Shane McClinton

McClinton, Shane
Position(s)
Physical Therapist Physical Therapy Clinic
Assistant Professor Post-Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy
Office Phone 515-271-1717
Email shane.mcclinton@dmu.edu
Education
  • Ph.D. in Orthopaedic and Sports Science, in progress – Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, UT
  • Fellowship in Manual Physical Therapy, Regis University, Denver, CO
  • Post Professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT), Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA
  • Masters of Science in Physical Therapy (MSPT), Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN
Certifications
  • Certified dry needling provider. Myopain Seminars
  • Certified Astym provider. Performance Dynamics Inc.
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT)
  • Board Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (OCS)
  • Advanced Certified Clinical Instructor. American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Physical therapy license. State of Iowa
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Basic Life Saving (BLS) for Healthcare Providers

Area of Expertise
  • orthopaedic physical therapy
  • manual therapy
  • running/cycling injuries and rehabilitation
  • chronic pain
  • evidence-based practice
  • Clinical Practice (practice setting, location) Des Moines University Physical Therapy Clinic
Professional Membership
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
  • Iowa Physical Therapy Association (IPTA).
  • APTA Sports Physical Therapy Section (SPTS) and Orthopaedic Section.
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT).
Service Professional:

  • Manuscript reviewer
    • Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.
    • Invited reviewer. Journal of Athletic Training.

     

  • Clinical Mentor. Evidence in Motion Orthopaedic Residency/Fellowship program and Regis University Manual Therapy Fellowship program

     

  • SPTS Governance Services Team Leader
  • SPTS State Representative Network affiliate for the state of Iowa. 

University:

Des Moines University Clinic.

  • Instituted running and cycling clinics.
  • Developed, advocated, and implemented (physical therapy and podiatry) multidisciplinary clinical outcome data collection and tracking.

Des Moines University Program in Physical Therapy

  • Advanced Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy elective
  • Clinical Instructor
  • Des Moines Marathon post-race Physical Therapy services
  • Advisory Board Member

Des Moines University Human Performance Laboratory

  • Facilitated collaboration with Wellmark BlueCross BlueShield of Iowa to provide gait analysis services for prosthesis determination in amputees
  • Facilitated collaboration with Allsteel to analyze office workstation design

Research Mentor. Des Moines University Mentored Research Program

Awards and honors

Personal honors/awards

  • Keynote. Wisconsin Lower Extremity Symposium.
  • Best clinician poster. Des Moines University College of Health Sciences.

Mentored Student’s Awards

  • Vincent E. Best oral presentation in the movement science category. Des Moines University Research Symposium.
  • Vincent E. Best poster presentation in the movement science category. Des Moines University Research Symposium.

Integration of evidence into patient management is a crucial and evolving component to clinical practice. My research is focused on analyzing characteristics of individuals with musculoskeletal disorders in addition to the outcomes of physical therapy interventions.

My current research is focused on assessing characteristics (eg, lower leg and foot strength, range of motion, gait, concurrent conditions, and resource utilization) of individuals with plantar heel pain (aka, plantar fasciitis) and clinical outcomes of plantar heel pain management.

Grant Activity:

Funded Grant Activity

McClinton SM, Flynn TW, Heiderscheit, BC. Comparison of usual podiatric care and early physical therapy for plantar heel pain. Awarded $15,000 by the Orthopaedic Section of the APTA. 2013-2015.

McClinton SM, Vardaxis VG. Lower leg and foot muscle performance in individuals with plantar heel pain. Awarded $4900 by Iowa Osteopathic Education and Research (IOER). 2011.

McClinton SM, Vardaxis VG, Heiderscheit, BC. Gasctrocnemius and soleus flexibility of individuals with plantar fasciitis. Awarded $8,000 by Iowa Osteopathic Education and Research (IOER). 2006.

Publications

McClinton SM, Flynn TW, Heiderscheit BC, McPoil TG, Pinto D, Duffy PA, Bennett JD. Comparison of usual podiatric care and early physical therapy intervention for plantar heel pain: study protocol for a parallel-group randomized clinical trial. Trials. 2013;14:414. doi:10.1186/1745-6215-14-414.

McClinton SM, Heiderscheit B. Diagnosis of primary task-specific dystonia in a runner. J Orthop Sport Phys Ther. 2012;42(8):688-697. doi:10.2519/jospt.2012.3892.

McClinton SM, Davenport TE, Petersen SM. Physical therapist management of complicated bilateral ankle sprain: case study and description of clinical reasoning [abstract]. J Orthop Sport Phys Ther. 2011;41(1):A66.

Grove CG, McClinton SM, Heiderscheit B. Recognizing runner’s dystonia [abstract]. J Orthop Sport Phys Ther. 2010;40(1):A20-A21.

McClinton SM. Cervicothoracic manual physical therapy and exercise in lateral epicondylalgia [abstract]. J Man Manip Ther. 2009;17(3):E98.

McClinton SM, Tilton J, Wettstein MD, Vardaxis VG, Heiderscheit BC.  Foot position affects weight-bearing ankle dorsiflexion measures in individuals with plantar fasciitis [abstract].  J Orthop Sport Phys Ther. 2008;38(1):A34-A35.

Platform Presentations

Grove C, McClinton SM, Heiderscheit BC. Recognizing runner’s dystonia. APTA Combined Sections Meeting. February 2010.

McClinton SM, Tilton J, Wettstein MD, Vardaxis VG, Heiderscheit BC.  Foot position affects weight-bearing ankle dorsiflexion measures in individuals with plantar fasciitis. Accepted for presentation at IPTA Fall Conference (October 2007) and APTA Combined Sections Meeting (February 2008).

Poster Presentations

Vincent E, Collazo C, McClinton SM. Comparison of the modified paper grip test and rocker board test in individuals with and without plantar heel pain. Des Moines University Research Symposium. December 2013. *Winner of the best poster award in the movement science category.

Collazo C, Vincent E, McClinton SM. Reliability and minimal detectable difference of the modified paper grip test and rocker board test for clinical assessment of foot and lower leg muscle performance. Des Moines University Research Symposium. December 2013.

McClinton SM, Duffy PA. Practice patterns and costs of physical therapy and podiatry management of plantar heel pain. Des Moines University Research Symposium. December 2012.

Whelan J, McClinton SM, Vardaxis V. Altered patterns of pelvic motion associated with individuals with plantar pain. Des Moines University Research Symposium. December 2011.

McClinton SM, Davenport TE, Petersen SM. Physical therapist management of complicated bilateral ankle sprain: case study and description of clinical reasoning. APTA Combined Sections Meeting. February 2011.

McClinton SM. Cervicothoracic manual physical therapy and exercise in lateral epicondylalgia. AAOMPT Annual Conference. October 2009.

Thompson J, Vardaxis VG, McClinton SM. Intra-rater and inter-rater reliability of the arch height index. Iowa Podiatric Medical Society’s Heartland Podiatry Conference. October 2008. Also presented at: American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Scientific Conference. March 2009.

Thompson J, Tilton J, Wettstein MD, McClinton SM, Vardaxis VG. Ankle joint stiffness in plantar fasciitis subjects versus controls. Iowa Podiatric Medical Society’s Heartland Podiatry Conference. October 2008. Also presented at: American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Scientific Conference. March 2009.

McClinton SM, Vardaxis VG. Weight bearing ankle dorsiflexion measures in plantar fasciitis. Des Moines University College of Health Sciences Research Day. December 2008. *Winner of the best clinician poster award.

Presentations

Self soft tissue mobilization for runners. IMT Des Moines Marathon Run Club. June 2014.

How to deal with plantar fasciitis that disrupts your exercise plans. Des Moines University Clinic Power Hour Series. April 2014.

Plantar heel pain: Physical therapist management considerations. Rural Medicine Educational Pathway; Friday night lights. March 2014.

Physical therapy considerations in low back-related leg pain. Des Moines University Clinic Grand Rounds; Low back pain: The primary care doctor’s scourge! November 2013.

Evidence and applications of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) in physical therapy.

  • IPTA Southwest District Meeting. September 2013.
  • Webinar, PTsource.com (now PhysicalTherapy.com). February 2012.
  • Wisconsin Lower Extremity Symposium in March 2012.

Plantar heel pain: The low back pain of the lower extremity. Des Moines University Mentored Research Program Lunch n’ Learn. July 2013.

The way you walk: Considerations for analysis and implications on health, pain, and rehabilitation. Mercy Orthopedics, Excellence in Orthopedics seminar. April 2013.

Evidence and applications of manual physical therapy for running-related injuries. Webinar, physicaltherapy.com. May 2012.

Foot health: Functional considerations. Wells Fargo Foot Specialist Presentation. May 2012.

Current concepts of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) in the management of musculoskeletal conditions. Keynote, Wisconsin Lower Extremity Symposium. March 2012.

Selected applications of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) in the lower extremity. Laboratory session (4 hours), Wisconsin Lower Extremity Symposium. March 2012.

Injury rehabilitation: Manual therapy techniques. In: Running Injury Prevention and Management: Pre-, Mid-, and Post-race Considerations. Pre-conference course, APTA Combined Sections Meeting. February 2012. This presentation was also given as a Webinar for PTsource.com (now PhysicalTherapy.com) in May 2012.

Opportunity toward a more universal management guideline for plantar heel pain. Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Research Forum. December 2011.

Footbones, footwear, and the stuff in-between. Des Moines University Summer Research Program: Off the bench and out of the box. July 2011.

Walking from a Physical Therapist’s perspective and Foot and footwear assessment. American Volkssport Association Convention. June 2011.

Cycling injuries: prevention and treatment. Des Moines University Clinic Power Hour Series. April 2011.

Running injuries: prevention and treatment. Des Moines University Clinic Power Hour Series. February 2011.

The pursuit of clinical excellence and research via interdisciplinary musculoskeletal clinical outcome management. Presented to Des Moines University Health Science, Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and Osteopathic Medicine Colleges. December 2010.

Walking: how to’s your shoes and you. Wesley Acres Living Well Series. August 2010.

Treatment Based Classification and Clinical Prediction (Decision) Rules in Physical Therapy.

  • IPTA Southwest district meeting. September 2009.
  • Des Moines University Post Professional Doctoral of Physical Therapy Program, Clinical Decision Making class. August 2009.

Relationship of the research lab to the patient: lower extremity injuries. Summer Research Internship Program Lunch and Learn Series. July 2009.

Selected examples of motion analysis in athletics. Iowa Athletic Trainers Society Annual Meeting. May 2009.

Management of running related injuries. Des Moines University Sports Medicine Club. April 2008.

Book Chapter/Home Study Course Publication

Heiderscheit B, McClinton SM, Nelson E. Chapter 3: Evaluation and Management of Lumbopelvic, Hip and Knee Running-Related Injuries. In: Heiderscheit B, Rauh M, eds. Running Course. Sports Physical Therapy Section Home Study Course; 2012. http://www.spts.org/education/home-study-courses/course-list/running-course.