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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: Lecturer
DPTR 6931: Clinical Education I
DPTR 5201: Clinical Skills: Examination/ Evaluation I, Lab instructor
DPTR 5211: Foundations of Intervention I, Lab instructor

Fall Semester

DPTR 5101: Movement Science I, Joint lecture
DPTR 5212: Foundations of Intervention II, Lab instructor
DPTR 6102:  Movement Science II: Biomechanics lecture, lab instructor
DPTR 6403: Musculoskeletal III: Upper Quarter (Lab instructor for Shoulder content, primary instructor for Elbow, Wrist and Hand Content)
DPTR 6403:  Musculoskeletal III: Coordinate Industrial Medicine Content, lectures, lab instructor
DPTR 7933: Clinical Education III

Spring Semester

DPTR 6932: Clinical Education II
DPTR 5911: Clinical Education I

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 Research and Scholarship Interests

Funded Activity

Maluf K (PI). Trapezius muscle activity in occupational myalgia. July 2010 – 2014. 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

Peer Reviewed Publications

Lucado A, Heard H, Lateral and medial elbow epicondylosis: Differential diagnosis and treatment guidelines [content editor]. Western Schools. SC Publishing 2015.

Shahidi B, Johnson CL, Curran-Everett D, Maluf KS, Reliability and group differences in quantitative cervicothoracic measures among individuals with and without chronic neck pain. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012;13:215.

Peer Reviewed Scientific and Professional Publications

Miller K, Johnson Armstrong C, Dudley J. Successful non-operative management of suspected SLAP lesion in a recreational CrossFit athlete [poster presentation]. Combined Sections Meeting, APTA. Indianapolis, IN; February 2015.

Johnson Armstrong C. Tips and tricks for diagnosing and managing common elbow disorders. [educational session]. Combined Sections Meeting, APTA. Las Vegas, NV; February 2014, American Society of Hand Therapists. Boston, MA; September 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 C, Maluf K. Reliability and discriminant validity of cervicothoracic impairment measures in individuals with and without chronic neck pain [poster presentation]. Combined Sections Meeting, APTA. Chicago, IL; February 2012.

Johnson, C, Elbow tendinopathies. Wardenberg therapist inservice. Boulder, CO; March 2011.

Johnson C, Coker D. Extensor tendon injuries: What every PT should know [educational session]. Combined Sections Meeting, APTA. New Orleans, LA; February 2011.

Johnson C, Coker D. The wrist and beyond: An evidence based approach to managing common wrist and hand pathology [one day educational course]. Arizona APTA Fall meeting, Phoenix, AZ; October 2010.

 

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 Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Section, President: Hand Rehabilitation Section, APTA 2015
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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