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 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)....

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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...