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Dr. Mabry commissioned in the United States Air Force in 2002. He received his physical therapy doctorate from U.S. Army-Baylor University in 2007 and subsequently served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. He received an Army Commendation Medal for his service running a combat physical therapy clinic at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. Dr. Mabry’s primary clinical experience is in outpatient orthopaedic clinics, though he has also had extensive experience in acute care and emergency department settings. Dr. Mabry was recognized as the Air Mobility Command 2008 Physical Therapist of the Year, the David Grant Medical Center 2008 Company Grade Officer of the Year, and the 2015 Air Force District of Washington Biomedical Sciences Clinician of the Year. He also serves as a member of the APTA Imaging Special Interest Group Nominating Committee, as the APTA of North Carolina Triad District Vice Chair, as the APTA Key Legislative Contact for North Carolina District 13, and on the APTA of North Carolina Legislative Committee. Dr. Mabry teaches in the Professionalism & Leadership series, which counts for credit both in the DPT curriculum as well as for credit in the HPU dual MBA program. He also teaches Primary Care, which is a deep dive into non-musculoskeletal causes of pain which mimics musculoskeletal etiology (i.e. cancer), screening strategies, and instills imaging competence (radiographs, MRI, etc) into the DPT students. Dr. Mabry’s research focuses on clinical application of diagnostic imaging with a focus on expanding the scope of physical therapy practice by research-driven advocacy.

Published Manuscripts (Select)

• Fisher TB, Lento P, Mabry LM. Unstable Trans-syndesmotic Fibular Fracture. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy Cases; in press.

• Collier D, LaBranche E, Mabry LM. Recognition of Cervical Myelopathy via Diagnostic Cluster. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy Cases; in press.

• Amoia A, Coleman E, Mabry LM. Cervical Neuroforaminal Stenosis with Radiculopathy. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy Cases; in press.

• Mabry LM, Patti TN, Ross MD, Bleakley CM, Gisselman A. Isolated Medial Cuneiform Fractures: A Systematic Search and Qualitative Analysis of Case Studies. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association; in press.

• Mabry LM, Mai MC, Hamel RN. Isolated Trans-syndesmotic Fibular Fracture in a Skateboarder. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy; 2020 July;50(7):410. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2020.9355

• Mabry LM, Boyles RE, Brismée JM, Agustsson H, Smoliga JM. Physical Therapy Musculoskeletal Imaging Authority: A Survey of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy Nations. Physiotherapy Research International; 2020 May;25(2):e1822. doi: 10.1002/pri.1822

• Mabry LM, Notestine J, Moore JH, Bleakley CN, Taylor JB. Safety Events and Privilege Utilization Rates in Advanced Practice Physical Therapy compared to Traditional Primary Care: An Observational Study. Military Medicine; 2020 Feb;185(1-2):e290-e297. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usz176

• Baker SE, Silvernail JL, Scoville CR, Kushner SJ, Iveson BD, Easley SP, Mabry LM, Konitzer LN, Gudorf GM, Stoeker SJ. When Exception to Policy is Exceptional Policy: How Booking Physical Therapy Appointments Too Far in the Future May Adversely Impact Access to Care, Business Optimization and Readiness. Military Medicine; 2020 Jan;185(Supplement_1):565-570. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usz287

• Mabry LM, Patti TN, Bleakley CM. Radiographically Occult Medial Cuneiform Impaction Fracture. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy; 2019 Sep;49(9):675. doi:10.2519/jospt.2019.8778

• Mabry LM, Vojta CN, Davies GJ. Anterior Greater Tuberosity Subcortical Cyst Formation Indicative of Supraspinatus Tear. Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging. 2019 Apr;3(2):1-2. doi: 10.15761/RDI.1000154

• Mabry LM, Ross MD, Dardenelle SI. Congenital Partial Aplasia of the Atlas Causing Functional Angular Displacement of the Posterior Arch. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2018 Dec;10(12):1434-1436. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2018.05.026.

• Akinyemi OA, Mabry LM, Dardenelle SI. Buttock Pain and Sciatica Caused by a Femoral Osteochondroma. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2017 Jun;47(6):442. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2017.6877.

• Mabry LM, Ross MD, Tall MA, Kundu E. Neurologic Decline following Acute Vertebral Collapse in a Patient with Cervical Osteomyelitis. Open Journal of Clinical and Medical Case Reports. 2016 May;2(9).

• Mabry LM, Ross MD, Green KA, Tall MA. Spontaneous Osteonecrosis as a Cause of Knee Pain in an Older Active Woman. International Journal of Clinical & Medical Imaging. 2015 Sept;2(9). doi: 10.4172/2376-0249.1000371

• Beers LR, Mabry LM, Sullivan RT. Osseous fragment in a patient with knee pain. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2015 Apr;45(4):323. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2015.0404.

• Mabry LM, Ross MD, Tonarelli JM. Metastatic cancer mimicking mechanical low back pain: a case report. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy. 2014 Aug;22(3):162-9. doi: 10.1179/2042618613Y.0000000056.

• Mabry LM, Ross MD, Abbott JL. Impaction fracture of the medial femoral condyle. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2013;43(7):512. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2013.0413.

• Mabry LM, McGill TE, Abbott JL. Rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament and bucket handle tear of the medial meniscus. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2013 Jun;43(6):427. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2013.0410.

• Cook C, Mabry L, Reiman MP, Hegedus EJ. Best tests/clinical findings for screening and diagnosis of patellofemoral pain syndrome: a systematic review. Physiotherapy. 2012 Jun;98(2):93-100. doi: 10.1016/

• Tonarelli JM, Mabry LM, Ross MD. Diagnostic imaging of an Achilles tendon rupture. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2011 Nov;41(11):904. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2011.0422.

• Mabry LM, Ross MD, Martin PA, Tall MA, Elliott RL. Globus sensation associated with cervical spondylolisthesis. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2011 Jul;90(7):615. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0b013e318214e269.

• Mabry LM, Ross MD, Tall MA. Insufficiency fracture of the pubic rami. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2010 Oct;40(10):666. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2010.0416.

• Mabry LM, Ross MD, Tall MA. Diagnostic imaging following cervical spine injury. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2010 Mar;40(3):189. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2010.0405.

• Sutlive TG, Mabry LM, Easterling EJ, Durbin JD, Hanson SL, Wainner RS, Childs JD. Comparison of short-term response to two spinal manipulation techniques for patients with low back pain in a military beneficiary population. Military Medicine. 2009 Jul;174(7):750-6. doi: 10.7205/milmed-d-02-4908