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Carolyn Kisner, PT, MS

Carolyn was a faculty member at The Ohio State University (OSU) for 27 years and was awarded Emeritus status after taking early retirement. During her tenure at OSU, she received the Excellence in Teaching award from the School of Allied Medical Professions and was recognized as Outstanding Faculty by the Sphinx and Mortarboard Honor Societies. She organized and managed the honors and research program for the physical therapy division, managed the advanced orthopedic track in the postprofessional graduate program, and advised numerous graduate students. Carolyn then taught at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati for 7 years. During her tenure there, she chaired the curriculum committee, which coordinated revision of the master's program and developed the entry-level doctor of physical therapy program. She was awarded the Sister Adele Clifford Excellence in Teaching at the Mount, and at the spring convocation in 2010, she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement in Physical Therapy.

Carolyn co-authored the textbook Therapeutic Exercise (F.A. Davis Company) with Lynn Colby, PT, MS, first published in 1985. She and Lynn have always tried to maintain current with the trends in physical therapy, which is reflected in each of the revisions of this book; they have also coauthored the pocket-sized flip book titled Ther Ex Notes: Clinical Pocket Guide (F.A. Davis Company). Carolyn's primary teaching experience includes medical kinesiology, orthopedic evaluation and intervention, therapeutic exercise, and manual therapy. She has presented numerous workshops on peripheral joint mobilization, spinal stabilization, kinesiology, gait, and functional exercise nationally and internationally, including multiple visits to the Philippines, Brazil, Canada, and Mexico. Throughout her career, her active clinical involvement has been primarily in outpatient orthopedics and home health. In recognition of her achievements, Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, awarded her the Alumni Achievement Award for 2012.


Lynn Allen Colby, PT, MS

Lynn is assistant professor emeritus, The Ohio State University (OSU). She received her BS in physical therapy and MS in allied medicine from OSU, Columbus, Ohio. She is coauthor of the textbook Therapeutic Exercise: Foundations and Techniques, now in its sixth edition, and Ther Ex Notes: Clinical Pocket Guide.

Recently retired, she taught in the physical therapy program in the School of Allied Medical Professions (now known as the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences) at OSU for 35 years. As a faculty member, she also advised physical therapists enrolled in the postprofessional graduate program in allied medicine. Her primary teaching responsibilities in the physical therapy curriculum included therapeutic exercise interventions for musculoskeletal and neurological conditions and pediatric physical therapy. Experience in the clinical setting has included acute care in orthopedics, extended care in skilled nursing facilities, and inpatient and outpatient care in various pediatric settings.

During her long career in physical therapy, she was a recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award from the School of Allied Medical Professions at OSU and was named the Ohio Physical Therapist of the Year in 2001 by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association. Most recently, she was honored by the OSU Alumni Association with the Ralph Davenport Mershon Award for Service and Leadership.

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