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Brianna Ludtke, PT, FAAOMPT

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About

Brianna Ludtke, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy. She brings exceptional experience treating patients with acute and chronic orthopedic conditions utilizing evidence-based manual therapy, pain science and therapeutic exercise. Her evaluation philosophy involves acknowledging a broad reach of differential diagnoses incorporating medical, musculoskeletal, neurophysiological and neurological considerations. These thorough evaluations facilitate advanced clinical reasoning processes that optimize patient care and outcomes. She believes that strong interdisciplinary teams of physicians and PTs are necessary to cultivate an excellent patient experience and positive functional outcomes. She has a particular interest in spine, TMJ, headaches and chronic pain.

As a collegiate track athlete, Brianna continues to stay active by hiking, weightlifting and sprint training. She also stays involved in the running community and has developed the strength training program for the Hamline University Cross Country team.

Education

Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago (2018)
Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency, Evidence in Motion (2016)
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Saint Catherine University (2015)
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Exercise and Sport Science, Saint Catherine University (2012)

Professional Certifications

Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (2017 – Present)
Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (2018 – Present)

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (2017 – Present)
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Orthopedic Section, Sports Section (2012 – Present)

Publications

Peer Reviewed Scientific & Professional Presentations:
Ludtke, B. Heel Pain: Differential Diagnosis, Clinical Presentation and Lab Instruction. 2018. University of Illinois at Chicago Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. PT 631 Musculoskeletal Dysfunction II.

Peer Reviewed Abstracts:
Ludtke B, Sault J. Low Back Pain: A Case for the Cervical Spine. (Submitted: American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Conference, Reno, NV, November 2018)

Non-Peer Reviewed Scientific & Professional Presentations:
Ludtke B. “Low Back Pain: A Case for the Cervical Spine.” University of Illinois at Chicago Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship Program. PT 580 Advanced Clinical Reasoning II. 2018.
Courtney CA, Ludtke B. Acute and Chronic Pain Mechanisms: Implications for Physical Therapy Management. Teaching Assistant. (Workshop: Illinois Physical Therapy Association REVITALIZE conference, St. Charles IL, April 13, 2018)
Ludtke B. “The Effect of Spinal Manual Therapy on Pseudradiculopathy in a Patient with Upper Motor Neuron Signs.” University of Illinois at Chicago Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship Program. PT 582 Advanced Clinical Reasoning I. 2017.
Ludtke B. “Autonomic Dysfunction of the Thoracic Spine.” University of Illinois at Chicago Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship Program. PT 583 Advanced Manipulation and Manual Therapy I. Chicago, IL. 2017.

Invited Lectures/Guest Classroom Lecture:
Gangopadhyaya A, Lorens D, Ludtke B. “Lower Extremity Orthopedic Examination.” 2018. University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.
Gangopadhyaya A, Lorens D, Ludtke B. “Upper Extremity Orthopedic Examination”. 2017. University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.
Courtney, CA. Ludtke, B. “Abdominal Examination.” Teaching Assistant. 2017. University of Illinois at Chicago Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.