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Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Course Series

September - December 2019 | Baltimore, MD

This 12-day series, offered over four 3-day weekends, is designed for licensed physical therapists looking to improve their orthopaedic acumen and clinical decision making. The series is taught by board-certified and fellowship-trained educators from the Johns Hopkins Hospital and George Washington University Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency. The series will prepare participants for advanced clinical practice and clinical residency education.

Who should attend:

  • Physical therapists who work in an orthopaedic physical therapy clinical practice
  • Experienced clinicians who would like to hone their skills as clinical supervisors of staff, interns, and residents

Save the date! Registration information to follow. Cost to attend: $750/3-day course or $2,500 for the entire series.

Course Objectives

  • Integrate skill improvement in the areas of data collection and interpretation with improvements in the application of manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, and patient education.
  • Prepare participants for successful completion of an APTA-credentialed clinical residency program in orthopaedic physical therapy.
  • Create mentors for building next generation of clinical specialists in orthopaedic physical therapy.
  • Provide clinical education to create highly skilled patient care providers for patients with common musculoskeletal disorders.

Dates and Agenda

DatesTopic / Activity
September 20 - 22Module I:  Lumbopelvic
 Topics TBA
October 26 – 28Module II:  Lower Quarter
 Topics TBA
November 15 – 17Module II:  Cervicothoracic
 Topics TBA
December 13 – 15Module II: Upper Quarter
 Topics TBA


John Dale, physical therapist in Timonium, MD

John Dale | PT, DPT, CSCS, ATC

After graduating from Ithaca, John graduated from Saint Francis University’s Sports Physical Therapy Residency program and then worked in a private outpatient clinic in Virginia before joining Johns Hopkins in 2015. John is a certified sports clinical specialist, athletic trainer and strength and conditioning specialist, which has influenced the way he treats patients. John currently serves as a clinical specialist at The Johns Hopkins outpatient clinic in White Marsh. Additionally, he serves as a faculty member for the Johns Hopkins orthopaedic and sports physical therapy residencies and is the primary mentor for the latter. John has presented for the sports residency lectures and at local and regional conferences. He has a special interest in ACL prevention, concussions, strength and conditioning, return to sport rehabilitation and the athletic hip. 

Ryan Cummings, Maryland physical therapist

Ryan Cummings, PT, DPT, OCS

Following graduation from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Ryan went on to complete his orthopaedic residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Ryan has been practicing for over three years as a senior clinician in a Johns Hopkins outpatient orthopaedic clinic. He is a certified orthopaedic clinical specialist and is currently pursuing a fellowship in orthopaedic manual physical therapy through Regis University. During his time at Johns Hopkins, Ryan has become involved in The Johns Hopkins and George Washington University Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program as a member of the clinical faculty. He is actively mentoring and providing didactic education to the current cohort of residents. He also serves as adjunct faculty assisting with coursework and labs at the South College Physical Therapy School. Ryan’s expertise includes running analysis and rehabilitation of spine, lower extremity and sports-related injuries through instrumented treadmill analysis and advanced orthopaedic manual physical therapy.

Julie Finocchiaro physical therapist in White Marsh, MD

Julie Finocchiaro, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Julie earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Drexel University and has worked at The Johns Hopkins Hospital since 2006 in a variety of leadership roles. Julie currently serves as the team coordinator for the Johns Hopkins outpatient rehabilitation clinic in White Marsh. Her primary interests are orthopedics and manual therapy, specifically mechanical neck and low back pain as well as shoulder pathology. Julie became a certified specialist in orthopedic physical therapy in 2016 and completed her manual therapy fellowship through the Manual Therapy Institute (MTI) in 2017. In addition to orthopedics, Julie has a concomitant interest in the oncology population, particularly patients who are pre- and post-op breast reconstruction. She has lectured to doctor of physical therapy students on this topic for multiple years at the University of Delaware. Julie serves as a primary mentor at the White Marsh location. 

Andrew Hammond, Maryland physical therapist

Andrew Hammond, PTC, DPT, OCS

Andrew obtained his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2016, followed by the Johns Hopkins Hospital and George Washington University Orthopaedic Residency Program in 2017. Andrew remained on staff as a full-time therapist at the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center. He became a certified orthopaedic clinical specialist in 2018, and subsequently transitioned to the Johns Hopkins rehabilitation clinic in Lutherville. Andrew’s clinical interests lie in manual therapy, chronic/persistent pain and effective communication and education strategies. He has also remained involved with the residency program.

Andrew Kunin, physical therapist in Timonium, MD

Andrew Kunin, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Andrew has been a physical therapist for almost eight years; seven of them at Johns Hopkins. He specializes in outpatient rehabilitation of patients with orthopaedic conditions, such as pain/injury of the spine and upper and lower extremities. Andrew received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. He is certified in manual therapy through Jim Meadows and the Manual Therapy Institute, board-certified as an orthopedic clinical specialist, certified in orthopedic physical therapy through University of Southern California and has completed a fellowship in manual therapy through the Manual Therapy Institute. Andrew has also taught and mentored students, residents and staff, serving as a clinical instructor for two DPT students, a primary mentor in the Johns Hopkins and George Washington Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program for three years and an assistant and lead instructor of the Johns Hopkins faculty series of courses. Additionally, Andrew is the primary physical therapist at the Johns Hopkins rehabilitation clinic for performing artists at the Peabody Institute, treating musicians at the undergraduate, graduate and faculty levels for orthopedic pain/injury. 

Terrence McGee, physical therapist in Timonium, MD

Terrence McGee, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

Terry received his Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland and simultaneously completed his manual therapy fellowship with The Manual Therapy Institute, becoming a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist in 2010. Terry is a certified orthopaedic clinical specialist with more than 18 years of clinical experience. His primary focus is rehabilitation of the spine, including the influence of neurodynamics on the transition from acute to persistent pain. As a Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Medical Professional and K-Vest Level II Certified instructor, Terry also conducts golf swing analyses to identify the physical limitations that affect a person's golf swing, and tailors rehabilitation program to improve their game. Terry is passionate about residency and fellowship education, having served as lead reviewer and content expert for numerous residency and fellowship accreditation/reaccreditations. Additionally, he serves as an external assessor for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists to the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. As the core faculty of all post-professional therapy programs at Johns Hopkins continues to grow, Terry has transitioned his focus from mentoring residents to “mentoring the mentors". In addition to directing, lecturing and mentorship, Terry also holds an academic appointment within the Johns Hopkins University School of medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Kevin McLaughlin, physical therapist in Baltimore, MD

Kevin McLaughlin, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Kevin began his career at Johns Hopkins in 2012 as an inaugural resident in the Johns Hopkins and George Washington University Orthopaedic Residency Program. Following residency, he went on to complete a manual physical therapy fellowship through Regis University in 2016. Kevin has served as both coordinator and mentor for the orthopaedic residency program. He has also served as an item writer for the APTA orthopaedic specialty exam. While he continues to treat patients and mentor current residents, Kevin also works as a post-doctoral researcher in the department of orthopaedic surgery, where he studies the effects of physical therapy on post-operative outcomes.

Location and Contact

Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Campus
Auditorium TBA
Baltimore, Maryland 21287

With any questions about this event, please reach out to Terry McGee, PT, DScPT.

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