J. Tim Zipple

  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: School of Rehabilitation and Medical Sciences, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
  • Campus Address: Health Professions Building 1234
  • Office Hours: By appointment
  • Phone: 989-774-6579
  • Email: tim.zipple@cmich.edu
Courses: 
  • PTH 645 Patient Care I
  • PTH 646 Patient Care II
  • PTH 665 Physical Therapy Seminar I
  • PTH 661 Manual Therapy I
  • PTH 662 Manual Therapy II


Degrees and Universities

B.S. in Physical Therapy: Oakland University in 1986
M.S. in Biomechanics: Michigan State University in 1989
D.Sc. in Physical Therapy Oakland University in 2007


Certifications

Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) - American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT) Complementary Medicine and Wellness (CMW) – Oakland University 

Honors and Recognitions

Faculty Appreciation Award - CMU Athletic Department (2000), Nominated by Amber Crenshaw


Professional Organizations and Positions Held

Member - American Physical Therapy Association: APTA Brand Champion, February 2011 to present, Key Contact for APTA Legislative Committee, Mid-Michigan Region, January 2004 to present
Member - Michigan Physical Therapy Association: Board of Director #5, January 2010 to present, previously Board of Directors #1 Position (2004-2007)
Member – American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists 1992 to present, Fellow since 1996: Member of Standards Committee 2000-2001

Publications

Perkins JM, Zipple JT: Nonspecific low back pain. In: Erhman Jk, Gordon PM, Visich PS, Keteyian SJ, eds. Clinical Exercise Physiology. 2nd ed., Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Publications; 2008:497-522. (Third edition scheduled for publication in 2012)

Perkins JM, Zipple JT: Nonspecific low back pain. In: Erhman Jk, Gordon PM, Visich PS, Keteyian SJ, eds. Clinical Exercise Physiology. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Publications; 2003:483-502. (First edition)

Perkins JM, Zipple JT, Garrett N, Kapa M, Tucker N: Bone resorption markers in women with osteopenia: Can they help with individual management decisions?", J Women's Health Phys Ther. 2007;31(2):21-26.

Zipple JT, Loubert PV, Hammer R: Treatment of fabella syndrome with manual therapy, J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 33:1, p33-9, 2003.

Research Areas

Validation of amplitudes of extremity joint mobilization excursions with diagnostic ultrasound

Efficacy of manual therapy interventions for chronic exertional compartment syndrome -Normative values for dynamometry of extremity joints

Manual therapy interventions for chronic pelvic floor tension myalgia in males

Incidence/prevalence of complementary and alternative medical practice use in the United States

Efficacy of weight training for controlling bone loss in premenopausal women

Comparing complementary and alternative medical practices to Western Medicine for treatment of non-specific low back pain syndrome