Shane McClinton, D.P.T., OCS, FAAOMPT, CSCS ProfileResearchPublicationsPosition(s)Physical TherapistPhysical Therapy ClinicAssistant ProfessorPost-Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Office Phone 515-271-1717Email firstname.lastname@example.orgEducationPh.D. candidate, Orthopaedic and Sports Science Program – Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, UTFellowship in Manual Physical Therapy, Regis University, Denver, COPost Professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT), Des Moines University, Des Moines, IAMasters of Science in Physical Therapy (MSPT), Des Moines University, Des Moines, IABachelor of Arts in Biology, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MNCertificationsCertified dry needling provider. Myopain SeminarsFellow, 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 IowaCertified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)Basic Life Saving (BLS) for Healthcare ProvidersAwards and honorsPersonal honors/awardsKeynote. Wisconsin Lower Extremity Symposium.Best clinician poster. Des Moines University College of Health Sciences.Mentored Student’s AwardsVincent 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.Areas of ExpertiseChronic PainCyclingHeel PainInjury PreventionPhysical TherapyPlantar FasciitisRunningProfessional MembershipAmerican 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).ServiceProfessional:Manuscript reviewerJournal 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 programSPTS Governance Services Team LeaderSPTS 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 electiveClinical InstructorDes Moines Marathon post-race Physical Therapy servicesAdvisory Board MemberDes Moines University Human Performance LaboratoryFacilitated collaboration with Wellmark BlueCross BlueShield of Iowa to provide gait analysis services for prosthesis determination in amputeesFacilitated collaboration with Allsteel to analyze office workstation designResearch Mentor. Des Moines University Mentored Research ProgramIntegration 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 clinical research that is focused on 2 populations 1) individuals with plantar heel pain (aka, plantar fasciitis), and 2) individuals with running-related injuries. Research is directed at assessment of characteristics associated with each condition and clinical outcomes (including use and cost of healthcare resources) of specific management approaches. My current research involves the use of video and 3D motion analysis to assess biomechanical characteristics, quantitative sensory testing to assess sensitization, diagnostic ultrasound to measure tissue properties, clinical tests/measures to assess for functional impairments, and existing data sets to analyze healthcare use and costs.Grant Activity:McClinton SM. Long term follow-up of treatments for plantar heel pain (aka, plantar fasciitis). Awarded $3,020 by Iowa Osteopathic Education and Research (IOER). 2016-2018.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. 2013-2017.McClinton SM, Vardaxis VG. Lower leg and foot muscle performance in individuals with plantar heel pain. Awarded $4,900 by 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.PublicationsPhillips A, McClinton S. Gait Deviations Associated with Plantar Heel Pain: A Systematic Review. Clin Biomech. 2017;42:55-64. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2016.12.012.McClinton S, Luedke, L, Clewley D. Nonsurgical Management of Midsubstance Achilles Tendinopathy [published online December 2, 2016]. Clin Podiatr Med Surg. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cpm.2016.10.004.McClinton S, Collazo C, Vincent E, Vardaxis V. Impaired Foot Plantar Flexor Muscle Performance in Individuals With Plantar Heel Pain and Association With Foot Orthosis Use. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2016;46(8):681-688. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2016.6482.Heiderscheit B, McClinton SM. Evaluation and Management of Hip and Pelvis Injuries. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2016;27(1):1-29. doi: 10.1016/j.pmr.2015.08.003.McClinton SM, Cleland JC, Flynn TW. Predictors of Response to Physical Therapy Intervention for Plantar Heel Pain: A Secondary Analysis of Data from a Randomized Clinical Trial. Foot Ankle Int. 2015;36(4):408-416. doi:10.1177/1071100714558508.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 PresentationsGrove 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 PresentationsVincent 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.PresentationsRehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging. IPTA Southwest district meeting. February 2017.Retraining of Running Gait. Mountain Land Running Medicine Podcast with Host Dr. Bryan Heiderscheit. October 2016.Rationale for Manual Therapy Amidst Trending Techniques. Mountain Land Running Summit. September 2016.Exercise Design for the Distance Runner. Mountain Land Running Summit. September 2016.Practical Gait Retraining for the Injured Runner. Mountain Land Running Summit. September 2016.McClinton SM, Wille CM, Gallow A. Practical Gait Analysis and Retraining Methods for the Injured Runner. Combined Sections Meeting. February 2016Interventions for the foot and ankle that don’t stink: Evidence and hands-on application. IPTA Fall Conference. November 2015.Fundamental manual physical therapy interventions. Des Moines University Continuing Medical Education. October 2015.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 2015 and November 2013.In search of the ideal walking/running Form: Considerations for the everyday walker and endurance athlete. Wells Fargo. June 2015.Trigger point dry needling. Central Iowa Chapter of Certified Medical Assistants. March 2015.Demystifying the Pieces of the Plantar Fasciitis Puzzle. IPTA Fall Conference. November 2014.Running from injury: How to avoid common running-related injuries. Des Moines University Lunch and Learn. October 2014.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 PublicationHeiderscheit 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.