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

Clinical Associate 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

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

Publications – Journal Articles Published

Morelli KM, Garcia JD, Brown L, Farthing AK, Miller JL, Gordon W (2016) Clinical Measures Predicting Knee Extensor Muscle Activation During a Maximal Voluntary Isometric Contraction. J Exerc Sports Orthop. Vol 3 (1): 1-10. Impact factor 0.2801. (Refereed)

Garcia JD, Arnold S, Tetley K, Voight K, and Frank R (2016) Mobilization and Manipulation of the Cervical Spine in Reducing Pain in Patients with Cervicogenic Headaches: Any Scientific Evidence?. Front. Neurol. Vol 7 (40). DOI: 10.3389/fneur.2016.00040. Impact factor 3.184. (Refereed)

Garcia JD and Frank RA (2016). Nontraditional Approach for Inter-professional Service Learning in a Doctor of Physical Therapy Program: The Farm Worker Family Health Program. Front. Commun. 1:12. doi: 10.3389/fcomm.2016.00012. (Refereed)

Garcia, JD. Narrative. Lessons Outside the Classroom: The Moultrie Migrant Farmworker Experience a Personal Narrative. J Hum Rehabil. 2016. https://scholarblogs.emory.edu/journalofhumanitiesinrehabilitation/2016/11/30/lessons-outside-the-classroom-the-moultrie-migrant-farmworker-experience/#references. (Refereed)

 

Proceedings and Abstracts (Refereed):

  1. McCrary, N. Sambas, B. Chong, R. Frank, M. Hodgens ,J. Garcia, K. Morelli. Knee Extensor Strength and Activation after Lumbo-Pelvic Manipulation and Exercise. Proceedings of annual meeting of the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia. Atlanta, GA, 2015.

 

  1. Theobald, T. McLeod, B. Buchanan, G. Warren, J. Garcia, K. Morelli. Knee Extensor Activation after Lumbo-Pelvic Manipulation and Exercise. Proceedings of annual meeting of the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia. Atlanta, GA, 2015.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. Arambula, J. Bruder, J. Garcia. Long Term Effect of Stretching on ROM Gains Following Interventions to Increase Hamstring Muscle Length: A Meta-Analysis. Proceedings of annual meeting of the South Carolina Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Greenville, SC, 2012.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

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