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Amy McDevitt, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Core Faculty


portrait of Amy McDevitt

Senior Instructor

(303) 902-3312

amy.mcdevitt@ucdenver.edu

Professional Qualifications

Education

North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, Graduate of Clinical Fellowship Program, 2009

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, St. Augustine, FL, Doctor of Physical Therapy (Transitional), 2004

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, St. Augustine, FL, Master of Science in Physical Therapy, 2000

Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT, Bachelor of Science in Biology, 1996

Licensure Information/Registration Number

Colorado #7038

Certifications

Fellowship in American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, 2009-present

Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (OCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS), 2007-present

North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (Manipulation), 2007

North Amercian Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Certified Manual Physical Therapist, 2005

Integrated Institute of Physical Art, June 2003 Integrated Orthopaedic Certification-( Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation), 2003

Curriculum Vitae

 Teaching Responsibilities

Summer Semester

DPTR 5201: Examination and Evaluation, Course Coordinator
DPTR 7212: Advanced Joint Manipulation, Course Coordinator, Instructor

Fall Semester

DPTR 5202: Examination and Evaluation, Course Coordinator
DPTR 6302: Medical Conditions II, Instructor

Spring Semester

DPTR 5301: Medical Conditions I, Instructor 
DPTR 6303: Medical Conditions II, Instructor

Other Teaching Responsibility:

MPAS 5140: Neuroscience for Physician Assistant program
Faculty Liaison Humanities Course Requirement  

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 Clinical Specialty, Interests and Practice Sites

Clinical Specialty: Manual Therapy/Manipulation and PNF
Specialty Population: Outpatient Orthopaedics, mixed ages and female competitive gymnastics/cheer
Interests: Idiopathic Scoliosis, Clinical Research
Practice Site: University of Colorado Hospital Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic; Denver, CO

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 Research and Scholarship Interests

Funded Activity

McDevitt A, Mintken P, Glynn P, Cleland J. Thoracic Spine Thrust Manipulation for Cervicogenic Headaches: A Multi-Centered Randomized Clinical Trial. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Products Cardon Grant from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). Awarded: 2015. ($3000)

Mintken P, Cleland J, Michener L, McDevitt A (Data Manager/Co-investigator), Carpenter K, Boyles R, Burns, S, Strunce J. Validation of a Clinical Prediction Rule to Identify Patients with Shoulder Pain Likely to Benefit from Cervicothoracic Manipulation: A Randomized Clinical Trial.  Orthopaedic Section, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Awarded: 2012. ($25,000).

Cleland J (PI), Mintken P, McDevitt A (co-investigator), Bieniek M, Whitman J, Keirns M. Manual therapy and exercise versus home exercises in the management of patients status post ankle sprain: a multi-center randomized clinical trial. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Products (OPTP) Grant from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). Awarded: 2008. ($4000) 

Other Research and Scholarly Activity

Mintken P, Fowler R, McDevitt A, Templeton R, Albin S, Koppenhaver S. Symmetry of resting tone, alignment, and strength in the pelvic region.

McDevitt A, Mintken P, Glynn P, Cleland J. Thoracic Spine Thrust Manipulation for Cervicogenic Headaches: A Multi-Centered Randomized Clinical Trial.

McDevitt A, Mintken P, Leibold R, Krause L, Borg M, Bravman J. Treatment of Patients with Chronic Bicipital Tendinopathy with Dry Needling and Eccentric Exercise: A Pilot Study.

Mintken P, McDevitt A, Michener L, Boyles R, Burns S, Beardslee A, Haberl M, Binder L, Cleland J. Validation of a Clinical Prediction Rule to Identify Patients with Shoulder Pain Likely to Benefit from Cervicothoracic Manipulation: A Randomized Clinical Trial. (secondary analysis phase)

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 Publications (within the last five years)

Mintken PE, McDevitt AW, Cleland J, Boyles RE, Beardslee, AR, Burns SA, Haberl MD, Binder LA, Michener LA. Cervicothoracic Manual Therapy Plus Exercise versus Exercise Alone in the Management of Individuals with Shoulder Pain: A Multi-Center Randomized Controlled Trial. J Ortho Sports Phys Ther. 2016;46:617-28.  

Mintken PE, McDevitt AW, Michener LA, Boyles RE, Beardslee, AR, Burns SA, Haberl MD, Binder LA, , Cleland J. Examination of The Validity of A Clinical Prediction Rule To Identify Patients With Shoulder Pain Likely To Benefit From Cervicothoracic Manual Therapy (In Review, JOSPT; submitted May 2016)

McDevitt A, Young J, Mintken P, Cleland J. Regional Interdependence and Manual Therapy Directed at the Thoracic Spine. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy. 2015; 23; 139-146.

Cleland J, Mintken P, McDevitt A, Bieniek M, Carpenter K, Kulp K, Whitman J. Manual Therapy and Exercise Versus Supervised Home Exercise in the Management of Patients With Inversion Ankle Sprain: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial. J Ortho Sports Phys Ther. 2013;43:443-55.
*Winner of the Rose Excellence in Research Award for the best research article in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy 2013

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 Honors and Awards

Awarded AAOMPT/Cardon Research Grant 2015 

Admission to Teaching Scholars Program (University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Academy of Medical Educators)

First Place in Platform Competition; Best 5X5 Manual Therapy and Exercise, AAOMPT Conference. Cincinnati, OH. October 2013

Rose Excellence in Research Award for the Best Research Article of 2013 in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
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 Links of Interest