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Karin Roback, PT, DPT, EdD

Karin Roback, PT, DPT, EdD

Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy Education

College of Health Sciences

kroback@westernu.edu

Join year: 2014

  • Education

    EdD, Doctor of Education, Concentration: Higher Education Administration, USC, Los Angeles, CA, 2017

    DPT, Physical Therapy, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA, 2008

    MPT, Physical Therapy, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA, 1997

    BS, Psycho-Biology, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, 1994

  • Certification

    Certificate in Aquatic Physical Therapy Clinical Competency (CAPTCC) through APTA

    Certified FMT Blades & Blades Advanced Provider

    Interactive Metronome® Certified (IMC) Provider

    American Heart Association CPR & First Aid Certified, BLS for Healthcare Providers

    Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist (CEASTM) through The Back School

    Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI)® through IAIM®

    Certified in Administration and Interpretation of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT)

    CITI Responsible Conduct of Research, Research Faculty and Staff

    CITI Conflicts of Interest, Faculty

  • Courses

    PT 5015: Professional and Practice Issues in Physical Therapy

    PT 5120: Human Life Sequences

    PT 6075: Prevention and Management of Problems in the Pediatric Population

    PT 8699_5120: Independent Study – Human Life Sequences, 3 units (for Post-Professional DPT students)

    PT 8699_6075: Independent Study - Prevention and Management of Problems in the Pediatric Population, 1 unit (for Post-Professional DPT students)

    IPE 5000 & 5100: Instructor, Department Representative

    IPE 6000 & 6100: Instructor, Department Representative

  • Awards

    Dean’s List: University of Southern California,Rossier School of Education, EdD degree, 2013-2017

    Graduation with Honors: Western University of Health Sciences, DPT degree, June 2008

  • Organizations

    American Physical Therapy Association, 1996 – present

    Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy, 2020 - present

    Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy, 2019 – present

    Academy of Physical Therapy Education, 2014 – present

    Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy, 1996 – present

    -Early Intervention Special Interest Group, 2019 – present

    California Physical Therapy Association, 1996 - present

    -California Pediatric Physical Therapy Special Interest Group, 2015 – present

  • Committees

    California Pediatric Physical Therapy Special Interest Group, Executive Committee Director

    San Gabriel Valley, California Physical Therapy Association, District Representative

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Alliance, Western University of Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Committee Member

    Telehealth Task Force of the APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy, Committee Member

    Western University of Health Sciences Inter-Professional Education (IPE) at WesternU, PT Department Representative

    Western University of Health Sciences Financial Aid Committee, Committee Member

    Member and Volunteer PT, SoCalTrykers charity

  • Publications

    Roback, K. (2021).Using innovative online pedagogy in graduate student fieldwork.Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 32(2), 77-97.

    Roback, K. (2021). From Traditional to Virtual Learning in Pediatric PT Education: Innovation in a Whole New World, Poster Presentation (ID#30248),APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) 2021, Pediatrics Section.

    Roback, K. (2020). The use of technology to assist with innovative distance learning models as a component of fieldwork in Higher Education, Platform Speaking Presentation,Hawaii International Conference on Higher Education; Oahu, HI: January 2020.

    Roback, K. & Armstrong, D(2019). Application of the ICF Model in the Pediatric Curriculum of an Entry-level DPT Program, Poster Presentation,Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Annual Conference (APPTAC); Anaheim, CA: November 2019. Abstract: Roback, K. & Armstrong, D. (2019). Application of the ICF Model in the Pediatric Curriculum of an Entry-level DPT Program. Abstracts of the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Annual Conference 2019, Pediatric Physical Therapy: October 2019 - Volume 31 - Issue 4 - p E32-E57 doi: 10.1097/PEP.0000000000000657)

    Roback, K. (2019).Implementation of Online Graduate Degree Programs with Fieldwork Components: A Promising Practice Stud, Poster Presentation,Teaching for Active and Engaged Learning – Lilly Conference; Anaheim, CA: February 2019.

    Roback, K. (2018). Individual Poster Presentation: Alternating Side of Torticollis as the Presenting Sign of Benign Paroxysmal Torticollis, Poster Presentation.Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Annual Conference (APPTAC); Chattanooga, TN: November 2018. Abstract: Roback, K. (2018). Alternating Side of Torticollis as the Presenting Sign of Benign Paroxysmal Torticollis.Abstracts of the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Annual Conference 2018, Pediatric Physical Therapy: October 2018 - Volume 30 - Issue 4 - p E8-E22 doi: 10.1097/PEP.0000000000000548

    Roback, K. (2018). Improving Physical Therapy Screening & Differential Diagnosis of Non-Muscular Pediatric Torticollis, Poster Presentation,California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA) Annual Conference; Santa Clara, CA: September 2018.

    Roback, K. (2018). Case Report Analysis of Non-Muscular Pediatric Torticollis, Poster Presentation.American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) NEXT Conference; Orlando, FL: June 2018.

    Roback, K. (2016). Implementation of online graduate degree programs with fieldwork components: A promising practice study. (Doctoral dissertation, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California.)