GFPT Research Grant Recipients

Research Grants provide financial support for PTAG members to encourage the completion and dissemination of research advancing the physical therapy profession.

2018 Grant Recipients

  • Title: Quadricep Muscle Function and Knee Loading following Quadriceps Tendon Autograft Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction:  Comparison to the Gold Standard Patella Tendon Autograft.
    Investigator:  Liang-Ching Tsai, PT, PhD – Georgia State University
    Co-investigator:
    Kyle Hammond, MD - Emory University
    Mark Lyle, PT, PhD - Emory University
    Gordon Warren, PhD - Georgia State University
    John Xerogeanes, MD – Emory University


2016 Grant Recipients:

  • Gena Henderson, PT, DPT, PCS
    Co-Researchers: Jianhua Wu, PhD
    Title: CHANGES IN GAIT KINEMATICS FOLLOWING TREADMILL TRAINING IN CHILDREN WITH AGENESIS OF THE CORPUS CALLOSUM
    Program: Georgia State University - Department of Kinesiology & Health

2015 Grant Recipients:

  • Lindsay Walston, PT, DPT
    Co-Researchers: Sarah Blanton, PT, DPT, NCS
    Title: EFFECT OF BODY MASS INDEX OF FUNCTIONAL STROKE OUTCOMES, CAREGIVER BURDEN AND DISCHARGE DESTINATION IN AN INPATIENT REHABILITATION SETTING
    Program: Emory Rehabiltation Hospital

2014 Grant Recipients:

  • Marie A. Johanson, PT, PhD, OCS
    Co-Researchers: Elizabeth Frierson, PT, DPT, OCS; Kathleen Geist, PT, DPT, OCS & Ainsley Ross, PT, DPT, OCS
    Title: "Clinical Effects of Dry Needling Among Asymptomatic Individuals with Hamstring Tightness"
    School: Emory University

2013 Grant Recipients:

  • Sarah Blanton, PT, DPT, NCS
    Co-Researchers: Steven Wolf, PT, PhD, FAPTA and student researchers: Alex Acenbrak, SPT; Michelle Phillips, SPT; Ali Watt, SPT; Lindsay White, SPT & Carmen Turcott Wurtz, SPT
    Title: "Stroke Self-Management Rehabilitation Trial (SMART-DVD): An International, Multi-Site Pilot Trial"
    School: Emory University

2012 Grant Recipients:

  • Deborah Michael Wendland, PT, DPT, CPed
    Title: "The Impact of Acute Physical Activity on Skin Tissue"
    School: Mercer University

2011 Grant Recipients:

  • Nancy Boore SPT; Suzanne Chiappone SPT; Philip Fabrizio, PT, MS, DPT, CEAS
    Title: Relationship between angle of torsion and piriformis insertion: A pilot study
    School: Mercer University

2007 Grant Recipients:

  • Brenda Wilson
    School: Emory University