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Ivan J. Mulligan PT, DSc, SCS, ATC, CSCS

Ivan Mulligan

Title: Chair, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, Faculty Coordinator, Athletic & Orthopedic Health & Wellness Director, Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program
School: Health Sciences
Academic Department: Physical Therapy
Phone: 814-472-3989
E-mail: imulligan@francis.edu
Office Location: Stokes Athletic Center 229
Additional Contact Information: fax: 814-472-3140

Education

  • BS, Education, California University of Pennsylvania
  • MPT, Physical Therapy, Gannon University
  • DSc, Sports Physical Therapy, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions SCS
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy ATC
  • Certified Athletic Trainer CSCS
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Biography

Dr. Mulligan came to Saint Francis in 2007 after working in outpatient physical therapy in Johnstown for 12 years. Dr. Mulligan initiated a sports medicine program providing outreach athletic training services to local high schools as well as initiating and co-developed injury prevention programs and preseason conditioning programs for 10 different sports. In 2002, Dr. Mulligan was selected as a volunteer physical therapist for the Winter Olympics held in Salt Lake City, Utah. He provided services in the Olympic Village and the long track speed skating venue. Dr. Mulligan provided physical therapy services for the Johnstown Johnnies, a frontier league baseball team, in 2003.

Clinical, Research, and Teaching Activities

Research Activities

  • Shoulder injuries in athletes
  • Development and implementation of injury prevention program for athletics
  • Assessment of proper mechanics in athletics
  • Medical screening in physical therapy practice

Teaching Activities

  • PHTH 414: PCM 2 Musculoskeletal
  • PHTH 410: Physical Therapy Procedures
  • PHTH 415: Clilnical Pathology 2 - Musculoskeletal
  • PHTH 515: Clinical Pathology 4 - Multiple Systems
  • PHTH 553: Special Topics: Sports Physical Therapy

Clinical Activities

  • Director of sports and orthopedic physical therapy - Saint Francis University
Professional Memberships
  • American Physical Therapy Association
    • Sports and Private Practice Section
    • Legislative Key Contact
  • Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association
    • Treasurer (2003 - 2008)
    • President (2009 - present)
    • Delegate APTA (2009 -present)
  • National Athletic Trainers Association
  • Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
Publications and Presentations

Peer Reviewed Manuscripts

  • Mulligan IJ, Biddington, WB, Barnhart BD, Ellenbecker TS, Isokinetic Profile of Shoulder Internal and External Rotators of High School Aged Baseball Pitchers. J Strength Cond. 2004; 18(4):861-866.

Peer Reviewed Poster Presentations

  • Mulligan IJ, Beck J, Dodson B, Fitzgerald P, Fonseca B, Gmiter D, Kindel C, Woodward D,
    A comparison of weight training and plyometrics on power strength agility, and speed
    Poster Presentation
    Pennsylvania Physical Therpay Association Annual Conference
    October 24-25, 2008
  • Mulligan IJ, Allison L, Fitzgerald P, Freet K, Hmel B, Johns C
    Effects of a four week strength training program on High School baseball pitchers: a pilot story
    Poster Presentation
    Pennsylvania Physical Therpay Association Annual Conference
    October 24-25, 2008
  • Mulligan IJ, Biddington, WB, Barnhart BD, Ellenbecker TS
    Effects of Posterior Shoulder Strength on Isokinetic Strength and Throwing Velocity in High School Aged Pitchers - Poster Presentation
    Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association - Annual Conference
    October 16-17, 2004
    Harrisburg, PA
  • Mulligan IJ, Biddington WB, Barnhart BD, Ellenbecker TS
    Prevalence of Posterior Shoulder Weakness in High School Aged Baseball Pitchers and the Effects of Performance - Poster Presentation
    Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association - Annual Conference
    October 16-17, 2004
    Harrisburg, PA
  • Mulligan IJ, Farabaugh C, Ronan W
    Relationship Between Lower Extremity Functional Testing and Velocity in Baseball Pitching - Poster Presentation
    Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association - Annual Conference
    October 2000
    Harrisburg, PA
  • The Effectiveness of Ankle-Foot Orthoses on Balance After a Stroke - Poster Presentation
    Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association - Annual Conference
    Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Champion PA
    October 1995

Presentations

  • Medical Screening for Physical Therapy Practice
    April 13-14, 2007
    Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
    Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association
  • Common Shoulder Injuries in Adolescent Baseball Pitchers
    West Central District - Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association
    Johnstown, PA
    March 8, 2005
  • Biomechanical Evaluation of Golfers and Treatment Programs
    West Central District - Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association
    Ebensburg, PA
    October 1997
  • Rehabilitation of Biceps Tendon Rupture
    Association of Surgical Technologists Annual Conference
    Washington, DC
    May 30, 1997

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