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Leslie Zarrinkhameh, PT, DPT, GCS

Director of Clinical Education

Educational Background

DPT Physical Therapy, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2003
MPT Physical Therapy, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2000
BS Physical Education with Athletic Training Option, California State University, Hayward, 1990

Courses Taught (entry-level DPT)

  • PhTh 507 Foundations of Patient Assessment and Clinical Management in Physical Therapy I.
  • PhTh 508 Foundations of Patient Assessment and Clinical Management in Physical Therapy II.
  • PhTh 594 Professional Colloquium II. 
  • PhTh 565 Community Outreach and Wellness. 
  • PhTh 595 Case Based Learning

Professional Interests/Activities

Professional Membership

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)- since 2000
  • California Chapter APTA – since 2006
  • San Joaquin Valley District – since 2006; Treasurer since 2014

Scholarly Activities

Peer Reviewed Scientific and Professional Presentations:         

Garcia R, Trueblood P, Zarrinkhameh L, Tracz S: Fall Incidence and the Use of Psychotropic, Opiod, or Cardiovascular Medications. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, February, 2017. Poster.       

Sawdon-Bea, J and Zarrinkhameh, LT. The Effects of a Home Exercise Program on Strength and Balance in Post-Menopausal Women with Low Bone Mass. Combined Sections Meeting, APTA. Indianapolis, IN. February 2015. Poster Presentation.

Deoghare, HV and Zarrinkhameh, LT. High Fidelity Human Simulation in Physical Therapy: Reliability of Lasater Clinical Judgment Rubric. APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2014 in Las Vegas, California, February 3-6. Poster Presentation

Zarrinkhameh, LT, Hickey, C, Deoghare, H, Lentell, A. Hanging By a Thread: Prevention and Care for the Frail, Community Dwelling Elderly. Continuing Education Course sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. June 22, 2013. Fresno, CA. 

Williams H,  Trueblood P, Zarrinkhameh L, Hickey C, Rieckenberg C: Prediction of Falls During Preferred and Fast Walking. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, February, 2010. Platform Presentation.

Lambert, C., Sterbenz, K.A., Womack, D.E., Zarrinkhameh, L.T., Newton, R.A. Adherence to a fall prevention program among community dwelling older adults.Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, (18)3, 27-43.

Abstracts:

Trueblood P, Zarrinkhameh L, Hickey C, Rieckenberg C, Williams H: Prediction of Falls During Preferred and Fast Walking. New Directions for Aging Conference Program, October 22, 2011, Ottawa, Canada (Abstract)

Trueblood P, Oza P, Zarrinkhameh L, Adame J, Arii A: Effects of dual task on gait parameters in older adults. New Directions for Aging Conference Program, October 22, 2011, Ottawa, Canada (Abstract)

Non-Peer Reviewed Presentations:

Garcia R, Trueblood PR, Tracz S, Zarrinkhameh L, McCarthy M: Fall Incidence and the Use of Psychotropic, Opioid, or Cardiovascular Medications. Healthy Aging Summit 2015, Washington D.C., July 2015

Garcia R, Trueblood PR, Tracz S, Zarrinkhameh L, McCarthy M: Fall Incidence and the Use of  Psychotropic, Opioid, or Cardiovascular Medications. Graduate Research Symposium, May 2015

Garcia R, Trueblood PR,Tracz S, Zarrinkhameh L, McCarthy M: Fall Incidence and the Use of  Psychotropic, Opioid, or Cardiovascular Medications. 36th Annual Central California Research Symposium, April, 2015 (received Best Oral Presentation Award)

Sawdon-Bea, J and Zarrinkhameh, LT. The Effects of a Home Exercise Program on Strength and Balance in Post-Menopausal Women with Low Bone Mass. Celebrating Our Engagement. College of Health and Human Services. Oct., 23, 2014  Poster Presentation

Trueblood, PR, Thompson, MH, McCarthy MA, Ortiz, C, Tyner, T, Zarrinkhameh, LT, Jackson, CGR, Hart A. The Development of an Interprofessional Balance Screening Program for Senior at Risk for Falls. Celebrating Our Engagement. College of Health and Human Services. Oct., 23, 2014  Poster Presentation         

Hickey, CM, Pinzon-Perez, H, Zarrinkhameh, LT, Alliotti, A, Alkan, H, Chan, B, Person, B, Voeltz, K. Interdisciplinary Professional Collaboartion: From Global to Classroom Student Engagement. Celebrating Our Engagement. College of Health and Human Services. Oct., 23, 2014  Poster Presentation       

Deoghare HV, Zarrinkhameh LT; Gilbert MS;  Assessing. ‘The Reliability of Lasater Clinical Judgment Rubric© FOR Measuring Physical Therapy Students’ Clinical Judgment Skills’APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2013 in San Diego, California, from January 21 – 24. Poster Presentation.     

Lieder LG, Wong CR, Hickey C, Trueblood PR, Zarrinkhameh L: Cross Validation ofBalance Self-Efficacy Tools. 2010 Graduate Research and Creative Activities Symposium Program, University of California, Fresno, CA May 2010. Poster Presentation.

Cisneros, H; Truebood, PR; Hickey C; Zarrinkhameh L; Tyner T: Association of Functional Measures and Fall Status with Balance Self Efficacy in Community Dwelling Older Adults at Risk for Falls, 30th Annual Central California Symposium Proceedings, May 2009. Poster Presentation. 

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