Jonathan Sylvain PT, MPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Jonathan Sylvain PT, MPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Jonathan joins Sacred Heart University in August 2013 as a clinical physical therapist and clinical instructor in musculoskeletal examination and treatment.  He is board certified as an orthopedic physical therapy specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. He also is a fellow with the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. His area of specialty care is with patients that have spinal pathology. He has worked providing care in the Duke Spine clinic and taught musculoskeletal examination and treatment in the Duke University doctoral physical therapy program.

Jonathan will also be teaching in the musculoskeletal classes on intervention and clinical reasoning in the doctoral program at Sacred Heart University. He is very excited for the opportunity to teach aspiring physical therapists and to further his own knowledge and treatment abilities.

Jon is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the American Academy of  Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy and the National Strength and Conditioning Specialists and Kinesio Taping Association International.

Degrees and Certifications

    • Bachelor of Science in Health and Science Studies and Master of Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac University
    • Fellowship in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from Duke University Health System

Teaching Responsibilities

    Musculoskeletal examination and interventions

Research Interests & Grants

    Conservative treatment of spinal conditions and clinical reasoning in the acquisition of expertise in physical therapy

Publications and Presentations

    Garet M, Reiman M, Mathers J, Sylvain J. Conservative Treatment in Lumbar Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis: A Systematic Review, Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach. 2013; 5(3), 225-232.

    Poster presentation at APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego: Conservative Treatment in Lumbar Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis: A Systematic Review. January 2013.

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