MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Renee McGinnis, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, an accomplished orthopedic physical therapist, joined the West Virginia University School of Medicine’s Division of Physical Therapy as assistant professor. Dr. McGinnis has a ten-year board certification in orthopedic physical therapy and recently earned her certification in orthopedic manual therapy from the NXT Gen Institute of Physical Therapy.
“The addition of Dr. McGinnis continues a long-standing tradition of our alumni returning ‘home’ to teach the next generation of physical therapists,” MaryBeth Mandich, Ph.D., D.P.T., vice dean of professional and undergraduate programs and chair, Division of Physical Therapy, said. “Dr. McGinnis has distinguished herself clinically and has demonstrated a commitment to a career in academic physical therapy. Our students will benefit from her expertise, and we are excited she has chosen to join the faculty.”
A graduate of WVU, McGinnis earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology and a clinical master’s degree and doctoral degree in physical therapy. She has practiced at Tygart Valley Hospital, Monongalia General Hospital and Mountain State Physical Therapy, where she served as a clinical director and provided clinical education experiences for numerous WVU physical therapy doctorate students.
For the past year, she has served as assistant professor and coordinator of clinical education for the physical therapist assistant program at Pierpont Community and Technical college. As an adjunct faculty member at WVU, she was a lab instructor for courses in musculoskeletal physical therapy. In her new role as assistant professor at WVU, she will be teaching in the professional roles and musculoskeletal physical therapy tracks.
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