Faculty Scholarship: Dr. Michael L. Fink

Dr. Fink

Michael L. Fink
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

B.S., Thomas
Jefferson University
M.S., Thomas
Jefferson University
D.Sc., Baylor University

Board Certified Orthopedic
Clinical Specialist,
American Board of
Physical Therapy Specialties

Board Certified Sports
Clinical Specialist,
American Board of
Physical Therapy Specialties

Dr. Fink teaches human anatomy, pharmacology, differential diagnosis, and selected physical therapy practice topics: high velocity low amplitude thrust grade V mobilizations module and musculoskeletal ultrasound module. His research interests include factors impacting physical therapists predominating using manual therapy techniques, scapular mobility, knee injury prevention programs, and the diagnostic utility of musculoskeletal ultrasound & electromyography. Clinical practice areas include orthopedics and sports medicine.

Dr. Fink's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2015 Celebration

Berger, S. A., & Fink, M. L. (2014). The effectiveness of cervical and thoracic thrust joint manipulations for the treatment of cervical radiculopathy: A systematic review [Abstract]. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 44(1), A126.

Berger, S. A., & Fink, M. L. (2014, February). The effectiveness of cervical and thoracic thrust joint manipulations for the treatment of cervical radiculopathy: A systematic review. Poster Presented at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.

Broad, A., & Fink, M. L. (2014, January). Surfer’s myelopathy: A systematic review with case report. Poster presented at the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Meeting, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA.

Deibert, D., & Fink, M. L. (2014, January). Treatment of an adult recovering from bacterial meningitis following a two week comatose state: A case report. Poster presented at the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Meeting, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA.

Fink, M. L., & Kissling, K. A. (2014, February). Ultrasound imaging versus electrodiagnostic studies and magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of peripheral nerve injuries: A systematic review. Poster presented at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. Las Vegas, NV.

Fink, M. L. (2013). Sammy’s physical therapy adventure. North Charleston, SC: CreateSpace.

Fink, M. L. (2013). Sports physical therapy description of specialty practice. Alexandria, VA: American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, Specialty Council on Sports Physical Therapy.

Fink, M. L. (2013, October). Musculoskeletal ultrasound: Transforming practice. One-Half Day Continuing Education Presentation at the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference, Seven Springs, PA.

Fink, M. L. (2014). Sammy’s physical therapy adventure: Coloring & activity book. North Charleston, SC: CreateSpace.

Galloway, C., Lobo, M., Fink, H., & Fink, M. L. (2014, February). I want it all, and I want it now: Pediatric assistive technology that behaves like a child. Two Hour Educational Session presented at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.

Higgins, C., & Fink, M. L. (2014, January). Popliteus tendonitis: A case study. Poster presented at the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Meeting, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA.

Dr. Fink's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2014 Celebration

Berger, S. A., & Fink, M. L. (January 2013). The effectiveness of cervical and thoracic thrust joint manipulations for the treatment of cervical radiculopathy: A literature review. Poster Presented at the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Meeting, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA.

Butler, R. J., Lehr, M. E., Fink, M. L., Kiesel, K. B., & Plisky, P. J. (2013). Dynamic balance performance and noncontact lower extremity injury in college football players: An initial study. Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach, 5, 417-422.

Butler, R. J., Lehr, M. E., Fink, M. L., Kiesel, K. B., & Plisky, P. J. (August 23, 201). Dynamic balance performance and noncontact lower extremity injury in college football players: An initial study. Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach, 5, 417-422.

Butt, S. L., Fenning, S. M., Sharkey, K. M., & Fink, M. L. (October 2012). Practicing what they preach? lifestyle behaviors of physical therapists and student physical therapists. Poster Presented at the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference, Lancaster, PA.

Fink, M. L. (January 2013). First rib manipulation for unilateral neck pain in a female with a thoracic spinal fusion. Poster Presented at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Fink, M. L. (March 2013). Musculoskeletal ultrasound: Transforming practice. Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Quarterly Meeting, Hershey, PA.

Fink, M. L. (November 2012). Musculoskeletal ultrasound: Transforming practice.  AMSUS Annual Continuing Education Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.

Fink, M. L. (October 2012). First rib grade V thrust mobilization for unilateral neck pain in a female with a thoracic spinal fusion. Poster Presented at the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference, Lancaster, PA.

Fink, M. L., Akin, K., Biggs, D., D'Angelo, N., Ely, E., Eyler, S., . . . Humphries, R. (October 2012). Collaborative interdisciplinary learning project: Creating an educational interactive children's physical therapy website. Platform Presentation at the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference, Lancaster, PA.

Fink, M. L., Butt, S. L., Fenning, S. M., & Sharkey, K. M. (January 2013). Practicing what they preach? lifestyle behaviors of physical therapists and student physical therapists. Poster Presented at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Kissling, K. A., & Fink, M. L. (January 2013). Ultrasound imaging in the diagnosis of peripheral nerve injuries as compared to MRI and electrodiagnostic studies: A literature review. Poster Presented at the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Meeting, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA.

Lehr, M. E., Plisky, P. J., Butler, R. J., Fink, M. L., Kiesel, K. B., & Underwood, F. B. (2013). Field-expedient screening and injury risk algorithm categories as predictors of noncontact lower extremity injury. Scand J Med Sci Sports, 23(4), e225-e232.

Meck, B., Fink, M. L., & Louw, A. (January 2013). Treatment of central pain in a pediatric patiet with post-herpatic neuralgia. Poster Presented a the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Meck, B., Fink, M. L., & Louw, A. (October 2012). Treatment of central pain in a pediatric patient with post-herpatic neuralgia. Platform Presentation at the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference.  Winner -- Best Case Report. Lancaster, PA.

Meck, B., Fink, M. L., & Louw, A. (2012). Use of graded motor imagery in post herpatic neuralgia. Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference, Lancaster, PA.

Nogiewich, M. A., & Fink, M. L. (January 2013). Outcome measures for patients with reiter's syndrome: A literature review. Poster Presented at the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Meeting, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA.

Seidenburg, M., & Fink, M. L. (2012). Differential diagnosis of medial groin pain. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, 24(4), 191-197.

Dr. Fink's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2013 Celebration

Buck, M., Fink, M.L. (2012). Nintendo Wii fall reduction effectiveness in the elderly and its ability to assess balance using center of pressure: A literature review. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, 24(3), 148-153.

Buck, M., & Fink, M. L. (January 2012). Nintendo Wii fall reduction effectiveness in a patient status post total hip arthroplasty and its ability to assess balance using center of pressure. Poster Presented at the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association. Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA.

Butt, S. L., Fenning, S. M., Sharkey, F. M., & Fink, M. L. (April 2012). Practicing what they preach? Lifestyle behaviors of physical therapists and student physical therapists. Poster Presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Social Research Conference (MAUSRC), Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA.

Fink, M. L. (2011, November 7). Mystery diagnosis: The case of the aching back. ADVANCE for Physical Therapy and Rehab Medicine, Retrieved from http://physical-therapy.advanceweb.com/Features/Articles/Mystery-Diagnosis-The-Case-of-the-Aching-Back.aspx

Fink, M. L. (2011, November 7). Mystery diagnosis: The case of "shin splints". ADVANCE for Physical Therapy and Rehab Medicine, Retrieved from http://physical-therapy.advanceweb.com/Features/Articles/Mystery-Diagnosis-The-Case-of-Shin-Splints.aspx

Fink, M. L. (2011, November 7). Mystery diagnosis: The case of the swollen ankle. ADVANCE for Physical Therapy and Rehab Medicine, Retrieved from http://physical-therapy.advanceweb.com/Features/Articles/Mystery-Diagnosis-The-Case-of-the-Swollen-Ankle.aspx

Fink, M. L. (March 2012). Foot/ankle injuries in sports. Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Meeting, Harrisburg, PA.

Fink, M. L., & Lehr, M. E. (2012). Lebanon Valley College -- Guest editorial. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, 24(3), 117.

Fink, M. L., Lehr, M. E., Cummings, B. K., Hribick, J. R., Pipkin, M. A., & Szigethy, J. T. (January 2011). Evaluation of a manual therapy technique versus clinical device for scapular mobilization: A reliability and validity study. Poster Presentation, Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Meeting, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA.

Fink, M. L., Lehr, M. E., Cummings, B. K., Hribick, J. R., Pipkin, M. A., & Szigethy, J. T. (November 2012). Evaluation of a manual scapular mobilization technique: A reliability study. Poster Presented at the APTA of Maryland Fall Chapter Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

Fink, M. L., Lehr, M. E., Cummings, B. K., Hribick, J. R., Pipkin, M. A., & Szigethy, J. T. (October 2011). Evaluation of a manual therapy technique versus clinical device for scapular mobilization: A reliability and validity study. Poster Presented at the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference. Valley Forge, PA.

Fink, M. L., Theiss, J. L., & Gerber, J. P. (February 2012). Deep vein thrombosis in a young marathon athlete. Platform Presentation at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. Chicago, IL.

Fisher, J., & Lehr, M. E. (2012). The use of a clinical prediction rule and clinical practice guidelines to manage a patient with hip pain: A case report. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, 24(3), 126-130.

Lehr, M. E., & Fink, M. L. (October 2012). A practical approach to medical and movement screening for the lumbopelvic hip complex for today's autonomous practitioner. Private Practice Special Interest Group Presentation at the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference. Lancaster, PA.

Mehalko, M., & Fink, M. L. (January 2012). Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty compared to shoulder hemiarthoplasty in patients with rotator cuff arthropathy. Poster Presented at the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Meeting, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA.

Mehalko, M. J., & Fink, M. L. (2012). Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty versus shoulder hemiarthoplasty in patients with rotator cuff arthropathy: A literature review. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, 24(3), 138-141.

Seidenburg, M., & Fink, M. L. (2012). Differential diagnosis of medial groin pain. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, 24(4), 191-197.

Seidenburg, M., & Fink, M. L. (February 2012). Differential diagnosis of medial groin pain. Poster Presented at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Seidenburg, M., & Fink, M. L. (November 2011). Differential diagnosis of medial groin pain. Poster Presented at Drayer Physical Therapy Institute Orthopaedic Residency and Spine Fellowship Patient Case Presentations Meeting, Hummelstown, PA.

Theiss, J. L., Fink, M. L., & Gerber, J. P. (2011). Deep vein thrombosis in a young marathon athlete. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, 41(12), 942-947.

Thomsen, D., & Fink, M. L. (January 2012). Effectiveness of educational lifting techniques for thoracic spine injury prevention using a case study. Poster Presented at the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Meeting. Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA.

Thomsen, D. M., & Fink, M. L. (2012). Educational lifting techniques for thoracic spine injury prevention: A literature review with case study. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, 24(3), 142-146.

Wardle, N., & Fink, M. L. (January 2012). Effectiveness of conservative treatment in return to competition of a 15 year old male status post first time traumatic posterior shoulder dislocation. Poster Presented at the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Meeting. Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA.