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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Differences in Vestibular Measures Following Blast Versus Blunt Trauma in the Military: A Systematic Review

Investigate differences in the following vestibular outcomes after a blast, blunt, or mixed trauma: vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR), sensory...

Return to Overhead Sport Following Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury: A Systematic Review

Previous studies have reported a RTP rate ranging from 73-94 percent to pre-injury level of performance after reconstruction of the UCL. The goal...

The Role of Therapeutic Alliance in Physical Therapy for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: A Systematic Review

Determine the impact of TA on chronic musculoskeletal pain. Identify elements that both positively and negatively influence the strength of TA for...

Interventions for Gait Training in Children with Spinal Cord Impairments: A Scoping Review

The purpose of this study was to review the current literature and determine trends for interventions to improve gait in children with spinal cord...

The Effects of Body Weight Supported Treadmill Training on Gait Speed and Walking Capacity in Adult Spinal Cord Injury: An Umbrella Review

This umbrella review was conducted to condense current systematic review literature on the benefits of bodyweight-supported treadmill training...

Clinical Outcome Measures for Contraversive Lateropulsion or Pusher Behavior after Stroke: An Updated Systematic Review of the Literature

To identify scales used to classify PB in order to investigate literature that addresses clinimetric properties of scales previously identified to...

Efficacy of Mechanical Chair Treatment for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, A Systematic Review

The purpose of this review is to present the treatment efficacy of mechanical chair repositioning procedures as defined by both resolution of...

Risk Factors for Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury in Baseball Amateurs and Professionals: A Systematic Review

1. Identify the currently investigated UCL injury risk factors across amateurs and professionals. 2. Assess the clinical and research relevance of...

CrossFit: The Characteristics and Occurrence Rates of Sustained Injuries - A Systematic Review

The focus of the systematic review was to ascertainthe characteristics and the occurrence of musculoskeletal injuries sustained by CrossFit...

Measurement Properties of the Central Sensitization Inventory

The purpose of this systematic review was to investigate the measurement properties of the CSI. Using the COSMIN scoring system, our goal was to...