Emmanuel Yung, PT, DPT, OCS, MA, FAAOMPT

Emmanuel Yung, PT, DPT, OCS, MA, FAAOMPT

Assistant Clinical Professor

Professional Interests

  • Movement Science and Orthopaedic Manual Therapy
  • Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Training
  • Sports Rehabilitation

Prior to joining Sacred Heart, Dr. Yung has been teaching musculoskeletal physical therapy at Azusa Pacific University DPT program as an Adjunct Faculty. He was also the Site Director and Clinical Faculty of the Orthopaedic PT Residency Program at Kaiser Permanente in West Los Angeles, California where he mentored Orthopaedic PT residents for 10 years and guest lectured yearly to over 25 residents of 9 Kaiser Permanente and 5 other Southern California Orthopaedic PT Residency Programs (these programs include Cedars-­‐Sinai, Healthcare Partners, Casa Colina, Fortanasce and Associates, and Glendale Adventist).

Dr. Yung has more than 25 years of experience, 20 years of these are in musculoskeletal physical therapy including previous stints at the former: Professional Sports Care in Pasadena, California then co-owned by Byron Hansen (current New York Giants Football Team Coordinator of Rehabilitation); Columbia-Presbyterian Center for Sports Medicine in Upper East Side Manhattan, New York; and PT Clinic inside The Sports Club/LA in Los Angeles, California. At Kaiser, he was also the Coordinator for Clinical Education of physical therapy students from 8 Southern California PT schools (including University of Southern California, Azusa Pacific University, Mount Saint Mary’s College, Loma Linda University, California State University Long Beach, California State University Northridge, Western University, Chapman University and University of Saint Augustine).

Degrees and Certifications

    • DPT, Physical Therapy, University of Southern California
    • MA, Orthopaedic Biomechanics, New York University
    • BS, Physical Therapy, University of Santo Tomas
    • Currently pursuing Ph.D. in Ergonomics and Biomechanics at New York University

    Specialty or Specialist Certification/Training

    • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, 1999-2019
    • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic and Manual Physical Therapists, 2003-2023
    • Manual Therapy Fellowship Program, Kaiser Permanente

Teaching Responsibilities

    • PT631
    • PT734

Research Interests & Grants

    Research Grants

    Principal Investigator. Yung EY, Wong MS, Cameron D, Grimes JK. Posteriorly directed pressures versus laterally directed non-thrust joint manipulation in patients with neck pain- a randomized clinical trial. American Academy of Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapists OPTP Research Grant, approved for funding to be awarded in October 2014.

    Principal Investigator. Yung EY, Wong MS, Cameron D, Grimes JK. Placebo-controlled comparison of cardiovascular response to laterally directed and anteriorly directed non-thrust joint manipulation of the cervical spine. American Academy of Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) OPTP Research Grant, October 2013.

    Teaching Grants                                                                                       

    Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Patient Sports Performance Analysis - from Clinic to Classroom. Sacred Heart University Academics for Creative Teaching Grant, 2014. 

    Professional Appointments

    • Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT)
    • Lead Reviewer, American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE), Program Credentialing Services Committee
    • Education Committee Moderator and Combined Sections Meeting Proposal Reviewer, and 2014- 2015 Annual Meeting Organizing Committee, Orthopaedic Section, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
    • Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) Item Writer, Specialization Academy of Content Experts, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS)
    • Research Committee Member, American Academy of Orthopedic and Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT)
    • APTA's ABPTRFE Residency Performance Measurement Workgroup Appointee
    • Orthopaedic Section sponsored Clinical Practice Guideline in partnership with the Federal Section, APTA
    • International Scientific Committee Abstract Reviewer, World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress 2015
    • Research Committee Abstract Reviewer, Orthopedic Section, APTA              


    iPad/iPhone App

    "Clinical Pattern Recognition: Low Back Pain" app for iPad/iPhone. Wong M, LeMoine M, LeMoine, A, Yung E. Easy to use, guideline and evidence-based orthopedic rehabilitation app designed to help students and clinicians hone their clinical reasoning skills regarding examination, differential diagnosis, movement analysis and correction, manual therapy, pain science, therapeutic exercises, and patient education for low back pain. Released to the App Store on 10/21/2013.

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/clinical-pattern-recognition/id725106395

    http://www.clinicalpatternrecognition.com/team/

Honors, Awards & Fellowships

    Tuition Awards                                                                                                 

    • National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health/National Institute of Health (NIOSH/NIH) grant for New York University PhD coursework in Ergonomics and Biomechanics, funded through NYU School of Medicine, Spring 2014.

    • National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health/National Institute of Health (NIOSH/NIH) grant for New York University PhD coursework in Ergonomics and Biomechanics, funded through NYU School of Medicine, Fall 2013.


    Clinical Excellence Awards 
                                                                                                   

    • Employee of the Year, Physical Therapy Department, Surgical Service Unit, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, West Los Angeles, California, 2009.

Publications and Presentations

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    Yung EY, Wong MS, Williams H, Mache K. Blood Pressure and Heart Rate Response to Posteriorly Directed Pressure Applied to the Cervical Spine in Young, Pain-free Individuals: A Randomized, Repeated-Measures, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2014;44(8):622-6. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25029917

    Educational session (accepted for 2 hours). Yung E. Bell S. Wong MS. Samson JY. Ross MD.Cervicothoracic-Shoulder Contributions to Upper Limb Symptoms.” APTA Combined Sections Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, February 2015.

    Educational session (accepted for 1-1/2 hours). Bell S. Wong MS. Yung E. “Using Clinical Pattern Recognition to Demystify Cervico-Thoracic and Shoulder Complex Problems.” 2014 California Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference in Oakland, California, October25, 2014.

    Educational session (accepted for 1 hour). Morcos A. Yung E.
Potter M.Merging your OMPT toolbox and sports skills set in the high-level athlete: An Evidence-Based and Clinical Reasoning Approach.” 
2014 American Academy of Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX, Oct 26, 2014.



    Educational session (3 hours). Yung E. Sullivan A. Wikfors K. French D. “Maximizing Outcome: Merging Pain Education, Manual and Movement Approaches for Low Back Pain.” 2014 Connecticut Physical Therapy Association Annual Fall Conference in New Haven, Connecticut, September 20, 2014.

    Bhatt JB. Glaser R. Chavez A. Yung E. "Middle and Lower Trapezius Strengthening for the Management of Lateral Epicondylalgia: A Case Report." Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 43(11):841- 847; Nov 2013. Epub 9 September 2013.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.2519/jospt.2013.4659

    Educational session (2 hours). Yung E. Wong M. Reale T. Samson J. Ross M. "Clinical Pattern Recognition of Head, Neck, and Shoulder Red Flags: Perspectives from Physical Therapists in Major League Baseball, the United States Military, and Collegiate Athletics." APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, Feb 6, 2014.

    Orthopaedic Section Platform presentation. Yung E. Wong M. Hintze C. Colli D. "Placebo and pre-cebo effects may co-exist, independent of one another, in manual therapy." APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, Feb 5, 2014.

    Orthopaedic Section Platform presentation. McNellis J. Finn J. Axtell R. Yung E. "Lumbar hyperlordosis correction using a four-week trunk stabilization exercise program in a group setting- a randomized controlled trial with six-month follow-up." APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, Feb 6, 2014.

    Orthopaedic Section Poster presentation. Yung E. Brovko T. Lockwood M. "Restoring the transverse forefoot arch in return to sports of a triathlete following Weil osteotomy of the 2nd and 3rd digits." APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, Feb 6, 2014.

    Platform Presentation. Yung EY. Mache K. Williams H. Wong MS. "Cardiovascular Response to Posteriorly Directed Non-Thrust Manipulation of the Cervical Spine Compared to Placebo in Asymptomatic Subjects." at the 2013 American Academy of Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) Annual Conference in Cincinnati, OH, Oct 19, 2013.

    Educational Session. Yung E. Grimes J. "Demystifying Cervico-Thoracic Shoulder Problems Using Regional Interdependence Concepts." at the Connecticut Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference in New Haven, CT, October 5, 2013.

    Platform Presentation. Bhatt JB. Glaser R. Chavez A. Yung E. "Treating an Individual with Tennis Elbow Using Scapular Stabilization Exercises: A Case Study." Combined Sections Meeting Hand Rehabilitation Section, in San Diego, on January 24, 2013.

    Yung E. Mache K. Williams H. Wong M. "Blood Pressure and Heart Rate Response to Posterior Glide of the Cervical Spine Compared to Placebo in Normal, Healthy Volunteers." Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 43(1): A86-87; Jan 2013.

    Yung E. Tonley J. Pitts R. Wong M. "The Effect of Manual Therapy Applied to Patients with Meniscus Tear- A Case Series with a Minimum of 6-Month Follow-up." IFOMPT Proceedings published in: Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 42(10): A81; Oct 2012.

    Yung E. Wong M. Mache K. Williams H. Christy J. Hennings N. "Blood pressure and heart rate response to unilateral posterior glide of the cervical spine in normal volunteers- a pilot case series." IFOMPT Proceedings published in: Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 42(10): A52; Oct 2012.

    Lockwood M. Pitts R. Tonley J. Wong M. Yung E. "The combined effect of utilizing manual therapy and motor control training for 2 recreational throwers with chronic shoulder pain." IFOMPT Proceedings published in: Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 42(10): A47; Oct 2012.

    Huang T. Yung E. Peng T. Wong M. "Effect of using joint mobilization based on patient- centered care in a duathlete with chronic Achilles tendinosis who does not fit expert guidelines." International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) Conference Program Abstract, October 4, 2012.

    Yung E. Tonley J. Pitts R. "The Short-Term Effect of Knee Varus Mobilization Applied to Patients With MRI Evidence of Degenerative Meniscus Tear- A Case Series." Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 42(1): A104; Jan 2012.

    Eldridge A. Yung E. DeMetropolis C. "Varus Mobilization Case Series for Knee Osteoarthritis." Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 42(1): A101; Jan 2012.

    Rho AC. Tonley J. Yung E. "The Immediate Effects of a Slider Nerve Mobilization in a Patient with Cervical Radiculopathy: a Case Report." Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 42(1): A71; Jan 2012.

    Yung E. Tonley J. "Effect of Knee Varus Mobilization Applied to Patients with Imaging Evidence of Degenerative Meniscus Tear- A Case Series." The Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy Vol. 19, Number 4, (2011), 246.

    Cole K. Yung E. "The Short Term Effect of Using Thoracic Spine Manipulation in a Patient Referred for Bilateral Medial Epicondylalgia." The Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy Vol. 19, Number 4, (2011), E79.

    Wong M. Yung E. "Use of Mirror Box Therapy for Reducing Fear Avoidance in a Patient with Ankle Open Reduction Internal Fixation." The Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy Vol. 19, Number 4, (2011), E75.

    Yung EY, Guirguis RS. "Isolated Leg Pain Treated with Manual Therapy in a Patient with a Remote History of Chiari Malformation." The Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy Vol. 19, Number 4, (2011), E78.

    Yung E. "Addressing Impaired Body Structures on a Patient Who did not Initially Tolerate Eccentric Calf Training for Chronic Achilles Tendinosis." Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 41(1): A64; Jan 2011

    Yung E. Asavasopon S. Godges JJ. "Screening for Head, Neck, and Shoulder Pathology in Patients with Upper Extremity Signs and Symptoms." Journal of Hand Therapy. 23(2):173-85; quiz 186, 2010 Apr-Jun.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jht.2009.11.004
     
    Yung E. "Immediate Effect of Using an Anterior to Posterior Cervical Mobilization Technique in a Patient Who Met the Clinical Prediction Rule for Cervical Radiculopathy." Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 40(1): A84; Jan 2010

    Yung E. "A Positive Lhermitte Sign did not Necessarily Indicate a Poor Outcome in an Ambulatory Patient Recovering from C4/5 Fracture." Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 40(1): A84; Jan 2010

    Yung E. "Effect of Knee Varus Mobilization Applied to a Patient with Imaging Evidence of Degenerative Medial Meniscus Tear." The Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy Vol. 18 No. 4 (2010), 240.

    Yung E. Reinbold C. "Mobilization techniques applied to the Painful Midfoot at the Joint Between the Second Cuneiform and Base of Second Metatarsal." The Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy Vol. 18 No. 4 (2010), 240.

    Yung E. "Applying Classification and Decision Rule to Predict Outcome of Whiplash in an Ambulatory Patient Recovering from Incomplete Spinal Cord Trauma." The Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy Vol. 17 No. 3 (2009), E102.

    Yung E. "Anterior-Posterior Palpation of the Cervical Spine, an Anatomic Study." The Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy Vol. 16 No. 4 (2008), E108-E109.

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