Physical Therapy Department


Gordon Alderink

Gordon J. Alderink, PT, PhD

Associate Professor
Director, Biomechanics and Motor Performance Laboratory

Office Address: 280 CHS 
Email: aldering@gvsu.edu

Education
B.A. Biology, Hope College, 1976
Certificate Physical Therapy, Mayo School of Health-Related Sciences, 1978
M.S. Kinesiology, University of Michigan, 1983
Ph.D. Engineering Mechanics, Michigan State University, 2003

Research Interest
Gait and throwing biomechanics
Spinal coupling kinematics
Dynamic balance during locomotion associated with Parkinson’s Disease and post-concussion

Current Projects
Dynamic balance during various movement tasks of individuals with Parkinson Disease
Dynamic balance during self-selected and fast walking in persons with Parkinson Disease
Determining hip joint center location using predictive and functional methods
Biomechanics of running in elite runners
Three-dimensional analysis of overhead deep squat

Representative Publications
Knuppe AE, Bishop NA, Clark AJ, Alderink GJ, Barr KM, Miller AL.  Prolonged Swing Phase Rectus Femoris Activity is not Associated with Stiff-Knee Gait in Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Retrospective Study of 407 Limbs.  Gait and Posture, 37(3) (2013):345-348.

Alderink, G, Hoogenboom, B, Lenz, A, Keniston, N, Krikke, A, Wiersma, B, Prediction of Hip Joint Center Location using Davis and Seidel Methods: Effect on Hip Moments During Gait of Normal Healthy Adults, 21st Gait & Clinical Movement Analysis Society Annual Meeting, May 17-20, 2016, Poster abstract.

Hickox, LJ, Ashby, BM, Alderink, GJ. Exploration of the Two-Dimensional Plane Assumption in Modeling the Standing Long Jump.  J Biomechanics, 49(7) (2016):1085-1093.

 


Barbara Baker

Barbara J. Baker, PT, PhD, NCS

Associate Professor
Office Address: 562 CHS
Email: bakerb@gvsu.edu 

Education:
B.S. Biology, Furman University, 1981
Masters of Physical Therapy, Emory University, 1984
Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, Western Michigan University, 2012

Research Interests
Vertiginous Migraine
Balance/postural control in Multiple Sclerosis Population
Neurocom evaluation of postural control

Current Projects:
Effect of Fatigue on Balance in People with Multiple Sclerosis
Effect of Lite Gait Training on Ataxia

Representative Publications:
Baker, B.J., Curtis, A., Trueblood, P., Vangsnes, E.  2013. Vestibular functioning and migraines: comparing those with and without vertigo; a pilot study.  Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 127, 1056-1064. 

Baker, B.J., Curtis, A., Trueblood, P., Vangsnes, E.  2013. Vestibular functioning and migraines: comparing those with and without vertigo to a control population. Journal of Laryngology and Otology


Meri Goehring

Meri Goehring, PT, PhD

Associate Professor
Board-Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist and Clinical Wound Specialist

Office Address: 258 CHS
Phone: (616) 331-5651
Email: goehrinm@gvsu.edu

Education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. College of Allied Health,Physical Therapy, 2006
Master of Health Science (MHS), Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, 1990
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (BS, BSc), Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, 1979

Research Interests
Geriatrics
Wound and Skin Care

Current Projects
Comparing the Inspire Outcome Harness and the NeuroCom SMART Balance Master Harness Regarding Effects on Limits of Stability and Subject Comfort    
The Effects of Footwear on Postural Sway and Risk of Falls

Representative Publications
Goehring M. Bringer N. Broders J. Young E. “The Effects of Footwear on Postural Sway and Risk of Falls.” Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy Exercise and Physical Activity in Aging Conference 2 (ExPAAC2). Poster presentation, peer reviewed. (July 28-30, 2016). 

Goehring M, Kenyon, L. (2011). Axillary or Forearm Crutches; Comparing Postural Sway in Single Limb Stance and Perceptions of Safety. Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy, 2(2), 72-76.


Cathy Harro

Cathy C Harro, PT, DPT, MS, NCS

Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Department
Board-Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist

Office Address: 268 CHS
Email: harroc@gvsu.edu

Education
Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Arcadia University, Glenside PA, 2017
B.S. in Physical Therapy, University of Illinois-Chicago, 1980
M.S. in Neuromuscular Physical Therapy, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1986

Research Interests
Balance and Gait Evaluation in Individuals with Neurologic Conditions
Balance and Gait Interventions in persons with Parkinson’s disease, Stroke and Brain Injury
Vestibular Examination, Differential Diagnosis, and Interventions
NeuroCom Force Platform System for Diagnosing Balance and Movement Dysfunction

Current Projects
Reliability and Validity of Force Platform Measures of Balance Impairment in Persons with Parkinson’s disease and Healthy Adults
Comparison of Balance Measures on NeuroCom Force Platform System in Persons with Parkinson’s disease and Healthy Adults

Representative Publications
Harro CC, Conley K, Garascia C, Shefferly A. Reliability and Validity of the Rapid Step Up Test in Individuals with Parkinson’s disease and Healthy Adults. J Neuro Phys Ther 2016; 40: 52.

Harro CC, Marquis A, Piper N, Burdis C. Reliability and Validity of Force Platform Measures of Balance Impairment in Individuals With Parkinson's Disease. Phys Ther; Dec-2016.  DOI: 10.2522/ptj.20160099 Published July 14, 2016

Harro CC, Shoemaker MJ, Frey, O, Gamble AC, Harring, KB, Karl KL, McDonald, JD, Murray, CJ, VanDyke JM Tomassi EM, VanHaitsma RJ.  The effects of speed-dependent treadmill training and rhythmic auditory-cued overground walking on gait function and fall risk in individuals with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease: A randomized controlled trial.  Neurorehabilitation  2014; 34: 557-572

Harro CC, Shoemaker MJ, Frey, O, Gamble AC, Harring, KB, Karl KL, McDonald, JD, Murray, CJ, VanDyke JM Tomassi EM, VanHaitsma RJ.  The effects of speed-dependent treadmill training and rhythmic auditory-cued overground walking on balance function, fall incidence and quality of life in individuals with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease: A randomized controlled trial.  Neurorehabilitation 2014; 34: 541-556

Gorman SL, Harro CC, Platko C, Greenwald C. Examining the Function In Sitting Test for Validity, Responsiveness, and Minimal Clinically Important Difference in Inpatient Rehabilitation.  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014; 95: 2304-2011

Harro CC, Chapin M, Bontregar K, Campbell SC.  Effects of Botulinum Toxin injections into the Rectus Femoris muscle on gait function in stiff knee gait following brain injury or stroke.  J Neuro Phys Ther 2014; 39 (1 ): 75


Barbara Hoogenboom

Barbara Hoogenboom, PT, EdD, SCS, ATC

Professor and Associate Chair, Physical Therapy Department

Office Address: 266 CHS
Email: hoogenbb@gvsu.edu

Education
B.S Biology, Calvin College, 1983
Certificate Physical Therapy, Cleveland State University, 1985
MHS Health Sciences, Grand Valley State University, 1997
EdD Educational Leadership, Eastern Michigan University, 2005

Research Interests
Functional movement analysis
Gait biomechanics
Dynamic posturography (Neurocom)
Isokinetic testing (Biodex)

Current Projects
Two-Dimensional Video Analysis of the Effects of TheraBand CLX Neuromuscular 
Exercises on the Overhead Deep Squat
3D Kinematic and Kinetic Analysis of the Overhead Deep Squat
The Effect on Gait, Overhead Squat, and Spinal Mobility of Long Spinal Constructs 
and Pelvic Fixation for Spinal Deformity Correction


Representative Publications
Hoogenboom B, Huyser A, Stinson A, Suter M. [Abstract] Two-Dimensional Video Analysis of the Effects of TheraBand Neuromuscular Exercises on the Overhead Deep Squat.  J Perf Health. 2016;1(1):12. 

Gulgin H, Hoogenboom B. The Functional Movement Screening (FMS) ™: An Inter-rater reliability study between raters of varied experience. The International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 9(1):14-20, 2014. 

VanGelder LH, Hoogenboom BJ, Alonzo B, Briggs D, Hatzel B. EMG Analysis and Sagittal Plane Kinematics of the Two-Handed and Single-Handed Kettlebell 
Swing: A Descriptive Study. The International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 
10(6): 811-826, 2015

Alderink, G, Hoogenboom, B, Lenz, A, Keniston, N, Krikke, A, Wiersma, B, Prediction of Hip Joint Center Location using Davis and Seidel Methods: Effect on Hip Moments During Gait of Normal Healthy Adults, 21st Gait & Clinical Movement Analysis Society Annual Meeting, May 17-20, 2016, abstract in conference Proceedings


Lisa Kenyon

Lisa K. Kenyon PT, DPT, PhD, PCS

Associate Professor

Office Address: 548 CHS
Email: kenyonli@gvsu.edu

Education
B.S. Physical Therapy, University of Vermont, 1987
M.H.S. Pediatric Neurologic Physical Therapy, University of Indianapolis, 1998
Ph.D. Physical Therapy, Nova Southeastern University, 2010
D.P.T. Doctor of Physical Therapy, Nova Southeastern University, 2014

Research Interests
Pediatric power mobility 
Pediatric seating and mobility 
Pediatric clinical education 
Clinical reasoning 

Current Projects
Use of electroencephalogram (EEG) to explore the impact of power mobility training in children
Manual wheelchair skills in children with spina bifida 
Power mobility training and use for children with multiple, severe disabilities
Power mobility: Perspectives of pediatric occupational and physical therapists in the United States and Canada
How does a child learn to use a power mobility device? A qualitative study 

Representative Publications
Kenyon LK, Farris J, Aldrich N, Rhodes S. Does power mobility training impact a child’s mastery motivation and spectrum of EEG activity? An exploratory project. Disabil Rehabil: Assist Technol. In Press.

Kenyon LK, Hostnik L, PT, McElroy R, Peterson C, Farris JP. Power mobility training methods for children: a critical review. Pediatr Phys Ther.  In Press. Anticipated Publication date: 2018.

Kenyon LK, Farris JP, Cain B, King E, VandenBerg A. Development and content validation of the Power Mobility Training Tool. Disabil Rehabil: Assist Technol. In Press.

Kenyon LK, Farris JF, Gallagher C, Webster L, Hammond L, Aldrich A.  Power mobility training for young children with multiple, severe impairments:  a case series.  Phys Occup Ther Pediatr.  2017;37(1):19-34.

Kenyon LK, Farris JP, Gallagher CA, Hammond L, Webster LM, Aldrich NJ.  Power mobility training for young children with multiple, severe impairments: a case series. Pediatr Phys Ther.  2015;27(4):E9. 

Kenyon LK, Farris JF, Brockway K, Hannum N, Proctor K.  Promoting self-exploration and function through an individualized power mobility training program:  a case report. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2015;27(2):200-206.  

Kenyon LK, Farris JP.  Engineering hope: enhancing quality of life through design education.  Proceedings from the 2015 American Society of Engineering Educators Annual Conference & Exposition.  Paper ID #11546.  

Kenyon LK, Farris J, Cain B, King EL, VandenBerg A.  Development of a tool to aid clinicians in creating power mobility interventions.   Pediatr Phys Ther. 2015;27(1):E33-E34.

Kenyon LK, Ripmaster  C, Farris J, Hannum N, Proctor K, Roberts K, Briggs L, Cain B, King E, VandenBerg A, Peck J.  Em-powering children for movement exploration and success: a case series.  Pediatr Phys Ther.  2014;26(1):129.

Kenyon LK, Farris JP, Hoque MH, Radhakrishnan V Schutte K, Sunny N, Proctor K, Ripmaster C.   Enhancing mobility and exploration in young children with motor delays.  Pediatr Phys Ther.  2013;25(4):480.

Kenyon LK, Brooks S, Rustem K, Semelbauer A, Baker B, Ashby BM.  The impact of a visual target on children’s limits of stability in sitting:  a pilot study.  January 24, 2013. Pediatr Phys Ther.  2013;25(1):107-108.

Rustem K, Ripmaster C, Peck J, Farris J, Kenyon LK:  Moving with Power. http://apps.apta.org/custom/abstracts/pt2012/AbsAuthIndex.cfm. 



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