Faculty and Staff : Full-Time Faculty

Shawn E. Hunt, PhD, MSPT, ATC, Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist

Primary Appointment
Department of Physical Therapy, Miller School of Medicine, Lecturer

Secondary Appointment
Instructor of medical students and medical residents in anatomy, clinical evaluation, and kinesiology for the Departments of Medical Education, Cell Biology, Family Medicine, and Rehabilitation, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

Education
BS, Exercise Science (1992), Northeast Missouri State University
MSPT, Physical Therapy (1995) , University of Miami
PhD (2016), Physical Therapy, University of Miami

Service
London 2012 Olympic Games, US Sailing Olympic Team Medical Staff, Weymouth, UK.
Marine Mammal Conservancy Pilot Whale Rescue 2011
US Sailing Team Performance Enhancement Development 2005-present
WSL World Cup Miami 2005-present
Bacardi Cup 2005-2011
Bernard Mevs University of Miami – Project Medishare, Volunteer Physical Therapist. Port Au Prince, Haiti 2011
University of Miami-Project Medishare Field Hospital, Earthquake Relief. Port Au Prince, Haiti 2010
USA Performance Services Medical Team, Volunteer Medical Staff
 United States Olympic Committee
 Pan American Games 2007
 Rio de Janeiro Brazil
United States Olympic Committee, Volunteer Medical Staff 2007
 Olympic Training Center, Chula Vista, CA.

Clinical Focus
Mr. Hunt has 20 years of clinical experience. He is Board Certified as a Clinical Specialists in Sports Physical Therapy. He has worked as a Certified Athletic Trainer ACT and Physical Therapist in a variety of settings including the NFL, NCAA Division I, NHL, and Olympic/Paralympic circuits.

Research Focus
Mr. Hunt’s research has focused on the epidemiology of sports injury, cetacean spine anatomy and function, classroom and clinical technology.

Selected Publications:

  • Smith BA, Hunt SE, Grattan P, Roach KE, Kelly N, Cochran K, Smith RB, Lavi K. Reliability and Validity of Smartphone with Compass App for Measuring Transverse Plane Motion.(abstract) – poster. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2017;47(1):A58 A161.doi:10.2519/jospt.2017.47.1.A58

  • Scott I, Kelly N, Hunt SE. The effect of foam rolling compared to static stretching on hip adduction range of motion. (abstract) – poster. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2017;47(1):A58–A161. doi:10.2519/jospt.2017.47.1.A58
  • Hunt SE, Roach KE, Fiebert IM, Champney TH, Brekke C, Chambers EN, Gray M, Jackson-Ricketts D., Pavuk L, Pohl J. Does National Team Membership Confer Protection from Low Back Pain in Hiking Olympic Class Sailors. (abstract) –poster. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2017;47(1):A162–A226. doi:10.2519/jospt.2017.47.1.A162.
  • Hunt SE, Fiebert I, Roach KE, Barnowich C, Galmarini. Conditioning-Related Protective Factors for Low Back Pain in Hiking Olympic Class Sailors.(abstract) –poster. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2016;46(1):A158–A208. doi:10.2519/jospt.2016.46.1.A158
  • Hunt SE, Fiebert, Roach KE, Brekke C, Chambers EN, Gray M, Jackson-Ricketts D., Pavuk L, Pohl J. Risk Factors for Low Back Pain in Hiking Olympic Class Sailors.(Abstract)-platform. J of Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2016;46(1):A29–A57.10.2519/jospt.2016.46.1.A29
  • Hunt S, Herrera C, Cicerale S, Moses K, Smiley P. Rehabilitation of an elite Olympic class sailor with MCL Injury. NAJSPT 4:3 pp. 123-131, Aug 2009.
  • Hunt S, Mayhew JL, & Ware JS. Effect of periodized strength training and traditional weight training on strength. Mo J of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. 1993, 3, 101-6.
  • Warren R., Thompson W., Barnes R., Hunt S. (1999) Shoulder Injuries and Rehabilitation, In: Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, 3rd Ed., 219-292.
  • Shelbourne D., Hunt S. (1999) Knee Injuries and Rehabilitation, In: Athletic Training and Sports Medicine 3rd Ed., 435-488.
  • Hunt SE, Roach KE, Fiebert I, Barnowich C, Galmarini TM. Sailing-Related Risk Factors for Low Back Pain in Olympic Class Sailors. (abstract) Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2015; 45(1):A46-A73.
  • Smith BA, Hunt SE, Cavo A, Guse JC, Schmoke N. Criterion Validity Of A Smartphone/MP3 Player With Goniometer Software Application In Measuring Joint Angles On Human Subjects. (abstract) Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2015; 45(1):A85-A86.
  • Hunt SE, Noll NE, Brodsky M. Spinal Mobilization in adult stranded Atlantic Bottlenosed Dolphin (Tursiops Truncatus) with severe scoliosis. (abstract) Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2014; 44(1):A75-A158.
  • Hunt SE, Brodsky, M, Boduch K, Bown V, & Riggs D. PT role in treatment of Pilot Whale Scoliosis. (abstract) Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2013; 45(1):A64-A125.
  • Hunt SE, Smith B, Bloom J, Immerman I, Karpus B, & Sullivan J. Reliability of Smartphone/MP3 Player with Goniometer Software Application. (abstract) Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2013; 43(1):A64-A125.

Courses Taught:
PTS 672 Kinesiology and Biomechanics (Primary Instructor: DPT)
PTS 765 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (Primary Instructor: DPT)
PTS 674 Clinical Examination (Assistant to Instructor: DPT)
PTS 642 Electrotherapy (Assistant to Instructor: DPT)
PTS 630 Foundations in PT (Assistant to Instructor: DPT)
MDS Human Structure Module