Jodi Young, PT, DPT, OCS

Assistant Professor
Physical Therapy

BA, Biology, Concordia College, 2001
DPT, University of North Dakota, 2005
Board Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, 2013
Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, 2014

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Courses Taught:
PTH 519 Critical Inquiry
PTH 528 Kinesiology
PTH 624 Differential Diagnosis
PTH 628 Manual Therapy
PTH 720 Evidence Based Practice I
PTH 730 Evidence Based Practice II

Dr. Young is primarily involved in teaching the musculoskeletal track, where she integrates examination/evaluation with interventions, including joint mobilization and manipulation for the spine and extremities. She also is the primary instructor for kinesiology, critical inquiry and evidence based practice. Dr. Young is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy and is also a Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist. Her research interests are varied, and she is interested in joint manipulation in the spine and extremities, as well as educational strategies and outcomes for online/hybrid entry level DPT education. She has published in the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, Physical Therapy Reviews and the Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy. Dr. Young maintains a clinical practice along with her full time teaching duties, and her special interests in clinical practice include the spine, hip and shoulder.

Publications and Presentations
Young JL, Buck MB. Short-term outcomes in patients with neck pain treated with prone thoracic manipulation techniques: a case series. Annual Meeting American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). Cincinnati, OH. 2013. Abstract published in J Man Manip Ther.

Young J, Walker D, Snyder S and Daly K. Thoracic thrust manipulation versus thoracic non-thrust mobilization in mechanical neck pain: a systematic review. J Man Manip Ther. In Review.

Lillios S, Young J. The effects of core and lower extremity strengthening in pregnancy-related low back and pelvic girdle pain: a systematic review. J Womens Health Phys Therap. In review.

Moore C, Young JL. Effectiveness of silver in wound care treatment. Phys Ther Rev. 2011;16(3):201-9.

Blizzard RR, Young JL. Effects of whole-body vibration exercise on prevention of the negative effects of prolonged bed rest – a systematic review. Phys Ther Rev. 2010;15(5):391-98.

Young JL, Cleland JA, Neck and Upper Extremity Pain in a Female OfficeAssistant in: Jones M, Rivett, D, eds.Clinical Reasoning for Manual Therapists.In Preparation.

McDevitt A,Young J, Mintken P, Cleland J. Regional interdependence andmanual therapy directed at the thoracic spine.JMan Manip Ther. In Review.

Young JL, Pong E. Postoperative Management of the Knee: Ligamentous,meniscal and total joint replacement in:Fernández-de-las-Peñas C, Cleland JA,Dommerholt J, eds.Manual Therapy for Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes of theUpper and Lower Quadrants: An Evidence and Clinical-Informed Approach.London: Elsevier; 2014.

Brown K, Luszeck T, Nerdin S, Yaden J,Young JL. The effectiveness of cervicalversus thoracic thrust manipulation for the improvement of pain, disability andrange of motion in patients with mechanical neck pain.Phys Ther Rev.2014;19(6):381-391.

Young JL, Sayler J. Muscle energy techniques for patients with low back painmeeting criteria for the lumbar spinal manipulation clinicalprediction rule[platform presentation]. Annual Meeting American Academy of OrthopaedicManual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). San Antonio, TX. 2014.

Young JL, Sayler J, Buck MB. The use of muscle energy techniques in thosemeeting criteria for the spinal manipulation clinical prediction rule [posterpresentation]. Combined Sections Meeting American Physical TherapyAssociation (APTA). Las Vegas, NV. 2014.

Young J. Evidence-Based Manipulation Techniques for the Spine andExtremities. Hosted by Los Gatos Orthopedic Sports Therapy. Los Gatos, CA:September 2014.

Young J, Buck M. Manipulations You Should Know! Evidence BasedManipulation Techniques of the Spine and Extremities. Hosted by Franklin PierceUniversity, Goodyear, AZ: November 2013.

Abstracts

Young JL, Sayler J. Muscle energy techniques for patients with low back painmeeting criteria for the lumbar spinal manipulation clinical prediction rule.J ManManip Ther. 2014; Electronic Publication.

Young JL, Buck MB.Short-term outcomes in patients with neck pain treated withprone thoracic manipulation techniques: a case series.J Man Manip Ther. 2013;Electronic Publication.

Institution Service or Volunteer or Academic Service:

  • CGPS Dean Search Committee Member 2012 and 2009
  • Faculty Search Committee Chair 2012-Present
  • Graduate Assistant Search Committee Chair 2011-Present
  • IRB Committee Member 2009-Present
  • Physical Therapy Admissions Committee Member 2009-Present
  • Physical Therapy Admissions Committee Chair 2014-Present
  • University eLearning Project Committee Member 2014-Present
  • Physical Therapy Faculty Search Committee Chair 2012-2014
  • Physical Therapy Student Representative Committee Advisor 2009-2012

Community Service:

  • Advisory Board Member (Brookline College PTA Program2011-2013)
  • Lead Volunteer (Walk to Cure Juvenile Diabetes2010)
  • First Aid Volunteer (IMS Marathon 2009)
  • Program Member (Goodyear in Action2009)
  • Mentor for High School/College Students (Institute for Athletic Medicine2006-2008)

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Orthopedic Section of American Physical Therapy Association

Certifications

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists Board Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Continuing Education Attended(Last 5 years):

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists AnnualConference. San Antonio, TX; October 2014.
  • International Spine and Pain Institute 2014 Clinical Conference: Pain.Minneapolis, MN; June 2014.
  • American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. Las Vegas,NV; January 2014.
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists Annual Conference. Cincinnati, OH; October 2013.
  • American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. San Diego,CA; January 2013.
  • OCS Preparation Course. Scottsdale, AZ; October 2011.
  • Donatelli’s Mechanics of the Lower Kinetic Chain. Tempe, AZ; December 2011.
  • Kinesiotaping: Fundamentals and Intermediate. Edina, MN; May 2011.
  • American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. NewOrleans, LA; January 2011.
  • Faculty Development Workshop for New Faculty. Chicago, IL; June 2010.

Current Teaching Responsibilities in the Entry-Level Program:

  • PTH 528 Kinesiology (6.0 credits)
  • PTH 537 Musculoskeletal I—Upper Extremities (4.0 credits)
  • PTH 720 Evidence Based Practice I (2.0 credits)
  • PTH 538 Musculoskeletal II—Lower Extremities (4.0 credits)
  • PTH 730 Evidence Based Practice II (2.0 credits)
  • PTH 519 Critical Inquiry (1.0 credit)
  • PTH 539 Musculoskeletal III—Spine (5.0 credits)