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Mark Boland, PT, DPT, OCS, MBA


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    Position: Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, Director of Physical Therapy-DiSepio Center for Rehabilitation, Director of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program

    Department: Physical Therapy

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    814.471.1112

    About Dr. Mark Boland

    Education

    • BS Health Science, Saint Francis University
    • MPT Master of Physical Therapy, Saint Francis University
    • DPT Doctor of Physical Therapy, Temple University
    • OCS Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist
    • MBA Master of Business Administration, Saint Francis University
    • ITPT Credentialed in Concussion Management through the ImPACT Trained Physical Therapist Program

    Biography

    Dr. Boland is a 2003 graduate of Saint Francis University. He worked as a facility director at a regional physical therapy company before coming to Saint Francis in 2008. He became Board Certified as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist in 2009, completed his DPT from Temple University in 2013 and completed his MBA from Saint Francis University in 2016. In addition to his teaching activities, Dr. Boland serves as the Director of the DiSepio Center for Rehabilitation which is housed on campus in the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness and provides physical therapy services to the campus and local communities. He is also the director of Saint Francis University’s Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program.

    • Professional Memberships
    • Publications and Presentations
    • Presentations
    Professional Memberships
    • American Physical Therapy Association
    • Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association
    • Orthopaedic Section
    • Private Practice Section
    Publications and Presentations

    Peer Reviewed Manuscripts

    • Arbuckle D, DeSalvo M, Dixon T, Grasberger B, Wertz K, Boland MA. Comparison of surface electromyography activated muscle stimulation to the biphasic neuromuscular electrical stimulation method of quadriceps muscle strengthening. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice. 2013;25:-216-219.
    • Mulligan IJ, Boland MA, McIlhenny CV. The Balance Error Scoring System Learned Response Among Young Adults. Sports Health. 2013;5:22-26.
    • Boland MA, Mulligan IJ, Payette J. A novel cryotherapy compression wrap in the management of acute ankle sprains: potential use for special operators on the battlefield. J Spec Oper Med. 2012;12:17-23.
    • Pasierb KM, Boland MA, Gough ST. Differential diagnosis of a patient referred to physical therapy with neck and shoulder pain: Brachial Plexus Neuropathy. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice. 2012;24:-204-207.
    • Mullligan IJ, Boland MA, Payette J. Prevalence of Neurocognitive and Balance Deficits in Collegiate-Aged Football Players Without Clinically Diagnosed Concussion. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2012;42(7):625-632. 

    Peer Reviewed Scientific and Professional Presentations

    •  Boland MA.  "Exertional Training in Concussion Management” Presented at a Pre-Conference Course at  APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Antonio, TX.  February 15, 2017.
    • Boland MA.  “Management of the Cervical Spine Clinical Trajectory in Concussion”  Presented at a Pre-Conference Course at  APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Antonio, TX.  February 15, 2017.
    • Boland MA, Hutchinson B. Coracoclavicular Ligament Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Using a Cadaveric Semitendinosus Tendon Graft Following a Cycling Accident: A Case Report. APTA CSM Conference, Orthopaedic Poster Presentation. February 5, 2014. 
    • Meisel C, Mulligan IJ, Boland MA, Hutchinson BL, Harrington S. Can Patient-Rated Outcome Measures Predict Shoulder Impairments in Female Collegiate Swimmers. APTA CSM Conference Sports Residency, Platform Presentation. February 5, 2014.
    • Boland MA, Mulligan IJ. Identification of Long Term Prevalence of Fall Risk in Patients Total Joint Replacement. Faculty Development Committee Spring Poster Session. March 24, 2011.
    • Beck J, Boland MA, Mulligan IJ. Identification of Long Term Prevalence of Fall Risk in Patients Following Total Joint Replacement. PPTA Annual Conference, Harrisburg, PA. October 22, 2010. 

     

    Presentations
    • Online Course Offering through CERMUSA Distance Education. “Medical Screening and Differential Diagnosis of the Cervical and Lumbar Regions in Physical Therapy Practice” – Ongoing and updated annually.

    • 6th Annual Athletic and Orthopaedic Health and Wellness Symposium – DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness at Saint Francis University.  “Current Trends in the Management of Low Back Pain”. –   May 14, 2016
    • 6th Annual Athletic and OrthopaedicHealth and Wellness Symposium – DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness at Saint Francis University.  “The Role of the Physical Therapist in Medical Screening and Differential Diagnosis”.  May 13, 2016
    • PPTA West-Central District Meeting, September 11, 2012. Current Concepts in Concussion Management.
    • Rural Telehealth and Advanced Technologies Conference: 2012 Updates for Healthcare Providers. “Back Injury Prevention for the Healthcare Provider” March 9, 2012.
    • CERMUSA Assistive Technology Expo. “Back Injury Prevention for the Healthcare Provider” November 3, 2011.
    • Cambria-Somerset Council for Education of Health Professionals, Inc. “Medical Screening and Differential Diagnosis of the Cervical and Lumbar Regions in Physical Therapy Practice” – September 16-17, 2011
    • 2nd Annual Athlete Health and Wellness Symposium – DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness at Saint Francis University “A Treatment Based Classification for the Lumbar Spine” – May 14, 2011.
    • CERMUSA Research Advisory Board. “Telehealth Test Bed – Neurocognitive and Neurophysical Studies” April 7, 2011.
    • IU 08 Training Center, Altoona, PA. “Current Trends in Concussion Management: A Focus on the Balance/Vestibular Components of Concussion Management”. March 25, 2011.
    • Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania: Central PA Brain Injury Symposium. “Current Trends in Concussion Management”. October 23rd, 2010.
    • Applied Clinical Technology Research in Military Medicine: Improving the Delivery of Healthcare in Rural and Under-served Populations. “Telehealth Test Bed – Neurocognitive and Neurophysical Studies” October 6th, 2010.
    • 1st Annual Athlete Health and Wellness Symposium – DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness at Saint Francis University “Identification and Management of Athletes who will Benefit from a Lumbar Stabilization Program” June 5th, 2010.