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LifeLinc Academy Instructors

John Halle, PT, PhD, ECS


Dr. Halle has been with the Belmont Physical Therapy Program since 1997, serving as Chair and Associate Dean from 2005 through May of 2013. He is currently a Professor working within the School of Physical Therapy. His professional areas of interest are in anatomy, electrophysiological evaluation, orthopaedics and sports medicine.  He is a Diplomate, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, with his certification as an Electrophysiologic Clinical Specialist.  In addition to his academic position at Belmont University, Dr. Halle also maintains a practice performing clinical electrophysiologic testing at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and has an adjunct appointment within the Department of Medical Education and Administration, at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. At Vanderbilt, Dr. Halle has taught the first year medical students gross anatomy since 2001.

Prior to accepting this teaching position in Nashville, Dr. Halle was the Acting Director of the Army Physical Fitness Research Institute at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. His other jobs in the Army included working as a staff therapist, serving as a physical therapy clinic supervisor, teaching at the undergraduate level, and teaching for four years as a faculty member at the U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Physical Therapy.

Dr. Halle is a reviewer and Editorial Review Board Member for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, and has published articles in a variety of journals to include: Physical Therapy, Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, Electromyographical Kinesiology, Medical Problems in Performing Artists, Percussive Notes, Clinical Anatomy, International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, and Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. He has served as a Specialty Council Member of the Clinical Electrophysiology Section of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS), and as a Board Member the ABPTS, serving as the sports section representative.   Additionally, he has authored several book chapters dealing with electrophysiological testing and musculoskeletal evaluation.

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