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Airelle O. Hunter-Giordano

Associate Director of Clinical Services
Director of Sports Physical Therapy Residency
Assistant Professor

Physical Therapy Department
053 McKinly Lab
302-831-8893
aohunter@udel.edu

Clinical Interests

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

Education

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

Professional History

  • 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?”

Selected Publications

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

  • Hunter A, Goodstadt N, Snyder-Mackler L. “Criterion-Based Practice Guidelines for Rehabilitation after Proximal Patellar Realignment: with case illustration.” JOSPT (in review)
  • Hunter-Girodano A, Wilk K. "Does posterior capsular tightness exist in throwers?" Possible Causes and Treatment Options (in review)
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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)
  • Hunter-Girodano A, Burlovich E, Manal TJ: Rehabilitation following ACL reconstruction: Update on anterior cruciate ligament injuries. APTA Monograph (2008)
  • Hunter-Giordano A, Pongetti-Aglietti G, Voelker S, Manal T. The Performing Artist: Artistic Gymnastics APTA Monograph 2010.

Presentations

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Greenberg E, Manal T, Hunter-Giordano A. "The Influence of Boots in Figure Skating." Platform Presentation, Performing Arts Section, APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2009.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

INTERNATIONAL INVITED PRESENTATIONS

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

NATIONAL INVITED PRESENTATIONS

  • Hunter-Giordano A. "Gymnastic Rehabilitation and Progressions." Invited case presentation in Performing Arts SIG, Orthopedic Section, APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2010.
  • Hunter-Giordano, A. Shoulder lab session: 6th Annual Summer Symposium of the Omaha Sports Medicine Alliance; July 26, 2008.
  • Hunter-Giordano, A. ACL Workshop: From Injury Prevention to Long Term Consequences, Eastern Washington University; June 14th & 15th.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hunter A. “Functional Testing for Athletes: Pre and Post ACL Rehabilitation.” 35 th Annual Medical Aspects of Sports Conference- University of Delaware, 2004.
  • 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.
  • Internet Article for SPTS on The University of Delaware’s Sport Physical Therapy Residency (2006)

Professional Organizations & Service

Continuing Education

  • 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

  • PHYT604 Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics
  • PHYT633 Applied Physiology II
  • PHYT608 Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • PHYT641 Rounds
  • PHYT624 Basic Evaluation Techniques
  • PHYT614 Sports Physical Therapy
  • Lecturer to UD undergraduate class on PT as a profession

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