Research Grant Recipients

2018 Grant Recipients:

  • Title: Efficacy of Current Rehabilitative Approaches In Adolescents Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Surgery
    Investigator:Ashley L. Miller, SPT
    Co-investigator(s):Christopher Hendley, DPT; Liang-Ching Tsai, PhD; Cynthia Chambliss; Kristin Lauterbach; Jake Jensen; Jonathan Brown
    School:Georgia State University, Department of Physical Therapy

  • Title: Bilateral Training Versus Mirror Therapy for Upper-Extremity Treatment Post-Stroke:  Pilot Study
    Investigator:Mary Thigpen, PT, PhD
    Co-investigator(s):Kathye Light PT, PhD; Christy Brimmer, DPT
    School:Brenau University

  • Title: Family Assessment of Depression After Stroke (FADS)
    Investigator:Sarah Blanton, PT, DPT, NCS
    Co-investigator(s):Samir Belagaje, MD; Deborah Korzun, SPT; Sandra Dunbar, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN; Patricia Clark, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN
    School:Emory University, Department of Rehabilitation, Division of Physical Therapy

2016 Grant Recipients:

  • Title: ALTERATIONS IN KNEE MECHANICS AND QUADRICEPS MUSCLE FUNCTION DURING REHABILITATION IN ADOLESCENT PATIENTS FOLLOWING ACL RECONSTRUCTION
    Investigator: Liang-Ching Tsai, PT, PhD
    Co-Investigators: Kimberly Morelli, PT, DPT, MTC; Julie Johnson, PT, MPT, SCS, CSCS; Rob Riesling, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS
    School: Georgia State University, Department of Physical Therapy
  • Title: WILL INTERACTIVE EXPOSURE TO RESOURCES AVAILABLE IN THE APTA LEARNING CENTER AND THE NEUROLOGY SECTIONS IMPROVE STUDENT KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES AND BELIEFS ABOUT MEMBERSHIP AFTER GRADUATION?
    Investigator: Anne K. Lorio, PT, DPT, NCS
    Co-Investigators: Kimberly Morelli, PT, DPT, MTC; Carla F. Huggins, PT, DPT; Daniel Dale, PT, DPT
    School: Georgia State University, Department of Physical Therapy
  • Title: THE EFFECT OF LUMBOPELVIC JOINT MANIPULATION AND TRADITIONAL QUADRICEPS STRENGTHENING ON KNEE EXTENSOR MUSCLE ACTIVATION
    Investigator: Rachel Frank, SPT
    Co-Investigators: Ben Chong, SPT; Matthew Hodgens, SPT; Kevin McCrary, SPT; Noemi Sambas, SPT; Jodan Garcia, PT, DPT, OCS; Kimberly Morelli, PT, DPT, MTC; Liang-Ching Tsai, PhD
    School: Georgia State University, Department of Physical Therapy
  • Title: DIRECT ACCESS SCREENING AND CORRELATION FOR RELATIVE ENERGY DEFICIENCY IN SPORT IN PEDIATRIC AND ADOLESCENT PATIENTS PRESENTING WITH SPORT-RELATED OVERUSE INJURY AND/OR FRACTURE
    Investigator: Julia E. Granger, PT, DPT, SCS
    Co-Investigator: Cassidy M. Foley, DO
    Affiliation: Performance Rehabilitation & Integrative Sports Medicine Emory DPT Program

 


 

2015 Grant Recipients:

  • Title: SMALLEST WORTHWHILE EFFECT VALUES FOR A TOTAL KNEE ARTHROPLASTY
    Researcher: Nancy Henderson, PT
    Co-Researchers: Dan Riddle, PT, PhD; Spencer Wheeler, MD; Ben Darter, PT, PhD; Robert Perera, PhD
  • Title: SUPPORTING HEALTHY PHYSICAL AND NUTRITIONAL ACTIVITY IN FRAIL ELDERS VIA SOCIAL NETWORKING
    Researcher: Kathye Light, PT, PhD
    Co-Researchers: Mary Thigpen, PT, PhD; Tracy Wright, PT, DPT; Melissa Tavilla
    School: Brenau University

 


 

2014 Grant Recipients:

  • Title: "The Effects of a Whole Body Vibration (WBV) Protocol in Proprioceptive and Pain Measures in the Lumbar Spine and Lower Extremities of Women with Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome: A Pilot Study"
    Researcher: Amanda Blackmon, PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT
    Co-Researchers: Beth Collier, PT, DPT, OCS
    Program:
    Mercer University
  • Title: "Scapular Muscle Strength & Activit in Recreational Tennis Players with Lateral Epicondylagia"
    Researcher: Ann M. Lucado, PT, PhD, CHT
    Co-Researchers: Herb Silver, PT, DSc, MBA, OCS; Tim McMahon, PT, OCS & Keaton Kramer, PT
    Program: Mercer University

 


 

2013 Grant Recipients:

  • Title: "Do Patients Post Total Knee Arthroplasty Meet the Physical Activity Recommendations Encouraged by Healthy People 2020?"
    Researcher: Craig Cooper, PT, DPT, MEd
    Co-Researchers: Luke Heusel, PT, OCS, RCEP and Miriam Cortez-Cooper, PT, PhD
    Program:
    Georgia Regents University
  • Title: "The Effects of Wii Training on Visuomotor Performance and Cognitive Function in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis"
    Researcher: Miriam Cortez-Cooper, PT, PhD
    Co-Researchers: Michelle O'Brien, SPT; Brittany Reese, SPT; Rachel Ruckdeschel, SPT; Emily Sowell, SPT, MCG
    Program: Georgia Regents University
  • Title: "The Prevalence and Compliance with Safe Patient Handling Programs at Physical Therapy Internship Sites"
    Researcher: Ellen Perlow, PT, DPT
    Co-Researchers: Niamh Tunney, PT, DPT, MS and Ann Lucado, PT, PhD, CHT
    Program: Mercer University
  • Title: "The Effects of Exercise Mode and Intensity on the Plantar Skin in People with and without Diabetes"
    Researcher: Deborah Wendland, PT, DPT, CPed
    Program: Mercer University

 


 

2012 Grant Recipients:

  • Title: "The Association between Trunk, Hip, and Knee Function and Performance during a Single‐Leg Squat Test"
    Researchers: Lori Bolgla, PT, PhD, ATC; Leah Forlines, BS; Mark Grayson, BBA; Cassie Sage, BS
    Program: Georgia Health Sciences University
  • Title: "Effect of Internal and External Rotation on Piriformis Muscle Tendon Thickness"
    Researchers: Philip A. Fabrizio, PT, DPT, MS
    Program: Mercer University, Department of Physical Therapy
  • Title: "Comparison of Portable Hand-Held versus Fixed Isokinetic Dynamometers in Measuring Strength of the Wrist and Forearm"
    Researchers: Ann M. Lucado, PT, PhD, CHT
    Program: Mercer University, Department of Physical Therapy

 


 

2011 Grant Recipients:

  • Title: “Group versus individual induced movement therapy (CMT) with you children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy.“
    Researchers: Alyssa C. LaForme Fiss, PT, PhD, PCS; Jeanne R. Charles, PT, PhD; and Debrah Leigh Walls Rosenstein EdD
    Program: Mercer University
  • Title: “Variability of skin properties and the reliability of technologies to test them.”
    Researchers: Deborah Michael PT, DPT, CPed and Stephen H. Sprigle PhD, PT
    Program: Georgia Tech

 


 

2010 Grant Recipients:

  • Title: The effect of subtalar joint position on dorsiflexion of the ankle/rearfoot versus midfoot during gastrocnemius stretching and Gait
    Student Researchers: Marie Johanson,  Kathleen Geist,  Amy DeArment, Kyrstol Hines, Erin Louis, Meghan Martin and Justin Thomas
    Program: Emory University
  • Title: Retrospective study to identify factors contributing to falls for ultra high risk patients in an inpatient actue rehabilitation facility
    Student Researchers: Roxanne Beamon, Tanya Philips, Elaise Pinhero, Kelly Poisson, Carolyn Reid, Evelyn Williams, John White, Laura Zajac-Cox
    Program: Dekalb Medical Center and Mercer University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Title: Pilot study – health and fitness benefits of a home-based circuit resistance training (CRT) program for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). Shepherd Center
    Student Researchers: Elizabeth Sasso, Deborah Backus
    Program: Shepherd Center

 


 

2009 Grant Recipients:

  • Title: Beat-by -Beat blood pressure and EMG responses to commonly preformed self - stretches
    Student Researchers: Clay McCollum, BS, SPT, Amanda Davidson, BS, SPTS
    Faculty: Miriam Cortez Cooper, PT, PhD; Lori Bolgla, PT, PhD, ATC
    Program: MCG
  • Title: Ankle Replacement versus Arthrodesis: Clinical and Biomechanical Outcomes
    Student Researchers: Katie Dendy, SPT, Megan McNicholl, SPT, Nisah Mohammed, SPT, Erica Silverman, SPT
    Faculty: Marie A. Johanson, PT, PhD, OCS; Sameh A. Labib, SD
    Program: Emory University

 


 

2008 Grant Recipients

  • Title: “Physical Therapist Perceptions of Physician Determinants in Generating Referrals to Physical Therapy Practice”
    Student Researchers: Zoher Kapasi, Kristin Mercer, Jennifer Patterson, Laura Stone
    Program: Emory University
  • Title: “Survey to Evaluate Service Learning in US Physical Therapy Programs”
    Student Researchers: Collin Adu, Megan Brock, Amy Estes, Mindy Hite, Lori Northcraft, Mary Murphy
    Program: Emory University
  • Title: “The Role of Divided Attention Recovery from a Trip during Gait in Older Adults”
    Student Researchers: Courtney Hall, Emily Hussey, Alana Loveday, Valerie Mendez, Julia Toomey
    Program: Emory University