Mark Cornwall, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Mark Cornwall Professor
Northern Arizona University
Physical Therapy, Flagstaff Campus
Phone: 928-523-1606
Fax: 928-523-9289
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Mark W. Cornwall, PT, PhD
Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association


Flagstaff Campus

Phone 928-523-1606

Professional Interests

Dr. Cornwall is a professor in the Program in Physical Therapy Flagstaff Campus.   Dr. Cornwall has over 35 years of clinical experience with a wide range of practice settings and conditions.  His scholarly interests are primarily in the foot, especially the kinematics of the normal foot during walking and the management of overuse injuries of the lower extremity and has presented his research throughout the United States, in Canada, The Netherlands, Germany, and Great Britain.  He has published over 100 research articles and book chapters dealing with the function, evaluation, or treatment of the foot and ankle. 

Education and Certifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Biomechanics, Indiana University, 1986

Master of Science, Medical Allied Health, University of North Carolina, 1981

Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy, University of Maryland, 1977

Teaching Areas / Courses Taught

PT 525   Clinical Anatomy I

PT 620   Musculoskeletal Therapeutics I

PT 657   Prosthetics and Orthotics

PT 680   Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy

PT 720   Interventions in Musculoskeletal Therapeutics (Overuse Injuries of the Foot and Ankle)


Select Publications / Professional Presentations

McPoil, T and Cornwall, MW: Relationship Between Neutral Subtalar Joint Position and Pattern of Rearfoot Motion During Walking.  Foot and Ankle International. 15:141-145, 1994.

McPoil, TG and Cornwall, MW: Relationship Between Three Static Angles of the Rearfoot and the Pattern of Rearfoot Motion During Walking.  Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 23:370-375, 1996.

Cornwall, MW and McPoil, TG: Motion of the Calcaneus, Navicular and First Metatarsal During The Stance Phase of Walking.  Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. 92(2):67-76, 2002.

Cornwall, MW and McPoil, TG: Influence of Rearfoot Postural Alignment on Rearfoot Motion During Walking.  The Foot. 14:133-138, 2004.

Cornwall, MW, McPoil, WD, Fishco, WD, Hunt, L, Lane, C, O’Donnell, D: The Relationship Between Forefoot Alignment And Rearfoot Motion During Walking.  Australasian Journal of Podiatric Medicine. 38(2):35-40, 2004.

Cornwall MW, McPoil TG: Inter-relationship between rearfoot and midfoot frontal plane motion during walking.  The Foot. 17:126, 2007.

Cornwall, MW, McPoil, TG. Classification of Frontal Plane Rearfoot Motion Patterns During the Stance Phase of Walking. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. 99(5): 399-405, 2009.

McPoil TG, Vicenzino B, Cornwall MW, Collins N, Warren M. Reliability and normative values for the foot mobility magnitude: a composite measure of vertical and medial-lateral mobility of the midfoot. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. Mar 2(6):1-12, 2009.

Cornwall, MW, McPoil, TG: Relationship Between Static Foot Posture and Foot Mobility. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. Jan 18; 4(1):4, 2011.

Cornwall, MW, McPoil, TG, Fair, A.  The Effect of Exercise and Time on the Height and Width of the Medial Longitudinal Arch Following the Modified Reverse-6 and the Modified Augmented Low-Dye Taping Procedures.  International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 9(5): 635-643, 2014.