• Additional Titles:Physical Therapist at the Ryan Center for Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Education:Doctorate of Science in Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences; Boston University, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston, MA, September 2001 – May 2008
    Manual Therapy, Certificate of completion of 2-year part-time residency program in Orthopedic Manual Therapy; Institute of Orthopaedic, Woburn, MA, 1994 – 1996
    Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, Northeastern University, Boston Bouve College of Allied Health Studies, Boston, MA; 1981 – 1986
  • Phone:617-353-7495

Health Matters Virtual Conference

Lee Marinko provides an overview of the Physical Therapy & Athletic Training Teaching Lab. Hosted by Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, this presentation was a part of an online, virtual conference, “Health Matters,” which took place on September 17, 2015.

Courses Taught

Summer, Year 1

  • PT 515: Physical Therapy Examination, Primary lecturer, primary lab instructor

This course is designed to teach the process of physical therapy examination. The Nagi and ICF models of disablement will be utilized to develop a general framework for physical therapy examination across systems. The patient management model as outlined in the “Guide to PT Practice” will be introduced to provide a process for gathering information. Students will learn to identify disability level problems as well as functional limitations through patient history. Historical information will direct the examination. Analysis of functional tasks will be performed and used to develop hypotheses and direct impairment level testing. Students will learn to perform impairment level tests across systems. The process of establishing relationships between disabilities, functional limitations, and impairments will be introduced. The interaction of the individual, the task, and the environment will be emphasized. Students will be introduced to interventions that target task and environmental constraints. Medical terminology and methods of documentation will be incorporated.

Fall, Year 1

  • PT 521: Musculoskeletal Systems I- Upper Extremity, Primary lecturer, primary lab instructor

This course is the first in a series of three for the musculoskeletal systems. It is designed to provide the student with the necessary skills for prevention, examination, evaluation, and intervention of musculoskeletal impairments of posture and the upper extremity joints. The student will learn a systems approach to patient care. Specifically, this course will work to teach the student how to determine which impairments are related to specific functional limitations and disabilities of the individual with upper extremity disorders. It will consider upper extremity impairments throughout the life span, as well as throughout the natural history (acute through chronic) of the problem. An eclectic approach to interventions will be stressed.

Spring, Year 1

  • HP 532: Clinical Medicine II

This course introduces the athletic training and physical therapy student to the normal and abnormal physiology of different body systems, differential diagnoses in common medical conditions, and common orthopedic surgical management of the lower extremity. Factors associated with those body systems that influence AT or PT examination and intervention will be discussed. Also discussed is when referral to other practitioners is recommended and required.

Scholarly and Practice Interests

Manual Therapy, Orthopedics and Sports related injuries, shoulder and upper extremity disorders, spinal disorders, temporomandibular dysfunction, utilization of therapeutic exercise and motor control in orthopedic rehabilitation.

Selected Publications

  • Marinko LN, Chacko J,Dalton D, Chacko C. The Effectiveness of Therapeutic Exercise for Painful Shoulder Conditions: A Meta Analysis In Press JSES 2011
  • Camarinos J., Marinko LN. (submitted manuscript under review) Effectiveness of manual therapy at the glenohumeral joint: A systematic review. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Physical Therapy.
  • The influence of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) on head-neck posture and movement (Dissertation; May 2008)

Selected Presentations

  • Environmental Medicine, CME Lectures, March 16, 2011 Waltham Ma and March 23, 2011 New Briton Ct.
  • Marinko L, Dalton D, Regional Interdependence: Integrating the cervical and thoracic spine into the management of shoulder disorders. APTA of Ma Annual Conference, November 4, 2010.
  • Dalton D, Marinko L, Maxwell J, Clinical Lumbar Instability: Understanding the pathology and implications for practice. APTA of Ma Annual Conference, November 7, 2009
  • Dalton D, Marinko L, Maxwell J, Implementing the Low Back Pain Treatment Based Classification System into the Clinic: A Hands-on course. APTA of Ma Annual Conference, November 8, 2008.
  • Phillips HJ, Marinko LN, Manual Therapy Techniques for the professional Physical Therapy Student: A hands-on workshop. 13th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual, October 17-22, 2007
  • Marinko LN, Functional Anatomy of the Shoulder Complex, 11th Annual Boston Shoulder and Sports Symposium, October 21- 22, 2006
  • Marinko LN, Evaluation of the Shoulder: Surgical Interventions and Pathology, New England Baptist Hospital: The Shoulder Dissection Course, May 19, 2006
  • Marinko L, Kopp E, Exercise as pain medicine. New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, CME Lectures, March 16, 2011 Waltham, MA and March 23, 2011 New Britain, CT

Consulting and Professional Activities

  • MA Chapter of APTA Education Committee. January 2011-present.
  • MA Chapter of APTA Shoulder Special Interest Group. January 2008-present. Assistant to Chair.
  • Education Committee: American Academy of Orthopedic Manual, Physical Therapy, 2005 – present
  • Manual Therapy Special Interest Group for Ma Chapter AOTA Oct 2009-present. Treasurer.

Book Reviewer

  • Kinesiology by Carol A. Oatis, May 2006
  • Chiropractic Technique 2nd Edition by David Peterson and Thomas Bergman, January 2006
  • Illustrated Orthopedic Examination and Intervention 2nd Edition by Ronald Evans, July 2005

Awards and Honors

  • Whitney R. Powers Award for Teaching Excellence (2015-2016)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, 1997 to present

Licensing and Certification

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Registration in Allied Health Professions
    Physical Therapy License, 1986 – present
  • Certified Specialist in Orthopedics, American Physical Therapy Association, 1994 to present

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