Dr. Brent Harper

Dr. Kristen Jagger

PT, DPT, DSc, Cert MDT, CSCS, OCS, FAAOMPT, FABS
Assistant Professor
Phone: 540-224-6674
Office: 836
bharper@radford.edu

Areas of Interest:

Concussion
Risk factors for injuries
Spinal manipulation

Teaching Responsibilities:

AHPT 814 Practice Management I
AHPT 828 Practice Management II
AHPT 860 Advanced Orthopedics
AHPT 886 Preventive Health and Wellness

Education:

Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI
August 2008 – May 2011
Course of Study: Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy
Degree: D.Sc. (2011)

Ola Grimsby Institute
San Diego, CA
August 2005 – May 2008
Course of Study: Orthopedic Manual Therapy
Degree: Ph.D. (2008)

Western University of Health Sciences
Pomona, CA
August 2004 – May 2005
Course of Study: Physical Therapy
Degree: DPT (2005)

Ola Grimsby Institute
San Diego, CA
August 2000 – May 2005
Course of Study: Manual Therapy/Physical Therapy
Degree: DPT (2004) /DMT (2005)

Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA
August 1994 – May 1997
Course of Study: Physical Therapy/Life Sciences
Degree: M.P.T./B.S (1997)


Southern College
Collegedale, TN
August 1991 – May 1994
Course of Study: Business Administration/Religious Studies
Degree: B.S/B.A (1994)

Representative Publications/Presentations (last 5 years):

Harper B. Iatrogenic nerve injury following dry needling for foot pain. Practical Pain
Management. 2012;12(10):21-31.

Harper B. Intramuscular manual therapy for heel pain. Lower Extremity Review.
2012;4(11):51-58.

Harper BA, Steinbeck L. Regional Interdependence: The Role of Connective Tissue in
Biomechanical Movement As Evidenced Through the Fascial Manipulation© Method –
A Case Report. American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapist Conference, Cincinnati, OH. (2013).

Harper BA, Ryan SG. Intramuscular Manual Therapy (Dry Needling) for Chronic Right Medial Elbow Pain in A 17-Year-Old Baseball Pitcher: A Case Report. American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapist Conference, Cincinnati, OH. (2013).

Harper BA and Ryan SG. Cuboid manipulation in a patient with chronic ankle sprain
and history of fibular fracture and os trignonum: a case report. Scientific Physical
Therapy. 2011;20(1):1-11. American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapist Conference, Anaheim, CA. (2011)

Grant Activity

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

College Research/Scholarly Project Award, Waldron College of Health and Human Services Grant (2011)
Intramuscular Manual Therapy for Myofascial Trigger Points from Mechanism of Action to Efficacy of Treatment: A Review.

Certification:

License to Practice – Physical Therapist (Commonwealth of Virginia, California, Oklahoma, Washington)
Direct Access Certification – Physical Therapy (Commonwealth of Virginia)