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Physical Therapy Continuing Education eProfessor Profile

Rob Landel PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, FAPTA


Dr. Landel excels as an orthopaedic clinician, educator and scientist. His clarity of thought and communication has enabled PT's to better understand and treat balance problems of cervicogenic origin or vestibular origin. He is also an educational leader in manual therapy. He has lectured throughout North America and has received awards for his excellence in teaching. Additionally, he is an active researcher with numerous publications in the orthopaedic peer review literature.

Examples of Dr. Landel's accomplishments include:

  • The University of Southern California Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2014.
  • The California Physical Therapy Association’s highest honor, the Royce P. Noland Award of Merit, 2012.
  • Catherine Worthingham Fellow, APTA, 2012.
  • Director, Entry-level DPT Program and Physical Therapy Residency Programs, USC.
  • Former Chair, Clinical Residency and Credentialing Committee (2003-2005) and Orthopedic Specialty Council (2005-2006), APTA.
  • Former Chair and Founding Member, California Orthopedic Manual Therapy Special Interest Group, California Chapter, APTA.

Courses

The Dizzy and Imbalanced Patient (7.50 hours)

Rob Landel PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, FAPTA

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Peer-Reviewed Publications


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  • Powers CM, Landel R, Perry J: Timing and intensity of vasti muscle activity during functional activities in subjects with and without patellofemoral pain. Phys Ther 76:946–955, 1996.
  • Powers CM, Landel R, Sosnick T, Mengel K, Cheney A, Kirby J, Perry J: The effects of patellar taping on stride characteristics and joint motion in subjects with patellofemoral pain. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 26(6):286-291, 1997.
  • Bast SC, Vangsness CT, Takemura J, Folkins E, Landel R: The effects of concentric versus eccentric isokinetic strength training of the rotator cuff in the plane of the scapula at various speeds. Bull Hosp Joint Dis 57(3): 139-144, 1998.
  • Meyer J, Kulig K, Landel R: Differential diagnosis and management of subcalcaneal heel pain: A case report. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 32: 114-122, 2002.
  • Requejo SM. Barnes R. Kulig K. Landel R. Gonzalez DS. The use of a modified classification system in the treatment of low back pain during pregnancy: a case report. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 32(7):318-26, 2002
  • Mascal CL, Landel R, Powers C: Management of patellofemoral pain targeting hip, pelvis and trunk muscle function: 2 case reports. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 33:642-660, 2003.
  • Doubleday KL, Kulig K, Landel R: Treatment of testicular pain using conservative management of the thoracolumbar spine: a case report. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 84:1903-5, 2003.
  • Kulig K, Landel R, Powers CM: Assessment of lumbar spine kinematics using dynamic MRI: a proposed mechanism of sagittal plane motion induced by manual posterior to anterior mobilization. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 34(2):57-64, 2004.
  • Beneck GJ, Kulig K, Landel R, Powers CM. The relationship between lumbar segmental motion and pain response in persons with low back pain. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 2005;35:203-209.
  • Kornelia Kulig, Christopher M Powers, Robert F Landel, Hungwen Chen, Michael Fredericson, Marc Guillet, Kim Butts. Segmental lumbar mobility in individuals with low back pain: In vivo assessment during passive and active motion using dynamic MRI. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007, 8:8 (29 January 2007)
  • Landel R, Kulig K, Fredericson M, Li B, Powers CM. Intertester reliability and validity of manual lumbar spine segmental motion testing. Phys Ther. 88:43-49, 2008.
  • Johnson E, Landel R, Kusunose RS, Appel, TD. Positive patient outcome after manual cervical spine management despite a positive vertebral artery test. Man Ther (2008), doi:10.1016/j.math.2007.12.001
  • Powers CM, Beneck GJ, Kulig K, Landel R, Fredericson M. The effects of a single session of posterior to anterior spinal mobilization and press-ups on pain response and lumbar spine extension in persons with nonspecific low back pain. Phys Ther, April 2008.

Other Publications

  • Landel R: The management of lumbar stenosis. Orthokinetic Review, pp14-20, May/Jun 2002.
  • Landel R: Piriformis syndrome: a pain in the rear. Orthokinetic Review, pp14-20, Jul/Aug 2001.
  • Landel R, Fisher B, Musculoskeletal considerations in the neurologically impaired patient. Orthopædic Physical Therapy Clinics of North America, 2(1):15–24, Mar 1993.
  • Landel R: Dizziness: a screening examination and differential diagnostic decision-making process for physiotherapists. Physiother Singapore, 5(3):46-50, 2002.
  • Landel R: Treatment of cuboid syndrome: manual reduction via grade 5 mobilization (aka The cuboid whip). Orthop Pract, 17(3):37-38, 2005.
  • Meyer J, Kulig K, Landel R: Response to invited commentary by Donatelli R. on Meyer J, Kulig K, Landel R: Differential diagnosis and management of subcalcaneal heel pain: A case report. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 32:123-124, 2002.

Awards

  • Teacher of the Year, Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, University of Southern California, 2005.
  • The Royce P. Noland Award of Merit, California Physical Therapy Association, 2012.
  • Steven Rose Excellence in Research Award, Orthopedic Section, APTA, 1998
  • Catherine Worthingham Fellow, APTA, 2012
  • Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Southern California, 2014.
  • James A. Gould Excellence in Teaching Award, Orthopedic Section, APTA, 2009

Books

  • Thein-Brody L, Landel R. Patellofemoral pain. In: Hall C, Thein-Brody L, eds. Therapeutic Exercise: Moving Towards Function. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkens; 2004.
  • Landel R, Hall C. The thoracic spine. In: Hall C, Thein-Brody L, eds. Therapeutic Exercise: Moving Towards Function. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkens; 2004.
  • Clendaniel RA, Landel R. Cervicogenic dizziness. In: Herdman S, ed. Vestibular Rehabilitation. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis; 2007.

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