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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 PTs to better understand and treat balance problems of cervicogenic origin and vestibular origin. As an educational leader in manual therapy, Dr. Landel has lectured throughout North America and around the world, and he has received awards for his excellence in teaching. Dr. Landel is also 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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  1. Part I: Differential Diagnosis (3.00 hours) - $89.85 -    - Buy Course
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Peer-Reviewed Publications


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  • Pollard CD, Stearns-Reider KM, Katzel M, Landel RF. Knee biomechanics during side-step cutting and performance on return to sport tests: retrospective analysis following anterior cruciate ligament re-injury. Int J Phys Med Rehabil. 2017;5:424.
  • Kulig K, Powers CM, Landel RF, et al. Segmental lumbar mobility in individuals with low back pain: in vivo assessment during manual and self-imposed motion using dynamic MRI. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2007 Jan;8:8.
  • 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 Aug;13(4):367-71.
  • Landel R, Kulig K, Fredericson M, Li B, Powers CM. Intertester reliability and validity of manual lumbar spine segmental motion testing. Phys Ther. 2008 Jan;88(1):43-9.
  • 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 Apr;35(4):203-9.
  • 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. 2004 Feb; 34(2):57-64.
  • Doubleday KL, Kulig K, Landel R. Treatment of testicular pain using conservative management of the thoracolumbar spine: a case report. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2003 Dec; 84(12):1903-5.
  • 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. 2003 Nov; 33(11):642-60.
  • 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. 2002 Jul; 32(7):318-26.
  • Meyer J, Kulig K, Landel R. Differential diagnosis and management of subcalcaneal heel pain: a case report. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2002 Mar; 32(3): 114-22.
  • Landel R. Dizziness: a screening examination and differential diagnostic decision-making process for physiotherapists. Physiother Singapore. 2002;5(3):46-50.
  • Kulig K, Landel R, Chang YJ, Hannanvash N, Reischl SF, Song P, Bashford GR. Patellar tendon morphology in volleyball athletes with and without patellar tendinopathy. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2013 Mar;23(2):e81-8.
  • 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. 2008 Apr; 88(4):485-93.
  • Kulig K, Noceti-DeWit LM, Reischl SF, Landel RF. Physical therapists' role in prevention and management of patellar tendinopathy injuries in youth, collegiate, and middle-aged indoor volleyball athletes. Braz J Phys Ther. 2015 Sep-Oct;19(5):410-20.

Other Publications

  • Sigman E, Landel R. Clinical summary: cervicogenic headache. American Physical Therapy Association PTNow website. June 12, 2017. Available at: https://www.ptnow.org/clinicalsummaries/quick-detail/cervicogenic-headache.
  • Landel R. Treatment of cuboid syndrome: manual reduction via grade 5 mobilization (a.k.a. The cuboid whip). Orthop Pract. 2005; 17(3):37-38.
  • Landel R. The management of lumbar stenosis. Orthokinetic Review. 2002 May/Jun:14-20.
  • Landel R. Piriformis syndrome: a pain in the rear. Orthokinetic Review. 2001 Jul/Aug:14-20.

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
  • Associates’ Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Southern California, 2014.

Books

  • Clendaniel RA, Landel R. Cervicogenic dizziness. In: Herdman S, Clendaniel R, eds. Vestibular Rehabilitation: Contemporary Perspectives in Rehabilitation. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis; 2014.
  • Landel R. Differential diagnosis of dizziness. In: Watts H, Kulig K, Sebelski C, eds. Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: A Symptom-based Approach. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis; 2012.
  • Landel R. Beyond diagnosis: The search for the underlying etiology. In: Watts H, Kulig K, Sebelski C, eds. Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: A Symptom-based Approach. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis; 2012.
  • Landel R, Hall C. The thoracic spine. In: Hall C, Thein-Brody L, eds. Therapeutic Exercise: Moving Towards Function. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkens; 2011.
  • Thein-Brody L, Landel R. Patellofemoral pain. In: Hall C, Thein-Brody L, eds. Therapeutic Exercise: Moving Towards Function. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkens; 2011.
  • Pomrantz AB, Landel R. Upper cervical spine. In: Sueki D, Brechter J, eds. Orthopedic Rehabilitation Clinical Advisor. Maryland Heights, MO: Mosby Elsevier; 2010.
  • Clendaniel RA, Landel R. Cervicogenic dizziness. In: Herdman S, ed. Vestibular Rehabilitation. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis; 2007.
  • 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.

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