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About Sean P. Riley

Sean P. Riley is an Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy program at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT, USA. He graduated from the UConn Physical Therapy Program in 2004 and completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Simmons College in 2006. He completed his Doctor of Science from Texas Tech University Health Science Center in 2013. Sean became board certified in Orthopedics through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2007. He completed his certification in Orthopaedic and Manual Therapy (COMT) in the Extremities in 2012 through the International Academy of Orthopaedic Medicine-US. He completed his Fellowship in Manual Therapy from Regis University in 2018. Sean has 16 published manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals since 2014 and has presented his research at the national level each of the last seven years. He has reviewed articles for The Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, and Physiotherapy Theory and Practices within the previous year. Sean is also an Associate Editor for the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy. He is part of the team revising the Clinical Practice Guideline for Adhesive Capsulitis and authored the monograph titled “Integration and Application of the Scientific Method, Evidence-Based Practice, and Clinical Reasoning” for the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association in 2020. Sean serves as a research committee member for the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. He has served as a grant reviewer, poster presentation judge, and abstract mentor for research submissions.

Positions

August 2016 - Present Assistant Professor Physical Therapy, Sacred Heart University Physical Therapy
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December 2008 - August 2016 Physical Therapist/Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Connecticut Health Center
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Grants

2019 Does Glenohumeral Mobilization Symptom Response at the Initial Evaluation Predict Outcomes in Patients Suffering From Shoulder Impingement?
American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT)
AAOMPT Cardon Rehab Grant
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Education

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2009 - 2013 ScD Physical Therapy/Therapist, Texas Tech University
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2004 - 2006 DPT Physical Therapy/Therapist, Simmons College
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2001 - 2004 Masters Physical Therapy/Physical Therapist, University of Connecticut
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1998 - 2000 Masters, Biology, Health Sciences Specialization, Central Connecticut State University
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1994 - 1998 B.S. Physical Education/Option Athletic Training, Central Connecticut State University
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Contact Information

Physical Therapy 
Healthcare Education N186 
College of Health Professions 
203-365-6840

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