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Research in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy


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Research in the Department of Physical Therapy:

  • Research focused on physical therapist differential diagnosis and screening for referral.
  • Effects of orthotics on postural stability of adults
  • Effects of orthotics on postural stability and weight shift of children with Down Syndrome                           
  • Professional development of DPT students as a result of service work
  • Prevalence of congenital anomalies of the nervous system
  • Systematic review motor profile of Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum
  • Effects of Special Olympics on people with disabilities over the lifespan.
  • Pediatric wheelchair and orthotic use, as well as motor learning in persons with intellectual disabilities                           
  • The utilization of the Special Olympics Young Athletes Program to facilitate gross motor skill acquisition in 2-7 year-old children with intellectual disabilities.                           
  • Physical assessment and measurement studies including extremity strength and ROM testing
  • Determining the amount and quality of personal financial education DPT Programs provide their students due to the expected impact these financial stressors have on graduate students and young professionals                           
  • Effects of stretching on athletic performance as well as exercise/stretching and its effects on balance and postural stability

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 Last Modified 10/8/18