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Jacob N. Thorp, PT, DHS, OCS, MTC

Jacob N. Thorp

Clinical Associate Professor

College of Allied Health Sciences
Health Sciences Building, 2405C
Greenville, NC 27834

thorpja@ecu.edu

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


Professional Interests

My clinical interests encompass the rehabilitation and manual interventions of orthopedic injuries specifically related to the spine and temporomandibular joints. This includes the physical therapy management of chronic pain disorders, such as fibromyalgia, which can be related to spine and TMJ dysfunctions. I also have a vested interest in industrial rehabilitation including functional capacity evaluations and work conditioning.

My research interests include to kinetic and kinematic relationship of the temporomandibular joint with the cervical spine. I am also interested in the reliability and validity of sacroiliac joint provocation testing and lumbar mobility testing as it relates to physical therapy diagnosis and prognosis.

Education History

  • Doctor of Health Science, 2002-2007, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
  • Masters of Science, Physical Therapy, 1999-2001, Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center, Des Moines, IA
  • Bachelors of Science, Biology, 1996-1999, Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN
  • Associates in Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant, 1994-1996, Professional Skills Institute, Toledo, OH

Specialty Certifications

  • Manual Therapy Certification, MTC, 2006, St. Augustine University, St. Augustine, FL
  • Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist, CEAS, 2005, Back School of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA