- Office Location:
- Rinker Health Science Campus 260
- (714) 744-7649
- California State University, Long Beach, Bachelor of Science
University of Southern California, Ph.D.
Licensure Information/Registration Number:
Kinesiologic Electromyography (KEMG) License 1997 - present
Physical Therapy - State of California 1989 - present
Musculoskeletal Practice Management I and II
Biomechanics of Human Movement
Kinesiological Movement Analysis
Chapman University, 1998 – present.
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy.
Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center, 1996 – 1998.
Research physical therapist.
Elite Performance Physical Therapy, 1994 – 1997.
Private practice physical therapy emphasizing orthopaedic, sports injury rehabilitation, and chronic spine pain treatment. Consultant for other therapists on difficult patient problems.
St. John's Hospital and Health Center, 1992 - 1994.
Biomechanics specialty, Outpatient orthopaedic physical therapy. Program Development in Motion Analysis Applications.
Ocean Park Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, 1989 – 1994.
Physical Therapist - orthopaedic and sports injury rehabilitation.
St. Mary's Medical Center, 1989.
Conference Proceedings Papers
Brechter JH, Evans S, Murphy K, Simmons J, INCIDENCE AND MAGNITUDE OF DEVIATIONS FROM IDEAL POSTURE IN PAIN-FREE YOUNG ADULTS. Submitted for presentation at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, 2004
Charette TA, Tierney L, Brechter JH. POSTURAL ASSESSMENT OF FEMALE ARTISTIC GYMNASTS submitted for presentation at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, 2003
Repanich, E, McKenzie, A, Brechter JH, THE EFFECTS OF THERAPEUTIC STRETCHING ON PERSONS WITH POSTURAL ABNORMALITIES. Podium Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association Anaheim, CA., June 2001.
Salsich GB, Farwell, D, Heino, J, Powers, CM. THE EFFECTS OF PATELLAR TAPING ON KNEE KINETICS AND KINEMATICS IN PATIENTS WITH PATELLOFEMORAL PAIN. In: Physical Therapy 80:S59-60, 2000.
Brechter, J Heino, Powers, CM, . PATELLOFEMORAL JOINT STRESS DURING STAIR ASCENT AND DESCENT: COMPARISON OF PERSONS WITH AND WITHOUT PATELLOFEMORAL PAIN. 24TH Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Chicago, IL, July, 2000. In: Proceedings of the American Society for Biomechanics, 27-28, 2000.
Brechter, J Heino, Powers, CM, . PATELLOFEMORAL JOINT STRESS DURING LEVEL WALKING IN SUBJECTS WITH AND WITHOUT PATELLOFEMORAL PAIN. 47th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, May 31-June 3, 2000. In: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 32:S72, 2000
Salsich GB, Farwell, D, Brechter, JH, Powers, CM. LOWER EXTREMITY KINETICS DURING STAIR AMBULATION IN SUBJECTS WITH AND WITHOUT PATELLOFEMORAL PAIN. Fifth Annual Meeting of the North American Society for Clinical Gait and Movement Analysis, Dallas, Minnesota, April 1999. In: Gait and Posture 11:117, 2000.
Powers, CM, Brechter, J Heino. USE OF BIOMECHANICAL MODELING TO CHARACTERIZE PATIENTS WITH PATELLOFEMORAL PAIN: Implications for Treatment and Patient Management. Annual Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Washington, D.C., June 1999. Educational Session
Heino, JG, Powers, CM, Terk, MR, Lee, TQ. MEASUREMENT OF PATELLOFEMORAL JOINT CONTACT AREA USING MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING. Orthopaedic Research Society, 45th Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, February 1999. In: Transactions of the ORS 24:22, 1999.
Powers, CM, Heino, J. THE EFFECT OF PATELLOFEMORAL PAIN ON LOWER LIMB LOADING DURING FREE AND FAST WALKING. 46th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1999. In: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 31:S189, 1999
Heino, JG, Mulroy, SJ, Newsam, C, Perry, J. GAIT ANALYSIS COMPARISON OF 3 DIFFERENT AFO'S IN MYELOMENINGOCELE. Fourth Annual Meeting of the North American Society for Clinical Gait and Movement Analysis, Dallas, Texas, April 1999. In: Gait and Posture 9, 1999
Heino, JG, Powers, CM. PATELLOFEMORAL STRESS DURING GAIT: A BIOMECHANICAL MODEL. Fourth Annual Meeting of the North American Society for Clinical Gait and Movement Analysis, Dallas, Texas, April 1999. In: Gait and Posture 9:117, 1999
Heino, JG, Mulroy, SJ, Perry, J. ENERGY COST OF ENDURANCE WALKING IN SUBJECTS WITH MYELOMENINGOCELE: A comparison of three braces. Third Annual Meeting of the North American Society for Clinical Gait and Movement Analysis, San Diego, CA, April 1998. In: Gait & Posture 7(2):189, 1998
Perry J, Newsam C, Rao S, Gronley J, Heino J. ORTHOTICS FOR MYELOMENINGOCELE PATIENTS, TEENAGE VERSUS CHILDHOOD. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. Vol. 34 pg. 238, 2 pgs, 1997.
Bontrager, EL., Boyd, LA., Heino, JG., Mulroy, S.J., Perry, J. DETERMINATION OF NOVEL PEDAR MASKS USING HARRIS MAT IMPRINTS. Second Annual Meeting of the North American Society for Clinical Gait and Movement Analysis, 1997. In: Gait & Posture 6(2), 1997.
McNitt-Gray, JL, Munkasy, B, Heino, JG, Welch, M, Eagle, J, & Smith, T: NET JOINT MOMENT POWERS AND MUSCLE ACTIVATION IN STOP AND GO LANDINGS. 18th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, October 1994. In: XVIIIth Proceedings of the American Society for Biomechanics, 69-70, 1994.
McNitt-Gray, JL, Munkasy, B, Heino, JG, Eagle, J, & Smith, T: IMPROVEMENT OF MECHANICS DURING COMPETITION USING IMMEDIATE FEEDBACK OF KINETIC INFORMATION. Los Angeles: The University of Southern California, Biomechanics Research Laboratory. pp. 42.
Jacquelin Perry Research Scholarship Award, 1999 ($3,000). Research Scholarship Award for excellence in research.
Foundation for Physical Therapy - Scholarship Award for Dissertation Research, 1996-97 ($12,500); 1997-98 ($13,500); 1998-1999 ($15,000). Doctoral Research Award, 1993 - Principal Investigator, INFLUENCE OF THE BALANCE PHASE OF LANDING ON GROUND REACTION FORCES. Award: $2000.
Assisted with Writing and/or Satisfying the Following Grants:
National Science Foundation, 1994-1996, JL McNitt-Gray Principal Investigator, LABORATORY INNOVATION AND IMPROVEMENTS IN BIOMECHANICS. Award: $72,350.
US Olympic Committee, 1993-6, JL McNitt-Gray Principal Investigator, IMPROVEMENT OF MECHANICS DURING COMPETITION USING IMMEDIATE FEEDBACK OF KINETIC INFORMATION. Requested: $91,127. Awarded: 100% ($31,455 for first year); funding for years 2 & 3, based on first year progress report. Award for year 2: $42,350.
American Athletics, Inc., 1993-6, JL McNitt-Gray Principal Investigator, IMPROVEMENT OF MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF GYMNASTICS LANDING SURFACES. Award: $5,000.
Speith Anderson, Inc., 1993-6, JL McNitt-Gray Principal Investigator, IMPROVEMENT OF MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF GYMNASTICS LANDING SURFACES. Award: $5,000.
Activity 1998 – present Chapman University - Department of Physical Therapy - Assistant professor
responsible for development and implementation of independent line of research. Research emphasis is to understand and evaluate the mechanisms of overuse injuries.
1996 - 1998 Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center - Pathokinesiology
Gait Laboratory - Research physical therapist
1994 - 1995 University of Southern California
Research Assistant - Biomechanics of Multi-joint Movements
Certification of Excellence from Chapman University for excellence in teaching and research. 2002.
California Chapter APTA Faculty Research Award. 2000.
Student Research Award (granted to Chapman student Emily Repanich) for work completed under my advisement. 2000.
Jacquelin Perry Scholarship Award – University of Southern California, Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, for highest distinction in the PhD program and for uncompromising standard of excellence in all things scholastic, clinical, and investigative. 1999.
Book Award - University of Southern California, Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, Graduate Student Award. 1998.
Publication Award - outstanding research study in professional literature by Physical Therapist student. California Chapter American Physical Therapy Association For: Relationship Between Hip Extension Range of Motion and Postural Alignment. 1991.
Outstanding Student Citation for Physical Therapy - California State University - Long Beach, Physical Therapy Department. 1989.
President's Honor List. 1986-1989.
Golden Nugget Award - for outstanding academic achievement and service. California State University - Long Beach. 1987
1998 – 2002 Clinic Management – Responsible for supervision of 12-16 final year students in the Orthpaedic Major (specialization) course. This is a pro-bono clinic in which I am responsible for marketing patients, supervising and teaching students through the complete examination and management of patients with musculoskeletal pathologies. This includes assessment, progression, and discharge of patients, documentation, and patient education. Students also are required to present patients in a grand rounds setting. Students also have the opportunity to complete mechanical assessment of tasks for reduction of injury risk.
1998 – present Consulting – Examination, treatment, and management plan for patients that are having difficulty with improvement following orthopaedic or sports musculoskeletal pathologies.
1989 - 1998 Examination and management of orthopaedic and sports pathologies. Responsible for patients' initial assessment through discharge, including charting, billing, and patient/family education. Development of community service events including free screening evaluations and sports specific screening evaluations on common gym equipment (treadmills, stairmasters, upright and recumbent cycles, etc.).
1989 – 1994 Consulting for mechanical analysis of tasks associated with high risk of injury.
American College of Sports Medicine 1999 - present
American Association of University Professors 1999 - present
American Society of Biomechanics 1995 - present
American Physical Therapy Association 1989 - present
California Physical Therapy Association 1989 - present
Orthopaedic Section 1989 - present
Research Section 1989 - present
Education Section 1989 - present
Private Practice Section 1992 - 1997
National Strength and Conditioning Association 1990 - 1994
Journal article reviewer – Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 2003 – present
Journal article reviewer – Gait and Posture 2003 - present
National Wildlife Federation 1998 - present
The Nature Conservancy 1998 - present
Environmental Defense Fund 1997 - present
National Parks and Conservation Association 1996 - present
Defenders of Wildlife 1996 - present
Unrecables - California Chapter of the National Handicap Association 1990 - 1994
Annual Physical Therapy Health Clinics (Ocean Park Orthopedic and Sports Therapy) 1989 - 1993
Saint John's Hospital and Health Center - Annual Sports Symposium (speaker) 1993
United States Olympic Tryouts - Physical Therapist (Synchronized Swimming) 1992
Department of Physical Therapy 1998-present
Curriculum development and WASC accreditation for change to DPT degree
Budget responsibility 2000-2001
Comprehensive Exam Committee 2001 – present
New faculty search committee 2002
Faculty practice committee 2003
Ad-hoc government committee 1999-2000
Faculty Budget Council 2002-2003
Department of Physical Sciences – new faculty search committee 2002
Department of Psychology – new faculty search committee 2002
- Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Brechter JH, Biomechanical considerations for clinicians. In: Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Clinical Advisor, Mosby, Elsevier Publishing, Sueki & Brechter eds, Section I Cpt 4, pp 41-55, October 2009.
Donovan S, Brechter JH, Sueki D, Tissue Injury and Healing. In: Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Clinical Advisor, Mosby, Elsevier Publishing, Sueki & Brechter eds, Section I Cpt 1, pp 3-16, October 2009.
Mahler K, Brechter JH, Rehabilitation and Common Clinical Questions for the Lower Extremity. In: Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Clinical Advisor, Mosby, Elservier Publishing, Sueki & Brechter eds, Section IV Cpt 6, pp 824-833, October 2009.
Sueki, D, Brechter JH, editors. ORTHOPEDIC CLINICAL ADVISOR. Mosby, Elsevier Publishing, in press, October 2009.
Brechter JH, Sebelski C, Tichenor CJ. A MODEL EDUCATIONAL COLLABORATIVE TO ADDRESS NEW ACCREDITATION RERQUIREMENTS IN MANIPULATION AND MOBILIZATION. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2008, Nashville, TN. (abstract)
Brechter JH, Tichenor CJ, Sebelski C. EDUCATIONAL COLLABORATIONS MAY BE UTILIZED TO ADVANCE PHYSICAL THERAPY PRACTICE. National Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2008, San Antonio, TX.
Brechter JH, Fernandes J; Hunt HD, and Meng M. TEACHING AND GRADING METHODOLOGY UTILIZED FOR DELIVERY OF MUSCULOSKELETAL PRACTICE MANAGEMENT COURSES IN ACCREDITED PHYSICAL THERAPY EDUCATION PROGRAMS. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2006, San Diego, CA.
Heino-Brechter J, Powers CM, Ward SR, Terk MR, Lee TQ. QUANTIFICATION OF PATELLOFEMORAL JOINT CONTACT AREA USING MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING. Magn Res Imag 21:955-959, 2003.