Stress Fracture Case Study Wins Honors at APTA Sports Section Ceremony

Written by Lauren Whetzel-Siburkis
Published on March 9, 2016

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Michael Voight, editor, and Barb Hoogenboom, associate editor, of the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy (far left) present the 2015 International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy Best Case Study award to former assistant professor Dr. Karin Grävare Silbernagel (second from left) and associate professor of physical therapy Dr. Lisa Hoglund (right) at the Sports Section Awards Ceremony of the 2016 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association in Anaheim, Calif. on February 18, 2016.

More and more diagnostic ultrasound imaging is being used by physical therapists to guide rehabilitation. Case in point: a 52-year-old female runner with lower leg pain went to her physical therapist for treatment. As part of the examination, the physical therapist used diagnostic ultrasound imaging, combined with a physical exam, running history, and symptoms to reveal a suspected fibular stress fracture and referred the patient to a physician.

The case study submitted by associate professor of physical therapy Dr. Lisa Hoglund and former assistant professor Dr. Karin Grävare Silbernagel (along with the Rothman Institute’s Dr. Nicholas R. Taweel) to the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy earned a 2015 International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy Best Case Study award at the 2016 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

Presented at the Sports Section Awards Ceremony in Anaheim, Calif., on Feb. 18, 2016, the award was based on the article “Distal fibular stress fracture in a female recreational runner: a case report with musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging findings” and published in the peer-reviewed journal in December 2015 (Int J Sports Phys Ther.2015; 10(7):1050-1058).

Dr. Hoglund’s award was just one highlight from the 2016 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association. In addition to numerous USciences faculty and alumni presentations, 29 current students from the class of 2016 were in attendance as well as a host of alumni.

CSM 2016 presentations

TITLE: "Comparison of Functional Walking Training Using Concentric-Eccentric Resistance with Sport Cord on Hip Muscle Strength, Balance, and Functional Mobility in Younger and Older Adults"

AUTHORS: Jennifer Grau DPT’15; Kassidy McLean DPT’15; Brenna Reilly DPT’15; Carol Maritz, EdD

PRESENTER: Dr. Carol Maritz

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DPT students from the class of 2016 gathered at the USciences Alumni Reception 2016 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association in Anaheim, Calif. Front Row (left to right): Amanda Vito, Taran Volta, Kelby Hitchner, Kellie Dunfee, and Olivia Pryzbylkowski. Back row (left to right: Gabrielle Adams, SaraJane Moffei, Samantha Lou Anastasio, Samantha Shaver, Laura Dolan, Samantha Hernandez, Danielle Michielli, Zachary Theinert.

TITLE: "A Qualitative Study on the Outcomes of Hippotherapy and Adaptive Riding from the Parent and Staff Perspective"

AUTHORS: Fatima Khan DPT’15; Mehreen Akhtar DPT’15; Kevin Mathew DPT’15; Parthan Patel DPT’15; Richa Shah DPT’15; Kimberly Ward, DPT, MPH

PRESENTER: Fatima Khan DPT’15

TITLE: "The Effect of Kinesio Tape on Sitting Posture" 

AUTHORS: Marc Campolo, PhD; Ross Fargnoli DPT’15; Lauren Giannetti DPT’15; David Gilio DPT’15; Joseph Kenny DPT’15; Eliza Woodward DPT’15

PRESENTER: Dr. Marc Campolo, chair

TITLE: "Change in Students' Prioritized Professional Values After an 8-Week Clinical Experience"

AUTHORS: Michele Lewis, DPT; Eric Folkins, DPT; Kimberly Ward, DPT, MPH

PRESENTER: Dr. Michele Lewis

TITLE: "Evaluating Utility of Muscle Architectural Parameters with Real-Time Ultrasound Imaging of Spastic Musculature in individuals Post Stroke"

AUTHORS: Gregory Thielman MSPT, EdD; Lucas Yourey DPT’15

PRESENTER: Dr. Gregory Thielman

TITLE: "Users’ experiences with the Student Assessment and Feedback Tool (SAF-T): A novel clinical experiential evaluation instrument"

AUTHORS: David Levison (University of Montana); Eric Folkins, DPT

PRESENTER: David Levison 


Categories: News, Samson College, Department of Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy, Awards and Honors, Faculty

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