Jodi Young, PT, DPT, OCS

Assistant Professor
Physical Therapy

BA, Biology, Concordia College, 2001
DPT, University of North Dakota, 2005
Board Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, 2013
Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, 2014

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Courses Taught:
PTH 519 Critical Inquiry
PTH 528 Kinesiology
PTH 624 Differential Diagnosis
PTH 628 Manual Therapy
PTH 720 Evidence Based Practice I
PTH 730 Evidence Based Practice II

Dr. Young is primarily involved in teaching the musculoskeletal track, where she integrates examination/evaluation with interventions, including joint mobilization and manipulation for the spine and extremities. She also is the primary instructor for kinesiology, critical inquiry and evidence based practice. Dr. Young is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy and is also a Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist. Her research interests are varied, and she is interested in joint manipulation in the spine and extremities, as well as educational strategies and outcomes for online/hybrid entry level DPT education. She has published in the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, Physical Therapy Reviews and the Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy. Dr. Young maintains a clinical practice along with her full time teaching duties, and her special interests in clinical practice include the spine, hip and shoulder.

Publications and Presentations
Young JL, Buck MB. Short-term outcomes in patients with neck pain treated with prone thoracic manipulation techniques: a case series. Annual Meeting American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). Cincinnati, OH. 2013. Abstract published in J Man Manip Ther.

Young J, Walker D, Snyder S and Daly K. Thoracic thrust manipulation versus thoracic non-thrust mobilization in mechanical neck pain: a systematic review. J Man Manip Ther. In Review.

Lillios S, Young J. The effects of core and lower extremity strengthening in pregnancy-related low back and pelvic girdle pain: a systematic review. J Womens Health Phys Therap. In review.

Moore C, Young JL. Effectiveness of silver in wound care treatment. Phys Ther Rev. 2011;16(3):201-9.

Blizzard RR, Young JL. Effects of whole-body vibration exercise on prevention of the negative effects of prolonged bed rest – a systematic review. Phys Ther Rev. 2010;15(5):391-98.

Institution Service or Volunteer or Academic Service:

  • CGPS Dean Search Committee Member 2012 and 2009
  • Faculty Search Committee Chair 2012-Present
  • Graduate Assistant Search Committee Chair 2011-Present
  • IRB Committee Member 2009-Present
  • Physical Therapy Admissions Committee Member 2009-Present

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Orthopedic Section of American Physical Therapy Association