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Lynn McKinnis, PT

Lynn graduated from St. Louis University in 1981.  She is a staff physical therapist at Concordia Visiting Nurses in Butler, PA,   an adjunct professor in the Physical Therapy Dept at St. Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania, and a Faculty Affiliate at the University of Montana and University of South Florida. 

Lynn is known for her work in the field of diagnostic imaging as it relates to the physical therapy profession.  In 1997 she authored Fundamentals of Orthopedic Radiology, the first imaging textbook written by and for physical therapists. Currently, Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Imaging is in its fourth edition, translated into several other languages, and used by the majority of DPT curriculums in the USA. She collaborated with a radiologist for a new text,  Musculoskeletal Imaging Handbook: A Guide for the Primary Practitioner,  written for all primary access clinicians, including physician assistants and nurse practitioners.  

She has lectured across the USA, in many tDPT programs, and has presented numerous continuing educational courses at state and national APTA and AOTA conferences.

Lynn became Pennsylvania’s first Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 1989, and twenty years later received the APTA’s Outstanding Contribution to the Professional Literature Award for her publications on diagnostic imaging for physical therapists.


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