Departmental Student Research Projects

2023 Research Projects:

Title: Exploring Relationships Between Measures of Functional Mobility in Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
Student Investigators: Julius Fuller; Evan Eibner; Sarah Kovalchick; Abigail Macdonald; Elizabeth Johnson; Mallorie Parsons.
Advisors: Mary Layshock PT, DPT, GCS; Michelle Sanfilippo PT, DPT, GCS 

Title: Concussion Examination among Wheelchair Athletes.
Student Investigators: Sloan Dolan; Pete Grasso; Nyan Htat
Advisor: Dennis W. Klima, PT, MS, PhD, DPT, GCS, NCS 

Title: Is the Timed Up and Go a Reliable Test for Persons with Dementia?
Student Investigators: Elnara Bagaeva; Alex Cisar; Ashley Cook; Elizabeth Garner
Advisor: Dennis W. Klima, PT,  MS, PhD, DPT, GCS, NCS 

Title: Myotonic Dystrophy in Physical Therapy: Know It, See It, Recognize It.
Student Investigators: Holly Bowers; Kurtis Rogers; Nicole Taulton; Cydney Pennick
Advisor: Mary Layshock PT, DPT, GCS 

Title: Staying ALERT About Osteoporosis: The Development and Appraisal of an lnfographic by Students and Physical Therapists.
Student Investigators: Samantha Abernethy; Alexander Neal
Advisor: Cindy Gill, PT, DScPT, MEd 

Title: The Ability of Entry-Level Physical Therapists to Utilize Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging: A Reliability Study.
Student Investigators: Patrick Engle; Jaye Newby; Caroline Wagner
Advisor: Cindy Gill, PT, DScPT, MEd

Title: The Effects of Fish Oil Supplementation on Arterial Stiffness and Cognitive Function in Healthy Adults: A Pilot Study.
Student Investigators: Brandon Alina; Ashley Foltz; Madi Oberbreckling; Erin Smith; Jabari Wilbon; Veronica Yevsukov
Advisor: Thomas Pellinger, ACSM CEP & EP-C, NSCA CSCS 

Title: The Effects of Thermo-Cooling during Competitive Rugby Performance on Wheelchair Athlete Players with Spinal Cord Injury.
Student Investigators: Alayna Gammons; Sam Snyder
Advisor: Dennis W. Klima, PT, MS, PhD, DPT, GCS, NCS

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