Doctor of Physical Therapy Capstone Projects

The research efforts of Doctor of Physical Therapy students culminates in a capstone project. These creative, incisive posters show the students’ work on a wide range of topics, from sports-related concussions to spinal cord injury to dance to pediatrics.

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Comprehensive Primary Care Models for the Management of Multiple Chronic Conditions in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Scoping Review

The purpose of this study is to investigate the health system impacts and quality of care of four well-established comprehensive primary care...

The Prevalence and Effect of Burnout on Graduate Healthcare Students

To investigate burnout and its correlation to and effect on the psychological, professional, empathetic, and academic acuity of graduate healthcare...

The Effects of Training Load on Injury Rates in an Athletic Population: A Systematic Review

The purpose of this study is to complete a systematic review of the current literature concerning how training load effects injury rates in an...

The Predictive Value of Within-Session and Between-Session Findings for Long Term Outcomes for Patients Receiving Manual Therapy

To determine if early change leads to improved outcomes in patients who receive a manual therapy-oriented intervention.

Identifying Risk Factors for First-Episode Neck Pain: A Systematic Review

The primary purpose of this study was to determine risk factors associated with the development of first episode neck pain from a pain-free...

Does Physical Activity Change after THA/TKA? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

To conduct a systematic review of the literature, with meta-analysis, on the change in PA after THA or TKA surgery and evaluate other factors such...

The Cost-effectiveness and Functional Impact of Post-Acute Care Location on Hip Fracture Patient Outcomes: A Systematic Review

To compare the outcomes and costs associated with post hip fracture patient rehab in IRF, SNF, and Home Health in order to establish appropriate...

Patients Intubated At Least 48 Hours in Critical Care Are At Risk for Inactivity and Isolation

Measure patterns of physical activity in a group of patents who are in critical care at an academic medical center in the U.S.

Surgical Indications for Femoroacetabular Impingement With/Without an Acetabular Labral Tear: A Scoping Review

The purpose of this review was to analyze and report the indications used for open and arthroscopic surgical treatment of FAI.

Biomedical and Physiological Effects of Shallow Water Locomotion in Healthy Adults

To provide a review of the biomechanical and physiological effects of shallow water locomotion in healthy adults.