Gary P. Austin, PT, PhD, OCS, FAFS, FAAOMPT

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

Education 

  • Postdoctoral Certificate, Manual Physical Therapy
    Regis University, Denver, CO
    2007-2009 
  • Fellowship in Applied Functional Science
    Gray Institute, Adrian MI
    2007-2008
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Sport Science
    The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
    1994-1998
  • Master of Arts, Sport Biomechanics
    The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
    1991-1998
  • Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy
    The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
    1983-1987 

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA: 2014-present
  • Director, Certificate Program in Advanced Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT: 2012-2014
  • Director, Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT: 2007-2014
  • Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT: 2004-2014
  • Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT: 1998-2004
  • Research Assistant, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT: 1994-1997

Scholarship

  • "Short-term response of hip mobilizations and exercise in individuals with chronic low back pain: a case series." Burns, SA; Mintken, PE; Austin, GP; and Cleland, J. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy. 2011. 19(2): 100-107. 
  • "Clinical decision-making in a patient with secondary hip-spine syndrome." Burns, SA; Mintken, PE; and Austin, GP. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. 2011 Jul; 27(5):384-97. Epub 2010 Aug 26.
  • "A Comparison of High-Profile and Low-Profile Dynamic Mobilization Splint Designs." Austin, GP; Slamet, M.; Cameron, DA: and Austin, NM. Journal of Hand Therapy, Vol. 17(3), pp. 335-343, 2004. 
  • "The Effect of Added Mass on Human Unipedal Hopping at Three Frequencies. Austin, GP; Tiberio, D; & Garrett, GE. Perceptual and Motor Skills. Vol. 97, pp. 605-612, 2003.
  • "The Effect of Frequency on Human Unipedal Hopping." Austin, GP; Tiberio, D; and Garrett, GE. Perceptual and Motor Skills. Vol. 95, pp 733-740, 2002. 
  • "The Effect of Added Mass on Human Unipedal Hopping." Austin, GP; Garrett, GE; and Tiberio, D. Perceptual and Motor Skills. Vol. 94, pp. 834-840, 2002. 
  • "Thoracic Pain in a Collegiate Runner: A Case Report." Austin, GP and Benesky, W. Manual Therapy. Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 168-172, 2002. 
  • "Kinetic Analysis of Obstacle Clearance During Locomotion." Austin, GP; Garrett, GE; and Bohannon, RW. Gait and Posture. Vol. 10, 109-120, 1999. 
  • "Effect of Upper Trapezius Taping on Electromyographic Activity in the Upper and Middle Trapezius Region." Morin, GE; Tiberio, D; and Austin, GP. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. Vol. 6, No. 4, 1997. 

Invited Publications

  • "Musculoskeletal Issues in Four Guatemalan Communities: Analysis of Preliminary Data." Austin, GP. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. February 2014.
  • "Lumbar-Hip Connection: Treating the Kinetic Chain with Applied Functional Science and EBP. Politis, S and Austin, GP. American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. Cincinnati, OH. 2013. 
  • "Pain Patterns in Native Guatemalans: Students, Residents, and Faculty on a Mission." Austin, GP; Burroughs, L; Colabraro, J; Fortin, M; Muschler, C; and Pecchia, B. Connecticut Physical Therapy Association, Fall Meeting. Cromwell, CT. 2012.
  • "Effect of Hip Mobilizations on Chronic Low Back Pain: A Case Report." Burns, SA; Mintken, PE; and Austin, GP. AAOMPT Annual Conference, Arlington, VA. 2009.
  • "Outcome Measures: Important Yet Underutilized by Physical Therapists." Chui, KK; Austin, GP; Cameron, D; and Grimes, J. Connecticut Physical Therapy Association, Annual Conference, Waterbury, CT. 2009. 
  • "Enhancing Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Management of Neck and Back Pain Utilizing a Behavioral Approach." Paschalides, D; Denninger, T; and Austin, GP. Connecticut Physical Therapy Association, Annual Conference, Waterbury, CT. 2009. 
  • "Evidence-Based Examination, Diagnosis, and Prognosis of Shoulder Disorders." Connecticut Physical Therapy Association, Annual Conference, Cromwell, CT. 2008. 
  • "Development of Clinical Prediction Rules." Chui, KK and Austin, GP. Connecticut Physical Therapy Association, Annual Conference, Waterbury, CT. 2007.
  • "Exercise Plans and Precautions for Patients with Cardiovascular, Neuromuscular, and Orthopedic Disorders." Austin, GP; Bjerke, W; and McKeough, DM. New England Chapter of American College of Sports Medicine Conference. Providence, RI. 2003.

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association, 1990-present
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, 2006-present
  • American College of Sports Medicine, New England Chapter ACSM, 1995-2006Au

Gary Austin - CV

Phone: 
434.544.8863
Email: 
austin.g@lynchburg.edu