Dr. Philip McClure
Chair, Department of Physical Therapy (CV)
Professor of Physical Therapy
Philip McClure, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, Professor of Physical Therapy, and Director of the Entry-Level DPT Program, received a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy from Temple University, a Master of Science degree in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Virginia and a PhD in Biomedical Science from Drexel University.
A professor of Physical Therapy at Arcadia since 1998, Dr. McClure directed the University’s highly successful transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy program for 14 years prior to becoming Director of the Entry-Level Program and chair of the Department of Physical Therapy. Dr. McClure’s research centers on the biomechanics of the shoulder and his work includes both laboratory and clinical studies. The broad goals of his research are to understand mechanisms underlying shoulder dysfunction and to develop interventions to optimize shoulder function after injury. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed papers in highly regarded clinical and scientific journals and has presented research nationally and internationally on more than 100 occasions. Dr. McClure has earned several national professional awards, including selection as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the APTA, the National Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Orthopedic Section of the APTA, and the Baethke-Carlin National Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching from the APTA.
In July 2014, Dr. McClure was awarded a four-year grant worth $1.9 million from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, a division of the NIH. He will serve as co-investigator to study shoulder muscle activation patterns in patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy, as well as the effects of both pain and exercise on these patterns.
- Kelley MJ, Shaffer MA, Kuhn JE, Michener LA, Seitz AL, Uhl TL, Godges JJ, McClure PW. Shoulder Pain and Mobility Deficits- Adhesive Capsultis: Clinical Practice Guidelines. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2013 43(5) A1-A31
- Michener LA, Snyder Valier AR, McClure PW. Defining substantial clinical benefit for patient-rated outcome tools for shoulder impingement syndrome. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013;94:725-30
- Stackhouse SK, Eisennagel A, Eisennagel J, Lenker H, Sweitzer BA, McClure PW. Experimental pain inhibits infraspinatus activation during isometric external rotation. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013;22:478-84.
- Muth S, Barbe MF, Lauer R, McClure PW. The effects of thoracic spine manipulation in subjects with signs of rotator cuff tendinopathy. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2012;42:1005-16.
- Seitz AL, Michener LA, McClure PW, Lynch SS, McKinney JL. Effects of Scapular Dyskinesis and Scapular Assistance Test on Subacromial Space during Static Arm Elevation. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2012; 21(5) 631-40
- McClure PW, Greenberg E, Kareha S. Management of Scapular Dysfunction., Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Reviews 2012; 20(1) 39-48
- Seitz AL,Michener LM, McClure PW, Finucane S, Ketchum J, Walsworth M, Boardman ND. (2011). "Scapular Upward Rotation and Posterior Tilt Increases Subacromial Space, but not Muscle Performance in Subacromial Impingement." Journal of Orthopedic Sports Physical Therapy.
- Ettinger L, McClure P, Kincil L ,Karduna A. (2011). "Changes In Scapular Kinematics Post Workday In Dental Hygienists." Clinical Biomechanics.
- Seitz AL, Michener LM, McClure PW, Finucane S, Boardman ND. (2011). "Mechanisms of Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy: Intrinsic, Extrinsic, or Both?" Clinical Biomechanics, 26(1):1-12.
Scapular Dyskinesis Training
Scapular Dyskinesis Training PDF (152MB). This file represents the self-instructional training used by testers to determine the reliability and validity of the Scapular Dyskinesis Test. The results of this work are published in the following two papers:
- McClure P, Tate A, Kareha S, Irwin D, Stuckey E. A new clinical test for scapular dyskinesis: Part 1 Reliability. J Athletic Training, January 2009
- Tate A, McClure P, Kareha S, Irwin D. A new clinical test for scapular dyskinesis: Part 2 Validity. Accepted for Publication: J Athletic Training, January 2009
National Institutes of Health and the NATA Foundation.
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