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Dhinakar (Dhinu) Jayaseelan
Co-Academic Director, Orthopaedic Residency
Associate Professor of Health, Human Function, and Rehabilitation Sciences
Office Phone: 202-994-5495
Department: Health, Human Function, and Rehabilitation Sciences
- B.S., James Madison University, 2007
- DPT, George Washington University, 2010
Dr. Dhinu Jayaseelan is an Assistant Professor within the Program of Physical Therapy. He is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. He completed his fellowship training at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and advanced manual therapy course work through the Virginia Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Institute, where he is now a faculty member. He serves as the Co-Academic Director of the GWU Orthopedic Residency, held in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Current teaching responsibilities include the management of musculoskeletal dysfunction, movement sciences, and an advanced manual therapy elective. In addition to teaching with the DPT program and numerous post-professional orthopedic programs, Dr. Jayaseelan frequently teaches continuing education courses in orthopedics and manual therapy to practicing clinicians nationwide. Dr. Jayaseelan is actively engaged in research and has numerous peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and monographs related to his content expertise in orthopedics and manual therapy. His primary areas of scholarly inquiry include management of tendon dysfunction, patellofemoral pain, pain science, manual therapy, and outcomes in orthopedic physical therapy. In addition to producing research, Dr. Jayaseelan also serves as a content expert reviewer for a number of peer-reviewed orthopedic, manual therapy and sports journals and as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy.
Co-Investigator, “Thoracic manipulation to improve pulmonary ventilation.” Funded by Orthopedic Physical Therapy Products, a research award from the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.
Co-Investigator, “Exercise for seniors: A pilot study.” Funded by the National Collaborative for Aging.
Outstanding Faculty Member, GWU Program in Physical Therapy
Outstanding Faculty Member, GWU Program in Physical Therapy
Featured Fellow, AAOMPT Student SIG
First Place Poster (Lower Extremity Category), AAOMPT Conference
First Place (Poster Presentation), AAOMPT Conference, San Antonio, TX
Outstanding Alumni Award, GWU Program in Physical Therapy
Second Place, GWU Research Day Poster Presentation
- Physical Therapy
Sault JD, Jayaseelan DJ, Mischke JJ, Post AD. The effectiveness of joint mobilization in the management of carpal tunnel syndrome: A systematic review. In press (Feb 2020). J Manipulative Physiol Ther.
Jayaseelan DJ. Tissue Tolerances: Muscle/Tendon Unit. 2020. Hughes C, Ed. Independent Study Course monograph, Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy.
Courtney CA, Grindstaff TL, Hensley CP, Jayaseelan DJ. Pattern Recognition of Clinical Syndromes of Neuromuscular Pain Disorders. Invited chapter. Knee. In Press (2019)
Jayaseelan DJ, Holshouser C, McMurray M. Functional joint mobilization for patellofemoral pain syndrome: A clinical suggestion. In press (Dec 2019). Int J Sports Phys Ther.
Jayaseelan DJ, Mischke JJ, Strazzulla RL. Eccentric exercise for Achilles tendinopathy: A narrative review and clinical-decision making considerations. J Funct Morphol Kinesiol. 2019;4(2):34
Jayaseelan DJ, Weber M, Jonely H. Possible nervous system sensitization in patients with persistent lower extremity tendinopathies: 3 case reports. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2019;49(4):272-279.
Jayaseelan DJ, Lineberry E, Resetar S, Magrum E. Performing a neurological examination on patients with musculoskeletal extremity pain. Part II: Integration of quantitative sensory testing. (Invited manuscript). Athl Train Sports Health Care. 2018;10(5):193-4.
Jayaseelan DJ, Scalzitti DA, Palmer G, Immermann A, Courtney CA. The effects of joint mobilization on individuals with patellofemoral pain: A systematic review. Clin Rehabil. 2018;32(6):722-733.
Jayaseelan DJ, Resetar S, Lineberry E, Magrum E. Performing a neurological examination on patients with musculoskeletal extremity pain. Part I: Clinical reasoning and statistical utility. Athl Train Sports Health Care. 2018;10(4):154-157.
Courtney CA, Jayaseelan DJ. Long toe extensors. (Invited chapter). In: Donnelly J ed. Travell, Simons & Simons’ Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual. 3rd Ed. Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer 2018.
Signorino JA, Jayaseelan DJ, Brindle KA. Atypical presentation of rapidly progressing femoral head avascular necrosis. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2017;47(3):217.
Jayaseelan DJ, Post AA, Mischke JJ, Sault JD. Joint mobilization in the management of persistent insertional achilles tendinopathy: A case report. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2017;12(1):133-43
Jayaseelan DJ, Alcorn D, Kecman M, Sault JD. Manual therapy and eccentric exercise in the management of achilles tendinopathy. J Man Manip Ther. 2017;25(2):106-114.
Mischke JJ, Jayaseelan DJ, Sault JD, Kavchak-Emerson A. The symptomatic and functional effects of manual therapy for plantar heel pain: A systematic review. J Man Manip Ther. 2017;25(1):3-10.
Jayaseelan DJ, Tow NS. Cervicothoracic junction thrust manipulation in the multimodal management of a patient with temporomandibular disorder. J Man Manip Ther. 2016;24(2):90-7.
Sault JD, Morris MV, Jayaseelan DJ, Emerson-Kavchak AJ. Manual therapy in the management of a patient with symptomatic morton’s neuroma: A case report. Man Ther. 2016;21(1):307-310.
Jonely HJ, Jayaseelan DJ, Reike M. Tendinopathy and aging: A review of literature and considerations for older adult athletes. Top Geriatr Rehabil. 2016;32(1):E1-12.
Jayaseelan DJ, Post AA, Ruggirello LD, Sault JD. Midshaft humeral fracture following a proximal humeral fracture: A case report. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2014;9(7):1014-20.
Jayaseelan DJ, Courtney CA, Kecman M, Alcorn D. Lumbar manipulation and exercise in the management of anterior knee pain and diminished quadriceps activity following ACL reconstruction: A case report. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2014;9(7):991-1003.
Jayaseelan DJ, Moats N, Ricardo CR. Rehabilitation of proximal hamstring tendinopathy utilizing eccentric training, lumbopelvic stabilization and trigger point dry needling: 2 case reports. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2014;44(3):198-205.
Desai MJ, Bean MC, Heckman TW, Jayaseelan D, Moats N, Nava A. Treatment of myofascial pain. Pain Manage. 2013;3(1):67-79.
Jayaseelan DJ, Magrum EM. Eccentric training for the rehabilitation of a high level wrestler with distal biceps tendinosis: A case report. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2012;7(4):413-24.
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