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Janet Konecne, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, CSCS

Janet Konecne, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, CSCS

Director of Clinical Education, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy Education - California

College of Health Sciences

Phone: 909-469-5370

Join year: 2003

  • Education
    • PhD, Leadership, University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, Kentucky, 2021
    • DPT, Physical Therapy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 2002
    • MS, Biokinesiology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 2001
    • BS, Physical Therapy, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, 1982
  • Certification
    • Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), American Board of Physical Therapy Specialities, American Physical Therapy Association
    • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), National Strength and Conditioning Association
    • Certified Personal Trainer
    • Credentialed CI - APTA
    • Certified Peforming Arts Medicine Provider, ACSM/PAMA
    • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • License


  • Work Site

    Allegro Physical Therapy

    Luna PT


  • Academic Interests

    Clinical Education



  • Courses

    • PT 5141 Professional Development & Reflective Practice
    • PT 5142 Professional Development & Clinical Education
    • PT 5143 Prof Develop & Clinical Practice
    • PT 6090 Complex Patients
    • PT 7030 Clinical Education III
    • PT 7040 Clinical Education IV
  • Research Interest

    Orthopedics, clinical education, performing arts medicine, simulation and safety

  • Research Grant
    • Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Problems in Violinists and Violists, Northern Arizona University, 1982
    • Energy Cost of Ultralight Wheelchairs, Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center, 1984 - 1986
    • Incidence of TMD in Collegiate Level Trumpet and Clarinet Players, Chapman University, Faculty Advisor, 1997
    • Energy Cost Requirements for the High School Marching Band Enrollee: Comparison to the benefits of a one semester physical education course, Chapman University, Faculty Advisor with Co-Author, George Wolf
    • The Effects of Exercise and Oral Contraception Use on Bone Density in College Level Women, Research Assistant, Dr. Victoria Jaques, USC, 2000-2003
    • Hip Labrum Tears, Original work, 2003
    • The Use of a Comprehensive Integrated Examination and It's Effect on the Clinical Abilities of Doctoral Physical Therapy Students, Western University, with Dr. Dee Schilling, 2011, ongoing
    • Does Kinesio Taping Improve Dynamic Balance in People with Diabetic Lower Extremity Peripheral Neuropathy using the Smart Balance Master and Berg Balance Scale?, IRB #15/IRB/108, Western University of Health Sciences, on-going
    • The Effects of a Change in Grip Diameter with the Use of Fat Gripz on the Trapezius Muscle Activity during the Seated Row Exercise, IRB#15/IRB/054, Western University of Health Sciences, on-going
    • Incidence of Injuries Reported in a World Class Drum and Bugle Corps during Tour, IRB#X17/IRB/028, Western University of Health Sciences, on-going
    • Real Time Biofeedback and Retention Using CoreX in Healthy Adults, IRB#P18/IRB/028, Western University of Health Sciences, on-going
  • Awards
    • Annie Accolades Award, Outstanding Woman of Anaheim, 2012
    • Presidential Service Award, Gold level, 2012
    • Charles Magistro Service Award, CPTA, 2000
    • Physical Therapist of the Year, OCAPTA, 2000
    • Awarded Hurtt's Hero, 1998 for community and professional achievement/commitment
    • Physical Therapist of the Year, Orange County, 1995
  • Organizations

    Acadamy of Orthopedic Physical Therapists (AOPT)

    Drum Corps International (DCI)

    American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

    • California Chapter Board Director, 2002 - 2005
    • Delegate, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002
    • Assembly Representative, 1990 - 2001
    • Chair-elect, Orange County, 1992
    • Chairperson, 1993

    Sports medicine/Orthopaedic, Geriatrics, Education and Women's Health Sections, APTA

    • Performing Arts Special Interest Group, Private Practice Special Interest Group
    • National Strength and Conditioning Association
    • Performing Arts Medicine Association
  • Committees
    • Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapists, APTA, Board of Directors, Director, 2020 - 2022
    • Chair Promotion and Tenure Committee - Western University of Health Sciences, 2020
    • APTA Awards Committee - subcommittee on Scholarships, 2019 - 2021
    • Education Committee, CPTA, 2019 - 2021
    • DCI Health and Wellness Committee, Member, 2019
    • Task Force on Payment for Clinical Education, NCCE, 2017 - present
    • Nominated to run, Education Section, APTA, Co-Chair CESIG, 2018
    • WERC group founding member, Western University of Health Sciences, 2017
    • Manuscript Reviewer, Documentation for Physical Therapy, 2015
    • California Physical Therapy Association, Director 2001-present
    • California State Physical Therapy Conference Chairperson, 2000
    • Health Care Advisory Committee, Assemblyman Ken Maddox, 1999-2001
    • Health Care Advisory Committee, Representative Loretta Sanchez, 2000-present
    • Key Legislative Contact, Washington DC, Governmental Affairs Forum, 1998 - present
    • Sports Festival Planning Commitee for the Spinal Injury Games - Co-Director, 1982 - 1986
    • Staff In-Service Training Program, "Sex and Disability Focus on Spinal Injury" - Committee Member, 1983
  • Publications
    • "Musculoskeletal Problems in Violinists and Violists," JOSPT, 1998, abstract