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Michael Granado, PT, MPT, PhD, ATC, CSCS

Michael Granado, PT, MPT, PhD, ATC, CSCS

Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy Education

College of Health Sciences

Join year: 2019

  • Education

    PhD, Rehabilitation Science, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA, 2018

    MS, Physical Therapy, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA 2001

    BS, Exercise Science with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology, Minor in Rhetoric and Communication, University of California, Davis, 1998

    AS, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA, 1995

  • Certification

    Certified Clinical Instructor, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), 2006

    Certificate of Completion, Year Long Australian Manual Therapy Course, 2006

    Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), 2000

    Athletic Trainer, Certified (ATC), National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), 1999

  • License

    California Board of Physical Therapy

  • Courses

    PT 5230 Screening for Medical Referral I

    PT 5235 Screening for Medical Referral II

  • Research Grant

    Cinahl Information Systems, Glendale, CA, 8/10 - 1/16

    Authored or updated 70 physical therapy related medical papers based on the latest research for the Cinahl Rehabilitation Reference Center database. Created continuing education content for physical therapists and physical therapy assistants. Applied for state level certification for Cinahl continuing education courses in 12 states.

    The relationship between plantar fasciitis and tibialis anterior strength. A completed cross-sectional study that compared tibialis anterior strength between 20 healthy participants with 20 individuals with unilateral plantar fasciitis. The purpose was to study a potentially overlooked biomechanical cause for plantar fasciitis. As primany investigator, the manuscript is in queue to be completed.

    Plantar fasciitis can lead to diminished single-leg balance performance. A completed cross-sectional study that compared balance markers between healthy participants and individuals with unilateral plantar fasciitis. The study has implications for future treatment considerations in those with plantar fasciitis. It also highlights a fall risk concern in the older population who are also at a higher risk for plantar fasciitis. As primary investigator, the manuscript is in queue to be completed.

  • Awards

    Selma Andrews Scholarship, 2014-2016

    Roy and Roxie Campanella Physical Therapy Scholarship, 2000

    Sears Directors' Cup Postgraduate Scholarship, University of California Davis, 1998

    Outstanding Senior Leadership Award, University of California Davis, 1998

    Mead Clark and Senator Herbert Slater Scholarship, 1995

    Joe Rapaport Scholarship, 1994

    Frank P. Doyle Scholarship, 1993

  • Organizations

    American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Research and Sports Sections

    California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA)

    • Webmaster, California Research Special Interest Group Website, 2009-2010
    • Student Research Awards Committee member, CPTA Annual Conference, 2009

    National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA)

  • Publications

    Granado MJ, Lohman III EB, Daher NS, Gordon KE. Effect of gender, toe extension position, and plantar fasciitis on plantar fascia thickness. Foot Ankle Int. 2019;40(4):439-446. doi:10.1177/1071100718811631.

    Granado MJ, Lohman III EB, Gordon KE, Daher NS. Metatarsophalangeal joint extension changes ultrasound measurements for plantar fascia thickness. J Foot Ankle Res. 2018;11:20.doi:10.1186/s13047-018-0267-0

    Petrofsky J, Berk L, Bains G, Khowailed IA, Hui T, Granado M, et al. Moist heat or dry heat for delayed onset muscle soreness J Clin Med Res. 2013;5:416-25. doi:10.4021/jocmr1521w