Physical Therapy (DPT) - Research Opportunities

Physical Therapy faculty are constantly performing research and engaging students to participate with them. Much of their work is done in the Physical Therapy Department’s Motion Analysis Laboratory, located within the Patricia Leahy Memorial Research Laboratory, and in the BTE Technologies™ Rehabilitation Research Laboratory.

Research Areas

Biomechanics

David Logerstedt PT PhD,SCS

Develop and implement clinical and translational treatment interventions to optimize knee function and return to activity and reduce the incidence of post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis in physically active individuals with knee injury, specifically ACL and cartilage injuries.

Gregory Thielman PT EdD, ATC, CSRS

Kinematic Movement Analysis of reaching post stroke/ Long Term follow-up of trained subjects

Musculoskeletal

David Logerstedt PT PhD, SCS

Eric Folkins DPT, OCS

Assessing students ability to provide manual therapy techniques (cervical traction and manipulation) correctly and using motor learning principles to teach students correctly and efficiently.   

Cardiovascular

Lora Packel PT PhD, CCS

Margie Roos PT DPT PhD, NCS

Gregory Thielman PT EdD, ATC, CSRS

Identification of issues that impact the activity and participation in people with stroke.

Neuromuscular

Gregory Thielman PT EdD, ATC, CSRS

Structuring Practice to facilitate learning in stroke patients- Clinical and Kinematic              

Outcomes Research of various practice methods

Margie Roos PT DPT PhD, NCS

Treatment interventions that result in long-term improvements in function in people with stroke.

Oncology

Lora Packel PT PhD, CCS

Cancer Rehabilitation

Qualitative

Britta Schasberger, MSPT, EdD

Advancing Evidence Based Practice: Impacts of a mentored fellowship on knowledge and practice of evidence based care

Eric Pelletier PT, DPT, PCS

Experiential Learning in Pediatric Physical Therapy Education; Determinants of Success in a Physical Therapy Program

Scholarship of Teaching

Eric Folkins DPT, OCS    

Testing various teaching strategies to enhance learning.

Eric Pelletier PT, DPT, PCS

Experiential Learning in Pediatric Physical Therapy Education; Determinants of Success in a Physical Therapy Program

Pediatrics

Britta Schasberger, MSPT, EdD

Early screening and educational intervention for prevention of torticollis in infants

Eric Pelletier PT, DPT, PCS

Experiential Learning in Pediatric Physical Therapy Education; Determinants of Success in a Physical Therapy Program

Geriatrics

Carol Maritz PT, EdD, GCS

Falls in the older population; Pedagogy

 

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