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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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...

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...

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 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...

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...

Exercise: Prophylactic or Trigger for Pediatric Migraine Symptoms?

To critically appraise the literature relevant to effects of exercise on pediatric migraines. To determine whether exercise is detrimental,...

Physical Activity Levels of Children With Down Syndrome: A Systematic Review

Examine PA levels in individuals age ≤ 21 years with DS, as measured by activity monitors.

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...

Contemporary Trends in Cardiac Rehabilitation Post-Myocardial Infarction: A Systematic Review

Analyze CR protocols and outcomes in contemporary randomized controlled trials.