Student, Faculty, and Staff Accomplishments – 2012
University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program
Funded Grants - Active
Christiansen CL (PI)
. Improving Function after Total Knee Arthroplasty with Weight-Bearing Biofeedback. Themajor goals of this pilot study are to 1) determine effects of the weight-bearing biofeedback intervention on WBasymmetry during sit-stand transitions and walking, 2) determine effects of the weight-bearing biofeedbackintervention on functional activity performance, and 3) determine safety of the weight-bearing biofeedbackintervention. Foundation for Physical Therapy. Awarded: 2011-2013. ($40,000)
Dannemiller L (PI).
The Effect of Timing and Rhythmicity Intervention on Motor Function and Participation of Children with Motor Impairments and Autism Spectrum Disorders. The aims of this study are 1) to determinewhether an intervention that uses timing and rhythmicity with the opportunity for multiple movement repetitions,improves motor function in children with ASD, 2) to determine whether this intervention has a resultant impacton the participation of children with ASD, and 3) to consider whether specific child characteristics are related tochanges in motor function and participation from this intervention. Section on Pediatrics, American PhysicalTherapy Association (APTA). Awarded: 2013. ($10,000)
Hebert J (PI), Schenkman M (Co-PI)
, Corboy C, Vollmer T. Vestibular Rehabilitation for Persons with MultipleSclerosis: Who Benefits the Most? The aims of this study are 1) to study the effects of vestibular rehabilitationfor persons with MS who have brainstem and/or cerebellar involvement compared to persons with MS who donot, 2) examine benefits with respect to visual stability (eye movements) and fatigue, and 3) to comparechanges in self-reported fatigue based on brainstem and/or cerebellar involvement stratum and between the twostudy groups. National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Awarded: 2012-2015 ($536,295)
Multicomponent Rehabilitation after Total Hip Arthroplasty. The purposeof this study is to investigate the effects of a comprehensive, multi-component (CMC) rehabilitation programafter THA on muscle strength, neuromuscular control and functional performance.
Orthopaedic Section, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Awarded: 2012-2014. ($15,000)
, Anton DC, Everett DC, Kohrt W,
. Stress-evoked Muscle Activity in Occupational Myalgia. The aims of this study are to 1)
assess the discriminant validity of astandardized screening protocol by comparing stress-evoked muscle activity in subjects with and withoutchronic neck pain, 2)
assess the concurrent validity of a standardized screening protocol by comparing stress-evoked and habitual muscle activity in subjects with and without chronic neck pain, 3) identify the diagnosticcutoff score for stress-evoked muscle activity that predicts the development of chronic neck pain in healthy,high-risk office workers, and 4) determine the extent to which stress-evoked muscle activity increases the riskthat healthy, high risk office workers will develop chronic neck pain.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) / NIAMS. Awarded: 2010-2014.
Melanson E (PI)
, James H, Kohrt W, Levine J. Energy Expenditure & Activity During & After Exercise-InducedWeight Loss. The major goal of this study is to compare the effects of a structured endurance exercise programand a walking program on Total Daily Energy Expenditure and its components, body weight, and bodycomposition. National Institutes of Health (NIH). Awarded 2007-2012. ($685,300)
Melanson E (PI)
, Catenacci V, Sazonov E. Measuring Free-living Energy Expenditure using Direct Calorimetry.The objectives of this research are to 1) refine the measurement of Total Daily Energy Expenditure based ontotal heat flux by determining how factors such as clothing, ambient temperature, age, sex, and bodycomposition influence accuracy, 2) compare the accuracy of this approach against the criterion measurementsof doubly labeled water and whole-room indirect calorimetry, and 3) compare the accuracy against a similar instrument that measures heat flux, but is not capable of directly measuring the evaporative component.National Institutes of Health (NIH). Awarded: 2011-2015. ($1.81 million)
, Cleland J, Michener L,
, Carpenter K,
, Burns S, Strunce J. Validation of aClinical Prediction Rule to Identify Patients with Shoulder Pain Likely to Benefit from CervicothoracicManipulation: A Randomized Clinical Trial. This study will examine patient classification procedures for thepurpose of determining appropriate treatment. Orthopaedic Section, American Physical Therapy Association(APTA). Awarded: 2012-2014. ($25,000)