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Boissonnault William

Docteur en Physiothérapie (DPT), DHSc, FAPTA a reçu le prix Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association. Ceci est la plus grande distinction honorifique accordée par the American Physical Therapy Association, l’organisation nationale des kinésithérapeutes américains.
Ce prix reconnait le travail de ceux qui ont procuré des résultats significatifs dans l’avancé scientifique, éducative et la pratique de la profession de kinésithérapie. Le docteur Boissonnalt a reçu ce prix lors de la conférence de Juin 2010 : The Annual Conference and Exposition of the APTA in Boston, Massachusetts.

Boissonnault William
Formation Kpten proposée : # L’art et la science du dépistage médical pour renvoyer le patient vers le médecin

Education and Certification
• BS, Physical Therapy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
• MSc, Specialty Track - Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, Institute of Physical Therapy-St. Augustine
• DHSc, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
• DPT - MGH Institute of Health Professionals
• FAAOMPT, Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists

Professional Activities
• President, Foundation for Physical Therapy, Inc.
• Orthopaedic Section, APTA- Practice Affairs and Awards Committees
• American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists- Practice Committee
• Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association-task Force on Autonomous Practice and Workforce Issues Committee
• Member: APTA Orthopaedic, Education and Research Sections.
• Adjunct faculty positions at Marquette University, Columbia University, University of Tennessee-Memphis, Northern Arizona University and Krannert School of Physical Therapy, University of Indianapolis.

American Physical Therapy Association
1999-2009 Task Force on Manual Therapy Legislature Issues (Chair 2004-2009)
1995-2001 President, Orthopaedic Section, APTA
1997-2004 Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy Board of Directors
(Vice President 1998/2000, President 1999, Advisory Member 2001-present)
2000-2008 Wisconsin PT Association delegate to APTA House of Delegates

Foundation for Physical Therapy, Inc.
2006-2008 Member of the Board of Trustees
2007-2009 Vice President

American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists
2003-2008 Chairman -Practice Affairs Committee

Immediate Past-Rehabilitation Team Supervisor-Orthopedics Services, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clincis

Récompenses et pôles d'intérêts

• 2008: John Mc Mennell Service Award. American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy
• 2008: Helen J Hislop Award for Outstanding Contributions to Professional Literature from the American Physical Therapy Association
• 2005: Dean's Teaching Award 2004-2005. Excellence and innovation in medical education. University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School
• 2005: Dorothy E. Baethke-Eleanor J. Carlin Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching. American Physical Therapy Association
• 2004: Paris Distinguished Service Award. Orthopaedic Section, APTA. Combined Sections Meeting, Nashville, TN
• 2001: Charles Magistro Service Award, Foundation for Physical Therapy
• 2000: John H.P. Maley Lectureship Award, “Innovations in Clinical Practice,” American Physical Therapy Association, Physical Therapy
• 1999: Trish King Baker Alumni Award for Professional Excellence, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, St. Augustine, FL
• 1998: Clinical Excellence Award, Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association
• 2008: JOSPT George Davies-James Gould Excellence in Clinical Inquiry Award: Differential diagnosis of a patient referred to physical therapy with low back pain: abdominal aortic aneurysm

• 2006: Keynote Lecture, Florida State Physical Therapy Association, Spring Conference. Sanibel Island, FL
• 2005: Keynote Speaker, Northwestern University Department of Physical Therapy Graduation Ceremony, Chicago, IL
• 2005: Capstone Lecturer, Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists. University of Tennessee-Memphis Program for Physical Therapy, Memphis, TN
• 2003: Keynote Speaker: Research Day. American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists Annual Conference, Reno, NV
• 2002: Luiese Lynch Lectureship, College of Allied Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK
• 2009: Accepted into Accademia dei Fisiocritici Siena, Italy

Research Interests
• Investigating the impact that illnesses, medication and substance use (caffeine, tobacco and alcohol) have on outcomes following rehabilitation.
• Investigating physical therapists’ role in medical screening-identifying patients/clients who should be referred to a physician.
• Investigating the intervention thrust joint manipulation from a physical therapy educational perspective; what is being taught, how is it being taught etc.
• Developing teaching strategies to enhance student differential diagnosis and patient intervewing skills


Journal articles
Mechelli F, Probaski Z, Boissonnault WG. Differential diagnosis of a patient referred to physical therapy with low back pain: abdominal aortic aneurysm. Journal of Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2008 Sep;38(9):551-7.

Heiderscheit, B.C. and W.B. Boissonnault. Reliability of joint mobility and pain assessment of the transverse spine and rib cage. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy [in press].

Boissonnault W, Badke MB. Influence of acuity on physical therapy outcomes for patients with cervical disorders. Arch Phys Med Rehab 89:81-86, 2008.

Borgerding, L.J., P.J. Kikillus, and W.B. Boissonnault. The use of the patellar pubic percussion test in the diagnosis and management of a patient with a non-displaced hip fracture. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy 15:E78-84, 2007.

Boissonnault W, Badke MB, Wooden M, Ekedahl S, Fly K. Patient outcomes following physical therapy intervention for rotator cuff surgery: The impact of patients’ pre-existing health histories. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 37(6):312-3107, 2007.

Badke MB, Boissonnault WG. Changes in disability following physical therapy intervention for patients with low back pain. Arch of Phys Med Rehab. 2006;87:749-756

Boissonnault W, Morgan B, Buelow J. Differential diagnosis clinical decision-making in physical therapy professional education; A comparison of two classroom teaching strategies. Journal of Physical Therapy Education. 2006;20(1):28-36

Collaer J, McKeough M, Boissonnault W. Isthmic lumbar spondylolisthesis detection with palpation: An assessment of reliability and validity. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy. 2006;14(1):22-29.

Gurney B, Boissonnault W, Andrews R. Differential diagnosis of a femoral neck/head stress fracture. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2006;36(2):80-88.

Boissonnault JS, Boissonnault WG, Bartoli P. Osteoporosis during the childbearing year. J Womens Health Phys Ther. 2005;29(3):13-17.

Boissonnault W, J Bryan. Thrust joint manipulation clinical education opportunities for professional degree physical therapy students. J of Ortho and Sports Phys Ther, 35(7):416-423, 2005.

Thein-Nissenbaum J, W Boissonnault. Differential diagnosis of spondylolysis in a patient with chronic low back pain. J of Ortho and Sports Phys Ther, 35(5):319-326, 2005.

Boissonnault W, M Badke. Collecting patient health history information: The accuracy of a self-administered questionnaire in a pre-operative care ambulatory setting. Phys Ther, accepted for publication June 2005.

Boissonnault W, J Bryan, KJ Fox. Joint manipulation curricula in professional physical therapy education programs. J of Ortho and Sports Phys Ther, 34(4): 171-181, 2004.

Boissonnault W, J Thein-Nissenbaum. Differential diagnosis of a sacral stress fracture. J of Ortho and Sports Phys Ther, 32(12):613-621, 2002.

Boissonnault W, P Meek. Risk factors for anti-inflammatory drug and aspirin-induced gastrointestinal complications in physical therapy outpatients. J of Ortho and Sports Phys Ther, 32(10):510-517, 2002.

Goodman C, W Boissonnault, K Fuller. Pathology: Implication for the Physical Therapist, 2nd edition., WB Saunders Co., 2nd edition. 2002.

Boissonnault W. Medical Screening for the Physical Therapist. On CD-ROM; 20 hours of material including written examination, December, 2003.

Boissonnault W. Primary Care for the Physical Therapist: Examination and Triage. WB Saunders Co., Publication date September, 2004.

Boissonnault W. Examination in Physical Therapy Practice: Screening for Medical Disease, 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone, Inc., New York, 1995.

Rechercher sur PubMed les publications de William Boissonnault.

Bourses d'études

Correlation of Microdiskectomy Outcomes With Apolipoprotein E and Carboxyl-O-MethylTRansferase. (W Boissonnault, Co-investigator & Database Manager) Funding Agency: Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation, July, 2005 – June, 2006.

Understanding the Belief of Physical Therapy Academic Faculty and Clinical Instructors That Thrust Joint Manipulation is not a Professional Degree Physical Therapy Student Skill. (W Boissonnault, PI) Funding Agency: American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, October, 2004 – September, 2005.

Patient Outcomes Following Orthopedic Spinal Surgery, Shoulder and Knee Surgeries; The Impact of Pre-Surgical Co-Morbidities, Medication and Substance Use (W Boissonnault, PI), Funcing Agency: Surgical Associates, May, 2002 – June, 2003.

Patient Outcome Following Physical Therapy Intervention for Rotator Cuff Surgery: the Impact of Patients’ Pre-Existing Health Histories (W Boissonnault, PI),
Funding Agency: Orthopaedic Section, APTA, June, 2003- June, 2004.

Joint Manipulation: First-Professional Physical Therapist Students’ Clinical Instructors Attitudes and Expertise (W Boissonnault, PI),
Funding Agency: American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, October, 2003-June, 2004.

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