Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy (CV)
James D. Tomlinson, PT, MS, Assistant Professor, received a Master of Science degree in physical therapy from Duke University and completed coursework and preliminary exams in Biomedical Science at Drexel University. His extensive experience in rehabilitation in numerous rehabilitation settings provide him with expertise in spinal cord injury, and he was one of the founders and chairs of the Spinal Cord Injury Special Interest Group, Section on Neurology, APTA.
Jamie has peer-reviewed publications and scientific presentations at national and international professional meetings related to the neuromuscular content. He has served as a consultant for companies interested in wheelchair design, a content/expert reviewer for rehab-related continuing education courses and the development of clinical practice guidelines. Jamie served as a blinded examiner at Magee Hospital for the NIH-funded project that investigated the effect of body-weight supported treadmill training for persons with spinal cord injury. He has additional peer-reviewed manuscripts and national presentations with core faculty members demonstrating the use of evidence-based practice techniques. Jamie has worked closely with Dr. David Scalzitti of the APTA as a reviewer for Hooked on Evidence and presented at a national meeting.
Representative Publications and Presentations
- Craik RL, Eastlack ME, Tomlinson JD. (Nov. 2011). "Why Can’t Older Adults with Parkinson Disease Get Out of a Chair?" Presented at Society for Neuroscience, Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
- Creamer L, Parafinczuk K, Todd M, Eastlack M, Tomlinson J, Craik R. (2011). "Exploring the Relationship Between Leg Strength and Ground Reaction Force During the Sit-to-Stand in Adults with or without Impaired Motor Control." Presented at Physical Therapy, Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
- McCormick A, Blevins H, Mangione KK, Craik RL, White M, Sullivan-Marx E, Tomlinson J. (2010). "Detectable Changes in Physical Performance Measures in Elderly African Americans." Presented at American Physical Therapy Association, San Diego, CA.
- Mangione KK, Craik RL, McCormick AA, Blevins HL, White MB, Sullivan-Marx E, Tomlinson JD. (2010). "Detectable Changes in Physical Performance Measures in Elderly African Americans." Physical Therapy, 90:921-972.
- McCormick A, Blevins H, Mangione KK, Craik RL, White M, Sullivan-Marx E, Tomlinson J. (2009). "Detectable Changes in Physical Performance Measures in Elderly African Americans." Presented at Gerontological Society of America, Atlanta, GA.
- Mangione KK, Craik RL, Lopopolo RB, Tomlinson JD, Brenneman SK. (2008). Gait Speed Predictors in Patients after Hip Fracture. Physiotherapy Canada;60(1)10-18.
- Tomlinson, J.D., & McClure, P.W. (2007). Understanding the Concept of Effect Size to Guide Clinical Decisions about Treatment. Journal of Hand Therapy, 20(3):277-279.