Resident Accomplishments

See what our residents, past and present, have been up to.

We are extremely proud of the achievements of our residency graduates and faculty. In addition to a 100% OCS pass rate on the first attempt, our residents and faculty have presented at national conferences, been accepted for research publication, and participated in national advocacy efforts for the profession.

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2016-2017 Residents

American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting 2018:

  • Dr. Carly Babinec and Dr. Kelli Baggett: Platform Presentation for the Education Section “Audiovisual Resources for the Instruction of Thoracic and Lumbar Spinal Thrust Joint Manipulation (TJM) Techniques: a Review of Evidence and Current Resources”
  • Dr. Evan Liu: Poster Presentation “Lumbar Repositioning Error Increases with a Repeated Spinal Flexion Task in Asymptomatic Individuals”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists Annual Conference 2017:

  • Dr. Carly Babinec: Platform Presentation “Audiovisual Resources for the Instruction of Lumbar Spinal Thrust Joint Manipulation (TJM) Techniques: a Review of Evidence and Current Resources”
  • Dr. Kelli Baggett: Platform Presentation “Audiovisual Resources for the Instruction of Thoracic Spinal Thrust Joint Manipulation (TJM) Techniques: a Review of Evidence and Current Resources”

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2015-2016 Residents

American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting 2017:

  • Dr. Brian Baranyi: Poster Presentation “The relationship between thoracic and lumbar spine repositioning error in asymptomatic young adults”
  • Dr. Ryan Cummings: Poster Presentation “Confidence of physical therapists’ diagnostic clinical decision-making using special tests during a shoulder evaluation: a qualitative study”
  • Dr. Sean McInerney: Platform Presentation “Patient and therapist perceptions of physical contact differ significantly and may influence therapeutic alliance”

Colorado Physical Therapy Association Spring Conference 2017

  • Dr. Brian Baranyi: Panel Presentation “Direct Ordering of Imaging by Civilian Physical Therapists at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital”

Illinois Physical Therapy Association Conference 2018

  • Dr. Sean McInerney: Poster Presentation “Video Gait Analysis Used in the ‘Return to Sport’ Decision for an Injured Runner”

Research Article by Dr. Sean McInerney and Dr. Aaron Keil:

  • Case report on a patient presenting with bilateral upper extremity weakness referred for further imaging that resulted in a diagnosis of cervical myelopathy

Research Article by Dr. Brian Baranyi and Dr. Aaron Keil:

  • Accepted Manuscript – Ordering of Diagnostic Imaging by Physical Therapists: A 5-Year Retrospective Practice Analysis

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2014-2015 Residents

2014-15 Residents

American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting 2016

  • Dr. Adam Wielechowski: Poster Presentation “Current decision making of physical therapists in the management of patients with foot drop secondary to nerve root compromise due to acute lumbar disc herniation: a survey study”
  • Dr. Rich Severin: Poster Presentation “The Autonomic response to thoracic spinal manipulation in healthy subjects”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists Annual Conference

2016:

  • Dr. Adam Wielechowski: Platform Presentation “Current decision making of physical therapists in the management of patients with foot drop secondary to nerve root compromise due to acute lumbar disc herniation: a survey study”

2017:

  • Dr. Adam Wielechowski: Poster Presentation “Resolution of chronic peripartum lower extremity pain with lumbar spine manual therapy: a case report”

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Faculty

FACULTY

Dr. Aaron Keil:

Invited presentations:

  • The John’s Hopkins Hospital 2-Day Continuing Education 2019 – Physical Therapists as First-Contact Providers
  • St. Luke’s University Hospital 1-Day Continuing Education 2018 – Essential Tools for PTs Functioning as First-Contact Providers
  • Aspen Valley Hospital 2-Day Continuing Education 2018 – Essential Tools for PTs Functioning as First-Contact Providers
  • Washington D.C. Board of Physical Therapy Examiners 2017 – Linking Direct Access with Diagnostic Imaging

Conference presentations:

  • APTA-Sponsored Webinar: Sept – 2019 – Direct ordering of Diagnostic Imaging by PTs: Updates from the Field
  • Educational Session: APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2019 – Referral for Imaging: Autonomy and Accountability
  • Educational Session: APTA Next Conference 2019 – Direct Ordering of Diagnostic Imaging: Updates from the Field
  • Educational Session: APTA Next Conference 2019 – Direct Access in a Hospital Setting: Roadmap to Success
  • Educational Session: APTA Next Conference 2017 – How to Make Your Residency Program Financially Viable
  • APTA-Sponsored Webinar: 2017 – Implementation of Hospital-Based Direct Access Highlighting Direct Ordering of Diagnostic Imaging
  • Educational Session: Illinois APTA State Conference 2017 – Implementation of Hospital-Based Direct Access – Highlighting Direct Referral for Radiology and Reimbursement

APTA Webinar:

Research Articles:

  • Case report describing the process of implementing direct access physical therapy services and physical therapist ordered diagnostic imaging at an academic medical center
  • Article describing novel model of physical therapy education at UIC
  • Position statement for the Orthopedic Section of the APTA regarding diagnostic and procedural imaging in physical therapist practice
  • Accepted Manuscript – Ordering of Diagnostic Imaging by Physical Therapists: A 5-Year Retrospective Practice Analysis
  • Case Report on a patient presenting with bilateral upper extremity weakness referred for further imaging that resulted in a diagnosis of cervical myelopathy

Dr. Justin Payette:

  • Prospective cohort study to evaluate the prevalence of neurocognitive and neurophysiologic deficits in asymptomatic collegiate football players 48 hours after a game compared to pre-season baselines
  • Randomized controlled trial to investigate the effectiveness of a cryotherapy wrap compared to traditional treatment of ankle sprains

Dr. Adam Wielechowski – Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists:

Presentations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists Annual Conference 2017 – Poster Presentation “Resolution of chronic peripartum lower extremity pain with lumbar spine manual therapy: a case report”
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists Annual Conference 2016 – Dr. Adam Wielechowski: Platform Presentation “Current decision making of physical therapists in the management of patients with foot drop secondary to nerve root compromise due to acute lumbar disc herniation: a survey study”
  • American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting 2016 – Poster Presentation “Current decision making of physical therapists in the management of patients with foot drop secondary to nerve root compromise due to acute lumbar disc herniation: a survey study”

Research Articles

Deborah Davey – Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists

  • European Diploma in Pain Physiotherapy (Leuven, Belgium)

Dr. Brian Baranyi

Presentations

  • American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting 2017 – Poster Presentation “The relationship between thoracic and lumbar spine repositioning error in asymptomatic young adults”
  • Colorado Physical Therapy Association Spring Conference 2017 – Panel Presentation “Direct Ordering of Imaging by Civilian Physical Therapists at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital”

Research Articles

  • Accepted Manuscript – Ordering of Diagnostic Imaging by Physical Therapists: A 5-Year Retrospective Practice Analysis