Below you may find selected research articles from Physical Therapy faculty in the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences.

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Submissions from 2022

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Kinematic Analysis of 360° Turning in Stroke Survivors Using Wearable Motion Sensors, Masoud Abdollahi, Pranav Madhav Kuber, Michael Shiraishi, Rahul Soangra, and Ehsan Rashedi

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An Exploratory Analysis of Gait Biomechanics and Muscle Activation in Pregnant Females with High and Low Scores for Low Back or Pelvic Girdle Pain During and After Pregnancy, Jennifer J. Bagwell, Nicholas Reynolds, Jo Armour Smith, Michelle Walaszek, Hannah Runez, Kristina Lam, Julie Peterson, and Dimitrios Katsavelis

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Citizenship Matters: Non-Citizen COVID-19 Mortality Disparities in New York and Los Angeles, Jason A. Douglas, Georgiana Bostean, Angel Miles Nash, Emmanuel B. John, Lawrence M. Brown, and Andrew M. Subica

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Quantifying Intra- and Interlimb Use During Unimanual and Bimanual Tasks in Persons with Hemiparesis Post-Stroke, Susan V. Duff, Aaron Miller, Lori Quinn, Gregory Youdan Jr., Lauri Bishop, Heather Ruthrauff, and Eric Wade

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Visualization-Driven Time-Series Extraction from Wearable Systems Can Facilitate Differentiation of Passive ADL Characteristics among Stroke and Healthy Older Adults, Joby John and Rahul Soangra

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Test-Retest Reliability of Postural Control Assessment on Biodex BioSway™, Daniel Miner, Brent A. Harper, Stephen M. Glass, Brooke Martin, Molly Polizotto, S. Montana Hearl, and Ellen Turner

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Do People with Low Back Pain Walk Differently? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, Jo Armour Smith, Heidi Stabbert, Jennifer J. Bagwell, Hsiang-Ling Teng, Vernie Wade, and Szu-Ping Lee

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Beyond Efficiency: Surface Electromyography Enables Further Insights into the Surgical Movements of Urologists, Rahul Soangra, Pengbo Jiang, Daniel Haik, Perry Xu, Andrew Brevik, Akhil Peta, Shlomi Tapiero, Jaime Landman, Emmanuel John, and Ralph V. Clayman

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Evaluation of Surgical Skill Using Machine Learning with Optimal Wearable Sensor Locations, Rahul Soangra, R. Sivakumar, E. R. Anirudh, Sai Viswanth Reddy Y., and Emmanuel B. John

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Classifying Toe Walking Gait Patterns Among Children Diagnosed With Idiopathic Toe Walking Using Wearable Sensors and Machine Learning Algorithms, Rahul Soangra, Yuxin Wen, Hualin Yang, and Marybeth Grant-Beuttler

Submissions from 2021

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Kinematic Assessment of Turning and Walking Tasks Among Stroke Survivors by Employing Wearable Sensors and Pressure Platform, Masoud Abdollahi, Pranav Madhav Kuber, Christopher Hoang, Michael Shiraishi, Rahul Soangra, and Ehsan Rashedi

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Effects of Auditory Cueing on Cadence and Gait Pattern, Andrew Carballo, Matthew Chang, Brian Hirmiz, Nicolette Lambright, Vivian Lee, Marla Lewis, Martin Nguyen, Matthew Gothong, and Rahul Soangra

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Movement System Theory and Anatomical Competence: Threshold Concepts for Physical Therapist Anatomy Education, Melissa A. Carroll, Alison McKenzie, and Mary Tracy-Bee

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Load Carriage Affects Kinematics during Ingress and Egress on Simulated Travelators, Alex Charbonneau, Ben Garson, Fiona Bisoffi, Stephanie Esparza, Miral Bhakta, Luke Bailey, and Rahul Soangra

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Effects of ECG Data Length on Heart Rate Variability Among Young Healthy Adults, En-Fan Chou, Michelle Khine, Thurmon Lockhart, and Rahul Soangra

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A Feasibility Study of Expanded Home-Based Telerehabilitation After Stroke, Steven C. Cramer, Lucy Dodakian, Vu Le, Alison McKenzie, Jill See, Renee Augsburger, Robert J. Zhou, Sophia M. Raefsky, Thalia Nguyen, Benjamin Vanderschelden, Gene Wong, Daniel Bandak, Laila Nazarzai, Amar Dhand, Walt Scacchi, and Jutta Heckhausen

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Intense Arm Rehabilitation Therapy Improves the Modified Rankin Scale Score: Association Between Gains in Impairment and Function, Steven C. Cramer, Vu Le, Jeffrey L. Saver, Lucy Dodakian, Jill See, Renee Augsburger, Alison McKenzie, Robert J. Zhou, Nina L. Chiu, Jutta Heckhausen, Jessica M. Cassidy, Walt Scacchi, Megan Therese Smith, A. M. Barrett, Jayme Knutson, Dylan Edwards, David Putrino, Kunal Agrawal, Kenneth Ngo, Elliot J. Roth, David L. Tirschwell, Michelle L. Woodbury, Ross Zafonte, Wenle Zhao, Judith L. Spilker, Steven L. Wolf, Joseph P. Broderick, and Scott Janis

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Asymmetric Load Carriage at Shoulder Height Affects Temporal Gait Characteristics Among Food Service Workers, Christopher Espino, Robin Faustino, Tiffany Franco, Angel Reign Galvan, Matthew Gothong, Ennis Khaleq, Cody Occhino, and Rahul Soangra

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Item-level and Composite-level Interrater Reliability of Functional Movement Screen™ Scores Following Condensed Training in Novice Raters, Brent A. Harper and Stephen M. Glass

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The Role of Pre-Season Health Characteristics as Injury Risk Factors in Female Adolescent Soccer Players, Brent Harper, Adrian Aron, and Emmanuel John

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Surface Inclination Influences Fall Risk and Lower Extremity Joint Moments During Walking, Rachel Kling, Alex Chung, Courtney Cox, Emily Kimbro, Jim Grodzielanek, Stephen Ayres, Shireen Hosseini, Michael Shiraishi, and Rahul Soangra

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Prediction of Fall Risk Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults Using a Wearable System, Thurmon Lockhart, Rahul Soangra, Hyunsoo Yoon, Teresa Wu, Christopher W. Frames, Raven Weaver, and Karen A. Roberto

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Effects of Rucksack Military Accessory on Gait Dynamic Stability, Seong H. Moon, Christopher W. Frames, Rahul Soangra, and Thurmon Lockhart

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Mobile Phone Sensors Can Discern Medication-related Gait Quality Changes in Parkinson's Patients in the Home Environment, Albert Pierce, Niklas König Ignasiak, Wilford K. Eiteman-Pang, Cyril Rakovski, and Vincent Berardi

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Social Network Structure Is Related to Functional Improvement From Home-Based Telerehabilitation After Stroke, Archana Podury, Sophia M. Raefsky, Lucy Dodakian, Liam McCafferty, Vu Le, Alison McKenzie, Jill See, Robert J. Zhou, Thalia Nguyen, Benjamin Vanderschelden, Gene Wong, Laila Nazarzai, Jutta Heckhausen, Steven C. Cramer, and Amar Dhand

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Does Subthalamic Deep Brain Stimulation Impact Asymmetry and Dyscoordination of Gait in Parkinson’s Disease?, Deepak K. Ravi, Christian R. Baumann, Elena Bernasconi, Michelle Gwerder, Niklas K. Ignasiak, Mechtild Uhl, Lennart Stieglitz, William R. Taylor, and Navrag B. Singh

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Self-paced Treadmills Do Not Allow for Valid Observation of Linear and Nonlinear Gait Variability Outcomes in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease, Maryam Rohafza, Rahul Soangra, Jo Armour Smith, and Niklas König Ignasiak

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Fear Avoidance Predicts Persistent Pain in Young Adults With Low Back Pain: A Prospective Study, Jo Armour Smith, Lindsay Russo, and Noel Santavana

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Comparison of 360° Turn Cycles among Individuals after Stroke and Healthy Older Adults, Rahul Soangra, Vennila Krishnan, Joby John, Ehsan Rashedi, and Alison McKenzie

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Smartphone-Based Prediction Model for Postoperative Cardiac Surgery Outcomes Using Preoperative Gait and Posture Measures, Rahul Soangra and Thurmon Lockhart

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Foot Contact Dynamics and Fall Risk among Children Diagnosed with Idiopathic Toe Walking, Rahul Soangra, Michael Shiraishi, Richard Beuttler, Michelle Gwerder, LouAnne Boyd, Venkateswaran Muthukumar, Mohamed Trabia, Afshin Aminian, and Marybeth Grant-Beuttler

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Assessment of Major Depressive Disorders through Neuroimaging Studies and Their Treatment Methods, Jevetha Vijayadasan, Diksha Raghunathan, Sivakumar Rajagopal, and Rahul Soangra

Submissions from 2020

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Lower Extremity Kinetics and Muscle Activation During Gait Are Significantly Different During and After Pregnancy Compared to Nulliparous Females, Jennifer J. Bagwell, Nicholas Reynolds, Michelle Walaszek, Hannah Runez, Kristina Lam, Jo Armour Smith, and Dimitrios Katsavelis

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Mediolateral Damping of an Overhead Body Weight Support System Assists Stability During Treadmill Walking, M. Bannwart, S. L. Bayer, Niklas König Ignasiak, M. Bolliger, G. Rauter, and C. A. Easthope

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Proposing a New Algorithm for Premanipulative Testing in Physical Therapy Practice, Brent Harper, Daniel Miner, and Harrison Vaughan

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Scoring Performance Variations Between the Y Balance Test, A Modified Y Balance Test, and the Modified Star Excursion Balance Test, Kristen Jagger, Amanda Frazier, Adrian Aron, and Brent Harper

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Wearable Sensor-based Gait Classification in Idiopathic Toe Walking Adolescents, Sharon Kim, Rahul Soangra, Marybeth Grant-Beuttler, and Afshin Aminian

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Development and Validation of Wearable Inertial Sensor System for Postural Sway Analysis, Michael Pollind and Rahul Soangra

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Mini-Logger- A Wearable Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) for Postural Sway Analysis, Michael Pollind and Rahul Soangra

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Customized Wearable Sensor-Based Insoles for Gait Re-training in Idiopathic Toe Walkers, Michael Pollind, Rahul Soangra, Marybeth Grant-Beuttler, and Afshin Aminian

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Adaptations in Trunk-Pelvis Coordination Variability in Response to Fatiguing Exercise, Jo Armour Smith, Wilford K. Eiteman-Pang, Rahul Soangra, and Niklas König Ignasiak

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Task-Invariance and Reliability of Anticipatory Postural Adjustments in Healthy Young Adults, Jo Armour Smith, Niklas König Ignasiak, and Jesse V. Jacobs

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Effects of Visual Referencing on Backward and Forward Treadmill Walking in VR Environments, Rahul Soangra and Sivakumar Rajagopal

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Gains Across WHO Dimensions of Function After Robot-Based Therapy in Stroke Subjects, Jennifer Wu, Lucy Dodakian, Jill See, Erin Burke Quinlan, Lisa Meng, Jeby Abraham, Ellen C. Wong, Vu Le, Alison McKenzie, and Steven C. Cramer

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Gains Across WHO Dimensions of Function After Robot-Based Therapy in Stroke Subjects, Jennifer Wu, Lucy Dodakian, Jill See, Erin Burke Quinlan, Lisa Meng, Jeby Abraham, Ellen C. Wong, Vu Le, Alison McKenzie, and Steven C. Cramer

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A Comparison of Denoising Methods in Onset Determination in Medial Gastrocnemius Muscle Activations during Stance, Jian Zhang, Rahul Soangra, and Thurmon Lockhart

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Automatic Detection of Dynamic and Static Activities of the Older Adults Using a Wearable Sensor and Support Vector Machines, Jian Zhang, Rahul Soangra, and Thurmon E. Lockhart

Submissions from 2019

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A Qualitative Study on the User Acceptance of a Home-Based Stroke Telerehabilitation System, Yu Chen, Yunan Chen, Kai Zheng, Lucy Dodakian, Jill See, Robert Zhou, Renee Augsburger, Alison McKenzie, and Steven C. Cramer

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Efficacy of Home-Based Telerehabilitation vs In-Clinic Therapy for Adults After Stroke: A Randomized Clinical Trial, Steven C. Cramer, Lucy Dodakian, Vu Le, Jill See, Renee Augsburger, Alison McKenzie, Robert J. Zhou, Nina L. Chiu, Jutta Heckhausen, Jessica M. Cassidy, Walt Scacchi, Megan Therese Smith, A. M. Barrett, Jayme Knutson, Dylan Edwards, David Putrino, Kunal Agrawal, Kenneth Ngo, Elliot J. Roth, David L. Tirschwell, Michelle L. Woodbury, Ross Zafonte, Wenle Zhao, Judith L. Spilker, Steven L. Wolf, Joseph P. Broderick, and Scott Janis

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Biomechanical Characteristics of Lumbar Manipulation Performed by Expert, Resident, and Student Physical Therapists, Joseph M. Derian, Jo Armour Smith, Yue Wang, Wilson Lam, and Kornelia Kulig

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A Method to Concatenate Multiple Short Time Series for Evaluating Dynamic Behaviour During Walking, Niklas König Ignasiak

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Does Variability of Footfall Kinematics Correlate with Dynamic Stability of the Centre of Mass During Walking?, Niklas König Ignasiak

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A Six Week Therapeutic Ballet Intervention Improved Gait and Inhibitory Control in Children With Cerebral Palsy—A Pilot Study, Kimberley D. Lakes, Kelli Sharp, Marybeth Grant-Beuttler, Ross Neville, Fadia Haddad, Rachel Sunico, Daniel Ho, Melinda Schneider, Sofia Sawitz, Janine Paulsen, Kim Caputo, Kim D. Lu, Afshin Aminian, Citlali López-Ortiz, and Shlomit Radom-Aizik

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Individuals with Recurrent Low Back Pain Exhibit Significant Changes in Paraspinal Muscle Strength after Intramuscular Fine Wire Electrode Insertion, Szu-Ping Lee, Vincent Dinglasan, Anthony Duong, Russell Totten, and Jo Armour Smith

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Effects of Obesity and Fall Risk on Gait and Posture of Community-Dwelling Older Adults, Thurmon E. Lockhart, Christopher W. Frames, Rahul Soangra, and Abraham Lieberman

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Anterior Talofibular Ligament and Superior Extensor Ankle Retinaculum Thicknesses: Relationship with Balance, Brooke Malloy, David Furrow, Haily Cook, Elizabeth Smoot, Lindsey Cash, Adrian Aron, Kristen Jagger, and Brent Harper

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Revealing the Optimal Thresholds for Movement Performance: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis to Benchmark Pathological Walking Behaviour, Deepak K. Ravi, Michelle Gwerder, Niklas König Ignasiak, Christian R. Baumann, Mechtild Uhl, Jaap H. Dieën, William R. Taylor, and Navrag B. Singh

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Multi-day Longitudinal Assessment of Physical Activity and Sleep Behavior Among Healthy Young and Older Adults Using Wearable Sensors, Rahul Soangra

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Wavelet-Based Analysis of Physical Activity and Sleep Movement Data from Wearable Sensors among Obese Adults, Rahul Soangra and Vennila Krishnan

Submissions from 2018

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Dynamical Properties of Postural Control in Obese Community-Dwelling Older Adults, Christopher W. Frames, Rahul Soangra, Thurmon Lockhart, John Lach, Dong Sam Ha, Karen A. Roberto, and Abraham Lieberman

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Feasibility Assessment of the Reebok CHECKLIGHT™ and King-Devick tests as Screening tools in Youth Football, Brent Harper, Adrian Aron, Alex Siyufy, Angela Mickle, and Ken Cox

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Clinical Reasoning in Physical Therapy: A Concept Analysis, Karen Huhn, Sarah J. Gilliland, Lisa L. Black, Susan F. Wainwright, and Nicole Christensen

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Insertion and Presence of Fine-wire Intramuscular Electrodes to the Lumbar Paraspinal Muscles Do Not Affect Muscle Performance and Activation during Highexertion Spinal Extension Activities, Szu-Ping Lee, Jo Armour Smith, Matthew Kimber, and Kelsey Houk

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Biomarkers of Rehabilitation Therapy Vary According To Stroke Severity, Erin Burke Quinlan, Lucy Dodakian, Jill See, Alison McKenzie, Jill Campbell Stewart, and Steven C. Cramer

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Motor Subtypes of Parkinson’s Disease Can Be Identified by Frequency Component of Postural Stability, Saba Rezvanian, Thurmon Lockhart, Christopher Frames, Rahul Soangra, and Abraham Lieberman

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Anticipatory Postural Adjustments and Spatial Organization of Motor Cortex: Evidence of Adaptive Compensations in Healthy Older Adults, Jo Armour Smith and Beth E. Fisher

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Risk Factors Associated With Low Back Pain in Golfers: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, Jo Armour Smith, Andrew Hawkins, Marybeth Grant-Beuttler, Richard Beuttler, and Szu-Ping Lee

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Effects of Load Carriage and Surface Inclination on Linear and Non-Linear Postural Variability, Rahul Soangra, Hema Bhatt, and Ehsan Rashedi

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Inertial Sensor-Based Variables Are Indicators of Frailty and Adverse Post-Operative Outcomes in Cardiovascular Disease Patients, Rahul Soangra and Thurmon E. Lockhart

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Activity-based Rehabilitation Interventions of the Neurologically Impaired Upper Extremity: Description of a Scoping Review Protocol, Christina Calhoun Thielen, Ralph J. Marino, Susan Duff, Gary Kaplan, and MJ Mulcahey

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Predicting Gains With Visuospatial Training After Stroke Using an EEG Measure of Frontoparietal Circuit Function, Robert J. Zhou, Hossein M. Hondori, Maryam Khademi, Jessica M. Cassidy, Katherine M. Wu, Derek Z. Yang, Nikhita Kathuria, Fareshte R. Erani, Lucy Dodakian, Alison McKenzie, Cristina V. Lopes, Walt Scacchi, Ramesh Srinivasan, and Steven C. Cramer

Submissions from 2017

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Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Education and Workforce in Anglophone Sub-Saharan Africa Countries, Augustine O. Agho and Emmanuel John

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A Home-Based Telerehabilitation Program for Patients with Stroke, Lucy Dodakian, Alison McKenzie, Vu Le, Jill See, Kristin Pearson-Fuhrhop, Erin Burke Quinlan, Robert J. Zhou, Renee Augsberger, Xuan A. Tran, Nizan Friedman, David J. Reinkensmeyer, and Steven C. Cramer

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Physical Therapist Students’ Development of Diagnostic Reasoning: A Longitudinal Study, Sarah Gilliland

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Patterns of Clinical Reasoning in Physical Therapist Students, Sarah Gilliland and Susan Flannery Wainwright

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A Framework for Thinking About Transferring Teaching Innovations into New Settings, Sarah Gilliland and Tasha R. Wyatt

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Cortical Contribution to Linear, Non-linear and Frequency Components of Motor Variability Control During Standing, Niklas König Ignasiak

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What Is the Contribution of Ia-Afference for Regulating Motor Output Variability During Standing?, Niklas König Ignasiak

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Validity of Robot-based Assessments of Upper Extremity Function, Alison McKenzie, Lucy Dodakian, Jill See, Vu Le, Erin Burke Quinlan, Claire Bridgford, Daniel Head, Vy L. Han, and Steven C. Cramer

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The Motor Cortical Representation of a Muscle is Not Homogeneous in Brain Connectivity, Jo Armour Smith, Alaa Albishi, Sarine Babikian, Skulpan Asavasopon, Beth E. Fisher, and Jason Kutch

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The Influence of Divided Attention on Walking Turns: Effects on Gait Control in Young Adults With and Without a History of Low Back Pain, Jo Armour Smith, James Gordon, and Kornelia Kulig

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Dual-Task Does Not Increase Slip and Fall Risk in Healthy Young and Older Adults during Walking, Rahul Soangra and Thurmon Lockhart

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Role of Corpus Callosum Integrity in Arm Function Differs Based on Motor Severity After Stroke, Jill Campbell Stewart, Pritha Dewanjee, George Tran, Erin Burke Quinlan, Lucy Dodakian, Alison McKenzie, Jill See, and Steven C. Cramer

Submissions from 2016

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A Case Report of Shoulder Fatigue Imbalance in Wheelchair Rugby: Implications to Pain and Injury, J. P. Barfield, Laura Newsome, Emmanuel B. John, David Sallee, Chris Frames, Rahul Soangra, and Laurie A. Malone

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Can Gait Signatures Provide Quantitative Measures for Aiding Clinical Decision-Making? A Systematic Meta-Analysis of Gait Variability Behavior in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease, Niklas König Ignasiak

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Revealing the Quality of Movement: A Meta-Analysis Review to Quantify the Thresholds to Pathological Variability During Standing and Walking, Niklas König Ignasiak

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Adaptations of Lumbar Biomechanics after Four Weeks of Running Training with Minimalist Footwear and Technique guidance: Implications for Running-Related Lower Back Pain, Szu-Ping Lee, Joshua P. Bailey, Jo Armour Smith, Stephanie Barton, David Brown, and Talia Joyce

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How Should We Teach Lumbar Manipulation? A Consensus Study, Michael O'Donnell, Jo Armour Smith, Alex Abzug, and Kornelia Kulig

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Altered Multifidus Recruitment During Walking in Young Asymptomatic Individuals with a History of Low Back Pain, Jo Armour Smith and Kornelia Kulig

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Trunk-Pelvis Coordination During Turning: A Cross Sectional Study of Young Adults With and Without a History of Low Back Pain, Jo Armour Smith and Kornelia Kulig

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Influence of Posture-Cuing Shirt on Tennis Serve Kinematics in Division III Tennis Players, Joseph Zappala, Caroline Orrego, Emily Boe, Heather Fechner, Derek Salminen, and Daniel Cipriani

Submissions from 2015

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Effects Of Pelvis Impact Angle And Hip Muscle Forces On Hip Fracture Risk During A Fall Using An Advanced Hip Impact Simulator, Woochol J. Choi and Stephen N. Robinovitch

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Influence Of Pelvis Impact Angle During A Fall: On The Protective Benefit Of Hip Protectors, Woochol J. Choi and Stephen N. Robinovitch

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Innovative Evaluation of Dexterity in Pediatrics, Susan V. Duff, Dorit H. Aaron, Gloria R. Gogola, and Francisco J. Valero-Cuevas

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Clinical Assessment of the Infant and Child Following Perinatal Brachial Plexus Injury, Susan V. Duff and Carol DeMatteo

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Review of the PE Metrics Cognitive Assessment Tool for Fifth Grade Students, Michael Hodges, Chong Lee, Kent A. Lorenz, and Daniel Cipriani

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Choice of Human–Computer Interaction Mode in Stroke Rehabilitation, Hossein Mousavi Hondori, Maryam Khademi, Lucy Dodakian, Alison Mackenzie, Cristina V. Lopes, and Steven C. Cramer

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Neural Function, Injury, and Stroke Subtype Predict Treatment Gains After Stroke, Erin Burke Quinlan, Lucy Dodakian, Jill See, Alison Mackenzie, Vu Le, Mike Wojnowicz, Babak Shahbaba, and Steven C. Cramer

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Does Insertion of Intramuscular Electromyographic Electrodes Alter Motor Behavior During Locomotion?, Jo Armour Smith and Kornelia Kulig

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Exploitation of Genetic Capacities of Bacteria for Improved Plasmid Stability in Remediation of Arsenic Pollution, Rahul Soangra, CB Majumder, and Partha Roy