Shane McClinton, Des Moines University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Shane McClinton, P.T., D.P.T., Ph.D., OCS, FAAOMPT, CSCS

Additional Roles
Associate Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Shane McClinton is a physical therapist and associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Des Moines University. His clinical emphasis is on the management of runners, cyclists and triathletes, foot and ankle disorders, and individuals with persisting pain problems. Dr. McClinton earned a master of science degree in physical therapy at DMU in 2001 and his doctor of physical therapy degree in 2007. He completed a fellowship in orthopedic manual physical therapy at Regis University in 2009 and a Ph.D. in orthopedic and sports science at Rocky Mountain University in 2017. He is the governance services team leader for the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy and an Associate Editor and international editorial review board member of the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. His current research is focused on analyzing characteristics of individuals with musculoskeletal disorders and the outcomes of physical therapy interventions. He has multiple publications on management of lower limb conditions.

Doctor of Philosophy in Orthopaedic and Sports Science – 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

Certified in personalized blood flow restriction rehabilitation. Owens Recovery Science
Certified dry needling provider. Myopain Seminars
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

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