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Roy J. Film, PT, MPT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Location:

AHB, 240C

Phone (Primary):

(410) 706-4544

Fax:

(410) 706-6387

Education and Training

• Master of Physical Therapy, Temple University, 1996
• Doctor of Physical Therapy, Temple University, 2012
• Board-Certified Orthopaedic Certified Specialist since 2007
• Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists since 2006
• Certified Ergonomist since 2002

Biosketch

Roy J. Film is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. Dr. Film graduated with a Master of Physical Therapy degree in 1996 and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2012. His experience includes clinical practice and academic instruction in the area of orthopedics and manual therapy. He participates in clinical research projects within the UMB PT department. His current research interests are in the area of conservative management of patients wishing to avoid elective orthopedic surgery.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Conservative orthopedic management, non-specific spinal pain, referral for profit, PT education (entry-level and post-graduate clinical training)

Highlighted Publications

Film RJ, McGee T. Physical Therapy Management of a Patient with a Five-Month History of Bisphosphonate-related Midthoracic Back Pain - A Case Report. American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists 2014 Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX

McGee T, Film RJ. The Use of Nonthrust Thoracic Spinal Manipulative Therapy in an Adolescent Swimmer for the Treatment of Traumatic Neck and Shoulder Pain: A Case Report. American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists 2014 Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX

David C, Film RJ. Clinical Decision Making: A Multifaceted Patient Case. 2015 Annual Research Day, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Hammond A, Miller M, Film RJ. The Use of the Neurodevelopmental Progression to Improve Thoracolumbar Stability to Restore Function in a Patient with Lateral Knee Pain. 2016 Annual Research Day, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Zablocki A, Joyce K, Film RJ. Rehabilitation Following Post-Partum Diastasis Rectus Abdominis: A Case Study on the Efficacy of Myofascial Release, Transversus Abdominis Activation, and Taping to Restore Normal Inter-Recti Distance. 2016 Annual Research Day, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD