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MoveForwardPT.com Editorial Board
The MoveForwardPT.com Editorial Board is comprised of physical therapist members of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
Board members review and/or author resources for the site while striving to provide the most current, relevant, evidence-based information about the physical therapist's role in the treatment of various conditions in language that's easy to understand. Board members are selected based on a national call for applicants.
Andrea Avruskin, PT, DPT, ATC, LAT, CKTP, is the clinical director at Pima Medical Institute, physical therapist assistant program. She specializes in sports and performing arts therapy. She has provided backstage physical therapy services for Las Vegas shows, including Cirque du Soleil's "O" and "Mystere," Disney's "The Lion King," "Le Reve," as well as national tours of "So You Think You Can Dance," Kellog's "Tour of Olympic Champions," "Memphis," "Anything Goes", "Nunsense", and "Book of Mormon" at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Andrea holds a doctor of physical therapy degree from Creighton University.
Joseph Brence, PT, DPT, COMT, DAC, is a physical therapist and clinical researcher who treats a wide range of painful conditions, including complex regional pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome. He is currently involved in a wide range of clinical research projects involving understanding the neuromatrix, and determining how it applies to physical therapy. Joseph is the vice president of operations for NxtGen Institute of Physical Therapy, manages the blog Forward Thinking PT, and writes monthly research reviews for SportEx Medicine.
Venita Lovelace-Chandler, PT, PhD, PCS, is a board-certified pediatric physical therapist specialist and has more than 40 years of experience in pediatrics. She is a retired professor who continues to serve as adjunct faculty in the department of physical therapy at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC). Venita has served in numerous elected leadership positions with the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and teaches advanced clinical practice courses for APTA, and has authored articles and book chapters on pediatrics.
Julie Mulcahy, PT, MPT, is a physical therapist with 22 years of experience in orthopedics, sports medicine, and women’s health, and is the clinical coordinator in clinical education at Center for Advanced Orthopedics in Auburn Hill, Michigan. She is additionally trained in treating the spine and pelvic areas, and functional strength, core stability, yoga, and kinesiotaping, as well as the Graston technique. Other areas of expertise include balance training and fall safety education in the geriatric population. A lifelong athlete, marathoner, and triathlete, Julie has a special interest in evaluation and treatment of running-related injuries.
Physical therapists interested in assisting the board in its work or becoming a member of the board should contact Katie Kissal, senior web content specialist for MoveForwardPT.com.