Thesis & projects

All Doctoral Students in Physical Therapy have the unique opportunity in their second year of study to complete a research practicum (PTS 742).  This pairs them with a faculty mentor for research.  Students choose a faculty mentor and work on a project during this two semester course. All students present a poster at the campus research day.  Some of these projects go on to publication or presentation at the state or national level.  Examples of some of these published works are available through the La Crosse Institute for Movement Science (LIMS) website or recent publications.

Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association Fall Meeting 2019

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American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting 2019, Biomechanics Interest Group, Research Travel Award

Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association

First Place Award

 
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UWL Celebration of Research 2019

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Does a Community Based Physical Activity Program Improve Balance for Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease?

Molly Carlson, Rachel Davis, Joseph McInerney, Michelle Olson, DPT, K. Greany, PhD, RD; J. Greany, PhD, PT

 

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Low-Dosage Inspiratory Muscle Training for Individuals with Neuromuscular Disorders Participating in a Community Physical Activity Program

Alyssa Patten, Brandon Wiley, K. Greany, PhD, RD; J. Greany, PhD, PT

 

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Patellofemoral Joint Loading during Forward and Backward Lunges

Danielle Goulette, Patrick Griffith, Michael Schiller, Christopher Durall, PT, DPT, MS, SCS, LAT, CSCS, Thomas Kernozek, PhD, FACSM, Drew Rutherford, MS

 

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Post-Trial Feedback Alters Single and Dual Task Landing Performance in Healthy and ACL Reconstructed Athletes

Brett McCutchin, Maria Lee, Jacqueline Cleereman, Jessica Onsager, Jeremie Schiedermayer, Becky Heinert, DPT, Drew Rutherford, MS, Thomas Kernozek, PhD, FACSM

 

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Post-Trial Feedback May Alter Single and Dual Task Landing Performance in Female Collegiate Athletes

Maria Lee, Jessica Onsager, Jeremie Schiedermayer, Becky Heinert, DPT, Drew Rutherford, MS, Thomas Kernozek, PhD, FACSM

 

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Drop Landing Performance in Female Collegiate Athletes:  Effect of a Four-Week Training Intervention

Jacqueline Cleereman, Maria Lee, Brett McCutchin, Becky Heinert, DPT, Drew Rutherford, MS, Thomas Kernozek, PhD, FACSM

 

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Reliability of Novice Clinicians Measuring Brachial and Carotid Artery Diameter Using Ultrasound Imaging in Healthy Subjects

Anna Flottmeyer, Janna Fjelstad, Garrison Jones, Alyssa Patten, K. Greany, PhD, RD; J. Greany, PhD, PT

 

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Effect of Exercise Dosage on Motor Skill Retention

Marlee Freitag, Xaarki Gamerdinger, Austin Palazzolo, Pierce Russell, Bethany Smith, Allison von Brevern, Sam Mason, Kevin Bohn, Patrick Grabowski, PT, PhD, OCS, CSCS

 

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Does Early Low-Intensity Aerobic Exercise Hasten Recovery in Adolescents with Sport-Related Concussion?

Ryan Henke, Stephanie Dreifuerst, Augustus Greife, Savana Kettner, Christopher Durall, PT, DPT, MS, SCS, LAT, CSCS

 

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Relationship between Muscle Inspiratory Pressure and Functional Performance in Individuals with Neuromuscular Disorder

Alyssa Patten, Brandon Wiley, K. Greany, PhD, RD; J. Greany, PhD, PT

 

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Does Blood Flow Restriction Increase the Effectiveness of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation?

Abigial Kuzas, Niklaas Mattson, Austin Sawyer, Christopher Durall, PT, DPT, MS, SCS, LAT, CSCS

 

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Effect of Increasing Running Cadence on Force in an Outdoor Environment

Jacob Anason, Taylor Musgjerd, Drew Rutherford, MS

 

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The Effects of Visual vs. Auditory Biofeedback on Weight-Bearing Symmetry during a Squat

Heidi Bohrer, Taylor Terbilcox, Breanne Thompson, Drew Rutherford, MS

 

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Achilles Tendon Stress During Added Weight Running

Katelyn De Starkey, Ryan Thyssen, Ashley Zander, Thomas Kernozek, PhD, FACSM

 

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Clinical Implications of Variations of the Human Lumbar Plexus

Alyssa, Docter, Alina Gur, Tyler Jenson, Mitch Kotney, Trent Napp, Ashley Sachse, Thomas Greiner, PhD

 

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Dynamic Postural Stability in Healthy College-Aged Population with and without Ankle Bracing during Multi-directional Jumping Tasks

Kari Willett, Clint Tudahl, Luke Sievers, Drew Rutherford, MS