Professional Bio

Education

  • Ph.D., Kinesiology, University of Illinois, 1987
  • M.S., Physical Education, Louisiana State University, 1980
  • Certificate in Physical Therapy, Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles, 1973
  • B.A., Physical Education, California State University-Sacramento, 1972
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    Certifications and Expertise

    Expertise
    • Foot and Ankle
    Professional Memberships
    • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Orthopaedic Section Director 2012-2015, Education Section
    • Fulbright Association
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists

    Research and Scholarship

    Research Interests

    • Foot and Ankle movement and mobility

    Recent Publications

    Book Chapter

    Albin, S,Cornwall, MW, McPoil, TG (2015). Postoperative Management of Foot and Ankle Disorders. In Fernandez-de-las-Penas C, Cleland JA, Dommerholt J (eds): Manual Therapy for Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes.  Book chapter:  St. Louis: Elsevier.

    Juried publications

    Footer CB, Tsegaye HS, Yitnagashaw TA, Mekonnen W,  Shiferaw TD, Abera E, Matthews M, Rathleff MS, Claus A, McPoil TG, Nee R, Crossley K, Kasza J, Paul S, Mellor R. Vicenzino, B.  (2017). The foot orthoses versus hip exercises (FOHX) trial for patellofemoral pain: a protocol for a randomized clinical trial to determine if foot mobility is associated with better outcomes from foot orthoses.  Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 10:5.

    Matthews M, Rathleff MS, Claus A, McPoil TG, Nee R, Crossley K, Vicenzino B. (2016). Can we predict the outcome for people with patellofemoral pain? A systematic review on prognostic factors and treatment effect modifiers.  British Journal Sports Medicine. Dec 13, (Epub).

    Cornwall MW, McPoil TG.  (2016) Can runners perceive changes in heel cushioning as the shoes ages with increased mileage? International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 

    Vicenzino, B, McPoil, TG, Stephenson, A, Paul, S  (2015). Orthosis-shaped sandals are as efficacious as in-shoe orthoses and better than flat sandals for plantar heel pain: A randomized control trial.  The Foot. (Epub ahead of print).

    Weber, NJ, McPoil, TG (2015). Use of a temporary supramalleolar orthosis to manage foot pain in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis: A case report.  The Foot.  (Epub ahead of print)

    Cornwall, MW, McPoil, TG, VanBoerum, DH, Morgan, JM (2015). Plantar pressure and gait symmetry in individuals with fractures versus tendon injuries to the hindfoot.  Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association: 105 (Dec):469-477.

    McPoil TG, Cornwall MW, Taylor O, Pomeroy M, Mufti J, Kuhlman H, Ehlers D, Carrell D.  (2014). The consistency of individual-selected versus rater-determined angle and base of gait. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. 104:247-252.

    McPoil TG, Haager M, Hilt J, Klapheke J, Martinez R, VanSteenwyk C, Weber N, Cornwall MW, Bade M.  (2014). Can static foot posture measurements predict regional plantar surface area? The FOOT: 2014 Jul 27 (epub).

    Cornwall MW, McPoil TG, Fair A. (2014). The effect of exercise and time on the height and width of the medial longitudinal arch following the modified reverse-6 and the modified augmented low-Dye taping procedures. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy 9:635-643.

    Escalona-Marfil C, McPoil TG, Mellor R, Vicenzino B.  (2014). A radiographic and anthropometric study of the effect of a contoured sandal and foot orthosis on supporting the medial longitudinal arch. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 7:38.

    Martin RL, Davenport T, Reischl S, McPoil TG, Matheson JW, Wukich DK, McDonough CM. (2014). Heel Pain – Plantar Fasciitis: Revision 2014; Clinical Practice Guidelines. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 44:A1-A33.

    McPoil TG, Carrell D, Ehlers D, Kuhlman H, Mufti J, Pomeroy M, Taylor O, Cornwall MW.  Does foot placement affect the reliability of static foot posture measurements?  Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 104:34-42, 2014.

    McPoil TG, Cornwall MW, Abeler MG, Devereaux KJ, Flood LJ, Merriman SE, Sullivan S, van Der Laan MJ, Villadiego TA, Wilson K.  The optimal method to assess the vertical mobility of the midfoot: Navicular drop versus dorsal arch height difference?  Clinical Research on Foot & Ankle 1:104, 2013.

    Cornwall MW, Lebec M, DeGeyter J, McPoil TG: The reliability of the modified reverse-6 taping procedures with elastic tape to alter the height and width of the medial longitudinal arch. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy 8:381-392, 2013

    McClinton SM, Flynn TW, Heiderscheit BC, McPoil TG, Pinto D, Duffy PA, Bennett JD: Comparison of Usual Podiatric Care and Early Physical Therapy Intervention for Plantar Heel Pain: Study Protocol for a Parallel-group Randomized Clinical Trial.  Trials 14:414, 2013

    Bousie, J. A., Blanch, P., McPoil, T. G., & Vicenzino, B. (2013). Contoured in-shoe foot orthoses increase mid-foot plantar contact area when compared with a flat insert during cycling. Journal of science and medicine in sport / Sports Medicine Australia, 16(1), 60–64.

    Recent Presentations

    Albin, S, Koppenhaver S, Fritz J, McPoil T, VanBoerum D. Timing of Supervised Physical Therapy after Hindfoot Fractures:  Randomized Controlled Trial.  American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting (Orthopaedics). San Antonio, TX. Platform presentation. February 14-17, 2017. 

    Bade M, McPoil T, Ford J, Fundaun J, Gallegos C, Kinney A, McMillan P, Murphy J, Sky E, Torba D. The Use of a Static Measure to Predict Foot Posture at Midstance During Walking. American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Section Meeting (Research).  San Antonio, TX.  Poster Presentation.  February 14-17, 2017.

    Weber, N., McPoil, T. Use of Temporary Supramalleolar Orthosis to Manage Foot Pain in a Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Case Report.  2016 APTA Combined Sections Meeting.  Alexandria, VA.  Poster Presentation. February 17, 2016.

    McPoil TG, Cornwall MW,  Foot Orthotics: The use of adhesive strapping to determine efficacy and prescription.  Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Indianapolis, IN: Platform. February, 2015.  

    Bade M, McPoil TG, Aaron K, Accuracy of self-reported foot strike pattern in experienced runners. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Indianapolis, IN: Poster. February, 2015.

    Matthews M, Rathleff MS, Claus A, McPoil TG, Nee R, Crossley K, Vicenzino B. Clinical predictors of outcome for patellofemoral pain: A systematic review. Danish Society of Sports Physiotherapy Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark: Poster Presentation. January, 2015.

    McPoil TG, Haager M, Hilt J, Klapheke J, Martinez R, VanSteenwyk C, Weber N, Cornwall MW, Bade M.  Can Static Foot Posture Measurements Predict Midfoot Plantar Surface Area? Poster Presentation, 2014 APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, February 2014.

    Mintken P, McPoil TG. A Practical Method to Instruct Entry-Level And Experienced Physical Therapists To Perform The Foot Posture Index. Poster Presentation, 2014 APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, February 2014.

    Cornwall MW, McPoil, TG, Fair A. The Effect of Exercise and Time on Foot Posture Following the Low-Dye and Modified Reverse- Foot Taping Technique. Poster Presentation, 2014 APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, February 2014.

    Albin S, Cornwall MW,  McPoil TG, Van Boerum D.  Rearfoot Fracture And Achilles Tendon Rupture Gait Patterns After Surgical Repair.  Platform Presentation, 2014 APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, February 2014.

    Cornwall MW, Sullivan S, Wilson K, McPoil TG, Abeler M, Devereaux K, Flood L, Merriman S, van Der Laan, Villadiego T: Navicular drop or arch height difference: which is the optimal method to assess vertical mobility of the midfoot?  Poster Presentation, 2013 APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 2013.

    Anemaet W, Hammerich A, McPoil TG: Variations in foot posture and mobility in individuals with knee osteoarthritis. Poster Presentation, 2013 APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 2013.

    McPoil TG, Abeler M, Devereaux K, Flood L, Merriman S, van Der Laan, Villadiego T, Cornwall MW, Sullivan S, Wilson K: The reliability of a new measurement to assess the vertical mobility of the midfoot. Poster Presentation, 2013 APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 2013.

    McPoil, T.G., Carrell, D., Ehlers, D., Kuhlman, H., Mufti, J., Pomeroy, M., Taylor, O., Cornwall M.W., (February 9, 2012) Does Foot Position in Standing Affect the Reliability of Static Foot Posture Measurements?, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

    McPoil, T.G., Cornwall, M.W. (February 9, 2012) Influence of foot orthoses hardness on perceived comfort in individuals with different foot types, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

    McPoil, T.G., Taylor, M., Pomeroy, M., Mufti, J., Kuhlman, H., Ehlers, D., Carrell, D., Cornwall, M.W. (February 9, 2012) Consistency of self-selected versus rater-determined standing position when assessing foot posture and mobility, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

    McPoil, TG, Little, CL, (October 25, 2012) Use of Foot Orthoses to Enhance the Outcomes of Manual Therapy and Exercise in an Individual with Significant Orthopaedic Trauma, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA.

    Awards & Recognition

    • Selected to Irish Education 100, sponsored by the Irish Voice Publication, New York, New York, December, 2013
    • Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association (FAPTA)
    • University of Texas at El Paso Physical Therapy Program, Distinguished Lecturer, Spring 2010

    Community Involvement and Service

    Service to University

    • Faculty Search Committee, School of Physical Therapy, 2011 to present.
    • Academic Council, Rueckert-Hartman College of Health Professions, 2010 to 2013.