tim zipple
  • Tim_ZipplePosition: Associate Professor
  • Department: School of Rehabilitation and Medical Sciences, Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy
  • Campus Address: 1234 Health Professions Building
  • 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.

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le 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