Joseph Godges, DPT, MA, OCS

Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy
Joseph Godges Web Photo 2012
Phone:

(323) 442-2900

Email:

Website:

www.myprofile.com

Mailing Address:

1540 Alcazar St., CHP 155, Los Angeles, CA 90089-9006

Current Research:

Professional Interests

Dr. Godges serves USC in a part-time position where his primary focus is to support clinical residency and fellowship programs and the professional development of clinical instructors through high quality continuing education. Joe coordinates the efforts of USC to provide the didactic instruction to support the expanding number of clinical residency and fellowship programs across the nation, and the world, as well as to meet the needs of physical therapists seeking cutting edge post-graduate clinical education. This instruction is currently provided in a classroom and lab facility near LAX that is designated solely to provide professional development for therapists using both a weekend format for therapists within driving distance as well as modular, consecutive day formats,for therapists traveling to Los Angeles for a block of concentrated training. USC also co-sponsors the didactic component of orthopaedic physical therapy residency education and continuing education seminars with Johns Hopkins'Rehabilitation Services in Baltimore, MD, where Joe teaches the seminars andtrains clinical faculty of developing residency and fellowship. In addition,Joe is the curriculum coordinator of the Intech Rehabilitation / USC BKN&PTOrthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency and Spine Rehabilitation Fellowshipprograms in Beijing, China. In these programs, USC Clinical Faculty provide classroom/lab training and direct clinical supervision to US-trained, licensed physical therapists and student interns and their professional colleagues trained in China. This training is provided at Intech Rehabilitation's clinics in Beijing.  

 In addition to his activities with USC, Joe is the ICF-based Clinical Practice Guidelines Coordinator for the Orthopaedic Section of the APTA, Inc. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Journalof Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. In addition, Joe is employed bythe Software Services Division of OptimisCorp, where he provides content for documentation software and practice management systems that serve health promotion and rehabilitation clinical practices. Previously, Joe was the coordinator of the physical therapy clinical residency and fellowship programs for Kaiser Permanente in Southern California. He has also served terms on the Orthopaedic Specialty Council of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, on the APTA's Committee on Clinical Residency and Fellowship Credentialing, and on the Orthopaedic Section's Board of Directors. Joe was among the first group of 26 clinical specialists in orthopaedic physical therapy, originally certified in 1989.

 

 

Education
  • BS, Sports Medicine, Pepperdine University  
  • MPT, US Army-Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy  
  • MA, Counseling Psychology, Loyola Marymount University  
  • DPT, Physical Therapy, Loma Linda University  
Selected Publications
  • Martin RL, Davenport TE, Paulseth S, Wukich DK, Godges JJ. Ankle stability and movement coordination impairments: ankle ligament sprains - clinical practice guidelines linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health from the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2013;43(9):A1-A40
  • Kelley MJ, Shaffer MA, Kuhn JE, Michener LA, Seitz AL, Uhl TL, Godges JJ, McClure PW. Shoulder pain and mobility deficits: adhesive capsulitis - clinical practice guidelines linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health from the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2013;43(5):A1-A31
  • Delitto A, George SZ, Van Dillen L, Whitman JM, Sowa G, Shekelle P, Denninger TR, Godges JJ. Low back pain: a clinical practice guideline linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health from the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2012;42(4): A1-A57
  • Logerstedt DS, Snyder-Mackler L, Ritter RC, Axe MJ, Godges JJ. Knee stability and movement coordination impairments: knee ligament sprain -clinical practice guidelines linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health from the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2010;40(4):A1-A37
  • Yung E, Asavasopon S, Godges JJ. Screening for head, neck, and shoulder pathology in patients with upper extremity signs and symptoms. J Hand Ther. 2010;23:173–186
  • Cibulka MT, White DM, Woehrle J, Harris-Hayes m, Enseki K, Fagerson TL, Slover J, Godges JJ. Hip pain and mobility deficits - hip osteoarthritis: a clinical practice guideline linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health from the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2009;39(4): A1-A25 
  • Jones S, Bellah C, Godges JJ. A comparison of professional development and leadership activities between graduates and non-graduates of physical therapist clinical residency programs. J Phys Ther Educ. 2008:22:85-88. 
  • Childs JD, Cleland JA, Elliott JM, Teyhen DS, Wainner RS, Whitman JM, Sopky BJ, Godges JJ, Flynn TW. Neck pain: a clinical practice guideline linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health from the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2008;38(10): A1-A39 
  • McPoil TG, Martin RL, Cornwall MW, Wukich DK, Irrgang JJ, Godges JJ. Heel pain – plantar fasciitis: a clinical practice guideline linked to the International Classification of Function, Disability, and Health from the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2008;38(4): A1-A18 
  • Godges JJ, Anger MA, Zimmerman G, Delitto A. The effects of education on return-to-work status for patients with fear-avoidance beliefs and acute low back pain. Phys Ther. 2008;88:231–239. 
  • Johnson A, Godges JJ, Zimmerman G. The effect of anterior versus posterior glide joint mobilization on external rotation range of motion of patients with shoulder adhesive capsulitis. pain. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2007;37:88-99. 
  • Asavasopon S, Jankoski J, GodgesJJ, Clinical diagnosis of vertebrobasilar insufficiency: resident’s case problem. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2005;35:645-650. 
  • Pho C, Godges JJ. Management of whiplash-associated disorders addressing thoracic spine impairments: a case report. J Ortho Sports Phys Ther. 2004;34:511-523. 
  • Donato ED, DuVall RE, Godges JJ, Zimmerman GJ, Greathouse DG. Practice analysis: defining the practice of primary contact physical therapy. J Ortho Sports Phys Ther. 2004;34:384-304. 
  • Godges JJ. Mentorship in physical therapy practice. Guest Editorial. J Ortho Sports Phys Ther. 2004;34:1-3. 
  • Johnson EG, Godges JJ, Lohman EB, Stephens JA, Zimmerman GJ. Disability self-assessment and upper quarter muscle balance between female dental hygienists and non-dental hygienists. J Dent Hyg. 2003;77:217-23. 
  • Godges JJ, Matson-Bell M, Thorpe D. The immediate effects of soft tissue mobilization with proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation on glenohumeral external rotation and overhead reach. J Ortho Sports Phys Ther. 2003;33:713-718. 
  • Godges JJ, Varnum DR, Sanders KM. Impairment-based examination and disability management of an elderly woman with sacroiliac region pain. Phys Ther. 2002;82:812-821. 
  • Milidonis MK, Godges JJ, Jensen GM. The nature of expert practice for specialists in orthopaedic physical therapy: a descriptive analysis. J Ortho Sports Phys Ther. 1999;29:240-247. 
  • Milidonis MK, Ritter RC, Sweeney MA, Godges JJ, Knapp J, Antonucci E. Revalidation of advanced clinical practice in orthopaedic physical therapy. J Ortho Sports Phys Ther. 1997;25:163-170. 
  • Godges JJ, MacRae PG, Engelke KA. Effects of exercise on hip range of motion, trunk muscle performance, and gait economy. Phys Ther. 1993;73:468-477.
  • Heino JG, Godges JJ, Carter CL: Relationship between hip extension range of motion and postural alignment. J Ortho Sports Phys Ther. 1990;12:257-261