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Joseph Godges, BS, MA

Title(s)Clinical Associate Professor (E)
AddressCHP 155
Off Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-9006
Phone+1 323 442 2900
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    Dr. Godges serves USC in a part-time position where his primary focus is to support clinical residency and fellowship programs and the professional development of clinical instructors through high quality continuing education. Joe coordinates the efforts of USC to provide the didactic instruction to support the expanding number of clinical residency and fellowship programs across the nation as well as to meet the needs of physical therapist seeking cutting edge post-graduate clinical education. This instruction will be provided in a classroom and lab facility near LAX that is designated solely to provide professional development for therapists using both a weekend format for therapists within driving distance as well as modular, consecutive day formats, for therapists traveling to Los Angeles for a block of concentrated training. USC also co-sponsors the didactic component orthopaedic physical therapy residency education and continuing education seminars, which Joe teaches, in Virginia and Maryland each year.
    In addition to his activities with USC, Joe is the ICF-based Clinical Practice Guidelines Coordinator for the Orthopaedic Section of the APTA, Inc. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. In addition, Joe is the Coordinator of Clinical Education and Practice for OptimisCorp, a company that provides software and practice management support for outpatient orthopaedic and sports physical therapy private practices. Previously, Joe was the coordinator of the physical therapy clinical residency and fellowship programs for Kaiser Permanente in Southern California. He has also served terms on the Orthopaedic Specialty Council of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, on the APTA s Committee on Clinical Residency and Fellowship Credentialing, and on the Orthopaedic Section s Board of Directors. Joe was among the first group of 26 clinical specialists in orthopaedic physical therapy, originally certified in 1989.

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    1. Response. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2013 Dec; 43(12):934-6. Kelley MJ, Shaffer MA, Kuhn JE, Michener LA, Seitz AL, Uhl TL, Godges JJ, McClure P. PMID: 24289036.
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    2. Ankle stability and movement coordination impairments: ankle ligament sprains. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2013 Sep; 43(9):A1-40. Martin RL, Davenport TE, Paulseth S, Wukich DK, Godges JJ. PMID: 24313720.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Shoulder pain and mobility deficits: adhesive capsulitis. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2013 May; 43(5):A1-31. Kelley MJ, Shaffer MA, Kuhn JE, Michener LA, Seitz AL, Uhl TL, Godges JJ, McClure PW. PMID: 23636125.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Low back pain. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2012 04; 42(4):A1-57. Delitto A, George SZ, Van Dillen L, Whitman JM, Sowa G, Shekelle P, Denninger TR, Godges JJ. PMID: 22466247.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 110     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    5. Knee stability and movement coordination impairments: knee ligament sprain. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2010 Apr; 40(4):A1-A37. Logerstedt DS, Snyder-Mackler L, Ritter RC, Axe MJ, Godges JJ. PMID: 20357420.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 26     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Screening for head, neck, and shoulder pathology in patients with upper extremity signs and symptoms. J Hand Ther. 2010 Apr-Jun; 23(2):173-85; quiz 186. Yung E, Asavasopon S, Godges JJ. PMID: 20149960.
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    7. Hip pain and mobility deficits--hip osteoarthritis: clinical practice guidelines linked to the international classification of functioning, disability, and health from the orthopaedic section of the American Physical Therapy Association. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2009 Apr; 39(4):A1-25. Cibulka MT, White DM, Woehrle J, Harris-Hayes M, Enseki K, Fagerson TL, Slover J, Godges JJ. PMID: 19352008.
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    8. Neck pain: Clinical practice guidelines linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health from the Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2008 Sep; 38(9):A1-A34. Childs JD, Cleland JA, Elliott JM, Teyhen DS, Wainner RS, Whitman JM, Sopky BJ, Godges JJ, Flynn TW. PMID: 18758050.
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    9. ICF-based practice guidelines for common musculoskeletal conditions. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2008 Apr; 38(4):167-8. Godges JJ, Irrgang JJ. PMID: 18434668.
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    10. Heel pain--plantar fasciitis: clinical practice guildelines linked to the international classification of function, disability, and health from the orthopaedic section of the American Physical Therapy Association. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2008 Apr; 38(4):A1-A18. McPoil TG, Martin RL, Cornwall MW, Wukich DK, Irrgang JJ, Godges JJ. PMID: 18434670.
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    11. Effects of education on return-to-work status for people with fear-avoidance beliefs and acute low back pain. Phys Ther. 2008 Feb; 88(2):231-9. Godges JJ, Anger MA, Zimmerman G, Delitto A. PMID: 18056753.
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    12. The effect of anterior versus posterior glide joint mobilization on external rotation range of motion in patients with shoulder adhesive capsulitis. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2007 Mar; 37(3):88-99. Johnson AJ, Godges JJ, Zimmerman GJ, Ounanian LL. PMID: 17416123.
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    13. Clinical diagnosis of vertebrobasilar insufficiency: resident's case problem. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2005 Oct; 35(10):645-50. Asavasopon S, Jankoski J, Godges JJ. PMID: 16294985.
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    14. Practice analysis: defining the clinical practice of primary contact physical therapy. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2004 Jun; 34(6):284-304. Donato EB, DuVall RE, Godges JJ, Zimmerman GJ, Greathouse DG. PMID: 15233391.
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    15. Mentorship in physical therapy practice. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2004 Jan; 34(1):1-3. Godges JJ. PMID: 15179987.
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    16. The immediate effects of soft tissue mobilization with proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation on glenohumeral external rotation and overhead reach. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2003 Dec; 33(12):713-8. Godges JJ, Mattson-Bell M, Thorpe D, Shah D. PMID: 14743984.
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    17. Disability self-assessment and upper quarter muscle balance between female dental hygienists and non-dental hygienists. J Dent Hyg. 2003; 77(4):217-23. Johnson EG, Godges JJ, Lohman EB, Stephens JA, Zimmerman GJ, Anderson SP. PMID: 15022521.
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    18. Impairment-based examination and disability management of an elderly woman with sacroiliac region pain. Phys Ther. 2002 Aug; 82(8):812-21. Godges JJ, Varnum DR, Sanders KM. PMID: 12147010.
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    19. Nature of clinical practice for specialists in orthopaedic physical therapy. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 1999 Apr; 29(4):240-7. Milidonis MK, Godges JJ, Jensen GM. PMID: 10322597.
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    20. Practice analysis survey: revalidation of advanced clinical practice in orthopaedic physical therapy. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 1997 Mar; 25(3):163-70. Milidonis MK, Ritter RC, Sweeney MA, Godges JJ, Knapp J, Antonucci E. PMID: 9048322.
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    21. Effects of exercise on hip range of motion, trunk muscle performance, and gait economy. Phys Ther. 1993 Jul; 73(7):468-77. Godges JJ, MacRae PG, Engelke KA. PMID: 8316580.
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    22. Relationship between Hip Extension Range of Motion and Postural Alignment. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 1990; 12(6):243-7. Heino JG, Godges JJ, Carter CL. PMID: 18796868.
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    23. The effects of two stretching procedures on hip range of motion and gait economy. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 1989; 10(9):350-7. Godges JJ, Macrae H, Longdon C, Tinberg C, Macrae PG. PMID: 18791317.
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    24. Applied kinesiology. Phys Ther. 1982 Mar; 62(3):350. Godges JJ. PMID: 7063534.
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