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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    Expertise & Certifications

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

    Research & Scholarship

    Research Interests

    Foot and Ankle movement and mobility

    Recent Publications

    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.

    McPoil TG, Warren M, Vicenzino B, Cornwall MW. Variations in foot posture and mobility between individuals with patellofemoral pain and healthy controls. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 101:289-296, 2011.

    Cornwall MW, McPoil TG: Relationship between static foot posture and foot mobility. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research Jan 18; 4:4, 2011.

    Teyhen DS, Stoltenberg BE, Eckard TG, Doyle PM, Boland DM, Feldtmann JJ, McPoil TG, Christie DS, Molloy JM, Goffar SL. Dynamic plantar pressure parameters predictive of static foot posture. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 41:100-107, 2011.

    Teyhen DS, Thomas RM, Darst CC, Gray BE, Robbins T, McPoil TG, Childs JD, Molloy JM. Awareness and compliance with recommended running shoe guidelines Among U.S. Army soldiers. Military Medicine 175:847-854, 2011.

    McPoil TG, Vicenzino B, Cornwall MW: Effect of foot orthoses contour on pain perception in individuals with patellofemoral pain. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 101:7-16, 2011.

    Mills KAG, Blanch P, Chapman AR, McPoil TG, Vicenzino B. Foot Orthoses and Gait: A systematic review and meta-analysis of literature pertaining to possible mechanisms. British Journal of Sports Medicine Dec 8, 2009 (Epub ahead of print).

    Stratton M, McPoil TG, Corwall MW, Patrick K: The use of low frequency electrical stimulation for the treatment of plantar fasciitis. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 99:481-488, 2009.

    McPoil TG, Vicenzino B, Cornwall MW, Collins N. Can foot anthropometric measurements predict dynamic plantar surface area? Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2:28, 2009.

    Cornwall MW, McPoil TG: Classifications of frontal plane rearfoot motion patterns during stance phase of walking. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 99:399-405, 2009.

    Molley JM, Yeykal NS, Tragord BS, Neal MS, Nelson ES, Christie DS, Teyhan DS, McPoil TG: Influence of running shoe type on distribution and magnitude of plantar pressures among those with pes planus or pes cavus. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 99:330-338, 2009.

    McPoil TG, Vicenzino B, Cornwall MW, Collins N, Warren M: Reliability and Normative Values for the Foot Mobility Magnitude: A composite measure of vertical and medial-lateral mobility of the midfoot. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2:6, 2009.

    Teyhen DS, Stoltenberg BE, Collinsworth KM, Giesel CC, Williams DG, Kardouni CH, Molloy JM, Goffar SL, Christie DS, McPoil T. Dynamic Plantar Pressure Parameters Associated with Static Arch Height Index During Gait. Clinical Biomechanics 24: 391-396, 2009.

    Collins N, Crossley K, Beller E, Darnell R, McPoil T, Vicenzino B: Foot orthoses and physiotherapy in the treatment of patellofemoral pain syndrome: a randomized clinical trial. Br J Sports Med 43:163-168, 2009.

    Whitman JM, Cleland JA, Mintken P, Keirns M, Bieniek ML, Albin SR. Magel J, McPoil T: Predicting short-term response to thrust and non-thrust mobilization/manipulation and exercise in patients post inversion ankle sprain. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 39:188-200, 2009.

    Recent Presentations

    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.

    Albin S, Cornwall MW, McPoil TG: Differences in plantar loading in individuals with soft tissue versus bony trauma to the rear foot: A pilot study. Platform Presentation, 2011 APTA Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 2011.

    Cornwall MW, McPoil TG: The relationship between static foot posture and foot mobility. Platform Presentation, 2011 APTA Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 2011.

    McPoil TG, Cornwall MW, McNulty M: The effect of motion control running shoes on sagittal plane movement of the medial longitudinal arch. Poster Presentation, 2011 APTA Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 2011.

    Albin S, Cornwall MW, McPoil TG: Variations in plantar loading patterns in individuals with soft tissue versus boney rearfoot trauma: a preliminary study. Poster Presentation, The XII EMED International Scientific Meeting, Brown University, Providence, RI, August 2010.

    McPoil TG, Cornwall MW, McNulty MR: Do motion control running shoes decrease sagittal plane movement of the medial longitudinal arch? Platform Presentation, The XII EMED International Scientific Meeting, Brown University, Providence, RI, August 2010.

    Teyhen DS, Stoltenberg BE, Collinsworth KM, Giesel CL, Williams DG, Kardouni CH, Molloy JM, Goffar SL, Christie DS, McPoil T: Dynamic Plantar Pressure Parameters Predictive of Static Foot Posture. Platform Presentation, 2009 APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, February 2009.

    Teyhen DS, Stoltenberg BE, Collinsworth KM, Giesel CL, Williams DG, Kardouni CH, Molloy JM, Goffar SL, Christie DS, McPoil T: Dynamic Plantar Pressure Parameters Predictive of Arch Height Index. Platform Presentation, 2009 APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, February 2009.

    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