About the Speaker

LandelRob Landel, PT, DPT, FAPT

Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy,
University of Southern California, Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Dr. Landel is professor of clinical physical therapy in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at University of Southern California. He is the director of the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program, and director of clinical residency programs.

He established the faculty practice of the division, USC Physical Therapy Associates, was its first director, and continues to treat patients there, primarily those with orthopedic, balance and vestibular dysfunctions. He was the founding director of the USC Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program. He is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He was elected a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in 2012.
With nearly 35 years of experience treating orthopedic, neurologic and vestibular patients, Dr. Landel has lectured and trained therapists and physicians in the U.S., Asia, Europe, Australia and most recently Africa. Dr. Landel has published on a variety of topics in orthopedics and in vestibular rehabilitation, and has received national awards in teaching and research. His current clinical interest is the diagnostic dilemma and management challenge posed by patients with persistent post-concussion symptoms.


Previous Speakers

"Harnessing Brain Plasticity Using Typical PT Equipment to Stimulate the Brain and Improve Motor Outcomes"
Shailesh Kantak PhD, PT

FUNctional Fashion & Wearable Technology:  How Clothing & Soft/DIY Devices Can Improve Function, Independence, and Quality of Life for Individuals With Physical Disabilities
Michele Lobo, PT, PhD

New Advances in the Management of Persons with Balance and Vestibular Disorders.
Susan L. Whitney, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA

New and Innovative Evidence Based Treatment for Parkinson's Disease
Heather Cianci, PT, MS, GCS

Shoulder Dysfunction Post-Breast Cancer
Pamela K. Levangie, DPT, DSc, FAPTA

Management of Concussion/Mild TBI and the Emerging Role of the Physical Therapist
Anne Mucha PT, DPT, MS, NCS

CNS Adaptations During Locomotor Training
Amy J. Bastian, PhD, PT

Optimizing Participation of Individuals with Movement Disorders
Robert J. Palisano, PT, ScD

Gaming and Virtual Reality in Physical Therapy (to improve balance and mobility)
Judith Deutsch, PT, PhD

Failure of Voluntary Muscle Activation: Coming Out of Our Orthopedic Silo to Treat a Neurologic Impairment
Scott Stackhouse, PT, PhD

Exploration of Methods to Enhance Reach, Grasp and Manipulation Across the Lifespan.
Susan V. Duff, EdD, PT, OT, CHT

III Step (Special Therapeutic Exercise Project): Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow
Susan P. Barker, PT, PhD



Dr. Gregory Thielman 


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