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Janet Konecne, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

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

College of Health Sciences

E-Mail: jkonecne@westernu.edu

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Join year: 2009


PhD, Leadership, University of the Cumberlands, Kentucky, expected completion 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


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


PT 5141 Professional Development & Reflective Practice

PT 5142 Professional Development & Clinical Education

PT 5143 Prof Develop & Clinical Practice

PT 7010Clinical Education I

PT 7030 Clinical Education III

PT 7040 Clinical Education IV

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


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


American Physical Therapy Association

  • 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


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


"Musculoskeletal Problems in Violinists and Violists," JOSPT, 1998, abstract