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Faculty members in the Department of Physical Therapy regularly publish in leading academic and professional journals, present at conferences, and secure grants – all with the goal of improving techniques and care practices to help improve the lives of patients. Our faculty, a majority of whom are practicing clinicians in leading hospitals and health care centers, integrate their research into the classroom and clinical settings to provide students with the most up-to-date information that will help them become better physical therapists.

Publications

Goode AP, Ni P, Jette A & Fitzgerald GK: "Development and Evaluation of the Boston University Osteoarthritis Functional Pain Short Form." Physical Therapy.

Zablotney C, Hilton T, Riek L, Kneiss J, Tome J & Houck J: "Validity of Visual Assessment of Sit To Stand after Hip Fracture." Journal of Geriatic Physical Therapy.

Freedman VA, Kasper JD & Jette A"Can Older Adults Accurately Report Their Use of Physical Rehabilitation Services?" Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Joyce C, Schneider M, Stevans JM & Beneciuk JM: "Improving Physical Therapy Pain Care, Quality, and Cost through Effectiveness-Implementation Research." Physical Therapy.

Keeney T, Slavin M, Kisala P, Pengsheng N, Heinemann AW, Charlifue S, Fyffe DC, Marino RJ, Morse LR, Worobey LA, Tate D, Rosenblum D, Zafonte DO, Tulsky D & Jette AM"Sensitivity of the SCI-FI/AT in Individuals With Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Chen M, Lixandrao MC, Prudente CN, Summers RLS & Kimberley TJ"Short Interval Intracortical Inhibition Responses to Low-Frequency Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Under Multiple Interstimulus Intervals and Conditioning Intensities." Neuromodulation.

Summers RLS, Chen M, Hatch A & Kimberley TJ"Cerebellar Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Modulates Corticospinal Excitability During Motor Training." Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

Rich Westrick presented a talk in April at the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Tactical Strength & Conditioning annual conference in Norfolk, VA, entitled, “Protocols for Return to Duty After Musculoskeletal Injury.”

The April issue of the APTA magazine PT in Motion features an article Rich Westrick helped coordinate titled “Working with Combat Athletes.” He is featured in a sidebar to the main story at the end.

Hedman LD, Quinn L, Gill-Body K, Brown DA, Quiben M, Riley N & Scheets PL: "White Paper: Movement System Diagnoses in Neurologic Physical Therapy." Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy.

Gore S (poster): "Validity of the Global Physical Activity Questionnaire in Older Adults with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease." American Thoracic Society Conference, San Diego, CA.

Jette DU"How Should We Determine the Importance of Research?" Physical Therapy.

Summers RL, Chen M, Hatch A & Kimberley TJ"Cerebellar Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Modulates Corticospinal Excitability During Motor Training." Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

Chen M, Lixandrao MC, Prudente CN, Summers RLS & Kimberley TJ"Short Interval Intracortical Inhibition Responses to Low-frequency Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Under Multiple Interstimulus Intervals and Conditioning Intensities." Neuromodulation.

Prudente CN, Zetterberg L, Bring A, Bradnam L & Kimberley TJ"Systematic Review of Rehabilitation in Focal Dystonias: Classification and Recommendations." Movement Disorders Clinical Practice.

Teresa J. Kimberley was asked to serve as a standing member on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) MFSR (Motor function speech rehabilitation) study section. She will begin a 4-year term in October. Study section members are responsible for reviewing and scoring submitted grant proposals.

Teresa J. Kimberley was asked to serve a second term as Associate Editor for the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy.

Pirio Richardson S, Altenmüller E, Alter K, Alterman RL, Chen R, Frucht S, Furuya S, Jankovic J, Jinnah HA,Kimberley TJ, Lungu C, Perlmutter JS, Prudente CN & Hallett M: "Research Priorities in Limb and Task-specific Dystonias." Frontiers in Neurology.

Assistant Professor Sara Knox was appointed to the Educational Leadership Partnership’s sub-committee for Outcomes in Physical Therapy Education.

Associate Professor Richard Westrick was appointed to the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties' Sports Specialty Standard Setting Committee for the Specialist Certification in Sports Examination.

Chang F, Jette AM, Slavin MD, Baker K, Ni P & Keysor JJ"Detecting Functional Change in Response to Exercise in Knee Osteoarthritis: A Comparison of Two Computerized Adaptive Tests." BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders.

Beneck GJ, Selkowitz DM, Janzen DS, Malecha E & Tiemeyer BR: "The Influence of Pelvic Rotation on Clinical Measurements of Hip Flexion and Extension Range of Motion Across Sex and Age." Physical Therapy in Sport.

Prudente CN, Zetterberg L, Bring A, Bradnam L & Kimberley TJ: "Systematic Review of Rehabilitation in Focal Dystonias: Classification and Recommendations." Movement Disorders Clinical Practice.

Pirio Richardson S, Altenmüller E, Alter K, Alterman RL, Chen R, Frucht S, Furuya S, Jankovic J, Jinnah HA, Kimberley TJ, Lungu C, Perlmutter JS, Prudente CN & Hallett M: "Research Priorities in Limb and Task-Specific Dystonias." Frontiers in Neurology.

Keeney TJette A, Freedman V & Cabral H: "Racial Differences in Patterns of Use of Rehabilitation Services for Adults Aged 65 and Older." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Stephen CD, Sharma N, Callahan J, Carson AJ & Perez DL: "A Case of Functional Dystonia with Associated Functional Neurological Symptoms: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges." Harvard Review of Psychiatry.

Glass S, Matin N, Williams B, Mello J, Stephen C, Young S, Callahan J, LaFrance WC & Perez D: "Neuropsychiatric Factors Linked to Adherence and Short-Term Outcome in a US Functional Neurological Disorders Clinic: A Retrospective Cohort Study." Journal of Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences.

Callahan J & Morris L: "Unilateral Vestibular Hypofunction: A Clinical Summary." PTNow.

Stephen CD, Sharma N, Perez DL, Callahan J, Carson AJ. "A Case of Functional Dystonia with Associated Functional Neurological Symptoms: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges." Harvard Review of Psychiatry.

Brown L, Meng N, Schmidt CT & Bean JF: "Evaluation of an Outpatient Rehabilitative Program to Address Mobility Limitations Among Older Adults." American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Macauley K & Plummer L: "Prevalence and Predictors of Anxiety in Doctor of Physical Therapy Students." Journal of Allied Health.

Wink AE, Gross KD, Brown CA, Guermazi A, Roemer F, Niu J, Torner J, Lewis CE, Nevitt MC, Tolstyka I, Sharma L & Felson DT: “Varus Thrust During Walking and the Risk of Incident and Worsening Medial Tibiofemoral MRI Lesions: The Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study.” Osteoarthritis and Cartilage.

Brudvig T & Macauley K: "Measuring Clinical Decision-Making and Clinical Skills in DPT Students Across a Curriculum: Validating a New Survey Tool." Journal of Allied Health.

Yung E: "The Immediate Cardiovascular Response to Joint Mobilization of the Neck: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial in Pain-Free Adults." Musculoskeletal Science and Practice.

Grants

Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study (Most). 
$299,431, from Boston University (NIH). K. Douglas Gross, MPT, MSc, ScD, FAAOMPT, CPed, Co-Investigator, 2016 – 2020

National Health and Aging.
$38,883 from the National Institutes of Health, Alan Jette, PT, PhD, MPH, FAPTACo-Principal Investigator. Johns Hopkins Prime. 2017-2019

Frailty and Disability in Cardiovascular Disease: Predictors of 30-day Hospital Readmission. 
$17,999 from the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, Tamra Keeney, PT, DPT, CCS, and Alan Jette, PT, PhD, MPH, FAPTA – Co Investigators, 2016-2018.

A Multimodal Assessment of Neurophysiology in Foscal Dystonia.
$1,513,367 from the National Institutes of Health, Teresa Jacobson Kimberley, PhD, PT, Principal Investigator. 2017-2021.

A Pivotal Randomized Study Assessing Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) During Rehabilitation for Improved Upper Limb Motor Function After Stroke (VNS REHAB).
$451,018 from Microtransponder. Teresa Jacobson Kimberley, PhD, PT, Principal Investigator. 2018-2023.

Presentations

Townsend E, Simeone S, Krosschell K, Zhang R & Swoboda K: "To Stand or Not to Stand: Using Early Motor Control to Inform Clinical Decision Making in Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)." Selected by the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Research Awards Committee for the 2017 CSM Outstanding Research Abstract Award.

Altenburger P, Brechter, J, Chleboun G, Heath A, Jette D, Shilling D, Topp K & Tschoepe B: "Assessment to Support DPT Program Quality and Development." Educational Leadership Conference, Columbus, OH.

Jensen G, Hack L, Nordstrom T, Jette D, Craik R, Dunn S & Boissonnault B: "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: The Critical Challenges and Opportunities in Physical Therapy Education and Research." Educational Leadership Conference, Columbus, OH.

Selkowitz DM, Beneck GJ & Powers CM: "Comparison of Different Positions for Eliciting Maximum EMG Activity of the Gluteal Muscles in Persons with PFP: Implications for EMG Normalization." 5th International Patellofemoral Pain Research Retreat, Gold Coast, Australia.

Selkowitz DM, Beneck GJ, Robinson C & Powers CM: "Hip Muscle Activation in Persons with PFP During the Clam Exercise: Is Resistance Important?" 5th International Patellofemoral Pain Research Retreat, Gold Coast, Australia.

Pam Levangie gave the Ann Putnam Kaleckas Lecturer: “Breast Cancer: A Personal and Professional Journey,” Northwestern University, Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Science, March 27, 2017.

Awards/Honors

Diane Jette is research chair of an APTA workgroup developing a clinical practice guideline for the physical therapy management of total knee arthroplasty.

Sarah Knox was inducted into The Alpha Eta Honor Society, the national scholastic honor society for allied health professionals, whose members represent the top ten percent of graduates of allied health schools and colleges.

Pam Levangie finished her term as Director of American Council of Academic Physical Therapy.