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The Regis

Reflector School of Physical Therapy Newsletter

spring 2019 Volume 2, Number 1

Dean’s message: This February, I joined a group of folks from several Jesuit universities in an immersion trip to the Dominican Republic and Haiti. This trip was one component of the Ignatian Colleagues Program, an 18-month program designed to bring faculty and administrators from the 28 Jesuit universities together for deeper learning, conversation, and experience in Jesuit mission. The trip was a profound experience for me as I saw firsthand the Haitian immigrant experience in the DR and the amazing work being done to serve those on the margins and to work for justice. My experience reaffirmed the importance of our School mission to champion optimal health throughout the world by igniting ingenuity in education, scholarship, and sustainable community partnerships. As you will read in this edition of the Regis Reflector, this has been a very busy year in the School with many accomplishments. Congratulations to Drs. Andrew Smith, Denise O’Dell, and Stephanie Albin as they were awarded the first NIH grant in the history of the school! We had a banner year of scholarship as evidenced by the list of publications and presentations later in the newsletter. A special shout-out to Dr. Tom McPoil, faculty emeritus, who is the McMillan lecturer at the APTA NEXT conference in Chicago, IL this coming June. We have had amazing global health immersions in Tanzania and Peru, as well as domestic immersions in Alamosa and our interprofessional education and service learning programs are going strong! We are excited to have formed a School Advisory Board which will meet later this spring, and we anticipate great contributions and guidance from this group. Finally, we look forward with much anticipation to the 25th anniversary celebration of PT program this coming February 2020! As always, keep in touch; we love hearing from our alums! Mark F. Reinking, PT, PhD, SCS, ATC, School Dean

Executive Editor: Ira Gorman, PT PhD, MSPH Assistant Dean, School of Physical Therapy

Editor: Michelle Patinella Administrative Assistant School of Physical Therapy


Regis School of Physical Therapy Mission We are an innovative, value-centered, passionate team committed to transforming individuals and communities in accordance with the Jesuit tradition. Through reflective, evidence-based, experiential education we inspire students to become global citizens as leaders in service of others. Our graduates embody professionalism, social responsibility, cultural sensitivity, and

excellence in their endeavors to promote health.

Vision Our collaborative programs will cultivate individuals who champion optimal health throughout the world by igniting ingenuity in education, scholarship, and sustainable community partnerships.

In this issue: Dean’s message—welcome

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Farewell, Dr. Wise

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Foundation Funding Recipient Award

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Alumni Focus: Dr. Amanda Rixey, PT

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Research Highlights

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CSM 2019

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Teikyo HeiSei University

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Global Health Trip: Tanzania

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Nubbin and Garin

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Class news

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Calendar—Upcoming Events

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Faculty Publications & Presentations 2018-2019

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Farewell, Dr. Wise David Wise, PT, PhD, Regis SoPT affiliate faculty, is retiring from physical therapy after 46 years as a physical therapist and faculty member in PT education. Dr. Wise came to Regis University as an affiliate faculty member in 2008 after a 22-year career as an associate professor in the department of physical therapy at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston where he was also the head of the faculty practice. Prior to that Dr. Wise taught Anatomy at the University of Western Ontario, established and ran UWO's 3M Sports Medicine Clinic. After leaving UWO he had private clinics in Ottawa and Toronto before moving to Texas. After receiving a BS in physical education from Kent State University Dave went on to the University of Western Ontario in London Ontario Canada to receive his BSc in physiotherapy. He later completed a PhD at Texas Women’s University in Biomechanics with a research interest in kinematics and muscle balance. While in Canada, Dave was Physiotherapist/Trainer at University of Western Ontario and the major team at UWO (of course) was the hockey team. Dave also served as a part of the Canadian medical team for the 1975 Pan American Games in Mexico City and the 1976 summer Olympic Games in Montreal. In addition to teaching in the Regis DPT musculoskeletal management series Dave taught in the professional issues series and also taught applied and functional anatomy to the undergraduate HES students, many who have gone on to become DPT students. Dave’s current practice was at HealthOne and Physiotherapy Associates in Denver prior to his recent retirement from PT and PT education. Most importantly though we hope Dave will keep riding his bicycle as he did on many of those days when he rode the 20 miles to Regis and back from his home. Keep pedaling our friend and enjoy the grandkids and your well-earned retirement!


Foundation-Funding Recipient Awarded NCMRR Early Career Research R03 Award Andrew C. Smith, PT, DPT, PhD, assistant professor at Regis University School of Physical Therapy, was recently awarded the NCMRR Early Career Research R03 Award, from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Intended to support basic and clinical research from rehabilitation scientists who are establishing independent research careers, Smith will use this award for his project titled “MRI and machine learning to improve early prognosis and clinical management after spinal cord injury.” Smith is a three-time Foundation for Physical Therapy Research funding recipient. He was awarded a $5,000 Florence P. Kendall Doctoral Scholarship in 2012, a Promotion of Doctoral Studies (PODS) I scholarship in 2014 at the Mary Lou Barnes PODS II scholarship in 2015.

“I am incredibly grateful to the NICHD NCMRR for providing the necessary funding to allow my collaborators and I to conduct this translational research.”

While completing his PhD, Smith expressed his desire to “improve outcomes for patients with injury to the cervical spinal cord” but to do so needed better understanding “of the biological mechanisms underlying poor recovery rates in these patients.” His PODS-supported PhD work directly influenced the foundation for his current R03 research project. “I am incredibly grateful to the NICHD NCMRR for providing the necessary funding to allow my collaborators and I to conduct this translational research,” said Smith. “It is validating to know the NIH scientific community values our work aiming to improve the lives and wellbeing of individuals post spinal cord injury.” Collaborators on this project include Drs. Denise O’Dell and Stephanie Albin (Regis University), Dr. Jeffrey Berliner and Dr. David Dungan (Craig Hospital), Dr. Kenneth Weber (Stanford University), and Professor Jim Elliott (University of Sydney).


Alumni Focus: DR. AMANDA RIXEY, PT, DPT- CLASS OF 2018 Amanda Rixey’s interest in sports medicine PT and specifically dance injuries started at an early age. “I have had various injuries with the first being a major elbow reconstruction at 9 years old which introduced me to the field of PT. Following this, I experienced numerous chronic ballet-related injuries and found myself in and out of PT for most of high school and college. I saw a deficit and gap in the care provided (at least in the Kansas City area), and this inspired me to want to become a dance medicine specializing physical therapist, knowing I could be the one to fill that void and gap in my community.” While at Regis SOPT and during her CE IV rotation she was connected to Kendra Gage, PT, DPT, OCS . “Regis allowed me to setup this rotation and fulfill this dream that later turned into my present practice setting”. Dr. Gage paved the pathway with the dance medicine community in Kansas City and was able to get a contract to be the PT providers for the Kansas City Ballet in 2017 (right around when I was to start CE IV). Stepping in as a new graduate Amanda took over her Dr. Gage’s case-load upon her maternity leave in July 2018. This included being the primary contact and physical therapist for the Kansas City Ballet, the Lyric Opera's Westside Story, and a national touring show at the Starlight Theatre. “As a new graduate, being thrown into such an endeavor could seem quite daunting, however I felt the crazy and complex situations I resolved and discussed with my previous clinical instructors prepared me 100% to do the job and I never doubted myself. “ Dr. Rixey now practices at Performance Rehab,, an outpatient orthopedic clinic in Overland Park, KS. Amanda specializes in dance medicine and pilates-based rehab. Approximately 60% of her caseload are dancers which is a combination of young students, professionals, and dancers with the Kansas City Ballet. The PTs work all of their shows and dress rehearsals. “All the faculty at Regis have helped paved my way to success and journey as a physical therapist. The advanced mobilizations and manipulations course helped solidify my manual skills which I use on a daily basis for treating the dancers which the treatments are 90% manual in nature. Having faculty with Pilates certifications allowed me to improve my interests in Pilates-based rehabilitation (even prior to attending Regis). Early on, I was provided with resources to join the Performing Arts Special Interest Group which helped me find resources and connect me to individuals practicing in the field. Bottom line - even though there were no specific dance medicine specialists at Regis and I went in knowing that's what I wanted to do, I was able to find the faculty I needed to in order to be successful and end up where I wanted to be.


Research Highlights Dr. Brian Baum, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Regis SOPT, is the PI of a DoD multiyear grant “Comparing Running-Specific and Traditional Prostheses during Running: Assessing Performance and Risk”. He and his team have completed their data collection and is now in its final year. They are now focused on data analysis, dissemination, and writing follow-up grants to continue this important work. Dr. Baum’s undergraduate research advisees, HES students Oscar Vital, Kayla Hooker, Charles Haimbaugh, and Caelyn Hirschman received an Regis URSC Student Research and Scholarship Grant to study the “Effects of Varying Alignment on Joint Loading during Yoga”. Brian Baum (PI) and Anne Silverman (Co-I) from DoD Grant were invited speakers at the “International Research Forum on Biomechanics of Running-Specific Prostheses “ in Tokyo, Japan on February 21, 2019. Dr. Baum’s research advisees will be presenting their research at the Rocky Mountain American Society of Biomechanics Meeting in Estes Park, CO on April 5-6. These students include Matthew Bass (DPT), Timothy Burrell (DPT), Paige Kochuyt (DPT), Simon Pratt (DPT), Charles Haimbaugh (HES), Caelyn Hirschman (HES), Kayla Hooker


LianaTennant, MSc Doctoral Student & Canadian Hockey Player! Department of Kinesiology Faculty of Applied Health Sciences University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Regis University School of Physical Therapy welcomes Liana Tennant, PhD Candidate at the University of Waterloo, as a visiting scholar for the spring 2019 semester. Liana is part of an ongoing collaboration between Dr. Erika Nelson-Wong and Dr. Jack Callaghan, University of Waterloo, Ontario Canada, that provides a research experience for PhD students in biomechanics in a clinical lab setting. Liana is the 2nd student to visit Regis in this capacity. She is leading a research project and mentoring DPT students in an investigation of passive spinal stiffness measured clinically and through quantitative biomechanical measures. Spine Stiffness Project Description: When assessing individuals with low back pain, spinal stiffness is a common target for evaluation by physical therapists. Clinicians subjectively assess spine stiffness at each vertebral level using the posterior-anterior (PA) spring and passive intervertebral motion tests (PIVM); however, reliability is poor, and it is unclear whether spinal stiffness is what is being assessed. In comparison, lumped lumbar spine stiffness has been measured biomechanically while individuals lay passively on a nearly frictionless jig. Using this method, Young’s modulus can be calculated to characterize stiffness. While more subjective, this technique can be cumbersome and results may be confounded by other, non-spinal contributions to stiffness, such as soft tissue of the trunk. Finally, the MyotonPRO® is a research device that can also provide Young’s modulus of stiffness; however, the device is limited to providing the stiffness of specific tissues only (e.g. muscle or ligament). Given that it is unclear whether either the clinical or biomechanical assessments are quantifying stiffness of the spine, the goal of this collaborative project between Regis University and the University of Waterloo is to determine if the different assessments are correlated. Should the measures correlate, this would indicate that the assessments are evaluating spine stiffness in a similar way. The study is under the supervision of Drs. Erika Nelson-Wong and Jack Callaghan, collaborators Kristen Jagger and Stephanie Albin, and student investigators Joshua Kuest, Gabriel Lawrence, Kristen Levesque, David Owens, Jeremy Prisby, Sarah Spivey, and Liana Tennant.




Teikyo Heisei University, Tokyo Japan

On Feb 25 and 26, twenty physical therapy students from Teikyo Heisei University, a private university in Tokyo, Japan, visited the Regis School of Physical Therapy. They were joined by seven athletic training students from Teikyo Heisei on Feb 26. This visit has occurred yearly for the past nine years, facilitated by Sam Goodman and his wife Tomoko of Colorado House International of Boulder and is the first one that followed the November, 2018 signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two universities, formalizing future opportunities between schools. Students were welcomed and spent the first hour with Dr. Marcia Smith learning about physical therapist education and practice in the US. They then attended class with Regis first year DPT students. This year they participated in the motor learning/motor control lab coordinated by Dr. Andy Littmann. Second year DPT students escorted them to lunch at the re-vamped cafeteria before returning to the lab on musculoskeletal management of pediatric torticollis and cervical traction with Drs. Cameron MacDonald, Jessica Fuentes, and Amy Hammerich. On Tuesday both athletic training and PT students were met by Dr. Mark Reinking before they went to the anatomy lab with Dr. Cliff Barnes to dissect the gluteal region. Because PT students are not permitted to dissect in Japan this part of the visit has become a highlight of their visit. Translation of instructions was facilitated by first year DPT student, Ryan Valenciana.

Prior to participating in a pizza lunch for first and second year students, everyone participated in an ice-breaker of rochampbeau (rock, paper, scissors). After lunch, students visited the research lab and observed a balance assessment using the Proprio 5000 before continuing on a campus tour lead by Dr. Ira Gorman. Accompanying the students were two Teikyo physical therapist faculty, Dr. Atsuko Okubo and Dr. Sakai pictured above with Dr. Marcia Smith. Along with observing students in class, these faculty were able to discuss issues of interest with Regis PT faculty. Dr. Okubo also invited Dr. Reinking to visit Teikyo University in July 2019 and present a lecture to the students and faculty.



August 2018 marked our first interprofessional immersion trip to Ipalamwa, Tanzania. Three FNP students (Amanda Hasley, Caitlinn Librande, and Kelsey Wolfe), 7 DNP students (Hilary Blommel, Jordan Connor, David Cummins, Elizabeth Johnson, Tim Klave, Alex Lubahn, and Nicole Mapes), Ann Galloway, FNP, PhD, and Wendy Anemaet, PT, DPT, PhD, traveled to a remote area in the southwest corner of Tanzania to partner with Global Volunteers and the Tanzania Ministry of Health in opening a medical clinic to serve three villages at the top of a mountain, 3 hours from the nearest town with a medical clinic and 10 hours from the medical center in Dar es Salaam. Working side-by-side with a local physician and two local nurse-midwives, the group assisted in setting up the clinic and providing medical care to members of the local communities of Ipalamwa, Lulindi, and Mkalanga, many of whom had never received medical care before. In addition to serving the community providing primary care nursing and physical therapy in the clinic, students performed home visits with local community health workers to promote healthy practices (nutrition, handwashing, family planning) and to perform developmental screens with children under the age of 3. Learning with and from the Tanzanian people, Regis students and faculty gained insights into interprofessional practice, global health issues, sustainable solutions, and the beauty and resiliency of Tanzanians. The health clinic started with the help of this group continues to flourish, has added an additional physician, and is looking forward to collaborating with Regis students and faculty again this August. On this inaugural trip, Regis students built strong relationships and really exemplified their compassion, empathy, care for the whole person, service with and for others, and their quest for more— more understanding, more knowledge, more equity, more purpose.


Good Luck, Nubbin! Welcome, Garin!

Nubbin, the puppy raised by the IPE puppy raising team, is nearly finished with her training at Regis. On May 10th, she will make the trip to Oceanside, CA for 6 months of additional training. If she passes this next phase, she will go on to assist patients with disabilities. While Nubbin may be California-bound, we have a new pup on campus! Garin, our sweet little black golden retriever, will be raised by our Regis DPT puppy team for several months, then follow in the paw prints of her friend, Nubbin, heading to Canine Companions of Independence to be placed as a service dog! The puppy raising program is under the direction of Dr. Wendy Anemaet, PT, DPT, PhD, and the IPE puppy raising team is under the direction of Dr. Shelene Thomas, PT, DPT, EdD.


RUROPT is coming! (What’s that???) The Regis University’s Residency in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (RUROPT) program will launch in 2020! Our orthopaedic residency for physical therapists is an intensive one-year program, focusing on progressive didactic education with courses specific to orthopedic physical therapist practice. RUROPT provides the clinician with rapid post-professional development, advanced clinical decision making, and prepares candidates to sit for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) certification examination. The program will fast-track professional development, serve as a unique learning opportunity for physical therapists interested in specializing in orthopedics and provide a pathway to gain recognition as a clinical specialist. RUROPT is designed as a hybrid model of learning, providing maximum flexibility for working clinicians anywhere in the country. In addition to coursework and online discussion and patient case-based rounds, residents will complete 150 hours of mentoring either at their place of employment, or a clinical partnership site. Residents-in-Training (RiT) will be guided in independent study in their primary employment/mentoring site. Because Regis has an extensive network of professionals in the community, clinical mentoring will occur within the OCS and FAAOMPT community of the Regis School of PT and the OMPT Fellowship. Reflective professional development will include the use of outcomes tracking for clinical practice benchmarked against national standards. The first cohort of residents is planned to begin once candidacy is granted likely by ABPTRFE in January 2020. Need more information or interested in being a resident? Please contact Alison Campbell at Interested in participating in our residency in some way as a mentor or host site? Please contact Dr. Amy Hammerich at


Class news 2019 A clear vision of life after PT school is gradually starting to take shape for students in the class of 2019 as they wrap up the last few weeks of their final clinical rotation. Life is busier than ever as they make the most of clinical mentorship while also finding time to study for the licensure board exam, prepare capstone presentations, complete clinical evaluations, and begin job searches. Some of the class is even packing bags to complete three weeks of clinical work through an interprofessional global health immersion in Peru. These last weeks of PT school might be busy but they are an exciting time for the Class of 2019. The majority of the foundational coursework for achieving a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree is done and graduation is on the horizon. As the Class of 2019 moves toward graduation, thoughts have turned to transitioning from graduate school to the clinic. Many of the students in this class have secured jobs as physical therapists or are in the interview process. As the Class of 2019 prepare to return to campus for their final weeks of DPT school at Regis University, they come with mixed emotions of leaving the program, friends and colleagues yet embarking on a new adventure and career path. 2020 Rounding the halfway mark in the program, the Class of 2020 is setting their sights on the clinic. The class is currently finishing off their management courses and beginning to feel like fully fledged clinicians, but are eager to apply that knowledge in their coming clinical experiences. Passions and aspirations are becoming clear for many in the Class of 2020, fueled by real-world applications, increasing simulation experiences, and more live-patient labs. The class is eager to apply their knowledge, learn from clinicians, and explore different parts of the world through their planned experiences. There are a handful of students who will be spending part of their second clinical experience in Italy, exploring PT practice in a different country. Looking ahead to the coming year, there will be immense professional and personal growth in the Class of 2020 as they gain their clinical perspectives and further develop their decision-making capacity. 2021

After adjusting to the first semester of DPT school and passing tough courses like Gross Anatomy, the class of 2021 is in the middle of semester 2, tackling biomechanics, neuroscience, applied physiology, and more. Similar to years past, the class of 2021 is an eclectic and talented bunch, with quite a few second-career students, Armed Forces veterans, NCAA athletes, dancers, runners, engineers, and traditional students (non-exhaustive list) all training to become the astute clinician-scientists that Regis University School of Physical Therapy is known for. Following their Ronald McDonald House service project, the class of 2021 is busy preparing class fundraisers, planning for MoveForward and the Talent Show, and planning to give “15 Minutes of Fame� talks during lunch, where one classmate gets to share about a topic they are interested in. Stay tuned on Facebook and Twitter (@RegisDPT) for highlights of all 3 DPT student classes.


Calendar of Upcoming Events June 1:

Mindful Movement course for PT, PTA, PTS, PTAS—Regis SOPT

June 12-15: APTA NEXT Conference, Chicago, IL July 13-14: EIM EMR course- Regis SOPT Aug. 1-5:

Dry Needling Conference– Regis SOPT

Aug 26:

Professional Ceremony (Class of 2021) at Regis University

Sept 5:

Mass of the Holy Spirit

Sept 14-15: CI Credentialing Course

Sept 17:

Health Professions Career Fair

Sep 22:

Move Forward Race at Regis University

Oct 4:

DPT Research Symposium (Class of 2019) at Regis University

Oct 7:

Blessing of the Hands (Class of 2019) at Regis University

Oct 10:

Project Homeless Connect

Oct 11-12: CO APTA Fall Conference Oct 18-20: APTA ELC Oct 19:

Post Polio Conference– Regis SOPT

Oct 23-27: AAOMPT– Orlando, FLA Oct 25-26: Emergency Medicine for PT– Regis SOPT Feb 12-15, 2020:

CSM 2020 Denver, CO

Feb 15, 2020: Regis School of PT 25th Anniversary Alumni Party at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science!!


Publications 2018-2019 Albin SR, Koppenhaver SL, Van Boerum DH, McPoil TG, Morgan J, Fritz JM. Timing of initiating manual therapy and therapeutic exercises in the management of patients after hindfoot fractures: a randomized controlled trial. J Man Manip Ther. 2018. ISSN: 1066-9817. Baum BS, Hobara H, Koh K, Kwon HJ, Miller RH, Shim JK. Amputee locomotion: Joint moment adaptations to running speed using running-specific prostheses after unilateral transtibial amputation. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2018, Epub ahead of print, doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000905. Capobianco RA, Feeney DF, Jeffers JR, Nelson-Wong E, Morreale J, Grabowski AM, Enoka RM. (2018) Sacroiliac dysfunction patients exhibit altered movement strategies when performing a sit-to-stand task. The Spine Journal, EPub April 3, 2018, doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2018.03.008. Cloney MB, Smith AC, Coffey T, Paliwal M, Dhaher Y, Parrish TB, Elliott JM, Smith ZA. Fatty infiltration of the cervical multifidus musculature and their clinical correlates in spondylotic myelopathy. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 2018; S0967-5868(17)31815-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2018.03.028. [Epub ahead of print]. Edgar K, Appel A, Clay N, Engelsgjerd A, Hill L, Leeseberg E, Lyle A, Nelson-Wong E. Influence of sacroiliac bracing on muscle activation strategies during two functional tasks in standing-tolerant and standingintolerant individuals. J Appl Biomech. 2018 Nov 13:1-29.

Eigsti HJ, Davis AM. Impact of a leadership thread on doctor of physical therapist education. Journal of Physical Therapy Education. 2018; 32(4):376-381. Elliott JM, Hancock MJ, Crawford RJ, Smith AC, Walton DM. Advancing imaging technologies for patients with spinal pain: with a focus on whiplash injury. Spine J. 2018 Aug;18(8):1489-1497. Fike D, Denton J, Walk M, Kish J, Gorman I. (2018) Construct validity of the societal outreach scale (sos) instrument. Physical Therapy, Volume 98(4), 269–276 McClinton S, Heiderscheit B, McPoil TG, Flynn TW. Physical therapist decision-making in managing plantar heel pain: cases from a pragmatic randomized clinical trial. Physiother Theory Pract. 2018 Jul 6:125.

McPherson JG, Smith AC, Duben DA, McMahon KL, Wasielewski M, Parrish TB, Elliott JM. Short- and longterm reproducibility of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging of lower extremity musculature in asymptomatic individuals and a comparison to individuals with spinal cord injury. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. DOI: 0.1186/s12891-018-2361-7. [Epub ahead of print] Nelson-Wong E, Glinka M, Noguchi M, Badger G, Langevin H, Callaghan JP. (2018) Acute surgical injury alters the tensile properties of thoracolumbar fascia in a porcine model. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, EPub May 31, 2018, doi: 10.1115/1.4040452


O’Dell DR, Weber KA, Berliner JC, Connor JR, Cummins DP, Heller KA, Hubert JS, Kates MJ, Mendoza KR,

Elliott JM, Smith AC. Midsagittal tissue bridges are associated with walking ability in incomplete spinal cord injury: a magnetic resonance imaging case series. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. DOI: 10.1080/10790268.2018.1527079. [Epub ahead of print] Reinking MF, Dugan L, Ripple N, Schleper K, Scholz H, Spadino J, Stahl C, McPoil TG. Reliability of twodimensional video-based running gait analysis. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2018 Jun;13(3):453-461. Sepp LA, Baum BS, Nelson-Wong E, Silverman AK. Dynamic balance during running using running-specific prostheses. J Biomech. 2018; Dec 8. Doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.12.016 [Epub ahead of print]. Smith AC, Weber KA 2nd, O'Dell DR, Parrish TB, Wasielewski M, Elliott JM. Lateral corticospinal tract damage correlates with motor output in incomplete spinal cord injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Apr;99(4):660-666. Strack DS, MacDonald CW, Valencia EB, Davison M. Case for the specialized sports physical therapist to be an essential part of professional athlete care: letter from America no. 1. Br J Sports Med. 2018 Feb 20. pii: bjsports-2017-097575. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2017-097575

Peer-reviewed Presentations Albin SR, DiLiberto F, Moon D. Fracture to Arthroplasy: Management Strategies at the Ankle and Hindfoot. Orthopedic Section Educational Session, 2018 APTA CSM, New Orleans, LA. Baum BS, Sepp LA, Nelson-Wong E, Silverman AK. Ground reaction forces and loading rates when running with running-specific and daily use prostheses. Poster Presentation, International Research Forum on Biomechanics of Running-Specific Prostheses. Tokyo, Japan, February 22, 2018. Baum B, Sepp LA, Nelson-Wong E, Silverman AK. Vertical ground reaction forces and loading rates when r unning with running-specific and daily use prostheses. American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting, Rochester, MN, 8/2018 (Poster). Bertch M, Dennison B, MacDonald CW. Management of an inversion ankle sprain: a case report incorporating external evidence into clinical reasoning. AAOMPT 2018 conference submission, Reno NV. Bostwick K, Chavez-Pardini G, Molenaar C, Paasche M, Parker T, Welter A, Christenson M. Collaborating with Rural Communities to Facilitate Access to Health Promoting Activities. Poster Presentation, 2018 APTA CSM, New Orleans, LA. Received recognition from the Global Health SIG for work in the area of Social Responsibility. Brooks MJ, Holm S, Rich A, Feltman C, Thomas SM. Promoting Change in Interprofessional Socialization and Valuing through Roundtable Discussions on Opioid Misuse and Abuse. Poster Presentation. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Annual Meeting Boston, MA, 7/21/18. Bruneau M, MacDonald CW. Regional Interdependence approach to treating chronic cervical spine pain and esophageal spasm. AAOMPT 2018 conference submission, Reno NV.


Cadman J, Noll S, Vital O, Sepp LA, Nelson-Wong E, Silverman AK, Baum BS. Vertical, braking, and propulsive impulses when running with daily use and running-specific prostheses. Poster Presentation. The 8th Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain American Society of Biomechanics. (Submitted 3/2018). Dahdah M N, Hofmann M, Pretz C, Barnes S A, Bennett M, Dreer L, Bergquist T, and Shafi S. Factors associated with rehabilitation outcomes after Traumatic Brain Injury: comparing functional outcomes between TBIMS centers using hierarchical linear modeling. Poster Presentation, 2018 APTA CSM, New Orleans LA. DiBiasio, Eigsti H. Intercultural Learning and Assessment in Healthcare Education: Are We Achieving Our Goals. Educational Session. Workshop on Intercultural Skills Enhancement Conference (WISE). Doherty K, Baum BS. Vertical joint loading rates during running after unilateral transtibial amputation. Podium Presentation. The 8th Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain American Society of Biomechanics. (Submitted 3/2018). Eustace A, Sepp LA, Baum B, Nelson-Wong E, Silverman AK. Effect of number of segments in a runningspecific prosthesis model on hip and knee kinetics. American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting, Rochester, MN, 8/2018 (Poster). Gorman I, Heick J, Patel R. (2108) Advocacy and Leadership in Physical Therapy - Successful Methods for All Levels. APTA NEXT Conference and Exposition. Orlando FL, 6/30/18. Gorman, I., Riley, M., Matharu, Y. (2018). “APTA Section Mission Creep” . 11th annual PPS Graham Sessions Invited participation by the Institute for Private Practice Physical Therapy and APTA Private Practice Section. San Diego, CA. Jan. 11-13, 2018. Harpp J, MacDonald CW. A progressive regional interdependence approach in the management of posterior shoulder pain in an elite climber. AAOMPT 2018 conference submission, Reno NV. Hays K, Tefertiller C, Natale A, O’Dell DR, Ketchum J. The use of the Balance Evaluation Systems Test for individuals with chronic traumatic brain injury. Platform Presentation, 2018 APTA CSM, New Orleans, LA. Hays, Kaitlin, Tefertiller C, O’Dell DR, Weintraub A. The Use of the Balance Evaluation Systems Test for Individuals with Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury. Poster presentation, 2018 Brain Injury Summit. Jan 9 2018, Vail, CO

Hays K, Tefertiller C, O’Dell DR, Natale A, Ketchum J, Eagye CB, Weintraub A. Balance Evaluation Systems Test for Individuals With Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury. Oral Paper. Federal Interagency Conference on Traumatic Brain Injury. Washington DC, 6/12/18. Hays K, Tefertiller C, O’Dell DR, Natale A, Ketchum J, Eagye CB, Weintraub A. Comparison of the Sensory Organization Test and Balance Evaluation Systems Test in Traumatic Brain Injury. Oral Paper. Federal Interagency Conference on Traumatic Brain Injury. Washington DC, 6/12/18. Hofmann M. A descriptive study of the effect of payer source on multiple longitudinal outcome measures within the TBI Model Systems National Database using individual growth curve modeling. Poster Presentation, 2018 APTA CSM, New Orleans LA.


Holm SE and Stutz-Tanenbaum P. Short Course on Student Professional Membership: Perceptions and Engagement. Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado State Conference. Aurora, CO. October 2018 Hooker K, Haimbaugh C, Sepp LA, Nelson-Wong E, Silverman AK, Baum BS. Ankle power while running with daily use and running-specific prostheses. Poster Presentation. The 8th Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain American Society of Biomechanics. (Submitted 3/2018). Hourihan S, Dennison B, MacDonald CW. Combining manual therapy and vestibular therapy in the diagnosis of a patient with multifactorial dizziness: A case report. AAOMPT 2018 conference submission, Reno NV. Knighton A, MacDonald CW. Adapting regional interdependence to address movement system impairments of the thoracic cage and phrenic nerve to resolve shoulder pain in a competitive cyclist: a case report. AAOMPT 2018 conference submission, Reno NV. Littmann AE, Galgon A, Wrisley D, Dransfield L, Heusel-Gillig A, Plishka C, Roberts H. A survey of entry-level physical therapy education content for vestibular rehabilitation: a pilot study. International Conference for Vestibular Rehabilitation (ICVR), Chicago, IL, 8/2018. (Poster) Longacre C, Baker L, Passarelli C, Renslo A, Riggs D, Tollis R, Viggiani D, Davidson B, Callaghan JP, NelsonWong E. Males Utilize a Trunk Stiffening Strategy for Returning to Stand from Flexion Compared to Females Regardless of Low Back Pain Status and Standing Tolerance. Poster Presentation, 2018 APTA CSM, New Orleans, LA. MacDonald CW, Dommerholt J, Burkhart B. Scar tissue manipulation with adapted dry needling to address chronic motion impairment: A case report. AAOMPT 2018 conference submission, Reno NV. MacDonald CW, Gans M, Cook P. Advancing advocacy and professional leadership in a post-professional Fellowship. Education Section Educational Session, 2018 APTA CSM, New Orleans LA. Magnussen D, Gorman I, Hinze C, Rethorn Z. APTA Learning Center Live Webinar- Applying Population Health Frameworks in Physical Therapist Practice Part 3: Policy in Action. Sept 5, 2018 McCole K, MacDonald CW. Multi-model Management of a patient with patellofemoral pain syndrome; with the use of trigger point drying needling, intramuscular electrical stimulation, manual therapy, and therapeutic exercise: A case report. AAOMPT 2018 conference submission, Reno NV.

O’Dell DR, Berryman A. Distal Extremity Functional Rehabilitation. 2018 Brain Injury Summit. Jan 8, 2018, Vail, CO. Passarelli C, Noteboom T, Thomas S, Backward C, Smith AC. Impact of a student profile blog on prospective applicants’ decisions on DPT program. Poster Presentation, 2018 APTA CSM, New Orleans, LA. Probert E, Hammerich A, Dennison B, MacDonald CW. The use of dry needling with intramuscular electrical stimulation, with intra-session force production changes, in a patient following hip arthroscopy for femoral osteochondroplasty and labral repair: A case report. AAOMPT 2018 conference submission, Reno NV.


Pryor N, Jacobs D, Jordan K, Koch K, Sepp LA, Nelson-Wong E, Silverman AK, Baum BS. Lower extremity joint forces when running with daily use and running-specific prostheses. Podium Presentation. The 8th Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain American Society of Biomechanics. (Submitted 3/2018). Reinking MF, Bennett JE, Austin TM, Rauh M. Optimizing Bone Health in Athletes: A Critical Challenge. Sports Physical Therapy Section Educational Session, 2018 APTA CSM, New Orleans, LA, USA. Reinking MF, Dugan L, Ripple N, Schleper K, Scholz H, Spadino J, Stahl C, McPoil TG. Reliability of TwoDimensional Quantitative Video-Based Running Gait Analysis. Platform Presentation, 2018 APTA CSM, New Orleans, LA, USA. Renslo A, Baker L, Longacre C, Passarelli C, Riggs D, Tollis R, Viggiani D, Davidson B, Callaghan JP, NelsonWong E. Muscle Sequencing During Standing Flexion Differs Between Males and Females Independ ent of Low back Pain Status and Standing Tolerance Poster Presentation, 2018 APTA CSM, New Orleans, LA. Rich AJ, Thomas SM, Brooks M, Feltman C, Holm SE. Promoting Change in Perceptions of the Interprofessional Healthcare Team for the DPT Student through Engagement and Education about the Opioid Crisis. APTA NEXT Conference and Exposition. Orlando FL, 6/29/18. Russo W, MacDonald CW. Neurodynamic Interventions and Functional Exercise for Managing a Patient with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: a case report. AAOMPT 2018 conference submission, Reno NV. Schoenberger M, MacDonald CW. A multimodal approach to treating lumbar radiculopathy with use of manual therapy, neural mobilization and dry cupping: A case report. AAOMPT 2018 conference submission, Reno NV. Sepp LA, Baum BS, Nelson-Wong E, Silverman AK. Hip work during running using daily-use and running-specific prostheses. Podium Presentation. The 42nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. (Submitted 3/2018). Sepp LA, Baum BS, Nelson-Wong E, Silverman AK. Hip work during running using daily-use and runningspecific prostheses. American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting, Rochester, MN, 8/2018 (Platform). Sepp LA, Baum BS, Nelson-Wong E, Silverman AK. Hip work in runners with a unilateral transtibial amputation. The 8th World Congress of Biomechanics. Dublin, Ireland, 7/8-12/18 Smith AC, Weber KA, O’Dell DR, Wasielewski M, Connor JR, Cummins DP, Heller KA, Hubert JS, Kates MJ, Mendoza KR, Elliott JM. Lateral corticospinal tract damage analysis in motor incomplete spinal cord injury – its relationship to specific motor deficits. Platform Presentation, 2018 APTA CSM. New Orleans, LA. Smith AC, Tappan R, O'Dell DR, Weber KA, Abbott R, Hoggarth MA, Elliott JM. Imaging of spinal trauma: can protons inform prognosis and improve outcomes? Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Educational Session, 2018 APTA CSM, New Orleans, LA. Smith MB, Barnes C, Haener J, Jurrens KL, Lew CW, Natsume S, Szczepanik N, Taumra S. Training reactive postural adjustments in Parkinson’s disease. Poster Presentation, 2018 APTA CSM, New Orleans LA.


Smith P, MacDonald CW. The use of manual therapy, pain neuroscience education, and exercise management in an individual presenting with neck and jaw pain following rhytidectomy with platysmaplasty: A case report. AAOMPT 2018 conference submission, Reno NV. Thomas SM, Moote R, Calderon B, Ackerman C. Investigating the Value of Interprofessional Education through an End-of-Life Experience. (Poster). NEXUS Summit. Minneapolis, MN 7/29/18-7/31/18. Thomas SM, Moote R., Calderon B, Ackerman C. Investigating the Value of Interprofessional Education through an End-of-Life Experience. (Presentation) NEXUS Summit. Minneapolis, MN. 7/29/187/31/18. Trauber E, Dennison B, MacDonald CW. Conservative management of an individual with femoral acetabular impingement syndrome using an impairment-based approach and a regional interdependence model: a case study. AAOMPT 2018 conference submission, Reno NV. Weber KA, Smith AC, Upadhyayula PA, Wintermark M, Hastie TJ, Elliott JM, Mackey S. Can deeper learn algorithms inform future ambulation status following incomplete spinal cord injury? An application of the convolutional neural network. University of Sydney Brain and Mind Centre Symposium. Sydney, Australia 2018.

Grants Baum BS (PI), Man C (Co-I). Effects of Varying Alignment on Biomechanical Loading during Injury-Prone Yoga Postures. ($358,771) Submitted: NIAMS AREA Grant (R15), National Institutes of Health. Smith AC (PI). MRI to improve early prognosis and clinical management after spinal cord injury. ($2500). Awarded: Regis University Research and Scholarship Council. Smith AC (PI), O’Dell DR (Co-I), Albin S (Co-I), Elliott J (Co-I), Weber K (Co-I). MRI and machine learning to improve early prognosis and clinical management after spinal cord injury ($174,365) Submitted: NIH NICHD NCMRR Early Career Investigator Grant (R03). Hofmann MC (PI), Hill F(Co-I). LGBTQIA+ Issues in Physical Therapy: A Mixed Methods Research Study ($7500.00) Submitted: Regis University, URSC Provost Grant. April 2018.

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