Orthopaedic Section (OrthoPT)

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

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Previous Grant Recipients


  • "The effect of spinal manipulative therapy on three key motor regions cerebral cortex”
  • “The Effectiveness of Training PTs in Pain Neuroscience Education on PROs for Chronic Spinal Pain”
    • Elizabeth Lane, PT, DPT
  • “Shoulder Pain: Effects of Adherence to Clinical Practice Guidelines and Dose of Physical Therapy on Outcomes of Care”
  • “Performance of shoulder muscles after a PT intervention for patients with rotator cuff tears”
  • “Reliability, validity, and responsive of the functional arm and shoulder test in patients with shoulder problems”


  • "Clinical Diagnosis and Functional Implications of Shoulder Multidirectional Instability"


  • "The Effect of Scapular Muscle Strengthening on Fumnctional Recovery in Lateral Epicondylalgia"


  • "Task-specific Movement Pattern Training for Treatment of Patellofemoral Pain"
  • "A Clinical Trial to Improve Motor Learning in Plyometric Training Post-ACLR via a Novel Body-weight Support System"
    • Audrey Elias, DPT, OCS
    • $15,000.00
      • Lay Language Summary
      • Year 1 Progress Report


  • "Comparison of Usual Podiatric Care and Early Physical Therapy for Plantar Heel Pain"
    • Shane McClinton, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
    • $15,000.00
      • Lay Language Summary
      • Year 1 Progress Report: 2013-2014
      • Year 2 Progress Report: 2014-2015
  • "Neurosensory Responses to Thrust Mobilization and Eccentric Exercise in People with Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy"
    • Stephanie Muth PT, PhD, NCS
    • $15,000.00
      • Lay Language Summary
      • Year 1 Progress Report
      • Year 2 Progress Report
  • "Using fMRI to Determine if Cerebral Hemodynamic Responses to Pain Change Following Thoracic Spine Thrust Manipulation in Patients with Neck Pain"
    • Cheryl L. Sparks PT, DPT
    • $23,057.40
      • Lay Language Summary
      • Year 1 Progress Report (2014)


  • "Multi-Component Rehabilitation after Total Hip Arthroplasty"  
  • "Infraspinatus Activation in People with and without Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy"

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