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Evan Liu PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Assistant Professor & Director of Residency Partnerships
503-352-7336
Creighton Hall 368

Evan Liu is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist. He completed his orthopedic manual physical therapy fellowship at Regis University and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. He is an active member of the APTA, APTA-Oregon, and AAOMPT.

Teaching Responsibilities:

DPT 632: Musculoskeletal Examination & Intervention for the Spine

DPT 633: Musculoskeletal Examination & Intervention for the Extremities

Areas of Interest:

clinical reasoning and clinical decision making, manual therapy (including manipulation), readiness to return to sport, student readiness for manipulation, application of manual therapy in the pediatric population

Education:

Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, Regis University, 2021

Residency in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2017

DPT, Pacific University School of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training, 2015

BS, Exercise Science, Pacific University, 2012

Clinical Certifications:

Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT)
         2021 – Present

American Physical Therapy Association
        2019 – present
        Credential Clinical Instructor (CCI)

American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
         2018 – Present
         Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)

Publications:

Hagen ND, Reyes GF, Liu EK. A Comparison of Static, Dynamic, and Dynamic with Compression Stretching of the Ankle on Ankle Dorsiflexion: Can Compression Assist with Ankle Movement Preparation. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning. 2017; 25(4): 6-17.

Presentations:

Liu EK, Morihara K, Hammerich A, MacDonald CW, Dennison B. Caregiver training utilizing hands on techniques in an effort to ease caregiver burden in the family of a child diagnosed with cerebral palsy: implementation of clinical decision making. American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Annual Conference, 11/2020, Poster.

Wilkinson BW & Liu, EK. An evidence-supported review of impairment-based rehabilitation for the recovering upper extremity. Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon Annual Conference, 10/2020, Session Presentation.  

Myers BJ & Liu EK. Trunk Repositioning Error during a Repeated Flexion Task in Asymptomatic Young Adults, Combined Sections Meeting; American Physical Therapy Association, 02/2018, Platform Presentation.  

Liu EK, Myers BJ, Barianyi B, Graber K, Keil A, Davey D & Payette J. Lumbar repositioning error increases with a repeated spinal flexion task in asymptomatic individuals. Combined Sections Meeting; American Physical Therapy Association, 02/2018, Poster.

Hagen ND, Reyes GF, Liu EK, Whittington, J. A comparison of ankle range of motion treatments and the influence of mobility band compression on ankle joint range of motion. A preliminary analysis of a randomized clinical trial, Combined Sections Meeting: American Physical Therapy Association, 02/2015, Poster.

Community Service:

Clinical Physical Therapy Supervisor, Therapy Abroad

Ambassador, Physical Therapy Day of Service

Physical Therapy Supervisor, Viva Nicaragua

Volunteer Physical Therapist, Special Olympics of Oregon

Awards:

Outstanding Graduate. Pacific University, School of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training