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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The Impact of Wearable Motion Sensing Technology on Physical Activity in Older Adults: A Systematic Review

In this systematic review, we examine how wearing different trackers (pedometers and accelerometers) may impact physical activity levels in older...

The Effect of Exercise in a Pediatric Population with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: A Systematic Review of the Literature

The aim of this systematic review is to report on benefits and risks of exercise in a pediatric population with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)....

A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of Different Learning Strategies within Gross Anatomy Courses: Cadaveric Dissection Versus Alternatives

To review available literature and grade evidence of student learning outcomes when taught through cadaveric dissection versus other educational...

Effects of Exercise on Women with Postpartum Depression: A Systematic Review of the Literature

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of exercise on women with Postpartum Depression (PPD).

Setting the Seat for Better Bicycling: A Systematic Review

To inform clinicians on the most current literature about bicycle seat position and design and optimal bicycle seat adjustments to reduce injury...

The Impact of Timing of Physical Therapy for Acute Low Back Pain on Health Services Utilization: A Systematic Review

To synthesize literature about the impact of early PT for acute Low back pain (LBP) on subsequent health services utilization (HSU), compared to...

Clinical Decision Making Regarding Lower Extremity Orthotic Intervention for Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy: Systematic Review

Expand upon a systematic review performed by Neto et al in 2010. Create guidelines for clinical decision making regarding LE orthotic intervention...

Social Isolation, Loneliness, and Social Support Among Community- Dwelling Older Adults with Persistent Pain: A Systematic Review

This systematic review examined current literature for relationships between persistent pain and either social isolation, loneliness, or decreased...

The Effect of Fatigue on Neuromuscular Risk Factors for Knee Injury: A Systematic Review

To examine the evidence that fatigue affects neuromuscular risk factors for knee injury including electromyographic activity (EMG) of the knee...

Diagnostic Utility of the Active Compression Test for the Superior Labrum Anterior to Posterior (SLAP) Tear: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to compile the available evidence of the Active Compression test, evaluate its diagnostic...