A. "Rusty" Smith, PT, EdD, OCS, MTC, FAAOMPT

Program Director
Professor

Education

  • EdD, University of North Florida; Jacksonville, Florida
  • MMs, Emory University; Atlanta, Georgia
  • BSPT, University of Maryland; Baltimore, Maryland

Professional Certifications

  • Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist; American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties; 1993-present
  • Fellow; American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists; 1999-present
  • Certified Manual Therapist; University of St. Augustine; 1986-present

Professional Service

  • APTA - Member including Orthopedics, Private Practice, Education, and Research Sections; 1980-present
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists - Member and Fellow, 1996-present
  • Academic Programs Representative for the Task Force on the ICF, American Physical Therapy Association
  • Content Expert ICF-Based Practice Guidelines Advisory Panel to review, edit, and approve clinical guidelines
  • Chair, Professional Development Committee of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
  • Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy - Item writer, 2001-2002
  • Specialization Academy of Content Experts - Item writer for Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Examination; 1998-2000

Scholarly Activities

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Smith AR, Nyberg R. (2013).The science of spinal motion palpation: a review and update with implications for assessment and intervention. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, 21.

Helgeson K, Smith AR. (2008). Process for applying the international classification of functioning, disability and health model to a patient with patellar dislocation. Phys Ther. 88(8):956-64.

Christie C, Smith AR, Bednarzyk, M (2007). Using transdisciplinary case study assignments in graduate health education as a model for future collaboration. Journal of Allied Health, 36(2),67-71.

Smith, AR. (2007). Manual therapy: The historical, current, and future role in the treatment of pain. TheScientificWorldJOURNAL, 7, 109-120.

Smith AR, Cavanaugh C, Jones J, Venn J, Wilson W. (2006). Influence of learning style on instructional multimedia effects on graduate student cognitive and psychomotor performance, Journal of Allied Health, 35,182-203.

Rodeghero J, Smith, AR (2006). Role of orthopedic manual physical therapy in the treatment of a patient with headaches: a case report. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy. 14, 159-167.

Smith AR, Jones J, Cavanaugh C, Venn J, Wilson W. (2006). Effect of interactive multimedia on basic clinical psychomotor skill performance by physical therapy students. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 20(2), 61-67.

Smith AR, Cummings J. (2006). The axillary arch: anatomy and suggested clinical manifestations. Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 36, 425-429.

Smith AR, Christie C. (2004). Facilitating transdisciplinary teamwork in dietetics education: A case study approach. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 104, 959-962.

Smith AR, Nyquist-Battie C., Clark M., Rains J. (2003). Anatomical characteristics of the upper serratus anterior: Cadaver dissection. Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 33, 449-454.

Book Chapter Earl D, Smith AR. (1993). Ergonomic considerations. In J. Basmajian & R. Nyberg (eds.), Rational manual therapies, (pp. 441-450). Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins.

Refereed Abstracts Osborne R, Smith AR, Osborne J, & Rowe R. (2009). Application of the ICF Model in the Rehabilitation of Patients Following Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Case Series." Physical Therapy Journal.

Rodeghero J, Smith AR. (2006). Role of orthopedic manual physical therapy in the treatment of a patient with headaches: a case report. Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 36, A-58-59.

Smith AR, Christie C. (2004). Facilitating interdisciplinary teamwork in dietetics education: a case study approach. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 103, A-46.

Smith AR, Helgeson K. (2003). Elements of physical therapy management found in musculoskeletal physical therapy case reports: A retrospective analysis. Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 33, A-21.

Griffiths AM, Smith AR, Kleiner D. (2002). The effects of hand dominance on joint position sense of the upper extremity. Journal of National Athletic Trainers Association, 37, S-87.

Smith AR, Kleiner D, Iselborn AJ. (2002). Validity of palpatory identification of C7 spinous process in a symptomatic population. Journal of National Athletic Trainers Association, 37, S-85.

Kirby C, Smith AR, Rader M. (2002). The effect of an electrical stimulation protocol on selected measures of impairments in patients following total knee replacement surgery. Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 32, A-4.

Smith AR, Nyquist-Battie C, Clark M, Rains J. (2002). Anatomical characteristics of the upper serratus anterior: cadaver dissection." Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 32, A-11.

Smith AR, Catlin P, Nyberg R. (1992). Intertester/Intratester reliability of segmental motion testing of forward bending in a symptomatic population. Proceedings of the International Federation of Manipulative Therapists Conference.

Hurbon D, Smith AR, Genedelis R. (1981). Effects of high-volt galvanic stimulation on posterior tibial artery bloodflow in normals. Phys Ther, 61, 734.

Professional Presentations (Peer Reviewed)

Invited Speaker Smith, AR, Moore A. Podcasting as an Instructional Multimedia Tool to Enhance Problem-Based Learning. American Physical Therapy Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. 2010.

Moore A, Smith AR. Utilization of Field Exercise Test in Cardiopulmonary PT. Florida Physical Therapy Association Annual Meeting - March 20, 2010.

Smith, AR, Helgeson K, Technology Use in Physical Therapy Education. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA. 2010.

Lundy M, Noonan A, Smith AR. Student retention: A problem worth addressing. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. 2009.

Helgeson K, Smith, AR. Clinical Reasoning in the 21st Century: Implications of Biopsychosocial Models for the Manual Therapy Practice. American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapist Conference, Seattle, WA. 2008.

Smith, AR. An Update on Pain Perception for the Practicing Clinician. Florida Physical Therapy Association Annual Meeting - March 21, 2009.

Moore, WA, Thigpen, CA, Smith AR (2007, March 2). Podcasting as an Instructional Multimedia Tool to Enhance Problem Based Learning. Presented at Blackboard Southeast Users Group Conference in Jacksonville, FL.

Cummings J, Smith AR(February 2006). "Management of upper extremity nerve entrapments." Combined Sections, American Physical Therapy Association meeting. San Diego, CA

Smith AR (August 2005). "From medical model to disablement model: A theoretical transition." Florida Physical Therapy Association Annual Meeting Hutchinson Island, FL.

Poster Presentations Kasimer M, Sugden J, Smith AR, Thigpen C. (February 2010). "A Functional Classification System for Individuals with Sub-Acromial Impingement Syndrome Utilizing the PSS and DASH: a Retrospective Analysis." Combined Sections Meeting, APTA. San Diego, CA.

Osborne R, Smith AR,Osborne J, & Rowe R. (June 2009). "Application of the ICF Model in the Rehabilitation of Patients Following Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Case Series." American Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Moore, WA, Smith AR. (February 2009). "Using Podcasting to Develop Psychomotor Skills in First Year DPT Students." Combined Sections Meeting, APTA. Las Vegas, NV.

Moore, W. A., Thigpen, C. A., & Smith, A. R.(February 2007). "Podcasting as an Instructional Multimedia Tool to Enhance Problem Based Learning." Poster presented at Blackboard Southeast Users Group Conference in Jacksonville, FL.

Cummings J, Smith AR. (June 2006) "The axillary arch: anatomy and clinical manifestations". American Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference. Orlando, FL.

Rodeghero J, Smith AR. (February 2006) "Role of orthopedic manual physical therapy in the treatment of a patient with headaches: a case report." Combined Sections, American Physical Therapy Association Meeting San Diego, CA.

Smith AR, Christie C. (October 2003) "Facilitating interdisciplinary teamwork in dietetics education: a case study approach." American Dietetics Association Annual Meeting San Antonio, TX.

Smith AR, Helgeson K. (February 2003) "Elements of physical therapy management found in musculoskeletal physical therapy case reports: A retrospective analysis." Combined Sections, American Physical Therapy Association meeting Tampa, FL.

Griffiths AM, Smith AR, Kleiner D. (June 2002) "The effects of hand dominance on joint position sense of the upper extremity." National Athletic Trainers Association Dallas, TX.

Smith AR, Kleiner D, Iselborn AJ. (June 2002) "Validity of palpatory identification of C7 spinous process in a symptomatic population." National Athletic Trainers Association Dallas, TX.

Platform Presentations

  • Helgeson, K. and Smith, A. Russell. Effect of Interactive Multimedia on Basic Clinical Psychomotor Skill Performance by Physical Therapy Students. Combined Sections Meeting, APTA. Las Vegas, NV. 2009.
  • Combined Sections, American Physical Therapy Association meeting (San Diego, CA; February 3, 2006)
  • "Effect of Interactive Multimedia on Basic Clinical Psychomotor Skill Performance by Physical Therapy Students." Smith AR, Cavanaugh C, Jones J, Venn J, Wilson W.
  • American Academy of Orofacial Pain National Conference (San Antonio, TX; April 18-21, 2002) - "The effects of body position on mandibular movements." Bigelow P, Perry J, Smith AR.

Complete C.V.

Phone: 
434.544.8885
Email: 
smith.a@lynchburg.edu