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The Healthcare Education Transformation Podcast

Feb 22, 2019

Dr. Elaine Lonnemann (Current President of The American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT)) comes onto HET Podcast to discuss the role of AAOMPT in post-professional education along with diving into the current residency/fellowship pressing issues.

Elaine's Email Address:  

Samantha Gubka, PT, DPT - AAOMPT Representative to ABTPRFE -  

American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education Website: 

ABPTRFE Audit Summary (APTA Member Access Only): 

APTA Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy Website: 

AAOMPT Website: 

IFOMPT Website: 

Talus Media's Residency/Fellowship Page: 

Eric Robertson's Interview on Residency/Fellowship Education with Karen Litzy: 

Residency Education in Every Town: Is It Just So Simple?: 

Postprofessional Cartography in Physical Therapy: Charting a Pathway for Residency and Fellowship Training

Mark Shepherd's Article on the Future of Residency & Fellowships: 

AAMT Blog Article on APTA/ABPTRFE Fellowship Standards: 

Kevin L. MacPherson, Mark Shepherd, Jamie Childs Everett, Adam Fritsch, J.M. Whitman & Kim Dunleavy (2018) Perceptions of the professional and personal impact of hybrid fellowship training: a qualitative study, Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, DOI: 10.1080/10669817.2018.1542850 (if desire full article, email

Gregory W Hartley, Kathryn E Roach, Kendra L Harrington, Stephanie McNally; Program-Level Factors Influencing Positive Graduate Outcomes of Physical Therapy Residency Programs, Physical Therapy, Volume 99, Issue 2, 1 February 2019, Pages 173–182, 

The PT Hustle Website: 

Schedule an Appointment with Kyle Rice:   

Anywhere Healthcare: (code: HET)

Elaine Lonnemann, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, FAAOMPT

Dr. Lonnemann is the current president of  the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) and is the current program director of the Transitional DPT Program at the University of St. Augustine.

Dr. Elaine Lonnemann has served as a contributing faculty member in online courses for the Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy program since 2002. She has been involved in teaching in the distance education program with the University since 1998. She was an associate professor at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky for fifteen years. Dr. Lonnemann has worked as a physical therapist at Northside Hospital and Sullivan Center in East Tennessee, Flagler Hospital, University of Louisville Hospital, and Roane Physical Therapy in Rockwood, Tennessee. She was a co-owner of Physical Therapy Works in Floyds Knobs, Indiana.

Dr. Lonnemann has published work about manual therapy in Manual Therapy, and about joint manipulation and interprofessional collaboration in the Journal of Manual & Manipulative Physical Therapy. She has also co-authored a number of textbook chapters in the third edition of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Secrets and the Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Clinical Advisor. She has co-presented regularly at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) annual conference, addressing topics including manipulation in education and advocacy.

She is a member and a fellow of AAOMPT, and a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). She was the chair of the AAOMPT’s international monitoring and educational standards committee and a member of the board of directors of Physiopedia. Dr. Lonnemann is also committed to service. She was the 2017 recipient of the John McMillan Mennell Service of AAOMPT and serves her community. In 2016, she developed an eight-week dynamic warm-up routine to reduce the risk of injury for firefighters at the Louisville Fire Department. She continues clinical practice in a pro bono clinic within her private pay PT practice.