DMU honors sports rehab expert McClinton

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Dr. Shane McClinton

Dr. Shane McClinton, a Storm Lake native, has been named one of three Alumni of the Year honorees of Des Moines University.

The program recognizes graduates who work every day to enhance the health and well-being of their communities, the nation and the world

McClinton is a physical therapist at the DMU College of Health Sciences Clinic and assistant professor in the department of physical therapy, College of Health Sciences.

His clinical emphasis is on the management of orthopedic conditions including individuals with persisting pain disorders and endurance athletes.

McClinton coordinates the DMU Running and Cycling Clinic, focusing on movement analysis, injury prevention and rehabilitation for runners, cyclists and triathletes of all ages.

He is board-certified in orthopedics, a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists and a certified strength and conditioning specialist.

His current research is on the outcomes of physical therapy treatment for plantar heel pain and injured runners, and examination of characteristics associated with these painful conditions.

He has several peer-reviewed publications on the management of lower extremity conditions and running-related injuries and is a frequent presenter at local and national conferences.

McClinton earned his master of science in physical therapy at DMU in 2001 and his doctorate in physical therapy in 2007.

He completed a fellowship in orthopedic manual physical therapy at Regis University in Denver in 2009.

He recently completed graduation requirements for a doctorate in philosophy in orthopedic and sports science through Rocky Mountain University in Provo, UT.