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Department of Physical Therapy

Gary Lentell, PT, MPT, DPT

Professor Emeritus

Office Location:
PTIA Room 113

(559) 278-2607 

Fax: (559) 278-3635

Educational Background

Education University
D.P.T. Physical Therapy, Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, Massachusetts, 2004
M.P.T. Physical Therapy, Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, Massachusetts, 1984
B.S. Physical Therapy, California State University, Fresno, California, 1980

Honors and Awards (recent)

  • 2013: 2013 Faculty Mentor Award, California State University, Fresno College of Health and Human Services  
  • 2009: California State University, Fresno "Best in Show" Award, for developing an implementing a collaborative program to provide physical therapy services to University students through the University Health and Psychological Services Center and the Department of Physical Therapy 

Courses Taught (entry-level DPT)

  • PhTh 508 - Foundations of Patient Assessment and Clinical Management in Physical Therapy II
  • PhTh 554 - Clinical Learning I

Scholarly Activities

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

Lentell G, Desch R, Tracz S, Nyburg L: A comparison of talar tilt angle using manual assisted verses self-stress methods in patients following inversion ankle sprain. Radiologic Technology; 2010;82(1):1-8.

Pettitt R, Sailor S, Lentell G, Tanner C, Murray S: Yergason's test: discrepancies in description and implications for diagnosing biceps subluxation. Athletic Training Education Journal; 2009;3(4):143-147.

Professional Interests/Activities

Services (Recent)

  • University: Co-Chair, Search Committee for Medical Director of University Student Health and Psychological Services (2012)
  • University: PT Department Representative, University Doctoral Committee (2011-2013)
  • University: Member, President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge Working Group (2011-2013)
  • University: Member, Wellness Advisory Council, Health and Psychological Services. (2010-2013)
  • University: Director, Musculoskeletal Care Clinic at the University Student Health Center. (2009–2012)
  • College: Personnel Committee: Member (2008-2011). Chair (2009-2011)
  • Co-Director, Sports Medicine Institute of Central California (2006-2013)
  • Department: Chair, Committee for Academic Review (2008- 2013)
  • Department: Chair, Department Human Subjects Review Committee, (1995-2002, 2004-2013)
  • Department: Chair, Department Search Committees for (1997, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011)