Justin Lantz

Title(s)Associate Professor Of Clinical
SchoolHerman Ostrow School of Dentistry of Usc
Address1640 Marengo St. HRA 102
University Park Campus
Los Angeles CA 90012
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    North American Spine Society2023Spineline Top 20 Under 40
    Northwestern University- NUPT Alumni Association2016Young Alumnus of the Year

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    Dr. Justin Lantz has a dual appointment an associate professor of clinical family medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He is also the current director of the USC Spine Physical Therapy Fellowship program. Dr. Lantz operates as a practicing clinician at the Health Sciences Campus Faculty Practice and is recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) as well as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT).

    Dr. Lantz specializes in treating orthopedic populations of all ages with an interest in spinal disorders. He is an active member of the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA), American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), American Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy of the APTA, American Academy of Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT), and North American Spine Society (NASS). He is an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor for physical therapy clinical education and currently functions as a clinical mentor for the USC Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program.

    To further promote interdisciplinary relationships and learning between medical and physical therapy students at USC, he is involved in both clinical and academic teaching at the Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Lantz has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals and presented at state, national, and international level conferences with a special research interest in post-surgical rehabilitation outcomes for spine surgery relating to pain, function, and quality of life leading to development of evidenced based guidelines for rehabilitation following spine surgery with tissue healing considerations.

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    1. Incidence of complications associated with cervical spine surgery and post-operative physical therapy and implications for timing of initiation of post-operative physical therapy: a retrospective database study. Eur Spine J. 2023 01; 32(1):382-388. Lantz JM, Roberts C, Formanek B, Michener LA, Hah RJ, Wang JC, Buser Z. PMID: 36401668.
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    2. Team Approach: Management of an Acute L4-L5 Disc Herniation. JBJS Rev. 2021 10 12; 9(10). Buser Z, Tekmyster G, Licari H, Lantz JM, Wang JC. PMID: 34637405.
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    3. The Impact of Physical Therapy Following Cervical Spine Surgery for Degenerative Spine Disorders: A Systematic Review. Clin Spine Surg. 2021 10 01; 34(8):291-307. Lantz JM, Abedi A, Tran F, Cahill R, Kulig K, Michener LA, Hah RJ, Wang JC, Buser Z. PMID: 33323701.
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    4. Tarlov Cysts in a Woman With Lumbar Pain. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2018 02; 48(2):121. Lantz JM, Yamada KA, Hah RJ. PMID: 29385941.
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    5. TIBIOFEMORAL JOINT MOBILIZATION IN THE SUCCESSFUL MANAGEMENT OF PATELLOFEMORAL PAIN SYNDROME: A CASE REPORT. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2016 Jun; 11(3):450-61. Lantz JM, Emerson-Kavchak AJ, Mischke JJ, Courtney CA. PMID: 27274430; PMCID: PMC4886812.
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    6. The Effects of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy in the Management of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A Case Report. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2016; 28(4):490-7. Lantz JM, Joshi S, O'Hearn M. PMID: 27661250.
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    7. Symptomatic ganglion cyst in a patient with knee pain. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2014 Oct; 44(10):840. Lantz JM, Shamim E, Elliott JM. PMID: 25269869.
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    8. Lower extremity maturational variation in adolescent girls may predispose to sports-related knee injury. J Pediatr. 2014 Jan; 164(1):216-9. Lantz JM, Kavchak-Emerson A. PMID: 24359906.
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