Dr. Alex Siyufy

Dr. Kristen Jagger

PT, DPT, SCS, Cert. MDT, CPAM, ATC
Assistant Professor
Phone: 540-224-6667
Office: 826
asiyufy@radford.edu

Areas of Interest:

Manual Therapy
Trigger point deactivation techniques
Therapeutic Exercise

Teaching Responsibilities:

AHPT 816 – Theory and Practice I
AHPT 828 – Theory and Practice II
AHPT 848 – Pharmacology
AHPT 882 – Comprehensive Patient Care
AHPT 860 – Advanced Orthopedics

Education:

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
August 1999 – December 2002
Course of Study: Physical Therapy
Degree:  DPT (2002)

Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA               
August 1997 - May 2001
Course of Study: Athletic Training
Degree: B.S. (2001)

Representative Publications/Presentations (last 5 years):

Vaughan H, Jorde E, Siyufy A, Harper B. (2014) The centralization phenomenon following lumbar spine high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust manipulation: a case report. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 44(1):A115.

Presentations:

7th Annual Carilion Clinic Research Day, Roanoke, Virginia
April 29, 2014
Presented poster presentation “Effect of Thermal Agents on Post-Dry Needling Soreness Between Individuals With and Without Latent Myofascial Trigger Points: A Pilot Study”

West Virginia Physical Therapy Association Spring Conference
Roanoke, West Virginia, April 6, 2014
Presented poster presentation “A Treatment approach for Low Back Pain using the McKenzie Method combined with Spinal Manipulative Therapy: A Theory Report”
 

APTA Combined Sections Meeting
Las Vegas, NV, February 5, 2014
Co-authored poster presentation “The Centralization Phenomenon Following Lumbar Spine High Velocity Low Amplitude Thrust (HVLAT) Manipulation: A Case Report”

Castleberry J, Harper B, Huth R, Linville R, Siyufy A, Jagger K, John E, Swanson E. Pedagogical Integration in Higher Education: Developing Critical Thinking Skills. Building Self Confidence (2014). Presentation as a poster at the proceedings of the 2014 Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy Proceedings, the 6th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Hosted by the Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research (CIDER), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.

VATA Annual Meeting & Symposium
Richmond, Virginia, January 12, 2014
Presented focused lecture and clinical workshop on “The McKenzie Method for the management of Cervical Pain: Incorporating an Evidence-based approach with exercise and manual therapy”

VPTA Annual Conference
Richmond, Virginia, October 11, 2013
Presented poster presentation “A Descriptive Study of the Centralization Phenomenon Occurrence Post Lumbar Spine High Velocity Low Amplitude Thrust Manipulation. A Case Report”

5th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia, February 7, 2013
Presented poster presentation “Developing an Autonomous Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy Practitioner: The Science and Art of a Clinical Education Program”

VATA Annual Meeting & Symposium
Richmond, Virginia, January 12, 2013
Presented focused lecture and clinical workshop on “The McKenzie Method for the management of Low Back Pain: Incorporating an Evidence-based approach with exercise and manual therapy”

4th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia,February 2012
Presented poster presentation “An integrated Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum: Fulfilling a community need”

Castleberry, J.M., Harper, B., Huth, R., Jagger, K.L., John, E., Siyufy, A., & Swanson, E. (2012). An Integrated Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum: Fulfilling a Growing Community Need. Poster presented at the Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Blacksburg, VA, February 8-10.

Grant Activity

Waldron College of Health and Human Services Research Award  (2012)
“A Descriptive Study of the Centralization Phenomenon Occurrence Post Lumbar Spine High Velocity Low Amplitude Thrust Manipulation. A Prospective Analysis”

Certification:

Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)
Certified in Dry Needling (Cert. DN)
Credentialed in Physical Agents Modalities (CPAM)
Certified in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT)
Sports Certified Specialist (SCS)
Credentialed Clinical Instructor (APTA)
Direct Access certified (State of Virginia)