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Cindy Johnson Armstrong, PT, DPT, CHT

Core Faculty


Senior Instructor

(303) 724-9596

cynthia.armstrong@ucdenver.edu

Professional Qualifications

Education

University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO, Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2009

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, Master of Physical Therapy, 1988

University of Denver, Denver, CO, BA Psychology, 1983

Licensure Information/Registration Number

Colorado #2991

Certified Hand Therapist, Hand Therapy Certification Commission, Certificate #9711000027

Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor, American Physical Therapy Association

Curriculum Vitae

 Teaching Responsibilities

Summer Semester

DPTR 5001: Clinical Anatomy I, lab instructor, lecturer (hand content)
DPTR 6002: Clinical Anatomy II, lab instructor
DPTR 6102: Movement Science II, lab instructor

Fall Semester

DPTR 7741: Special Practice Settings: Industrial Medicine, course coordinator, lecturer
DPTR 6205: Clinical Skills -Prosthetics and Orthotics, lab instructor
DPTR 5101: Movement Science I, lab instructor
DPTR 5203: Clinical Skills: Therapeutic Interventions, lab instructor
DPTR 6612: Patient Care Seminar II
DPTR 7613: Patient Care Seminar III

Spring Semester

DPTR 5401: Musculoskeletal Conditions I: Upper Extremity (Lab instructor for Shoulder content, Primary instructor for Elbow, Wrist and Hand Content)
DPTR 7613: Patient Care Seminar III

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 Research and Scholarship Interests

Funded Activity

Maluf K (PI). Trapezius muscle activity in occupational myalgia. July 2010 – present. Role: research assistant. NIH funded grant.

Other Research and Scholarly Activity

Board Member: Hand Therapy Certification Commission exam review meeting. New York, NY; June 2013

Board Member: Hand Therapy Certification Commission exam review meeting. Chicago, IL; June 2012

Participant: Hand Therapy Certification Commission exam review meeting. Chicago, IL; June 2011

Participant: Hand Therapy Think Tank (HT3): Consensus meeting on distal radius fractures, Ithaca, NY; August 2010.

Maluf K (PI). Detection and treatment of stress-evoked muscle activity in occupational myalgia. September 2007-present. Role: research assistant.

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 Publications (within the last five years)

Journals

Shahidi B, Johnson CL, Curran-Everett, Maluf KS. Reliability and discriminant validity of cervicothoracic impairment measures in individuals with and without chronic neck pain. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2012 [In Review]

Conference Abstracts

Johnson C. Tips and tricks for diagnosing and managing common elbow disorders. Combined Sections Meeting [educational session]. Combined Sections Meeting, APTA. Las Vegas, NV; February 2014.

Cahall C, Johnson C. Utilizing a unique compensatory mechanism in a patient with chronic axillary nerve damage following rotator cuff repair [poster presentation]. Combined Sections Meeting, APTA. Las Vegas, NV; February 2014

Shahidi B, Johnson CL, Maluf KS. Reliability and discriminant validity of cervicothoracic impairment measures in individuals with and without chronic neck pain. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago, IL, Feb 2012

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 Honors and Awards

Outstanding Committee Member, American Society of Hand Therapists, 2008

Departmental Grant, University of Southern California Physical Therapy Department, 1988

Class Representative for Graduate Physical Therapy Class, 1986-1988

The Hornbeck Scholar Award, University of Denver, 1983

Dean's List, University of Denver, 1979-1983

Golden Key National Honor Society, University of Denver, 1982

University Scholars Scholarship, University of Denver, 1979

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