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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Using a Behavioral Model to Identify Factors Associated with Choice of Provider for Neck and Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review

The objective of this review is to use Andersen’s Behavioral Model of Health Service Utilization (HSU) as a conceptual framework to identify the...

The Effects of Dry Needling on Knee Outcomes: A Systematic Review

The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the effectiveness of dry needling on primarily knee pain, in addition to other secondary...

Rating of Perceived Exertion to Approximate %1RM in Resistance Training

This systematic review examines the available research that focuses on the application of subjective perceived exertion to strength training

Barriers Affecting Provision and Use of Mobility Assistive Technology Devices in Low-, Lower-Middle- and Upper-Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review

Identify barriers affecting the provision and effective use of low-tech MATD such as wheelchairs, walkers, and prosthetics by PwD in LMIC. Discuss...

A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Diagnostic Accuracy of Head Shaking Induced Nystagmus and Vibration Induced Nystagmus in the Diagnosis of Unilateral Vestibular Hypofunction

To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of the Head shaking induced nystagmus (HSN) and vibration induced nystagmu (VIN) tests for Unilateral...

The Effects of Suspension Devices on Muscle Activation During Exercise: A Systematic Review

Investigate the effectiveness of utilizing suspension devices in rehabilitation, fitness, and strength training settings

Effectiveness of Physical Therapy Administered Spinal Manipulation for the Treatment of Low Back Pain: An Updated Systematic Review of the Literature

Update on effectiveness of Spine Thrust Manipulation (STM) for LBP treatment as afollow-up study to the systematic review authored by Kuczynski et...

The Necessity for Post-Maneuver Restrictions in the Treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positioning Vertigo: An Updated Systematic Review of the Literature

Determine if postural restrictions following canalith repositioning manuevers (CRM) are necessary for patients diagnosed and treated for Benign...

The Efficacy of Treadmill Training on Balance Dysfunction in Individuals with Chronic Stroke: A Systematic Review

To determine the effect of treadmill training (TT) interventions on balance dysfunction in individuals with chronic stroke.

Physical Rehabilitation Research in Acute Care Settings of Low-and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review

Synthesize physical rehabilitation research conducted in acute care settings in LMICs.