Lynn Snyder-Mackler, PT, ATC, Sc.D, SCS, FAPTA (Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine)

Department of Physical Therapy and Biomechanics and Movement Science Program, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA

Dr. Snyder-Mackler is an internationally recognized clinician and clinical researcher in sports and orthopedic rehabilitation. She is a Board Certified Sports Physical Therapist who maintains an active Sports Physical Therapy practice at the University of Delaware and serves as a rehabilitation consultant to collegiate, amateur and professional teams.

She served as Head Athletic Trainer for the beach volleyball venue at the 1996 (Centennial) Olympic Games in Atlanta. She concentrates her clinical practice and research in the areas of knee and shoulder rehabilitation, and electrical stimulation of muscle. She has authored more than 200 research publications in the areas of knee rehabilitation and neuromuscular electrical stimulation and regularly speaks to national and international audiences on these topics. She was named a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association in 2003 and Francis Alison Professor at University of Delaware in 2010.

Her research has won several major awards helping patients and practitioners and answering critical questions in sports and orthopedic rehabilitation including the APTA’s Eugene Michels Award, Golden Pen Award, Marion Williams Award and Helen Hislop Award, the Orthopedic Section’s Rose Award for Excellence in Orthopedic Research 3 times, the Ron Peyton Award from the Sports Section and the John Maley Award from the Section on Research. Her international collaborative research on ACL injuries was awarded a prestigious NIH MERIT Award in 2013. She was named the American Physical Therapy Association’s Mary McMilllan Lecturer for 2015, the Association’s highest honor.