Physical Therapy faculty, students and alumni present research at national conference

Sixteen Elon physical therapy research posters were recently presented at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections meeting in Indianapolis, Ind.

April Lammert, Erica Jardine (DPT 2105)
April Lammert, Erica Jardine (DPT 2105)[/caption]The research presented included:

“A 12-Week Static Balance Training Program Shows Improvements in Medio-lateral Components of Balance.”  Abbey Schallhorn SPT; Ryan Seibert SPT; Charity Johansson PT, PhD, GCS; Srikant Vallabhajosula PhD

“Postural Breathing May be a Meaningful Treatment For Chronic Low Back Pain.”  Allan Buccola SPT; Shin-Yiing Yeung PT, DPT; Jacqueline Crosser SPT; Srikant Vallabhajosula PhD

“Can Microsoft Kinect be Used to Predict Hip, Knee and Ankle Joint Range of Motion in Sagittal Plane During Gait?”  Ashley Kuzbary SPT; Jordan Moore SPT; Adam Schessel SPT; Schyuler Goodwin SPT; Shannon Duvall SPT; Srikant Vallabhajosula PhD

Abbey Schallhorn, Ryan Seibert (DPT 2015)
Abbey Schallhorn, Ryan Seibert (DPT 2015)[/caption]“Functional Mobility Measures Show Improvement After a Home Exercise Program Following Clinic-Based Balance Training.”  Kimberly Smith SPT; Sarah VanDyke SPT; Kristen Riffanacht SPT; Charity Johansson PT, PhD, GCS; Srikant Vallabhajosula PhD

“Establishing Range of Motion, Strength, and Neuromuscular Control Baselines in Collegiate Dancers.” Elizabeth Corwin PT, DPT; Srikant Vallabhajosula PhD; Kristel Tedesco BFA, BS; Susan Chinworth PT, PhD

“Altered Shoulder Muscle Activation Precedes a Decrease in Whole Body Performance in Volleyball Players: A Pilot Study.” Erica Jardine SPT; April Lammert SPT; Susan Chinworth PT, PhD; Srikant Vallabhajosula PhD

“Does Playing Xbox Kinect and Treadmill Walking Improve Cognition, Balance, and Gait in Parkinson’s Disease?  A Case Study” Amy McMillion SPT; Srikant Vallabhajosula PhD; Stepheni Witherspoon SPT; Jane Freund PT, DPT, NCS

Kendra Bernhard, Lindsey Davis (DPT 2015)
Kendra Bernhard, Lindsey Davis (DPT 2015)[/caption]“Kinect Game Play and Normal Recess Activity Yield Similar Physiologic Responses in Children Independent of Age, Gender and Body Mass Index.” Kristoffer Leamon SPT; Jessica Holder SPT; Elizabeth O’Leary SPT; Elizabeth Bailey MS; Srikant Vallabhajosula PhD

“A Clinician Can Use Foil to Collect Accurate Distance Measures During Gait: An Ongoing Study.” Kendra Bernhard SPT; Lindsey Davis SPT; Heather Umberhocker SPT; Susan Chinworth PhD

“Kinesio® Tex Tape: Valuable Conservative Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis?” Amanda Hoffmeyer SPT; Ashley Pearsall  SPT;  Jonathan Belk SPT; Richard Pine, Daryl Lawson PT, DSc

“Balance, Strength, and Gait Training for an Individual Post Hospitalization for Severe Wound Complications and Sepsis.” Caroline Broujos PT, DPT; Kimberly

Ashley Kuzbary, Jordan Moore (DPT 2015)
Ashley Kuzbary, Jordan Moore (DPT 2015)[/caption]Martin PT; Diane Meyer PT

“Functional Mobility Improved with Task Specific Training in a Person with Acute Stroke and Complex Medical History: A Case Report.” Marissa Fedorcha PT, DPT; Lia Holman PT; Jane Freund PT, DPT, NCS

“The Effects of Task-Specific Training on Balance and Gait in a Young Adult After a Traumatic Brain Injury with Complications: A Case Report.” Julie Banta PT, DPT; Jane Freund PT, DPT, NCS

“Self-Reported Trunk Fatigue Impairs Postural Control in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis.” Jack Magill PT, DPT; Jane Freund PT, DPT, NCS; Deborah Stetts PT, DPT, OCS; Srikant Vallabhajosula PhD

“The Effect of Functional Training, Strength Training, and Balance Training in a Person with Multiple Sclerosis.” Lauren Smeltz PT, DPT; Diane Meyer PT

“A Multi-Modal Intervention Approach for a Young Adult with Friedreich’s Ataxia: A Case Report.”  Megan Siler PT, DPT; Addison “Bill” Andrews  PT, EdD, NCS