John Sanko, PT, EdD

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Professor Emeritus

Department of Physical Therapy
University of Scranton
800 Linden Street
Scranton, PA 18510-4586
Email : john.sanko@scranton.edu

BS, East Stroudsburg State College
Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Physical Therapy, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
MS, East Stroudsburg University
EdD, Columbia University Teachers College


Curriculum Vitae

Fall

PT 704L Therapeutic Exercise Lab

Spring

PT 705L Therapeutic Modalities Lab

  • Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Conservative management for a torn meniscus

Sanko J.P., Thermoregulation: Considerations for Aging Persons. In Kauffman

Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual, New York, NY: Churchill-Livingstone, 2012. Third edition revision.

Fetherman, D.L., Hakim, R., and Sanko, J.P., A Pilot Study of the Application of the Transtheoretical Model During Strength Training in Older Women. Journal of Women & Aging. 23 (1): 58 – 76, 2011.

Hecox, B., Mehreteab, T.S., Weisberg, J., Sanko, J., (eds).  Integrating Physical Agents in Rehabilitation. 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2006.

Hobbs, T., Bruch, L., Sanko, J., Astolfi, C., Leveling the Electronic Playground: Observations on Inclusive Computer Play, Journal of Rehabilitation for Children with Disabilities. 1(1): 22-29, 2002.

Hobbs, T., Bruch, L., Sanko, J., Astolfi, C., Friendship on the Inclusive Electronic Playground, Teaching Exceptional Children. 33(6): 46 – 51, 2001.

Sanko, J.P., Thermoregulation: Considerations for Aging Persons. In Kauffman

Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual, New York, NY: Churchill-Livingstone, 1999. (Second edition revision 2007.)

Narsavage, G.L., Carpenter, D.L., Sanko, J.P., Participatory Research for Video Development to Enhance Living with Cystic Fibrosis (Abstract) American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine. 159(3) A763 (1999).

Sanko, J.P., “The Case of the Chronic Smoker” and “The Case of the Weak Spell”  In Clinical Cases in Physical Therapy, pp. 19 – 20 , 83 - 84.  Brimer, M.S. & Moran, M.L. (eds.) Boston: Butterworth-Heineman,1995. (Second edition revision 2004.)

Sanko, J.P., The Clinical Application of Rated Perceived Exertion for the Spinal Cord-Injured Individual Exercising with Function Electrical Stimulation.  Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy, 5(2):4-8 (1994).

Sanko, J.P., Clinical Education with Style.  Clinical Management in Physical Therapy, 6(6):16-18 (1986).

Sanko, J.P., Coniff R., Papa A., Parry A. Evaluating the Effects of a Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Gender-Tailored for Women with Coronary Artery Disease: A Systemic Review. Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 2018. (Poster)

Sanko, J.P., Dole, A., Engel, C., Janusko, E.  A Systemic Review of the Effects of Robotic Assisted Stepping to Increase Cardiovascular Fitness in Individuals with Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury. Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 2018. (Poster)

Sanko, J.P., Leininger, P., Wagner, B., Ross, M. Effects of Cross-Cultural Service Learning Trip on the Cultural Competence of Physical Therapy Students. Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February, 2018. (Poster)

Sanko, JP., Laurente, N., Myers, J., Onedevilla, R, Soft-Tissue Mobilization (ST) vs. Eccentric Exercise (ECC) for the Treatment of Tendinosis.  APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Antonio, TX, February 2017

Ross, MD., Cheeks, JM., Sanko, JP., Tall, MA., Identification of a Progressively Worsening Cardiac Condition in a Patient Seen in a Home Health Care Environment. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Antonio, TX, February 2017.

Ross, MD., Sanko, JP., Wagner, BR,. Leininger, P., Assessment of Clinical Cultural Competence of Physical Therapy Students. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Antonio, TX, February 2017.

Sanko, J.P., Callahan, K., Clyons, C., Moleti, C., Staudenmeier, S., The Effects of Postoperative Depression on Health-related Quality of Life in Adults Following Open Heart Surgery: A Systematic Review. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Anaheim, CA, February 2016.

Sanko, J.P., Dishon, K., Fredericksen, J., Pietzak, S., Potena, P., The Effects of Leuuuukotriene Receptor Antagonists on Exercise-Induced Bronchioconstriction: A Systematic Review. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, January 2014.

Sanko, J.P., Pathak, N., A Comparison of Physical Therapy Education and Accreditation Systems in India and the United States.  APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 2013.

Wagner, B.R., Sanko, J.P., Rehabilitation in a Developing Nation: A Report from Guyana. Poster Presentation APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago, IL, February 8, 2011.

Sanko, J.P., Wagner, B.R., The Doctor of Physical Therapy: The Future Direction of Physical Therapy.  Platform Presentation at the International Conference on Health Care Systems, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 2008.   

Fetherman, D.L., Hakim, R., and Sanko, J.P., The Effectiveness of a Strength Training Program for Community Dwelling Older Women Using the Transtheoretical Model of Behavioral Change. Poster presented at the Annual Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference, San Diego, CA, March 2008.

Wagner, B.R., Sanko, J.P., Leininger, P., Morgan, M., and Burns, L., The Impact of an Immersion Experience on the Perceptions and Attitudes Toward Interdisciplinary Education in Physical and Occupational Therapy Students: Project Guadalajara. Poster Presentation presented at The Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Harrisburg, PA, October 2007, and the APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Nashville, TN, February 2008.

Hobbs, T., Bruch, L., Sanko, J., and Astolfi, C., Friendship on the Inclusive Electronic Playground, Panel discussion at The Association for the Severely Handicapped (TASH) December 1999.

Tracy, G.P. and Sanko, J.P., Unusual Presentation for Acute MI: Spontaneous Dissection of Anterior Descending Artery. Poster presented at APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts. February 11-15, 1998. (Poster)

Sanko, J.P. and Spalletta, R.A., Breathing Frequency as a Modulator of Autonomic Nervous System Activity.  Presented at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia,  February 17, 1996. (Poster)

Sanko, J.P. and Spalletta, R.A., The Effect of Body Position on Autonomic Nervous System Balance.  Presented at the PPTA Combined Sections Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, February 17, 1996. (Poster)

Wagner, B.R. and Sanko, J.P.,  A Comparison of Manual Muscle Test Grading Taught to Physical and Occupational Therapy Students.  Poster presentation at the World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress in Washington, D.C., June 25-30, 1995.

Sanko, J.P. and Wagner, B.R., Manual Muscle Testing: Variations in Grading.Poster presentation at The Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association conference in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, November 6, 1993.

  • University of Scranton Faculty Senate

    • Member, 1996 – 1998, 2017

  • Middle-States Accreditation

    • Task Group 4 Member, 2016 – 2017

  • Department of Physical Therapy

    • Department Chair, 2003 – 2014

  • University of Scranton, Academic Policy Council

    • Member, 2006 – 2010

  • University of Scranton Review Board

    • Member, 2005 – 2008

  • University of Scranton Research Committee
    • Member, 2004 – 2006
  • University of Scranton, Institutional Review Board (IRB)
    • Member 1990 – 1999
    • Chair 1996 – 1999
    • Board Secretary 1990 – 1992
  •  University of Scranton Department of Occupational Therapy
    • Tenured Associate, 1996 – 2006
    • Chair, 2002 - 2003

  • University of Scranton Office of Instructional Development (OID) Advisory Committee

    • Member, 1996 – 1998

  • Middle-States Accreditation – Facilities and Equipment Study Group

    • Member, 1996 – 1997

  • Leahy Center Committee

    • Member, 1995 – 2008

  • College of Professional Services Dean’s Conference

    • Member, 1993 – 1994, 2002 – 2014

  • Research Resources Sub-Committee of the Data Technology Committee

    • Member, 1993 – 1994

  • Fitness Month for the University of Scranton Wellness Forum

    • Co-Chair, 1993 – 1994

  • Physical Therapy Department, Department Review Board (DRB)

    • Chair 1991 – 2009

  • Physical Therapy Club

    • Advisor, 1990 – 1994, 2010 – 2014

  • Eagle Scout Review Board
    • Northeastern Pennsylvania Council, Boy Scouts of America
    • 2015 – present
  • Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner Committee
    • Northeastern Pennsylvania Council, Boy Scouts of America
    • 2014 – present
  • Moscow Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Corps
    • Member,1974 – 1980, 1990 – present
    • Secretary, 1991 – present
  • Fire/EMS Explorer Post 7

    • Adult Leader/Coordinator: 2000 - 2010

  • United Cerebral Palsy of Northeastern Pennsylvania

    • Board of Directors Member, 1992 – 2002

    • Vice President, 2000 - 2002

    • Board Secretary, 1997 – 1999

    • Communications and Development Committee, 1993 – 1998

    • Co-Chair of 1995 & 1999 “Evening of Treasure”

    • Government Affairs Committee, 1992 – 1993