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Jodan D. Garcia, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert SMT

Clinical Assistant Professor    
Education

BS Physical Therapy
Fatima Medical Science Foundation, Inc, 1995

Doctor of Physical Therapy
A.T. Still University of School and Health Sciences, 2009

Biography

Office Location
Urban Life Building, Suite 1280

Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Courses Taught

  • PT 6610 – Functional Anatomy I
  • PT 7025 – PT Management: Medical /Surgical Conditions
  • PT 7030 – PT Interventions I
  • PT 6810 – Functional Anatomy II
  • PT 7625 – PT Management: Musculoskeletal Conditions I
  • PT 7626 – PT Management: Musculoskeletal Conditions II
  • PT 7725 – PT Management: Musculoskeletal Conditions III
  • PT 7726 – PT Management: Musculoskeletal Conditions IV
  • PT 7800 – Evidence-Based Practice II
  • PT 7785 – PT Management: Musculoskeletal Conditions V
  • PT 8700 – Evidence- Based Practice III
  • PT 9000 – Comprehensive Review

Scholarship and Professional Development

Books:
Guide to Physical Therapy Practice Revision (3rd edition) – Reviewer

Proceedings and Abstracts:

J. Holbrook, K. Williams, B. Mann, L. Brown, J. Miller, L. Despres, A. Farthing, A. Garrido, G. Warren, J. Garcia, K. Morelli, J. Donnelly. Clinical Predictors of Muscle Activation of the Knee Extensors during MVIC. Proceedings of annual meeting of the South Carolina Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Greenville, SC, 2012.

B. Espy, K. Capps, C. Heirs, J Garcia, G. Warren. A Comparison of Outcomes Between Unilateral and Bilateral Arthroplasty of the Lower Extremity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Proceedings of annual meeting of the South Carolina Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Greenville, SC, 2012.

J. Holbrook, K. Williams, B. Mann, L. Brown, J. Miller, L. Despres, A. Farthing, A. Garrido, G. Warren, J. Garcia, K. Morelli, J. Donnelly. Clinical Predictors of Muscle Activation of the Knee Extensors during MVIC. Proceedings of the combined-sections meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association. San Diego, CA, 2013.

P. Hanson, M. Kilgore, J. Stagnaro, J. Garcia.Is contract-relax or hold-relax PNF stretching more effective than static stretching at increasing ROM in the lower extremity? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Proceedings of annual meeting of the South Carolina Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Greenville, SC, 2013.
J. Garcia, G. Warren, S. Arnold, K. Tetley, K. Voight. Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis on the Effectiveness of Manipulation in Reducing Pain and Frequency of Headaches in Patients with Cervicogenic Headaches. Proceedings of annual meeting of the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia. Atlanta, GA, 2013.

R. Morton, J. Mogill , K. Morelli, J. Garcia, G. Warren. Comparison of Magnetic Stimulation to Electrical Stimulation in Activating the Knee Extensors. Proceedings of annual meeting of the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia. Atlanta, GA, 2013.

A. Farquharson, R. Tsai, J. Garcia, G. Warren. Effects of Balance and Proprioception Training on Improving Functional Stability and Decreasing Recurrence of Ankle Sprains in Individuals with Chronic Ankle Instability: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Proceedings of annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. Orlando, Florida, 2014.

J. Garcia, G. Warren, S. Arnold, K. Tetley, K. Voight. Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis on the Effectiveness of Manipulation in Reducing Pain and Frequency of Headaches in Patients with Cervicogenic Headaches Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy. 2014; Electronic Publication.

Professional and Honor Organization Activities (Organizational affiliations, disciplinary and/or professional)

Membership:
Member of the American Physical Therapy Association
Member of the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia
Member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists

Committees:
Minority Affairs Committee – Physical Therapy Association of Georgia – March ‘2012- present

Appointed as an Item Writer – Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy – National Physical Therapy Examination- July ‘2012- December ‘2012, Alexandria, VA

Honors, Awards, Recognitions:
Georgia State University 2012 Carl V. Patton President’s Award for Community Service and Social Action: Outstanding University Program – Division of Physical Therapy – April 6, 2012

Outstanding Alumni Award – Fatima Medical Science Foundation Inc. – December 1, 2012

Service

Chair Admissions Committee – Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Georgia State University – May ‘2010 – present
Faculty-in-charge – The Farm Worker Family Health Project – Moultrie, GA