Shannon Petersen, P.T., DScPT, OCS, FAAOMPT,COMT
515-271-1717 (Clinic Appointment)
Areas of Expertise
Dr. Petersen is a Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Des Moines University. She is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties) and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. Her interests include orthopaedic manual therapy, treatment of patients with spinal pain, and headaches.
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|Post-Doctoral Fellowship Orthopaedic Manual Therapy- Regis University, Denver, Colorado|
|Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy- Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan|
|Master of Physical Therapy- St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa|
|Bachelor of Science- Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa|
Dr. Petersen’s primary research interest relates to musculoskeletal impairments of the spine. Specifically, her work focuses on manual examination and interventions for patients with neck pain and headaches. She is currently researching the relationship between muscle and joint impairments of the neck and shoulder as they relate to various types of headaches.
Petersen S, Jull G, Learman K. Self-reported sinus headaches are associated with neck pain and cervical musculoskeletal dysfunction: a preliminary observational case control study. J Man Manip Ther. Published online 04 Feb 2019; DOI: 10.1080/10669817.2019.1572987
Huml E, Davies R, Kearns G, Petersen S, Brismée. Common iliac artery occlusion presenting with back and leg pain: case report and differential diagnosis considerations for neurogenic/vascular claudication. J Man Manip Ther. 2018;26(5): 1-5. DOI: 10.1080/10669817.2018.1526465
Cook C, Petersen S, Donaldson M, Wilhelm M, Learman K. Does early change predict long-term improvements in subjects who receive manual therapy for low back pain? Physiother Theory Pract. 2017;33(9):716-724.
Petersen S, Domino N, Cook C. Scapulothoracic Muscle Strength in Individuals with Neck Pain. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. DOI 10.3233/BMR150656. 2016. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26836839
Donaldson M, Petersen S, Cook C, Learman K. A prescriptively selected nonthrust manipulation versus a therapist selected non-thrust treatment of individuals with low back pain: A randomized clinical trial. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. Accepted 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26954273
Petersen S, Domino N, Postma C, Wells C, Cook C. Scapulothoracic muscle strength following a single session of manual therapy and an exercise program in subjects with neck pain. Musculoskeletal Care. E pub Jan 2016. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/msc.1132/epdf
Petersen S, Cook C, Donaldson M, Hassen A, Ellis A, Learman K. The effect of manual therapy with augmentative exercises for neck pain: a randomised clinical trial. J Man Manip Ther. 23(5). 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26955256
Petersen SM, Vardaxis VV. The flexion-rotation test performed actively and passively: a comparison of range of motion in patients with cervicogenic headache. J Man Manip Ther. 23(2), 61-67. 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=vardaxis+headache
Ross S, Wall E, Schierman B, Bailey J, Cheng E, Flippen C, Petersen S, Sanders A, Seidenwurm D, Victorio C. Quality Improvement in Neurology: Primary headache quality measures. Neurology 84, 200-203. 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25583824
Headache Quality Measurement Set. American Academy of Neurology, American Medical Association. Written as part of a Multi-disciplinary Headache Work-Group. 2014. https://www.aan.com/uploadedFiles/Website_Library_Assets/Documents/3.Practice_Management/2.Quality_Improvement/1.Quality_Measures/1.All_Measures/2014%209%20%208%20REVISED%20AAN%20Headache%20Measurement%20Set.pdf
Cook C, Lawrence J, Michalak K, Dhiraprasiddhi S, Donaldson M, Petersen S, Learman K. Is there preliminary value to a within-and/or between-session change for determining short-term outcomes of manual therapy on mechanical neck pain?.J Man Manip Ther. 22 (4), 173-180. 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25395825
Textbook Contributor. Contributed 7 Cases. Cook C, Learman K. One Hundred Orthopedic Cases. New Jersey. Pearson Education, 2014.
Covill LG and Petersen SM. Between limb differences in the upper extremity component of neurodynamic tests. Physiother Theory Pract. Epub Dec 27, 2011.
Petersen SM and Wyatt SN. Lower Trapezius Muscle Strength in Individuals With Unilateral Neck Pain. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. Apr;41; (4):260-5. Epub Feb 2: 2011.
Petersen SM and Covill LC. Reliability of the Radial and Ulnar Nerve Biased Neural Tissue Provocation Tests. Physiother Theory Pract. Oct;26(7); 2010.
Petersen SM and Scott DR. Application of a classification system and description of a combined manual therapy intervention: a case with low back related leg pain. J Man Manip Ther. 18(2); 2010.
2013 – Dick Erhard Platform Presentation Award. Augmented Exercises and Manual Therapy: Effects on clinical outcomes and quantitative sensory testing. Petersen S, Cook C, Donaldson M, Hassen A, Ellis A, Learman K. Annual Conference of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.
2012 – Des Moines University Outstanding Teacher Award
2011 – Cardon Rehabilitation Research Award/AAOMPT: The Use of a Home Exercise Program to Augment a Manual Therapy Intervention: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Co-Investigators: Sillevis RJ, Cook CE
2010 – Fellowship in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT)
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