”. APTA Electrotherapy Section CSM 2003 Tampa
  56. Goodstadt N, Manal T. “High Intensity Electrical Stimulation of the Lumbar Paraspinal Musculature 1-year after Spinal Fusion. APTA Orthopedic Section CSM 2003 Tampa
  57. Storaska J, Manal T “Use of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation toTreat Radicular Weakness of the Lower Extremity” APTA Electrotherapy Section CSM 2003 Tampa
  58. Manal T “Evidence Based Evaluation and Treatment of a Dancer with Knee Pain” Performing Arts Sig APTA CSM 2003 Tampa
  59. Manal T , Schmitt L “Clinical Instructor Training” Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Physical Therapy Department Baltimore, MD 2003
  60. Manal T , Goodstadt N. “Evidence Based Practice for the use of Electrical Stimulation for Pain Control and Strengthening in Physical Therapy”. 3 hr session NJ State Physical Therapy Conference April 2002
  61. Dickerson-Schnatz A, Manal, T “Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis with Electrical Stimulation for Pain Control” APTA Combined Sections Meeting Electrotherapy Section Feb 2002
  62. Manal, T “Electrical Stimulation and Lumbar Strengthening with Performing Artists” Performing Arts Sig APTA Combined Sections Meeting Feb 2002
  63. Manal, T "The Use of High Intensity Noxious Electrical Stimulation for Pain Control in the Performing Arts Population" Performing Arts Sig APTA Combined Sections Meeting Feb 2001
  64. Manal, T "Screening Patients with Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture for Return to High-Level Physical Activity with Nonoperative Rehabilitation" University of the Sciences in Philadelphia September 2000
  65. Manal, T A Rehabilitation of the Patellofemoral Joint @ Adolescent Medicine Conference Wilmington Hospital May 1999, June 2000
  66. Manal, T A Evaluation and Treatment of the Acutely Injured Spine Featured Speaker at the Medical Aspects of Sports Conference January 1999
  67. Manal, T Schmitt L A Evaluation and Treatment of the Lumbar Spine @ Beebe Medical Center December 1999
  68. Manal, T A The Patellofemoral Joint - Physical Therapy Perspective @ Occupational Medicine Lecture Series Medical Arts Pavilion Christiana Hospital February 1999
  69. Manal, T A Dealing with Skating Related Injuries @ presentation at the Professional Education Program for National Figure Skating Coaches August 1998
  70. Manal, T A Cervical Spine Evaluation and Treatment @ presentation at the Medical Aspects of Sports Conference January 1998

ACCEPTED PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS (top)

  1. Schmitt LA, Manal TJ, Cowperthwait A, Carlsen A, Wruble-Hakim E  Simulation as a Collaborative Educational Exercise for Nursing, Physical Therapy, and Theater Students  International Nurse Education Conference Baltimore, MD June 2012
  2. Cowperthwait, A., Carlson, A, Saylor, J., Schell, K., Schmitt, L., Manal, T Healthcare Theatre: Transforming Nursing Education Immaculate University Annual Jean Brown Excellence in Nursing conference- Investigating Studies in Nursing. March 2012.
  3. Schmitt LA, Manal TJ, Wruble-Hakim E  Many Faces of Simulation: Physical Therapist, Nursing, and Theater Student Collaboration. American Physical Therapy Association, CSM, Chicago, IL 2012
  4. Schmitt LA, Manal T, Silbernagel K.  Use of an Algorithm to Return a Patient with Achilles Tendiopathy to Painfree Running.  American Academy of Sports Medicine 2011.
  5. Hunter-Giordano A, Manal T, Snyder-Mackler L, Rivaroli S., Pisoni D, Cantoni S, Boldrini L, Danelon F. Are Italian and American Athletes with ACL Injury Fearful of Movement and Does the Fear Subside with Surgery and Rehabilitation? Poster presentation XXth International Conference on Sports Rehabilitation and Traumatology. March 2011
  6. Carroll A, Bell K, Lynch, A, Manal T. “Assessing Vital Signs in the Outpatient Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapy Setting- What are we missing when we don’t?”.APTA Annual Conference 2011.
  7. Bell KA, Manal T.“Single treatment success of a lumbopelvic manipulation on a patient with a pelvic contusion diagnosis.” APTA Annual Conference 2011.
  8. Schmitt LA, Bell KA, Snyder-Mackler L, Manal TJ, “Use of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) to Assist Strength Return Following Achilles Rupture”. ACSM 2010.
  9. Velasco T, Manal TJ. “Reproduction and Treatment of QuadratusLumborum Trigger Points in a Collegiate Pitcher Using Motor Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation.” American Physical Therapy Association, Annual Conference. Boston, MA June 2010.
  10. Flug J, Manal T. “Using Current Evidence to Treat a Figure Skater Limited by Low Back Pain Prior to a National Competition.” American Physical Therapy Association, Annual Conference. Boston, MA June 2010.
  11. Bell K, Manal TJ.Fass J. “Neuromuscular Stimulation for Quadriceps Recovery After TKA Without an Isokinetic Dynamometer: A Case Study.” American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. San Diego, CA February 2010.
  12. Danks KA, Schmitt LA, Hutchinson A, Hunter-Giordano AO, Manal TJ. “Screening Complicated Patients Waiting for Total Knee Arthroplasty May Provide Insight Into a Worsening Condition.” Geriatric Section, American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting. San Diego, CA February 2010.
  13. Manal T, Godges J, Tonley J, Asavasopan S. Pre-Conference Instructional Course “The How To Guide to Develop and Manage an Orthopedic Residency Program.” American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. Las Vegas, NV February 2009. Annual Conference Baltimore 2009 and D.C. June 2011.
  14. Sturgill L, Manal T. “Use of High Intensity Electrical Stimulation to Resolve Medial Calf Pain in a Collegiate Ice Skater.” American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. Las Vegas, NV February 2009.
  15. Velasco T, Goodstadt N, Manal T. “Treatment of Scapula-humeral Rhythm Dysfunction Prior to Glenohumeral Stabilization Surgery: Added Benefits Using Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES.)” American Physical Therapy Association, Annual Conference. San Antonio, TX June 2008.
  16. Sturgill L, Manal T, Snyder-Mackler L, Axe M. “Inter-rater Reliability of a Clinical Scale to Assess Knee Joint Effusion.” Orthopedic Section, American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting. Nashville, TN February 2008.
  17. Kilburn K, Hunter-Giordano A, Manal T. “Resolving Knee Flexion Deficits in an Arthrofibrotic Knee Following a Patella Fracture.” Orthopedic Section. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. Boston, MA June 2007.

PLATFORM PRESENTATIONS

  1. Schmitt LA, Manal TJ. “A Training Program Proven Effective in ACL Deficient Population Assisted In-Season Lacrosse Player to Return to Play Following an Acute PCL Injury.” American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. Las Vegas, NV February 2009.
  2. Adams D, Manal TJ, Hunter-Giordano A. “The Use of Trigger Point Stimulation for a Patient With Significant Thoracic Dysfunction: A Case Study.” Clinical Electrophysiology Section, American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting. Las Vegas, NV February 2009.
  3. Schmitt LA, Manal T. “A Training Program Proven Effective in the ACL Deficient Population Assisted an In-season Lacrosse Player to Return to Play Following an Acute PCL Injury.” American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. Las Vegas, NV February 2009.
  4. Ciampa J, Sions JM, Ciolek C, Manal TJ. “Physical Therapy Interventions for an Older Adult With Low Back Pain and History of Scoliosis.” Geriatric Section American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. Las Vegas, NV February 2009.
  5. Goodstadt N, Manal T. “High Intensity Electrical Stimulation of the Lumbar Paraspinal Musculature 1-Year After Spinal Fusion.” American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. Tampa, FL June 2003.
  6. Manal T. Platform Presentation “Treatment of Patellofemoral Pain in a Dancer 2 Years After a Patellar Contusion.” American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. Boston, MA February 2002.
  7. Manal T, Snyder-Mackler L. Platform Presentation “The Presence of Quadriceps Inhibition in Patients Following Patellar Contusions.” American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. Seattle, WA February 1999.

EDUCATIONAL SESSION                     

  1. Manal T. Hicks GE, Sions JM, Velasco T. “Challenging Ageism in Outpatient Physical Therapy Orthopedics: Applying Evidence to the Evaluation and Treatment of Older Adults with Low Back Pain” CSM New Orleans, LA February 2011.
  2. Manal T. Hicks G. “Translating the Evidence-Monday Morning Techniques Involving Acute Low Back Pain Treatment and Classification.” American Physical Therapy Association, Annual Conference. Denver, CO June 2007.
  3. Manal T, Schmitt L, Petterson, S. Three Hour Session “What is the Current Physical Status of Patients Following Total Knee Arthroplasty and Can We Improve Rehabilitation Outcomes?” American Physical Therapy Association, Annual Conference. Orlando, FL June 2006.
  4. Manal T, Goodstadt N. Three Hour Session “Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation: An Adjunct Intervention for Muscle Recovery.” American Physical Therapy Association, Annual Conference. Boston, MA June 2005.
  5. Manal T, Schmitt L. Three Hour Session “Arthrofibrosis: Management of the Stiff Knee.” American Physical Therapy Association, Annual Conference. Cincinnati, OH June 2002.
  6. Manal T, Fitzgerald GK. Three Hour Session “Screening Patients With Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture for Return to High-Level Physical Activity with Non-Operative Rehabilitation.” American Physical Therapy Association, Annual Conference. June 1999, Local Clinics 2000.                               

POSTER

  1. Hunter-Giordano A, Manal T, Snyder-Mackler L, Rivaroli S., Pisoni D, Cantoni S, Boldrini L, Danelon F. Are Italian and American Athletes with ACL Injury Fearful of Movement and Does the Fear Subside with Surgery and Rehabilitation? Poster presentation XXth International Conference on Sports Rehabilitation and Traumatology. Bologna, Italy March 2011
  2. Bell K, Manal TJ, Sions JM, Flug J. “Reducing Chronic Shoulder Pain in a Throwing Athlete: The Role of the Thoracic Spine.” American Physical Therapy Association, Annual Conference. Baltimore, MD June 2009.
  3. Sions JM, Manal TJ. “Treatment of Severe Spinal Stenosis Using 100% Body-Weight Mechanical Traction and Body-Weight Supported Treadmill Training.” American Physical Therapy Association, Annual Conference. Baltimore, MD June 2009.
  4. Sions JM, Manal TJ. “Thoracic Manipulations May Show Promise in the Conservative Management of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.” American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. Las Vegas, NV February 2009.
  5. Sions JM, Manal TJ. “Combining Mobilization and Stabilization Clinical Prediction Rules Provide Relief for Patient With Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Low Back Pain.” American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. Las Vegas, NV February 2009.
  6. Merritt M, Hunter-Giordano A, Manal T. “Modification to a Self-Paced Rehabilitation Program Following Percutaneous Achilles Lengthening.” American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. Nashville, TN February 2008.
  7. Manal T, Schmitt L. “A Model of Clinical Education Provided On-Site at an Academic Institution.” American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. New Orleans, LA February 2000.
  8. Manal T, Schweitzer P. “Inter-rater Reliability of Instrumented Muscle Testing of the Shoulder.” American Physical Therapy Association, Annual Conference. June 1992.

 

JOURNAL REVIEWS

  • Reviewer for Physiotherapy 2006 to present
  • Reviewer for Physical Therapy 2006 to present
  • Reviewer for Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2005 to present
  • Reviewer for Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy 1998 to present
  • Reviewer for Journal of Sport Rehabilitation 1996

Grant Activity

R21 HD057274-01 (G. Hicks)      07/01/08-06/30/10       1.8 calendar     (15%)
NICHD                                                                            $275,000 Direct Costs
Trunk Muscle Training + NMES: Improving Function in Elders With Chronic Low Back Pain
The purpose of this project is to examine the effectiveness of trunk muscle training, both volitionally and augmented by neuromuscular electrical stimulation, to reduce pain and improve functional capacity of older adults with chronic low back pain.  This study also proposes to examine changes in trunk muscle composition with this intervention via MRI.
Role on Project: Co-Investigator 5% per year

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY (top)

  • American Physical Therapy Association
    • Co-Chair PTNow Portal Development August 2011 to present
    • Invited Member Revitalizing Research through Practice and Practice through Research December 2009
    • Invited Member Physical Therapy and Society Summitt (PASS) Feb 2009
    • Site Reviewer, Subcommittee Member of the Committee on Clinical Residency and Fellowship Program Credentialing 2009 to present
    • Residency Credentialing Committee Strategic Planning Meeting February 2007
    • American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties Strategic Planning Meeting Spring 2005
    • Member APTA (Section on Research Member, Orthopedic Section Member, Sports Section Member,) 1991 to present
    • DPTA member 1991 to present
  • Physical Therapy Journal
    • Bottom Line Committee
    • Committee Member for Clinical Communication
    • Reviewer
  • APTA Orthopedic Section
    • Residency and Fellowship Education Committee member 2011 to present
    • Residency and Fellowship Education Chair 2008 to 2011
    • Finance Committee Member 2005 to 2011
    • Abstract Reviewer for Orthopedic Section 2004 to present
    • Combined Sections Meeting Moderator for Orthopedic Platforms 2005 to present
    • Orthopedic Section Strategic Planning Meeting October 2006
    • Standards Setting Committee Member for the National Board of Specialists Orthopedic Specialty Exam 2001 and 2003
    • Specialization Academy of Content Experts Member of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties 2001 to 2003
  • Performing Arts Activity
    • Vice President of the Performing Arts Special Interest Group of the American Physical Therapy Association February 2004 to 2011
    • Chair Education Committee of the Performing Arts Special Interest Group of the American Physical Therapy Association February 2004 to 2011
    • Content Expert Member of Performing Arts Physical Therapy Group of the American Physical Therapy Association 2001 to present
    • Steering Committee Member for Practice Analysis of Description of Advanced Clinical Practice in Performing Arts Physical Therapy 2001 to present
    • Mid-Atlantic Regional Director of Performing Arts Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association 2000 to present
    • Faculty Member Team 2006 Novice Champions-United States Figure Skating Association 2000
    • Faculty Member High Performance Testing-United States Figure Skating Association 2000
  • Delaware Division of Professional Regulation-Physical Therapy
    • Delaware State Board of Physical Therapy 1996 to 2004, Vice President 2002-2004, Secretary 1997 to 2002
    • Delaware State Delegate to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy 2001 to 2004
  • Board Certifications
    • American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
      • Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy 1999
      • Board Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy 2003
  • University of Delaware Service
    • Advisor to the University of Delaware Physical Therapy Interest Club 1993 to 2006

SERVICE (top)

American Physical Therapy Association

  • Designing the Future of Physical Therapy  Emory School of Medicine Atlanta, GA  March 2011  Panel Member and Facilitator
  • Invited Member Revitalizing Research through Practice and Practice through Research December 2009
  • Invited Member Physical Therapy and Society Summitt (PASS) Feb 2009
  • Site Reviewer, Subcommittee Member of the Committee on Clinical Residency and Fellowship Program Credentialing 2009 to present
  • Residency Credentialing Committee Strategic Planning Meeting February 2007
  • American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties Strategic Planning Meeting Spring 2005
  • Member APTA (Section on Research Member, Orthopedic Section Member, Sports Section Member,) 1991 to present
  • DPTA member 1991 to present

Physical Therapy Journal

  • Bottom Line Committee
  • Committee Member for Clinical Communication

APTA Orthopedic Section

  • Residency and Fellowship Education Chair 2008 to 2011
  • Finance Committee Member 2005 to 2011
  • Abstract Reviewer for Orthopedic Section 2004 to present
  • Combined Sections Meeting Moderator for Orthopedic Platforms 2005 to present
  • Orthopedic Section Strategic Planning Meeting October 2006
  • Standards Setting Committee Member for the National Board of Specialists Orthopedic Specialty Exam 2001 and 2003
  • Specialization Academy of Content Experts Member of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties 2001 to 2003

Performing Arts Activity

  • Vice President of the Performing Arts Special Interest Group of the American Physical Therapy Association February 2004 to 2011
  • Chair Education Committee of the Performing Arts Special Interest Group of the American Physical Therapy Association February 2004 to 2011
  • Content Expert Member of Performing Arts Physical Therapy Group of the American Physical Therapy Association 2001 to present
  • Steering Committee Member for Practice Analysis of Description of Advanced Clinical Practice in Performing Arts Physical Therapy 2001 to present
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Director of Performing Arts Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association 2000 to present
  • Faculty Member Team 2006 Novice Champions-United States Figure Skating Association 2000
  • Faculty Member High Performance Testing-United States Figure Skating Association 2000

Delaware Division of Professional Regulation-Physical Therapy

  • Delaware State Board of Physical Therapy 1996 to 2004, Vice President 2002-2004, Secretary 1997 to 2002
  • Delaware State Delegate to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy 2001 to 2004

Board Certifications

     American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties

  • Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy 1999, Re-cert 2009
  • Board Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy 2003

University of Delaware Service

  • Advisor to the University of Delaware Physical Therapy Interest Club 1993 to 2006

LICENSURE

  • Delaware Physical Therapy License J1-0000851 (Expires 1-31-13)
  • Instructor - American Red Cross Emergency First Responder 2000 to present
  • Instructor Certified- American Red Cross September 2009
  • American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer (Expires January 2014)
  • American Red Cross Emergency First Responder (Expires February 2014)
  • Certified Clinical Instructor 2006 - American Physical Therapy Association
  • Advanced Clinical Instructor Training- American Physical Therapy Association October 2009

 

    Last Updated: 8/24/2012


 

 

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